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Joint Forces Journal

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VOL. 24 - NO. 32
AUG 18 - 25, 2019
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OAKLAND, CA 94661-0283

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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Madcap Musical “Bullets Over Broadway The Musical” Is a Classic Comedy with a Bang!

Mar 07, 2019
by Evan Almdale
The Lohman Theater stage at Foothill College (12345 El Monte Rd.) in Los Altos Hills, CA. turns electric with the musical production of “Bullets Over Broadway,” currently performing through March 17. This version of Woody Allen’s Tony-award nominated play is a grand tribute to the glorious music and dance of the 1920s and includes such songs as Runnin’ Wild, There’s a New Day Comin’, Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You…and many more.

There's a ton of talent onstage in “Bullets Over Broadway,” evident in the leggy chorines who ignite into explosive dance routines, the gifted cast, the sparkling design elements and the true razzle-dazzle of director Milissa Carey and choreographer Claire Alexander’s brilliant production.

The play tells the story of a down-on-his luck playwright (Adam Cotugno) who is about to get his big break. There’s only one hitch: the mobster (Steve Repetti) who agrees to be the financial backer demands that his talentless girlfriend, Olive (Jocelyn Pickett) gets a lead role. What could go wrong? Well for starters bring in an aging diva (played to perfection by Carla Befera), who is supposed to give status to the play, a mobster/writer (kudos to Nick Mandracchia) as Olive’s guard, and the playwright’s long-suffering girlfriend (the very talented Allie Townsend). Much hilarity ensues!

From the gangsters' pinstripes, hats and spats to the showgirls' playful stage outfits to the shimmering gowns, the costumes are stunning, as are the lavish vintage show-biz set designs. Kudos also go to Louis Lagalante, who provides the musical direction.

Run time is approximately 140 minutes with one 15-minute intermission. The audience loved this production and so did I… and so will you! For tickets or more information please phone (650) 949-7360 or visit


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