SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of her Saturday Morning Mash-Up series, passionately innovative conductor Rachael Worby, Artistic Director of MUSE/IQUE, offers a kid-friendly version of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf in which classical music becomes cool. Add in special guest narrators - Golden Globe winning actress Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me, Hot In Cleveland) and Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years, ED, JAG) – and they will leave you and your family gasping (and texting) for joy. Before you know it, the line between orchestra and audience disappears. Performances take place at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM on November 5, 2011.
Worby, who spends more than half the performance off the stage directly engaging the kids and families, brings her lifelong passions for people and music to the experience of the Saturday Morning Mash-Ups. As Artistic Director of MUSE/IQUE, Worby is renowned for mixing high culture with casual whimsy. She has engaged writer Matt Nix to create the text for a group of actors, including Malick and Lauria, who will each be paired with an instrument. Additional cast members are David Fickas, Kiele Sanchez, Amy Acker, Jay Karnas and Bradley Whitford as...the wolf!
Nix is an American writer, producer and director best known for creating and executive producing the USA Network television series Burn Notice, now entering its sixth season, and the cult-favorite comedy The Good Guys.
About The Broad Stage:
Under the leadership of Director Dale Franzen and Artistic Chair Dustin Hoffman, The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center presents theater, dance, film, jazz, operas, musicals, symphony, chamber orchestras and world music. The Broad Stage ARTS INSIGHTS education and outreach program offers opportunities for cultural exposure and currently reaches 12,000 students and diverse community members annually through over 30 free and low-cost events.
Tickets: Range from $20-$35, available online visit www.theBroadStage.com. 310.434.3200. Parking is free.
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The Broad Stage is located at 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Performance Dates and Times:
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