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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
YOUNG ACTORS THEATRE
11/1-12/11/2012
In the Little Village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.The show features a star turn in Tevye, among the most memorable roles in musical theatre. Original director/choreographer Jerome Robbins' staging is legendary, and available from MTI in a comprehensive choreographic guide. Its celebrated score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, features songs loved the world over: "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were A Rich Man" and "Matchmaker," to name a few. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is simply Broadway at its very best.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012Liza Minnelli with MenAlive in A Winter Spectacular in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> Liza Minnelli WITH MENALIVE IN A WINTER SPECTACULAR
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
12/13-12/14/2012
Come to the Christmas Cabaret with Liza Minnelli!! Kick off your Holidays in style, with Liza Minnelli and MenAlive, the 130-member Orange County Gay Men's Chorus, in a joyful Winter Spectacular at the fabulous Segerstrom Center for the Arts! Treat yourself and those you love to a special holiday night of Broadway hits, Liza classics, pop standards and holiday music. Ms. Minnelli, superstar in film, on stage and television, is winner of four Tony® Awards, an Oscar®, a special "Legends" Grammy, two Golden Globe® Awards and an Emmy®. Come hear the band, start celebrating, your ticket's waiting! Wilkommen. Bienvenue. Welcome. TWO NIGHTS ONLY, December 13-14 at 8pm
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR
CALIFORNIA REGIONAL THEATER
12/14-12/14/2012
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She's in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea."
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 DISNEY'S CAMP ROCK THE MUSICAL
CARMEL VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
12/12-12/14/2012
Disney's CAMP ROCK: The Musical, based on the hit Disney Channel Original Movies Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (starring teen idols Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers) will fire up your stage with over a dozen songs, including "This Is Me,"? "Can't Back Down,"? "It's On,"? and "We Rock."?A classic story of rivalry and power, Disney's CAMP ROCK: The Musical opens with Mitchie and her friends arriving at Camp Rock, ready to spend another summer jamming out and having the time of their lives. But the new, flashy Camp Star across the lake now threatens Camp Rock's very existence. To keep the doors open, Mitchie steps up, rallies her fellow Camp Rockers, and gets them into top shape for the ultimate showdown!  Disney's CAMP ROCK: The Musical features a large ensemble cast with many featured roles. Whether your students are singers, actors, dancers, or triple threats, everyone has an opportunity to shine in this high-energy show!
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR
WINDWARD SCHOOL
12/13-12/14/2012
Join Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Roles are plentiful, including three Cheshire Cats and dozens of other wonderfully wacky characters. Disney's ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR. is a fast-paced stage adaptation of featuring updated dialogue and new arrangements of such classic Disney songs as "I'm Late," "The Un-birthday Song" and "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah."
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 DISNEY'S ALADDIN JR
ORCHARD HILLS SCHOOL
12/13-12/14/2012
Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! All of your favorite characters are here in Disney's ALADDIN JR., a stage adaptation of the Disney hit film. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, audiences' spirits will soar with excitement. Most of all, the tuneful, Academy award-winning score with songs including "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me" will certainly make this musical a favorite for many years to come!
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 ANNIE JR
JAMUL SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS
12/14-12/14/2012
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.ANNIE JR. is ideal for productions involving different grade levels, or for middle schools where students may be maturing at different rates. The cast size and age range of the parts are flexible and the bright, tuneful score is easy to sing and filled with familiar numbers.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 ANNIE JR
SILVER OAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
12/11-12/14/2012
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.ANNIE JR. is ideal for productions involving different grade levels, or for middle schools where students may be maturing at different rates. The cast size and age range of the parts are flexible and the bright, tuneful score is easy to sing and filled with familiar numbers.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 MISS SAIGON
CONEJO PLAYERS INC
11/16-12/15/2012
A classic love story is brought up-to-date in one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. In strongMISS SAIGON/strong, a href="http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000156#"Alain Boublil/a and a href="http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000156#"Claude-Michel Schonberg/a (the creators of stronga href="http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000134"LES MISÉRABLES/a/strong), along withnbsp; a href="http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000156#"Richard Maltby,Jr./a, bring Puccini's span style="font-style: italic;"Madame Butterfly/span to the modern world in a moving testament to the human spirit and a scathing indictment of the tragedies of war. brbrIn the turmoil of the Vietnam War, an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years ends in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had. brbrAn international sensation, strongMISS SAIGON /strongis an epic, daring pop opera that is universal in its emotional power even as it deals with controversial, contemporary issues. Its sung-through pop-inflected score gives a multi-ethnic cast of strong pop singers an opportunity to shine, in showstopping numbers like ?I Still Believe,? ?Why God Why?? and ?The American Dream.? Meanwhile, its fluid cinematic structure gives directors and designers a field day. brbrRaw and uncompromising, strongMISS SAIGON/strong is an intensely personal story of the losses we suffer and the sacrifices we make in a world gone mad.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR
YADA-LOS ANGELES
11/26-12/15/2012
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first,
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 SEUSSICAL JR
CINNABAR THEATER
11/30-12/15/2012
A delight for children to perform, SEUSSICAL is now one of  the most-performed shows in America!  In this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza, Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (LUCKY STIFF, MY FAVORITE YEAR, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and RAGTIME) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big  imagination--Jojo. "Oh, the Thinks You Can Think" captures the show's spirit of imagination, as the colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.For this version, certain plot elements have been simplified, it is in one act, and runs approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes - perfect for student actors. (See ADDITIONAL FACTS below for details) The story centers around Horton the Elephant, who finds himself faced with a double challenge--not only must he protect his tiny friend Jojo (and all the invisible Whos) from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him, the only one who recognizes "his kind and his powerful heart." Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant, in a story that
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 ANNIE JR
ACTING ACADEMY FOR KIDS
12/1-12/15/2012
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.ANNIE JR. is ideal for productions involving different grade levels, or for middle schools where students may be maturing at different rates. The cast size and age range of the parts are flexible and the bright, tuneful score is easy to sing and filled with familiar numbers.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 THE WILD PARTY
AMERICAN CONSERVATORY THEATRE STUDENT ACCOUNT
12/13-12/15/2012
Adapted from a book-length poem written in and about the Roaring Twenties, Andrew Lippa's WILD PARTYtells the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment sharedby Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville dancer and a vaudeville clown. In arelationship marked by vicious behavior and recklessness (mirroring thetime in which they live), they decide to throw a party to end allparties. As the guests arrive, we meet an assortment of peopleliving on The Edge. Queenie and Burrs set out to make each otherjealous, but Queenie begins to fall in love with her conquest namedBlack. After a long night of decadence, Burrs' jealousy erupts and hecomes to a violent end at Black's hand. In the stark light of a newday, Queenie moves out into a brighter world, although not necessarilya brighter future, leaving the passed-out revelers in her wake.An award-winning score by Andrew Lippaprovides excitement and drive for this tale of passions out of control.Capturing the sound of a bygone era with a nod to the present one, hemakes us realize that moral decadence is not only limited to our past.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 PIRATES OF PENZANCE JR
ROY CLOUD SCHOOL
12/14-12/15/2012
Wacky, irreverent and as entertaining as it's predecessor from 1879, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE JR. spins a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the often-ridiculous dictates of honor and duty.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
BEAR CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
12/6-12/15/2012
A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination! One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined the animated musical film with Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS never fails to entertain. A small cast, band and unit set make the other aspects of production a snap.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 INTO THE WOODS
DANA HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
12/12-12/15/2012
The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairytale where worlds collide. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic.The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.One of Sondheim's most popular works, INTO THE WOODS is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR
FANTASIA FAMILY MUSIC
12/1-12/15/2012
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She's in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea."
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR
THEATRE ON THE RIDGE
12/12-12/15/2012
Join Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Roles are plentiful, including three Cheshire Cats and dozens of other wonderfully wacky characters. Disney's ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR. is a fast-paced stage adaptation of featuring updated dialogue and new arrangements of such classic Disney songs as "I'm Late," "The Un-birthday Song" and "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah."
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 DISNEY'S ALADDIN JR
RANCHO BUENA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL
12/11-12/15/2012
Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! All of your favorite characters are here in Disney's ALADDIN JR., a stage adaptation of the Disney hit film. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, audiences' spirits will soar with excitement. Most of all, the tuneful, Academy award-winning score with songs including "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me" will certainly make this musical a favorite for many years to come!
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 AVENUE Q
UNITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO
11/23-12/15/2012
AVENUE Q is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show;  a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.Puppet RentalBe sure to visit MTI's Prop Shop to see our AVENUE Q puppets to rent!AVENUE Q NEW YORKVisit the official "Avenue Q New York" for NYC ticketing and more information.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 ANNIE JR
NORCAL ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS
12/14-12/15/2012
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.ANNIE JR. is ideal for productions involving different grade levels, or for middle schools where students may be maturing at different rates. The cast size and age range of the parts are flexible and the bright, tuneful score is easy to sing and filled with familiar numbers.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 ANNIE
NORTH OF THE RIVER RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT
12/14-12/15/2012
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. ANNIE is the perfect family-friendly musical, and an ideal show for a largely female cast. Middle Schools and elementary schools should also take notice of ANNIE JR - a special version of this title expressly designed for younger performers. 
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 13
RAMONA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
12/7-12/15/2012
A grown-up story about growing up!When his parents get divorced and he's forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana, Evan Goldman just wants to make friends and survive the school year. Easier said than done. The star quarterback is threatening to ruin his life and his only friend, Patrice, won't talk to him. The school freak sees an opportunity for blackmail and someone is spreading the nastiest rumors.With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, 13 is a hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 WHITE CHRISTMAS
Norris Center for the Performing Arts
12/7-12/16/2012
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. WHITE CHRISTMAS is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin; Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank; Book by David Ives & Paul BlakeFor more information on Norris Center for the Performing Arts, click hereFor more information on White Christmas, click here
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Crosswinds Church
12/14-12/16/2012
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.Lyrics by Tim Rice; Music by Andrew Lloyd WebberFor more information on Crosswinds Church, click hereFor more information on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, click here
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 13
RAMONA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
12/7-12/16/2012
A grown-up story about growing up!When his parents get divorced and he's forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana, Evan Goldman just wants to make friends and survive the school year. Easier said than done. The star quarterback is threatening to ruin his life and his only friend, Patrice, won't talk to him. The school freak sees an opportunity for blackmail and someone is spreading the nastiest rumors.With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, 13 is a hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
STAND OUT TALENT
12/7-12/16/2012
You remember the plot. You love the characters. You know "the song." It's no less than the stage adaptation of one of the most celebrated and beloved films of all time.1920's Hollywood is the setting for this zany, light-hearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film, when many a movie studio found itself scrambling to salvage the career of its chipmunk-voiced silent picture star.The MGM classic has been faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance, is accounted for, including the showstopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make SINGIN' IN THE RAIN the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 PINOCCHIO-PRINCE STREET PLAYERS VERSION
DAVIS MUSICAL THEATRE
11/24-12/16/2012
Old Italy comes to life in this acclaimed musical adaptation of the classic tale of the wooden puppet who yearns to become a real boy. An evocative score, colorful costumes and exotic locales - including the sinister Land Of The Toys and the interior of a genuine Italian whale - made this fantastic adventure a wild success when it was shown on CBS television.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 LITTLE WOMEN
CHINO COMMUNITY THEATRE
11/30-12/16/2012
Based on Louisa May Alcott's own family experiences (and novel), LITTLE WOMEN, follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. The beloved story of the March sisters is timeless and deals with issues as relevant today as when they were written. Now, this wonderful narrative has been brought to life as an exhilarating new musical filled with glorious music, dancing and heart. LITTLE WOMEN embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit. This powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope -- the sounds of a young America finding its voice. In years to come, we are sure that hundreds of productions by schools and theatres throughout the world will make this stage adaptation of the American classic novel a classic musical theatre treasure in its own right.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 LEGALLY BLONDE
ALLIANCE MARC & Eva Stern MATH & SCIENCE SCHOOL
12/4-12/16/2012
Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical about self-discovery. Based on the adored movie, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. This musical is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish.Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.This musical is relatively new to the theatre world, catering to the present-day's generation and culture. LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL is perfect for high school and community theatre, featuring a large ensemble and several big song-and-dance numbers.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 HONK! JR
SAN LORENZO VALLEY JR HIGH SCHOOL
12/6-12/16/2012
In the London season featuring the appearance of THE LION KING, HONK! became a stand-out by winning the 2000 Olivier Award (the British equivalent of the Tony® Award) for Best New Musical. HONK! JR. is a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling with a JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT-esque score that everyone will enjoy. HONK! JR. can be performed with simple sets and costumes. No feathers or fur necessary--making it the perfect Broadway Junior musical!
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 DISNEY'S WINNIE THE POOH KIDS
BAY AREA CHILDRENS THEATRE
12/16-12/16/2012
DISNEY'S WINNIE THE POOH KIDS is a delightful new show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film.DISNEY'S WINNIE THE POOH KIDS welcomes audiences to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks.As a title in the MTI Broadway Junior Collection, DISNEY'S WINNIE THE POOH KIDS is approximately 30 minutes in length and is appropriate for performance by elementary school-aged students.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 DISNEY'S WINNIE THE POOH KIDS
STAGE KIDS CALIFORNIA
12/13-12/16/2012
DISNEY'S WINNIE THE POOH KIDS is a delightful new show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film.DISNEY'S WINNIE THE POOH KIDS welcomes audiences to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks.As a title in the MTI Broadway Junior Collection, DISNEY'S WINNIE THE POOH KIDS is approximately 30 minutes in length and is appropriate for performance by elementary school-aged students.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR
CONTRA COSTA CIVIC THEATRE
12/8-12/16/2012
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She's in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea."
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR
KIDS N DANCE N THEATER ARTS
12/8-12/16/2012
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She's in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea."
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR
MT MADONNA SCHOOL
12/15-12/16/2012
Join Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Roles are plentiful, including three Cheshire Cats and dozens of other wonderfully wacky characters. Disney's ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR. is a fast-paced stage adaptation of featuring updated dialogue and new arrangements of such classic Disney songs as "I'm Late," "The Un-birthday Song" and "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah."
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 COMPANY
LOS ANGELES COUNTY HS FOR THE ARTS THEATRE
12/14-12/16/2012
The clashing sounds and pulsing rhythms of New York City underscore this landmark "concept" show, considered by many to have inaugurated the modern era of musical theatre. COMPANY follows our anti-hero bachelor Robert as he makes his way through a series of encounters with April (the stewardess), Kathy (the girl who's going to marry someone else), Marta (the "peculiar" one), as well as with his married friends. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert Contemplates his unmarried state. In vignette after hilarious vignette, we are introduced to "those good and crazy people," his married friends, as Robert weighs the pros and cons of married life. In the end, he realizes being alone is "alone, not alive."An honest, witty, sophisticated look at relationships, COMPANY is as contemporary and relevant as ever (witness the recent hit revivals on Broadway and the West End). It features a brilliant energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim's best-known songs (including "Another Hundred People," "The Ladies Who Lunch" and "Being Alive").
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 ANNIE
FERNDALE REPERTORY THEATRE
11/23-12/16/2012
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. ANNIE is the perfect family-friendly musical, and an ideal show for a largely female cast. Middle Schools and elementary schools should also take notice of ANNIE JR - a special version of this title expressly designed for younger performers. 
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
STAGEWORKS FRESNO
11/30-12/16/2012
Arnold Lobel's well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in Robert and Willie Reale's Tony-nominated musical A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD. This whimsical show follows two great friends -- the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad -- through four, fun-filled seasons.Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.The jazzy, upbeat score of A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting musical for the whole family. It is a perfect show to be performed by an ensemble group of actors and can be produced with either simple or extravagant staging and sets.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 A CHRISTMAS CAROL
NOTRE DAME DE NAMUR UNIVERSITY
12/7-12/16/2012
Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL gets the full Broadway treatment by Alan MenkenLynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent.This spectacular musical extravaganza ran for ten years at Madison Square Garden. In 2004, this version became the basis of an NBC Hallmark Entertainment special (teleplay adaptation by Lynn Ahrens) featuring Kelsey Grammer as Scrooge, and an array of stars including Jason Alexander, Jesse L. Martin, Jane Krakowski, Geraldine Chaplin, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ruthie Henshall. But even without starry casts and spectacular trappings, this A CHRISTMAS CAROL retains its emotional power and pure joy thanks to the marvelously told story and beautiful score.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR
MCGRATHS PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY
12/14-12/17/2012
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She's in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea."
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 HONK! JR
LAMORINDA THEATRE ACADEMY
12/18-12/19/2012
In the London season featuring the appearance of THE LION KING, HONK! became a stand-out by winning the 2000 Olivier Award (the British equivalent of the Tony® Award) for Best New Musical. HONK! JR. is a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling with a JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT-esque score that everyone will enjoy. HONK! JR. can be performed with simple sets and costumes. No feathers or fur necessary--making it the perfect Broadway Junior musical!
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 DISNEY'S SLEEPING BEAUTY KIDS
CONTRA COSTA CIVIC THEATRE
12/11-12/19/2012
It's princess Aurora's sixteenth birthday, and Flora, Fauna and Merryweather must use their fairy magic to save her from the spell of evil sorceress Maleficent! This classic fairytale told Disney-style has many roles for a large chorus, from King Stefan and Queen Stefanie's Loyal Subjects to Maleficent's slimy goons. Songs from the beloved film, including "Once Upon a Dream," accompany fun new songs like "Maleficent!" and "A Little Magic Now" to bring a fresh telling of the story to a new generation of kids and families.
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BLACK WORDS ON WHITE PAGES
Watts Village Theater Company
12/1-12/20/2012

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 DISNEY'S THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS
DA VINCI INNOVATION ACADEMY
12/18-12/20/2012
The jungle is jumpin' with jazz is this exciting Disney classic! Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Specially adapted from the beloved film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like "The Bare Necessities,"? and "I Wan'na Be Like You."? With colorful characters and that toe-tapping jungle rhythm, Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for audiences of all ages.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 ANYTHING GOES
Ahmanson Theatre
9/22-12/22/2012
Roundabout Theatre Company's acclaimed Tony Award winner ANYTHING GOES sails into the Ahmanson in the Fall of 2012. Winner of three 2011 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical and Choreography, Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES continues on Broadway with Sutton Foster and Joel Grey at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall won the 2011 Tony Award® for Best Choreography. New Yorker Magazine says "I challenge you to find a natural high greater than the first-act finale of ANYTHING GOES, a giddy layer cake of tap-dancing sailors atop droll Cole Porter lyrics. Of course, ANYTHING GOES is from the golden age of musical comedy, a genre that is doggedly committed to manufacturing joy." Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES features music and lyrics by Cole Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; and new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. Cole Porter's roundup of nostalgic hits in the production include "You're the Top," "Friendship," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "It's De-Lovely," "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" and, of course "Anything Goes." This 1934 musical comedy about the lovers, liars and clowns on a transatlantic cruise is "a daffy, shipshape romp!" - Variety. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. The New Broadway Cast Recording of Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES, nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012Elton John AND Tim Rice'S AIDA in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> Elton John AND Tim Rice'S AIDA
ENCORE HIGH SCHOOL FOR PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS
12/6-12/22/2012
Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA is a contemporary musical take on a grand classic tale of the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. As forbidden love blossoms between them, the young lovers are forced to face death or part forever. Together, they set a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR
REEDLEY RIVER City Theatre Company
11/30-12/22/2012
Step into the enchanted world of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. Featuring songs from the Academy-Award winning animated feature, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.  Your audiences will be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maurice's daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle's taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince is a beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love. This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities. Even more simply staged, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. offers students a great introduction to musical theatre, using familiar songs and characters to guide them through their production.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 LITTLE WOMEN: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL
The Chance Theater
11/16-12/23/2012
Little Women: The Broadway Musical brings the classic coming-of-age novel to the stage, filled with drama, romance, humor and song. Rambunctious Jo, practical Meg, sweet Beth, and romantic Amy take on life under the watchful eye of their beloved Marmee, while their father is away during the Civil War. "A crowd pleaser and a perfectly sentimental tale" – Back Stage
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS
Pasadena Playhouse
12/13-12/23/2012
The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Charles Dillingham, Interim Executive Director) and Lythgoe Family Productions, announced today casting and the creative team for A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS, featuring Ariana Grande (Nickelodeon's "Victorious") as "Snow White," an on-screen appearance by Neil Patrick Harris as "The Magic Mirror" and Charlene Tilton ("Dallas") as "The Wicked Queen." This inaugural "Panto at The Playhouse" production of A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS will be directed by Bonnie Lythgoe ("So You Think You Can Dance") with choreography by Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee "So You Think You Can Dance") and musical direction by Michael Orland ("American Idol"). Performances will begin December 13 through December 23, with a gala press opening night on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at The Pasadena Playhouse.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 WHITE CHRISTMAS
Canyon Theatre Guild
11/23-12/23/2012
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. WHITE CHRISTMAS is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin; Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank; Book by David Ives & Paul BlakeFor more information on Canyon Theatre Guild, click hereFor more information on White Christmas, click here
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT (93' U.K. TOUR W/OPTIONAL `MEGAMIX`)
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc
11/29-12/23/2012
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. This version of JOSEPH?DREAMCOAT features extended songs and dances. The Megamix is available as a separate rental with this version. Lyrics by Tim Rice; Music by Andrew Lloyd WebberFor more information on Hillbarn Theatre, Inc, click hereFor more information on Joseph...Dreamcoat (93' U.K. Tour w/Optional `Megamix`), click here
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 LITTLE WOMEN
CHANCE THEATER
11/16-12/23/2012
Based on Louisa May Alcott's own family experiences (and novel), LITTLE WOMEN, follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. The beloved story of the March sisters is timeless and deals with issues as relevant today as when they were written. Now, this wonderful narrative has been brought to life as an exhilarating new musical filled with glorious music, dancing and heart. LITTLE WOMEN embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit. This powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope -- the sounds of a young America finding its voice. In years to come, we are sure that hundreds of productions by schools and theatres throughout the world will make this stage adaptation of the American classic novel a classic musical theatre treasure in its own right.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 A CHRISTMAS CAROL
CURTAIN CALL PERFORMING ARTS
12/14-12/23/2012
Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL gets the full Broadway treatment by Alan MenkenLynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent.This spectacular musical extravaganza ran for ten years at Madison Square Garden. In 2004, this version became the basis of an NBC Hallmark Entertainment special (teleplay adaptation by Lynn Ahrens) featuring Kelsey Grammer as Scrooge, and an array of stars including Jason Alexander, Jesse L. Martin, Jane Krakowski, Geraldine Chaplin, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ruthie Henshall. But even without starry casts and spectacular trappings, this A CHRISTMAS CAROL retains its emotional power and pure joy thanks to the marvelously told story and beautiful score.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 PLAID TIDINGS
NEW VILLAGE ARTS THEATRE
11/23-12/24/2012
FOREVER PLAID: PLAID TIDINGS is a brand-new show that offers the best of FOREVER PLAID tied-up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been "Plaid-erized,"? our boys are back to do their Christmas Special.At first Francis, Jinx, Smudge, and Sparky aren't sure why they've returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they're needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Sprinkled among the Christmas offerings are audience favorites like their riotous three minute and eleven second version of "The Ed Sullivan Show"? - this time featuring The Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir, and a Plaid Caribbean Christmas which puts the "Day-O"? in Excelsis!This truly "heaven-sent" holiday treat will lift audiences' spirits and remind youngsters that not all good music has to be auto-tuned.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 OTHER DESERT CITIES
Mark Taper Forum
11/23-12/30/2012
Set in Palm Springs on Christmas Eve Brooke Wyeth releases a tell-all confessional novel painting her Reagan-adjacent parents in a less-than-flattering light. Directed by Tony Award Winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Assassins, Wicked)
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 OTHER DESERT CITIES
Mark Taper Forum
11/20-12/30/2012
"The most richly enjoyable new play for grown-ups that New York has known in many a season. Seriously satisfying. As directed by Joe Mantello, who does his most sensitive work in years here, every character is created equal -- every one of them emerges as selfish, loving, cruel, compassionate, irritating, charming and just possibly heroic in Mr, Baitz's most fully realized play to date." - Ben Brantley, The New York Times "Why is it that children are allowed a sort of endless series of free passes in this life, you know, and we're expected to be the parents of children forever?" - Polly Wyeth in Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz It's Christmas Eve in Palm Springs when Brooke Wyeth unleashes a most unwelcome gift on her family: the galleys of a tell-all confessional novel painting her Reagan-adjacent parents in a less-than-flattering light. Jon Robin Baitz turbo charges the family dynamic with repartee that dazzles and decimates, relationships that rock between love and hate and a devastating secret (or three) that made Other Desert Cities one of the hottest tickets of last year's New York theatre season. "A winner! Funny, fierce and immensely entertaining." - Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR
PITTSBURG COMMUNITY THEATRE
11/30-12/30/2012
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first,
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 BIG RIVER
TheatreWorks
11/28-12/30/2012
Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel-the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck's partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck's drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.Music by Roger Miller; Lyrics by Roger Miller; Book by William Hauptman; Adapted from the novel by Mark TwainFor more information on TheatreWorks, click hereFor more information on Big River, click here
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 PLAID TIDINGS
SUTTER STREET THEATRE
12/15-12/31/2012
FOREVER PLAID: PLAID TIDINGS is a brand-new show that offers the best of FOREVER PLAID tied-up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been "Plaid-erized,"¯ our boys are back to do their Christmas Special.At first Francis, Jinx, Smudge, and Sparky aren't sure why they've returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they're needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Sprinkled among the Christmas offerings are audience favorites like their riotous three minute and eleven second version of "The Ed Sullivan Show"¯ - this time featuring The Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir, and a Plaid Caribbean Christmas which puts the "Day-O"¯ in Excelsis!This truly "heaven-sent" holiday treat will lift audiences' spirits and remind youngsters that not all good music has to be auto-tuned.
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 OTHER DESERT CITIES
Mark Taper Forum
11/28-1/6/2013
It's Christmas Eve in Palm Springs when Brooke presents her Reagan-adjacent parents with a tell-all confessional novel that turbo-charges the holidays and the Wyeth family dynamic with ever-shifting alliances and politics. Pulitzer Prize-finalist Jon Robin Baitz's smart new play of high drama, serious laughter and repartee that dazzles and decimates was one of the hottest tickets on Broadway last season. Set in the desert playground so familiar to Southern Californians, Other Desert Cities will seem right at home on the Taper stage when former Taper Producing Director Robert Egan (Closer, Arcadia) continues his longtime collaboration with Baitz (in Los Angeles, Film Society and Ten Unknowns).
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/09/2012 AVENUE Q
HOPE AND UNION FOUNDATION
11/9-2/3/2013
AVENUE Q is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show;  a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.Puppet RentalBe sure to visit MTI's Prop Shop to see our AVENUE Q puppets to rent!AVENUE Q NEW YORKVisit the official "Avenue Q New York" for NYC ticketing and more information.
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