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Prospect House Entertainment, in Association with Glendale Arts Productions Presents


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Prospect House Entertainment, in association with Glendale Arts, presents Marilyn!, a world premiere of a new musical based on the life of Hollywood’s greatest icon, Marilyn Monroe, featuring the very best talent that Los Angeles, Broadway, and Las Vegas have to offer.

The Icon
‘Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.’
Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1, 1926. During her all-too-brief life, Marilyn overcame a difficult childhood to become one of the world’s biggest and most enduring sex symbols. Growing up, Monroe spent much of her time in foster care and orphanages. She dreamt of emulating her idols, Jean Harlow and Lana Turner. Norma Jeane signed her first movie contract in 1946, and with it came a new name and image. Her acting career didn’t really take off until the 1950s and she would soon become one of Hollywood’s hottest properties. Marilyn Monroe died August 5, 1962, at only 36 years old. She is the epitome of the American Dream: a girl who came from a less than ideal background and achieved more than anyone else in entertainment history. 2016 marks her 90th birthday. Let us celebrate Marilyn’s extraordinary life and legacy.

The Musical
Present Day – Michelle is a young journalist from England researching Marilyn Monroe to commemorate the actress’ 90th birthday. She visits Charlie Paige, one of Marilyn’s drivers, who is now living a life of solitude. Two stories emerge as Charlie bonds with Michelle – he recalls Marilyn Monroe’s phenomenal life in flashback and reveals the real reason behind his living in a woodland cabin alone….

Book, Lyrics, & Directed by Tegan Summer
Music & Additional Lyrics by Gregory Nabours
Choreographed by Ferly Prado & Victoria Gracie

This one-night-only event also features an exhibit of Monroe’s artifacts and clothing, and brand new interviews from those who revere her and those who knew her.

All seating areas in the Alex Theatre other than the ADA Accessible seating area [Orchestra Row X] require a minimum of 8 stairs to access, and there is NO ELEVATOR. If you require ADA accessible seating, tell Ticket Agent at beginning of transaction; if purchasing online, select seat(s) from the ADA Accessible section. All ADA Accessible seating is Reserved Seating with specific Row and Seat Number designations on the tickets.