Scripps Ranch Theatre presents ‘They’re Playing our Song’

SCRIPPS RANCH — “They’re Playing Our Song” opens Jan. 16 and will run Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Feb. 20 in the Legler Benbough Theatre on the campus of Alliant International University (formerly United States International University) on Avenue of Nations in Scripps Ranch, one-half mile east of the I-15/Miramar-Pomerado Road exit.
A full-scale musical, this a classic Neil Simon comedy with the book by Neil Simon, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Carol Bayer Sager.
The production will be directed by Rick Shaffer and produced by Chad Oakley. The production features Barron Henzel and Jennie Gray Connard in the leading roles, with an ensemble that includes Jonathan Dotson, Stephanie Hester, Dante Macatantan, Sven Salumaa, Stephanie Sullivan and Anya Tuerk.
“What makes this wonderful comedy especially unique are the memorable, hummable songs written by Marvin Hamlisch at the peak of his songwriting career,” director Rick Shaffer said.
An Academy Award-winner and multi-Grammy-award-winner, Hamlisch is the current conductor of the San Diego Pops. Among his most popular works are the scores for such hit films as “The Way We Were,” “A Chorus Line,” “The Goodbye Girl” and “The Sting.”
Scripps Ranch Theatre is currently offering a three-show package for the remainder of the 2009-10 season. The three productions are “They’re Playing Our Song” and the comedies, “Over the River and Through the Woods “and “Now Now, Darling.” The price for this package is $55 for adults, or $50 for seniors, students and active military.
Seats for individual shows are available for $20 for adults, or $18 for students, seniors and active military. The musical is $2 more for each. Preview-night tickets for Jan. 15 are available as well. Visit www.scrippsranchtheatre.org or call (858) 578-7728 for information and reservations.

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