Wednesday, April 10, 2013

What's Happening Around Town for April 10, 2013

The Old Globe Rocks with The Last Goodbye 
The Old Globe will open its 2013-14 Season with The Last Goodbye, a new musical that marries Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and the songs of legendary singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. Conceived and adapted by Michael Kimmel, the rock musical is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). Choreography is by Sonya Tayeh (“So You Think You Can Dance”), and orchestrations, music direction and arrangements are by Kris Kukul. The complete creative team and cast will be announced at a later date.

The Last Goodbye will run Sept. 20 – Nov. 3, 2013, with opening night set for Sunday, Oct.6. Tickets are currently available by subscription only and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org or by calling (619) 23-GLOBE. The Last Goodbye is a remarkable fusion of the classic and the modern, melding Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, in its original text and period, with some of the most thrilling rock music of the past 20 years, staged with limitless invention by one of the true theatrical visionaries at work today. It views the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues firmly from the perspective of the young people it impacts most, and the violence, turmoil and passion in the public streets and private rooms of Verona are given voice not only through Shakespeare’s celebrated poetry but also through music that is intimate and epic, raucous and sublime. The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. [Pictured above: Jeff Buckley. Photo credit: Niels Van Iperen]

Dale and Bill at the Grove
On May 19th, Broadway veteran Dale Kristien and Bill Hutton will perform some of your favorite Broadway tunes at The Grove Theatre as a fundraiser for the Cancer Research Collaboration and The Grove Theatre. Dale and Bill, who have performed together for many years, are traditional holiday favorites at The Grove, performing in their annual Home for the Holidays for the past 17 years. Dale is best known as the longest running Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera, having performed opposite Michael Crawford, first on Broadway then in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre. Hutton played the original Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Broadway. They will be accompanied by Mary Ekler at the keyboard. For tickets, call (909) 920-4343 or visit www.grovetheatre.com. The Grove Theatre is located at 276 E. Ninth Street, Upland, CA 91786.

Love Songs a Musical
Love Songs, a Musical, written and composed by Steven Cagan, directed by Kay Cole, with musical direction by Richard Berent, will have its world premiere on June 21 at Chromolume Theatre at the Attic. Featured in the cast are Jean Altadel, Eduardo Enrikez, Kurt Andrew Hansen, Jean Kauffman, Brent Schindele, Dana Shaw, Sara Stuckey, and Richard Van Slyke. Love Songs expresses the truth, beauty and hopefulness that we all strive for in this journey called life through the story of three couples. Click Here for tickets. Chromolume Cabaret also presents these upcoming cabaret shows:

April 14, 2013, 6:00 pm
Alissa-Nicole Koblentz, Rachel Howe & Dana Shaw

April 21, 2013, 6:00 pm
Richard Van Slyke

April 28, 2013, 6:00 pm
Nikki Jenkins & Arthur Ross

Chromolume Theatre at the Attic, 5429 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016. For tickets and more information, visit www.chromolume-theatre.com/cabaret.html.

Opelia’s Jump Presents [title of show]
Ophelia’s Jump Productions is proud to open their 2013 Season with Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell’s love letter to the American musical theatre, [title of show]. Directed by co-founder Beatrice Casagran, [title of show] plays April 19 - May 5 at the dA Center for the Arts, located at 252-D South Main Street, Pomona in the Arts Colony. The cast will feature Corey Affron, Marcus S. Daniel, Caitlin Lopez, and Jenny Powell. For tickets ($25) and more information, visit www.opheliasjump.com. Ophelia’s Jump is a new theatre company in the Inland Empire that focuses on producing highly regarded, award winning works that leave audiences asking questions and discussing big ideas- theatre that invites you to leap into the drama. Their mission is to produce both creative new interpretations of classical and award winning works, and also new works by talented local and regional artists.

Broadway Dreams Summer Intensive
The Broadway Dreams Foundation will partner with UCLA to present a week-long Summer Performing Arts Intensive on the UCLA campus June 17 - June 23. Olivier Award-nominated director Stafford Arima (bare, Altar Boyz, Ragtime), Emmy Award-nominee Spencer Liff (So You Think You Can Dance, Smash), and a roster of Broadway veterans TBA will work with aspiring performers of all ages in preparation for Circle of Dreams, a unique Broadway concert open to the public at UCLA’s Freud Playhouse. Auditions will be held on Sunday, April 7, with final placement auditions on Sunday, May 12. Appointments may be scheduled by sending an email to auditions@mybroadwaydreams.com. For more information on The Broadway Dreams Foundation, please visit www.mybroadwaydreams.com or call 347-927-4233.

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