Roommates in college, Ryness and Snyder have gone on to star on Broadway in Hair and Cry-Baby, respectively. As recording artists, Ryness has released a debut album entitled "A Fire in the Night," and Snyder has recorded "LA Curse."
At Barre, "the two will reunite for an intimate evening of music, sharing their separate journeys from L.A. to New York and beyond."
Show at Barre is located at 1714 North Vermont in Los Angeles. Tickets, priced at $10, can be purchased here.
Dangerous Beauty, based on a true story, "tells the tumultuous tale of Veronica Franco (Jenny Powers), a celebrated courtesan/poet of 16th century Venice. Forced to become a courtesan when her family fortune is lost, preventing her from marrying the man she loves (played by Snyder), Veronica ultimately embraces the courtesan life because it affords her extraordinary education and access. It is not long before she is the most influential woman in the cultural and political life of her beloved city. As Veronica's star rises, however, Venice is ravaged by war, plague, and the Inquisition. When Veronica finds herself on trial for witchcraft, she realizes that only her personal integrity can save her."
The musical is adapted from the New Regency screenplay "The Honest Courtesan" written by Jeannine Dominy, released as the film "Dangerous Beauty." It's inspired by the scholarly book "The Honest Courtesan" by USC Professor Margaret Rosenthal.
Dangerous Beauty will continue at Pasadena Playhouse (39 S. El Molino Avenue in Pasadena, CA) through March 13.
For additional information visit www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org.