Quilters: Acclaimed Musical About the Bonds of Women at Center Theatre Whittier
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The last date listed for Quilters was Saturday March 5, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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The dangers of workplace romances are explored to both comic and dramatic effect in this revival of the 1954 Tony Award-winning musical. At the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, sparks fly between Sid Sorokin, the new factory superintendent, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a pay increase, setting off a conflict between management and labor, not to mention a battle of the sexes. A true slice-of-'50s-era-life, the still-resonant storyline also boasts a timeless jazzy score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, featuring songs like "Steam Heat," "Hey There" and "Hernando's Hideaway." This ever-popular show won the Tony for Best Revival when it appeared on Broadway in 2006, starring Harry Connick, Jr. 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.