TITANIC Opens Musical Theatre Guild's 17th Season in Glendale and Thousand Oaks, 9/24 & 30

The award-winning Musical Theatre Guild, a company of professional performers who present concert-staged readings of seldom seen musicals, will open its 17th season with TITANIC. The opening performance will take place on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 7:30 PM at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale. A second, and final, performance will occur on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:00 PM at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Scherr Forum.

Although plagued with technical problems and bad word of mouth during its preview period, TITANIC overcame those obstacles and went on to run 804 performances and win all five of the 1997 TONY® Awards for which it was nominated, including Best Musical. With a score by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone (both TONY® winners for this show), TITANIC was hailed by The New Yorker as “grave and entertaining, somber and joyful... a genuine addition to American musical theatre.” MTG’s staging commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the tragic event.

Starring in TITANIC’s large castare MTG members: Dina Bennett, Chuck Bergman, Teri Bibb, Dan Callaway, Doug Carfrae, Robin DeLano, Zachary Ford, Steven Hack, Joe Hart , David Holmes, Carol Kline, Shauna Markey, William Martinez, Erick McEwen, Lisa Picotte and Jeffrey Christopher Todd with guest artists Stan Chandler, Jeanette Dawson, T.J. Dawson, Tessa Grady, John LaLonde, Kristen Lamoureux, Payson Lewis, Ian Littleworth, Jeffrey Scott Parsons, Carter Thomas, Joy Weiser, Peter Welkin and David Zack. The musical will be directed by Calvin Remsberg with musical direction by Julie Lamoureux and is under the production coordination of Heather Hoppus-Werner and Kim Huber.

The Alex Theatre is located at 216 North Brand Blvd in Glendale. Tickets are available at the Alex Theatre box office, online at www.alextheatre.org or by calling 818-243-ALEX. The Scherr Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza is located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Thousand Oaks. Tickets to this venue are available by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by visiting the Civic Arts Plaza box office.

The Musical Theatre Guild’s 17th Anniversary 2012-2013 season continues with CALL ME MADAM, CHESS, A CATERED AFFAIR and GIRL CRAZY.

Call 818-848-6844 or visit www.musicaltheatreguild.com for complete schedule and venue information.

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