New Musical Insignificant Others Begins West Coast Previews July 14

News   New Musical Insignificant Others Begins West Coast Previews July 14 Insignificant Others, an original musical by San Francisco-based composer and lyricist L. Jay Kuo, begins previews in that famed city July 14.

The musical, which plays the Zeum Theater, "follows the romantic foibles of five friends — two gay men and three straight women — who move to San Francisco from the Midwest seeking love and adventure." The limited engagement is scheduled to run through Aug. 26. The cast features Lillian Askew as Kristen, Erin Diamantides as Jeannine, Sarah Kathleen Farrel as Margaret, Jason Hoover as Jordan, Justin McKee as Erik, Kevin Maldarelli as Andrew, Andrew Sa as Luke and Mary Kalita as Frau Java. The ensemble comprises Alex Rodriguez, Bobby Bryce and Dane Paul Andres. Jamie Cunanani, David Garcia and Luke Klipp are Swings.

"I wrote this musical as a tribute to San Francisco," said composer-lyricist Kuo in a recent statement. "The characters move here and they fall in love, both with the people they meet and with San Francisco itself. It's a modern day musical tale of the city."

Zeum Theater at Yerba Buena is located in San Francisco at 4th and Howard Streets. Tickets are priced $35 and $39; for more information visit www.isomusical.com.