The West Coast premiere of the new comedy It Must Be Him will be presented at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica beginning Saturday, July 23 through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 7 p.m. Sundays at Edgemar, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica.

It Must Be Him tells the story of Louie Wexler, a “whiz kid comedy writer from the heyday of variety television” who is now out of luck and out of new ideas, writer Kenny Solms said. With his devoted agent and his considerably less devoted housekeeper by his side, Louie finds himself broke, lonely, and on the wrong side of middle age, Solms describes.

Desperate to rekindle his fading career, save his posh Beverly Hills home and find the man of his dreams, Louie searches high and low for one last shot at his own real-life happy ending, Solms said.

Original music for It Must Be Him is composed by six-time Emmy Award winner Larry Grossman. Original lyrics are by Drama Desk nominee Ryan Cunningham. The show is directed by Brian Drillinger.

The cast includes Veronica Alicino, Nick Cobey, Stephan Smith Collins, Michael Edelstein, Morgan Smith Feldman, Andy Fitzgerald, Beth Lane, Stephen Marshall, David Pevsner, Kim Shannon, Jim Shipley, Lani Shipman and George Wyhinny.

The show is produced by Alexandra Guarnieri, with Jake Schaeffer as musical director and Alan Palmer as choreographer.

Set and light designs are by Joel Daavid and costume design is by Danielle Robles.

Tickets are $34.99. A limited number of tickets will be available for each performance at a discount price of $25 (Use promo code “Must”).

For reservations, (310) 392-7327.

Information, www.edgemarcenter.org.

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