Inland Valley Repertory Theatre Presents: ''Merrily We Roll Along''

Inland Valley Repertory Theatre (IVRT) is thrilled to announce its upcoming production of "Merrily We Roll Along," the beloved musical by legendary composer Stephen Sondheim and playwright George Furth.
 
"Merrily We Roll Along" has been a huge hit recently on Broadway, winning Tony Awards for Best Musical Revival as well as Best Actors for Jonathan Groff and Daniel Radcliffe," says Artistic Director Frank Minano. “I am thrilled to direct this Sondheim masterpiece. The cast features seasoned performers who have delighted local audiences at Candlelight Pavilion and Southern California for years."
 
"Merrily We Roll Along" is a compelling and poignant musical that follows the turbulent career of Franklin Shepard, a talented composer who abandons his friends and songwriting career to become a Hollywood producer. Told in reverse chronological order, the story begins at the height of his fame and traces back to his idealistic beginnings, exploring themes of friendship, ambition, and the cost of success.
 
The Inland Valley Repertory Theatre’s production features a talented cast of local actors, including Allen Everman as Franklin Shepard, Bobby Collins as Charley Kringas, and Kirklyn Robinson as Mary Flynn. The cast also includes Amanda Colclough, Amanda Valdes, Patrick McMahon, Emily Martin and Amanda Greig, Alfonso Garcia, Nikki Elena Spies, Christopher Nevarez, Juliana Baioni, Lucas Longoria, Jacob Miller, and David Diamsay. The performances promise to deliver the nuanced and compelling portrayals that this complex musical demands. The musical features on stage musicians conducted by Ronda Rubio.
 
Tickets and Dates: Dates for “Merrily We Roll Along” are July 27 & 28 and August 3 and 4 (Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.) Tickets are $45-55 and can be purchased online at www.ivrt.org or by calling 909-859-4878. “Merrily We Roll Along” will be performed at the Morgan Auditorium (1950 3rd St.) at the University of La Verne.

 

About Inland Valley Repertory Theatre:  
Inland Valley Repertory Theatre, popularly known as IVRT, culturally enriches the community by producing high-quality productions of classic and contemporary plays and musicals and by fostering the talents of artists of all ages. A critically acclaimed regional theatre company, garnering widespread honors for its theatrical works, IVRT made its home at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont from 2008 until 2022. IVRT was founded as a nonprofit corporation in Rancho Cucamonga in 1990 by Frank and Donna Marie Minano, is governed by an 11-
member board of trustees, and receives funding from the California Arts Council, the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the Rancho Cucamonga Community Foundation, and the city of Claremont, as well as from Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s office, Kiwanis Club of Claremont, and from corporate, foundation, and individual donors. IVRT entertains, educates, and employs people in our community through great theatre art. More information may be found on IVRT's website at www.ivrt.org or by calling 1-909-859-4878.

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