Actorsâ€™ Playhouse continues its 2013-14 season with a celebrated production of Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow, a new play with music. The recipient of rave reviews in Londonâ€™s West End and on Broadway just last season, End of the Rainbow makes its Florida premiere at the Miracle Theatre from January 15 â€“ February 9, 2014.
It’s December 1968 and Judy Garland is poised to make her triumphant comeback… once again. The drama unfolds in a London hotel room as she undertakes an exhausting series of performances at the famed Talk of the Town nightclub to try and reclaim her crown as the greatest talent of her generation. Alongside her young new fiancÃ©, Mickey, and loyal pianist Anthony, Garland â€” with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit â€” takes on her most challenging role ever: herself.
Directed by the award-winning David Arisco, End of the Rainbow will star veteran actress-singer Kathy St. George as Minnesota-born Judy Garland. Joining St. George are Colin McPhillamy (Anthony), Michael Laurino (Mickey) and Terry M. Cain (Various). Musical Director David Nagy leads a six-piece onstage band, backing St. George throughout the production which features Garland’s most memorable songs including “The Man That Got Away,” “Come Rain Or Come Shine,” “The Trolley Song,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.”
The show opening night is on Friday, January 17 at 8 p.m. and play through February 9, 2014. Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 3 p.m. A special weekday matinee is scheduled on Wednesday, January 22 at 2 p.m.Â Tickets for weeknights and matinees are $47, and on Friday and Saturday evenings $55. The theatre offers a 10 percent senior discount rate the day of performance and $15 student rush tickets 15 minutes prior to curtain with identification. Discounts are based on availability and exclude Saturday and Sunday.