The Complete World of Sports (abridged): Father's Day Fun from Reduced Shakespeare Company
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Gypsy isn't just good, The New York Times admitted it "may be the greatest of all American musicals." And Mama Rose wouldn't have it any other way. Only a musical as epic as Gypsy could capture the real-life Rose, the ultimate stage mom, who groomed her two daughters to be vaudeville stars ... only to see one of them leave it all behind to become a burlesque sensation. With a book by Arthur Laurents (West Side Story), music by Jule Styne (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Funny Girl) and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods), the multiple Tony Award winner is the very definition of a "must-see" musical. Enjoy crowd-pleasing classics like "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You," "You Gotta Get a Gimmick" and the show-stopping "Rose's Turn" during this dynamic production directed by Kim Saunders at Sunnyvale Theatre. Learn More
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Featured review from jim rauh
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My wife liked it better than I did (I would give it three stars, for her four stars). Regardless, the RCS is an always entertaining/spirited group of performers. We had previously seen All The Great Books which was outstanding. Can't go wrong with an evening of entertainment with these jokers!! They cover so much ground it is dizzying and we liked the occasional foray into sports history. Since the review options don't allow for halves, as a couple, we'd give it 3 1/2 stars. Would see them again in their other efforts in a heartbeat.
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“The 100-minute show owes as much to the insanity of Monty Python as to the inanity of actual sports programs.” —Boston Globe
Reduced Shakespeare Company’s
The Complete World of Sports (abridged)
by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor
Just in time for Father’s Day comes The Complete World of Sports (abridged). Is bowling really a sport? What about poker or competitive eating? Who invented curling and synchronized swimming and why in the world are they in the Olympics? From the earliest cavemen playing “Neanderthal in the Middle” to your own kid’s soccer practice, the lunacy of sports collides with lunatic wit in a tour-de-farce of physical theatre.