Press Release: Desperate Measures

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Desperate Measures

Music By David Friedman
Books & Lyrics By Peter Kellogg
Orchestrations by David Hancock Turner & Vocal Arrangements by David Friedman
Directed by Christopher Williams

From: Nancy Richards
nancy@northcoastrep.org
Office: 858-481-1055 ext. 220
Cell: 917-873-6389

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CONTACT: Nancy Richards – 917-873-6389 (cell) /nancy@northcoastrep.org

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SADDLE UP! NORTH COAST REP TAKES AUDIENCES
ON A MERRY RIDE WITH ZANY MUSICAL,
DESPERATE MEASURES
Music By David Friedman
Books & Lyrics By Peter Kellogg
Orchestrations by David Hancock Turner & Vocal Arrangements by David Friedman
A West Coast Premiere
Directed By Christopher Williams
Performances Begin January 12
Running Through February 6, 2022

Solana Beach, Calif. – North Coast Repertory Theatre gallops into the New Year with a witty, wild musical comedy that takes Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and shakes it up. Set in the Wild West, this is a rollicking romantic musical that manages to address law and order, justice and hypocrisy. Loaded with laughs and toe-tapping music, DESPERATE MEASURES inspired The New York Times to brand it “…wonderful, delightful…such a hoot!” Buy tickets now for this Grade A musical before it pulls up stakes and leaves town. Music By David Friedman and Books & Lyrics By Peter Kellogg

Orchestrations by David Hancock Turner & Vocal Arrangements by David Friedman.

A West Coast Premiere.

Christopher Williams directs Michael Louis Cusimano,* Rusty Ferracane,* Samantha Duval, Rudy Martinez Jo Garcia-Reger, and Elijah Rock,* on North Coast Rep’s mainstage. Craig Bohmler is the Musical Director and keyboardist. Audiences will see a full theatrical production with sets by Scenic Designer Marty Burnett, Light Design by Matt Novotny, Sound & Projection Design Aaron Rumley, Sound Mixer by Joseph Butler, Costumes by Elisa Benzoni, Prop Design by Philip Korth and Peter Herman Hair & Wig Design. Jill Gorrie Rovatsos is the choreographer.  Musicians: Dan Sankey (Vioin/Mandolin), Nikko Nobleza (Guitar, Banjo, and Mandolin) & Scott Harvester (Bass). Cindy Rumley* is the Stage Manager. You won’t want to miss the West Coast premiere of the musical brimming with “delicious buffoonery” and “infectious glee!” (Theatremainia.com)

*The actor or stage manager appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

DESPERATE MEASURES previews begin Wednesday, January 12. Opening Night on Saturday, January 15, at 8pm. It will play Wednesdays at 7pm; Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm; Friday (Jan. 14), Wednesday (Feb. 2), Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm; Sundays at 7pm through November 14. North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075.  Tickets: Previews – $57, Week Nights/Wed. & Sat. Matinees – $63; Sat. Eve. & Sun. Mat. $68; Sun Night – $60. There will be a talkback with actors and director on Jan. 21 after the performance. Seniors, Students, Military & Educators – $3 off admission. Call 858-481-1055, or visit www.northcoastrep.org to purchase tickets.

DESPERATE MEASURES performs live on stage from January 12 through February 6, 2022. Tickets are $57-$68 and can be purchased at www.northcoastrep.org or calling the Box Office (858) 481-1055.

Press Release: Always… Patsy Cline

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Always… Patsy Cline

By: Ted Swindley
Directed by: Allegra Libonati
From: Nancy Richards
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Office: 858-481-1055 ext. 220
Cell: 917-873-6389

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ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE,  RETURNS TO NORTH COAST REP
TOUCHING, TUNEFUL MUSICAL DRAMA
Created  and originally directed By Ted Swindley
Performances Beginning Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Running Through Sunday, January 2, 2022
Directed by Allegra Libonati

Solana Beach, CA – In a departure from the usual holiday fare, North Coast Repertory Theatre proudly presents ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE, a dramatic musical experience certain to thrill fans of the iconic singer. Based on the touching story of Patsy’s friendship with Louise Seger, a fan who continued a correspondence with her to the end of her life, this song-filled valentine has garnered enormous success throughout the United States. Enjoy a host of enduring Cline hits including “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Walking After Midnight.” Because of the limited run, it’s wise to order tickets early.

Allegra Libonati directs Katie Karel* and Becky Barta*. The design team includes Marty Burnett (Scenic Design), Matthew Novotny (Lighting Design),  Elisa Benzoni (Costumes), Joseph Butler (Sound mixer) Peter Herman (Hair & Wigs). Daniel Doss (Music Director & Keyboard), Scott Harvester (Bass), Tim Cook (Pedal Steel Guitar), Tom Versen (Drums) and Aaron Rumley* is the Stage Manager & Sound.

*The actor or stage manager appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE begins Wednesday, December 8, 7:30 pm. It will play Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm and a Thursday matinee on December 23rd & 30th at 2pm, through January 2, 2022. Tickets are $49 each. Season subscribers – $39 each. Seniors, Students, Military & Educators – $3 off admission.

Press Release: Ben Butler

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Ben Butler

By: Richard Strand
Directed by: David Ellenstein
From: Nancy Richards
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Office: 858-481-1055 ext. 220
Cell: 917-873-6389

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 NORTH COAST REPERTORY UNLEASHES
HILARIOUS, THOUGHT-PROVOKING BEN BUTLER
A LIVE, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PREMIERE PRODUCTION
Written By Richard Strand
Directed By David Ellenstein
Performances Begin October 20
Running Through November 14, 2021

Solana Beach, Calif. – North Coast Repertory Theatre continues its wholly live Season 40 by shining a light on a little-known chapter of the Civil War. Written by Richard Strand, BEN BUTLER is part comedy, part history and completely captivating. General Benjamin Butler faces an impossible moral dilemma: follow the letter of the law or make a game-changing move that could alter the course of American history. It’s a battle of wit and word play as the characters spar with each other over respect, equality and civil rights.Read on

Press Release: Dancing Lessons

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Dancing Lessons

By Mark St. Germain
Directed by Richard Baird
From: Nancy Richards
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Office: 858-481-1055 ext. 220
Cell: 917-873-6389

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NORTH COAST REPERTORY LAUNCHES SEASON 40
WITH COMEDIC, POIGNANT
DANCING LESSONS

A LIVE PRODUCTION
Written By Mark St. Germain
Featuring Leilani Smith and Christopher M. Williams
Directed By Richard Baird
Performances begin September 8
Running through October 3, 2021

Solana Beach, Calif. – North Coast Repertory Theatre is ringing in the New Season with Mark St. Germain’s entertaining and charming DANCING LESSONS. Two highly offbeat neighbors, a Broadway dancer and a science professor forge an unexpected friendship as they face physical and emotional challenges. Filled with laughs and the intricacies of the human condition, we witness their journey of discovery and personal triumph as they come to realize that sometimes the most profound experiences can occur when least expected.

Richard Baird directs Leilani Smith* and Christopher M. Williams* on North Coast Rep’s mainstage. Audiences will see a full theatrical production with Choreography by Cate Caplin, sets by Scenic Designer Marty Burnett, Light Design Matt Novotny, Costumes by Elisa Benzoni, and Sound & Media Design Aaron Rumley and Prop Design Philip Korth. Cindy Rumley* is the Stage Manager. Reserve your tickets now to this heartfelt play that has had audiences and critics cheering from coast to coast.
*The actor or stage manager appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.Read on