Musical Theatre West's 2010-11 season offers 'Annie,' 'Cats,' 'Wedding Singer' and a Roger Bean premiere
Musical Theatre West will turn back the clock with a 2010-11 lineup that includes three revivals of Broadway musicals and one world premiere from Roger Bean, creator of "The Marvelous Wonderettes" and other nostalgic jukebox shows.
The company, which performs at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, will begin its 58th season Oct. 29-Nov. 14 with "Annie," the Tony-winning Depression-era tale inspired by the feisty heroine from the comic pages.
Feb. 11-27, MTW will present another Tony winner, "Cats," Andrew Lloyd Webber's riff on T.S. Eliot's whimsical poems, which opened on Broadway in 1982 and ran for 18 years.
"The Summer of Love," which follows the adventures of a San Francisco flower child, will debut April 1-17. It's the latest offering from Bean, whose credits include "Wonderettes," "The Andrews Brothers" and "Life Could Be a Dream."
The season will end July 8-24, 2011, with "The Wedding Singer," an ode to the '80s based on the Adam Sandler movie about a wedding performer who gets left at the altar on his own big day.
-- Karen Wada