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Full Cast, Creative Team Set for The Smartest Man in the World at West Coast Jewish Theatre

West Coast Jewish Theatre will present the world premiere of The Smartest Man in the World, a musical written by Russ Alben and John Sparks, with music by Jerry Hart, March 27-May 11. This production will be directed by Herb Isaacs at the Pico Playhouse.

The Smartest Man in the World examines the human side of Albert Einstein by exploring his complex relationships with the women in his life while the world was celebrating his outstanding achievements. The cast will feature Alan Safier as Einstein, Dani Shear, Gail Bianchi, Terri Homberg-Olsen, Susan Brindley, John Combs, Albert Owens, Amy Reiss, and Aaron Jacobs.

The creative team will include Stafford Floyd (sound design), Cynthia Herteg (costume design), J. Kent Inasy (lighting design), Sheldon Metz (set design), Gerald Sternbach (musical direction/arrangement).

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