The Off-Broadway musical Inappropriate is coming to Los Angeles. A production opened March 24 at the Coronet Theatre for a limited engagement through April 30. Co-created by A. MIchael DeSisto and Lonnie McNeill, the musical tells a tale of teenage pain and triumph in the face of drug abuse, neglect and alienation. Based on true stories written by teens, the show utilizes poetry, song, voice and movement to deliver its youthful message.
Presented by De Sisto and Butterfly productions, the show is co-directed by choreographer Ray Leeper and composer Michael Sottile. The cast is comprised of Mia Benenate, Averie Boyer, Josh Geyer, Elizabath Irwin, Jamie Ourisman, Adam Schiffman, Diane Schwartz and Sarah Seckinger.
The producers advise that although the show is not for children under 12, it can be "thought-provoking and heartening for teenagers."
Coronet Theatre is located at 366 N. LaCienaga Blvd. For tickets and information call (310) 657-7377 or call Ticketmaster.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent