Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti by Pacific Opera Project at Santa Monica Playhouse
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A disillusioned baby boomer attempts to recapture and re-inspire the rebellious spirit of the 1960s in this one-man comedy written and performed by longtime morning talk-show host and stand-up comic Richard Stockton. Filled with original music, wry personal anecdotes and vintage videos, this entertaining journey back through the '50s, '60s and '70s traces his generation's long, strange trip, going "from hi-fi to wi-fi" and beyond, as well as tracking the era's influence on the pop culture and political landscape of today. Learn More
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I did not care for the music of Trouble in Tahiti; however the singers/actors were teriffic and I am looking forward to the Pacific Opera events coming up in September. The Pacific Opera company does a great job. I loved the preview they did of West Side Story prior to the performance of Trouble in Tahiti. What fun.
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Don't come expecting West Side Story. This unknown Bernstein mini-opera is a brilliant musical adventure and it was a treat to see it reenacted by a troupe Bernstein himself would acknowledge as worthy of his engaging music and lyrics.The fill in...continued
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See cast bios at the Pacific Opera Project website.
Pacific Opera Project presents a drama straight from the ‘50s by the composer of _West Side Story. Trouble in Tahiti _presents a day in the life of Sam and Dinah, an everycouple who live in a little white house in Anytown, USA. Their seemingly wonderful life — real solid silver, wine in the soup, two-door sedan and convertible coupe — hides the real truth of Sam’s egomania, Dinah’s depression, and the seething contempt in their relationship. there’s lots of “trouble” and a little “Tahiti.” Bernstein, who wrote the lyrics and the music, masterfully weaves a score filled with both laughter and heartfelt emotion.
Experience fabulous costumes, dancing, and an intimate cast of five incredibly talented artists. A pre-show revue of Bernstein’s most popular Broadway melodies will get each performance started before the main act.