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Sleeping Beauty Wakes

Sleeping Beauty Wakes

July 19 - August 28

Weiss Theatre

Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Music by Brendan Milburn
Lyrics by Valerie Vigoda
Directed by Rebecca Taichman
Co-production with McCarter Theatre Center

When a father brings his sleeping daughter in to a sleep disorder clinic, staff and patients mysteriously find themselves sharing the same dream. With beguiling characters, hypnotic lyrics, and a rocking score from GrooveLily, this musical about a father, a daughter and an unlikely suitor dives into the magical space between dreaming and waking.

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Tickets:
Start at $47

Run Time:
Act I: 65 minutes
Act II: 47 minutes
There will be a 15-minute intermission.

Performance Times:
Tues-Wed: 7:30pm
Thurs-Fri: 8:00pm
Sat: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun: 2:00pm & 7:00pm




 
Mulburn and Vigoda

Brendan Milburn
Music
Valerie Vigoda
Lyrics


Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda have been writing songs together for 17 years, first for their band GrooveLily, and more recently for musical theater and film. Their acclaimed works include two musicals written with Tony Award-winning librettist Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee): Sleeping Beauty Wakes and Striking 12, Toy Story: The Musical (Disney), Tina Landau's A Midsummer Night’s Dream (McCarter/Paper Mill Playhouse) and Ernest Shackleton Loves Me (TheatreWorks/La Jolla Playhouse), as well as songs in four Disney films about Tinker Bell.
Know Before You GoLearn more about Sleeping Beauty Wakes and discover the inspiration of the creative team with behind-the-scenes stories and background information.
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Groovelily
Sleeping Beauty Wakes.features music and lyrics by Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn of Groovelily. Read more about this electrifying pop trio.
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Understanding Sleep
Learn everything there is to know about sleep from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
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McCarter Theatre Center
We’re proud to partner with McCarter Theatre Center to present Sleeping Beauty Wakes.
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  • Aspen Vincent (center) with the cast of La Jolla Playhouse's production of SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES; photo by T. Charles Erickson.
  • Bryce Ryness as "Orderly" and Aspen Vincent as "Beauty" in La Jolla Playhouse's production of SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES; photo by T. Charles Erickson.
  • Bryce Ryness, Aspen Vincent and Bob Stillman in La Jolla Playhouse's production of SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES; photo by T. Charles Erickson.
  • The cast of La Jolla Playhouse's production of SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES; photo by T. Charles Erickson.
  • Bob Stillman as "King" and Aspen Vincent as "Beauty" in La Jolla Playhouse's production of SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES; photo by T. Charles Erickson.
  • Kecia Lewis-Evans (center) and Aspen Vincent in of La Jolla Playhouse's production of SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES; photo by T. Charles Erickson.
"Drop-dead dreamy…Playhouse's savvy retelling of fairy tale brims with winning songs, performances."

The San Diego Union-Tribune

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"Sweet-spirited update of the classic fairy tale."

North County Times

"The inherent charm of the piece captivates our imagination."

Los Angeles Times

"An absolute spark"

La Jolla Light

"A mellow and skillful pop-rock score."

The New York Times

Theatermania.com

“Carrie Manolakos, Bryce Ryness, Bob Stillman, Aspen Vincent et al. Set for La Jolla Playhouse's
Sleeping Beauty Wakes”

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"No matter how long or tiring a day you’ve had, here’s a musical that will keep your eyes wide open."

New Jersey Star Ledger

"…Infectious, charming, tuneful, bittersweet fairytale of loss and love"

CentralJersey.com

“Sleeping Beauty Wakes is a delightful entertainment for the head and the heart"

Talkin Broadway

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The Artist's Journey
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the world premiere-musical Sleeping Beauty Wakes from cast members.

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