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University Theatre
off 7th St. Between W Campus Dr and E Campus Dr. on the campus of CSULB 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90840
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 9 members
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Red Velvet 73 events 26 reviews

Loved it. On the way home, I listened to the Original Cast recording and was disappointed to realize that Musical Theatre West's cast was better!

reviewed May 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Albert Watts
740 events 435 reviews

A great opportunity to see this now rarely staged musical courtesy of the excellent Muisic Theater West

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Review from Ira T.
246 events 91 reviews

Did I love the book? NO.
Did I love the score? Yes and No.
Did I love the performance? With a passion. Dan Calloway, Cynthia Ferrer, and Shannon Warne, burdened with scripts in hand, acted, sang, and cavorted around the stage as if they were...continued

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“A gorgeous Sondheim score”—Backstage

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Musical Theatre West’s 2010-11 Reiner Reading Series concludes with Stephen Sondheim’s Anyone Can Whistle. A legendary cult show, thanks to the original cast album, Anyone Can Whistle premiered on Broadway on April 4, 1964 with Lee Remick and Angela Lansbury making their musical theatre debuts. This wacky, intelligent, highly unconventional musical satire points ahead to Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking work in the 1970s even as it keeps a foot firmly rooted in the musical theatre’s “golden age.” Originally running only nine performances, Anyone Can Whistle is the crown jewel of flop musicals, one that is worth revisiting largely due to its incredible score which includes “There Won’t Be Trumpets,” “Everybody Says Don’t” and the title song.

In the musical, Nurse Fay Apple and her wards from the local sanitorium, The Cookie Jar, travel to take the waters from a rock that’s just sprung a leak.  Enter J. Bowden Hapgood, our hero, to stir things up and make us all question the line between sanity and insanity, miracle and human achievement.

KIDZ BOP <em>Best Time Ever</em> Tour <em>Company</em> <em>An Evening of Classic Broadway</em> Paranormal Investigation on the Queen Mary Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey St. Paddy's Trackside Celebration