Joe Dziemianowicz of the NY Daily News called the show, “Riotous, biting and brilliant! WCBS’ Jim Taylor dubbed it “The funniest 100 minutes onstage today!” With all the bad and depressing headlines in the current news, we are certainly all ready for a good laugh. Enter “Forbidden Broadway”.
Gerard Alessandrini’s madly inventive Forbidden Broadway will open the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Spotlight Series on Thursday October 1 – 4 with four performances of a special adaptation of their recent hit, Forbidden Broadway Alive and Kicking!
Each year, parody master Alessandrini updates his scathing homage to Broadway’s biggest shows and brightest stars. Now celebrating its triumphant 33rd year, the 2015 edition features its own greatest hits, including The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys, Wicked, Chicago, as well as classic such as Into the Woods, and Mamma Mia!
Staged in the intimate Samueli Theater the stellar cast includes members of the Tony Award winning New York Company as well as the shows veterans and Orange County’s own Trisha Rapier who is going on her 12th year of starring in the show.
With outrageous costumes, hilarious rewrites of Broadway hits, this sidesplitting sensation that started out as a small cabaret act is sure to leave audiences laughing all the way home.
Leatherby’s Café Rouge in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall will be offering a delicious opening act for a fun evening with a special prix fixe three-course Forbidden Broadway dinner at 5pm Thursday –Saturday and Sunday at 4:30.
The curtain is at 7:30 Thursday – Saturday and 6:30 on Sunday
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