"One-Man Living Cartoon Factory" Ennio Marchetto in Ennio
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The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This musical comedy follows six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. The hilariously catchy songs capture teenage troubles at their worst from "Woe Is Me" to "My Unfortunate Erection (Chip's Lament)." And the contest teaches the valuable lesson that winning isn't the only definition of success. With music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tony Awards in its original run, winning for Best Book. Learn More
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Quotes & Highlights
- “...an absolute hoot” --<em>The New York Times </em>
- "...a hilarious parade of delights and surprises." --<em>San Francisco Examiner</em>
- "Ennio is electric, eclectic shocker. Breezy, Campy, Fun." --<em>San Jose Mercury News</em>
The internationally acclaimed “One-Man Living Cartoon Factory,” Ennio Marchetto, makes his first D.C. appearance with Ennio, a hilarious romp through American pop culture. Working with a rollicking soundtrack of our favorite divas’ greatest hits and a startling array of paper cutout costumes, Ennio has audiences on their feet cheering as he blazes his goony trail through a blizzard of pop icons--from his unforgettable send-up of Celine Dion’s titanic hit to the heartfelt spoofs of Dolly Parton, Cher, Placido Domingo, Stevie Wonder and Elvis.
About the Artist
Ennio Marchetto is a world-renowned, award-winning comedian who has created his own theatrical language mixing mime, dance, music and quick-change costumes made out of cardboard and paper. In 18 years, Ennio has performed in more than 70 countries for more than a million people. His show has received numerous awards and international critical acclaim. For his off-Broadway run in 1999, Ennio was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. Shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles followed. In L.A., the show won the Garland award.
About the Ticket Supplier: Arena Stage
Arena Stage today stands as a flagship American theater. Arena Stage was one of the first not-for-profit theaters in the United States, as well as a pioneer of the regional theater movement. It was the first regional theater to transfer a production to Broadway, the first invited by the U.S. State Department to tour behind the Iron Curtain, and the first to receive a Tony Award. Taking a leadership role in extending theater’s horizons, Arena Stage has implemented groundbreaking policies and programs, promoting diversity in all aspects of theater, from theatergoing to production.
The Arena Stage legacy of world-class productions includes vast epics, charged dramas, rousing musicals, and probing profiles. From the monumental to the developmental, Arena Stage has helped build the canon of American theater. While they produce American classics, Arena Stage premieres new American plays and supported works in progress. They’ve nurtured artistic growth and engaged the community, broadening and intensifying the theatrical experience for one and all. And yet, in spite of it all, in their second half-century they see themselves as more fresh, restless and dynamic than ever.