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Prelude to a Kiss, the Musical at South Coast Repertory

Dates: (4/5/2024 - 5/4/2024 )

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South Coast Repertory

655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa,CA 92626

Phone: 7147085555

Tickets: $34-$112

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“For better or worse” takes on new meaning when a mysterious guest requests a kiss at Peter and Rita’s wedding—and their lives are forever changed. Originally a South Coast Repertory world premiere, the Tony Award-nominated play returns as a musical. Refreshed, reimagined and elevated by a breathtaking score, this modern fable soars through the peaks and valleys of love—the perfect salve for our disconnected times.

Music by Daniel Messé

Lyrics by Sean Hartley & Daniel Messé

Book by Craig Lucas

Directed by David Ivers

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Watch as Hannah Corneau rehearses 'I Haven't Slept in Years' from Prelude to a Kiss, The Musical with Music Director Wiley DeWeese on piano. The musical has Lyrics by Sean Hartley and Daniel Messé, Music by Daniel Messé and book by Craig Lucas. The production is directed by David Ivers.

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Watch as Conor Ryan rehearses 'The Room Where She Doesn't Sleep' from Prelude to a Kiss, The Musical with Music Director Wylie DeWeese on piano at South Coast Rep. The musical has Lyrics by Sean Hartley and Daniel Messé, Music by Daniel Messé and book by Craig Lucas.

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Craig Lucas returns to one of his theatrical homes as South Coast Repertory will present the world premiere of Prelude to a Kiss, The Musical, lyrics by Sean Hartley and Daniel Messé, music by Messé, book by Lucas. Directed by Ivers, it runs April 5-May 4, 2024 on the Segerstrom Stage as the centerpiece to SCR’s 60th season.

Contest: Win Tickets To South Coast Repertory's Production of PRELUDE TO A KISS, THE MUSICAL
Contest: Win Tickets To South Coast Repertory's Production of PRELUDE TO A KISS, THE MUSICAL
February 27, 2024

You could win two tickets to PRELUDE TO A KISS, THE MUSICAL at South Coast Repertory Theatre on April 13, 2024, at 8:00 PM. Enter the contest below for a chance to win. Contest ends 11:59 PM ET April 6th, 2024.

Video: Watch Director David Ivers Discuss PRELUDE TO A KISS, THE MUSICAL at South Coast Rep
Video: Watch Director David Ivers Discuss PRELUDE TO A KISS, THE MUSICAL at South Coast Rep
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Artistic Director and Director David Ivers discusses the beginnings of “Prelude to a Kiss, The Musical” at SCR. “For better or worse” takes on new meaning when a mysterious guest requests a kiss at Peter and Rita’s wedding—and their lives are forever changed. Watch the video here!

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South Coast Repertory has released a look back at its productions of Craig Lucas's work in honor of its production of 'Prelude to a Kiss, The Musical', running April 5-May 4, 2024. Check out the video retrospective here!

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