Troubadour Theater Company Presents World Premiere of JULIUS WEEZER
Et Tu, Weezer? TROUBADOUR THEATER COMPANY is back, and taking a stab at their latest hilarious world premiere musical comedy event with JULIUS WEEZER, adapted, choreographed & directed by Matt Walker. JULIUS WEEZER will preview on Saturday, May 4 at 8pm; Sunday, May 5 at 4pm; Thursday, May 9 at 8pm; and will open on Friday, May 10 at 8pm and perform through Sunday May 19 at 4pm at the El Portal Theatre, 11206 Weddington St. in North Hollywood.
Have you ever wondered what really happened to Julius Caesar on the Ides of March? The Troubies have...and are warning you to "Beware the Ides of March in May!" The terrible tidings and twisted tale of corruption, betrayal, and the quest for absolute power -no, not Washington DC - it's Rome circa 44 B.C., with Shakespeare's story of Caesar mashed up with the funk-rock riffs of the resurgent and ubiquitous band, Weezer. This hard-driving, heart pounding, adrenaline rush of a show will feature the Troubies in all their classical glory - speaking the speech and strumming the power chords. Part circus, part improv comedy show, part rock concert - with a live band that complements and compels the Troubie cast as they wind their way through the dark and dangerous world of Julius Weezer! Enjoy the madness with the Troubies and you will be able to say: "I came, I saw, I conquered...and I rocked out!
Age appropriate for eight and up, the show will feature special make-up effects that may disturb some younger guests - after all, Caesar was stabbed 33 times...but who's counting?
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM AND CAST
Matt Walker (Director/Choreographer/Adaptor) Since 1995, he has been artistic director of The Troubadour Theater Company in Los Angeles, directing over 40 original productions and been honored with the Orange County Weekly Theater Award for Career Achievement, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Sustained Excellence in Theater, and the LADCC's Joel Hirschhorn Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater. Matt has worked professionally in TV, film, theater, opera, theme parks, corporate entertainment, and circus. And most recently, Matt co-wrote the screenplay for the Garry Marshall film, "Mother's Day," as well as serving as on-set writer for Garry's previous two films, "Valentine's Day" (2009), and "New Year's Eve." (2011). Matt currently serves as a writer/director for Universal Studios Hollywood theme park, and has written and/or directed the entertainment shows for Harry Potter land, the Special Effects Show, and the Jurassic World Raptor Experience. In addition, Matt has worked as a Disney Imagineer on various projects both for Los Angeles and Orlando, FL.
The cast of JULIUS WEEZER will feature: Matt Walker, Beth Kennedy, Rob Nagle, Rick Batalla, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Morgan Rusler, Mike Sulprizio, Cloie Wyatt Taylor, Victoria Hoffman, Matt Merchant, Dave C. Wright, Andy Robinson and Suzanne Jolie Narbonne.
The Design Team for JULIUS WEEZER is as follows: Set Design by Christopher Murillo; Lighting Design by Bo Tindell; Sound Design by Daniel C. Tator; Costume Design by Halei Parker. Additional Choreography by Nadine Ellis. Technical Director is Stacy Hennon. The Production Stage Manager is Corey Womack.
SCHEDULE AND PRICING
JULIUS WEEZER will preview on Saturday, May 4 at 8pm; Sunday, May 5 at 4pm; Thursday, May 9 at 8pm; and will open on Friday, May 10 at 8pm and perform through Sunday May 19 at 4pm at the El Portal Theatre, 11206 Weddington St. in North Hollywood.
Performances are Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 4pm & 8pm; and Sundays at 4pm.
Ticket prices range from $50 - $65. Tickets available online at www.elportaltheatre.com or by calling the box office at (818) 508-4200 or (866) 811-4111.
Special "TOGA THURSDAY" performance on Thursday, May 9 at 8pm. Come dressed in a Toga and automatically be entered into a raffle to win four center section tickets to the Troubies' holiday show in December. $20 OFF promo code for this performance only. Enter TOGA at checkout!
Age appropriate for 8 and older.