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Rubicon Theatre presents the World Premiere of THE BABY DANCE: MIXED, a new adaptation by Emmy Award-winner JANE ANDERSON (“Olive Kitteridge”) of her acclaimed 1989 play The Baby Dance. A drama delicately laced with comic overtones, THE BABY DANCE: MIXED is directed by Rubicon Artistic Associate JENNY SULLIVAN. It is a compelling and urgent play about race, class, and wanting the perfect child. In the story, Regina and Richard, an affluent mixed-race couple in Los Angeles, have everything except a baby.
Melissa Hammans of the popular concert Back to the Garden returns to Rubicon by popular demand with her newest concert NASHVILLE GAL, featuring music from the first ladies of country music: Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and others. From the Kentucky coal mines to the Mississippi Delta, these Nashville gals found their way to Music City and changed America for good. With voices as big as their hearts, and in some cases their hair, they sang from the battlefields of life, love, and heartache in the Deep South.
As their lives intertwined so did their individual talents, and in 2013 Trevor and Sylvie moved to Nashville to focus on writing and performing as a couple. Deriving inspiration from the great poets of songwriting such as Patty Griffin and James Taylor, their music is rooted in folk, Americana, and country. Thoughtful, honest, and often subtly humorous, their songs are rich in conversation and harmony, a perfect marriage of story and melody. But it is - perhaps - the story of their lives together that impacts audiences most.
Rubicon Theatre presents a timely and trenchant production of Shakespeare’s tragedy KING LEAR as the centerpiece of the company’s 20th Anniversary Season. Directed by Co-Founder James O’Neil, the production features a twenty-member cast led by acclaimed actor and company member George Ball, who has starred in previous Rubicon productions of All My Sons, Man of La Mancha, and Jacques Brel… (New York, L.A., and international companies of the latter).
Alex, an unemployed actor, works in the basement mall of an enchanting celebrity home in the hills of Malibu. There, the grass is Irish golf course green, the fish in the pond swim happily but not too fast, and the leaves on the trees shimmer like sequins on Liza Minnelli. Buyer & Cellar is a seriously funny slice of absurdist whimsy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Rubicon Resident Artist Stephanie A. Coltrin directs Brian McDonald in this irresistible one-person comedy.
Tony Award-winning Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls) and L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award-winner Jason Graae (RTC’s Return to the Forbidden Planet, Falsettos) come together in this sassy, sweet and sensationally fun cabaret. The show features a tribute to JERRY HERMAN, composer of Hello, Dolly! and Mame, who has been “a significant influence...both personally and professionally” on the performers. Graae and Prince have also performed together in their club show The Prince and the Showboy, which included their personalized version of the song “You and Me (But Mostly Me)” from The Book of Mormon.
Tony nominees Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway bring their acclaimed cabaret SIBLING REVELRY to Rubicon Theatre Company as part of the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series. The dynamic duo first performed their sister act at New York’s iconic cabaret venue Rainbow and Stars and delighted audiences at the Donmar Warehouse in London and throughout Europe.
Rubicon Theatre Company is seeking submissions for its upcoming production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This new adaptation by Karyl Lynn Burns received rave reviews and earned an Los Angeles Times Critic’s Pick when it premiered in 2015. This year the production returns with Peter Van Norden and Joe Spano reprising their roles as Scrooge and Marley.
Rubicon Theatre launches the company’s 20th Anniversary Season with Taking Sides, a provocative and gripping drama based on the true story of German conductor and composer (and accused Nazi sympathizer) Wilhelm Furtwängler. Written by Academy Award-winner SIR RONALD HARWOOD (“The Pianist”) and directed by Ovation Award-winner STEPHANIE COLTRIN, the play explores the terrible collision between art, power, politics and personal responsibility. Harwood’s dramatization of the investigation into Furtwängler (PETER VAN NORDEN) is set in 1946 in the American Zone of occupied Berlin.
Enrollment is now open for fall acting classes at Rubicon Theatre Company for adults and children ages 5 and older. Classes will be taught by Rubicon Associate Artistic Director Brian McDonald, an award-winning professional actor and director and graduate of Boston Conservatory, whose credits include national tours and work with prestigious regional theatre companies including Denver Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, McCoy-Rigby at La Mirada, Musical Theatre Guild at Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center, and Rubicon.
Celebrate the singers and songs of the silver screen when Broadway leading lady TERI BIBB debuts her new concert ONCE UPON A SONG as part of the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company. Bibb’s soaring soprano has thrilled audiences across the continent and throughout the world.
How much of our identity is created by our minds and our memories? Award-winning playwright Nick Payne (Constellations) explores this question in the West Coast premiere of his dazzling new play about what it means to be human. Four actors play 21 characters in interwoven stories (some based on true events) that examine the extent to which our identities and our choices are governed by the complex and delicate mechanisms of the brain. Payne’s moving and deeply profound play seeks to make sense of the relationship between the physical and metaphysical.
‘A Whole New World’ kicks off the summer youth program with Aladdin JR., based on the iconic animated film and featuring an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Soar to new heights on a magical, flying carpet ride filled with romance, adventure and hilarious hijinks. When street urchin Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her.
The name Nannerl Mozart has long been a footnote in classical music history, but Sylvia Milo’s award-winning THE OTHER MOZART reveals the extraordinary talent and rich inner thoughts of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s sister in the acclaimed Off-Broadway drama the N.Y. Times describes as “strikingly beautiful.”