In 1976 Broadway history was made, not because of the multi-night standing ovations, but because just 11 numbers into a 35 song show, Leata Galloway (Gertrude) received a show-stopping standing ovation after delivering a theatre shaking, emotionally driven performance of All My Life. Los Angeles will make history this week when the 21st Century re-imagined version of Hamlet The Rock Musical premiered at the legendary El Portal Theatre, Friday, Feb. 14 and will continue through Feb. 23.
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.”
For more information, please visit hamlettherockmusical.com.
$99.50 (Orchestra l Tier 1)
$59.50 (Orchestra l Tier 2)
$49.50 (Orchestra Tier 3)