Zoo Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of “THE UPCYCLERS – An Earth Saving Musical,” with Book, Music and Lyrics written by Daniel Sugimoto, created by Julia Lisa and Daniel Sugimoto, starring Julia Lisa and Lexi Eiserman as Rosie Bloom, Carlos R. Chavez as Ralph Berry, Samantha M. Lawrence as Marian, Max Peters as Jack, Melvin Biteng as Mikey, Milton David as Carl Bloom, Spencer Frankeberger as Paul, & Asia Ring as Dr. Petrol under the direction of Daniel Sugimoto.
Performances will be presented at the Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Boulevard (located between Wilshire Boulevard and California Avenue), Santa Monica, CA 90403, for a Limited Five-Week Run on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. on November 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, December 1 and 2, 2018. Tickets can be purchased by calling 323-301-9002 or online at www.thezootheatreco.com In “THE UPCYCLERS– An Earth Saving Musical,” a group of ordinary kids, with all different abilities: Rosie, with her love of nature; Jack, with his innovation in technology; Marian, with her eye on design; Ralph, with his compassion for others; and Mikey, with his two wheels and one heart, take on a mission to save their community, their friendship, and then the planet! Along the way they learn no one is too small to make a big difference and that everyone can be a hero everyday!
This innovative theatrical production has designed all sets, props, and costumes from Reimagined, Reused, Recycled, and Upcycled materials! - Materials like “plastic pollution” rescued from The Upcyclers' monthly community clean up events!
Daniel Sugimoto, Director of “THE UPCYCLERS - An Earth Saving Musical,” said “With ‘THE UPCYCLERS - An Earth Saving Musical' you will see a ‘You're-A-Good-Man-Charlie-Brown'-type cast that will connect, engage, and entertain audiences of all ages. You won't be able to help but feel inspired and hopeful with the original soundtrack of toe-tapping numbers, which little-ones may want to sing and dance along with. The colorful upcycled eco-conscious costumes, sets, and props will challenge the way you look at “garbage” and the impact we can make everyday.
While The Zoo Theatre Co. has produced original plays and musicals geared towards teens and adults, the creators, Daniel Sugimoto and Julia Lisa have an extensive background of children's theatre for the whole family! They spent 6 years writing, performing, and teaching children's theatre around Los Angeles for companies such as Creating Arts Company, Theatricum Botanicum, Fairies and Dragons, iLead, Ace Enrichment, and more. Their new original musical The Upcyclers empowers kids to challenge the norms to create a greener life, because no one is too small to make a BIG difference!
For tickets, please call The Zoo Theatre Company Box Office at 323-301-9002, E-mail [email protected], or by buying online at www.thezootheatreco.com. Group Discounts for 10 or more are available by calling the Box Office. This show is recommended for audiences 4 - 94 Years Old, Children 2 years old and under who will sit in a lap come free. Advance reservations are highly encouraged. There will be Free Talk Back Discussions after select performances; please visit online for more information.
Free Subterranean Garage Parking is available for performances only in the pink granite-faced building located at 808 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (at the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard, one block south of the theatre), which can be accessed from Lincoln Boulevard.