William Koseluk’s history with one musical brings back Santa Barbara memories

Lea Schultz and David Gaertig
Lea Schultz and David Gaertig

When William Koseluk walked into the Village Country Club in Lompoc eight years ago, he immediately had a thought.

“I Do! I Do! This needs to be done in this space.”

This year, the musical director gets his wish, as 1966’s “I Do! I Do!” comes to Lompoc Civic Theatre, the city’s first musical in town since 2012’s “Tick, Tick . . . BOOM!” Directed by Marian C. Stave and Patricia Roby, the play stars Lea Schultz and David Gaertig as a married couple who evolve over time, from wedding night to growing old and moving on. Written by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, the creators behind the hit “The Fantasticks,” it features charming songs like “My Cup Runneth Over with Love,” “The Father of the Bride” and the title song.

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