Press Release: Blithe Spirit

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Blithe Spirit

Written by Blithe Spirit
Directed by Rosina Reynolds

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

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NOEL COWARD’S BLITHE SPIRIT
CASTS A COMEDIC SPELL
AT NORTH COAST REP’S SEASON 37 OPENER
Performances Beginning Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Running Through Sunday, September 30, 2018
Directed by Rosina Reynolds

Solana Beach, CA – North Coast Repertory Theatre is launching Season 37 with Noel Coward’s BLITHE SPIRIT. The beloved smash hit of the London and Broadway stages conjures an evening of spirited and hilarious action. A socialite novelist, an eccentric medium, an unforgiving ex-wife, and a shrewish spouse create non-stop supernatural hijinks in this world-class comedy. Audiences can expect an otherworldly evening of wit, sophistication and effervescent fun.

Rosina Reynolds directs J. Todd Adams,* Gil Berry,* Ava Burton,* Susan Denaker,* Teagan Rose,* Joanna Strapp,* and Michelle Marie Trester. The design team includes Marty Burnett (Scenic Design), Matthew Novotny (Lighting Design), Aaron Runley (Sound), Elisa Benzoni (Costumes), Peter Herman (Hair & Wigs) and Holly Gillard (Prop Design). Aaron Rumley* is the Stage Manager and Sound Designer.

*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. For background information and photos, go to www.northcoastrep.org/press.

BLITHE SPIRIT previews begin Wednesday, September 5. Opening Night on Saturday, September 8, at 8pm. There will be a special talkback on Friday, September 14, 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, through September 30, 2018 (See Schedule below). North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Tickets: Previews- $42, Week Nights – $49; Sat. Eve. & Sun. Mat. $53; Sat. Mat. & Sun Night – $46. By popular demand, a Wednesday Matinee has been added on September 26th at 2pm – $49. Seniors, Students, Military & Educators – $3 off admission. There is also a $20 rush for tickets 15 minutes before the performance if available.

Press Release: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart
Directed by David Ellenstein

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

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NORTH COAST REP CLOSES SEASON 36
WITH ROUSING, LAUGH-A-MINUTE MUSICAL,
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart
Performances Beginning Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Running Through Sunday, August 12, 2018
Directed by David Ellenstein

Solana Beach, CA – Excitement has been running so high for North Coast Rep’s Season 36 closer, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. The theatre has already extended the beloved musical by one week to accommodate the ticket requests. Composer Stephen Sondheim has created a laugh-a-minute audience favorite with songs such as “Comedy Tonight,” “Lovely” and “Everyone Ought to Have a Maid.” Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, FORUM was written by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, who based their farce on the over-the-top antics of the Roman slave Pseudolus, who will do anything to win his freedom and bring two lovers together. Tickets are already flying out the door, so it’s best to order early.

David Ellenstein directs. Andrew Ableson,* Melinda Gilb,* John Greenleaf,*  Luke H. Jacobs, Chris M. Kauffmann,* Kevin Hafso Koppman,* Jason Maddy,*  Missy Marion, Noelle Marion,* David McBean,* Amy Perkins, Omri Schein,* and Jean Schroeder*. The design team includes Marty Burnett (Scenic Design), Matthew Novotny (Lighting Design), Aaron Rumley (Sound), Elisa Benzoni (Costumes), Peter Herman (Hair & Wigs) and Holly Gillard (Prop Design). Cindy Rumley* is the Stage Manager. Musicians: Ron Councell, James Beauton, Sean Laperruque & Bill Lamden.

Choreographer Colleen Kollar Smith and Ron Councell is the Musical Director.

*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.

FORUM previews begin Wednesday, July 11. Opening Night on Saturday, July 14, at 8pm. There will be a special talkback on Friday, July 20, 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, through August 12, 2018 (See Schedule below). North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Tickets: Previews- $45, Week Nights – $52; Sat. Eve. & Sun. Mat. $56; Sat. Mat. & Sun Night – $49. Seniors, Students, Military & Educators – $3 off admission. There is also a $20 rush for tickets 15 minutes before performance if available. Call 858-481-1055, or visit www.northcoastrep.org to purchase tickets.