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"She Loves Me"
San Diego Musical Theatre
Written by: Madhuri Shekar
Directed by: Sam Woodhouse & Arpita Mukherjee, National Director's Fellowship Director in Residence
"If there is a paradise on earth, it is this. Welcome to the House of Joy!"
Set in the 17th century, in a place like Delhi, India, House of Joy spins the tale of Hamida, one of the elite female bodyguards in the Emperor's Imperial Harem. When faced with an impossible ethical quandary, Hamida goes against everything she believes and risks her life to help abused Queen Mariyam escape the heavily guarded harem. Inspired by the epic legends of Indian history, Shekar has crafted a swashbuckling action-adventure romance centering on strong women who battle each other as well as a world-threatening to enter their sacred space. This wildly entertaining story of palace intrigue and betrayal features sword fights, narrow escapes and sparks of revolution that culminates in a breathtaking conclusion!
North Coast Repertory Theatre
Book by: Joe Masteroff | Music by: Jerry Bock | Lyrics by: Sheldon Harnick
Director: Richard Israel
Choreographer/AD: Lauren Haughton
Music Director: Don LeMaster
An intimate and touching show, featuring music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) and book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), She Loves Me was nominated for five Tony Awards in 1964. The 1993 Broadway revival won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical and the 1994 Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old-world elegance.
Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don’t see eye to eye. After both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Join Amalia and Georg to discover the identity of their true love… and of all the twists and turns along the way!
"House of Joy"
San Diego RepertoryTheatre
By Paul Slade Smith
Directed by David Ellenstein
The Outsider is a razor-sharp, hilarious satire of modern American politics and an inspirational tribute to democracy. Overflowing with clever plot twists portraying the contemporary political climate, Paul Slade Smith’s (Unnecessary Farce) play is a fun-house mirror, held up to reflect our often confounding governmental system. If you’re overwhelmed by today’s headlines, this thoroughly non-partisan laugh-fest is just what you need!
"La Cage Aux Folles"
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Lyrics and Music by Jerry Herman
Directed by Sean Murray
Music Direction by Terry O’Donnell
Choreography by Luke Harvey Jacobsy
“A glittering, fast stepping extravaganza.” – New York Daily News
After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse get a bit of both when Georges’ son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the ‘family business’: Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the “star” performer Zaza. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results.
Opening Night! Lucas Blankenhorn who plays Arpad Laszlo & Alexandra
March 22 - April 28, 2019
Music by John Kander and Lyrics by Fred Ebb /Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood / Director: Julia Cuppy / Music Director: Ian Brandon / Associate Director/Choreographer: Jaese Lecuyer
Welcome to the Kit Kat Club and Berlin in the 1930s. The Nazis are rising in power and life may be uncertain, but you are invited to leave your troubles outside and join the Emcee, singer Sally Bowles and a wonderful and colorful ensemble who will tantalize and entertain you.