Rodgers and Hart’s classic 1937 musical, Babes in Arms, will begin the season, Sept. 9-21. Glenn Casale and Dan Mojica will direct the production, which features such tunes as “Where or When,” “Babes in Arms,” “I Wish I Were in Love Again,” “My Funny Valentine,” “Johnny One Note” and “The Lady Is a Tramp.” Kismet, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, will be the second Reprise! offering of the new season, Jan. 20, 2004-Feb. 1. Featuring a score by Alexander Borodin, Robert Wright and George Forrest, the musical boasts such songs as “Stranger in Paradise,” “Baubles Bangles and Beads” and “And This Is My Beloved.” Arthur Allan Seidelman, who helmed the Reprise! Mountings of Hair, Follies, Mack and Mabel, Of Thee I Sing and The Boys From Syracuse will direct.
The final concert production of the season will be Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical Company, May 18-30. David Lee, who created the television series “Wings” and “Frasier” will direct the musical, which features a book by George Furth and such Sondheim favorites as “Being Alive,” “Getting Married Today,” “The Ladies Who Lunch,” “Barcelona,” “Sorry Grateful” and the title tune.
Reprise! Broadway’s Best began with a concert version of Promises, Promises starring Jason Alexander, Alan Thicke and Jean Smart. Since that time 20 musicals have been presented at the UCLA Freud Playhouse, which is located within Macgowan Hall. Tickets, priced at $50 and $60, are available by calling the UCLA central ticket office at (310) 825-2101. Go to www.reprise.org for more information.