Hoboken to Hollywood: A Journey Through the Great American Songbook, is being performed at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica through Dec. 19.
Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays on the main stage at Edgemar, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica.
Hoboken to Hollywood is described as a “behind-the-scenes look” at the taping of a television special, possibly in 1964 or soon thereafter.
The musical is written by Luca Ellis, Paul Litteral and Jeremy Aldridge, and directed by Aldridge. The musical director is Paul Litteral, with Peach Reasoner as producer and Michael Blaha as co-producer. The show stars Luca Ellis and The Paul Litteral Orchestra.
During the course of the television taping, a second assistant director named Andy experiences a professional coming of age when he is suddenly called upon to assume responsibilities beyond his limited experience. Ultimately, he is inspired to greatness by the subject of his camera’s lens, “that famous crooner from Hoboken.” The show follows Andy’s humble beginnings to his promotion amongst the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown.
The show features songs from The Great American Songbook, the vocal stylings of Luca Ellis, and the 12-piece Paul Litteral Orchestra.
The cast of Hoboken to Hollywood also includes Al Bernstein, Anna Hanson, Chandler Hill, Jeff Markgraf, Franci Montgomery and Pat Towne.
Admission is $34.75.
For reservations, (310) 392-7327, or www.edgemarcenter.org.