And the Curtain Rises : A World Premiere Musical from Signature Theatre
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The last date listed for And the Curtain Rises was Sunday April 10, 2011 / 7:00pm.
Currently at Signature Theatre:
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- $80.00 - $94.00
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You may know Beaches best as a classic big-screen tear-jerker, or you may know it as the bestselling novel upon which the movie was based. Either way, there's exciting news about this tale of two extraordinary women and their long friendship: It's now a live musical co-written by the novel's author, Iris Rainer Dart. Catch the world premiere at Signature Theatre and relive the laughter, adventure and sorrow of outlandish Cee Cee and beautiful, privileged Bertie. Despite their differences, they become childhood friends, and embark on a tumultuous 30-year journey in which they go from pen-pals to roommates to romantic rivals to emotional supporters during life's most meaningful moments. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Armin BondocRed Velvet
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With the exception of a couple of songs and fine orchestra playing, the musical wasn't very good. The leading lady sang flat, the ballet sequences were not very good but having a gigantic girl among the other small dancers was visually jarring, almost ridiculous. Most of the singing was pretty good though (except for the leading lady).
Quotes & Highlights
- <a target="_blank" href="http://www.signature-theatre.org/podcast/podcast_1_kristen.mp3">Listen</a> to a podcast with director Kristin Hanggi.
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.