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4102 Star Starred
Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Avenue Arlington, VA 22206
703-820-9771
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2.3 / 5 Rated by 4 members
Review from Leslie

We left at half time. I felt bad for the actors (who were good) who had to deal with such a bad script and horrible music. Set design was lovely.

reviewed Apr 10 2011 report as inappropriate
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Description

Set in 1866, this classic backstage tale follows novice producer William Wheatley as he finds his production in shambles: bruised egos, secret plots, romance, some skimpy costumes, an uncompromising author, and a cast on the verge of revolt. All is complicated when a French ballet troupe is forced to seek refuge in his theatre after a fire erupts in an adjacent theatre. Rather than throw in the towel and count his losses, Wheatley decides to take control and turn lemons into lemonade. Filled with outrageous characters and rich melodies, and reveling in the chaos and camaraderie of the theatre, And the Curtain Rises is a lovely valentine to an unique American art form.

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