Thursday, May 6, 2010

Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin


It’s now official. La Jolla Playhouse announces the addition of the new musical Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin to its 2010/2011 season. This world premiere production features music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis, book by Christopher Curtis and Thomas Meehan and direction by Michael Unger. Limelight will run September 7 - October 17, 2010.

He came to America an unknown. He left amidst scandals and controversy. In between, Charlie Chaplin became one of the best-loved and most famous entertainers in the world. From the gritty streets and smoky music halls of London to movie screens across the world, Limelight goes behind the camera to show how a comic genius found soaring success and later fell from grace. A fascinating study in talent and turmoil, boldness and vulnerability, Chaplin’s life was fueled by an insatiable drive that was both essential to his artistry and the cause of strife in his personal life. Limelight provides a moving and delightful close-up on the man who changed motion pictures forever.

Limelight joins the season, which also includes the previously announced schedule of shows:

Surf Report
June 15 – July 11, 2010

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
July 20 – August 22, 2010

Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin
September 7 - October 17, 2010
Mandell Weiss Theatre

Notes from Underground
September 17 – October 17, 2010
Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

November 16 – December 19, 2010

Little Miss Sunshine
February 15 – March 27, 2011

For more information about the season visit


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