Photo Flash: Musical Theatre Guild presents WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 22nd Anniversary season with the West Coast professional premiere of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, the stage musical version of the Academy© Award nominated film of the same name. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
Preserving the unusual and exhilarating tone of Pedro Almodóvar's 1988 Academy© Award nominated film, this sizzling musical by David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane (the creators of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS), tells the tale of a group of women in late 20th-century Madrid whose relationships with men lead to a tumultuous 48 hours of love, confusion and passion. The original 2010 Broadway production was nominated for three Tony© Awards, with Laura Benanti winning both the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle Award for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Candela.
Joining the previously announced original Broadway cast member Nikka Graff Lanzarone as Candela are Musical Theatre Guild company members Kim Huber (Pepa), Eileen Barnett (Lucia), Robert Yacko (Ivan), Jill Marie Burke (Paulina) with guest artists Tayler Mettra (Marisa) Rodrigo Varandas (Carlos) and Travis Leland (Taxi Driver) rounding out the principal cast. Featured in the ensemble are MTG company members Nancy Lam, Kelly Lester and Steve Limones and guest artists Katie Moya, Gabriel Navarro and Armando Yearwood, Jr.
WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN will be directed by Richard Israel, choreographed by Leslie Stevens, musical direction by Corey Hirsch and is under the production supervision of Katie DeShan.
The "MTG Goes to the Movies" season continues with HIGH SOCIETY (February 11, 2018) and HONEYMOON IN VEGAS (May 11, 2018).
The Alex Theatre is located at 216 N. Brand Blvd in downtown Glendale, CA. Season and single tickets are available by visiting www.alextheatre.org or by calling 818-243-ALEX.
ABOUT MUSICAL Theatre Guild: Now in its 22nd season, Musical Theatre Guild presents rarely staged or forgotten musicals in a semi-staged, script-in-hand format, utilizing professional union actors and a live orchestra. The company membership roster of talent is a "who's who" of L.A.'s musical theatre performers. As part of their duel mission of preserving the original American art form of musical theatre and education, MTG offers free tickets to students at their concerts and in partnership with Los Angeles' Music Center Education Division, is represented with three original revues on their touring roster. Additional information on MTG can be found at www.musicaltheatreguild.com.
Photos by Alan Weston
Rodrigo Varandas and Talyer Mettra
Travis Leland (center) and the Company of WOMEN ON THE VERGE