Manchester will perform the classic standards of Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and others, as well as a medley of her own hits, including “Midnight Blue,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” “Come in from the Rain,” “The Theme from Ice Castles” (“Through the Eyes of Love”), and “Whenever I Call You Friend," which she co-wrote with Kenny Loggins. Songs by the Bee Gees, Bill Haley and the Comets and more will also be featured in the production, which is scheduled to run Dec. 1-19. The eight featured dancers will include Anya, Christopher Beroiz, Willem de Vries, Melissa Giattino, Michael Kuka, Natalia Lind, Alicia Michelle Richardson and Richard Schwartz. Cate Caplin will direct and choreograph with Dean Mora providing musical direction. Stephan Oberhoff will contribute arrangements.
Manchester's stage credits include Sweeney Todd; Song and Dance; Music of the Night; and Hats!, for which she co-wrote several songs with Sharon Vaughan. In addition to her pop music career as a singer-songwriter, Manchester wrote songs for the Disney films "The Great Mouse Detective" and "Lady and the Tramp II."
The Rubicon Theatre is located at 1006 East Main Street in Ventura. For more information and tickets, visit rubicontheatre.org.