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May 8, 2012 > Fremont Symphony presents 'Hooray for Hollywood!'

Fremont Symphony presents 'Hooray for Hollywood!'

Submitted By Caryl Dockter

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra with Music Director David Sloss will take you on a nostalgic trip through some of the great movies of the past, from "Gone with the Wind," "Casablanca," and "Dr. Zhivago" to "Snow White," "Superman," and "The Lion King." Composers like Max Steiner, Harold Arlen, John Williams, and Elton John wrote unforgettable music that enhanced the drama unfolding on the screen, and hearing the music live will surely bring entire scenes back to your mind.

An added treat will be a special showing of a 1920 Buster Keaton comedy, "One Week," with a live orchestral score accompanying the silent film. In this film, which Keaton wrote and directed, a newlywed couple is given a build-it-yourself house as a wedding gift. The house, which supposedly can be put together in one week, arrives in numbered crates, with the printed caution that it must be assembled in the numbered sequence. A rejected suitor with revenge on his mind secretly renumbers the crates and chaos ensues.

Keaton, who grew up in vaudeville, got his nickname as a small child for his ability to take serious falls (called "busters") without getting hurt, and he developed his deadpan style when he discovered he got more laughs that way. None of the tricks in "One Week" are faked; the "special effects" - revolving houses, collapsing walls - were filmed exactly as they happened.

Tickets are $43-$48 for adults and $20 for students. A limited number of special family packages for one or two adults with up to four students are available by phone order only at $20 for adults and $10 for students. To order, call (510) 371-4859 or visit

Hooray for Hollywood!
Saturday, May 12
8 p.m.
Smith Center, Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont
(510) 371-4859
Tickets: $20 - $48

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