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Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Leigh Warren, Anthony Manough and More in Rubicon Theatre's LONESOME TRAVELER

Rubicon Theatre Company continues its 15th Anniversary Season with the return of Lonesome Traveler, a musical event that takes audiences on a journey down the rivers and streams of American Folk Music -- from the hills of Appalachia to the nightclubs of San Francisco and New York; from the 1920s to the 1960s. Written and directed by Rubicon's Artistic Director James O'Neil, with Musical Direction by Trevor Wheetman, Lonesome Traveler begins April 24 and continues through May 19 at Rubicon Theatre in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below!

Presented in the style of a concert, Lonesome Traveler is performed by nine artists who create musical portraits inspired by folk immortals such as Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, The Carter Family, Lead Belly, Cisco Houston, The Almanac Singers, The Weavers, The Kingston Trio, Peter Paul & Mary and others whose music and influence changed American music - and America itself - forever.

The company includes Jennifer Leigh Warren (Big River and Little Shop of Horrors on Broadway), Anthony Manough (The Lion King and Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway/Rubicon's Songs for a New World), L.A.-based singer/songwriters Justine Bennett and Brendan (B. Willing) James (both mainstays in the Ventura music community and regular performers at Zoey's Café), Sylvie Davidson (a Seattle actress and singer whose credits include work at both ACT and Book-It), second-generation musicians James Webb and Trevor Wheetman, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper (whose recent credits include South Coast Rep, North Coast Rep and Laguna Playhouse), and New York-based actor/musician Justin Flagg (who plays the title character). All of the artists play multiple instruments and sing.

A few of the well-known song titles include "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," "This Land is Your Land," "Deportee," "Talkin' Union," "Goodnight Irene," "Puff, the Magic Dragon," "Mr. Tambourine Man," "We Shall Overcome," "Jamaica Farewell," "Tzena, Tzena, Tzena" and "Maggie's Farm." New songs added for this return engagement include "Turn, Turn, Turn," "The Wabash Cannonball" and others.

Tickets for Lonesome Traveler may be purchased in person through the Rubicon Theatre Box Office, located at 1006 E. Main Street (Laurel entrance). To charge by phone, call (805) 667-2900. Or visit Rubicon online at www.rubicontheatre.org. Twenty-four-hour-a-day ticketing is available online, thanks to a grant from the Irvine Foundation Regional Arts Initiative.

Photo Credit: Jeanne Tanner

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Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Leigh Warren, Anthony Manough and More in Rubicon Theatre's LONESOME TRAVELER
Brendan Willing James as The Poet, Justin Flagg as The Lonesome Traveler, and Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper as The Preacher

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Leigh Warren, Anthony Manough and More in Rubicon Theatre's LONESOME TRAVELER
Jennifer Leigh Warren as The Muse, and Anthony Manough as The Man

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Leigh Warren, Anthony Manough and More in Rubicon Theatre's LONESOME TRAVELER
Justin Flagg as The Lonesome Traveler, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper as The Preacher, Brendan Willing James as The Poet, Anthony Manough as The Man, Jennifer Leigh Warren as The Muse, Justine Bennett as The Activist, Sylvie Davidson as The Lady, James Webb, Musician, and Trevor Wheetman, Musician

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Leigh Warren, Anthony Manough and More in Rubicon Theatre's LONESOME TRAVELER
Sylvie Davidson as The Lady, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper as The Preacher, Justin Flagg as The Lonesome Traveler, and Brendan Willing James as The Poet.

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Leigh Warren, Anthony Manough and More in Rubicon Theatre's LONESOME TRAVELER
Anthony Manough as The Man, Brendan Willing James as The Poet, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper as The Preacher, and Trevor Wheetman, Musician.

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