Venue Details

The Colony Theatre
Directly across the street from Ikea, at the corner of 3rd Street and Cypress Avenue 555 North Third Street Burbank, CA 91502
818-558-7000
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 115 members
Review from Annette Mann
Red Velvet 223 events 193 reviews

Absolutely loved it. I've already recommended it to several friends. The script was witty, the singers were great. I especially enjoyed the performance of Alli Mauzey. This was truly a fun experience and I never would have become aware of this...continued

reviewed Oct 19 2006 report as inappropriate
Review from Daniel P Faigin
Red Velvet 154 events 102 reviews

Here's the review I wrote in my journal:

This afternoon, we went to see The Musical of Musicals: The Musical at The Colony Theatre. So, what did I think of the show? Songs, dances, and a story have been triumphantly blended. The Musical of...continued

reviewed Oct 28 2006 report as inappropriate
Review from Arlene Zoren
53 events 22 reviews

For someone who really knows musicals, it was very entertaining. For those who know some of them, it was painful. I know a good many of them, so I understood what was going on. My husband, on the other hand, couldn't wait until we left.

The...continued

reviewed Nov 17 2006 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Real wit, real charm! It’s great fun!” —New York Times
“Charming! Funny! Hits its targets with sophisticated affection!” —New York Magazine
“Witty! Refreshing! Juicily merciless!” —Village Voice

Description

Music by Eric Rockwell

Lyrics by Joanne Bogart

Book by Eric Rockwell & Joanne Bogart

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical about … musicals! In a comic satire of musical theatre genres, one story becomes five musicals, each in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim.

June, an ingenue who can’t pay the rent, is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to her rescue? In an evening of variations on a theme, this basic plot is musicalized the way Rodgers and Hammerstein might have envisioned it, taking place in Kansas in August, complete with a Dream Ballet. The story is then done in the style of Stephen Sondheim, featuring the landlord as a tortured, artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge because they don’t appreciate his art. When presented in the style of Jerry Herman, the story becomes a splashy star vehicle, while the Andrew Lloyd Webber version is a rock musical, with borrowed themes from Puccini. The story is re-told one last time in the style of Kander and Ebb, set in a speakeasy in Chicago . The tone of this evening of satire is loving/irreverent “in a sorry/grateful kind of way.”

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