The Department of Theatre and Dance will present Open, Stay, a new musical, June 7-10 in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.
Open, Stay is a vibrant contemporary musical that explores romance in all forms - from thrilling first encounters to bittersweet goodbyes. The musical is a collection of ten moments of connection — beginnings, endings and in-betweens, as well as the moments that come long after we part ways. It is an exploration of how we love and how we lose one another, all connected by the need that brings us together — the need for each other.
The production was developed with gender neutrality in mind. The performance encourages casts of different gender expressions and the entire company has been formed through gender-blind casting.
Featuring music and lyrics by Anna DeNoia and arranged/orchestrated by Joshua Villa, the show masterfully weaves together musical genres to create an evening of laughter, romantic resilience and lessons learned. Open, Stay will be directed by Broadway veteran Mindy Cooper with music direction by Graham Sobelman.
Listen to excerpts from Open, Stay on the show’s website.
Adult tickets are $15, faculty/staff tickets are $12 and student/senior tickets are $5. Tickets are available at the Mondavi Center Ticket Office in person or by calling 530-754-2787 between noon and 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Tickets are also available online at Tickets.MondaviArts.org.
The Department of Theatre and Dance is part of the UC Davis College of Letters and Science. For information about other department productions, visit theatredance.ucdavis.edu.