A Transparent Musical has opened!

Written by on June 5, 2023


A Transparent Musical has opened!


A Transparent Musical has made its debut in Downtown Los Angeles. From the creators of the hit Amazon series, a groundbreaking and timely new musical that is delightfully queer, unapologetically Jewish, and radically joyful, “A Transparent Musical” cast are garnering some fantastic reviews including a performance from Matinee favourite Miss Peppermint!

A Transparent Musical includes the book by MJ Kaufman and Joey Soloway and music and lyrics by Faith Soloway. James Alsop is set to choreograph, and Tina Landau will direct the innovative and irresistible new musical comedy based on the hit Amazon Prime original TV show by Joey Soloway.

The cast for this remarkable theatrical experience includes Adina Verson (Ali Pfefferman), Daya Curley (Maura Pfefferman), Liz Larsen (Shelly Pfefferman), Zachary Prince (Josh Pfefferman), Sarah Stiles (Sarah Pfefferman), Kasper (Ezra), Peppermint (Davina), and Murphy Taylor Smith (Rabbi Raquel) plus Samora la Perdida, Justin Rivers, Futaba Shioda, Robert Pieranunzi, Jimmy Ray Bennett, Pat Towne, Dahlya Glick, and Emily Goglia.


“When we planned the 2022-2023 Season, we knew that ‘A Transparent Musical’ was an important story to be shared on the Mark Taper Forum stage. Coupled with this stellar cast, under the helm of Tina Landau and James Alsop, and current events, this musical is something that we all need,” said Center Theatre Group Associate Artistic Director Kelley Kirkpatrick. “‘A Transparent Musical’ marks the first time that a story written by transgender and nonbinary artists – Joey Soloway, MJ Kaufman, and Faith Soloway – will be at the Taper reflecting a community and a moment that has never been told on our stages.”

Audiences will follow the “Transparent” story through the Pfefferman family’s youngest child Ali Pfefferman, played by Adina Verson, as they navigate the ups and downs of selfdiscovery. Ali’s Los Angeles Jewish family is filled with secrets, but when their parent, Maura – played by Daya Curley – transitions to the transgender matriarch she always knew she was, the family is forced to confront their own identities and navigate their relationships with each other. Through a revelatory story of acceptance and selfexpression, “A Transparent Musical” explores the intersection of Jewish and queer history while celebrating the imperfectly human and startlingly familiar aspects of a universally relatable family.

The design team for “A Transparent Musical” is Adam Rigg (Scenic Design), Toni-Leslie James (Costume Design), Jen Schriever (Lighting Design), Kai Harada (Sound Design), Yee Eun Nam (Projection Design), Matthew Armentrout (Wig Design). They are joined by John Clancy (Orchestrations), Julie McBride (Arrangements, Music Direction, and Conductor), Casting by The Telsey Company – Patrick Goodwin, CSA and Charlie Hano, CSA and with additional casting by Michael Donovan Casting – Michael Donovan, CSA and Richie Ferris, CSA. David S. Franklin is Production Stage Manager.

Tickets are on sale and are available through CenterTheatreGroup.org.


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