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Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin

September 7 - October 17, 2010

Mandell Weiss Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Christopher Curtis
Book by Christopher Curtis and Thomas Meehan
Directed by Warren Carlyle and Michael Unger
A World Premiere Musical

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He came to America an unknown. He left amidst scandals and controversy. In between, Charlie Chaplin became one of the best-loved and most famous entertainers in the world. From the gritty streets and smoky music halls of London to movie screens across the world, Limelight goes behind the camera to show how a comic genius found soaring success and later fell from grace. Limelight provides a captivating close-up on the man who changed motion pictures forever.

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Ticket Prices: $44 - $80

Run Time:
Approximately 120 minutes with a 15-minute intermission

Performance Times: Tues-Wed: 7:30pm
Thurs-Fri: 8:00pm
Sat: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun: 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Sponsored By: Procopio
Northern Trust

 
Christopher Curtis

Christopher Curtis
Music & Lyrics
Thomas Meehan
Book Writer


Composer, lyricist and writer Christopher Curtis has written for television and film and was signed to the Disney Animation Songwriter program. Celebrated writer Thomas Meehan is the multiple Tony Award-winning playwright of Hairspray, The Producers and Annie, which was his first Broadway show.
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  • Costume sketches of Charlie Chaplin. Costume Design by Linda Cho
  • Costume sketches of characters Oona, Hedda and Hannah. Costume Design by Linda Cho
  • Limelight set rendering. Set Design by Alexander Dodge
  • Limelight set rendering. Set Design by Alexander Dodge
  • Limelight set rendering. Set Design by Alexander Dodge
  • Robert McClure as “Charlie Chaplin” in Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin; photo by Craig Schwartz.
  • Robert McClure as “Charlie Chaplin” and Ashley Brown as “Oona O’Neill” in Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin; photo by Craig Schwartz.
  • Robert McClure as “Charlie Chaplin” in Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin; photo by Craig Schwartz.
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