The terms “Ray Bradbury” and “musical theater” normally haven’t been likely to find their way into the same sentence — until now, in Laguna Beach, that is.
Bradbury — notable for his novels “Fahrenheit 451,” “The Martian Chronicles” and “Dandelion Wine” — has, at the age of 89, written a story that Laguna’s Gallimaufry Performing Arts is turning into a musical, to be unveiled next weekend.
The project is being helmed by Gallimaufry’s artistic director, Steve Josephson, who will both stage and choreograph the show.
The musical score has been penned by composer John Hoke.
“Ray Bradbury’s Merry Christmas 2116” focuses on Mr. And Mrs. Wycherly as they celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Both wish to circumvent the physical ravages of aging.