Tintypes, the Tony-nominated musical revue of traditional American tunes, returns to Los Angeles opening a run at the Rubicon Theatre Sept. 21 and playing through Oct. 20. Greg Zerkle, who appeared on Broadway in Grand Hotel and Into the Woods, stars as president Theodore Roosevelt with Helen Hayes Award nominee Darlesia Cearcy (Sarah in the national tour of Ragtime) as Susannah.
Employing early 20th Century hits like "Yankee Doodle Dandy," "You're a Grand Old Flag," "Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight" and "Motherless Child," Tintypes tells the story of pre-World War I America through the personalities of the times, including President Roosevelt, anarchist Emma Goldman and naughty, but glamorous Broadway star Anna Held, who inspired Ziegfeld's Follies. Nominated for three Tony Awards in 1981, Tintypes was conceived by Mary Kyte, Mel Marvin and Gary Peale.
Also in the cast are Heather Lee (Beauty and the Beast) as Anna Held, Eric Olson (Ragtime national tour) as Charlie and Lisa Fishman as Goldman.
Bonnie Hellman, who directed Rubicon's recent The World Goes Round and High Button Shoes, helms Tintypes. Jim Alexander and Cindy Robinson are the choreographers. David Potter is the musical director.