Santa Monica Playhouse Stages World Premiere of LOVE IN THE KEY OF C# OR Bb thru 3/29

Santa Monica Playhouse Stages World Premiere of LOVE IN THE KEY OF C# OR Bb thru 3/29Santa Monica Playhouse presents the World Premiere of LOVE in the Key of C# (C sharp) or Bb(B flat)- a rockin', romantic, rambunctious, and ever so-slightly risqué musical about first love, puppy love, second-time-around love, everlasting love, love in the afternoon, love of mothers, grandmothers, men at arms, and men in our arms by the award-winning team of Evelyn Rudie and Chris DeCarlo now playing weekends through March 29th.

LOVE in the Key of C# or Bb is helmed by renowned director Chris DeCarlo (12 Critic's Choice Awards) with words & music by Evelyn Rudie ("The most talented and prolific producer-director-lyricist-composer-musician-actress in theatre!" -LA Times) and Matthew Wrather ("A great talent!" - Seen and Heard), and choreographed by Cydne Moore. It's a delightful look at everything from the waiting game to the dating game, from breaking up to making up, from holding hands to wedding bands, and from grandparents to parents to the little ones.

A talented ensemble of six mix romance, humor and a soupcon of spice to create a highly entertaining, light-hearted musical revue that is perfect for all ages - terrific for birthdays, anniversaries, or just for having a wonderful night (or afternoon) on the town.

LOVE in the Key of C# or Bb features Nicole Cleveland (The Break-Up, WAVE Award), Katy Erin Corbell (People With Issues - Best Comedy Film, WizardWorld Film Fest), Molly Gilman (Pinkalicious - New World Stages; originated the roles of Dr. Wink/Alison), Merri Jamison (Welcome to Happy Valley, Cannes Film Festival) and Melissa Ryan (Beauty and the Beast,Regional Tour) with a special guest appearance by Evelyn Rudie.

Veteran director Chris DeCarlo has been acting, writing and directing in Los Angeles for more than 40 years, bringing to the stage over 250 World Premieres and American Premieres, including the critically acclaimed stage adaptation of Dostoevsky's Notes From Underground, Hard Laughsstarring Sammy Shore and Ron Palillo, Michel Garneau's Quatre á Quatre, Stephen King and Robert B. Parker's RAGE, Annie Reiner's Mirage a Trois, Brenda Krantz's Lovely!, starring Louise Sorrell, the Ovation-nominated Picon Pie, Todd Susman's Locked and Loaded, and the long-running Wyse-Rae-Waldman hit musical Funny, You Don't Look Like a Grandmother. Among his LA TIMES Critics' Pick productions are the Sroka/Fleming comedy Dying for Laughs starring Stuart Pankin, and Charlie Lustman's pop operetta Made Me Nuclear. Recent projects include Arnold Schulman's Sleeping Ugly, Lisa Phillips Visca's Raise Me Up, and LA Times Critic's Choices: Last of the Knotts and Jerry Mayer's Aspirin & ELEPHANTS at Santa Monica Playhouse.

LOVE in the Key of C# or Bb plays Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3:30 p.m., through March 29, 2015. Tickets are $29.50: $22.00 for students, teachers, seniors and the military. Admission includes a complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling apple juice and a delicious foil-wrapped chocolate rose. Group rates are also available. For tickets call the Santa Monica Playhouse Box Office at (310) 394-9779 ext. 1 or purchase online at SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com.

The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse is located at 1211 4th Street (between Wilshire and Arizona) in the heart of downtown Santa Monica. Convenient Parking is located directly across the street in city lot #1. By public transportation: take the Santa Monica Blue Bus or the LA Metro Rapid #720 and exit at 4th and Wilshire.


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