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Chromolume Theatre to Present THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, THE MUSICAL!, 11/8-12/8

Chromolume Theatre has announced its next production, The Musical of Musicals, The Musical! The show has a book by JoAnne Bogart and Eric Rockwell, music by Rockwell, and lyrics by Bogart, and will be directed for Chromolume by Kristin Towers-Rowles. With choreography by Anna Rubin and music direction by Richard Berent, opening is set for Friday, November 8 at 8pm. The Musical of Musicals will play a strictly limited engagement through December 8 only.

The Musical of Musicals, The Musical! is a musical about musicals! In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers & Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim - and they all deal with the same classic melodrama plot - "I can't pay the rent!" First presented off Broadway in 2003 by the York Theatre Company, the show earned four Drama Desk Award nominations including Outstanding Musical, and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination, also for Outstanding Musical. Productions subsequently ran in London, Canada, and at regional theatres all over the United States.

The Chromolume cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Jean Altadel, Eduardo Enrikez, Jason Peter Kennedy, and Christina Morrell. Scenic and sound design are by James Esposito, lighting design is by Lauren Wemischner, costume design is by Kara McLeod, and the stage manager is Lauren Peters.

Director Kristin Towers-Rowles is a third generation musical theatre actress. Her grandmother was the MGM film star Kathryn Grayson and her grandfather was musician, film actor and Broadway leading man Johnny Johnston. Her mother, Patricia Towers, was a stage actress and singer and her father, Robert Towers, is also a film/stage/TV/radio vet of almost 65 years. Towers-Rowles performed in several national and international tours and at theatres all over California. She spent a year in rep at Sierra Repertory Company and also directed for Kelrik Productions in Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo. She is the co-artistic director of Sustaining Sound Theatre Company.

The Musical of Musicals, The Musical! opens on Friday, November 8 at 8pm. The regular performance schedule is Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm (except 12/8, when curtain is at 7pm), and the run ends December 8. Tickets are $28, with discounts for students and seniors ($25) and children 12 and under ($23), and may be purchased online at www.crtheatre.com, or via telephone at 323-205-1617. Chromolume Theatre at the Attic is located at 5429 W. Washington Boulevard (between the 10 freeway and Hauser Boulevard), in Los Angeles, 90016. Ample street parking is available.

For more information, visit www.crtheatre.com or call 323-510-2688.



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