[NoHo Arts District, CA] – Broadway Comes to The Saban Theatre! Sterling Venue Venues and Desert Theatricals have joined forces to present two hit musicals at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills – South Pacific and Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
First up, Rogers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific debuts for two shows, April 28 and 29, then Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat takes center stage June 30 and July 1. For a limited time, patrons can save 15% by concurrently purchasing tickets to both events.
Saban Theatre GM Dana Morris comments, “I have always dreamed of hosting theatrical productions of our own at The Saban. Our beautiful theatre will be the perfect home for these new endeavors. I expect this will be the beginning of a great partnership between SVV and Desert Theatricals.”
Joshua Carr, Producer and Director of Operations for Desert Theatricals adds, “Desert Theatricals is delighted to be returning to the LA area to present South Pacific and Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the beautiful, historic Saban Theatre. With a 20-year history in musical theatre in this area, we look forward to seeing colleagues and patrons from the many productions that they mounted here. The entire company is looking forward to bringing a wonderful show to the audiences at the Saban!”
In addition to his duties as Director of Operations for Desert Theatricals, Carr also handles the duties of Musical Director for both productions, while Ray Limon is the Choreographer and Artistic Director.
The actors in both productions own experience with Broadway, Regional and Local credits in principal roles:
South Pacific – Joe Savant (Emile) of Cathedral City, Lizzie Schmelling (Nellie) of Twenty Nine Palms, Catrina Teruel (Bloody Mary) of Nashville, Christian Fonte (Cable) of Lake Havasu City, Gilmore Rizzo (Billis) of Palm Desert and Don Savage (Brackett) of Palm Desert.
Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat– Jayde Mitchell (Joseph) of Los Angeles, Kelly McDaniel (Narrator) of Cathedral City, Manny Dela Rosa aka Manny The Movie Guy (Napthali) of Indio.
Synopsis: South Pacific:
On a South Pacific island during World War II, Ensign Nellie Forbush, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with French planter Emile de Becque. When Nellie learns that the mother of Emile’s children was an island native, she refuses Emile’s proposal of marriage, unable to overcome the prejudices with which she was raised.
Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable falls in love with a Tonkinese woman named Liat, but he, too, denies himself a future due to the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile accompanies Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe’s life, Nellie chooses to embrace a future with Emile and his children, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.
Everyone’s favorite songs include “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Cockeyed Optimist,” “Nothing Like A Dame,” “Honey Bun,” “Younger Than Springtime,” and more!
Synopsis: Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat:
“Sha la la, Joseph, you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat, ahead of your time!” One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.
Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.
Both shows are presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.
For more information on these Broadway in Beverly Hills productions, visit www.wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com. Tickets are also available online at AXS.com, or over the phone at 888-645-5006.
About Sterling Venue Ventures:
SVV produces over 1500 concerts per year at these highly respected Southern California entertainment venues: The Canyon Agoura Hills, The Canyon Montclair, The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, The Oxnard Performing Arts Center, Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, The Libbey Bowl in Ojai, the Starlight Bowl in Burbank. The company’s management team owns decades of experience in promotion, finance, marketing, and the execution of concerts performed by national headlining talent.
About Desert Theatricals:
DESERT THEATRICALS was originally founded in 1994 in Vista’s Avo Playhouse. They provided seven seasons at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts in San Diego County, thirteen seasons of Tustin’s Broadway in the Park, then two seasons of Tustin Light Opera, before returning to San Diego to producer at the Welk Theatre in Escondido. In 2017, producers Ray Limon and Joshua Carr relocated to the Coachella Valley and have been producing professional, quality musicals and events with their partner the City of Rancho Mirage.