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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 3 members
Review from Jane De Lo

Awesome show! Wonderful talent, beautiful voices, the content was powerful, and the headlines projected in the background pulled everything together.

reviewed Nov 21 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Bill Vallely

Universally well sung, and a fascinating look at eighty year old political humor. The most interesting was a piece of Gaundi, treating him as a poser and a fraud.

reviewed Nov 21 2010 report as inappropriate
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Description

Before Saturday Night Live… before Politically Incorrect… before The Daily Show_, there was Irving Berlin and Moss Hart’s As Thousands Cheer_. With sketches and songs based on the newspaper headlines of 1933, this Depression-era comic revue includes some of Irving Berlin’s most recognizable songs (and some forgotten gems you’ll love).

Audiences of the day first heard Heat Wave, Supper Time and Easter Parade from the comfort of their seats at Berlin’s Music Box Theatre on Broadway. Moss Hart’s sketches and Berlin’s songs spoofed celebrities and situations of the day from Aimee Semple McPherson and Herbert Hoover to Josephine Baker and Joan Crawford.

The second show of Musical Theatre West’s Reiner Reading Series, this show is the perfect companion piece to Annie, which is set in 1933 New York.

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