Matt Walker directs the presentation which begins Aug. 4 and opens Aug. 10 at Santa Monica's Miles Memorial Playhouse for a run through Sept. 10. Eric Heinly and Andre Holmes serve as co-musical directors.
Much Adoobie is a parody that blends William Shakespeare's classic Much Ado About Nothing with the music of the 1970's rock band. Show materials state "In this spirited tale of wit, wise-cracking and 'What A Fool Believes,' the couples in this comedic, Shakespearean battle of the sexes would rather drift down a murky river of 'Black Water' than pair off in any romantic 'China Grove.' Will our squabbling central characters, Beatrice and Benedick quit 'Takin’ It to the Streets' and start 'Rockin’ Down The Highway'? Will Claudio take Hero in his arms and profess 'You Belong To Me'? All these questions and more will be revealed as the hilarious action unfolds 'Minute By Minute!'"
The cast features Guilford Adams, Eric Anderson, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Travis Clark, Lauren Gira, Tina Groff, Darren Herbert, Andre Holmes, Beth Kennedy, Lynette Rathnam, Jen Seifert, Audrey Siegel, Mike Sulprizio, Matt Walker and Dan Waskom.
The Much Adoobie design team includes Sharon McGunigle (costume), Jeremy Pivnick (lighting) and Robert Ramirez (sound). Choreography is by Nadine Ellis and the production stage manager is Corey Womack.
Among The Troubadour Theater Company's previous fused favorites include Hamlet - The Artist Formerly Known as PRINCE of Denmark, The Comedy of Aerosmith, Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Motown, A Midsummer Saturday Night's Fever Dream, Fleetwood Macbeth, 12th Dog Night, A Christmas Carol King, The Little Drummer Bowie, All’s Kool That Ends Kool, Romeo Hall & Juliet Oates and It's a Stevie Wonderful Life. Tickets to Much Adoobie at the Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd. in Santa Monica, CA, are available by calling (310) 979-7196. For more information, visit www.troubie.com/.