Grappling with his mid-life crisis and creative block, all Italian film director Guido Contini, wants to do is make a film. But the women in his life are demanding! Ah the glamorous world of Cinema Italiano.
DOMA Theatre Company presents Nine, the multiple Tony Award-winning musical with book by Arthur Kopit and music and lyrics by Maury Yeston that is based on Federico Fellini’s semi-autobiographical film 8 ½.
For NINE, DOMA reunites the creative team behind its recent hit production of Dreamgirls: Marco Gomez directs, musical direction is by Chris Raymond and choreography is by Rae Toledo. The six-week run opens July 12 at the intimate MET Theatre in Hollywood.
Amid a failing marriage, a distraught mistress and the betrayal of his former muse, Contini ponders his unraveling life and career by revisiting the innocence of his childhood at the age of nine. Through a series of flashbacks and dreams, Contini discovers the solution to his problems by combining art and reality in a spectacular collusion of love, regret and fidelity.
A joint venture between DOlf Ramos and MArco Gomez, DOMA has carved a name for itself by presenting large-scale, Broadway-style musicals in a small intimate setting at Hollywood’s MET Theatre. DOMA opened the 2013 season with Dreamgirls, garnering rave reviews including Los Angeles Times “Critic’s Choice” and “Ovation Recommended.”
The company’s five-play, all musical 2012 season received critical acclaim for productions of The Who’s Tommy (“Exhilarating!” – Rock Cellar Magazine), Songs for A New World (“Transformational!” – LA Splash), Jekyll & Hyde:The Musical (“Pick of the Week” – LA Weekly), Xanadu (“Another standout production” – Working Author) and Avenue Q (“Critic’s Choice” – Los Angeles Times, “Ovation Recommended”).