Hayley Podschun and Brendon Stimson rehearsing the vignette "Love With The Top Down." Photo by Chris Jennewein
Hayley Podschun and Brendon Stimson rehearsing the vignette “Love With The Top Down” set in 1950s Atlanta. Photo by Chris Jennewein

The Old Globe in Balboa Park is in final rehearsals for the world premier of “In Your Arms,” a wordless series of dances that stretch the boundaries of musical theater.

The play consists of ten vignettes about love, yearning and romance. Each take place in a different place and time, with music ranging from classical ballet to swing to rock and roll.

An earlier workshop production at Vassar College. Photo by Buck Lewis

Artistic Director Barry Edelstein saw a workshop production at New York Stage and Film & Vassar College’s Powerhouse Theater and decided it was the kind of innovative new American work that the Globe had to premiere.

“This production of ‘In Your Arms’ is such a special one for all of us at The Old Globe,” he said. “Everyone who is working on it is at the top of their game.”

“The show is all visualization,” noted director and choreographer Christopher Gatelli, who described scenes ranging from Renaissance Italy to 1950s Atlanta.

The play kicks off the Globe’s 2015-16 season with an opening on Sept. 16. Tickets begin at $36 and are on sale now at 619-23-GLOBE or online at TheOldGlobe.org.

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Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.