Big Block Theatrical to Present INAPPROPRIATE at Odyssey Theatre, 11/14-24
Big Block Theatrical (Heathers) to present INAPPROPRIATE, a pop-rock musical with a book by Michael Sottile and Lonnie McNeil (Eubie!, Ain't Misbehavin', Bubbling Brown Sugar); music and lyrics by Michael Sottile (Torch Song Trilogy, JOAN.,Snowman In The Dunes), co- directed by Michael Sottile & Ray Leeper, choreography by Ray Leeper ("So You Think You Can Dance," "The X Factor") and musical direction by Keith Harrison(The Boys From Syracuse, Million Dollar Quartet). Performances will begin on November 14 through November 24 at LA's Odyssey Theatre (2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd) tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting Plays411.com.
Dealing with modern day issues, INAPPROPRIATE is a pop-rock musical created from the journal entries and poetry of teenagers.
One of the last musicals to perform on the old Theatre Row, INAPPROPRIATE ran Off-Broadway to much acclaim in 2000 and was extended multiple times. During the run, the show and its message were featured on both the "Today Show" and the "Queen Latifah Show." From there, the show ran in Los Angeles at the Coronet Theatre with equally positive response, garnering endorsements from the likes of Randy Jackson, Janet Jackson and Paula Abdul. The show's journey to Broadway was halted by various unforeseen circumstances and soon disappeared. Now, 13 years later, with an updated script and score INAPPROPRIATE will begin its journey once more.
The talented young cast includes: Brenna Bloom, Grant Jordan, Chase O'Donnell, Lexy Panterra, Honey Ribar, Marco Ramos, Austin Scott,Aaron Sheff, Benjamin Shuman, Aliya Stuart, Charlotte Wen. Creative team includes: Lighting & Projections Design by Marc Brickman(Young Frankenstein, Blue Man Group),Lighting & Projection Design by Dietrich Juengling, Sound Design by Martin Carrillo ( J.O.B. the Hip Hopera: LA Ovation Award Nom, Antebellum New Orleans 1836:LA Ovation Winner), Set Design by Ellen Rousseau (The Weight of Water), Costume Design by Shane Ballard , Musical Arrangement by Peter Keisewalter (upcoming The Hills Are Alive), Vocal Design by Ann Marie Milazzo (Next to Normal, Spring Awakening).