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M-A's "Stage Door"-Two Performances Left

Original post made by Lyn Napel, Menlo Park, on Nov 6, 2011

The Heartfelt and Zany World of Broadway's, "Stage Door" comes to the PAC

Fresh-faced and hopeful, with school behind them and home miles away, Big Life Decisions loom large for the resident actresses of a New York City boarding house as they strive to make it big on Broadway in the 1930’s. M-A Drama proudly presents the classic dramatic comedy, “Stage Door” by Edna Ferber and George Kaufman, which opened on Thursday, November 3rd. These ambitious, young women struggle to make sense of the huge gap between their lofty dreams and aspirations, and the harsh realities of The Great Depression they're all living through. They face rejection, grapple with temptation and loss, and find love and romance in the competitive world of The Theater. You’ll be right there rooting for them as they each decide their own fate in the heartfelt and zany world of Broadway’s “Stage Door.”

There are two performances left! A must see for anyone in love with classic theater!

At the Menlo-Atherton High School Performing Arts Center
Ringwood Avenue entrance, just off Middlefield Road

Thursday, November 10th at 3:30 PM
Saturday, November 12th at 7:30 PM

Adults $12, Students/Staff/Seniors $8
$4 Student tickets on Thursdays!

Purchase tickets at the Box Office before shows or online at:

“Stage Door” tickets (Web Link)

For more information, contact Cara Arcuni, PAC manager,

Photo Caption: Hanna Berggren playing Jean Maitland, surrounded by part of the ensemble cast in a scene from "Stage Door." Photo taken by Sandy Napel 11/3.

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Posted by Susan Rooke
a resident of College Terrace
on Nov 8, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Do yourself a big favor and see this show before it closes! I have been to several M-A productions and this one rates way, WAY up there. The whole thing comes across beautifully, and several individual performances are outstanding. Set and costumes are wonderful, too. Plenty of laughs, heartache, life changes, friendship,'s all here in one very entertaining package. (And no, I do not have a child in the show!)

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Posted by M. Lamont
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Nov 11, 2011 at 11:35 am

This is an impressive production, not even considering that it's a high school show. I went with a friend and I'm so glad I didn't miss this. The M-A theater is so gorgeous for one thing. The drama department made full use of it with a complicated set design, good sound and effects, and fantastic period costumes. It would have been good to hear some of the actors a little better but that's a small thing, and I was so impressed with a few key performances that they more than made up for any lack. Really this is a show not to miss! I think there's one more final show tomorrow night, Saturday, November 12th at 7:30. Go if you can! You'll be glad you did!

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Posted by Lyn Napel
a resident of Menlo Park
on Nov 13, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Lyn Napel is a registered user.

What a privilege to attend the final performance of "Stage Door" last night, a show which by ANY standards has been an impressive production since its opening ten days ago. Bravo to the entire cast and crew! You brought Broadway in the 1930's absolutely alive with credible costuming, set design, characterization and production values, and made it look easy. I was thoroughly entertained. I can't wait to see what you come up with in the Spring with your next production, "Once Upon a Mattress!"

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