Sh-Boom: Life Could Be a Dream

  • written and created by ROGER BEAN

Description

Meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Duke to send the whole situation spinning. The '60s hits say it all: “Fools Fall in Love,” “Tears on my Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” “Unchained Melody,” “Lonely Teardrops,” and “The Glory of Love.” Life Could Be a Dream will leave you laughing, singing, and cheering— let’s hear it for the boys!

WINNER! LA Drama Critics Circle Award – Production of the Year! WINNER! LA Weekly Award – Best Musical of the Year! WINNER! Backstage Garland Award – Best Production of the Year!

Please note: Performances October 13 - 24 are designated as vaccinated only performances. All patrons in attendance for these performances must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in order to attend the performance.
Performances October 26 - 31 are open to all audience members. Masks are strongly encouraged.

Alex Fullerton
Denny
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Alex Fullerton

Alex Fullerton is thrilled to be making his Laguna Playhouse debut.  Most recently, Alex was seen as Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining.  Previous regional credits include Crazy For You (Custus), Peter Pan (Ensemble), and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Frank), among others.  Alex has also performed in various shows onboard the Disney Fantasy (Disney Cruise Line).  Big thank you to Jonathan and the rest of the Laguna team for trusting me, and as always, to my family and Gregory for the constant support!  BFA:The Boston Conservatory.  IG: @AlexFullerton28 

Noah A. Lyon
Eugene
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Noah A. Lyon

Noah A. Lyon has traveled from Orlando, Florida, and is ecstatic to make his Laguna Playhouse debut! He earned his Associates in vocal performance from the Royal Schools of Music. Favorite credits: A Chorus Line, Xanadu, Cinderella, Hello Dolly!, and Anything Goes! He is overwhelmingly thankful for everyone’s support. Jeremiah 29:11 Soli Deo Gloria! @noah_a_lyon

Willie Beaton II
Wally
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Willie Beaton II

Willie Beaton II is so ecstatic to be making his Laguna Playhouse debut. He is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music (MSM)’s Inaugural Musical Theatre Class (2020). Recently seen playing the role of Wally in Surflight Theatre’s production of ShBoom, he is happy to be able to share his joy with the West Coast. Regional credits: ShBoom: Life Could Be a Dream (Wally), A Chorus Line (Gregory Gardner), Xanadu (Urania), AnnieCabaret (Emcee), Mamma MiaNice Work If You Can Get ItJesus Christ Superstar (Peter)The Wedding Singer, Saturday Night Fever [Surflight Theatre]; 42nd Street [Ogunquit Playhouse]. Educational: Lippa’s The Wild PartyWhere’s Charley?Spring Awakening, [MSM]; The Adams Family Musical (Gomez), Les Miserables [Florida School of the Arts]; Aida (Mereb), Memphis [Players by the Sea].

Dorian Quinn
Duke
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Dorian Quinn

Dorian Quinn (Duke) is thrilled to be here at Laguna Playhouse! He was raised in Oklahoma where he earned a Bachelor in Music at UCO. Credits: Jersey Boys (Tommy DeVito), Mamma Mia! (Sky). Website: www.dorianquinn.org, insta: @dairyquinn22. Love and thanks go out to his family for their support. Glory to God!

Sophia Swannell
Lois
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Sophia Swannell

Sophia is so thrilled to be back in Laguna performing the role of Lois in SH-Boom! She is originally from London England and a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dancing. She moved to New York aged 16 to study and pursue a musical theatre career. Sophia trained and performed in New York (and around much of the US) over the next 15 years. She’s currently living back in London, however she loves performing on both sides of the pond!

 

Recent credits include: Almost Maine (Woman 1), I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change (Woman 1), SH-Boom (Lois), Xanadu (Euterpe/Thetis), A Chorus Line (Sheila), Annie (Grace), Vintage Hitchcock (Daisy/Winnie/Annable), Cabaret (Fraulein Kost), A Chorus Line (Val), Mamma Mia (Tanya), Dick Whittington (Tommy the Cat), American Venus (Tara), Gutter Press (Kiwi), US National Tour of Sweet Charity (Ursula/Ensemble), Grease (Sandy), Titanic US National Tour (Dance Captain), Gypsy (Electra), Man of La Mancha (Dance Captain), Hairspray (Lou Ann/Amber Cover), Miracle on 34th Street (Quartette Soprano), A Christmas Carol (Belle) and Fame (Ensemble/Iris Cover).

 

Sophia would like to thank Johnathan Van Dyke, Gail Anderson, Steve Steiner and her incredible family and friends (on both sides of the pond) for their endless love and support.

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