BIOGRAPHIES

Composer/Lyricist

JOHN BUCCHINO is a prolific and beloved composer and lyricist. John’s songs have been performed and recorded by stars of pop, theatre, cabaret and the classical music world -- Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel, Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli and Yo-Yo Ma, to name a few. Renowned organizations such as the Boston Pops, the L.A. Philharmonic and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir have shared John’s artistry at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center, the Sydney Opera House, London’s O2 Arena and the White House.

 

John wrote music and lyrics for the Broadway musical
A Catered Affair with a book by Harvey Fierstein (nominated for 12 Drama Desk Awards, 3 Tony Awards, and winner of the New York Drama League Award for Best Musical) as well as the musicals Urban Myths, Lavender Girl, and Esaura; and the revue It’s Only Life directed by Daisy Prince, which won the L.A. Ovation Award in its premiere at Rubicon Theatre. John created the songs for the Dreamworks-animated film “Joseph, King of Dreams,” and the lyrics for the children’s musical Simeon’s Gift (with a book by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton and music by Ian Fraser.) 

 

His recordings include Grateful: The Songs of John Bucchino (with companion songbook), Solitude Lessons, David Campbell Sings John Bucchino (which reached #1 on the Australian jazz charts), the PS Classics releases of the cast albums of It’s Only Life (with companion songbook) and
A Catered Affair, and the solo piano improvisations On Richard Rodgers’ Piano (performed on the composer’s own Steinway, voted “Best Instrumental” CD by Show Business Weekly), and Beatles Reimagined. As part of their Julie Andrews Collection, Harper Collins published a children's book, based on John’s song, called Grateful, A Song of Giving Thanks which was awarded the Parents’ Choice Gold Award.

John's other awards include the following:

  • 2 Drama Desk Award Nominations​

  • Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award

  • New Horizons Award

  • ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers 

  • Jonathan Larson Award

  • Kleban Award

  • L.A. Ovation Award (It’s Only Life)

  • DVD Premiere Award (for the song “Better Than I”)

  • The 1st Annual Fred Ebb Award

 John receives the Fred Ebb Award. 

 John’s shows It’s Only Life and A Catered Affair are available through Concord Theatricals. 

To learn more about John, go to www.johnbucchino.com.

To support John’s artistry, please visit www.patreon.com/johnbucchino.

Performers

ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY is one of America's most gifted and prolific artists. A leading champion of the great American Songbook, she's made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. She was voted by BroadwayWorld.com as “Performer of the Year” and two years in a row as "Best Jazz Vocalist.” Ann is best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing!, and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series “The Nanny.” She is a Platinum Award-winning writer whose songs are featured on seven of Barbra Streisand's recent CD's. The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, Ann has also written songs with Carole King and Amanda McBroom. Ann has shared the stage with Dizzy Gillespie, Stevie Wonder, Liza Minnelli, Betty Buckley, Audra McDonald, Harvey Fierstein, Kurt Elling and Michael Feinstein. She has been a special guest performer with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood, and has been featured at many of the Carnegie Hall tributes. She has sung with more than forty of the world's top orchestras and big bands, and has performed for President Clinton in Washington, D.C. and at President Gorbachev's Youth Peace Summit in Moscow. Ann performed with her sister Broadway star Liz Callaway, in their award-winning show Sibling Revelry at London's Donmar Warehouse. Their act “Boom!,” a critically acclaimed celebration of the baby boomer hits of the 60's and 70's, was recorded by PS Classics, debuting in the top 25 on Billboard Jazz. Ann’s performances and recordings have garnered her the Theater World Award, 15 MAC Awards, several Bistro Awards, the Mabel Mercer Award, The Johnny Mercer Award for Songwriting and the Blanton Peale Award for Positive Thinking. Stephen Holden of The New York Times wrote, "For sheer vocal beauty, no contemporary singer matches Ms. Callaway.


DAVID CAMPBELL is a singer, actor and television presenter. His New York credits include Les Misérables, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls and Hey, Mr. Producer!. He provided the singing voice for the character of Joseph in DreamWorks' animated film “Joseph: King of Dreams.” David appeared in the Australian musical Shout! The Legend of The Wild One, the story of rocker Johnny O'Keefe. In recent years, he has made occasional stage appearances in Australia in musicals such as Carousel, Sunset Boulevard, and Company. His performance in Sunset Boulevard earned David the award for “Best Male Actor in a Musical” at the Helpmann Awards (the Australian equivalent of the Tony Awards). In 2016, David appeared in Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical. A cast recording was released in September, 2016 by Sony Music Australia, featuring David. It debuted at number 9 on the ARIA Charts. For Dream Lover, David received his second Helpmann Award for “Best Male Actor in a Musical.”


COREY COTT made his Broadway debut as rabble-rousing newsboy Jack Kelly in Disney’s Newsies just weeks after graduating from Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama. While attending the prestigious drama school, he was a frequent performer with Pittsburgh CLO, playing roles in Miss Saigon, Jekyll and Hyde and Jesus Chris Superstar. He went on to star in his second Broadway lead as Gaston in the musical adaptation of Gigi with Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Clark and Howard McGillin, and created the role of bandleader and World War II veteran Donny Novitski in Bandstand, which transferred from Paper Mill Playhouse to Broadway in 2017. In 2019, Corey was announced as part of the cast the of the Fox drama “Filthy Rich, playing Eric Monreaux.


NATALIE DOUGLAS is an award-winning musical artist, having been honored with Nightlife, two-time Backstage Bistro, twelve-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) and Broadway World “Best Cabaret Vocalist” awards, as well as the Donald F. Smith and Margaret Whiting Awards from the Mabel Mercer Foundation. Natalie’s portrait also hangs on the legendary Birdland Jazz Club Wall of Fame. She has performed across the U.S. (Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Café Carlyle, Herbst Theatre, Thalian Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room), and internationally in the U.K., Germany, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Monaco, Argentina and many others. She is known for concerts featuring tributes to Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, Roberta Flack, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis, Jr., Stevie Nicks and Stevie Wonder, Dame Shirley Bassey, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, and Cher, as well as shows about Cafe Society, the music of the 70’s and 80’s, civil rights movements and gospel-influenced jazz and blues. As an actor, Natalie has appeared in 18 editions of The A Train Plays at the Neighborhood Playhouse, the Peter Sharp Theatre and New World Stages; and in The People vs. Mona Off-Broadway. She has appeared on “The Camera’s Eye,” ABC’s “Cupid” and The Discovery Channel’s “Cash Cab.” In addition to her work as a singer/actor, Natalie is the master teacher for the Mabel Mercer Foundation. Natalie also works as an educator specializing in diversity workshops and masterclasses for public and private schools. Natalie is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of USC with a Magna Cum Laude B.A. in Psychology with certificates in Theatre and Women's Studies and holds a M.A. in Psychology from UCLA. 


JESSICA FISHENFELD made her Off-Broadway debut in Das Barbecü and her New York City Opera debut as Leah in the World Premiere of Stonewall. She starred in the New York Premiere of Barnum’s Bird at Circle in the Square, and the World Premiere of Lovesick at National Sawdust. Jessica made her Carnegie/Zankel Hall debut as a soloist with the Manhattan Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, has sung with the international orchestras of St. Bart’s Music Festival, Xalapa Filarmonia, and Festival Internacional de Órgano de Merelia, and has been a guest at Birdland Jazz Club. She has sung the roles of Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance and Norina in Don Pasquale at Palm Beach Opera, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor at Savannah VOICE Festival, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera Guild. She won Semi-Finalist awards in both the 2021 American Traditions Competition and the 2019 Lotte Lenya Competition, and performed under the baton of the late Maestro Lorin Maazel in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons.


SCOTT JOINER made an auspicious debut for the San Francisco Opera creating the role of Dickon in the World Premiere of Gasser's The Secret Garden. In 2016, Joiner “unleashed a lovely lyric sound” (Opera News) as Piemonteser in Strauss' Friedenstag in his Carnegie Hall debut with the American Symphony Orchestra under Leon Botstein. Other credits include the role of Tamino in Die Zauberflöte at the Odeon Theater Wien; Edoardo in the U.S. premiere of Zandonai's Il grillo del focolare with Teatro Grattacielo; and Young Gulliver in the World Premiere of Gulliver's Travels with American Opera Projects. He returned to Carnegie Hall as soloist in Mark Hayes' International Carol Suites with Distinguished Concerts International and appeared as Tenor Soloist in the U.S. premiere of Strictly Gershwin with the Tulsa Ballet/Tulsa Symphony. Scott created the title role for the world staged premiere of Eric Salzman's Big Jim & the Small-Time Investors with Gramercy Opera at Symphony Space in New York. Concert appearances include the NY Premiere of Howard Goodall's Eternal Light: A Requiem, Tenor Soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Garden State Philharmonic, Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers for the NJ Choral Society, and Händel's Messiah with the Helena Symphony Orchestra. Other career highlights include Pedrillo in Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail with St.Petersburg Opera, Rochester in Karchin's Jane Eyre with NYC's Center for Contemporary Opera, Joseph Treat in Victoria Bond's Mrs. President at the National Opera Center, Goro in Madama Butterfly with Knoxville Opera, Ferrando in Cosí fan Tutte and Tamino for Asheville Lyric Opera, Pang in Turandot for Opera Company of Middlebury, Fenton in Verdi's Falstaff with Cinnabar Opera, the Witch in Hansel and Gretel with the Bucks County Symphony, and his international debut as Pedrillo at Teatro Magnani di Fidenza, Italy. 


MYKAL KILGORE is recognized as an artist who cuts through traditional barriers and represents the hope of gospel, the soul of R&B, and the vulnerability of country. His debut release “A Man Born Black” earned him an NAACP Image Awards nomination for Outstanding New Artist. Also known for making bold political expressions, he became a viral sensation for his gospel-themed song “Reclaiming My Time” (based on the statement made popular by famed Congresswoman Maxine Waters). The video garnered over 10 million views in one-week and landed him an appearance with the legislator on ABC’s “The View.” Mykal’s Broadway credits include Dear Evan Hansen, Motown The Musical (playing Marvin Gaye) and Hair. He appeared in the National Tours of Dear Evan Hansen and The Book of Mormon.


AMANDA McBROOM first came to the attention of the music public when Bette Midler's version of Amanda's song “The Rose” hit number one worldwide in 1979. Her songs have been recorded by Leanne Rhymes, Jack Black and Amy Poehler, The Manhattan Transfer, Anne Murray, Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, Barbara Cook, Nana Mouskouri, Curt Cobain, Donny Osmond, and Eminem, to name a few. She was a staff songwriter for the experimental TV series “Cop Rock,” and, with her composing partner Michele Brourman, has written lyrics for 19 animated films under the auspices of Universal Studios Animation, including “Land Before Time,” “Hercules and Xena,”and “Balto.” Her first two albums were recorded for Labs in collaboration with pianist Lincoln Mayorga. Her numerous CD releases since (most on Gecko records), had received critical raves. Her latest CD “Voices” features a duet with country legend Vince Gill. True to her roots of growing up in Hollywood in the era of musicals, (her father was film star David Bruce) and her experiences on Broadway (in Seesaw) and Off-Broadway (Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris), Amanda wrote her own musical Heartbeats, which has been produced throughout the nation. Her one-woman musical A Woman of Will, in which Amanda starred, premiered at Rubicon Theatre in Ventura and debuted Off-Broadway in 2005. Other stage and TV appearances include Other Desert Cities (Indy Award) and A Delicate Balance at Rubicon, work with the Old Globe, the Ashland Shakespeare Festival, and the “Star Trek” series. She served as lyricist for the musical Dangerous Beauty, which was workshopped at Rubicon and had its World Premiere at The Pasadena Playhouse in 2011. Amanda has taught master classes in the art of song performance at Yale, the Melbourne Recital Hall, the Chicago Cabaret Conference, the St. Louis Cabaret Symposium, and at the San Fedele Institute in Italy.


ANDREA MARCOVICCI is an actress, singer, writer and director. A versatile cabaret performer, as well, she has created and starred in over forty solo cabaret shows. Her film credits include “The Front” (nominated for a Golden Globe Award), “The Hand” with Sir Michael Caine, “The Stuff” with Michael Moriarty, “Spacehunter” with Peter Strauss, “The Canterville Ghost” with Sir John Gielgud, Danny DeVito’s wife in “Jack the Bear,” Henry Jaglom's “Someone to Love” (featuring Orson Welles in his last film appearance) and Irene in “Time.”  TV appearances include “Arli$$,” “Cybil, “Taxi,” “Magnum P.I.,” and “Hill Street Blues,” among others, as well as numerous made-for-television movies and a recurring role on “Baskets.” Andrea debuted on Broadway in Ambassador starring Howard Keel, and last appeared on Broadway in Any Given Day. Off-Broadway appearances include the title role in Coco at the York Theatre, The Wedding of Iphigenia, Variety Obit, The Seagull, and Ophelia to Sam Waterston's Hamlet for Papp's Shakespeare in the Park. Regionally, she received rave reviews for leading roles in St. Joan, Burn This, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at ACT in San Francisco. Additional performances include Daisy in On A Clear Day, and the title role of Coco at 42nd Street Moon, which played to sold-out houses. L.A. Highlights include starring opposite Anthony Newley in Chaplin (portraying all the legendary actor's wives), Finian's Rainbow at Reprise!, and Ghetto at The Mark Taper Forum. 


LESLIE ODOM, JR. is best known for his breakout role as Aaron Burr in the smash Broadway musical Hamilton, for which he won a Tony, as well as a Grammy for the cast recording; and for his Oscar-nominated film role as Sam Cooke in “One Night in Miami,” directed by Regina King. He made his Boadway debut in Rent at the age of 17 and starred opposite Lin-Manuel Miranda in Encores’ revival of Jonathan Larson’s Tick…tick…Boom! He recently released his third full-length album entitled “Mr.” in November and starred alongside Cynthia Erivo in the Harriet Tubman biopic “Harriet.” Leslie can currently be heard voicing the character of Owen Tillerman in Josh Gad’s animated musical-comedy series “Central Park.” Leslie also appears in the feature film “Music” written and directed by singer-songwriter Sea, and “Needle in a Timestack” written and directed by John Ridley. He will star in “The Many Saints of Newark,” a prequel to “The Sopranos.” Additional film and television credits include “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Only,” “Red Tails,” and “Smash.” 


ALEXANDER SAGE OYEN is the recipient of the 2014 ASCAP Foundation’s Lucille and Jack Yellen award for lyricists. His musicals include Outlaws (Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals- book by James Presson, dir. Noah Himmelstein), Archie’s Final Project (Book by James Presson and David Lee Miller), Diva (book by Sean Patrick Monahan), A Night Like This (book, music, lyrics, directed by Blayze Teicher, 54 Below) and Moment by Moment (directed by Brandon Ivie, 54 Below, with production at Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand). Alexander and James Presson were awarded the 2013-2014 Dramatist Guild Fellowship and their musical Outlaws, was the recipient of the 2014 ASCAP Workshop. Alexander was named one of Playbill’s “Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers You Should Know,” and was selected for the 2014 Johnny Mercer Songwriter’s Project. His music has been heard at Goodspeed Opera House, 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, Playwrights Horizons, The Signature Theatre, New World Stages, The Laurie Beechman Theatre and venues in Thailand, London, The Netherlands and all across the world. Alexander’s song cycle “Moment by Moment,” is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.


ANDERS PAULSSON, since his Carnegie Hall debut in 1992, Sweden-born native Anders has been widely recognized as one of the finest soprano saxophonists in the world. His pioneering musicianship has inspired a succession of over fifty international composers to write solo concertos and chamber music for him, with another 30 commissions scheduled for premieres. Anders has recorded 27 CDs  and performed concerts in as many countries music halls like Berlin Philharmonie, Alice Tully Hall, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Stockholm, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and St.Petersburg Philharmonic. After classical saxophone studies at the Royal College in Stockholm and with Jean-Marie Londeix in France, he was awarded a Fulbright ITT International Fellowship to study with Joseph Allard and Bob Mintzer at Manhattan School of Music, New York City where he earned a Master’s in Jazz Performance. Equally at ease in jazz improvisation, he has collaborated with singers ranging from Anne Sofie von Otter to Alice Babs. In 2012, Anders was awarded the Royal Gold Medal Litteris et Artibus for his prominent artistic achievements as soprano saxophonist. As a passionate environmentalist, Anders he is the co-founder of Coral Guardians, an organization that combines music and science to raise awareness about the world’s coral reefs and what is needed to safeguard them for future generations. To highlight the environmental wisdom of indigenous people, Anders Paulsson composed Coral Symphony for Hawaii Symphony Orchestra conducted by Grammy Award winning JoAnn Falletta featuring the ancient Hawaiian Creation Epic Kumulipo chanted by Kahu Aaron Mahi. Anders performed for Nelson Mandela when he received the Nobel Peace Prize and he subsequently composed a suite celebrating 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa.


WILL REYNOLDS is a Brooklyn-based actor, writer, teaching artist, and the 2018 winner of the Fred Ebb Award for musical theatre writing (with collaborator Eric Price). Will and Eric’s musicals include The Violet Hour (based on the play by Richard Greenberg), Radioactive, Around the World and The Sixth Borough. Will is also the composer/creator of The Greenwood Tree (based on the sonnets of Shakespeare). His song cycle “Poems and Moon Songs” has been produced as part of the Lincoln Center Songbook series and the song “Tavern” was featured on Audra McDonald’s album “Go Back Home.” His short musical The Whole World is Watching was commissioned by Marymount Manhattan. Development opportunities include the Dramatist Guild Fellowship, Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat, Goodspeed Writer’s Colony, The Musical Theater Factory, and the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project. Will’s acting credits include: Daddy Long Legs (Off Broadway, directed by John Caird), Passion at Classic Stage Company (directed by John Doyle), Tony Kushner’s The Illusion (Signature Theater, directed by Michael Mayer), Emma at the Old Globe, Love Story at the Walnut Street Theatre, Big River at Goodspeed, A Room with a View at Seattle’s Fifth Avenue, and the North American Tour of Mamma Mia!  Film credits include “Emma” and “The Good Shepherd” (starring Robert De Niro).  Will is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, is currently on faculty at Pace University, MTCA (Musical Theatre College Auditions), and is co-founder of the musical theater educational online learning platform This MT Space.


LOIS SAGE was the first artist (other than John himself) ever entrusted to sing John Bucchino’s songs. She was a mainstay of the cabaret scene as John was starting out in New York, and her soulful voice and vulnerable countenance as an actor was commented on by artists including Stephen Sondheim and Stephen Schwartz, of whom she was a favorite. Lois’ life later took her in other fulfilling directions, including most especially motherhood and grandmotherhood; she is pleased to reprise her performance of “Temporary” for this celebration – a song that has even greater meaning for her now than it did 20 years ago.


STEPHEN SCHWARTZ studied piano and composition at the Juilliard School of Music while in high school and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.F.A. in Drama. He returned to New York City after graduation to become a producer for RCA Records. His first major theatre credit was the title song for the play Butterflies Are Free; the song was eventually used in the movie version as well. In 1971, he wrote the music and new lyrics for Godspell, for which he won two Grammys among other awards. This was followed by the English texts, in collaboration with Leonard Bernstein, for Bernstein’s Mass, which opened the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The following year, Stephen wrote the music and lyrics for Pippin and two years later, The Magic Show. At one point, Godspell, Pippin and The Magic Show were all running on Broadway simultaneously, a triple-play feat that was repeated a few years ago with Wicked and acclaimed revivals of Godspell and Pippin all playing at the same time. Stephen wrote the music and lyrics for The Baker’s Wife, followed by a musical version of Studs Terkel’s Working, to which he contributed four songs and which he also adapted and directed, winning a Drama Desk Award as “Best Director.” Other work for the musical theatre includes lyrics to Rags (music by Charles Strouse), music and lyrics for Children of Eden, and two musicals produced overseas (Mit Eventyr in Denmark and Schikaneder in Austria).  He has also written songs for two musicals for young audiences, Captain Louie and My Son, Pinocchio. For film, Stephen collaborated with composer Alan Menken on the songs for Disney’s “Pocahontas,” (for which he received two Academy Awards and another Grammy), “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” and “Enchanted.” He also provided songs for DreamWorks’ first animated feature, “The Prince of Egypt,” for which he won another Academy Award for the song “When You Believe.” Stephen’s musical, Wicked, surpassed 1,900 performances, making him the only songwriter in Broadway history ever to have three shows exceed that threshold. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame as well as the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for his humanitarian and mentorship contributions to the theatre.


TONI TENNILE studied classical piano and voice at Auburn University, where she was the sole female singer for the highly lauded big band the Auburn Knights. She began her acting career at South Coast Rep and shortly thereafter began touring with the Beach Boys as the only “Beach Girl.” With her husband Daryl, Toni formed Captain and Tennille. The two scraped together enough cash to press a few hundred records of her recording of “The Way I Want to Touch You,” and distributed them to radio stations. Record labels took notice and Captain and Tennille soon became one of the best-loved musical duos of the ‘70s and ‘80s. After signing with A & M Records, Captain and Tennille put out a record that included the Neil Sedaka-penned song “Love Will Keep Us Together.” The song shot straight to #1 on the charts and won the Grammy for record of the year in 1976. ABC approached the duo with the offer for a television variety show, and their series became a network hit featuring guest stars such as John Travolta, Don Knotts, The Pointer Sisters, and Red Foxx. Nine more albums and fourteen chart hits came in the next decade as Captain and Tennille kept up a busy schedule of touring, performing from Las Vegas to Japan. Toni hosted the syndicated “Toni Tennille Show” in the ‘80s and the duo starred in three Captain and Tennille network specials. Toni guest-starred in top television shows and lent her powerful voice to songs by Elton John and Pink Floyd’s epic rock album “The Wall.” Toni performed the title role in the National Tour of Victor Victoria. Toni wrote “Toni Tennille: A Memoir” which were released in 2016 and later made into an audiobook. She has always been a great fan of John Bucchino and is please to participate in this 20th Anniversary celebration of his artistry.

Presenters

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RUBICON THEATRE COMPANY is a non-profit regional theatre based in Ventura, California. True to the name and the vision of founders Karyl Lynn Burns and James O’Neil, the company is committed to providing a nurturing environment for artists where exploration and experimentation are encouraged and supported. Now in its 23rd season, Rubicon has earned a reputation for innovative, reinvigorated productions of classics; and for the development of new works. The company has presented more than 150 diverse mainstage productions to more than 480,000 audience members. Described by critics as “the rising star of the Southern California cultural scene” and the “best theatre between Los Angeles and San Francisco,” the company has won a New York Drama Desk Award (four nominations), the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for “Sustained Excellence,” Ovation Awards, an NAACP Award, and multiple Indy, Garland and Robby Awards. Luminaries such as Alison Brie, Susan Clark, Dana Delaney, Bonnie Franklin, Joel Grey, Gregory Harrison, Bill Irwin, Harold Gould, Larry Hagman, Stacy Keach, Michael Learned, Ted Neeley, Paul Provenza, Lauren Patten, Linda Purl, Joe Spano, Bruce Weitz, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. and Stephanie Zimbalist have graced the Rubicon stage. Jack Lemmon and John Ritter made their final stage appearances with Rubicon. Rubicon is governed by a Board of Directors led by Doug Halter, and supported by a regional Board of Advisors and a volunteer auxiliary.

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