DARLING GRENADINE in Concert Set for 5/12

Darling Grenadine is the whimsical new musical from singer-songwriter Daniel Zaitchik. It tells the story of a successful commercial composer and his precarious relationships with his girlfriend, his brother, and his Labrador Retriever.

A singular melding of old and new, comedy and melancholy, it is an intimate, contemporary portrait told with the grandeur, magic, and fizz of a golden age MGM movie musical. The cinematic feel of the show may also call to mind such films as Annie Hall, The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, or 500 Days of Summer.

The bittersweet romantic comedy will be directed by Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages), and stars Zaitchik, Emily Walton and John Shartzer, with Will Collyer, Lexy Fridell, Brian Muller, and Leah Sprecher. It will be music directed by Deborah Hurwitz and feature acclaimed trumpet player Matt Von Roderick.

To purchase tickets please visit http://rockwell-la.inticketing.com/events/500497/darling-grenadine/.

About Daniel Zaitchik: Daniel Zaitchik is a singer-songwriter, playwright-composer, and sometimes-actor. His musical Picnic at Hanging Rock was developed at Lincoln Center Theatre, the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, and was recently produced at Weber State University and Stoneham Theatre (Young Company.) Other music-theatre projects include Suprema (with playwright Jordan Harrison; developed at Ars Nova, Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, and New Dramatists), Ula (45th St Theatre) and Darling Grenadine (currently in development.) As a singersongwriter, Daniel has played NYC/LA venues including Joe's Pub, 54 Below, Canal Room, Rockwood Music Hall, Room 5 and The Bootleg Theatre. In 2009 Daniel created the multivoiced band Blue Bottle Collection, with whom he released the 2011 concept album Summer of the Soda Fountain Girls. In 2013 he released the solo EP Bad Dancer, and is currently working on his next solo album. His songs were recently featured on the web series "Submissions Only" and "EastSiders." As an actor, Daniel has worked at Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Cherry Lane, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Barrington Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, the Intiman Theatre, and others. Grants and Awards include The Ester B. Kahn Career Entry Award from Boston University, the Frederick Loewe Award from New Dramatists (for Suprema) and The Georgia Bogarduz Holof Lyricist Award (for Picnic at Hanging Rock.) www.danielzaitchik.com.

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