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August 14, 2013

LEE HARTGRAVE-FOR ALL EVENTS..."PITCH PERFECT"




PITCH PERFECT
At - Central Works  


Plus+ "I Give it a Year"-- Movie

Plus+ - Help in on the Way XIX at the Palace Theatre - A Grand Benefit show for Aids Service Organizations


PITCH PERFECT 

I had an argument with Don Draper today. Not really. 'Pitch Perfect' - the play is the real deal in the advertising department. It's all real -- and 'Central Works' sure knows their way around in the Agency business. And I thought I had a Big Ego. Well, you know how puffed up men get in the office. They expect you to jump through many hoops. Yes, there is a lot of loud talk in the office. Each guy tries to out do the other. 

Bob is a smart alecky advertising guy who thinks he is King S--t. What do you expect?...he's from New York. Nothing is more smart assy than "Bob". I'm surprised that the lights didn't blow out while Bob was ranting and raving. Oh heck - lets say it. Bob is High-Voltage. Of course, we know that he is dominating the minute he walked into the office. But, he does have Charismatic moments. Yelling or not. 

The production features 4-actors. And just how can you define Great modern performances? That's easy -- go to "Central Works" Theatre where you always hear and see Bravura performances. The seductive and stunning actors are: Deb Fink, Maggie Mason, Timothy Redmond, Brian Trybom and Alan Smithee who delights us with several dialects.

"Astonishing and spellbinding acting"... that is exactly what we expect at "Central Works."

Sound by Greg Scharpen and Costumes by Tammy Berlin (Very Mad Men Looks)

written by Martin Edwards
directed by Gary Graves -- 
a Central Works Method Play  

THE CITY CLUB THEATER
in Berkeley

(Highest Rating: Four Glasses of Champagne!!!! 



GIVE IT A YEAR

What's the Best Advice you've ever received? Well, here is one bit of advice...See this British Comedy about life and getting married. This movie is one of the sharpest and outrageously refreshing films that I have seen in years. 

The British romantic comedy sparkles with sharp great one-liners. So fabulous, that I will want to see it again, and again. Believe me - the audience was bent over with laughter. The place turned into a "very lively affair!" You can't stop laughing.  

The writer/director Dan Mazer has come up with A Masterpiece -- what a Divine and rapturous movie. The Cast is Superb. The title of the movie is "I Give It A Year" -- well, tell me how much time do you think this marriage will last? Not much.

I'll tell you this: Seeing this movie is genuine magic. It's touching and mesmerizing. It'll put you on a mission to restore your reputation. And...a laugh every two minutes...everyone gives us effortless charm. 

Here is the bouncy and spirited cast: Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Alex Macqueen, Stephen Merchant, Jane Asher, Terence Harvey, Minnie Driver, Jason Flemyng,  Nigel Planer and Anna Faris, Simon Baker. The rollicking team is loaded with exuberant charm. It's an infectious crowd-pleaser. No doubt about it...this is one of the Best films of the year and beyond. "Seductive, Charismatic and mesmerizing!" 

NOW PLAYING IN SAN FRANCISCO 

RATING: Four Glasses of Champagne!!!! - highest rating- trademarked- 

(((Lee Hartgrave has contributed many articles to the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook and he has produced a long-running Arts Segment (7yrs) on PBS KQED))) 



THEIR WILL BE A LOT OF CELEBS AT THE PALACE OF FINE ARTS - IT'S BACK RUBBING TIME 


FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO GLEE  -- ALEX NEWELL SEES A ROLE AND HE TACKLES IT

HELP IS ON THE WAY IS A BLACK-TIE GALA FEATURING STARS FROM BROADWAY, FILM, TV AND THE RECORDING

It's mingle time at this three-tiered event. There is a pre-performance black-tie reception for corporate sponsors. Fine wines from high-end wineries is there for you, and there is hors d'oevres from SF's best restaurants and caterers. There is also a dessert reception. 

Here are some of the wonderful performers - Jim Bailey, David Burnham, Jason Brock, Carole Cook, Spencer Day, Loretta Devine, Lisa Vroman and the wonderful "B.O.O.B.S!" They are Leanne Borghesi, Jessica Coker and Soila Hughes. 

You will also like 'Salsamania (World Latin Dance Cup Champions...and Award Winning Gay Men's Chorus - plus Arkadey Polezhaev - (International Latin Dance cup Champions.) 

Oh, what a night this will be. There will be celebrities, Hi-Society, and Fun performers and signing of Autographs.  

PICTURES FROM THE PALACE OF FINE ARTS CONCERT: THIS WILL BE A MARVELOUS SHOW - IT'S A DON'T MISS


DAVID BURNHAM

           
 GLEE STAR - ALEX NEWELL - courtesy photo 







CAROLE COOK 







B.O.O.B.S 











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