Quilters: Acclaimed Musical About the Bonds of Women at Center Theatre Whittier
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After dazzling audiences in New York and Boston -- and winning the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical revival -- this exciting new staging of Pippin comes to the Pantages. This updated version of the Broadway classic infuses the production with amazing acrobatics and wondrous magical feats, along with the music and lyrics of Stephen Schwartz, award-winning composer of Wicked and Godspell. With classic songs "Corner of the Sky," "No Time at All," "Magic to Do" and "Extraordinary," and recreated versions of Bob Fosse's original choreography, this sexy and sophisticated version of Pippin tells the story of the son of Charlemagne, leader of the Holy Roman Empire, who goes on a death-defying journey to find meaning in life. He encounters love, sex, war and politics, and must ultimately choose between a life that's ordinary or a flash of singular glory. Learn More
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The show was focussed on the experiences of pioneer women and the importance of quilting in their lives and stories. It was well done and I found the stories easy to relate to, although my husband did not enjoy the play. It is definitely told...continued
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Read more about Quilters co-author and composer Barbara Damashek.
Quilts are more than just lovely blankets made of scraps. Pioneer women, with no money and few outlets for recreation, banded together to sew and socialize. Using the goods at their disposal, they created a form of folk art and sometimes unwittingly, sometimes knowingly, they chronicled their lives in the squares of their quilts. Quilters is a lively look in words, song, dance, and quilts, at what that uniquely American experience was all about. From the plains of Texas to a Soddy in Nebraska, through blizzards and prairie fires, hard times and good, we watch a very special quilt come together. Join us for an evening that will touch and inspire.
About the Ticket Supplier: Whittier Community Theatre
Founded in 1922, the Whittier Community Theatre presents a four-show season in the attractive, refurbished 396-seat Center Theatre, located in the Whittier Community Center. WCT has been in continuous operation since its inception making it the oldest non-profit amateur theatre west of the Mississippi.