Theatre Gigante is excited to announce the return of Frank Pahl’s Little Bang Theory, the dazzling and sublime musical performance group from Ann Arbor/Detroit that delighted Gigante audiences in 2015, playing on toys and children’s instruments, accompanying silent animated films from the early 20th century.
This time around, the band accompanies a screening of Lon Chaney’s 1928 romantic tragedy and silent film, Laugh, Clown, Laugh – the story of Tito, a travelling circus clown touring the country, who chances upon an abandoned child. Naming her Simonetta, Tito decides to raise the young girl as his own – but after she’s grown up, Tito’s feelings towards Simonetta turn from nurturing to romantic, as emotion becomes a tangled love triangle, revolving around Tito, Simonetta and Luigi, a wealthy man whose loving advances Simonetta rejected years earlier.
Don’t miss the drama, the passion, and the musical toys played by bandleader/composer Frank Pahl and musicians Terri Sarris and Doug Shimmin.
March 3 & 4, at 7:30
Kenilworth 508 Theater
1925 E. Kenilworth Place
on Milwaukee’s cool (cold) East Side
All seats, $20