PRESS

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RE: Masquers Playhouse presents Johnny Guitar, the Musical. Book by Nicholas van Hoogstraten, music by Joel Higgins and Martin Silvestri, lyrics by Joel Higgins

For more info or press comps, contact:
Publicist: Peter Budinger (510) 712-0291 or publicity@masquers.org

Johnny Guitar, the Musical opens on March 28 at the Masquers Playhouse. Based on the iconic (and unintentionally hilarious) Joan Crawford film, Johnny Guitar, the Musical gleefully sends up 1950s melodrama and shoot-em-up Westerns. It’s an award-winning Off-Broadway camp-fest with a great score, and it’s a must-see for any lover of film, music, or fine cheese! Johnny Guitar, the Musical won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway musical in 2004 and since then has been produced only a handful of times around the country. The Masquers Playhouse production is the Bay Area Premiere.

CAST
Peter Budinger
Mark Enea
Craig Eychner
Coley Grundman
Shay Oglesby-Smith
Michelle Pond
DC Scarpelli
Chaz Simonds
J. Scott Stewart.

Directed by Robert Love
Costume Design by Maria Graham
Lighting Design by Steve Hill
Set Design by Robert Love & DC Scarpelli
Stage Manager – Renee Echavez

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sunday Matinees at 2pm on April 6, 13 and 20. The show plays through April 26. Tickets are $22 and all seats are general admission. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.masquers.org or by calling (510) 232-4031. The playhouse is located off of Highway 580 (Richmond Parkway exit) at 105 Park Place, Point Richmond across from the Hotel Mac.


High Resolution Photos for Editorial Use

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Photo credit: Budinger & Scarpelli

Shay Oglesby-Smith and Craig Eychner in Johnny Guitar, The Musical at Masquers Playhouse.

(L–R) Shay Oglesby-Smith and Craig Eychner in Johnny Guitar, The Musical at Masquers Playhouse.

(L–R) Michelle Pond, Craig Eychner, and Shay Oglesby-Smith in Johnny Guitar, The Musical at Masquers Playhouse.

(L–R) Michelle Pond, Craig Eychner, and Shay Oglesby-Smith in Johnny Guitar, The Musical at Masquers Playhouse.

Shay Oglesby-Smith and Craig Eychner in Johnny Guitar, The Musical at Masquers Playhouse.

(L–R) Michelle Pond, Shay Oglesby-Smith, and Craig Eychner in Johnny Guitar, The Musical at Masquers Playhouse.

Michelle Pond, Craig Eychner, and Shay Oglesby-Smith in Johnny Guitar, The Musical at Masquers Playhouse.

Michelle Pond in Johnny Guitar, The Musical at Masquers Playhouse.

Shay Oglesby-Smith and Craig Eychner in Johnny Guitar, The Musical at Masquers Playhouse.

Michelle Pond, Shay Oglesby-Smith, and Craig Eychner in Johnny Guitar, The Musical at Masquers Playhouse.

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