The Ransom of Red Chief at Sunnyvale Theatre: professional Theatre for Young Audiences
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The last date listed for The Ransom of Red Chief at Sunnyvale Theatre was Saturday November 8, 2008 / 11:00am.
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Gypsy isn't just good, The New York Times admitted it "may be the greatest of all American musicals." And Mama Rose wouldn't have it any other way. Only a musical as epic as Gypsy could capture the real-life Rose, the ultimate stage mom, who groomed her two daughters to be vaudeville stars ... only to see one of them leave it all behind to become a burlesque sensation. With a book by Arthur Laurents (West Side Story), music by Jule Styne (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Funny Girl) and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods), the multiple Tony Award winner is the very definition of a "must-see" musical. Enjoy crowd-pleasing classics like "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You," "You Gotta Get a Gimmick" and the show-stopping "Rose's Turn" during this dynamic production directed by Kim Saunders at Sunnyvale Theatre. Learn More
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“It looked like a good thing…” So begins this uproarious tale of a brilliant scheme gone awry, which captures all the charm and exaggerated comedy of O. Henry’s classic story. Two bungling con men, Bill Driscoll and Sam Porter, in an attempt to quickly garner funds to pull off a land fraud scheme, decide to kidnap a child from
a rural town and demand a large ransom for the child’s return. Their choice of victim, the feisty offspring of a prominent citizen, gives them more than they bargained for! Their “victim”, who assumes the title of “Red Chief”, believes that Bill and Sam’s scheme is actually a camping adventure, and the little captive takes control!
Red Chief christens Bill “Old Hank the Trapper” and renames Sam “Snake-Eye the Spy”. Ready to go into battle at the slightest provocation, Red Chief inflicts terror onto the captors, while they try to communicate their terms to the Dorset family and threaten to send their captive home for acting up! With Red Chief, life goes from bad to worse as the ransom plans undergo unexpected twists and turns! Finally, in response to Bill and Sam’s demands, Red Chief’s family declares that only if the captors pay them $200 will they take the child back! Bill and Sam count out their dollars as they wearily accept defeat at the hands of a nine-year-old, but welcome the opportunity to finally be rid of Red Chief!
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