The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts’ World Premiere production of INVINCIBLE - The Musical, featuring the music of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, will run from November 22 to December 18, 2022, in The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater. This inventive new work weaves the four-time Grammy® Award and 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees’ legendary catalogue and inspired new songs throughout a reimagining of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet for the 21st century. The musical is directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene (resident director of Hamilton), with a book by Bradley Bredeweg (creator of “Good Trouble” and GLAAD Award-winning “The Fosters” TV series), music direction and vocal arrangements by Jesse Vargas, arrangements by Jesse Vargas and Neil Giraldo and orchestrations by Neil Giraldo and Jesse Vargas.
The cast features Khamary Rose as Romeo (Next to Normal at The Kennedy Center), Kay Sibal as Juliet (original INVINCIBLE staged reading), Sharon Leal as Madame Capulet (Dreamgirls) , Dionne Gipson as Madame Montague (The Wallis & For The Record’s Scorsese: American Crime Requiem), Brennin Hunt as Paris (Pretty Woman: The Musical on Broadway), Ari Notartomaso as Benvolio (Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin), Julia Harriman as Nura (Hamilton), Jon Patrick Walker as Friar (Peter & The Starcatcher on Broadway), Aaron Alcaraz as Mercutio/Ensemble/Romeo Understudy (Rent - 20th Anniversary National Tour) and Josh Strobl as Tybalt/Ensemble/Romeo Understudy (Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway).
In a pop culture world defined by its perpetual changes, the partnership of singer songwriter Pat Benatar and producer-musician Neil Giraldo has been a potent, steadfast union that has soared to the top of the charts and into fans’ hearts on their own terms. Her staggering vocals and take-no-prisoners attitude, along with his trailblazing artistry as a guitarist, producer and songwriter, forged the undeniable chemistry and unique sound that created eternal rock hits including “We Belong,” “Invincible,” “Love Is A Battlefield,” “Promises In The Dark,” “We Live For Love,” “Heartbreaker” and “Hell Is For Children.” Their stunning achievements are a testament to their vision. Together, Benatar and Giraldo have created two multi-platinum, five platinum and three gold albums, as well as 19 Top 40 hits. They have sold over 36 million records worldwide and have won an unprecedented four consecutive GRAMMY® awards.
Tickets for Invincible ($39-$125, with previews $29-$105) are on sale now, as are single tickets and subscriptions to all performances in The Wallis' 2022/2023 Season.
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills. To purchase single tickets, subscriptions and for more information, please call 310-746-4000. For more information, visit, http://www.TheWallis.org.