Stepping Out

'Legend' lands in LA

Los Altos Stage Company kicks off its 2018-2019 season with the South Bay premiere of Matthew Lopez’s “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” scheduled to preview Thursday, open Friday and run through Sept. 30 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Considered a stark contrast to other works in the award-winning playwright’s repertoire, “Legend” is a 90-minute comedy about showbiz that premiered in 2015 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. It has since been produced at major theaters throughout the nation.

Times are tough for Elvis impersonator Casey, who performs his act for an audience of zero in a Panama City, Fla., dive bar. With the rent long overdue and a baby on the way, desperate Casey watches as a seasoned drag queen named Miss Tracy Mills brings her show to town. After filling in for one of Tracy’s regular girls on short notice one night, Casey decides to trade in his sequined jumpsuit for a sequined dress, and under Miss Tracy’s tutelage, finally achieves stardom.

Linda Piccone directs “Legend” and Lee Ann Payne serves as choreographer. The cast includes Jeffrey Adair, Ashley Jaye, Michael Saenz, Michael Weiland and Todd Wright.

Performances are scheduled 8 p.m. Wednesdays (after this week) through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. A reception with the artists follows Friday's opening show.

Tickets are $18-$38.

For tickets and more information, call 941-0551 or visit losaltosstage.org.

 

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