Alison Fraser, Sebastian La Cause and More Set for Reading of New Rancho Musical | Playbill

News Alison Fraser, Sebastian La Cause and More Set for Reading of New Rancho Musical
A reading of Rancho Cucamonga, a new musical about the misadventures of a single mother and her ten-year-old son, will be presented Dec. 8 at the Producer's Club.

The by-invitation-only reading will be directed by Sheryl Kaller with musical direction by Steven Silverstein. The cast will feature Alison Fraser, Sebastian La Cause, Adam Heller, J. Matthew Riopelle, Gene Biscontini, Lisa Adams, Jenny Eisenhower and Jaygee Macapugay. Show time is 4 PM. Rancho Cucamonga features book and lyrics by J. Matthew Riopelle and Rob Gerlach and music by Clint Edwards.

The musical, according to production notes, follows "the never-ending misguided and wacky adventures of a single mother, Maxine (Fraser) and Elliot, her ten-year old son (Biscontini). The play begins in 1975 with a struggle between Mother and Son who need to come to terms with their unusual and complicated relationship. As the years move on, we are told the story from the older Elliot's perspective (Riopelle) and while living on the edge of the American dream in an up and coming development town called Rancho Cucamonga, the intimate musical chronicles the joys, pains and confusion of parenting a parent, learning to let go and the reality of coming of age. Throw in a sexy Mexican plumber named Carlos (La Cause), a virtuoso real estate agent named Norbert (Heller), a struggling beauty salon with three bizarre hairdressers (Adams, Eisenhower and Macapugay) and you've got yourself the ingredients of a hilarious new musical."

This reading is being produced by Kim Vasquez.

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