Youth Repertory Theatre: As Thousands Cheer
August 2-5, 2012 | Buy Tickets
This season, the 2012 Youth Repertory Theatre’s work will culminate in public performances of the 1933 musical by Moss Hart & Irving Berlin, As Thousands Cheer. Considered a masterpiece of that specialized genre known as the topical revue, As Thousands Cheer is the Depression era version of Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show.
Moss Hart's sketches are sharp, witty and hilarious and Irving Berlin's songs range from wry to satiric to poignant. Their inspiration? The newspaper headlines of the day, from affairs to society photos and advice to the lovelorn; even comic strips and the weather report were fair game! The show premiered on Broadway and ran for over 400 performances. As Thousands Cheer inspired some of Harts best solo work as a comedy writer and afforded Berlin the opportunity to pen some of the greatest musical gems, including Easter Parade and Heat Wave
Youth Rep, now in its 13th year, is a five-week intensive training program for students interested in a career in performance and/or design & technical theatre. We offer the serious student comprehensive, hands-on training through a rigorous class schedule that combines master classes in the form of lectures and labs along with a structured rehearsal period and performance experiences.
The Youth Repertory Theatre program is the only professional training program for student actors and technicians in the Pikes Peak Region.
PERFORMANCES (download the program)
Thur-Sat, Aug. 2-4 | 7p
Sun, Aug. 5 | 2p
TICKETS: $10 | $5 for children ages 12 and under
BUY ONLINE or call the Box Office at 710.634.5583.