Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Producer/Director Janet Miller says that this production of Closer Than Ever is ideally timed as a prelude to the May opening of Maltby and Shire’s newest musical, Waterfall, which gears up for Broadway by having out-of-town try-out runs first at Pasadena Playhouse and then in Seattle. “Closer Than Ever isn’t done very often here in LA, so this is a special chance for musical theater fans to remind themselves of Maltby and Shire’s classic before Waterfall debuts this Spring. What’s special in our production is the chance to see some great performers in a very intimate setting--in what is probably one of the nicest rooms with the finest grand piano in the 99-seat theater scene. Our audience has a chance to really cozy up to Maltby and Shire’s material: a funny, poignant and slightly risqué portrait of how complicated things get as we all start to grow up.” The cast will include musical director Corey Hirsch (Guy at the Piano), Elizabeth Brackenbury (Elizabeth), Jessie Withers (Jessie), and Jordan Lamoureux (Guy Playing Bass).
As a part of their commitment to “good people doing good work,” the Company has also announced a special “Charity of Choice” performance of Closer Than Ever on Saturday, March 14 at 3:00 pm. 100% of the ticket proceeds from this performance will be donated to Los Angeles Habilitation House. www.lahabilitationhouse.org. Hollywood Piano is located at 323 North Front Street, Burbank, CA, 91502. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $12.50 for students and seniors. Tickets and more information: www.goodpeopletheaterco.org.
“In Your Arms is one of the most romantic shows I’ve ever come across, and I am happy and proud to bring it to San Diego audiences,” said artistic director Barry Edelstein. “Its creators are a staggeringly brilliant group of top-rank theatrical talent, and the Globe is honored to host them. Stephen Flaherty’s lush and beguiling music comes together with wildly imaginative scenarios by an unprecedented gathering of significant writers to express the many moods and varieties of love. And wizardly director-choreographer Christopher Gattelli weaves this diverse material together with a special magic: the potent and exuberant language of dance. I’m thrilled to open our new season with such a fresh, original, and moving show.”
The cast and full creative team for the world premiere at The Old Globe will be announced at a later date. www.theoldglobe.org
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