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San Mateo Performing Arts Center
600 North Delaware St San Mateo, CA 94401
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"Show Boat"
34 ratings
4.2 average rating
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160 events
97 reviews
10 stars
attended Apr 21 2007

Broadway Quality Production. Great voices, very well done.

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35 reviews
48 stars
attended Apr 06 2007

Cheesy musical but entertaining nonetheless. Again, seats were too far away.

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23 reviews
23 stars
attended Apr 13 2007

Showboat was a spectacular show. One would have thought to be seated at a Broadway show. The actors/singers and screen sets were first rate. I

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Show Boat covers one of the most dramatic eras in American history, from Reconstruction to the Roaring ‘20s. Against this panorama unfolds a saga of romance, racial tension and family survival with one of the greatest scores ever written. Songs include “Old Man River,” "Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man" and “Bill.”

This is Broadway by the Bay’s premiere production of the Hal Prince version of this classic and the show’s 80th anniversary. Show Boat is a valentine to America and show business!

Music by Jerome Kern

Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber    

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