BIG FISH, LES MIS and More Highlight Musical Theatre West's 2014-15 Season

MUSICAL THEATRE WEST is thrilled to announce, in its 62nd consecutive year (making it one of the country's longest-running continuing musical theatre companies), some really "Big" news for their audiences and subscribers! For their 2014-2015 season of shows, they will be presenting the first production of the Broadway musical, BIG FISH, since its New York debut with the original Broadway sets and costumes! Continuing with its "'Big' Broadway" season are three more smash-hit shows from the Great White Way - LES MISERABLES, SOUTH PACIFIC and SINGIN' IN THE RAIN! In its 62 years of producing extraordinary musical entertainment, there has never been a season this "Enchanted" or this "Big!"

The Musical Theatre West 2014-2015 season:

Its First Production since its Broadway Debut!
BIG FISH
October 31 - November 16, 2014
Book by John August
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on the film by Tim Burton

BIG FISH is a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed Columbia Pictures film directed by Tim Burton. Original direction and choreography by 5-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys), musicand lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party) and a new book by John August ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Corpse Bride"), who also penned the screenplay for the film version.

Musical Theatre West's production will feature the original Broadway sets and costumes and run at the Carpenter Performing Performing Arts Center in Long Beach October 31 - November 16, 2014. Single tickets will go on sale on September 17, 2014.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Groundbreaking American Classic!
SOUTH PACIFIC
Febraury 12 - March 1, 2015
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
Book by Oscar Hammerstin and Joshua Logan

Ensign Nellie Forbush meets dashing plantation owner Emilie de Becque on an island in the South Pacific at the height of World War II. "Honey Bun," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair," "Younger than Springtime" and of course, "Some Enchanted Evening" are only a few of the hit songs from this Rodgers and Hammerstein gem.

The World's Most Popular Musical!
LES MISERABLES
April 10 - 26, 2015
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer

Finally making its Musical Theatre West premiere is the legendary LES MISERABLES! Based on the Victor Hugo novel, this epic, spectacular, triumph set during the French Revolution tells the story of escaped convict Jean Valjean and his flight from Inspector Javert. Includes the songs "A Little Fall of Rain," "Stars," "Do You Hear the People Sing," and "One Day More."]

One of the Most Famous MGM Musical Classics of all Time!
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
July 10 -26, 2015
Based on the MGM Film with
Choreography by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly

Let the stormy clouds chase everyone from the place, come on with the rain... July 2015 will see a rainstorm on the Carpenter Center stage, when silent film stars Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont learn how to transition to the world of the new fangled talking picture. Based on the M-G-M film the score features "Good Morning," "Moses' Supposes," and the title song.

Season tickets range from $80 - $260 for a four-show package. All tickets are available by calling the Box Office at 562-856-1999 - Ext. 4; at the Box Office in person at 4350 E 7thStreet, Long Beach (cross street is Ximeno) - Box Office hours are 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday or online at www.musical.org.




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