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Photo Exclusive: Opening Night of Troubadour Theater's LITTLE DRUMMER BOWIE At The Falcon TheatrePhoto Exclusive: Opening Night of Troubadour Theater's LITTLE DRUMMER BOWIE At The Falcon Theatre
by Lily Lim - Dec 14, 2016

Ovation Award-winners and Troubadour Theater Company favorites Rick Batalla, Lisa Valenzuela and Beth Kennedy reunite with long-time 'Troubie' Joseph Leo Bwarie in Little Drummer Bowie after his Broadway run as Frankie Valli in the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. Artistic Director and founder, Matt Walker, will co-direct the musical parody with Bwarie.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the opening night below! (more...)

BWW Review: Troubies Rock Falcon Theatre with LITTLE DRUMMER BOWIEBWW Review: Troubies Rock Falcon Theatre with LITTLE DRUMMER BOWIE
by Don Grigware - Dec 12, 2016

The Troubadour Theater Company's Little Drummer Bowie was first presented at the Falcon in 2005, and with the fairly recent passing of iconic musician David Bowie, it seems the perfect time to bring it back. For many Bowie and rock are synonymous, just as director/founder Garry Marshall and the Falcon have been synonymous. Both Marshall and Bowie passed away in 2016. They brought music, love and laughter to the world through the arts, so The Troubadour Theater Company is paying tribute to both men with the revival of this production. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Star Joseph Leo Bwarie Trades 'Frankie' for 'Bowie' in Los AngelesJERSEY BOYS Star Joseph Leo Bwarie Trades 'Frankie' for 'Bowie' in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Ovation Award-winners and Troubadour Theater Company favorites Rick Batalla, Lisa Valenzuela and Beth Kennedy reunite with long-time 'Troubie' Joseph Leo Bwarie in Little Drummer Bowie after his Broadway run as Frankie Valli in the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. Artistic Director and founder, Matt Walker, will co-direct the musical parody with Bwarie. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's NEXTSTAGE Repertory to Present EVERY(WO)MANCentenary Stage Company's NEXTSTAGE Repertory to Present EVERY(WO)MAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Centenary University and Centenary Stage Company's NEXTSTAGE Repertory presents Every(wo)man November 3 through 7 in the Little Theater on the campus of Centenary University. Centenary Stage Company's NEXTSTAGE Repertory is the student based performance division of Centenary University's Theater Department highlighting the collaboration between Centenary University and the professional Centenary Stage Company. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's NEXTSTAGE Repertory to Present EVERY(WO)MANCentenary Stage Company's NEXTSTAGE Repertory to Present EVERY(WO)MAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Centenary University and Centenary Stage Company's NEXTSTAGE Repertory presents Every(wo)man November 3 through 7 in the Little Theater on the campus of Centenary University. Centenary Stage Company's NEXTSTAGE Repertory is the student based performance division of Centenary University's Theater Department highlighting the collaboration between Centenary University and the professional Centenary Stage Company. (more...)

Falcon Theatre Presents Troubadour Theater Company's LITTLE DRUMMER BOWIEFalcon Theatre Presents Troubadour Theater Company's LITTLE DRUMMER BOWIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Ovation Award-winners and Troubadour Theater Company favorites Rick Batalla, Lisa Valenzuela and Beth Kennedy reunite with long-time 'Troubie' Joseph Leo Bwarie in Little Drummer Bowie after his Broadway run as Frankie Valli in the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. Artistic Director and founder, Matt Walker, will co-direct the musical parody with Bwarie. (more...)

BROKEN BISCUITS Tour Begins Tonight in Newcastle upon TyneBROKEN BISCUITS Tour Begins Tonight in Newcastle upon Tyne
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Paines Plough and Live Theatre present the world premiere of Tom Wells' new coming-of-age comedy Broken Biscuits. (more...)

BWW Review: The Troubies and Getty Villa Throw a HAUNTED HOUSE PARTYBWW Review: The Troubies and Getty Villa Throw a HAUNTED HOUSE PARTY
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 9, 2016

Troubadour Theatre Company's classless clowns of classical comedy go rogue in their latest adaptation at the Getty Villa. Taking generous liberties with the source material (Plautus's Mostellaria) they reinvent the over-2000-year-old play as HAUNTED HOUSE PARTY, A Roman Comedy in their own unique style. Yes, it's definitely 'a comedy tonight.'  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for BROKEN BISCUITS Premiere TourFull Cast Announced for BROKEN BISCUITS Premiere Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Today, Paines Plough and Live Theatre have announced full casting for the world premiere of Tom Wells' new coming-of-age comedy Broken Biscuits. (more...)

BWW Review: Troubies Bring Back SANTA and MOTOWN to the FalconBWW Review: Troubies Bring Back SANTA and MOTOWN to the Falcon
by Don Grigware - Dec 18, 2015

This Troubie Christmas Show Santa Claus Is Comin' to Motown was first presented at the Falcon in 2004, so seeing it again was like seeing it for the very first time. Who could remember details from 11 years ago? And also, the Troubies are known for adding new jokes and gags consistently. New jokes about Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton in an election year would not have been in the first rendering of this show. I have always attested to the genius of Matt Walker, Beth Kennedy, Lisa Valenzuela and Rick Batalla, whose improv skills surpass any one else's. If I haven't said it outright before, I'm stating it now, they are THE BEST anywhere. And that goes for the entire gang. (more...)

Nominees Announced for 2015 Ovation Awards - SPRING AWAKENING Earns 16! Ceremony Set 11/9Nominees Announced for 2015 Ovation Awards - SPRING AWAKENING Earns 16! Ceremony Set 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Nominees for the 2015 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on Thursday, September 24 on @ This Stage Magazine [ThisStage.la]. This year's Ovation Awards ceremony will take place Monday, November 9 at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. The curtain will rise at7:30pm. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre to Present THE FUNKY PUNKS, 8/9La Mirada Theatre to Present THE FUNKY PUNKS, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts presents Troubador Theater Company's The Funky Punks, a high energy, interactive, circus arts, clown extravaganza. Performances are on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 1pm and 3:30pm. (more...)

Teatro Paraguas to Present NOT QUITE RIGHT, Begin. 2/26Teatro Paraguas to Present NOT QUITE RIGHT, Begin. 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Beginning Thursday, February 26, Teatro Paraguas presents Not Quite Right, an upbeat family comedy by Elaine Jarvik and Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin for 10 performances. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Troubies' The Snow QUEEN, 80 Minutes of Rocker HeavenBWW Reviews: The Troubies' The Snow QUEEN, 80 Minutes of Rocker Heaven
by Ellen Dostal - Dec 16, 2014

While the kids are busy getting their pictures taken with Santa at the mall and begging for overpriced toys they'll forget the day after the Christmas, adults know that the place they'll get the most bang for their jingle bell bucks is at the Falcon Theater. That's where the latest Troubie show is roasting its comedy chestnuts in its own unique style while providing one of the wackiest soundtracks to the holiday season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Troubadour Theater Company Celebrates THE SNOW QUEEN Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Troubadour Theater Company Celebrates THE SNOW QUEEN Opening Night
by Lily Lim - Dec 14, 2014

Falcon Theatre is proud to present Troubadour Theater Company's The Snow QUEEN, directed by Matt Walker, the third production of the Falcon Theatre's 2014-2015 Subscription Season. The production opened on Friday, December 12, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the curtain call and opening night festivities below! (more...)

Teatro Paraguas 11th Season to Include Four Original Productions and MoreTeatro Paraguas 11th Season to Include Four Original Productions and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

Teatro Paraguas is pleased to announce its 11th season of Latino theater in Santa Fe, presenting six productions and two co-productions beginning in September 2014. The season includes four original productions by New Mexico playwrights. (more...)

Troubadour Theatre Company to Present A MIDSUMMER SATURDAY NIGHT'S FEVER DREAMTroubadour Theatre Company to Present A MIDSUMMER SATURDAY NIGHT'S FEVER DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Garden Grove is about to get a whole lot funnier with the integration of the critically acclaimed Troubadour Theatre Company's rendition of A Midsummer Saturday Night's Fever Dream in Shakespeare/Summerfest Orange County's 2014 season. This play-off of Shakespeare's classic comedy, directed by Matt Walker, tells this story of magic potions and foolish lovers through some of disco's greatest hits. The production includes a cast made up of acrobats, musicians, improvisers, and clowns, as well as a four piece band and an almost entirely improvised second act. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Blood, Guts and Classic Troubie Mayhem in ABBAMEMNONBWW Reviews: Blood, Guts and Classic Troubie Mayhem in ABBAMEMNON
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 17, 2014

After a particularly long laundry list of names in which Helen of Troy jumps out as the only familiar one, Chorus Leader Rob Nagle says in a completely deadpan voice, 'Don't worry... that's the last name you'll recognize tonight,' and everyone bursts into laughter. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Troubadour Theater Company's ABBAMEMNON Curtain Call and Press Night CelebrationPhoto Coverage: Troubadour Theater Company's ABBAMEMNON Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration
by Lily Lim - Jun 16, 2014

Falcon Theatre presents Troubadour Theater Company's ABBAMEMO, directed by Matt Walker. Join us for a hysterical musical reimagining of the classic Greek tragedy Agamemnon, the sordid story of seduction and scheming, with the sweet Swedish sounds of the Seventies. Check out the opening night photos below! (more...)

SALT AND PEPPER Returns to Teatro Paraguas This WeekendSALT AND PEPPER Returns to Teatro Paraguas This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Salt and Pepper, a play by Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin, returing to the Teatro Paraguas Studio this weekend, January 17-19, 2014, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. (more...)

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