Cabaret at The Merc closes its inaugural 2014 Summer Series with a developmental workshop production of The Untitled John Mayer Project. Following sold out productions of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s Next to Normal and the Tony Award-winning musical sensation Spring Awakening, by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, The Untitled John Mayer Project is sure to be a crowd favorite! Featuring the music and lyrics of Grammy Award winning songwriter John Mayer, an original book by Jordan Beck, and new arrangements by the show’s Musical Director Leonard Patton. The show will be directed by J. Scott Lapp with choreography by Steven Cardona. The Untitled John Mayer Project will play Friday, September 12th, 2014 and runs for one weekend through Monday, September 15th, 2014, at The Merc in Temecula, 42051 Main St. Temecula, California 92590
Get up close & personal with the new Summer Series at Cabaret at The Merc! A new, intimate theatre experience has been created by removing the tables and putting the audience in and around the action of the show! Join us for the final production in our new Summer Series, which allows you to be as close as you can to the performance! Seating is VERY limited – only 70 seats (maximum) available for each performance in The Merc!
Featuring over 20 John Mayer tunes, this original story of young love, road trips, heartbreak, and friendship springsto life for the first time in this intimate workshop production featuring a cast of actor/musicians and all-new arrangements by San Diego’s own Leonard Patton. “Contrary to what you might think, this is not an autobiographical musical of John Mayer’s life. Much of the show’s score is heard in a different context than when it was originally written.” says the show’s librettist Jordan Beck, who along with J. Scott Lapp produces the popular monthly cabaret series. “I’m looking forward to developing this exciting new project in Southern California with this talented group of Singer/Songwriters”, say’s Lapp, “With Mayer’s full catalogue as a resource to the construction of the show, we have an incredible challenge to present this great music in a thrilling new format. Audiences are going to love the unique way this story is being told.”
The company is comprised of an incredible group of actor/musicians from Los Angeles, New York, and San Diego. Taran Gray, playing John, is a music producer/songwriter in pop, soul & r&b from Los Angeles who has worked with Motown, Interscope, and Universal Records. Emily Lopez will originate the role of Sara. Emily is a singer/songwriter returning from Vermont where she is working on her own original album. They are joined onstage by Joshua David Cavanaugh as Chad, who is returning back to California from New York after recently finishing the International tour of In The Mood. He recently graduated from NYU with a Masters in Vocal Performance. Jennifer Sun Bell takes on the role of Olivia, having landed numerous national commercials, independent films, made for TV movies as well as studio feature films while living in Los Angeles. The cast is rounded out by Daniel J. Filippi (Patrick), Nick Wuebben (Blake) and Hayley Marian (Chloe).
The Untitled John Mayer Project will play one weekend only, Friday September 12th thru Monday September 15th, 2014 at The Merc in Temecula, California. Tickets start at $40 for premium Couch Seating and regular seating can be purchased for $30.00 by visiting www.CabaretAtTheMerc.com or www.TemeculaTheater.org or by calling the Old Town Community Theater Box Office at 1-866-653-8696.