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Book and Lyrics by Dick Vosburgh
Music by Frank Lazarus

Direction by Patrick Klein

Music Direction by Katie Coleman

Choreography by Lee Ann Payne

Who better to shake those winter blues than the Marx Brothers! Two one-act musicals provide a “double feature” as hilarious as any presented in Hollywood’s heyday. The first act, A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD, takes us to the lobby of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in the 1930s where the ushers sing a musical tribute to the screen stars and productions of that magical era – including a musical homage to film clichés and a tap salute to the 1930 Production Code governing on-screen “naughtiness.” The second act, A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE, sweeps us away to Russia for a madcap musical featuring all the usual loony Marx Brothers suspects. Nominated for nine Tony Awards, this rollicking, innovative two-musicals-in-one is a guaranteed toe-tapping, belly-laughing delight.



"A night of magic."

- The New York Post



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Performance dates: January 21 - February 5, 2017 (preview January 20)

Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm


Ticket Prices: $25-55 (Discounts for Seniors, Educators, Patrons under 30, and Military available for all performances except Preview Night)


Age recommendation: Appropriate for ages 11 and up.


Approximate running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.


All performances are held at the:

Lucie Stern Theater

1305 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto, CA 93401

In cooperation with the City of Palo Alto, Community Services Department, Division of Arts and Sciences


For more information including details about parking, wheelchair access, and listening devices, visit our Plan Your Visit page or call 650-329-0891. To purchase 2016-17 season tickets, scroll down the the bottom of the page.




Opening Night AfterGlow Party

Saturday, January 21

Enjoy a post-show reception with drinks and appetizers while meeting the cast, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for that evening’s performance.  



Post-Show Talkback Series

Thursday, January 26 and Thursday, February 2

Enjoy our Talkback series with Artistic Director/Show Director Patrick Klein and members of the cast following the performances, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for any performance during the run.





MRS. PAVLENKO, a Rich Widow - Sarah Cook

CARLO, her Italian Footman - Mohamed Ismail

GINO, her Gardener - Patty Reinhart

SERGE B. SAMOVAR, a Moscow Lawyer - Andrew Ceglio

NINA, Mrs. Pavlenko’s Daughter - Jessica Ellithorpe

CONSTANTINE, a Coachman - Andrew Kracht

MASHA, the Maid - Michelle Skinner

SASCHA, a Manservant - Michael Saenz




Director: Patrick Klein
Music Director: Katie Coleman
Choreographer: Lee Ann Payne

Scenic Designer: Patrick Klein

Costume Designer: Pat Tyler

Lighting Designer: Ed Hunter
Stage Manager: Aya Matsutomo

Artistic Director: Patrick Klein




TERMS AND CONDITIONS Show times are at 7:30pm on Thursdays, 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm on Sundays. For ticket services, please call 650-329-0891. All sales are final; there are no exchanges or refunds. However, season subscribers are able to exchange at no charge. Ask our box office how you can become a season subscriber, and enjoy special perks like exchanges and discounted tickets. Will call ticket information: Tickets are available for pickup at the box office will call window one (1) hour prior to show time. U.S. mail ticket information: If requested, tickets are mailed via the U.S. Post Office First Class mail no later than seven (7) days prior to the show date. Palo Alto Players has two (2) price levels on the seating chart: PRIME and VALUE. If you have accessible seating needs or simply need assistance, please call our box office at (650) 329-0891. Thank you! Enjoy the show!