Off Broadway Openings - July 25, 2011-July 31, 2011July 25, 2011 - by City Guide News Desk
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The Mad Show - Part of York’s 2011 Musicals in Mufti Concert Series, The Mad Show is a comic review filled with songs, sketches and the irreverent humor in the style of MAD Magazine. The show features the song, “The Boy From…” written by Stephen Sondheim as Esteban Rio Nido.
Million Dollar Quartet - Inspired by the famed impromptu 1956 recording session that brought together four of the most legendary figures in rock n’ roll -- Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley -- and featuring a treasure trove of iconic hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line” & “Whole Lotta’ Shakin’ Goin’ On.”
Olive and the Bitter Herbs - In playwright Charles Busch's new comedy, actress Olive Fisher sees a ghost in her mirror, but that's the least of her problems. Her radiator's broken, the couple next door stinks up her apartment with exotic cheeses, and the highlight of her long career was a sausage commercial in the '80s. While she's not the most popular tenant, her neighbors invite themselves over and she finds herself hosting a Passover Seder. But are Olive's guests there to see her or the mysterious man in her mirror?
Soldier's Song - In Soldier's Song, the poor but handsome and talented Jose is an aspiring singer/songwriter performing at a nightclub in Puerto Rico when he meets the elegant and wealthy Erica. They fall in love and continue an incredible four-month love affair until Jose is sent off to serve in Iraq. Before he goes, Erica promises, in a song, that she will wait for him "As Long As It Takes."
Traces - If the world ended tomorrow, what would you leave behind? In this acclaimed show by the Montreal-based troupe 7 Fingers, the human body is pushed to its limits as a group of friends leave their mark in a run-down warehouse through acrobatics, music, and dance. Fusing the traditions of circus with the energy of street performance, Traces is an explosive display of raw emotion and physicality in an intimate urban setting. When it counts, will you leave it all on the stage?