California Mystic Pizza Musical Finds Full Cast | Playbill

Los Angeles News California Mystic Pizza Musical Finds Full Cast

See who's joining Krystina Alabado, Gianna Yanelli, and Kyra Kennedy in the screen-to-stage musical's West Coast premiere.

Krystina Alabado, Gianna Yanelli, and Kyra Kennedy Rebecca J. Michelson

Full casting has been revealed for La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts' upcoming West Coast premiere of Mystic Pizza, the jukebox musical adaptation of the 1988 film. Performances begin January 19, 2024, ahead of a January 20 opening night. The run will continue through February 11.

Joining the previously announced Krystina Alabado, Gianna Yanelli, and Kyra Kennedy (as Daisy Arujo, Josephina JoJo Barboza, and Katherine Kat Arujo, respecitvely) will be Rayanne Gonzales as Leona Silvia, Jordan Friend as Bill Montijo, Michael Thomas Grant as Charles Gordon Windsor, Jr., and Chris Cardozo as Tim Travers.

The ensemble will include Domo D’dante, Michael James, April Josephine, Louis Pardo, Monika Peña, Alyssa M. Simmons, Jeff Skowron, Jake Swain, and Rachel Wirtz, with the company rounded out by swings Chachi Delgado and Tayler Mettra.

Casey Hushion is back at the helm after staging the musical's 2021 world premiere at Ogunquit Playhouse. Also returning from the Ogunquit run are music director Kristin Stowell, arranger and orchestrator Carmel Dean, scenic designer Nate Bertone, and costume designer Jennifer Caprio. New on the creative team for the California premiere will be choreographer Connor Gallagher, lighting designer Ryan J. O'Gara, sound designer Josh Bessom, and hair and makeup designer Kaitlin Yagen.

Adapted from the 1988 film by book writer Sandy Rustin (Clue, The Cottage), the musical follows three working-class young women as they navigate the complex expectations of life, love, and family in a small-town pizza joint serving everyone from townies to the privileged country club set. The score includes hits of the '80s and '90s, including "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," "Addicted to Love," "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now," and "Take My Breath Away" (Ogunquit's production also featured original songs written by Melissa Etheridge). Following the 2021 world premiere, Mystic Pizza was produced at Engeman Theater in 2022 with a wholly new creative team.

The California engagement is being presented by Lively McCabe Entertainment, McCoy Rigby Entertainment, Riverside Theatricals, and La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.


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