Summer Variety Show "Tomfoolery" to Hit North Coast Rep Stage

Solana Beach, CA, July 18, 2017 --( North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce a revue featuring four actors, a piano and 28 of Lehrer's satirical songs, written in the 1950s and 1960s and known for their "witty naughtiness.” Based on the Tom Lehrer Songbook, it is a show like no other, written by Cameron Mackintosh and Robin Ray. TomFoolery is one wildly wicked musical revue of novelty songs: “However biting his lyrics, he'd still leave you with a winning tune to hum.” – New York Times

Kathy Brombacher directs: Andrew Barnicle*, Sarah Errington*, Christine Hewitt and Lance Arthur Smith*. The design team includes Marty Burnett (Scenic Design), Elisa Benzoni (Costumes), and Aaron Rumley* is the Stage Manager. Tim McKnight is the Musical Director.

*The actor or stage manager appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. For background information and photos, go to

TomFoolery begins Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 8pm and will play Wednesdays at 7pm, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm with Sundays at 7pm, through August 27th. Tickets are $40 and $35 for subscribers. Seniors, Students, Military & Educators- $37. Please call: 858-481-1055 or visit our website: to purchase tickets. North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075.


Kathy Brombacher (Director) is thrilled to direct this delightfully unique musical for North Coast Repertory Theatre. She is proud to have been the Founder and Emeritus Artistic Director of Moonlight Stage Productions, where she helmed the outdoor summer musicals there for 32 years. She also developed the indoor winter season in the AVO Playhouse in Vista where she produced and directed non-musicals and small musicals for 25 years. Recent treasured musicals she has directed include Ragtime, the Musical at the Moonlight Amphitheatre, My Fair Lady for the Welk Resort Theatre, and Moonlight’s recent Fiddler on the Roof, starring David Ellenstein as Tevye. Kathy sends kudos to our distinguished musical director and to this gifted cast. Enjoy Tom Lehrer’s jaunty wit and musical satire.

Tom Lehrer (Music and Lyrics) began recording parodies and satirical songs during his years as a student at Harvard. In the 1950s and 1960s, he developed parallel careers as a professor of mathematics and as the writer and performer of cheerfully satirical songs about politics and society. Some of his more famous tunes included "Fight Fiercely, Harvard," "The Old Dope Peddler," "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park," the anti-nuclear-bomb ditty "Who's Next?" and the rather controversial "The Vatican Rag." Tom Lehrer's albums included An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer and That Was the Year That Was. In 1980, his music was revived in the stage show Tomfoolery. Lehrer stopped performing publicly in the mid-1960s and spent many years as a professor of mathematics at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
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