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303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
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At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942


Cubamor

CUBAMOR A Beta Series Production

Book and Lyrics by James D. Sasser
Music and Lyrics by Charles Vincent Burwell
Based on the film Cubamor by Joshua Bee Alafia

Directed by Kent Nicholson
Choreographed by Millicent Johnnie
Music Directed by Chris DiStefano


December 2 - 18, 2016

Tickets $30 ($25 Senior | $20 Youth)
Location: First Stage Theatre, Issaquah [map]

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There is nowhere in the world quite like Havana, Cuba, a city that pulses with intoxicating music and mystical forces. Here, two Americans and two Cubans find their paths unexpectedly crossed as they attempt to escape their pasts. Can their love bridge two cultures divided by vast political, historical, and social differences – and what will they risk along the way? With a Latin-inspired score that blends traditional rhythms and contemporary hip-hop, Cubamor is a moving new musical exploring the crossroads of life and the transcendent power of love.

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  • About Beta Series
    Beta Series

    The Beta Series gives new musicals the chance to be tested in a staged, designed production, free from the pressures of press and reviewers. They are given top-notch artists, production crew and, most importantly, an audience to react and respond to their story.

  • About the Writers

    Charles Vincent Burwell (Music and Lyrics) & James D. Sasser (Book and Lyrics) Burwell & Sasser’s musicals include Cubamor, an official selection of the 2014 National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival, also developed at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s New Works Festival and Village Theatre's Festival of New Works; and Bottle Shock, based on the 2008 movie about Napa winemaking. Their latest, Le Comte Noir or The Black Count, is based on the incredible life of writer Alexandre Dumas’ father. Their songs have been heard at Lincoln Center, 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, Feinstein's at the Nikko, and other venues on both coasts. Along with director Kent Nicholson, they are the founders of the 959 Group, a new theatrical development and production company.

    With a performance career spanning Broadway, off broadway and stages around the world, James has been involved for two decades in the development of dozens of new musical works as an actor, writer, and producer with organizations including Ars Nova, New Dramatists, Sundance, TheatreWorks, Goodspeed Opera House, Vineyard Theatre, Eugene O’Neill Center, Playwrights Horizons, and many others. Born in Tokyo to Air Force parents, he later grew up in West Germany and California. Graduate of Manhattan School of Music, certificate from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Master’s degree from NYU-Tisch Graduate Musical Theater Writing, and a Buck Scholar. James is thrilled to be returning to the Village again this spring as an actor, playing Crichton in A Proper Place.

    Organizations Vince has worked with include Lincoln Center Institute, NY City Center, the Katherine Dunham Institute, National Dance Institute, Urban Bush Women, Festival del Caribe (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba), Ile Aiye (Salvador de Bahia, Brazil), Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and the Bates Dance Festival and has composed music for Cairo Opera House Ballet (Egypt), National Dance Institute with Jacques d’Amboise (Shanghai/HBO); has performed at Carnegie Hall and all over the world. Having served as assoc. musical director for the Trenton Education Dance Institute, Vince currently serves on faculty at The Ailey School.

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