A Flash of Fosse Details the Life and Work of Bob Fosse
The Magic Mirror Theater (North Hollywood, CA)
Bob Fosse was the consummate choreographer and performer, known for his unique style. But did you know that he always wore hats and gloves because he began balding at 17 and didn’t like his hands? A Flash of Fosse is a musical revue that starts with Fosse’s humble beginnings in a middle-class family with parents who nurtured his talent from a very young age. With Fred Astaire as his guide, he found himself on stage at 15, entertaining his fellow soldiers in World War II, married to his first dance partner by 19 and divorced by 21. His second wife gave him moral support as he rose through the ranks of Broadway; however, disillusionment stared back at him from the mirror. A third marriage and an unstoppable work ethic and creativity drove him to the top but also ruined his relationships and left him vulnerable to alcohol, drugs and other addictions. See this poetic musical revue that provides a glimpse inside the life and mind of the man who changed Broadway dance forever with such shows as Chicago, Damn Yankees, Pippin and more.