The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of October Sky, which will blast off the Globe’s 2016–2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. Inspired by the beloved 1999 Universal Pictures film and Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam, Jr., October Sky features a book by Drama Desk nominee Brian Hill (Broadway’s The Story of My Life) and Aaron Thielen (Hero) and a score by Michael Mahler (Diary of a Wimpy Kid). October Sky is directed and choreographed by Joseph Jefferson Award winner Rachel Rockwell (Brigadoon, American premiere of Ride the Cyclone) and produced in association with Universal Stage Productions (Wicked, Billy Elliot: The Musical, Bring It On: The Musical).
The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the final offering in the 2016 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare’s unabashed celebration of innocence, idealism, and the sweet folly of young love, Love’s Labor’s Lost, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. This delightful romantic comedy will run August 14 – September 18, 2016, in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 14 – 19. Opening night is Saturday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $29 and are now on sale.
The Old Globe today announced that, due to popular demand, another additional week has been added to the world premiere run of Steve Martin’s new play Meteor Shower, which will now play July 30 – September 18, 2016, with opening night on August 7! Meteor Shower, an adult comedy, marks Martin’s welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. It will be directed by Gordon Edelstein in a co-production with Long Wharf Theatre, where Edelstein serves as Artistic Director (and no, he is not related to Barry). Meteor Shower runs in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets begin at $49. Tickets for the additional week’s performances start at $55, and go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, July 26 at 12:00 noon. As part of Long Wharf Theatre’s 2016–2017 Season, their performances are scheduled for September 21 – October 16, 2016 (dates and cast subject to change). Get ready for the unexpected when Norm and his wife Corky invite another couple to their Ojai backyard to watch a meteor shower in the night sky. As the stars come out and the conversation gets rolling, cocktails flow, tempers flare, and sparks fly—literally. Steve Martin’s surprising new comedy takes an offbeat and absurdist look at the comic anxiety lurking just beneath the surface of modern marriage.