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THE COLONY THEATRE ANNOUNCES AN EXTENSION OF ITS SMASH HIT

FALLING FOR MAKE BELIEVE

A World Premiere with
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Book by Mark Saltzman

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, RETURNS ENGAGEMENT BEGINS JUNE 6TH


May 15, 2013...Burbank... The Colony Theatre is thrilled to announce that the final production of its "Season of Premieres," the World Premiere of FALLING FOR MAKE BELIEVE, will have a return engagement starting June 6th, after a brief hiatus, to accommodate the demand for tickets.

With Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Lorenz Hart, Book by Mark Saltzman, and directed by Jim Fall, FALLING FOR MAKE BELIEVE was greeted by rave reviews and such enthusiastic word-of-mouth that the announced performances sold out.

"We have been working on this show with Mark for over two years," says Artistic Director Barbara Beckley, "so to watch it come together so beautifully, and then have the critics and the public embrace it so enthusiastically, is incredibly gratifying." When asked about the extension, Executive Director Trent Steelman responds, "it's a big show and an extension depended on the availability of key people as well as other factors, so we're very happy that it all worked out."

FALLING FOR MAKE BELIEVE
is the story of Lorenz (Larry) Hart, one of Broadway's all-time greats, the brilliant lyricist who penned "My Funny Valentine," "Blue Moon," "Manhattan," "Falling in Love With Love," "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "Where or When," and countless other classics. As half of the legendary team of Rodgers and Hart, he lived a life of dizzying heights and crushing lows. Mark Saltzman (author of The Colony's smash hit Clutter: The True Story of the Collyer Brothers Who Never Threw Anything Out) captures them all in an intimate look at the life and times of this lyrical genius, a brand new musical featuring some of the most memorable songs of the 20th Century.

Also on the creative team are Musical Director Keith Harrison and Choreographer Lisa Hopkins, with Scenic Design by Jeff McLaughlin, Costume Design by Dianne K. Graebner, Lighting Design by Sohail e. Najafi, Sound Design by Drew Dalzell, and Properties Design & Set Dressing by MacAndME.

Featured in the cast are Ben D. Goldberg as Lorenz Hart, Brett Ryback as Richard Rodgers, Tyler Milliron as Fletcher Mecklin, Rebecca Ann Johnson as Vivian Ross (a composite character based on Vivian Segal), and Jeffrey Landman as Doc Bender.

SCHEDULE AND PRICING

FALLING FOR MAKE BELIEVE
will play Thursdays & Fridays at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 3:00pm & 8:00pm; and Sundays at 2:00pm from June 6 – June 30. Ticket prices range from $29-$49.

For more information, press interviews, photos, or for press comps, please contact David Elzer/DEMAND PR at 818/508-1754 or at DavidElzer@me.com or visit www.demandpr.com.

The award-winning Colony Theatre Company was founded in 1975 as a 99-seat Equity-waiver theatre in Silver Lake. Over the years the company was so successful artistically, and built such a large subscriber base, that in 2000 it was able to move into a 270-seat theatre created for it by the City of Burbank, becoming one of only 5 mid-size professional theatres in the LA area that produce a year-round season of plays and musicals, and that employ actors under contract with Actors' Equity Association.

The theatre is located at 555 North Third Street, at the corner of Cypress, in the heart of the Burbank Media Center. For further information, call (818) 558-7000. Fax number: (818) 558-7110. E-mail: colonytheatre@colonytheatre.org. Or visit our website at www.colonytheatre.