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Victor and Victoria is no news to the avid theatre-goers. The play has won the hearts of many and its unfaltering success over the years is a proof of that. It is based on the 1982 comedy film remake of the 1933 German film, Viktor and Viktoria. This musical comedy has been adapted as a film and as a Broadway musical numerous times in the past since its debut in 1995.
Victor and Victoria is an upcoming attraction of Theatre Under the Stars – TUTS; a non-profit organization that has been putting on classic theatre for some time now. VictorVictoria tickets are available for the show, which will take place at the Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center in Houston, Texas.
The iconic cast of the original Broadway production of 1995 was headed by none other than Julie Andrews of Sound of Music fame and included Robert Preston, James Garner, Julie York, Tony Roberts and Michael Nouri.
The story of Victor and Victoria follows that of a struggling singer, Victoria, who is hard pressed for money and cannot afford another meal. She meets Toddy, a flamboyant, aging man in the same profession, in the same sorry state. Toddy is also a homosexual. The scene is that of 1930's Paris where men dressed as women used to put on a show in nightclubs. With Toddy's help, Victoria is suddenly employed and takes on the guise of a man, acting as a woman on stage. She is now Victor, an overnight sensation in Parisian nightclubs! As always, twists and turns befall our characters, as King Marchan enters the story. The Chicago mobster finds himself falling for the onstage supernova that is Victor, and complications ensue. The various themes of the play take a humorous twist on the concepts of gender perceptions, homosexuality and society.
The original Broadway production in 1995 had Julie Andrews in the role of 'Victor/Victoria', Preston acting as 'Toddy' and James Garner playing the role of Victor's true love – 'King Marchan.' Andrews famously declined her nomination for a Tony Award, for Best Performance by A Leading Actress in A Musical. When questioned, she simply said that her conscience didn't allow her to accept the nomination, and she would stand instead with the “egregiously overlooked” cast and crew. She was also nominated for the “Outstanding Actress in a Musical” category of the Drama Desk Awards in 1996, and won this award. Rachel York won the Drama Desk Award for “Featured Actress in A Musical” in the same year, and Robin Wagner was nominated in the category for Outstanding Set Design.
The 1995 production was directed by Blake Edwards, who also wrote a book for the musical. The music was given by Henry Mancini.
The music was another great selling point for this live production, with infectious numbers like 'Le Jazz Hot!' that are performed by Victor and his ensemble during the first act of the musical. There was also the heart-wrenching 'Almost a Love Song' that plays out with King and Victor onstage, and one cannot help but fall in love with the characters. 'Chicago, Illinois' was another hit, performed by Norma, an interesting character that was performed by Lesley Ann Warren. She is the King's girlfriend that he left for a man.
The first act comprises of seven songs, including 'Paris by Night', 'If I Were a Man', 'Trust Me', 'Crazy World' and the evergreen 'Le Jazz Hot!' During Andrews' time off from the musical in late 1997, Liza Minnelli took on the role of Victor. During her run, 'Crazy World' was replaced by 'Who Can I Tell?' The second act comprises of, among others, 'King's Dilemma', 'You & Me' and 'Almost a Love Song.'
Popular television show GLEE, also showcased a spectacular rendition of 'Le Jazz Hot!' in 2010 and also brought back fond memories of this production. Most recently, Anna Francolini played the role of 'Victor' in the 2012 revival of the musical.
VictorVictoria tickets are available for an evening of this whirlwind of color, drama and humor; a perfect mix of good theatre. The Sarofim Hall provides audiences with an experience which is not far from the legendary and elegant Broadway and European theatres. The Hobby Center also offers exceptional acoustics and a divine environment for theatre-audiences, as well as a great American contemporary cuisine restaurant.
Victor and Victoria has been described to be a work of dry wit, black despair, romantic warmth and penetrating intelligence.