Published online March 8, 2019

Cheech (Nick Mandracchia) and fellow gangsters (Jacob Gunter, Tim Lynch) go for a drive in “Bullets Over Broadway The Musical,” presented by Foothill Music Theatre February 28 – March 17, 2019 at the Lohman Theatre in Los Altos Hills. Photo Credit: David Allen

Foothill Music Theater brings this energetic Tony nominated  production of “Bullets Over Broadway” to the Lohman stage. Melissa Carey directs with wild abandon – she amazingly turns the tiny Lohman stage with scenic designer Andrew Brethaupt. into a night club, a roof top, a bedroom and a train compartment plus anything else needed with the turn of the stage. Don’t blink or you will miss a grand take-off of the roaring twenties.

Taken from Woody Allen’s screenplay with the stage play  by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath is a wild fast moving show of pure entertainment

A solid, strong cast carries the complicated dialogue with clear effort with great sound by Andrew Heller. Carla Befera takes on the part of Helen St Clair with a glorious vengeance and delicious comedy touches she  plays  an over the hill actress needing a shot in the arm of her career Jocelyn Pickett delightfully  takes  on the part of  Olive (girlfriend of  her gangster boyfriend) Nick, (a convincing Steve Repetti) who backs  Adam Cotugno takes the role of David Shayne  the Broadway playwright who will be backed as long as Olive is in the play. Nick Mandracchia ( a convicting Cheech, Nick’s head gang member,) who has a knack getting rid of people and rewriting the script better than the original. Add to this an exceptional cast including Mister Woofles, (Cardie a darling 5 month old puppy making her stage debut from Pets In Need.)

Include old standard jazz numbers like up A Lazy River, Tiger Rag, Let’s Misbehave to name just a few and you have an special, entertaining moment in theater.

If you want to laugh at a well done nostalgic time go and see  “Bullets Over Broadway.”

DETAILS
 “Bullets Over Broadway-The Musical”
Where: Lohman Theatre – Foothill College 12345 El Monte Road – Los Altos Hills
Through: March 17
Time: 2 hour 20 minutes –  one intermission
Tickets: $12 –  $36 discounts for students and subscribers
 Information and reservations: call (650) 949-7360 or visit www.foothill.edu/theatre/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camille Bounds

Camille Bounds

Theater Columnist at Gilroy Life
Camille Bounds is the theater columnist for the Morgan Hill Life and Gilroy LIfe newspapers. She has performed on Broadway and traveled around the world. She can be reached at: bounds17@gmail,com
Camille Bounds