Defying Gravity: Evening with Wicked Composer Stephen Schwartz and Friends
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The last date listed for Defying Gravity: Stephen Schwartz and Friends was Sunday November 9, 2008 / 5:00pm.
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A heart-rending debut, a crowd-pleasing favorite and an iconic work are the highlights of Smuin Ballet's winter program XXtremes. For the first time ever in Northern California, the company will perform Jiri Kylian's acclaimed Return to a Strange Land, set to music by Czech composer Leos Janacek. Return expresses the journey from loss to hope with rare elegance and astonishing form. Brought back by popular demand, the company will also dance Dear Miss Cline, a buoyant and colorful romp through the music of Patsy Cline. Choreographed by the company's own Amy Seiwert, the piece features 10 Nashville tunes, including the immortal "Walkin' After Midnight." Finally, Smuin Ballet will pay tribute to its late, great founder Michael Smuin by performing his Carmina Burana. Set to the pulse-thumping cantata by Carl Orff, the choreography of Carmina Burana exemplifies the rhythm, speed and syncopation for which Smuin Ballet is beloved. Learn More
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Featured review from Ray Q.
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I'm astounded that this show has not sold out every single performance. It was fantastic. All 4 performers were absolutely brilliant and solidly prepared --- this is Broadway quality in our backyard. They were all gracious enough to sign CDs after the show as well, and I was on a high from this performance all weekend long. This show (and any show with performers of this caliber) should not be missed. Best thing about the Goldstar ticket (the show was worth full price)? - I was in the 6th row, dead center! The performers even said they recognized me from "the front" as the one who was smiling the whole time! I couldn't help it: the concert was fantastic!
This show is a night of musical theater related to the biographical book about the career of Stephen Schwartz, Defying Gravity by Carol de Giere.
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