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Buy Tickets to Cinnabar Theater online nowOctober 26-November 11, 2012
World Premiere
So Nice To
Come Home To,
A World War II Musical

Music by Richard B. Evans, Lyrics by Kate Hancock
Book by Evans and Hancock
Suggested by 2 plays by J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
Mary Chun, Music Director
Ann Woodhead, Stage Director

The world premiere of a musical comedy newly commissioned by Cinnabar Theater!

It’s New York City, 1944, a time of innocence and uncertainty, humor and optimism, where the stresses of war are affecting soldiers and civilians alike. This touching, sweet, funny and thought-provoking musical tells the story of one middle-aged woman’s determination to become an essential part of America’s war effort. From the creators of The Playboy of Balyduff, An Irish Musical Comedy.

Cast
Kate..................................................Elly Lichenstein
Kenneth...........................................*Michael McGurk
Jean/Eleanor...................................Valentina Osinski
Al........................................................Stephen Walsh
Harry..................................................Bill Neely
Tombs, Bill Brannigan...................Michael Van Why
*Member, Actors Equity Association, the union of professional actors

Commissioned by Cinnabar Founder Jan Klebe

Single Tickets:
$35 General
$32 Seniors 65 & Over
$25 Age 22 & Under

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"Cinnabar's 'So Nice To Come Home To' is an intensely sensitive drama graced with spirit-lifting anthems and bright flashes of musical comedy..a tender valentine to that time and place, and to that Greatest Generation, with a surprising twist to the story that makes it truly unique entertainment. The onstage talent at Cinnabar’s production is extraordinary." Read more...

Greg and Suzanne Angeo
For All Events

Katie Watts, Argus Courier: "musical... is a loving homage to the era, with catchy jingles..., a romantic ballad..., a patriotic salute to the women on the home front..., a heartbreaking anti-war ballad... and an outrageous tip of an equally outrageous hat to Carmen Miranda." Read more...

'So Nice' sees song-packed premiere
"Petaluma's Cinnabar Theater...has established a solid reputation as a creator of new works and premieres. And in celebration of their anniversary, they've done it again...the world premiere of 'So Nice To Come Home To.'" Read more...

David Templeton
Bohemian

KRCB Radio Sonoma Spotlight
featuring Elly Lichenstein for "So Nice To Come Home To"
Listen here

Press Democrat: Broadway performer stars in new Petaluma show. Singer and actor Michael McGurk, who appeared on Broadway in the 2000 revival of “The Music Man”” and the 2006 premiere of “The Wedding Singer,” stars in the premiere of new show Friday, Oct. 26, at the Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma.

Broadway veteran Michael McGurk brings his boyish good looks, award-winning talents and professional experience to Petaluma's Cinnabar Theater. Read more...


Dan Taylor posts news about Michael McGurk on his Art Blog


KRCB Curtain Call:
KRCB Radio Curtain Call segment featuring the world premiere of the new musical "So Nice to Come Home To: A World War II Musical." Set in New York City in 1944, the story follows a middle-aged woman determined to become an essential part of America's war effort. Charles Sepos interviews composer Richard B. Evans and lyricist Kate Hancock about the new musical playing Oct. 26 to Nov. 11, 2012 at Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma.

KSRO CenterStage:
KRSO Radio CenterStage segment featuring the world premiere of the new musical "So Nice To Come Home To: A World War II Musical." Set in New York City in 1944, the story follows a middle-aged woman determined to become an essential part of America's war effort. David Wesley Page and Michelle Marques interview cast member Michael Van Why about the new musical playing Oct. 26 to Nov. 11, 2012 at Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma.

 

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