Hitchcock's "Vertigo" kicks off a summer of classics - Article, Office of College Advancement

Tuesday, June 11, 2013—Reprinted from Tri-City Voice.

Submitted by Ohlone College.

To this day, it is still true that nothing beats the classics, and the Smith Center's SummerFest 2013 proves exactly that. Witness classic films and live performances throughout the coming summer nights at the Smith Center outdoor amphitheatre at Ohlone College, starting off with Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo."

First released in 1958, the film had initially received mixed reviews. At present day, it is considered a Hitchcock classic that is one of the most defining works of his career. In fact, it was even named Sight and Sound's "Greatest Film of All Time" in 2012. Set in the beautiful city of San Francisco, stars James Stewart and Kim Novak go through disorienting twists and turns, keeping your head spinning towards an inevitable conclusion. Hold on to the edge of your seat as you watch this psychological thriller, showing Friday, June 14.

Two other movies will be shown beneath the starry skies of the East Bay this summer at Ohlone College. Bring the entire family on a journey to China as you watch a well-loved classic, Disney's "Mulan." This inspirational story of a young lady's battle for honor, bravery, and heroism will be shown on June 28. Travel back to the City by the Bay once more on August 23 to laugh out loud with Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal in the 1972 comedy film, "What's Up Doc?"

SummerFest 2013 also offers live performances in the month of July. If you saw "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the amphitheatre in last year's SummerFest, brace yourself to see it again, now as a live, fully-staged musical to be performed by The Actor's Theatre Center! In addition, Ohlone College's Theater Department will perform the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway drama "Proof" in the NUMMI Theatre at the Ohlone College Smith Center. Get ready to have your August nights rocked with the hits of the late King of Rock and Roll in StarStruck Theatre's a musical comedy "All Shook Up."

Enjoy a classic summer of music, merriment, and moral lessons at this year's SummerFest. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit smithcenter.com.

SummerFest 2013 Calendar:

  • "Vertigo"
    Friday, June 14 at 8:30 p.m.
  • "Mulan"
    Friday, June 28 at 8:30 p.m.
  • "Rocky Horror 'Live on Stage'"
    Thursday - Saturday, July 11-13, 18-20 at 8:30 p.m.
  • "Proof"
    (At the NUMMI Studio Theatre)
    Thursday - Saturday, July 25-27 at 8 p.m.
    Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m.
  • "All Shook Up" A Musical Comedy Featuring the Hits of Elvis Presley
    Friday - Saturday, August 2-3 at 8 p.m.
    Thursday - Saturday, August 8-10 at 8 p.m.
    Thursday - Saturday, August 15-17 at 8 p.m.
  • "What's Up Doc?"
    Friday, August 23 at 8:30 p.m.

Smith Center at Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont
(510) 659-6031
www.smithcenter.com
Tickets: $10 - $35

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