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835 Star Starred
The Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101
626-356-7529
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"Twist - An American Musical"
346 ratings
4.5 average rating
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443 events
182 reviews
96 stars
attended Jun 18 2011

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

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jedewards@gmail.com Red Velvet
72 events
26 reviews
28 stars
attended Jul 10 2011

Terrific dancing, sets, and lighting. The show itself was mediocre at best.

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NHWWC, LLC dba KMP Artists
14 events
3 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 14 2011

Great dancing, good cast...not so sure about the direction or the book.

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Description

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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