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Prospect House Entertainment, in association with Glendale Arts Productions, presents MARILYN!, a new original musical commemorating Marilyn Monroe’s 90th birthday at the historic 1400 seat Alex Theatre in Glendale. The one evening only July 29 event, celebrates the life of Marilyn Monroe with exclusive interviews featuring Monroe’s former boyfriend Bill Pursel, Monroe’s Bus Stop costar Don Murray, Monroe author, Michelle Morgan, President of ‘Marilyn Remembered’ Greg Schreiner, and Actors Studio classmate, James Karen, among other key figures.

Audience members will be treated to an exclusive collection of Monroe’s artifacts from Schreiner’s personal
collection at a preshow reception. But the highlight of the evening is the world premiere of the full length musical MARILYN!, which chronicles the star’s childhood and tumultuous path to stardom with stirring and emotional songs performed by some of Los Angeles’ brightest musical talents. MARILYN! is directed by Tegan Summer, book and lyrics by Summer, music and additional lyrics by Gregory Nabours, Choreography by Ferly Prado and Victoria Gracie, produced by Prospect House Entertainment in association with Glendale Arts Productions. MARILYN! in previews plays on Friday, July 29; reception at 6:30 PM; curtain at 7:30 PM.

“We are delighted to be showcasing a fresh perspective on Marilyn Monroe’s legacy,” said Summer, CEO of
Prospect House Entertainment, NAACP and Ovation award nominee. “Our musical celebrates the life of one of the greatest icons of all time. We are telling the story of Norma Jeane and Marilyn Monroe two
different women living in one body. The thoughts and feelings that could have led to an altogether different conclusion of Marilyn’s story.”

MARILYN! Is set in the present day Michelle is a young journalist from England researching Marilyn Monroe to
commemorate the actress’ 90th birthday. She visits Charlie Page, one of Marilyn’s drivers, who is now living a life of solitude. Two stories emerge as Charlie bonds with Michelle he recalls Marilyn Monroe’s phenomenal life in flashback and reveals the real reason behind his living as a recluse for over forty years…

MARILYN! stars Kelley Jakle (Universal’s P itch Perfect and P itch Perfect 2, Spring Awakening in Concert ) as
‘Marilyn Monroe’; Kelley Dorney (PBS Concert Special A Tale of Two Cities ) as ‘Norma Jeane’; and Samantha
Stewart (CBS’ Days of Our Lives ) as ‘Michelle Morgan’.

MARILYN! is directed by Tegan Summer (book, lyrics and directed by for musicals Loretta Young’s Centennial
Tribute , The Nicholas Brothers Tribute , feature films The Mystery of Casa Matusita, The Knights of Mary Phagan); book and lyrics by Summer; music and additional lyrics by multiple Ovation award winning composer Gregory Nabours (The Trouble With Words; Musical Direction for In the Heights, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spring Awakening, Rent ); choreography by Ferly Prado (Tina Turner, Beyonce) and Victoria Gracie.
MARILYN! in previews
Friday, July 29, 2016
7:30PM, pre show reception at 6:30PM
At the Alex Theatre in Glendale, Calif.
Tickets from $45-$65
For more information and to purchase tickets please visit
About Prospect House Entertainment
Based in Burbank and Las Vegas, Prospect House Entertainment specializes in high quality stage musicals, feature films, and documentaries. The company’s goal is to produce projects of distinction and innovation that maintain integrity and excellence. The team at Prospect House Entertainment strives for originality, seeking out true and untold stories of social relevance to bring to the stage and screen from around the globe. For more information, please visit

About Glendale Arts
Glendale Arts is a private, nonprofit organization that integrates the arts into the identity, growth and economic
vitality of the City of Glendale by presenting programming and creating partnerships that benefit youth, patrons, artists, organizations and businesses in the community and at the Alex Theatre, a historic performing arts and entertainment center currently celebrating its 90th birthday season. For more information, visit