Love U (The Grad School Musical)

Love U poster

A partnership production of the Riverside School for the Arts, Riverside Community College Department of Performing Arts and the UofR Theatre Arts Department.

(The Grad School Musical)

April 3-6, 2008

Book: Joel Yanofsky
Music/Lyrics: Peter Curtis
Director: Chris Beach
Choreographer: Jo Dierdorff
Scenic/Lighting Designer: Trevor Norton
Costume Designer: Tanya Apuya
Vocal Coach: Craig Colclough

 Download a montage of clips from Act 1. (28 MB avi file)
 Download a montage of clips from Act 2. (28 MB avi file)

A new romantic musical comedy: New songs reminiscent of the jazz and wit of Cole Porter and a love story of boy meets girl, boy gets girl written with a satiric and irreverent humor that is in the world of The Simpsons.  Love U is a comic romp that giddily rides on a belief in shtick, in song and the magic of theatre.

Love U. satirizes the world of academia and the avant garde and reminds us all that sometimes it almost takes getting an advanced degree to learn one of life's most important lessons:  "Do what you Love."


'Love U. The Grad School Musical' premieres at University of Redlands - The Press-Enterprise, 3/29/08


Karl Shapiro - Craig Colclough
Nora Collette - Amanda Colclough
Hildegarde Kneff - Haley Keim
Solly Waldorf - Luke Deayora
Lance Beauregard - MJ Silva
Dartmouth East - Kraig Kraning
Harguchet "Hersh" Singh - Manny Heredia
Girl Ph.D. Candidate - Kourtney Brandon
Vegan Soil - Yvette Magallon

President Kneff - Keith Wolgemuth
Waitress/Gask Mask Dancer - Shannon Unser
Avant Garde Idol Judge - Pryntice Ragland
Feminist Professor - Liz McGavock
Goth Man/Marxist Prof. - Dan Stong
Wheelchair Academic - Valerie Williams
Performance Poet/Lit Prof. - Laura Theobald
Gask Mask Dancer - Leah Delaporte

This cast is made up of U of R alums, faculty and current students.

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