Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music Arrangements by Fred Wells
Conceived By Walter Bobbie
Directed by Bruce Saathoff
Vocal Directed by Amber O'Reilly
Choreographed by Marnie Forzetting
Stars Theatre Restaurant
1931 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
July 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, August 5, 6, 7 2021 - Doors at 6 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m.
July 18, 25, 2021 - Doors at 12:30 p.m. Lunch at 1 p.m. Show at 2 p.m.
Dinner + Show: $70
Show Only: $45
Dinner + Show (Student): $50
Show Only (Student): $25
About the Show
Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon conceived by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. Over three decades after the duo's final collaboration, The Sound of Music, took the Great White Way by storm, this new R&H musical opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices as well as earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II may never have imagined "Shall We Dance?" as a comic pas de deux for a towering beauty and her diminutive admirer, nor did they suspect that one day a lovelorn young lad might pose the musical question, "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" But that's precisely the kind of invention lavished upon this new revue, with innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," a swingin' "Honeybun" worthy of the Modernaires, and a jazzy "Kansas City," which leaves no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of R&H remain.
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