Beach Boys Tuner Surf the Musical Delays Las Vegas Premiere to June 27
By Adam Hetrick
Surf the Musical, a new juke-box musical celebrating the songs of the Beach Boys and featuring direction by Rock of Ages Tony nominee Kristin Hanggi, has delayed the start of performances at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
The 90-minute musical, which features a host of Broadway talent, was originally scheduled to begin performances June 22. The creative team has now announced a new start date of June 27 to allow for additional rehearsal time.
J. Burton Gold and Jason Setterlund authored Surf the Musical, which has choreography by RJ Durell and musical direction by Ed Hamilton.
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."
The cast features Marshal Kennedy Carolan (Hair, Mamma Mia!), Lauren Zakrin (Legally Blonde, Wicked), Adrian Zmed (Grease, "Grease 2," Children of Eden), Todd Buonopane (Spelling Bee..., "30 Rock"), Tony nominee Robert Torti (Starlight Express, Joseph...), Riley Costello (13, Everyday Rapture), Alex Ringler (A Chorus Line, West Side Story), Nick Daldon (Hairspray, Hair), Tiffany Daniels (The Color Purple), Julie Kotidares (A Chorus Line), Colt Prattes, Joseph J. Simeone (The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story), Cassie Simone, Nikkia Tuazon ("Glee"), Jonathan Walker White, Bryan Anthony, Joseph Corella (All Shook Up, Grease), Brooke Engen (Hairspray, Gypsy), Tiffany Engen (Legally Blonde), Ryan Koss (Soul Doctor, Lucky Guy), Chi Lopes, Trevor Lortiz, Rob Peters, Christie Portera, Rhapsody, Amu Ryerson and Warren Vanover.
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.
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