Ernest Shackleton Loves Me star Wade McCollum performs at The Explorers Club.
Ernest Shackleton Loves Me star Wade McCollum performs at the Explorers Club.
(© David Katsive)

The new off-Broadway musical Ernest Shackleton Loves Me held an event on April 7 at the Explorer's Club in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of Ernest Shackleton's return from the arctic. The event included a cocktail hour followed by performances and interviews with the cast and creatives. Performances of the new musical begin April 14 at the Tony Kiser Theater ahead of opening night set for May 7.

A photo of Ernest Shackleton was on display during the event.
A photo of Ernest Shackleton was on display during the event.
(© David Katsive)

Ernest Shackleton Loves Me is described as an "innovative, high-tech adventure" that "tells the story of a sleep-deprived single mom who struggles to work as a video game music composer. Unexpectedly, she is contacted across time by the famous polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton. Inspired by her music, he shares his epic Antarctic journey with her in video and song." Electro-violinist Valerie Vigoda and Wade McCollum (Wicked) star in the production.

Directed by Lisa Peterson and written by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis), with music composed by Brendan Milburn and lyrics by Valerie Vigoda, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me features production design by Alexander V. Nichols, costume design by Chelsea Cook, and sound design and original compositions by Tony Award winner Rob Kaplowitz. The show was originally cocommissioned by Theatre Works and La Jolla Playhouse.

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