THE LYRIC THEATRE ON LA BREA
PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
BY DOUG HAVERTY AND ADRYAN RUSS
PERFORMANCES BEGIN MAY 13; OPENING SET FOR MAY 20
The Lyric Theatre on N. La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles concludes its 2011 season of musicals with the world premiere of iGhost, book by Doug Haverty, music by Adryan Russ, and lyrics by Russ and Haverty. Directed by Jules Aaron, performances begin on May 13, and opening night is set for Friday, May 20 at 8:00. The limited run will continue through June 18.
Spirits soar in this contemporary, musicalized spin on the Oscar Wilde classic The Canterville Ghost. In iGhost, a young artist unleashes bluetooth, wireless wizardry into a haunted castle with bombastic, humorous, and surprisingly romantic results. Creators Doug Haverty and Adryan Russ are also the writers of off-Broadway’s Inside Out.
The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Andrew Appel, Dorrie Braun, Erin Carter, Kayla Dillman, Zachary Ford, Courtney Freed, Matthew Frow, Rebecca Johnson, Tyler Milliron, Bonnie Snyder, R. Scott Thompson, Peter Welkin, and Paul Zegler. Set and lighting design are by J.C. Gafford, costume design is by Angela Eads, and sound design is by Marika Tjelios. Richard Berent serves as musical director, Allison Bibicoff is the choreographer, and the stage manager is Stephanie Boltjes. iGhost is part of the Fourth Annual Festival of New American Musicals.
The world premiere production of iGhost will play two preview performances on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, at 8pm. Opening night is set for Friday, May 20 at 8:00, and the run will continue through June 18 only. The running schedule is Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00, with added Sunday performances on June 5 and 12 at 7pm. There will be post-show talkbacks with the cast and creative team following both Sunday evening performances.
The Lyric Theatre is located at 520 N. La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, 90036. Street parking is available. For more information on iGhost, the Lyric Theatre, and the season of musicals, visit www.LyricTheatreLA.com.
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