Nicole Parker, Josh Adamson and More Star in 3-D Theatricals' FUNNY GIRL
3-D Theatriclas presents Funny Girl Sept 6 - Sept 22, 2013 at the Plummer Auditorium, and Sept 27 - Sept 29, 2013 at Redondo Beach. Funny Girl is a musical with a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill. The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne Fanny Briceand her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein. Its original title was My Man.
Fanny's career spanned from comedienne to Vaudeville star. In The Ziegfeld Follies, in Hollywood films, and on the radio, Fanny Brice was one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. This show is her story. Musical numbers include I'm the Greatest Star, I Want to Be Seen with You Tonight, Don't Rain On My Parade, People, The Music That Makes Me Dance, Who Are You Now? and You Are Woman, I Am Man. As talented as she was, she deserved to be loved by everyone; audience and husband alike.
The original Broadway Production was produced by Ray Stark, who was Brice's son- in-law via his marriage to her daughter Frances. It starred Barbra Streisand, Sydney Chaplin, Kay Medford and Jean Stapleton. The production was nominated for eight Tony Awards and played for 1,348 performances at the Winter Garden, Majestic, and Broadway Theaters.
Michael Matthews (Director) Los Angeles: PETER PAN; THE BOY WHO HATED MOTHERS (LA Premiere), WOLVES (LA Premiere), JUSTIN LOVE (LADCC Award, Best Musical; World Premiere), ALL YOUR HARD WORK (World Premiere), VERY STILL AND HARD TO SEE (LA Weekly Nominations Best Director and Best Production, Play; World Premiere), THE COLOR PURPLE, THE MUSICAL (Ovation and LA Weekly Awards Best Director and Best Production, Musical), NERVE (LA Premiere), WHAT'S WRONG WITH ANGRY? (Ovation Nominations Best Director and Best Production,Play), Take Me Out! (Ovation Nomination Best Director, NAACP Award Best Director) THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE, THE MUSICAL (Ovation Nomination Best Director, NAACP Award Best Director, Ovation Award Best Production, Musical; West Coast Premiere), THE TEMPERAMENTALS (West Coast Premiere), HARAM! IRAN! (West Coast Premiere, GLAAD Nomination), THREE TALL WOMEN, THE SANTA LAND DIARIES (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), THE JAZZ AGE (West Coast Premiere), THE PRODIGAL FATHER (World Premiere), PORCELAIN, STUPID KIDS (LA Premiere), BEAUTIFUL THING (Ovation Nominations, Best Director and Best Production, Play), THE BACCHAE (Ovation Nominations, Best Director and Best Production, Play), FOUR (West Coast Premiere); DEAD END (Assistant Director) Ahmanson Theatre and THE CHERRY ORCHARD (Assistant Director) Mark Taper Forum. Broadway: BUTLEY (Assistant Director). Chicago: WHAT'S WRONG WITH ANGRY? (Jeff Nominations, Best Director and Best Production), IN THE BLOOD (Jeff Nominations, Best Director and Best Production), PORCELAIN (Jeff Nomination, Best Director), THE JUDAS KISS (Chicago Premiere), BEING 11(World Premiere), and...FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE.... International: THE BACCHAE (Edinburgh Theatre Festival, 2010) Michaelis a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, National Shakespeare Conservatory, NY, and an alumnus of Director's Lab West 2008. Proud member SDC.
Gerald Sternbach (Musical Director) Returning to 3-D Theatricals after doing HELLO DOLLY! a couple of seasons ago...was the Resident musical director for REPRISE!, conducting over 18 shows for six seasons earning nine Ovation nominations (winning in 2006),six LA DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE Nominations-(won the 2006 Joel Hirschhorn award for excellence in the musical theater, winning again in 2007 and 2011). Recently in Southern California--HAVING IT ALL, PLAID TIDINGS (both at the Laguna Playhouse); THE FIX AND THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM (both at I.C.T.) winning 3rd LA Drama Critics Award; NIGHTMARE ALLEY (directed by Gil Cates) and Wishful Drinking (world premiere-written and starring Carrie Fisher)-both at the Geffen Playhouse; rehearsal associate for five summer musicals at the Hollywood Bowl. LA Philharmonic debut at Bowl "Stephen Sondheim's 75th Birthday -The Concert" (2005). Associate Conductor for SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, MERLIN, and THE TAP DANCE KID(all Broadway), LES MISERABLES (LA premiere company), Conductor for the national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SONG AND DANCE starring Melissa Manchester; He has worked with Adam Lambert, Josh Groban, Sarah Brightman, Neil Patrick Harris, John Lithgow, Nancy Wilson and Jennifer Hudson among many. As a songwriter/composer-songs performed in the '93 - '98 editions of the Ringling Brothers' Circus, Heartbeats
(with Amanda McBroom). Jerry's song "Mary" (with Faye Greenberg) -a paean to THE Mary Tyler Moore SHOW, performed on the2003 TV Land Awards show by Eric McCormack -in the presence of the original cast of the landmark sitcom. Five summers working with Marilyn Horne, at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara and two musicals: A5-6-7-8! (created by Barbara Epstein) and AMOTHER MUSICAL (written with Elin Hampton) licensed by Steele Spring.
Kami Seymour (Choreographer) THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Backstage Critic's Pick), HELLO DOLLY!, I LOVE A PIANO and THE SOUND OF MUSIC for 3-D Theatricals. Other choreography credits: Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, NUNSENSE, SIDE SHOW, CINDERELLA, I'VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE, ANYTHING GOES, WORLD WAR II RADIO REVIEW, LEADING LADIES. Directing/Choreography credits include: CRAZY FOR YOU, 42nd STREET, PAJAMA GAME, LIL' ABNER and ANYTHING GOES. Kami also served on staff at The Music Room School of Performing Arts in Orange as Director/Choreographer and teacher for their musical theatre program for five years. She received her B.F.A. in Theatre from NYU Tisch School Of The Arts. Kami is also a proud member of Actors Equity Association and resides in NYC.
With (in alphabetical order): Nick Adorno (Ensemble), Venny Carranza* (Eddie/ Dance Capt), Jules Chavarria (Polly/ Ensemble), Ryan Chlanda (Ensemble), Helen Geller* (Mrs. Strakosh), Carrie Hacker (Cathy/ Ensemble), Jean Kauffman* (Mrs. Brice), Carol Kline* (Mrs. Meeker), Nicole Manly (Mimsey/ Ensemble), Micaela Martinez (Emma), Erik McEwen* (Ziegfeld Tenor), Sarah Meals (Ensemble), Leslie Miller (Maude/ Enesemble), Nathan Mohebbi (Ensemble), Gregory North* (Florenz Zeigfeld), Ramone Owens (Ensemble), Dylan Pass (Ensemble), Robert Ramirez (Ensemble), Laura Rensing (Vera/ Ensemble), Christopher Roque (John, the Stage Manager), Amber-Sky Skipps (Ensemble), Jamie Snyder (Tom Keeney), Allyson Spiegelman (Jenny/ Ensemble), Matthew Thurmond (Ensemble), Tory Trowbridge (Bubbles/ Ensemble), and Jill Van Velzer* (Mrs. O'Malley).
3-D Theatricals has assembled an award-winning design team for Funny Girl. The Scenic Design is by Stephen Gifford. The Lighting Design is by Jean-Yves Tessier. The Sound Design is by Julie Ferrin. The Costume Designer is Cheryl Sheldon and Wardrobe Supervisor is Yolanda Rowell. The Properties Design is by Gretchen Morales and Melanie Cavaness. The Wig Designers are Cliff Senior and Kat Senior. The Technical Director is Jene Roach. The Production Stage Manager is Lisa Palmire*. The Assistant Stage Manager is Teresa Hanrahan*.
* Represents member of Actors Equity Association
Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton
Thursday Sept 12 and 19 at 8pm Friday Sept 6, 13, and 20 at 8pm Saturday Sept 7 and 14 at 8pm Saturday Sept 21 at 2 and 8pm Sunday Sept 8, 15, and 22 at 2pm
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach
Friday Sept 27 at 8pm Saturday Sept 28 at 2pm and 8pm Sunday Sept 29 at 2pm
Fullerton Plummer Auditorium Adults: $60 Front Orchestra $55 Back Orchestra $36 Lower Balcony $28 Upper Balcony $25 Students (with Valid ID) $23 Children (13 and under)
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center Adults: $65 VIP- Yellow (includes a complimentary beverage) $60 Section A- Blue $55 Section B- Green $45 Section C- Pink $35 Section D- Purple $25 Students (with Valid ID) $23 Children (13 and under)
Student tickets are available over the phone or in person only. Each Student must present a valid I.D. (One ticket per I.D.) Groups of 15 of more receive 25% off. To book a Group Reservation please call the Box Office at 714-859-2770 ext 1. All sales are final. There are no refunds. In the event of an exchange a $2 fee will be assessed. Free parking available.
3-D Theatricals (3DT) is the newest professional theatre company in Orange County and South Bay. 3DT is an enthusiastic young company and are proud members of the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce, LA Stage Alliance, and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre. 3DT is a non-profit public benefit corporation.
3DT has already been recognized by critics and patrons alike for providing a caliber of shows in comparison to National Tours and Broadway! 3DT hopes to provide inspiration for youth to explore the arts further, and see what heights it can take them to. 3DT has been establishing quite a reputation for bringing new and edgy titles direct from Broadway, and giving a fresh approach to the classics, offering something for the seasoned theatre enthusiast and the next generation of audiences.
Funny Girl is produced through special permission with Tams-Witmark Music Library Inc. 560 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10022 212-688-9191