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Old Wicked Songs

The Colony Theatre
555 North Third Street Burbank

Stephen is a young, brilliant American pianist who has come to Vienna with the hope of regaining his shattered confidence. His teacher is a lonely, eccentric, elderly professor with a shadowy past. As the glorious music of Robert Schumann floods the professor’s studio, the past collides with the present, deep secrets are revealed, and the men slowly discover they have more in common than just the music they love. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Old Wicked Songs travels an emotional journey that weaves together profound sorrow, boundless joy, and soaring inspiration.

Thru - Mar 4, 2012


Show Times TBA

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 818-558-7000

www.colonytheatre.org


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  Review Round-Up

LA Weekly - Somewhat Recommended

"...Both Danz and Towey pull off the roles with ease, engaging in a battle of wills that crackles when they take turns at the piano. But playwright Jon Marans goes for predictable, tidily resolved plot points. He is clearly taken with the music of Robert Schuman, less so with building an authentic relationship between mentor and protégé."
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Amy Lyons


Backstage - Recommended

"...Towey is as eloquent in his silences as in his speech and acts with unforced authority. Danz provides a wonderfully prideful foil. Together they produce potent theater magic."
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Neal Weaver


Glendale News Press - Recommended

"...In pairing memorable theater veteran John Towey, whose career spans decades on Broadway and regional stages, with youthful counterpart Tavis Danz, the Colony production has come up trumps. Both men prove to be accomplished classical pianists whose in-the-moment performances at the Steinway grand give the play added immediacy."
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Lynne Heffley


Stage Scene LA - Recommended

"...Towey and Danz are actor-musicians at the top of their game, and Old Wicked Songs is intimate musical dramedy at its most compelling and entertaining."
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Steven Stanley


ReviewPlays.com - Recommended

"...This is a wonderful drama featuring two very intricate personalities."
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Carol Kaufman Segal


LA Stage Times - Recommended

"...This is a remarkable revival of a play that appears to be close to achieving classic stature."
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Don Shirley


Musicals In LA - Recommended

"...If there was ever such a thing as a love affair between lighting and a face, it can be seen in the way Sayeg highlights Towey’s silent thoughts. It is quite simply, divine."
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Ellen Dostal


NoHoArtsDistrict - Recommended

"...The Colony Theatre Company once again gives us a winner with the remarkable play OLD WICKED SONGS written by Jon Marans and directed by Stephanie Vlahos. This is a play you MUST SEE. Not just for the beautifully written two character play, but also for the amazing and superb performances by John Towey and Tavis Danz."
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Cathy Wayne



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