The One & OnlyWarner Grand Theatre
478 West 6th Street
San Pedro, CA
Event Dates: Jul 01, 2010 7:00 PM
Event Page: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/
A FREE staged reading of the new musical, THE ONE & ONLY by Ray Buffer & Robert Gross
Thursday, July 1, 2010 7PM
Warner Grand Theatre 478 West 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
Directed by Ray Buffer
Music Direction by Jeanette Yaryan
Part of the LA Festival of New American Musicals
Featuring: Shaina Zalma, Kenneth Taylor, Holley Replogle-Wong, Leigh Golden, Joel Brown, Ray Buffer, Kristin Towers-Rowles, Stephen Pu, Tricia Fukuhara, Jennifer Wallace, Gregg Zimmerman, and Megan Willis.
Jen Claire Cameron is an unusual, teen aged girl. Not just because she is precocious with a soulful outlook on life, but also because she was born with one eye in the middle of her face.
Born in secrecy and sheltered by a rural upbringing, Jen Claire's existence comes to light when an opportunistic optometrist is called to the family cabin to treat a cataract that suddenly appears when Jen Claire is 15. The eye doctor leaks word of her existence to the press and pandemonium ensues.
After moving to the big city of Homer, Indiana Jen Claire starts school and begins to become socialized. After some growing pains she makes friends with a group of misfits: Tien, a deaf boy; Random, a girl with ADHD; Silene, a girl who lost her ability to walk after learning of her parent's death; Iris, an actress and a lesbian; and Isaac, a born leader with the weight of the world on his shoulders.
Adding complication to Jen Claire's life is the arrival of three people each with their own agenda: Agent McynTyr from Homeland Security wants to take Jen Claire to her superiors because the government suspects she may not be of this world; High Priestess Helen, a religious leader who believes Jen Claire to be Polyphemus reincarnated;
Jen Claire just wants to live a normal life, and not be alone but she has a hard time accepting affection, trusting people and gaining acceptance for the person she is, and not what she looks like. Is beauty truly in the eye of the beholder? Find out in "The One & Only" by Ray Buffer and Robert Gross a sung thru musical/opera using some characters as created by composer, Robert Gross in his comic strip of the same name and placed in a story that is loosely based on Homer's "The Odyssey" and Euripides' "Polyphemus"
Songs include: "I Don't Know Where I'm Going"; "I Am No One", "Cyclops Girl", "Queen of Speed", "Fifteen and in Love", "Take What You Need", "Sun Like a Beach Ball"; "This is How I Roll", "Safe House", "Floccinaucinihilipilification"
"The One & Only" will receive a staged reading performance at Warner Grand Theatre at 478 West 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731 on July 1, 2010. Free to the public, seats are available on a first come first serve basis they may also be reserved by calling 1-800-838-3006 or online at therelevantstage.com.
The Relevant Stage is a bold, new company in residence at the beautifully restored Warner Grand Theatre in the charming, downtown San Pedro arts district located amid wonderful art galleries, a variety of "A" rated eateries, and uncluttered area parking.
The Relevant Stage's productions are conveniently scheduled to allow plenty of time for brunch or an early bird meal before our 2:30 PM matines, and dinner and coffee before and after our 8:00 PM evening curtains, conveniently located steps away from the theatre, in the Port Town of Los Angeles.
The Relevant Stage produces works that are great, stimulating stories which have contemporary relevance to social issues. Entertainment is just the beginning. The Relevant Stage will challenge hearts and engage minds.
The Relevant Stage is a 501(c)3, non-profit public works organization in the State of California.
THE RELEVANT STAGE at Warner Grand Theatre
Ray Buffer, Artistic Director
478 W. 6th Street
San Pedro, CA
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The Relevant Stage Theatre Company performs in residence at The Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, CA. TRS' mission is to challenge hearts, engage minds and expose truths. TRS tells relevant stories about the contemporary world we share.