By Frederick Stroppel
Directed by Joe Brancato
With Stephen D'Ambrose & Mark Shanahan
When Walt Disney hears "The Rite of Spring," he envisions the creation of the earth, volcanoes and, of course, dinosaurs! But composer Igor Stravinsky has another vision altogether. In this "friendly and provocative comedy" (The New York Times), we go behind the scenes of Disney's classic "Fantasia," where the dinosaurs aren't the only ones doing battle.
Under the dynamic leadership of founding Artistic Director Joe Brancato and Executive Director Andrew M. Horn, Penguin Rep has grown in 40 years from a summer theater in a converted 1880’s hay barn in Stony Point, NY to become one of the Hudson Valley’s most influential nonprofit cultural institutions. Hailed by The New York Times as “the gutsiest little theatre” and by Lohud.com as a theater that “continues to astonish,” Penguin now reaches tens of thousands of theatergoers each year at its home theater upstate, in New York City, and beyond – with plays and productions premiered by Penguin moving to Off Broadway and to stages across the country and around the world.
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“A fascinating backstage confrontation between two of the greatest artists of the last century” - Theater's Leiter Side
“Smart, amusing, and illuminating” - Woman Around Town
“A fascinating view of Igor Stravinsky and Walt Disney” - Broadway World
“An entertaining evening… excellent contrasting performances" - Talkin Broadway