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A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD / A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE
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 five 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
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!