The world premiere of "The Black Suits" opens Sunday, November 3 at the Center Theatre Group/ Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.
With music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Iconis and Robert Emmett Maddock, direction by John Simpkins, choreography by Jennifer Werner and music direction and orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, "The Black Suits" continues performances through November 24.
Set in a garage in suburban Long Island, "The Black Suits" tells the tale of four boys (lead singer, guitar, bass and drums) who are preparing for stardom by way of the St. Anne's Battle of the Bands.
The band and the music give focus and sustenance to the boys whose lives are filled with teenage angst and longing, struggles with friends and girlfriends, and the need to make choices. For one brief summer they find escape in the camaraderie of the band, the sheer fun of creating and playing music and the core belief in the "transformative coolness of rock 'n' roll."
The cast features Jimmy Brewer, Harrison Chad, Veronica Dunne, Coby Getzug, Annie Golden and Will Roland. "The Black Suits" has set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Paloma Young, lighting design by Ben Stanton and sound design by Acme Sound Partners. Casting is by Merri Sugarman, CSA, of Tara Rubin Casting, with Los Angeles casting by Mark B. Simon, CSA. The production stage manager is Kirsten Parker.
Tickets are available by calling (213) 628-2772, online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office at the Ahmanson Theatre, or at the Kirk Douglas Theatre box office two hours prior to performances. Tickets range from $20 - $55 (ticket prices are subject to change).