The Old Globe

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Old Globe presentsAlmost Famous,” a world-premiere musical with book and lyrics by Academy Award winner and San Diego native Cameron Crowe (films “Jerry Maguire,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Say Anything…”), based on his iconic film. “Almost Famous” is directed by Tony Award nominee Jeremy Herrin, and features songs that span the range from classic hits to new songs, with original music and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award winner Tom Kitt. 

“Almost Famous” will run from September 13 to October 20, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, with opening night on September 27.

It starts in San Diego, 1973. Led Zeppelin is king, Richard Nixon is President, and idealistic 15-year-old William Miller is an aspiring music journalist. When “Rolling Stone” magazine hires him to go on the road with an up-and-coming band, Miller is thrust into the rock-and-roll circus, where his love of music, his longing for friendship, and his integrity as a writer collide.

The cast includes Matt Bittner as Larry Fellows, Chad Burris as Vic Nunez, Gerard Canonico as Dick Roswell, Julia Cassandra as Estrella, Robert Colletti as Lester Bangs, and Brandon Contreras as Silent Ed Vallencourt.

Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

Cameron Crowe, a native San Diegan, uses his own life for inspiration for “Almost Famous.”

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