Six shows set for next La Jolla Playhouse season; subscriptions on sale

Brendan Milburn (composer) and Valerie Vigoda (lyricist) work on ‘Sleeping Beauty Wakes,’ set for a summer run at La Jolla Playhouse. Photo David Allen
Brendan Milburn (composer) and Valerie Vigoda (lyricist) work on ‘Sleeping Beauty Wakes,’ set for a summer run at La Jolla Playhouse. Photo David Allen

La Jolla Playhouse announced its sixth and final production of the 2011-12 season: A musical adaptation of “Sleeping Beauty Wakes,” to run July 19–Aug. 21 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. In “Sleeping Beauty Wakes,” a young beauty is brought to a sleep disorder clinic, and soon all the patients find themselves sharing a familiar dream.

With a score by composer Brendan Milburn and lyricist Valerie Vigoda, both of the acclaimed trio GrooveLily (“Striking 12,” “Long Story Short”), the production will be based on the book by Rachel Sheinkin (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) and directed by Rebecca Taichman, who will also direct the Playhouse’s 2011/12 world premiere of “Milk Like Sugar.“

“Sleeping Beauty Wakes “ will be a co-production with Princeton’s McCarter Theatre.

The complete 2011/12 Playhouse season includes:

  1. World-premiere of

“A Dram of Drummhicit,”

by Arthur Kopit and Anton Dudley, directed by Christopher Ashley, May 17–June 12, Mandell Weiss Theatre

2. 

“Peer Gynt,”

by Henrik Ibsen, adapted and directed by David Schweizer, June 28–July 24, Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

3. 

“Sleeping Beauty Wakes”

  1.  World premiere of

“Milk Like Sugar,”

co-commission with Theater Masters, by Kirsten Greenidge, directed by Rebecca Taichman, Aug. 30–Sept. 25, Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

  1. World-premiere musical

“Finding Neverland,”

book by Allan Knee, music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie, directed/choreographed by Rob Ashford, Nov. 8–Dec. 11, Mandell Weiss Theatre

6. 

"A

merican Night: The Ballad of Juan José,”

written by Richard Montoya for Culture Clash, developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney, directed by Jo Bonney, Jan 27–Feb 26, 2012, Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre.

Subscription tickets to the Playhouse’s 2011/12 season (from $266 for six shows) are available at (858) 550-1010 or

lajollaplayhouse.org

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