(Los Angeles, CA – Monday, November 18th, 2019 8 a.m. PST) – In 1976 Broadway history was made, not because of the well-earned multiple-night show ending standing ovations, but because just 11 numbers into the 35 song show, Leata Galloway (Gertrude) received a show-stopping standing ovation after delivering a theatre shaking, the emotionally driven performance of All My Life. In 2020 Los Angeles will make history again when the 21st Century re-imagined version of Hamlet The Rock Musical premieres at the legendary El Portal Theatre, Friday February 14th at 8pm.
Directed by award-winning Bill Castellino (CAGNEY, SOULMATES, GRUMPY OLD MEN, LIZZIE BORDEN, RENT, GYPSY, ROCKY HORROR, CAROUSEL, MUSIC MAN, WEST SIDE, TOMMY, LITTLE SHOP, EVITA) the anthem driven original score by Composer / Lyricist Cliff Jones with additional music, lyrics and orchestrations by Craig Fair, delivers 35+ original songs, incredible state of the art stagecraft, a rock and roll swagger and inventive contemporary sung through story-telling based on the play Hamlet.
Add the vision of talented award-winning L.A. Choreographer Janet Roston, the set, video and lighting design of Hipster Nick Iwaskow and the most talented theatre actors in California and Hamlet The Rock Musical promises to over-deliver a show that is part theatre – part concert, with songs that soar, singers that are awesome and dancing that dazzles.
Coming from producing concert tours with the likes of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Aerosmith, Bob Seger, Sheryl Crow and more, Producer David Carver’s goal – “People will leave the theatre saying – ‘I went to a play about Hamlet and a rock concert broke out,’ or ‘I went to a rock concert and a play about Hamlet broke out,’ and either way, it was a captivating visual, musical and artistic experience. Ms Galloway opened the door to a unique theatrical experience. I intend to watch L.A. walk through it.”
Hamlet the Rock Musical World Tour – Premiering in L.A.
Tickets on Sale Saturday, November 23rd at 10 AM
THE EL PORTAL THEATRE
Friday February 14th 8pm – World Premiere Gala Opening Night
Saturday, February 15 – 8pm Sunday, February 16 – 8pm
Wednesday, February 19 – 8pm Thursday, February 20 – 8pm
Friday, February 21 – 8pm Saturday, February 22 – 8pm
Sunday, February 23 – 8pm
Tickets are $49.50, $59.50, $99.50 (plus venue ticketing fees)
Order on line or by phone –
(p) 866.811.4111 (p) 818.508.4200
More Info: hamlettherockmusical.com