NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE SELECTS TONY WINNING MASTERPIECE
AMADEUS TO BEGIN SEASON 38 ON A ROUSING NOTE
By Peter Shaffer
Performances Beginning Wednesday, September 4, 2019
NOW EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 6TH
Directed by Richard Baird
Solana Beach, Calif. – With the glorious music of Mozart as a backdrop, Peter Shaffer’s AMADEUS assures North Coast Repertory Theatre of a grand start to Season 38. The Tony winner for Best Play weaves the fascinating tale of composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. Told in a series of flashbacks laced with humor, intrigue and personal insight, AMADEUS examines two men – one consumed with jealousy; the other, blissfully unaware of his extraordinary gifts. Deemed “terrifically entertaining and highly theatrical” by The New York Times, this audience favorite deftly explores musical genius by a master playwright. Tickets are already going quickly, so order now.
Richard Baird directs Tony Amendola,* Rafael Goldstein,* Kathryn Tkel,* Louis Lotorto,* Nick Kennedy, Andrew Oswald,*Andrew Barnicle,* Alice Sherman,* Christopher M. Williams,* and Leigh Ellen Akin in AMADEUS. The design team includes Marty Burnett (Scenic Design), Matthew Novotny (Lighting), Elisa Benzoni (Costumes), Philip Korth (Props) and Peter Herman (Hair and Wig Design). Aaron Rumley* is the Stage Manager.
*The actor or stage manager appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
AMADEUS previews begin Wednesday, September 4. Opening Night on Saturday, September 7, at 8pm. A new Preview Matinee has been added on Friday, September 6 at 2pm and Wednesday, September 25 at 2pm. There will be a special talkback on Friday, September 13, 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 October 6, 2019 (See Schedule below). North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Tickets: Previews – $49, Week Nights/Wed. & Sat. Matinees – $55; Sat. Eve. & Sun. Mat. $60; Sun Night – $52. By popular demand, a Wednesday Matinee has been added on September 6 at 2pm – $49 and September 25 at 2pm – $55. Seniors, Students, Military & Educators – $3 off admission. There is also a $20 rush for tickets 15 minutes before performance if available.
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).Read on
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