By Arlene Hutton
Directed by Katharine Farmer of Dead Posh Productions in London.
A delicate and romantic comedy set around World War II about two young people whose lives become entwined after a chance meeting on a train.
Andrew Samonsky: Coming Home
Broadway star and Ventura native Andrew Samonsky made his Broadway debut as Lt. Cable in South Pacific at Lincoln Center (taped for PBS), followed by dual roles in the original cast of Scandalous and The Mystery of Edwin Drood! He has starred in the Encores! productions of Fiorello and Merrily We Roll Along, and has originated roles in the musicals Tales of the City, Somewhere in Time, Little Miss Sunshine, Disney's On the Record, and the American premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. At Rubicon, Andrew has received rave notices in tick…tick…BOOM! and the developmental productions of Little Miss Scrooge. Andrew will perform songs from The Fantasticks, South Pacific, West Side Story, Queen of the Mist (for which he received a Drama Desk nomination) and popular songs (such as “New York State of Mind” by Billy Joel). The cabaret is a fundraiser for Rubicon; Patron Tickets include VIP Seating, an after-party, and a tax-deductible contribution to Rubicon.
Rodgers and Hart and Hammerstein
Sat 05/16/15 To Sun 05/17/15
Music by Richard Rodgers Starring Teri Bibb, Andrew Samonsky and Others TBA
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein, II
Sat., May 16 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., May 17 at 2 p.m.
This joyous revue celebrates the groundbreaking genius of two of the most influential and innovative writing teams in musical theatre history. Rodgers and Hart had a string of more than 20 successes, ranging from On the Town to Pal Joey to Babes in Arms. Rodgers later teamed with the prolific Oscar Hammerstein on such classics as Oklahoma!, Carousel, The Sound of Music, State Fair, The King and I, Cinderella and South Pacific. For series orders (3 or more concerts), you can save $10 to $20 per ticket (only available by phone: 805.667.2900. To order single tickets online, please continue.
Sponsored by Janet and Mark L. Goldenson
Other Desert Cities
Wed 05/27/15 To Sun 06/21/15
By Jon Robin Baitz
Family secrets surface when a novelist returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence and unveils a tell all memoir. Punctuated with wit and political repartee, "Other Desert Cities" garnered five Tony nominations and was awarded Outstanding Play by the Outer Critic's Circle.
The Secret Garden
Sat 08/22/15 To Sun 08/23/15
Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon
Based on the Novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Sat., Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 23 at 2 p.m.
Enchanting, elegant and lyrical, this Tony Award-winning musical is based on the beloved children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Orphaned in India, 11-year-old orphan Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered and reclusive Uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. There she is drawn to a hidden, overgrown garden by haunting melodies and “Dreamers” from her past who guide her in her new life. Winner of three Tony Awards, this magical musical is a joyous story of renewal and the healing power of love. For series orders (3 or more concerts), you can save $10 to $20 per ticket (only available by phone: 805.667.2900. To order single tickets online, please continue.
Sponsored by Janet and Mark L. Goldenson
Wed 09/02/15 To Sun 09/27/15
Starring Emmy Award-winner Joe Spano and Peter Van Norden, "Copenhagen" transports us back in time to the mysterious 1941 meeting of German nuclear scientist Werner Heisenberg and Jewish physicist Niels Bohr at the height of World War II. This fateful event is revisited again and again, shrouded in a surreal, fluid dance, encouraging us to ponder why we do the things we do.
Daddy Long Legs
Sat 10/03/15 To Sun 10/04/15
Book by John Caird Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon Starring Robert Adelman Hancock and Megan McGinnis Based on the Classic Novel by Jean Webster Sat., Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. After productions in 15 U.S. cities and in Japan, Canada and England, Daddy Long Legs makes a triumphant return to Rubicon where the show premiered. Set in the early 1900s, this exquisitely moving story is the vivid account of a young girl as she blossoms into a beautiful, intelligent and vivacious woman. A trustee of the John Grier Orphanage offers a proper education to the 18-year-old Jerusha. The benefactor’s only requirements are that Jerusha never know his identity, and that she write him monthly (though he will not respond). Her letters to him paint a moving portrait of her lonely life in the orphanage, and the development of her mind and spirit. Series orders (3 or more concerts) saves $10-20 per ticket. Sponsored by Janet and Mark L. Goldenson
My Fair Lady
(2 piano Version) Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Music by Frederick Loewe. Directed by James O'Neil
This intimate, chamber version of the legendary Lerner and Loewe story follows Professor Henry Higgins, an arrogant and attractive phonetician who makes a bet that he can transform a "deliciously low" flower girl (Eliza Doolittle) into a lady by teaching her to speak elegantly. The magnificent score includes your favorite classics such as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live" and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face."