Broadway Musical Glory Days Arrives in L.A. March 17

News   Broadway Musical Glory Days Arrives in L.A. March 17
 
Glory Days, the short-lived Broadway musical about a group of high school friends who reunite after their first year away at college, begins performances in Los Angeles March 17 at the Lillian Theatre.

Writers Nick Blaemire and James Gardiner
Writers Nick Blaemire and James Gardiner Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Calvin Remsberg directs the 90-minute musical that will officially open March 19 for a run through May 8. James May is music director. Tricia Stabile, Anthony Gruppuso and Remsberg produce the run.

Glory Days features a book by James Gardiner and a score by Nick Blaemire; the duo began penning the musical during their early years in college. The musical famously debuted at Virginia's Signature Theatre in winter 2008 and later transferred to Broadway that spring, where it shuttered following its opening-night performance.

The Los Angeles cast includes Alex Robert Holmes as Skip, Derek Klena as Will, Matthew Koehler as Andy, Ian Littleworth as Jack and understudies Jeffrey Scott Parsons and Alex Martinez Wallace.

Glory Days has scenic design by Andrew Hammer, costume design by Melissa Merwin, lighting design by Jeremy Pivnick and sound design by Joseph "Sloe" Slawinski.

Here's how producers bill the work: "Four high school friends meet one night, a year after graduation, on the high school football field's bleachers. Will introduces the background of the four friends. Will has invited the three of his friends, Andy (Will's college roommate), Skip (who went to an Ivy league school), and Jack (similarly separated from Will, Andy, and Skip, though where is not specified) to meet with him. As the friends arrive, Will begins to catch up with his friends and in the process gets caught up in a traditional match of male-bonding/one-upsmanship with Andy over their College sexual exploits. Will also mentions the purpose of the midnight meeting: to play a prank on the friends' high school rivals/oppressors/classmates, and though all four are not right off the bat on board for the prank Will manages to convince them. Glory Days begins and ends on this one night, or does it end and begin?" For tickets phone (323) 960-7753 or visit LAStageAlliance. The Lillian Theatre is located at 6322 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood.

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