Hip Hop and Hot!

ONCE UPON A RHYME

Book, Lyrics & Music by Ronvé O'Daniel

Music by Jevares C. Myrick

Director / Story Consultant  J Kyle Manzay

Musical Director – Jesse Sanchez

Co-vocal Arranger / Vocal Coach – Will Stone

With his community facing the recession, a talented dancer falls hard for the girlfriend of a ‘gangsta’ rapper, threatening his own dreams of hip hop stardom.
This tale of family, identity, and the search for truth won the “Best of Fest” Award at the New York Musical Festival.

 

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THE CAST

PRINCIPAL ROLES

PRINCE – Anthony Chatmon II*

NARRATOR – Marcus Terrell Smith*

BIOLOGICAL FATHER – Marcus Terrell Smith*

MOM – Dawn L. Troupe*

POP – Eric Moore*

STACY – Leigh Ellen Jones*

GARY – Dave J. Abrams*

BIG TREY – Kyle Lucas

SLIM – Perry Young*

CYPHERS

CYPHER 1 – David Crane

CYPHER 2 – Paul-Jordan Jansen*

CYPHER 3 – Avionce Hoyles*

CYPHER 4 – Amy Lizardo*

CYPHER 5 – Branden Noel Thomas*

CYPHER 6 – Marissa Rudd

THE PRODUCTION TEAM

Stage Manager – Lia Metz*

Musical Assistant – Jeff Chambers

 

* Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional
Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

IMPORTANT: The parking lot at the Lucie Stern Community Center is under construction until January 2020, so we recommend giving yourself an additional half hour to find a spot in the streets of the surrounding neighborhood. There is a small lot open behind the theatre off of Hopkins Ave, but it only contains 27 spaces. For patrons with mobility issues, we recommend utilizing the drop-off area at the front of the Lucie Stern Community Center, at the corner of Middlefield Rd and Melville Ave.

CLOSURE MAP:


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The closed parking lot is highlighted in red, the route to the remaining lot is highlighted in blue, and the drop-off area at the front of the facility is highlighted in yellow.

Upcoming Showtimes

Date Day Time  
8/16 Thursday 8:00 PM Buy Tickets
8/19 Sunday 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
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Location

Lucie Stern Theatre

1305 Middlefield Rd.
Palo Alto, CA, 94301

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