Gigi to Invent Champagne in Seattle Before Heading to the Great White Way

first_img The new Great White Way headed production is a re-imagined reboot of the 1973 musical, which played 103 performances on Broadway. Starring Karin Wolfe as Gigi and Daniel Massey as Gaston, the production earned a Tony Award for Best Original Score. Gigi features the memorable tunes “Thank Heaven For Little Girls,” “I Remember It Well,” “The Night They Invented Champagne,” “It’s a Bore,” and more. View Comments Broadway-bound Gigi will initially be performed in concert form at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre May 16-18. As previously reported, the show is scheduled to open at the Kennedy Center in January 2015 and is eyeing a transfer to the Main Stem later next year. A re-imagined new production of the 1973 musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe, Gigi has been adapted by playwright and Emmy-nominated screenwriter Heidi Thomas, with Eric D. Shaeffer on board to direct. According to the 5th avenue announcement Josh Bergasse (Smash) is set to choreograph and the Seattle performances will be cast locally. Set during the turn of the 20th century, Gigi tells the story of a free-spirited teenage girl living in Paris who is groomed (in the custom of her family) to serve as a companion to a bored, wealthy playboy until the pair realize they have fallen in love. The musical is based on Colette’s classic novella, the 1951 play by Anita Loos and the 1958 movie musical of the same name. The big screen adaptation of Gigi garnered a then-record-setting nine Oscars, including Best Picture.last_img read more

Ven­tura County Fair race is Wednesday

first_imgVENTURA, Calif. – IMCA Modifieds are on the Wednesday night program at the Ventura County Fair, racing for $800 to win and a minimum of $100 to start.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region, California State and track points will be awarded at the Aug. 1 show at Ventura Raceway.Modified teams are asked to arrive as close to 9:30 a.m. as possible to line up along the street to get the best possible spots as they are given on a first come, first serve basis. Drivers will be allowed to pit with their rigs as long as space is available; anyone lining up earlier than 9:30 a.m. will be turned away.Pit passes are $40 for members and $50 for non-members, with a car entry of $20. Crew members must also purchase a pit pass. All pit passes allow purchasers entry into the fair through the pit area gates.There will be no parking for personal vehicles in the pit area.Pits will open at 10 a.m., the drivers’ meeting is at 3:30 p.m. and racing begins at 6 p.m.For more information, call 805 648-7223 or 805 208-9656. On race day, call 805 648-7223.last_img read more