Ken Roht Brings ORANGE STAR DINNER SHOW to NYC, Opening Tonight
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The initial iteration of ORANGE STAR enjoyed a three-month, sold-out run in Los Angeles, at the Evidence Room Theater. A wild and hilarious spectacle, the musical follows Mama (Lorinne Lampert-INJUNCTION GRANTED), the impresario of a Wyoming dinner theater called Orange Star Dinner Show. There she has tried to live out her fantasy of turning her children Orange Star (Lauren Elder-SIDE SHOW, HAIR), Green Clover(Kenny Wade Marshall-PIRATES OF PENZANCE), and Yellow Moon (Vaden Thurgood) into the next Andrews Sisters trio. But tonight, Green Clover is finally over it! She resentfully sabotages Orange's dinner show and reveals a big secret to all. The rest of the family, with big secrets of their own, attempt to keep up appearances as they reel from the drama. After all. the dinner show must go on!
ORANGE STAR author, director and choreographer Ken Roht is a theater and film artist in Los Angeles. His most recent project, Perfect Cowboy, an Alternative Family film, received its World Premiere at Outfest Film Festival, with Ken as one of the "5 in Focus" writer/directors to watch. Ken is a recipient of the Audrey Skirball-Kenis TIME grant. Miss Julie(n), Roht's music theater adaptation of Strindberg's classic, was produced at the MorYork Gallery in Los Angeles. Ken adapted, directed and choreographed Duke Ellington's Queenie Pie, for Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater. A Department of Cultural Affairs COLA grant recipient, Ken's chamber opera, Permissible Union, premiered at L.A. Grand Performances. Ken is the creator of the wildly successful 99c Only Holiday Spectacles; eight unique, music theater pieces from 2002 to 2011. As a director/choreographer, Ken has worked at Bard Music Festival and in the Spiegeltent in New York; Theatre @ Boston Court, Largo at the Coronet, Warner Grand Theater, Getty Villa, Evidence Room and Playwrights Arena in Los Angeles. As a choreographer, Mark Taper Forum for Moises Kaufman, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, Playwrights Horizons, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (seven seasons) Center Theater Group, La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Rep, Walt Disney Company, and for experimental theater auteur Reza Abdoh for seven years.
John Ballinger is an award-winning composer, sound designer, musician, and musical director based in Los Angeles. Theater/TV/Film credits include The Center Theater Group, South Coast Rep, Geffen Playhouse, Odyssey Theater, Theater @ Boston Court, ReVision Theatre in Asbury Park, Edinburgh Fringe, Signature Theatre, The New Group, EST LA, Evidence Room, Tosh.O, Paul Schiff
productions, Universal Cartoons, ABC, NBC, MTV. John has performed as a multi- instrumentalist/singer abroad and nationally with Tracy Bonham, Dancing with The Stars, and Rufus Wainwright.
ORANGE STAR DINNER SHOW performs three evenings only: September 27-29th at 8:00pm, at 3Legged Dog (80 Greenwich St). Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at the door and at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2272790.