The final curtain falls on the oldest american musical

Le rideau final tombe sur la plus ancienne comédie musicale américaine

The colourful spectacle taking to politics and pop culture should not be displayed for a period of six weeks. A word-of-mouth is effective in the has transformed the experience par excellence to live in San Francisco.

December 21, 2019 19h42

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The final curtain falls on the oldest american musical

Haven Daley

The Associated Press

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SAN FRANCISCO — When you think of the musicals that have been more a long time at the poster, titles such as “The Lion King” or “Chicago” come quickly to mind.

But there is a small production in San Francisco that has become a must for tourists and the local population since more than 45 years.

And soon, the final curtain will fall on “Beach Blanket Babylon”.

Played since 1974 on a scene of San Francisco, the ultimate presentation of the play will take place on January 1, at Club Fugazi.

“It’s going to be bitter-sweet, provides one of the performers of long-standing, Curt Branom. We will pass all on to something else, but we all know what a magical place this has been for all of us.”

The colourful spectacle taking to politics and pop culture should not be displayed for a period of six weeks. A word-of-mouth is effective in the has transformed the experience par excellence to live in San Francisco.

“Beach Blanket Babylon” has since been played more than 17,000 times in front of 6.5 million people, including queen Elizabeth II, prince Charles, David Bowie and Robin Williams.

The plot follows the adventures of Snow White searching for her prince charming. Along the way, she met various political and artistic personalities that have changed over the years. Among the personages of recent date, we find Donald and Melania Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Vladimir Putin, Bernie Sanders and Oprah Winfrey.

Producer Jo Schuman Silver says that it does not put an end to the adventure for financial reasons. She wanted this to end on a good note.

The actors and the entire technical team, several of whom have worked on the piece for several decades, say that the upcoming shows will necessarily be moving.

The stage manager John Camajani, to the employment of the musical since 1979, mentions that his wife will be there on the occasion of the final.

“She will cry, and we incapabilities all because it is the end of time,” he said.

Think of “Phantom of the Opera”, created in 1988 and who has not left the shows of Broadway since that time, will become the oldest generation in the United States.

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