'Good Vibrations' is to close on Sun 24 Apr 2005

Good Vibrations, the new musical featuring the songs of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, directed and choreographed by John Carrafa, will play its final performance on Sun 24 Apr 2005. As of that performance, the show will have played 144 performances.

Good Vibrations began performances on 20 Dec 2004, 2004 and opened on the 2 Feb 2005 at the Eugene O�Neill Theatre.

The show opened to poor notices from the popular press, the New York Times described the show as 'The singing headache.', the New York Post wrote 'Simply dumb and tedious.' and Star-Ledger said the show was 'A total wipeout.' Click Here to read what the critcs said about the musical.

Whatever the truth of the shows quality, its early closure does not come as a great surprise considering that it only sold to 42.77 percent capacity last week.

Good Vibrations, directed and choreographed by John Carrafa, book by Richard Dresser, features more than 30 songs with music and lyrics by Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys.

The musical tells a new story that is not the history of the Southern California super-group. It follows the romantic misadventures of a group of small-town teenagers from the East Coast on a life-changing odyssey to the Promised Land: the beaches of Southern California.

The cast of Good Vibrations stars Tituss Burgess as Eddie, David Larsen as Bobby, Kate Reinders as Caroline, Brandon Wardell as Dave and Jessica-Snow Wilson as Marcella.

The cast also includes: Tracee Beazer, Heath Calvert, Janet Dacal, Tom Deckman, Sarah Glendening, Milena Govich, Justin Guarini, Chad Kimball, Amanda Kloots, John Jeffrey Martin, Jesse Nager, David Reiser, Jackie Seiden, Allison Spratt, Carlos L. Encinias, Vasthy Mompoint, Steve Morgan and Krysta Rodriguez.

The design team for Good Vibrations is comprised of Heidi Ettinger (Sets), Jess Goldstein (Costumes), Brian MacDevitt and Jason Lyons (Lighting), Tom Morse (Sound), Elaine McCarthy (Projection Design) and Charles LaPointe (Hair and Wig Design). David Holcenberg is Musical Supervisor/Arranger, Steve Margoshes is Orchestrator, Susan Draus is Musical Director/Conductor and Van Dyke Parks is Musical Consultant.

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