SD REP: FOR THE RECORD...

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By Caley Hernandez and Eva Anderson

 

August 5, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego Repertory Theatre brings 33 ⅓ House of Dreams to the stage at the Lyceum Theatre downtown this August and promises a fun show filled with music and history.  

 

Before the performance begins, you have a chance to explore the lobby and read the history of David Gold and Stan Ross of Gold Star Recording Studios and even participate in some trivia!  Of note, the show is the brainchild of Ross’ son, San Carlos dentist Brad Ross, and La Mesa teacher/psychologist Jonathan Rosenberg, as ECM previously reported.)

Photos from the studio during its time from 1950-1984 are also on display and remind us of innovations of the time like, “The Wall of Sound,” as developed by Phil Spector at Gold Star that revolutionized music recording worldwide. 

 

In this musical biopic, the roots and the rise of Gold Star are dramatized in an easy to follow, yet fast paced performance.  This show takes great care in costume changes, revolving set pieces, and real life photo projections, making it a very colorful performance that captivates the attention of the audience.  It masterfully combines personal stories of Stan Ross and his company while still showcasing the talent that came into the studio. Live on stage musicians add another level of excitement, and many of the actors play their own instruments.

 

Featured artists include Sonny and Cher, The Beach Boys, the Paris Sisters, and many others who became famous through Gold Star. The upbeat songs will keep you dancing all night! Looking around the audience, you’d be hard pressed to find a single audience member not bobbing their head to the music. The show and cast captured the passio

The only drawback is this performance is not taking place for 33 ⅓ days, so head over to sdrep.org or call (619) 544-1000 for tickets!  33 ⅓ House of Dreams runs from August 1-25, 2019 on the Lyceum Stage.