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Blazing Saddles

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Presented by Appell Center for the Performing Arts at Appell Center for the Performing Arts, York PA

Aug 13 2016
Blazing Saddles

Vulgar, crude, and occasionally scandalous in its racial humor, this hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, co-written by Richard Pryor, features Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff of a stunned town scheduled for demolition by an encroaching railroad. Little and co-star Gene Wilder have great chemistry, and the delightful supporting cast includes Harvey KormanSlim Pickens, and Madeline Kahn as a chanteuse modelled on Marlene Dietrich. As in Young Frankenstein (1974), Silent Movie(1976), and High Anxiety (1977), director/writer Mel Brooks gives a burlesque spin to a classic Hollywood movie genre; in his own manic, Borscht Belt way, Brooks was a central player in revising classic genres in light of Seventies values and attitudes, an effort most often associated with such directors as Robert Altman and Peter Bogdanovich. Some of this film’s sequences, notably a gaseous bean dinner around a campfire, have become comedy classics. – Robert Firsching

ADMISSION INFO

Tickets only $5

Contact: 717-846-1111

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LOCATION

Appell Center for the Performing Arts

50 N George Street, York, PA 17401

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PARKING INFO

Several convenient garage parking options and outdoor parking lots are available. Parking fees and hours of operation vary among the lots and garages below. For exact fees and hours, please contact the individual parking location directly. – CGA Parking Lot (George Street) – King Street Parking Garage – Market Street Parking Garage – Philadelphia Street Parking Garage – Central Market Parking Deck (Beaver Street) – St. John’s Parking Lot (Beaver Street)

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    • Assisted Listening System
    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

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