Posts Tagged ‘Tim Rice’

EVITA

A Buenos Aires movie audience’s enjoyment of the latest 1952 film hit is interrupted by an announcement that Eva Perón, “the spiritual leader of the nation, has entered immortality.” There are screams and sobs, movie patrons grab each other for support.

Eva Peron may have just died … again, but her legend lives on as Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre offers its audiences a solid revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s 1979 Broadway smash Evita.
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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

DOMA Theatre Company puts a cutting-edge contemporary spin on Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1970 rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, bringing it into the 21st Century world of cell phones and selfie sticks for one of DOMA’s most spectacular shows to date.
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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

The international phenomenon Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat serves as a terrific vehicle for a talented young cast and an equally terrific showcase for director Jeff Lowe, choreographer Jenny Moon Shaw, and musical director Sarah Weinzetl at the Covina Center For The Performing Arts.
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THE WIZARD OF OZ


The beloved characters of L. Frank Baum, the iconic songs of Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, the musical gifts of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the spectacular creations of a world-class design team, and the contemporary sensibility that has helped make Wicked a blockbuster international smash—all of these combine to give Southland audiences the fabulous hybrid that is the North American Tour of the 2011 London Palladium production of The Wizard Of Oz, now playing at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts.
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EVITA


There’s no place quite like Broadway when it comes to reviving musical theater classics, as the recent national tours of Anything Goes and West Side Story have made abundantly clear. Now, as if further proof were necessary, comes Michael Grandage and Rob Ashford’s spectacular re-envisioning of the 1978 Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice blockbuster Evita, a revival that debuted in London’s West End in 2006 before transferring to Broadway in 2012, where it received three Tony nominations, including Best Revival Of A Musical and Best Choreography.

Southern California audiences now get the chance to see what all the hoopla’s been about as the revival’s First National Tour pays a two-week visit to Costa Mesa’s Segerstrom Center For The Arts.
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