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Curtain Call Conversations: From Stage to Screen

425 Spring Street
April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Taking Broadway to the Silver Screen

From casting to reimagining, editing to dubbing, the road to making a successful screen adaptation of a Broadway musical isn’t easy. In this lecture, Debra Dickinson will give guests a behind-the-scenes look at some of the biggest blockbuster transfers from stage to screen.

  • The Sound of Music: How did a somewhat saccharin star vehicle for Mary Martin turn into one of the biggest movie hits ever, breaking box office records in 29 countries?
  • West Side Story: Jerome Robbins’ Broadway masterpiece wasn’t a smash hit until it became a movie – and he was fired from co-directing it halfway through filming.
  • Cabaret: Hal Prince’s dark and innovative Broadway musical becomes Bob Fosse’s groundbreaking Oscar-winning movie after drastic alterations to plot, music. and characters.

This event is exclusive to current CHPT members and Save Our Opera House donors. Each member/donor may attend at no charge and can bring up to two guests per event. Beer, wine, and light appetizers will be provided. Seating is limited and RSVPs are greatly appreciated. RSVP by calling 817-235-6264, emailing 1886soh@gmail.com, or registering online.


Venue Name: Stafford Opera House – Buddy Rau Room
Address: 425 Spring Street
Columbus, TX 78934 United States

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Organizer Name: CHPT
Phone: (979) 732-5135