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The Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101
626-356-7529
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 346 members
Review from Carlos Alberto
Red Velvet 449 events 188 reviews

This is without a doubt the best show in town right now. From the moment it starts and you see the professional staging and perfectly choreographed dance you know that you have just hit theater gold. The costumes, the dancing, the music, as...continued

reviewed Jun 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from B.P.
Red Velvet 693 events 155 reviews

Dance, talent and direction were very good. Thought music and especially lyrics were average.

reviewed Jun 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Mark Farber
Red Velvet 262 events 120 reviews

Choreography, a nice set, colorful costumes and a talented cast does not a musical make. You still need a good script, and tuneful songs well integrated into the action...... all of which were were lacking indeed.

reviewed Jul 03 2011 report as inappropriate
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This heartwarming family musical features a book by Tony Award-nominee William F. Brown (Broadway’s The Wiz – Winner of Seven Tony Awards), music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winner Tena Clark (Natalie Cole’s Still Unforgettable), and music by Gary Prim (songwriter for Dionne Warwick and CeCe Winans). Golden Globe and multi-Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen (Broadway and the West Ends’ Cat on A Hot Tin Roof – 2010 Olivier Award for Best Revival of a Play and TV’s Fame) is set to direct and choreograph the new musical.

American Idol finalist Tamyra Gray will play the role of Della.

Twist – An American Musical is a timely adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic with a contemporary score, set in New Orleans on the eve of the Great Depression. TWIST tells the story of a young orphan boy born of a courageous white mother and an incredibly talented black father, who navigates the colorful and sometimes rough waters of street life and racial intolerance in his quest to find his family and to find love.

The score for Twist features the musical pulse of New Orleans in the 1920s and is highlighted by a tapestry of soaring ballads, hot jazz, blues, gospel and tap-infused dance numbers that will take audiences along this magical journey.

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