The Robber Bridegroom
This is Clayton Theatre Company's first production. The first Broadway production, with the same Ravinia cast directed by Gerald Freedman and choreographed by Donald Saddler, opened in a limited engagement on October 7, 1975 at the Harkness Theatre, where it ran for 14 performances and 1 preview before setting out on a one-year US national tour. Its success on the road convinced the producers to mount a revamped Broadway production with an extended book and expanded, heavily bluegrass-tinged score.
We have brought this production to our local stage with local talent. The Director is Roxanne Pardi who received her BA Degree in Vocal Music and a k-12 Lifetime Teaching Credential from San Jose State University.
Past acting credits include: Guys and Dolls PCT (Martha and Vocal Director), Sweeney Todd DLOC (Prostitute/Ensemble), Fiddler on the Roof PCT (Golde and Vocal Director)-Shellie Nominee for best actress in a musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum PCT (Domina and Vocal Director)-Shellie Nominee for best actress in a musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat PCT (Ensemble and Vocal Director), The Passion Play St. Bonaventure Church (Soloist, Chorus and Vocal Director), Annie PCT (Grace and Vocal Director), Pajama Game PCT (Ensemble), Kiss Me Kate Los Medanos College (Lilli, Kate).
Roxanne was the Vocal Director for Scenes from Carmen Jones and Cinderella African American Shakespeare Co.,
The Choreographer is La Tonya Watts who has trained at JULLIARD in New York as well as the AMERICAN CONSERVATORY THEATRE in San Francisco. Her training and work with many famous directors and choreographers has helped her to pursue her passion.
She has directed and choreographed many theatrical performances for some of the Bay Area's popular theatrical companies. Her work includes: Taming of the Shrew, Romeo & Juliet, The Wiz, Grease, Pippin, Oedipus, Cinderella, Macbeth, Dream Girls, Blackballin, Runaways, Bugsy, Once on this Island, The Clean House, West Side Story, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Hairspray, Life Could be a Dream, 9 to 5, The Bad Seed, Rent, and Chicago, which she was nominated for a 2011 SFBATCC Award and a 2011 Shellie, a bay area award, for Best Choreographer for a musical.
The Robber Bridegroom is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Phone: 212-541-4684 fax: 212-397-4684 www.mtishows.com
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Endeavor Hall (View)
6008 Center Street
Clayton, CA 94517
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|