Strangers in Paradise: Reprise! Kismet Begins Perfs. Jan. 20

News   Strangers in Paradise: Reprise! Kismet Begins Perfs. Jan. 20 The Reprise! mounting of Wright and Forrest's Kismet begins performances at UCLA's Freud Playhouse Jan. 20.

Len Cariou, Jason Graae and Anthony Crivello head the company of the production, which runs through Feb. 1. The cast also features James Below, James Black, David Brouwer, David Burnham, Teressa Byrne, Wendy Calio, R.F. Daley, John Ganun, Seth Hampton, Laura Hornberger, Caryn E. Kaplan, Jill Lewis, Natalie Nucci, Chris Prinzo, Brad Standley, Diane Vincent and Jennifer Leigh Warren as Lalume.

Featuring a score by Alexander Borodin, Robert Wright and George Forrest, Kismet 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 directs; Rob Barron choreographs.

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.

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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.

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