Broadway Musical Glory Days Makes Its Los Angeles Debut
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After dazzling audiences in New York and Boston -- and winning the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical revival -- this exciting new staging of Pippin comes to the Pantages. This updated version of the Broadway classic infuses the production with amazing acrobatics and wondrous magical feats, along with the music and lyrics of Stephen Schwartz, award-winning composer of Wicked and Godspell. With classic songs "Corner of the Sky," "No Time at All," "Magic to Do" and "Extraordinary," and recreated versions of Bob Fosse's original choreography, this sexy and sophisticated version of Pippin tells the story of the son of Charlemagne, leader of the Holy Roman Empire, who goes on a death-defying journey to find meaning in life. He encounters love, sex, war and politics, and must ultimately choose between a life that's ordinary or a flash of singular glory. Learn More
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This Los Angeles Premiere is a solid production. Four friends meet one year after high school graduation and find that their lives have changed. Well sung, well acted, great set, competent direction. This production succeeds on almost every...continued
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“Composer Nick Blaemire and writer John Gardiner’s unusually wise and energetic musical is all about the inevitability of growing up and how we frequently outgrow even our most valued friends… Director Calvin Remsberg’s brisk, vivid staging beautifully conveys the passion and vigor of youth — and musical director James May’s lively interpretation of Blaemire’s sometimes haunting, sometimes ferocious rock-musical score artfully captures that moment when silly teenagers suddenly realize they’re becoming somebody else.” -_LA Weekly (Go!)
“_Glory Days shows just how significant an hour and a half of life can be. With likable characters and songs that cry for a second listening, it makes for an entertaining evening of theater that will bring back memories of just how wonderful (or the opposite of wonderful) high school was for us all." -StageSceneLA.com
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Glory Days is a new musical with music and lyrics by Nick Blaemire and book by James Gardiner that premiered at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, on January 15, 2008. The production opened to enthusiastic reviews, including a rave in The Washington Post. The show then moved to the Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway, where after seventeen previews, it opened … and closed … on May 6, 2008.
Glory Days is the story of four high school friends who, after a year away at college, reunite on the bleachers of their high school football field. We soon learn the purpose of the midnight meeting: the boys are planning a prank seeking revenge on their high school football team, who tormented the four during their school years. Things do not go smoothly, as the boys find that their friendship is not what it was. Said Peter Marks in The Washington Post, “Glory Days is a fresh and vivacious one-act musical … real, and surprisingly moving.”
The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Alex Robert Holmes, Derek Klena, Matthew Koehler, Ian Littleworth, Jeffrey Scott Parsons, and Alex Martinez Wallace. The set design is by Andrew Hammer, lighting design is by Jeremy Pivnick, costume design is by Mara Bear, and sound design is by Joseph Slawinski. James May serves as musical director, and the production stage manager is Ronn Goswick.