Theatre Preview: “Romeo, Romeo & Juliet,” “The King & I,” “The Songs of Burt Bacharach”
ROMEO, ROMEO AND JULIET
Roustabouts Theatre at Moxie Theatre
Through July 8
What happens when Shakespeare’s iconic, star-crossed lovers get a third wheel? An extra Romeo means a tangled triangle of unrequited love in this fun and fizzy world-premiere romantic comedy! A rehearsal room full of actors becomes a hilarious hothouse for palpable passion, witty repartee, and sexual conflict as the Bard’s glorious language inspires the hopeless romantic in us all.
• New play written by Roustabouts co-founder Ruff Yeager
• Special talk-backs after the shows July 1st and 5th
THE KING & I
Broadway San Diego at Civic Theatre
June 26 – July 1
The Rodgers & Hammerstein classic is set in 1860’s Bangkok. It tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and the British schoolteacher he brought in to teach his many wives and children. Widowed mother Anna becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam. Anna and the king have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the king.
• Has won 14 Tony’s between its original Broadway run and revivals
THE SONGS OF BURT BACHARACH
In a career spanning seven decades, American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, singer and living legend Burt Bacharach is the genius responsible for a truly astonishing string of musical hits. Three Oscars, eight Grammys, nine number ones and 48 top 10s, and still going strong, at almost 90!
Coronado Playhouse pays tribute to this icon of American popular music with an evening featuring Mr. Bacharach’s greatest hits including “Close to You”, “Anyone Who Had A Heart”, “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again”, “Say A Little Prayer”, “That’s What Friends Are For” and many, many more…