Smile, a Revue About Chaplin, Playing in Amsterdam

News   Smile, a Revue About Chaplin, Playing in Amsterdam
 
There's a new musical revue about film icon Charlie Chaplin that's been playing in Amsterdam since Jan. 21, according to a report by the Associated Press.

There's a new musical revue about film icon Charlie Chaplin that's been playing in Amsterdam since Jan. 21, according to a report by the Associated Press.

The revue, Smile, is produced by Chaplin's son Eugene and takes its name from the hit song from Chaplin's 1952 film, Limelight, which won an Academy Award for Best Score in 1972 (the year that it was first screened in L.A. and thus first eligible for Oscar consideration).

Eugene Chaplin -- the fifth child of Chaplin and his fourth wife, Oona O'Neill (daughter of playwright Eugene) -- is the show's producer and onstage narrator who interweaves an at-times painfully honest narrative with film footage, still images and fragments of songs from Chaplin's scores for such films as City Lights, The Gold Rush and The Great Dictator.

The revue's dance sequences are performed by Caroline O'Connor and Mark Adams, both veterans of West End shows.

The idea for Smile came from veteran Dutch composer and arranger Koos Mark. -- By Rebecca Paller

Today’s Most Popular News: