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Kodak gets tuner sked

'Oliver!,' 'Rat Pack,' 'Joseph' to also play

The Kodak Theater, viewed since its inception as a potential home to theatrical road shows, will begin its inaugural theater season Oct. 10 with a three-day run of the production of “The Full Monty” that played the Ahmanson Theater in spring 2002.

Sunwoo Entertainment & Theatrical Arts Intl., which has presented musical theater series in San Bernardino and Temecula, will run the four-show musical theater season at the 3,000-seat Kodak.

Second attraction is the new Cameron Mackintosh production of Lionel Bart’s “Oliver!” from Dec. 5-7. A new musical, “Direct From Vegas — The Rat Pack,” re-creates the Vegas of 1960 from Jan. 16-18. Season closes with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” April 16-18.

Principals involved with the legit presentations are Jae Y. Moh, president of Sunwoo USA; Joseph Henson, president and producer of Theatrical Arts; and Allen Evenson, VP and producer of Theatrical Arts. Sunwoo USA consists of three animation studios — Sunwoo Animation, Grimsaem Animation and Anivision Korea — that work alongside of Sunwoo Digital Intl., their digital facility.

Sun Woo Theatrical Arts has been producing national tours of musicals for nine years, producing two to four productions annually.

Henson has worked with a number of California musical theaters, including the San Bernardino Civic Light Opera and Civic Light Opera of the South Bay Cities. Evenson has been general manager of Performance/Riverside.

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