Theatre Planning Note: ICT

This is more a note for myself so I can do some more adequate planning. International City Theatre (ICT) in Long Beach has just announced their 2011 season, and a few shows are of interest:

  • Loving Repeating . . . A Musical of Gertrude Stein
    January 18 – February 13
    A West Coast premiere musical about the unique and wildly talented American poet

    If this is the musical I think it is (and the ICT webpage confirms it is), it uses Stein’s words with Stephen Flaherty’s music. If so, I’m interested in seeing this. January is mostly open, so I might try for my birthday weekend or the weekend after.

  • The Robber Bridegroom
    October 11 – November 6
    Set in the yesteryears of Mississippi, this Broadway hit musical tells the story of the courting of a rich planter’s daughter by one of the most rascally thieves of the woods.

    This is a musical I’ve known about for a while and is a favorite of my uncle. It features book and lyrics by Alfred Uhry (who did the book for “Parade” and “Driving Miss Daisy”), and music by Robert Waldman… with an extremely folksy score. I should be able to fit it into the schedule.

Their other shows don’t hold much interest for me. I’ve seen both “The Old Settler” (May 31 – June 26) and “Private Lives” (August 23 – September 18) at the Pasadena Playhouse, and neither is enough of a draw to get me to Long Beach. I’m not familiar with the play “Southern Comforts” (March 15 – April 10). Reading the NY Times review, it looks like an interesting story, although I’m not sure it is worth the drive, nor am I sure I could fit it into the schedule. Has anyone seen it?