Photo Flash: Opening Night of MTW's SUMMER OF LOVE
The brand new musical SUMMER OF LOVE recently had its world premiere at Musical Theatre West and continues through April 17 at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts in Long Beach, CA. This original production will be directed by the show's creator and writer, Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream) with choreography by Lee Martino and musical direction by Michael Borth and Michael Paternostro. This production is included in the 2011 FESTIVAL OF NEW AMERICAN MUSICALS.
SUMMER OF LOVE is set in 1967, as the countercultural revolution exploded in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco with riotous politics, creative expression, and amazing music. Holly, a young runaway bride arrives on the scene, and learns to make her own kind of music amid the hippies and dropouts populating the Golden Gate Park. This psychedelic new show features music from some of the most impressionable artists of the love generation: The Mamas and the Papas, Sly & the Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane, Blood, Sweat & Tears and many more.
The performance schedule for SUMMER OF LOVE is Thursdays and through Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., with a 7 p.m. performance added on April 10th. Tickets start at $30, with last-row seating available at an additional discount. There is a $3 service charge per ticket. Prices are subject to change without notice. Group rates are available for 15 or more. Musical Theatre West performs at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center located at 6200 E. Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 90815.
Tickets for SUMMER OF LOVE are on sale now and may be purchased online at www.musical.org or by phone at 562-856-1999 x4. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Musical Theatre West Box Office located at 4350 E. 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90804 from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more information on Musical Theatre West's production of SUMMER OF LOVE, please visit www.musical.org.
Photos courtesy of Musical Theatre West/Caught In the Moment Photography.
Creator Roger Bean and Cast
Cast curtain call bows