Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of Success

 

May 30 - June 6, 2015

Myrona DeLaney, Director
Andrew Palermo, Choreographer
Daniel Gary Busby, Musical Director/Conductor

Sweet Smell of Success (Music by the late Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Craig Carnelia, Book by John Guare, 2002). In celebration of the life of the late American music theater composer Marvin Hamlisch, Sweet Smell of Success begins thus: Good Evening, Mr. and Mrs. America. It’s New York, 1952.

Welcome to Broadway, the glamour capital of the universe. The show is based on the 1957 movie of the same name, which tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist named J.J. Hunsecker (a dramatic interpretation of New York columnist Walter Winchell) who uses his power and connections to ruin his sister’s relationship with a man he deems inappropriate. Sweet Smell dapples with the taboo subject of sibling incest, or, at very least sibiling erotic attachment and jealousy. Set against a backdrop of the elegant and glamorous 1950’s New York, various geometric love situations are served up sumptuously in a glorious jazz score that serves to underpin both the longing, the desperation, the deceit and the sweet lovemaking and death for which New York High Society is infamous.

Claire Trevor Theatre

Evenings:  May 30, Jun. 4, 5, 6     8:00 pm
Evening: Jun. 3                            7:30 pm
Matinees: May 31*                         2:00 pm
General  $20 / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff  $18 / UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast.

View Anteater TV's "Behind the Scene's" for Sweet Smell of Success

Complimentary shuttle service is provided for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the shows scheduled above.

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or emailartstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)

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All photos by Paul R. Kennedy

Dates: 
May 30, 2015 - 8:00 pm
May 31, 2015 - 2:00 pm
June 3, 2015 - 7:30 pm
June 4, 2015 - 8:00 pm
June 5, 2015 - 8:00 pm
June 6, 2015 - 8:00 pm