2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Saturday, April 07, 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 - between Wilshire and Arizona, one block east of the Third Street Promenade in beautiful downtown Santa Monica
“A hilarious musical melodrama!” raves LA Parent. An Our Times “Best Bet!” It’s the heart-warming rhythm and boos musical comedy offering a new twist on what makes a hero and how legends are made. Boo the villain and cheer the heroine in the true spirit of the American Melodrama.
Annie Oakley coming back to life in 2018? Impossible. But that's exactly what happens as the legendary heroine comes to the aid of a single mom, Kat, and her daughters, struggling to find a balance between the bottom-line temptations of modern living and the solid roots of tradition. Should Annie's Place, passed down through the generations of women in Kat's family, a local gathering place celebrating wild-west tradition become the new-fangled Princess Café? That's what wealthy land-owner Marvin Q. Moneypots wants! But is the "out with the old, in with new" mentality the right one? Should Kat give up her legacy? Should Princesses replace Cowgirls? Or is there a way to unite the old and the new? Audiences help Annie, Kat and her daughters hold their own against smarmy villain Marvin Q. Moneypots, find a way to be their own heroes, and create a whole new family legend.
Based on a short story by Emery Bernauer, and written and directed by Chris DeCarlo & Evelyn Rudie with lyrics and music by E. Rudie, Annie Oakley and the Princess Café features Tiffany Haile, Sarai Jimenez, Chelsey Maus, Cydne Moore, Elena Rust and Bradley Sharper. The production, one of 16 original fairy tales that are part of the Santa Monica Playhouse Family Theatre Musical Matinee Series, cuts across the imaginary generation gap by providing an experience that the entire family can enjoy. Birthday and Tea Parties are available with every performance. EXTENDED FOR FOUR WEEKS ONLY! Sat 2pm, Sun 12:30, April 7-29, 2018.