The Garry Marshall Theatre Presents “The Root Beer Bandits, A Rootin’ Tootin’ Wild West Musicale.” Book by Joseph Leo Bwarie and Lori Marshall. Music by Rachael Lawrence.
Running from April 4 through 28, Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 7pm, and Sundays at 1pm
What better way to instill the importance and the magic of live theatre in children than an excellent production like this?
Root Beer Bandits is a wonderfully creative musical filled with brilliant beautifully sung songs, and a storyline with plenty of poignant moments, softly sold life lessons and great big characters.
The story is set in the wild west, in a town whose economy depends of their root beer plant. A couple of no good bandits plot to steal the town’s precious root beer and, at the same time a young pony express delivery girl, masquerading as a boy of course, arrives in the town with a letter for the sheriff.
So the story unfolds with gorgeous songs, hilarious and playful encounters and truly magical performances. The Garry Marshall Theatre has a knack for these family oriented productions. They value the importance of promoting fairness, love, forgiveness, equality and friendship, and in each and every one of their productions they become better and better at it.
I highly recommend “The Root Beer Bandits, A Rootin’ Tootin’ Wild West Musicale.” This is a fun and brilliantly produced musical, with a fabulous set, great costumes and some really talented performers clearing having a lot of fun with this wonderful material.
It’s not a long run, April 4 through 28, so please do yourself and your little ones a huge favor and get your tickets now!!!
The Garry Marshall Theatre, 4252 West Riverside Dr., Burbank, 91501
Clayton Snyder, Grace Yoo, Cloie Wyatt Taylor, Kelly Brandeburg and Josey Montana McCoy
Choreographer Christine Lakin
Dramaturge Dr. Katherine Nigh
Scenic design by Tanya Orellana
Costume design by Jessica Champagne-Hansen
Lighting design by JM Montecalvo
Sound design by Robert Arturo Ramirez
Properties designed by Benjamin Warren and Siena LaGambina (Mr. Marshall’s 10-year-old granddaughter).
Casting is by Elizabeth Ayoob
Arrangements by William Stone
Stage manger is Emily Lehrer.