Ella Fitzgerald Musical Celebrates the Beloved Jazz Singer
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The last date listed for Ella The Musical was Sunday September 8, 2013 / 2:30pm.
Currently at Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater:
- Full Price:
- $59.00 - $75.00
- Our Price:
- $29.50 - $37.50
A gleeful romp through some of Broadway's most beloved numbers and two exciting world premieres will take center stage as Smuin Ballet closes out its 20th anniversary season with XXcentric. Choreographed by the company's late, great founder Michael Smuin, Dancin' With Gershwin explores the evolution and reinvention of American dance, with a little help from the Great White Way. The world-premiere ballet But now I must rest comes from Smuin choreographer-in-residence Amy Seiwert and draws inspiration from the lush music of Cesária Évora, aka the Queen of Morna. The program's other world-premiere piece, choreographer Val Caniparoli's Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino (everything but the kitchen sink), blends the music of Vivaldi and the company's high-energy athleticism with wit and reflective beauty. Learn More
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As a regular theater-goer, this was absolutely THE BEST show I have seen in YEARS by far, bar none!! I was skeptical that anyone could "scat" the way the brilliant Ella Fitzgerald did, but Yvette Carson was Ella reincarnitated! The entire show was simply joyous from start to finish! While the show isn't large enough for Broadway, it deserves a long, long run off-Broadway and certainly puts to shame so much of the "schlock" that Broadway has produced over the past several years. Who'd have thought that I'd have to travel from SF to the beautiful Lesher Center in little old Walnut Creek to see such a marvelous show. This beats anything I've ever seen in SF. Ever. And the music puts to shame the music I've been listening to my entire life. Boy do the "grey-heads" have it right when it comes to really amazing music. We have lost so much with its passing. What a shame.