An original musical satire that pokes fun at Hollywood while providing an informal look at the film industry's history and greatest stars is coming to the Stella Adler Theatre on June l, 2001. There's No Place Like Hollywood is directed by Rick Sparks and was written by Dan Berkowitz and Shirley Hillard, with music and lyrics by Wayne Moore. Musical director is Broadway's Robert Brandzel.
When an L.A. earthquake knocks wannabe star Dorothy Higgins out while she's gazing at footprints in front of Mann's Chinese Theatre, she's whisked back in time and finds herself in the middle of Hollywood's Golden Era —and on the verge of stardom.
Dorothy's journey through the land of make-believe snaps up 100 years of Hollywood's history and puts her face to face with such legends as Charlie Chaplin, Mae West, Bette Davis, Douglas Fairbanks, Marilyn Monroe and Carmen Miranda, to name a few.
The show features 18 musical numbers, including fantasy duets by Barbra Streisand and Cher, and James Dean and Marilyn Monroe. There is also a Busby Berkeley number with Fred Astaire, a sci-fi spoof and a takeoff on Elvis Presley.
Stella Adler Theatre is located at 6773 Hollywood Blvd. For tickets and information call (323) 930-9304 or visit www.noplacelikehollywood.com — By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent