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Photo Coverage: Beehive Opens in LA

September 27
9:06 AM 2006

"American Idol" star LaToya London is featured in the retro musical Beehive, which began at the El Portal Theatre in Los Angeles from on September 24th and plays through October 8th.

Among the stars who turned out for the opening were Sara Ramirez, Lea Thompson, Joanne Worley, Karen Morrow and Doug Sills.

Also starring Stacy Francis, Kathleen Hennessey, Tricia Kelly, Sylvia MacCalla and Lesli Margherita, the show is helmed by Nick DeGruccio with choreography by Lee Martino.  "Silly and serious, funny and phenomenal, this feelgood, fast-paced '60s songfest is all about having a good time. So, grab your Aquanet and go-go boots and get ready to party!," state El Portal notes.

Beehive is the inaugural production by the new company Valley Musical Theatre, which will also present Sally Struthers and Adrian Zmed in Nuncrackers this holiday season.

The El Portal Theatre is located at 5269 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, CA. Tickets range from $30-$45; call (866) 811-4111, or visit or

Photos by Ed Kreiger

Sara Ramirez, Beehive producer Ronn Goswick and Lea Thompson

Ronn Goswick with Beehive creative team: Choreographer Lee Martino, Musical Director Jim Vukovich and Director Nick DeGruccio

KSA Power Agents: Steve Glaudini, Victoria Morris, Casting Director Michael Donovan and Ronn Goswick

Ronn Gosswick and Martha Strassman from "Welcome Back, Kotter"

Jim Vukovich with song and dance man Jeffrey Polk

Jennifer Leigh Warren and Ronn Goswick

Broadway veterans Karen Morrow, Todd Hunter and Jim Vukovich

Lea Thompson with Beehive's Tina Turner, Stacy Francis

Actress Carole Cook, Ronn Goswick and Tom Troup

Jeffrey Polk and Costume Designer Tommy Marquez

Actress Joanne Worley with Beehive's Leslie Margherita

Beehive's Janis Joplin, Trisha Kelly

Beehive's Sylvia MacCalla, LaToya London and Kathleen Hennessey

Actor Doug Sills, Ronn Goswick and Todd Murray

Ronn Goswick, Lee Martino, Jim Vukovich and Nick DeGruccio

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