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