Christina Saffran Ashford News

STAGE TUBE: LES MIS Gets Political Parody with 'One Term More!'
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2012

Broadway and musical theatre performers Sean Smith, David Burnham, Kim Huber, Christina Saffran Ashford, Damon Kirsche, David Engel, Jennifer Shelton, Emma Ashford, Matthew Ashford, Ali B. Olmo, Johnny Pastor, Bubba Dean Rambo, William Martinez, Flora Rubenhold, Takako Gregg, Teri Yates, Mason Keane, and Paula Keane sing from their heart with the lyrics of Don DeMesquita, in a parody of One Day More from 'Les Miserables'. For more info and facts, go to www.OneTermMore.com. Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Zing Go the Strings of Cabrillo's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
by Don Grigware - Jul 24, 2012

Cabrillo's impressive reproduction of the 1989 Broadway version of Meet Me in St. Loui is so charmingly rendered, that one puts the movie, Judy Garland and company on a back burner... at least for 2 hours. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alyssa M. Simmons in Cabrillo Music Theatre's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

The M.G.M. classic comes to life on the Kavli stage in the Civic Arts Plaza premiere of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, the heartwarming finale to Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2011-2012 Season. The show is currently playing in the Kavli Theatre through July 29th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production photos below. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS Opens Tonight, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

The M.G.M. classic comes to life on the Kavli stage in the Civic Arts Plaza premiere of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, the heartwarming finale to Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2011-2012 Season. The show makes its Kavli Theatre premiere tonight, July 20th, 2012, and plays until Sunday, July 29th, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS Opens 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2012

The M.G.M. classic comes to life on the Kavli stage in the Civic Arts Plaza premiere of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, the heartwarming finale to Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2011-2012 Season. The show makes its Kavli Theatre premiere on Friday, July 20th, 2012, and plays until Sunday, July 29th, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

I DO I DO Comes to the Music Circus Stage August 16-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2011

Starring real-life couple Matthew Ashford (of NBC's 'Days of Our Lives') and Christina Saffran Ashford, I Do! I Do! opens at Sacramento Music Circus August 16-21. With book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt (the team behind The Fantasticks), I Do! I Do! will delight audience members of all ages. (more...)

I DO I DO Comes to the Music Circus Stage August 16-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2011

Starring real-life couple Matthew Ashford (of NBC's 'Days of Our Lives') and Christina Saffran Ashford, I Do! I Do! opens at Sacramento Music Circus August 16-21. With book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt (the team behind The Fantasticks), I Do! I Do! will delight audience members of all ages. (more...)

I DO I DO Comes to the Music Circus Stage August 16-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2011

Starring real-life couple Matthew Ashford (of NBC's 'Days of Our Lives') and Christina Saffran Ashford, I Do! I Do! opens at Sacramento Music Circus August 16-21. With book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt (the team behind The Fantasticks), I Do! I Do! will delight audience members of all ages. (more...)

Gary Beach, Eric Kunze, et al. Set for California Musical Theatre's Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2011

Casting for the 61st Music Circus season has been completed. After auditioning performers in New York, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre Artistic Director Glenn Casale has finalized the acting company for the seven-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, including The Producers, Oliver!, Anything Goes, Camelot, Annie Get Your Gun, I Do! I Do! and Miss Saigon. (more...)

'Six Degrees of Marvin Hamlisch' Act Two
by Walter McBride - Oct 05, 2010

Six Degrees of Marvin Hamlisch - An All Star Celebration was presented yesterday, October 4th at Symphony Space. Produced by Murphy Cross, Paul Kreppel and Bonnie Kole, the starry evening will benefit The Actors Fund and honored longtime Broadway Musical Director and keyboardist Fran Liebergall who is living with MS. Guests who appeared with Mr. Hamlisch included Lucie Arnaz, Kelly Bishop, Liz Callaway, Victor Garber, Lesley Gore, Robert Klein, Priscilla Lopez, Robert LuPone, Donna McKechnie, Donna Murphy, Jack Noseworthy, Donald Pippin, Billy Stritch, Sammy Williams and more. Ron Abel served as the evening's Musical Director. The evening was directed by Ms. Cross & Mr. Kreppel. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cabrillo's CINDERELLA is a Beautiful Gem
by Don Grigware - Jul 26, 2010

Once upon a time...Rodgers and Hammerstein took a simple fairytale and made it into a captivating musical. Cabrillo Music Theatre's lovely production of their now classic Cinderella has all the right ingredients to enthrall audiences of all ages that can truthfully answer the question 'Do You Love Me Because I'm Beautiful?' with a resounding YES! (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's CINDERELLA Runs 7/23-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2010

A pumpkin turns into a carriage, mice become horses, and a young girl becomes a beautiful princess when Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of CINDERELLA weaves a spell on audiences at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. (more...)

Gruber, Lockwood & More Star In Ordway's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Opens 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2009

An all-star ensemble of performers will dance their way across the Ordway stage in a new production of 'Singin' in the Rain,' opening June 16 on the Ordway main stage. The production features some of the region's brightest talent including Michael Gruber as Don Lockwood, Christina Saffran Ashford as Kathy Selden, Tony Vierling as Cosmo, Austene Van as Lina Lamont, Richard Ooms as R.F. Simpson, and Claudia Wilkens as Dora Bailey. (more...)

Gruber, Lockwood & More Star In Ordway's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Opens 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2009

An all-star ensemble of performers will dance their way across the Ordway stage in a new production of 'Singin' in the Rain,' opening June 16 on the Ordway main stage. The production features some of the region's brightest talent including Michael Gruber as Don Lockwood, Christina Saffran Ashford as Kathy Selden, Tony Vierling as Cosmo, Austene Van as Lina Lamont, Richard Ooms as R.F. Simpson, and Claudia Wilkens as Dora Bailey. (more...)

Vilanch, Roberts, Large & More Honor Shirley Jones at 88's Cabaret 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2009

Oscar winning actress and singer Shirley Jones will join Broadway and L.A.'s best singers for a tribute to her career at Ryan Black's 88's Cabaret in West Hollywood on Monday, March 16th. Ryan Black's 88's Cabaret's tribute to Shirley Jones will benefit their 88's Uth Scholarship fund with 100% of the proceeds going toward a scholarship fund for young performers studying music. They will also honor Ms. Jones with their first ever 88's ICON of Entertainment Award. (more...)

Vilanch, Roberts, Large & More Honor Shirley Jones at 88's Cabaret 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2009

Oscar winning actress and singer Shirley Jones will join Broadway and L.A.'s best singers for a tribute to her career at Ryan Black's 88's Cabaret in West Hollywood on Monday, March 16th. Ryan Black's 88's Cabaret's tribute to Shirley Jones will benefit their 88's Uth Scholarship fund with 100% of the proceeds going toward a scholarship fund for young performers studying music. They will also honor Ms. Jones with their first ever 88's ICON of Entertainment Award. (more...)

Tribute to 'Chorus Line' to Benefit Valley Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2008

Ronn Goswick, Executive Producer of The Valley Musical Theatre (now in its second season of operation), announced today that original cast members of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning Broadway production of A Chorus Line will co-star Monday, June 23, 2008 in The Line… A Salute to A Chorus Line. Such original Broadway cast members include Kay Cole, Patricia Garland, Sammy Williams (Tony Award), Ronnie Dennis and Nancy Lane who will be joined by join other Broadway A Chorus Line alumni Matt Zarley, Christina Saffran Ashford, Kathryn Wright, Kevin Spirtas and DeLee Lively, as well as cast members Alisan Porter and Brad Anderson from the 2006 Broadway revival, plus touring and regional cast members Theresa Hayes, Tara Radcliffe, Jill Townsend, Geoffrey Kidwell, Laura Nickerson, Russell Nickerson, Luis Avilla, Craig Donnelly, Ty West, Brittany Carson and many more. Los Angeles Ovation Award winner Gerald Sternbach serves as Musical Director. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's End of Year CD Roundup - Your Last Chance for Stocking Stuffers!
by Naomi Plume - Dec 20, 2007

Happy Holidays Everyone! Well ... here it is ... our BIGGEST CD coverage EVER and just in time for some last minute 'stocking-stuffer' inspiration ... even though a few of these are better used as coal, if you know what I mean. (more...)

Photo Flash: Two's Company, The Songs of Schwartz & Menken
by BWW - Nov 07, 2007

Los Angeles City College Theatre Alumni & Associates presented 'Two's Company - An All-Star Event Celebrating The Songs of Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz' at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA on Monday evening, November 5. (more...)

All-Star Cast Tributes Menken & Schwartz at 'Two's Company'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2007

Los Angeles City College Theatre Alumni & Associates (LACCTAA) will present 'Two's Company - An All-Star Event Celebrating The Songs of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz.' Under the direction and executive produced by Bruce Kimmel, hosted by Cindy Williams, produced by Cason Murphy, with choreography by Adam Cates and musical direction by Richard Berent, the show will feature an All-Star Cast. The event will be presented at the Alex Theatre on Monday, November 5 at 7:30PM. (more...)

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