Composer Robert Bruce to Accompany Silent Film Series with Live Piano Scores
FEBRUARY 1 - 4, 2017 - 7:30 PM - 4 DIFFERENT SHOWS!
Composer/pianist Robert Bruce www.robertbrucemusic.com performs his live original scores to 4 different 1920s silent film programsFebruary 1 - 4, 2017 (Wednesday - Saturday) at The Grand Theatre - McManus Studio Theatre, all shows starting at 7:30 pm.
WHERE: The Grand Theatre - McManus Studio Theatre, 471 Richmond Street, London, Ontario CANADA
WHEN: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 to Saturday, February 4, 2017 - all shows starting at 7:30 pm, doors open at 7:00
TICKET INFO: Tickets are $20 (plus HST) general admission for individual shows ($12 for children 12 and under) and $70 (plus HST) for the entire 4-show series ($40 for children 12 and under) and are available at The Grand Theatre Box Office, 471 Richmond Street, London, Ont, online at: http://www.grandtheatre.com/ or by phone at 519.672.8800
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 7:30 pm - Silent Comedy Shorts (1919 - 1923) - A program of 4 silent comedy shorts, one by each of the great masters of silent film comedy - Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Harry Langdon.
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:30 pm - "It" (1927) starring Clara Bow - Based on a Novella by Elinor Glyn that was originally serialized in Cosmopolitan magazine, this was the film that turned actress Clara Bow into a major star and led people to henceforth label her "The IT Girl". A brilliant and well-played drama - light comedy that allows Clara Bow to really shine, "It" was, of course, the 1920s code word for sex appeal.
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 7:30 pm - "Safety Last" (1923) starring Harold Lloyd - The image of Harold Lloyd hanging from the clock in "Safety Last" has been one of Hollywood's most enduring icons. With its brilliant slow-building final scene and many clever gags along the way, this hilarious silent comedy continues to delight film fans of all ages.
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 7:30 pm - "The General" (1926) starring Buster Keaton - Widely considered one of the greatest films ever made, "The General" is a unique cinematic gem that Keaton also considered his greatest accomplishment.