Monday, January 23, 2017

"A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine"

A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine
Dick Vosburgh (Book & Lyrics); Frank Lazarus (Music)
Palo Alto Players

Andrew Ceglio, Patty Reinhart & Mohamed Ismail

Calling all lovers of the Marx Brothers.  Maker you way to Palo Alto Players for an uproariously ridiculous riot of A Night in the Ukraine, but beware.  Those masters of bad puns, groaner one-liners, and well-known physical tricks and ploys are not going to show up until after intermission.  First comes a separate review of music celebrating the movies of the 1920s and '30s entitled A Day in Hollywood, an act that does not measure up to what is to come in later in the second but one that the Marx farce as produced by Palo Alto Players makes enduring worthwhile. 

For my full review, please follow the link to Talkin' Broadway:

Rating: 3 E

A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine continues through February 5, 2017 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.  Tickets for the Palo Alto Players production are available at or by calling 650-329-0891.

Photo Credit: Joyce Goldschmidt

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