Laguna Playhouse presents world premiere musical Two’s A Crowd with Rita Rudner and Davis Gaines 

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce a very special event, a world premiere musical titled Two’s A Crowd starring Rita Rudner and Davis Gaines. The book is by Martin Bergman and Rita Rudner, with music and lyrics by Jason Feddy, and directed by Martin Bergman. Two’s A Crowd will perform two weeks only, Friday, Sept 7 through Sunday, Sept 16 at Laguna Playhouse located at 606 Laguna Canyon Road. 

They say opposites attract. They haven’t met Tom and Wendy. Forced together by a computer error, freewheeling Tom and uptight Wendy do their best to ruin each other’s vacations. Will they get to know each other well enough to reveal the real reasons behind their travel? Will they agree on sleeping arrangements? Will room service ever arrive? 

This is Martin Bergman and Rita Rudner’s third new show and first musical at the Laguna Playhouse, and their most ambitious offering to date. “We find the Laguna audience to be really supportive, and we wanted to start this show here before taking it on tour and hopefully ending up in New York,” said Martin Bergman. “The feedback we’ll get from the Playhouse audiences will be immensely helpful, and we hope the people who come and see the show will know and enjoy their role in being involved in something at its very inception. Although it’s set in Las Vegas, it’s a very Laguna recipe – the three of us plus the immensely talented Jason Feddy.”

Laguna Playhouse presents Rita

Click on photo for a larger image

Submitted Photo

See Rita Rudner take the role of Wendy in Two’s A Crowd

Rita Rudner has been a house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town in June 2000. Rudner is known for her epigrammatic one-liners. She has done numerous amounts of projects and has played Annie on Broadway.

 David Gaines performed the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera over 2,000 times, during his run on Broadway, in Los Angeles, where he remains LA’s longest-running Phantom, and in San Francisco, where he received the Bay Area Critics’ Award for Best Actor.

Laguna Playhouse presents David

Click on photo for a larger image

Submitted Photo

See David Gaines take the role of Tom in Two’s A Crowd

Martin Bergman produced his first play at the Royal Court Theatre in London when he was only fifteen. As a teenager, the Royal Court allowed him free rein to observe close-up theatre giants like Samuel Beckett, Athol Fugard, David Storey, Christopher Hampton, Edward Bond, David Hare and Lindsay Anderson. 

Bergman and Rudner’s last film, Thanks, premiered at the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival which won several awards on the film festival circuit and was bought by and frequently aired on Showtime. Bergman’s production company has produced all of Rudner’s TV projects as well as her record-breaking stage show in Las Vegas. 

Jason Feddy was born and raised in Leeds, UK, where he paid his musical dues in the ‘80s in the working men’s clubs and pubs that hone so much of Britain’s Rock & Roll talent. He has worked as a singer/songwriter and guitarist ever since his school days, also working for 5 years as a morning jock on Laguna Beach’s local radio station. 

Performances will be on Friday at 7:30 p.m; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m; Sunday at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m; with additional performances on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m and Thursday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $75 - $120 and can be purchased online at www.lagunaplayhouse.com or by calling (949) 497-ARTS (2787).

Group discounts are available by calling (949) 497-2787 ext. 229. Prices are subject to change. For more information on all shows and programming visit www.lagunaplayhouse.com.