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Broadway Goes Hollywood

Presented by Michael van den Bos

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Hollywood’s embrace of Broadway bedazzlement goes back to the advent of sound films when the movies began to sing and dance. Critically acclaimed and audience pleasing musical theatre productions such as Show Boat, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, and The Sound of Music, among many others, made successful stage-to-screen transitions. This tradition continues well into the 21st century with recent titles In the Heights, West Side Story, Dear Evan Hansen and the upcoming Wicked (the less mewed about CATS, the better), all getting the Hollywood treatment.

In his all-new special event presentation, classic film scholar Michael van den Bos raises the curtain and flips on the footlights for a rapturous revue of Broadway musicals adapted into motion picture razzmatazz. Featuring a curated collection of dazzling musical film clips and Michael’s colourful commentary, come experience Hollywood’s version of the Great White Way on the great big screen!

Note: there will be 15 minute intermission in addition to the show’s stated running time


2:00 pm


June 23


VIFF Centre, Vancity Theatre

130 min

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