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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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!
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If you like Stephen Schwartz's music, this whirlwind tour through nearly 40 years of his work (from "Godspell" through "Wicked") will delight you. My half-price tickets were way up in the back, but sightlines and sound were excellent, so this was...continued
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.
About the Ticket Supplier: Broadway By The BayBroadway By The Bay, the largest theatre company on the Peninsula, has won numerous awards, including over 45 Theatre Critics Circle Awards, and has garnered acclaim throughout the San Francisco Bay Area as a destination for professional-quality musical theatre. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Brooke Knight and Executive Director Jim Gardia, Broadway By The Bay produces three full-scale musicals and one intimate composer/lyricist series each season.
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