Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 9:46 PM
Subject: Redondo Music Theatre's Season Change


2008-2009 season has changed!

by Rodgers & Hammerstein
In 1999, Time magazine in its "Best of the Century" list, named Carousel the Best Musical of the 20th century.

In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive mill worker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent "up there." Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father's reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. It's easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, CAROUSEL was Rodgers & Hammerstein's personal favorite.

November 6, 7, 8 at 7.30pm
November 9 at 2.00pm

by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop,
Richard Adler and Jerry Ross

Faust meets professional baseball in this Broadway classic from the creators of "The Pajama Game."

Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil (the charming but devious Mr. Applegate) for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life (and wife) he's left behind. With the help of a handy escape clause and a guilt-ridden temptress named Lola, Joe outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self and shepherds the Senators to the World Series.

Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, "Damn Yankees" is a home-run hit whose all-American subject matter and irreverent sense of humor have brought many a sports fan into the theatre. In addition to its many strong male roles, the show features a scene-stealing role in Lola (originally played by a relatively unknown Gwen Verdon), plenty of opportunities for dance, and a catchy score filled with rousing production numbers and popular favorites like "Heart" and "Whatever Lola Wants."

March 20 and 21 at 7.30pm
March 22 at 2.00pm

by Richard Morris, Dick Scanlan and Jeanine Tesori


Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 3:15 PM
Subject: Cancellation of RMT Mille

Redondo Musical Theater “Thoroughly Modern Millie” has been cancelled. Please remove from your calendar.

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