The award-winning Musical Theatre Guild, a company of professional performers who present concert-staged readings of seldom seen musicals, will conclude its 16th season with SHENANDOAH, a production commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War. The opening performance will take place on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale. A second, and final, performance will occur on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 3:00 PM at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Scherr Forum.
With a passionate Country & Western score, SHENANDOAH is the rousing, moving story of Charlie Anderson, a Southern pacifist who is forced to take action when his youngest son is taken prisoner during the war. Launched in 1975 at Goodspeed Opera House
and transferring to Broadway, SHENANDOAH ran for 1,050 thrilling performances and won Best Book of a Musical and Best Actor TONY® Awards, solidifying John Cullum
's leading man status.
Starring as Charlie is long time MTG member Gordon Goodman
. Completing the large cast are fellow Guild members Roger Befeler
, Chuck Bergman, Melissa Lyons
Caldretti, Dan Callaway
, Christopher Carothers
, Will Collyer
, Zachary Ford
, Joe Hart
, David Holmes
, Kim Huber
, Paul Keith
, Mark C. Reis
with guest artists Morgan Etnyre, Jason Evans
, Mateo Gonzales, Payson Lewis
, Ciarán McCarthy and David Zack
The Alex Theatre is located at 216 North Brand Blvd in Glendale. Tickets are available at the Alex Theatre box office, online atwww.alextheatre.org
or by calling 818-243-ALEX. The Scherr Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza is located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Thousand Oaks. Tickets to this venue are available by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, online atwww.ticketmaster.com
or by visiting the Civic Arts Plaza box office.
The Musical Theatre Guild
Anniversary 2012-2013 season will open in September 2012 and includes such titles as: CALL ME MADAM, CHESS, GIRL CRAZY, and the Los Angeles area premieres of A CATERED AFFAIR and DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY. For the first time in its history, MTG will present all five shows in both venues.