Frenchie Davis-Led AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', NEWSIES and More Set for La Mirada Theatre in 2017-18

Frenchie Davis-Led AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', NEWSIES and More Set for La Mirada Theatre in 2017-18

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts has announced its 40th Anniversary season of shows - 40 YEARS OF PHENOMENAL!

Forty never looked so good, and the joint theatrical series with McCoy Rigby Entertainment will be jumping as the season starts with "American Idol's" Frenchie Davis starring in a brand new look at the Fats Waller musical AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', directed by one of its original Broadway cast members, Ken Page, followed by the acclaimed play with songs about the last year of Judy Garland's life, END OF THE RAINBOW. Next, leave your troubles outside because in here, life is beautiful as we present our new production of Kander & Ebb's CABARET. The fourth show of our season is a "to be announced" Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, and we will close our 40th in a high-flying way by seizing the day with NEWSIES! This 40th fabulous, phenomenal and fantastic season of shows also includes the bonus options of country legend Clint Black, and the always hilariousRita Rudner. LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCoy Rigby Entertainment has only just begun as it brings its Southern California theatre-loving subscribers and audiences a season for the ages!


The 40th ANNIVERSARY - 2017/2018 Season:

The Joint will be Jumpin' with

"American Idol's" Frenchie Davis starring in

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'

September 15 - October 8, 2017 (Press Opening September 16)

Music by Thomas "Fats" Waller
Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz

Choreography by Jeffrey Polk

Directed by Broadway's Original Cast Member Ken Page

The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s comes to life in a brand- new look at this smash three-time Tony-winning musical revue. Join five sensational performers on a journey through the timeless music of Thomas "Fats" Waller. You'll be jumpin' and jivin' with memorable songs such as "Honeysuckle Rose," "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Black and Blue," "This Joint is Jumpin'" and "I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling." One of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time, the sometimes sassy, sometimes sultry show has moments of devastating beauty that are simply unforgettable. Directed by original Broadway cast member Ken Page!

END OF THE RAINBOW

October 27 - November 12, 2017 (Press Opening October 28)

Written by Peter Quilter

Directed by Michael Matthews

The real fireworks happened offstage. It's December 1968 and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback... again. In a London hotel room, with both her new young fiance? and her adoring accompanist, Garland struggles to get "beyond the rainbow" with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit. Featuring some of Garland's most memorable songs, this savagely funny play-with-music delivers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures of our time.

Contains mature content.

In here, life is beautiful...

CABARET

January 19 - February 11, 2018 (Press Opening January 20)

Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Book by Joe Masteroff

Choreography by Dana Solimando

Directed by Larry Carpenter

A thrilling and up-to-date production of a classic show that is now more relevant than ever. Sexy, melodic and unforgettable. The seedy glamour of the Kit Kat Klub with its bawdy Emcee provide an unsettling but fitting backdrop to the story of the hard-living entertainer Sally Bowles in the decadent nightlife of Germany in the early '30s. Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including "Cabaret," "Money, Money" and "Maybe This Time." Right this way, your table's waiting at the musical the New York Post calls "one for the ages."

Contains mature content.

TO BE ANNOUNCED!

A Rodgers & Hammerstein CLASSIC!

April 20 - May 13, 2018 (Press Opening April 21)

Music by Richard Rodgers

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

A Rodgers and Hammerstein favorite will fill the fourth slot of our season. This will be an evening our audiences and subscribers will surely be enchanted by! More details soon!

SEIZE THE DAY!

NEWSIES

June 1- June 24, 2018 (Press Opening June 2)

Book by Harvey Fierstein

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Jack Feldman

Directed and Choreographed by Richard Hinds

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines... Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney will ignite the stage as a finale to our 40th Season. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it "A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!" (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it's a high-energy explosion of song and dance you and your family will never forget!

TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY!

Clint Black

April 13 & 14, 2018 at 8pm

It is one of the most storied careers in modern music. Clint Black surged to superstardom as part of the fabled Class of '89, reaching #1 with five consecutive singles from his triple-platinum debut, "Killin' Time." He followed that with the triple-platinum "Put Yourself in My Shoes," and then a string of platinum and gold albums throughout the '90s. Perhaps most impressively, Clint wrote or co-wrote every one of his more than three dozen chart hits, including "A Better Man," "Where Are You Now," "When My Ship Comes In," "A Good Run of Bad Luck," "Summer's Comin'," "Like the Rain" and "Nothin' But the Taillights," part of a catalog that produced 22 #1 singles and made him one of the most successful singer/songwriters of the modern era.

Along the way, Clint has sold over 20 million records, earned more than a dozen gold and platinum awards in the U.S. and Canada, landed nearly two dozen major awards and nominations, including more than a dozen GRAMMY nominations, and earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY!

Rita Rudner

May 19, 2018 at 2pm & 8pm

Be prepared to laugh! The witty Rita Rudner, winner of an American Comedy award for Funniest Stand-Up Comedian, has crafted an acclaimed career, covering everything from Broadway shows to appearances on late-night talk shows to films and her own HBO specials. The nine-time Las Vegas Comedian of the Year has the longest running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas with over 14 years on the Las Vegas Strip. Known for her thought provoking one-liners and her observations on everyday life, Rudner keeps it real talking about the things that amuse her.


Subscriptions to this extraordinary season are now available by calling the Box Office at 562-944-9801. Subscription prices range from $50.00 - $245.00. Single tickets will go on sale August 1, 2017 and will be available by calling the Box Office at 562-944-9801 or 714-994-6310 or online at www.lamiradatheatre.com.

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS is located at 14900 La Mirada Boulevard in La Mirada, near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue where the 91 and 5 freeways meet. Parking is free.

Winner of the L.A. Stage Alliance OVATION AWARD for 2012-2013 "Best Season of the Year," LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, now in its fourth decade, has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the best Broadway-style houses in Southern California." This beautiful state-of-the-Art Theatre has been producing quality productions for its Southern California audiences since 1977. The theatre has produced several national tours and is the recipient of many accolades including Ovation and Emmy Awards and Tony Award nominations. The theatre is located at 14900 La Mirada Boulevard in La Mirada, California, near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue. Parking is theatre-adjacent and free. For further information call 562-944-9801 or visit www.lamiradatheatre.com

Celebrating its 24th Anniversary season at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, McCoy Rigby Entertainment (MRE), is one of the world's premier theatrical production companies. Headed by Executive Producers Tom McCoy and Cathy Rigby, MRE has produced over one hundred musicals, plays, and concerts featuring some of the biggest stars in the industry today. In addition, MRE has launched several Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Broadway, international, and national touring productions including: Peter Pan, Seussical the Musical, and Annie Get Your Gun, all starring Cathy Rigby; Frank Wildhorn's Jekyll and Hyde starring American Idol contender and Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis along with Grammy Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox; Jesus Christ Superstar starring Carl Anderson and Sebastian Bach; Camelot starring Michael York and Lou Diamond Phillips and Happy Days written by Gary Marshall and Paul Williams. Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby has made four stops on Broadway and received four Tony Award nominations including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. The A&E TV network premiere of "Peter Pan," starring Cathy Rigby, received one Emmy Award and four Emmy Award nominations. MRE's other credits include numerous award-winning documentaries and stadium events.

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