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11 Star Starred
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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4.7 / 5 Rated by 6 members
Review from Michael Yampolsky
Red Velvet 258 events 73 reviews

An unusually packed house for this inaugural in a series of staged readings from Musical Theater West. I enjoyed this a LOT more than their bloated 1776 a few months ago, especially with the strong performance of Michael G. Hawkins as Ben...continued

reviewed Aug 15 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from John Richard Petersen
14 events 12 reviews

A Fabulous Start to a New Tradition for Musical Theatre West - bringing rarely staged Musical Theatre works to our local audiences via Staged Readings!

reviewed Aug 15 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from LASprite
9 events 7 reviews

Delightful! Excellent leads, evocative staging, good songs well-delivered and (most) well-articulated.

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This rarely-seen gem of a musical follows one of America’s Founding Fathers as he travels to France to secure the King’s support in the Colonies’ war against Britain.

This show (with two songs ghost-written by Jerry Herman) was Robert Preston’s first star vehicle following his triumph in The Music Man and is a charming period piece.

Staged readings are performed with script in hand using minimal staging and choreography. Limited props and costume pieces are used, allowing the imaginations of the audience to take over. Staged readings are the perfect way for audiences to enjoy a show from yesterday or be introduced to a new piece of musical theatre.

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