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VOL. 24 - NO. 45
DEC 8 - 15, 2019
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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents a Rollicking Musical Journey - "Mark Twain's River of Song"

Oct 04, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of "Mark Twain’s River of Song." Charting a journey down the Mississippi River, this rousing new musical shares the humorous and heartwarming stories of one of its most famous chroniclers, Mark Twain. Developed by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, this rollicking adventure features guitars, banjos, and harmonicas in a music-filled voyage that will have audiences tapping their toes. Directed by Randal Myler, "Mark Twain’s River of Song" is currently performing through October 27, 2019 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (500 Castro Street) in Mountain View, CA.

Featuring soaring spirituals and foot-stomping folk tunes, including 'Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,' 'Follow the Drinking Gourd,' and 'Deep River Blues,' "Mark Twain’s River of Song" received its world premiere in 2019 at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. Broadway World called the spirit-raising musical revue, “Infectious, moving and merry!” and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel deemed it “A quintessentially American, homespun delight.”

 

TheatreWorks has assembled a stellar cast for this production. Bay Area Stage veteran Dan Hiatt stars as the master storyteller himself, Mark Twain. Along with performing at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, he has also performed at American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Festival, Marin Theatre Company, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Pasadena Playhouse. 

 

The talented ensemble of "Mark Twain’s River of Song" features Valisia LeKae, Chic Street Man, Tony Marcus, Rondrell McCormick, and Dan Wheetman. 

For tickets ($30-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.

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Photo caption: Mark Twain (Dan Hiatt) recalls his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River in “Mark Twain’s River of Song,” presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, currently playing through October 27, 2019 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. (Photo Credit: Kevin Berne)


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