Pasadena Playhouse's South Street, a New Philly-Flavored Musical, Premieres Sept. 16 | Playbill

News Pasadena Playhouse's South Street, a New Philly-Flavored Musical, Premieres Sept. 16
South Street, a musical comedy about a Philadelphia nightspot that is facing transition, gets its premiere at Pasadena Playhouse beginning Sept. 16.

Cast member Maria Eberline
Cast member Maria Eberline

Director Roger Castellano's company includes Maria Eberline, Brent Schindele, Tom Shelton, Valerie Perri, Ezra Buzzington, Lowe Taylor, Matthew Patrick Davis, Andy Scott Harris, Cassie Silva, Harrison White, Jim Holdridge, John Massey, Benjamin Goldsmith and Peter Siragusa.

Performances play the historic California theatre to Oct. 16. Official opening is Sept. 25.

The new musical is by Richard Addrisi (music and lyrics) and Craig Carlisle (book). Addrisi is known for his hit song "Never My Love." It's presented in association with Kathleen K. Johnson (a 2009 Tony Award-winning producer for her participation in Hair, which was named Best Revival of a Musical).

Here's how South Street is characterized: "From an old firehouse to a strip joint to the now-celebrated location of the annual Full Moon Festival, Sammy's Place has been a fixture on Philadelphia's eclectic South Street for decades. It's a place where the locals come to celebrate life and to discover the legendary magic of the rabbit that dwells in Sammy's moon clock hanging over the bar. The club now lies at a crossroads with the ownership threatened and its future in jeopardy. So come on in, grab a seat and experience a song-and-dance filled magical evening of love, laughter and family on South Street — an all-new musical comedy."

The creative team includes choreographer Dana Solimando; scenic designer Andy Walmsley; costume designer Kate Bergh; Tony-nominated lighting designer Brian Monahan; sound designer Julie Ferrin; Tony-winning orchestrator Don Sebesky; music supervisor Andrew Sotomayor; and musical director Michael Borth.

The Pasadena Playhouse is located at 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA. For tickets and information, call (626) 356-7529 or visit

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