Completed Shows for Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre
2015 / 2016 Season
South Pacific, November 7 – 22, 2015
Disney’s The Little Mermaid, January 30 – February 14, 2016
THE WORLD PREMIERE of Enchanted April – A new musical romance, April 23 – May 8, 2016
Check our Casting Page for Auditions now scheduled!
The ultimate show-biz musical, 42ND STREET is a celebration of Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theatre. Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star?
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Anything Goes is the story of madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. The musical introduced music and lyrics by Cole Porter with such songs as “Anything Goes”, “You’re the Top”, and “I Get a Kick Out of You.”
January 28 – February 12, 2017 (Click for Cast Info and Performance Photos)
With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Evita concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows Evita’s early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death.
April 29 – May 14, 2017 (Click for Cast Info and Performance Photos)
Fiddler on the Roof
Attempting to live a normal life filled with Jewish traditions in early twentieth century Russia, Tevye , a dairyman, is searching for appropriate husbands for his three eldest daughters – Tzeital, Hodel and Chava. In a break of tradition, his daughters refuse to accept the wishes of the matchmaker, Yente, and their father. Instead, they marry men that they love. Meanwhile, Russians are instigating terrible pogroms against the Jewish people in Russia. In the end, the Jews of Anatevka are forced to leave their homes and Tevye is determined to start a better life in a new land.
April 17 – May 3, 2015 (Click for Cast Info and Production Photos)
Forever Plaid / The Taffetas
FOREVER PLAID is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. This deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950′s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was.
Singing in the closest of harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with over-zealous precision, the “Plaids” are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they’re not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950′s.
THE TAFFETAS is set in 1950-something, and these four singing sisters from Muncie, Indiana are making their national television debut on the Dumont Television Network’s Spotlight on Music!
THE TAFFETAS pays tribute to the sounds of The McGuire Sisters, The Fontane Sisters and The Chordettes. Opening Off-Broadway almost two years before Forever Plaid, THE TAFFETAS made nostalgia what it is today! Spend an hour and a half with Kaye, Peggy, Cheryl and Donna and their band, and remember what Sunday night television was like on your 12-inch black and white screen!
January 30 – February 15, 2015 (Click for Cast Info and Production Photos)
My Fair Lady
Based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, My Fair Lady is the wildly popular story concerning Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a lady. The musical’s 1956 Broadway production was a momentous hit, setting a record for the longest run of any major musical theatre production in history. It was followed by a hit London production, a popular film version, and numerous revivals. It has been called “the perfect musical” with such memorable songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Wouldn’t It be Loverly” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”
November 5 – 20, 2016 (Click for Cast Info and Performance Photos)
Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
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Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award -nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others.
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Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.”
January 30 – February 14, 2016 (Click for Cast Info and Performance Photos)
Singin’ in the Rain
Taking place in 1920s Hollywood, this light-hearted romantic comedy focuses on two movie actors and how they deal with the transition from silent pictures to the early days of sound film. Don Lockwood and Lina Lamount are the toast of Hollywood. However, Lina has been cursed with a terrible, grating voice. Thus, problems occur when she and Don star in their first talking movie. Secretly, Don and the studio executives arrange to have a beautiful, up-and-coming actress, Kathy, mime for Lina. Luckily, the movie is a hit. However, Lina is furious. In the end, Lina’s terrible voice is revealed to the public and Don and Kathy fall in love.
November 7 – 23, 2014 (Click for Cast Info and Production Photos)
The classic musical set against the dramatic background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific intertwines the themes of romance, duty, and prejudice to create a story that is all at once hilarious, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. Based on the anecdotes of a real-life U.S. Navy commander who was stationed on an island, the musical follows two intercultural love stories: Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with Emile, a French plantation owner on the island who has two children from his late Polynesian wife; at the same time, U.S. Lieutenant Cable falls for a beautiful island native named Liat. Both Americans find themselves struggling to reconcile their own cultural prejudices with their amorous feelings, all the while under the dark cloud of a war that is coming ever closer to their island paradise. Featuring such Broadway musical classics including “Younger Than Springtime,” “Some Enchanted Evening” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.”
November 7 – 22, 2015 (Click for Cast Info and Performance Photos)
The World Premiere of “Enchanted April”
Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre presented the pre-Broadway, WORLD PREMIERE, of a new musical by award winning Lyricist Charles Leipart and Composer Richard Evans. The story is based on the 1922 novel by Elizabeth von Arnim , which has also been produced as a Tony Award nominee for Best Play on Broadway and made into an Oscar nominated film. Enchanted April is a lively romp about four English women who vacation in Italy. The story and lively musical score reflect its setting in post-Victorian London and in Portofino, Italy – the Jazz Age and the 1920s – romantic, lyrical, jazzy. Life and love are about to bloom for four London women. These four ladies find each other, and the castle of their dreams, for one magical month on the Mediterranean. They seek a much needed antidote from their London cares and what they find on the Italian shore awakens them to a world of beauty, ardor and the joys of living. Love and comedy ensue when their husbands and lovers descend on the ladies’ heavenly retreat – where passions bloom in the Italian spring!
April 23 – May 8, 2016 (Click for Cast Info and Performance Photos)