On The Town
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Contemporary slang meets 17th-century farce in The School for Lies. Adapted from Molière's The Misanthrope, playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) transforms Molière's classic into a modern satire told entirely through verse. The result is a delightfully incongruous comedy of manners that lets you peer inside the Parisian salon of Celimene, a young widow with a sharp tongue and plenty of suitors. Teresa Thuman and Ken Michels co-direct this Center Theatre production, in which a saucy siren finally meets her misanthropic match. Learn More
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Featured review from Ruth KaufmanRed Velvet
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We enjoyed the show, the acting and dancing were excellent...but I found the show to be TOOO long ! (The first act alone is 1 1/2 hours) It seems as if they stretched out the night club scenes forever! However, it is a fun night at the theater and a look back at what was popular in 1944.
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The acting was superb- we've long been fans of Greg Allen, and it was fun to see him again. The lead sailor had a great voice. For my tastes, the dance scenes went on a little long, and some of the choreography was over the top, but the sets and...continued
On The Town
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Based on an idea by *Jerome Robbins
**"New York, New York… It’s a helluva town!"
Paint the Big Apple red with three sailors as they try to cram a lifetime of romance and excitement into a day-long adventure in the city that never sleeps! Inspired by Jerome Robbins’ ballet Fancy Free, this is a madcap musical valentine to New York City and a delightful musical treat from the composer of West Side Story and the writers of Singin’ In The Rain. Start spreadin’ the news – this is one helluva show!
Featuring the songs “New York, New York,” “Some Other Time,” and “I Can Cook Too.”**