World Premiere of PRIDE & PREJUDICE, BILLY ELLIOT and More Make Up La Mirada Theatre's 2014-15 Season
La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment are thrilled to announce their most "practically perfect" 2014- 2015 season of shows! Beginning with David Lindsay-Abaire's Tony Award-winning Good People; followed by our favorite Sister returning in Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls The Dice; then three extraordinary musical experiences beginning with the 10-time Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot; the World Premiere engagement of Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice: A Musical; and finally the high-flying, Tony Award-Winning, Mary Poppins! This extraordinary season also includes the bonus options of its third "Onstage Series" production of a "brand new" Los Angeles premiere production of Carrie The Musical; also six-time Grammy award-winning superstar Amy Grant and the powerhouse dancing of Ballroom With A Twist - add it all up, and it's La Mirada Theatre/McCoy Rigby's, without a doubt, must-see, most exciting season of shows ever!
Check out the full schedule and more details below!
From the Writer of Last Season's Rabbit Hole comes the Tony Award-Winning GOOD PEOPLE, written by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Jeff Maynard. Good People will run September 19 - October 12, 2014.
In South Boston, this month's paycheck covers last month's bills, bingo is a night on the town, and sharp- tongued single-mom Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Scrambling to make ends meet, she looks up an old flame, hoping he'll help her make a fresh start in this humor-filled drama from Pulitzer Prize- winner David Lindsay-Abaire about how twists of fate determine our path. Good People contains mature language and themes.
Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice is the latest class in the sinfully funny Catechism series. The church needs a new roof, so Father Murphy has decided that Sister, with her extensive gambling experience running the church Bingo for the last 25 years, will organize a Las Vegas night! Sister will tackle topics ranging from Magicians to Show Girls. Don't forget: "What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas," but God sees everything!
Winner of 10 Tony Awards Including Best Musical, BILLY ELLIOT, will come to La Mirada Theatre January 16 - February 8, 2015. Billy Elliot features book and lyrics by Lee Hall and Elton John, music by Elton John, choreography by Dana Solimando, and is directed by Brian Kite.
Millions of fans...Thousands of standing ovations...Ten Tony® awards including Best Musical...one show shines above the rest. This is Billy Elliot The Musical the spectacular show with the heart, humor, and passion to be named Time Magazine's "Best Musical of the Decade!" Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot The Musical is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community, and changes his life forever.
In a World Premiere engagement, Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, A Musical, will run April 17 - May 10, 2015. Pride and Prejudice features book, music and lyrics by Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs, choreography by Jeffrey Denman, and is directed by Igor Goldin
In this musical, which was the runaway hit of the New York Musical Theatre festival, the love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy comes to life when Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra revisit "First Impressions," an earlier version of the beloved novel. As Austen makes changes, the Austen sisters must learn to see both the story and each other in a new light.
MARY POPPINS, co-created by Cameron Mackintosh with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, choreography by Dan Mojica, and direction by Glenn Casale, will run May 29 - June 21, 2015.
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins includes a score filled with timeless classics such as "Feed the Birds," "Jolly Holiday," "Step in Time" and the Academy Award®-winning "Chim-Chim Cher-ee". The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony® awards including Best Musical.
In a brand new, Los Angeles premiere with music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore, lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford, book by Lawrence D. Cohen, and directed by Brady Schwind, CARRIE THE MUSICAL, will come to La Mirada March 12 - April 5, 2015.
Twenty-five years after its spellbinding premiere shocked critics and audiences from London to New York, CARRIE, the most legendary Broadway musical of all time, comes to Los Angeles for the very first time. A misfit at school, terrorized by her holier-than-thou mother at home, 17 year-old Carrie White, nonetheless, has a secret. And when a prank at the high school prom goes horribly wrong, they'll all find out just how scary a secret can be...outrageous, controversial and completely thrilling, CARRIE comes to L.A. in a blazing new onstage immersive production sure to be the theatrical event of the year.
Starring Dancing With The Stars, American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance finalists, BALLROOM WITH A TWIST comes to La Mirada for two performances only March 1, 2015 at 2pm and 8pm.
Ballroom with a Twist - a new spin on an old step! So you can't get your fill of "Dancing with the Stars," "American Idol," and "So You Think You Can Dance?" Take your obsession with live talent-based reality TV shows to the next level!! Coming out of the TV and into La Mirada Theatre is Ballroom With A Twist! Bringing a frenzy of sizzling dance spanning the hot moves of samba, waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, jive, hip-hop and contemporary mixed with several of your favorite American Idol finalists with their powerhouse hit songs. Here's a star-studded evening for the family you won't ever forget.
Six-Time Grammy Award-Winning Superstar AMY GRANT will come to La Mirada for two performances only May 23, 2015 at 2pm and 8pm. A special VIP reception with Amy is available.
Amy Grant has earned six Grammy awards and numerous Gospel Music association Dove awards as well as three multi-platinum albums, six platinum albums and four gold albums. She's achieved 10 Top 40 pop singles and placed 17 hits on the Top 40 adult contemporary charts as well as scoring numerous hits on the contemporary Christian charts. The Nashville native gained a reputation for creating potent songs that examined life's complexities with an open heart and keen eye. She became the first artist in Christian music to have a platinum record and went on to become a crossover sensation, her musical gifts transcending genre boundaries to make her a household name.
Subscriptions to this extraordinary season are now available by calling the Box Office at 562-944-9801. Single tickets will go on sale May 30, 2014 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 Peforming 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.
La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts is now in its fourth decade. 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. Brian Kite is the theatre's Producing Artistic Director. For further information call 562-944-9801 or visit www.lamiradatheatre.com.
Celebrating its 20th 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 ninety Broadway-caliber musicals, plays, and concerts featuring some of the biggest stars working in the industry today.
In addition, MRE has launched several 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 star 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. Since 1990, Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby has made four stops on Broadway, 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.