Conceived and directed by Grammy nominee Bruce Kimmel, LA Now and Then is described as a “new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is.”
April Audia and Robert Yacko will lead a company composed of LACC Academy students. The artists will be backed by a six-piece band under the leadership of musical director Richard Allen. Cheryl Baxter-Ratliff choreographs; orchestrations are by Lanny Meyers.
The revue features collaborations with music, lyrics, sketches and monologues between Kimmel and Michele Brourman, Grant Geissman, Paul Gordon, Karen Gottlieb, Shelly Markham, Adryan Russ, Wayne Moore, two-time Oscar winner Richard M. Sherman (Mary Poppins), Doug Haverty, Bruce Vilanch and David Wechter.
Scenic design is by Tesshi Nakagawa with lighting design by Jim Moody, sound design by Alex Mackyol, projection design by sound supervisor Vern Yonemura and costume design by Natalie Shahinyan. Graphics are by Art & Soul Design.
For tickets call (323) 953-4000, ext. 2990 or visit Theatreacademy.lacitycollege.edu.