Hollywood…ROCKIN' WITH THE AGES & THE PINK LADY present the World Premiere production of THE BEAT GOES ON! A Musical Celebration of the Young at Heart, featuring musical direction by David O, and written, choreographed and directed by Ovation Award-winner Cate Caplin. THE BEAT GOES ON! Will begin previews on Thursday, October 4 and will have two Opening nights on Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th and will continue through Sunday, November 11th at the Theatre of Arts Arena Stage, 1625 N. Las Palmas Avenue in Hollywood.
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players"…well, at least until they hit 60! What happens when a troupe of "down-on-their-luck" show biz veterans meet head-on with the opportunity of a lifetime? Do they still have what it takes? Find out in the joyously infectious, THE BEAT GOES ON!, an all-singing, all-dancing musical extravaganza featuring the songs you know and love, from the decades that produced our richest cavalcade of everlasting hits, and starring a generation that is not afraid to get up, get out and get a life!
Cate Caplin (Writer, Director, Choreographer) has produced, directed and choreographed over 150 productions and her work has been seen on television, in films, music videos, commercials and in theatrical venues world wide from the Paris Opera House to the Broadway Stage. She is also a published writer and a dance coach - Her Production Company, Night & Day Entertainment, co-founded with Creative partner Vernon Willet, custom designs entertainment for private parties, corporate events and industrial trade shows. Cate was honored to receive an Ovation Award for her performance in the west coast premiere of "SWING!" at Musical Theatre West, a Garland Award for her choreography in "Grand Hotel" at the Colony Theatre and a "Red Carpet Award" from "Women in Theatre" for her work as a Director/Producer . She has also won 34 first place titles including four "US Open", three World Titles and Multiple Gold Medals in Theatrical ShowDance with dance partner, Gary Franco. Cate choreographed the feature film "The Perfect Host" starring David Hyde Pierce which was selected for the 2010 Sundance film festival and she wrote and directed her first feature film, "MATING DANCE" which won an Accolade Award and can currently be found on Amazon.com. Last season Cate directed and choreographed "Fascinating Rhythms" starring Melissa Manchester and a company of Champion Ballroom dancers at the Rubicon Theatre. The show received 5 Ovation nominations and won the 2011 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Best Choreography.
David O (Musical Director/Arranger) is a multi-award-winning LA-based music-theatre artist. He has musically directed countless theatrical productions in Los Angeles and beyond, including the world premiere of Jason Robert Brown?s "13" and the West Coast Premieres of Michael John LaChiusa?s "The Wild Party," "Little Fish," and "See What I Wanna See." Other notable productions include "Ubu Roi" at A Noise Within (Ovation Award for Sound Design), "Hippolytos" and "Helen" at the Getty Villa, "Little Shop of Horrors" and "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at La Mirada Theater, and "The Cradle Will Rock" at The Blank Theater. He has performed in major venues worldwide, including The Kennedy Center and the Taipei National Concert Hall. David?s compositions have been featured on film and television, and his major choral composition "A Map of Los Angeles" was commissioned by the LA Master Chorale and performed twice at Walt Disney Concert Hall. David is known as "The Professor" to thousands of LA children and parents for his six years of musically directing and performing with "Summersounds at the Hollywood Bowl."