By Adam Hetrick
07 Jun 2012
Tony Award-nominated Rock of Ages director Kristin Hanggi stages the 90-minute juke-box musical that uses the songs of the Beach Boys for its score. J. Burton Gold and Jason Setterlund are the authors. Surf will debut June 22. Rehearsls are currently underway in Las Vegas.
RJ Durell is choreographer, with Ed Hamilton as musical director.
Here's how it's characterized: "Surf the Musical highlights the fun and energy felt in the music of The Beach Boys and the integrity of the music is always maintained. From RJ Durell's celebratory choreography to the fun and flirty costumes, the show transports audiences back to a sunny time when a surfboard and some great tunes were all that was needed to have a good time. With Surf the Musical, Hanggi takes the classic beach party concept, and gives it a modern and relate-able feel, encouraging audiences to fall in love again."
Surf has aerial design and choreography by Dreya Weber, scenic design by Tony nominee Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Tony nominee Gregory Gale, lighting design by Tony winner Howell Binkley, video and projection design by Darrel Maloney, and hair and makeup by Tom Watson.
Surf the Musical is produced by J. Burton Gold, Michael Ingram and Skip Klintworth.
For tickets, visit TicketMaster.com or phone (800) 745-3000.