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    Ruskin Group Theatre Extends L.A Times Critics Pick “El Grande De Coca Cola”

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    Ruskin Group Theatre taps Original Collaborators for El Grande de Coca-Cola
    Extending through November 23, 2013 Fridays-Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm
    The New York hit comedy is now the Los Angeles hit redux, and LA Times CRITIC’S CHOICE, from the company that launched the World Premiere and eight glorious months of Sideways The Play (now at La Jolla Playhouse), and Paradise – A Divine Bluegrass Musical Comedy. EL GRANDE DE COCA-COLA is an extravaganza of timeless humor.
    Set in the nightclub of a small backwater town, somewhere South of the Border. Pepe Hernandez (Señor Show Business) has boasted in the local press that he is bringing a group of famous international cabaret stars to town. He has persuaded his uncle, manager of the local Coca-Cola bottling plant, to advance him enough money to rent the club for three nights. It is show time for Pepe’s ambitious extravaganza, “Parada de las Estrellas” (Parade of the Stars).

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    Ruskin Group Theatre taps Original Collaborators for El Grande de Coca-Cola Extending through November 23, 2013 Fridays-Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm Los Angeles, CA . The New York hit comedy is now the Los Angeles hit redux, and LA Times CRITIC’S CHOICE, from the company that launched the World Premiere and eight glorious months of Sideways The Play (now at La Jolla Playhouse) and Paradise - A Divine Bluegrass Musical Comedy. EL GRANDE DE COCA-COLA is an extravaganza of timeless humor set in the nightclub of a small backwater town, somewhere South of the Border. Pepe Hernandez (Señor Show Business) has boasted in the local press that he is bringing a group of famous international cabaret stars to town. He has persuaded his uncle, manager of the local Coca-Cola bottling plant, to advance him enough money to rent the club for three nights.

    It is show time for Pepe's ambitious extravaganza, "Parada de las Estrellas" (Parade of the Stars). Alan Shearman (Director, Musical Director) has won five Best Director awards, and three more for Best Production. He directed Fred Willard in A Holly Jolly Christmas Carol at the Grove Theatre in Upland, and the critically acclaimed productions of Yasmina Reza’s ‘ART’ as well as David Foley’s Deadly Murder at Lakewood Theatre in Portland, Oregon. Alan is currently in pre-production for Spamalot and the sequel to Bullshot Crummond, co-written with Ron House, which will premiere in the summer of 2014.

    He came to the U.S with Low Moan Spectacular, the British comedy group founded by Ron House, with whom he created El Grande de Coca-Cola, Footlight Frenzy, Bullshot Crummond and The Scandalous Adventures of Sir Toby Trollope. All four shows continue to be performed across the country and around the world. Bullshot Crummond became the movie Bullshot, produced by George Harrison’s Handmade Films.     El Grande de Coca Cola runs at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, 2pm on Sundays through November 23, 2013. Ruskin Group Theatre is located at 3000 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405.  Tickets are $25 ($20 for students, seniors, and guild members) and can be purchased in advance by calling (310) 397-3244. For more information, please visit www.ruskingrouptheatre.com.  Free parking is available at the theater.

    RUSKIN GROUP THEATRE launched the WORLD PREMIERE of Rex Pickett’s Sideways The Play, now at La Jolla Playhouse. The company has been making an impact on the Los Angeles theatre scene with an eclectic mix of thought provoking plays, garnering numerous “recommendations” from local critics. Ruskin’s Healing Through The Arts program brings their actors into Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA to work with and entertain the children. The CAFÉ PLAYS, created by RGT are produced monthly and are the culmination of writers, actors, and directors who meet at 9am, where they are given a theme. They then write, produce, and perform a show by 7pm the same day. When celebrating their 8th anniversary, RGT supporters Ed Asner, Dylan McDermott, Chris Mulkey, Olivia d'Abo, and other industry celebrities joined to produce the Best of Café Plays (both shows sold out within hours).  Anthony Hopkins and Anthony Franciosa were some of the first teachers at Ruskin School.  

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    "I laughed myself silly when I first saw El Grande de Coca-Cola in Europe, so I brought them to New York within eight weeks. It was an instant hit that went on to launch the careers of both Jeff Goldblum and Ron Silver. This production is like an old friend that I am coming back to visit, only better." – Gilbert Adler (Producer; ABC Intelligence, Superman Returns, Valkyrie, Tales From The Crypt, Constantine)
    - Gil Adler
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    310-397-3244

    http://ruskingrouptheatre.com

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