Rubicon Theatre Presents the World Premiere Of I DIG ROCK & ROLL MUSIC

Rubicon Theatre Presents the World Premiere Of I DIG ROCK & ROLL MUSIC

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of I DIG ROCK & ROLL MUSIC which opens this Saturday, September 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. A co-production with Laguna Playhouse, the event continues through September 16 at Rubicon Theatre and runs September 19 through 23 at Laguna.

A sequel to Lonesome Traveler, which premiered at Rubicon in 2013 and transferred Off-Broadway, earning Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations, I Dig Rock & Roll Music is a celebration of folk-rock then and now. Described as a theatrical concert, the evening features songs from 1965 through the 1970s made famous by Peter, Paul and Mary; The Mamas and the Papas; Carole King; Joni Mitchell; Carly Simon; The Fifth Dimension; The Association; Otis Redding; Cat Stevens; The Youngbloods; The Beatles; The Eagles; and many others. I Dig Rock and Roll Music also includes original songs inspired by the era written by Noel Paul Stookey (Paul of Peter, Paul and Mary), and several of the performers. The event was conceived by Ovation winner and Rubicon co-founder James O'Neil, Lifetime Grammy Award-winner George Grove, and LADCC-winner/Tony nominee Dan Wheetman. Musical direction is by Trevor Wheetman, with arrangements by George Grove and the performers.

I Dig Rock & Roll Music features six performers, most singer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalists: Caitlin Ary, Sylvie Davidson, Brendan Willing James, CHRIS LASH, and Trevor Wheetman, with Matt Tucci on drums. James, Davidson and Wheetman met in the cast of Lonesome Traveler (Davidson and Wheetman later married, moved to Nashville and became writing recording partners). Tucci returns to Rubicon having been a part of the company of Return to the Forbidden Planet. Partners Ary and Lash are making their Rubicon debut.

Tickets for I Dig Rock & Roll Music at Rubicon Theatre may be purchased online at www.rubicontheatre.org, or by phone at 805.667.2900. Performances are Wednesdays at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m., Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. (new time this season!), Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the theatre box office, open Noon to 6:00 p.m. and one-hour prior to curtain Tuesdays through Sundays during the run. Rubicon Theatre is located at 1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001.

Talkbacks with the artists are scheduled following Wednesday performances through the run.

Opening night begins with a pre-show reception in the downstairs rehearsal hall at 6:00 p.m. with step-and-repeat, photos, champagne, beers and light hors d'oeuvres. (Those attending the reception should pick up tickets at the Laurel Street door. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. A party follows at Rhumbline on the Harbor at 9:30 p.m. with the performers.

 

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