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Chasing the Song

Page To Stage Musical

Chasing the Song

May 13 - June 15, 2014

Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music and Lyrics by David Bryan
Directed by Christopher Ashley

The creators of the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis follow the evolving American music scene into the early 1960s in this rock 'n' roll-inspired new musical. Elegant Edie's team of hit-makers is upended by the arrival of the newest aspiring songwriter – Edie's daughter Ginny. As Ginny strives to earn her place in the male-dominated world of songwriting, American rock 'n' roll finds itself under siege from the incoming British Invasion.

Directed by Artistic Director Christopher Ashley
Director of Tony Award-winning Memphis and last season's hit comedy
His Girl Friday

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El Henry

La Jolla Playhouse
in association with San Diego Repertory Theatre
presents a Without Walls production

El Henry

June 14 - June 29, 2014

SILO in Makers Quarter, 753 15th Street

By Herbert Siguenza
Directed by Sam Woodhouse

A FUTURISTIC, SITE-BASED ADAPTATION OF SHAKESPEARE'S HENRY IV, PART 1

It’s the year 2045 in a huge, run-down metropolis called Aztlan City (formerly San Diego), where political apathy and corruption run the city while violent barrio families run the streets. Written in Calo, a unique poetic cadence that mixes urban Spanish and English slang, and performed outdoors in an urban street environment – this world premiere adaptation is Shakespeare for the 21st Century.

El Henry is a Without Walls production produced in association with San Diego Repertory Theatre. All performances take place at SILO in Maker’s Quarter, East Village San Diego.

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The Orphan of Zhao

Featuring BD Wong

The Orphan of Zhao

July 8 - August 3, 2014

Mandell Weiss Theatre

A new adaptation by James Fenton
Directed by Carey Perloff

Co-production with American Conservatory Theatre

BD Wong returns to the Playhouse in a luminous reinvention of a classic Chinese legend. In the aftermath of a violent coup, an epic story of self-sacrifice and revenge plays out as a young orphan discovers the shattering truth behind his origins. Often described as the Chinese Hamlet, this gripping tale was the first Chinese play to be translated in the West and has inspired countless operas, plays and movies.

Featuring Tony Award Winner BD Wong
Celebrated actor seen in Broadway's M. Butterfly and TV's Law & Order: SVU

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Ether Dome

West Coast Premiere

Ether Dome

July 13 - August 10, 2014

Mandell Weiss Forum

By Elizabeth Egloff
Directed by Michael Wilson

Co-production with Huntington Theatre Company and Hartford Stage

When a new treatment promises to eradicate pain, a doctor and his student play out an epic battle between altruism and ambition. Based on the true story of the discovery of ether as an anesthetic in 1846, Ether Dome is a fascinating new play that explores the pain that afflicts humankind, our attempts to find relief and the beginning of healthcare as big business.

Written by Elizabeth Egloff
Award-winning playwright (The Swan), who brings to vivid life the human drama behind one of the greatest innovations in medical history

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Kingdom City

World Premiere Play

Kingdom City

September 4 - October 5, 2014

Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

By Sheri Wilner

When displaced New York director Miriam finds herself in Kingdom City, Missouri, she reluctantly agrees to direct a high school production of The Crucible. As the students fall deeper into their roles, the play unlocks their own unspoken desires, creating a firestorm in this small, predominantly Christian town. A comic and smart world premiere in which a 20th Century classic play inspires a 21st Century showdown.

Written by Sheri Wilner
Playwright who has won numerous awards has been published in over a dozen anthologies.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

U.S. Premiere Musical

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

October 26 – December 7, 2014

Mandell Weiss Theatre

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell
Directed by Scott Schwartz

Based on the novel by Victor Hugo.
Produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse, by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is the only stage collaboration from two masters of the American musical theatre, composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. In this brand new production, a lush, emotionally rich score highlights the music's orchestral power and choral beauty in an intimate retelling of the famous love story.

Featuring a lush score by the multiple Academy®, Grammy® and Tony® Award-winning team of composer Alan Menken (Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors) and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin)

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