Marilyn Monroe gets her very own Russian ballet

Dance · Film

Of the many ballets included in the epic-length “Tour de Force II” program at Segerstrom Performing Arts Center in Orange County this Thursday night, one in particular caught our eye. It’s the West Coast premiere of one act from Boris Eifman‘s “Who’s Who” (2003), which was, according to the description, inspired by Some Like It Hot; Eifman apparently recreates in dance the beach scene from the classic Billy Wilder comedy-farce.


Wilder shot the sequence on on the beach outside San Diego’s Hotel del Coronado — 90 miles south of Segerstrom Hall in Orange County — some 50 years ago.

Eifman may be no Billy Wilder, but … nobody’s perfect!

Choreography: Boris Eifman.
Music: “The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin and “The Minor Goes Muggin’ ” by Sy Oliver, Marvin Hamlisch, arranger.

Tour de Force II | Segerstrom Center for the Arts | Costa Mesa | Thursday April 28 7:30 pm

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