Sketches - Moss Hart
Music & Lyrics - Irving Berlin
Robert St. John
and featuring Scott Aldredge & Michael Minor
Direction & Choreography - Michael Mohammed
Music Direction - Lauren Mayer
It was the Depression era version of Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show. Moss Hart's sketches were sharp, witty, and hilarious and Irving Berlin's songs ranged from wry to satiric to poignant. Considered a masterpiece of that specialized genre known as the 'topical revue,' As Thousands Cheer originally took its inspiration from the newspaper headlines of the day. Our inspiration comes from tabloid gossip, paparazzi photos, and online dating sites; even comic books and the weather report are fair game! This performance puts Hart's supreme comedy writing into today's context while maintaining some of Berlin's greatest musical gems, such as 'Easter Parade,' Heatwave,' and 'Suppertime.'
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