EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND THROUGH AUGUST 11th
NORTH COAST REP HAS A SURE-FIRE WINNER WITH
DAMON RUNYON-INSPIRED WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL,
ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE
Book by Mark Saltzman
Music and Lyric by Frank Loesser
Directed by Larry Sousa
Solana Beach, Calif. – North Coast Repertory Theatre has extended through August 11th its highly successful World Premiere of ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE, a rollicking musical with book by Mark Saltzman, reuniting the talents of songwriter Frank Loesser and author Damon Runyon, creators of the legendary Guys and Dolls. In Dice, three classic Runyon stories are intertwined with hits from the Loesser songbook, including “Heart and Soul,” “I Hear Music,” “Two Sleepy People,” and “Let’s Get Lost,” performed by iconic Damon Runyon gangland characters.
Audiences who may be familiar with Nathan Detroit and Miss Adelaide from “Guys and Dolls” are delighting in meeting some of their colleagues-in-crime from Runyonland: Joey Uptown, Baseball Hattie, Tobias the Terrible, nightclub songbird Georgia St George and the much-in-demand safecracker, Touch Feely.
Larry Sousa directs Lance Carter,* Sarah Errington,* Elliot Lazar, Jason Maddy,* Allison Spratt Pearce,* and Darrick Penny* in ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE. The design team includes Marty Burnett (Scenic Design), Matthew Novotny (Lighting), Aaron Rumley (Sound Design/Projections), Elisa Benzoni (Costumes), and Phillip Korth (Props). Cindy Rumley* is the stage manager. (*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).
ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE opened July 10th. There will be a special talkback on Friday, July 19, with the cast and artistic director. It will play Wednesdays at 7pm, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm with Sundays at 7pm and a Wednesday matinee on July 31 at 2pm. Extended through August 11, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE:
NORTH COAST REP REVEALS INTIMATE CONVERSATION
AS AMERICAN, SOVIET ARMS NEGOTIATORS TAKE
A WALK IN THE WOODS
By Lee Blessing
Featuring David Ellenstein & J. Todd Adams
Performances Beginning Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Running Through Sunday, June 23, 2019
Directed by Richard Baird
Solana Beach, CA – What really goes on behind the scenes of tense arms negotiations between powerful nations? Set in the midst of the Cold War, Lee Blessing’s gripping play, A WALK IN THE WOODS, is especially relevant today. With talks seemingly at an impasse, the American and Soviet negotiators agree to meet informally while strolling through the peaceful forest. Their revealing and absorbing conversations, laced with warmth and humor, evolve through debate and discord, exploring unexpected and uncharted territory. Nominated for a Pulitzer and a Tony Award, Blessing’s dramatic comedy was inspired by historic conversations between negotiators Paul H. Nitze and Yuli A Kvitsinsky who left the official 1982 Geneva sessions for an unofficial “walk in the woods.” For those yearning for a more enlightened world, this play is shrewdly observant and resonates with the ring of political truth.
Richard Baird directs David Ellenstein* and J. Todd Adams* in A WALK IN THE WOODS. The design team includes Marty Burnett (Scenic Design), Matthew Novotny (Lighting), Elisa Benzoni (Costumes), and Phillip Korth (Props). Aaron Rumley* is the Stage Manager and Sound Designer.Read on
SEASON 38 AT NORTH COAST REP PRESENTS
DAZZLING ARRAY OF COMEDY, MUSIC AND DRAMA
Solana Beach, Calif. – Two West Coast premieres and one San Diego premiere highlight an engaging, eclectic 2019-20 seven-play series at North Coast Repertory Theatre, now celebrating its 38th season. Among the offerings are two Tony Award-winning masterpieces, beloved audience favorite by Neil Simon, a poignant love story, a political satire, a humorous social commentary, and a hilarious musical of Broadway’s greatest hits.
Artistic director David Ellenstein, who recently was honored with the rarely presented Craig Noel Award as Director of the Year, said that he has selected plays that are passionate, hilarious, heartfelt, unexpected and entertaining. “We believe that our upcoming season will appeal to both our loyal subscribers and a broad spectrum of theatre lovers throughout the county.”
With the glorious music of Mozart as a backdrop, Peter Shaffer’s Tony Award-winning tale, AMADEUS, starts the season on a rousing note. Told with humor, intrigue, and theatricality, it explores two men – Antonio Salieri, who is consumed with jealousy, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who is blissfully unaware of his extraordinary gifts. This audience-pleasing production will enhance your appreciation of a musical genius. Richard Baird directs the play, which runs September 4 – 29, 2019.Read on