Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti by Pacific Opera Project at Santa Monica Playhouse
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The last date listed for Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti was Friday July 29, 2011 / 10:00pm.
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It's time for fairy tales at the Santa Monica Playhouse, but leave the kids at home. This late-night… 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.