On February 13, Luke Macfarlane attended the Musical Opening Night Peformance at Pasadena Playhouse in California.

From the Pasadena Playhouse website, Dangerous Beauty is described as thus:

DANGEROUS BEAUTY, based on a true story, tells the tumultuous tale of Veronica Franco, a celebrated courtesan/poet of 16th century Venice. Forced to become a courtesan when her family fortune is lost, preventing her from marrying the man she loves, Veronica ultimately embraces the courtesan life because it affords her extraordinary education and access. It is not long before she is the most influential woman in the cultural and political life of her beloved city. As Veronica’s star rises, however, Venice is ravaged by war, plague, and the Inquisition. When Veronica finds herself on trial for witchcraft, she realizes that only her personal integrity can save her. DANGEROUS BEAUTYis adapted from the New Regency screenplay The Honest Courtesan written by Jeannine Dominy, released as the film Dangerous Beauty and inspired by the scholarly book The Honest Courtesan by USC Professor Margaret Rosenthal.

Presented by Pasadena Playhouse, in association with Susan Dietz and Tara Smith.
Book by Jennine Dominy
Lyrics by Amanda McBroom
Music by Michele Brourman
Directed by Sheryl Kaller
Choreography by Benoit-Swan Pouffer
Musical Direction by Fred Lassen
Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin, orchestrations
Vocal Design by AnnMarie Milazzo
Additional Orchestrations by Ben Butler
Scenic Design by Tom Buderwitz
Costume Design by Soyon An
Lighting Design by Russell Champa
Sound Design by Jon Weston
Fight Direction by Brian Danner
Casting by Howie Cherpakov,
Casting by Amy Lieberman
Production Stage Management by Joe Witt


Jenny Powers as Veronica Franco
James Snyder as Marco
Laila Robins as Paola
Bryce Rynessas Maffio
Michael Rupert as Domenico
Megan McGinnis as Beatrice
John Antony as Pietro
Morgan Weed as Giulia
John Antony as Pietro
Michael Baker as Bishop Della Torre
Joe Mandragona as Tintoretto
Nigel Columbus as Ramberti
Marcus Choi as Tron
Matthew Tyler as Grand Inquisitor
Iresole Cardona as Courtesan/Wife
Meg Gillentine as Courtesan/Wife
Jessica Lee Keller as Courtesan/Wife/Dance Captain
Katherine Malak as Courtesan/Wife
Angela Wildflower Polk as Courtesan/Wife
Angel Reda as Courtesan/Wife
Jessica Vosk as Courtesan/Wife