Leanna was born, bred and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently works in online fundraising for non-profits, but in the past has been an art director, copy editor, retail illustrator, reporter, among other not-so-juicy autobiographical things.
Although I grew up in the Bay Area in the '80s and '90s, the Green Day ship sailed without me, so I came into the show with very little knowledge of the band or the album which supplies most of the show's pounding score. American Idiot is about 92% music and 8% dialogue, so there's little wait time for the next Green Day favorite.Miss Saigon Auditions - Ohlone College, Fremont, Calif. April 9, 2007
New York's most successful musical comedy is here! After delivering unstoppable entertainment at the New York stage for 23 years, these comic geniuses come to the Bay Area. Those who love music and humor will be indulged with parodies of Broadway's legendary shows from Disney's Lion King to Les Miserables to Chicago. Be prepared to laugh the night away.Cast announced for "The Secret Garden" - Willows Theatre January 10, 2007
This classic story has enchanted children since its publication in 1911. An orphaned 11-year-old girl finds
wonder, friendship and redemption in an abandoned secret garden on her reclusive uncle's Yorkshire
estate. Flashbacks, dream sequences, a strolling chorus of ghosts, anever written for the stage will delight children and grown-ups alike. Asian Americans on Broadway: Opening Doors September 23, 2006
The North American tour of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA premieres in San Francisco at the Orpheum Theatre, August 1 - 27, 2006. BroadwayWorld shares with you publicity photos of the three leads in the national tour of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA.Photo coverage: 'Spelling Bee' Performs at SF Pride June 27, 2006
El Gato Del Diablo Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of THE LEGENDARY AND FABULOUS PASSION PLAY, a new work by Shawn Ferreyra, author of last year's THE RISE AND FALL OF THE MONKEY KING. Set in an underground drag world where legends are made, beauty and dreams triumph over oppression with the help of a misunderstood Messiah who makes the biggest sacrifice for love. Amy Louise Cole will direct. Woodminster's 40th season begins with 'Ragtime' June 15, 2006
RENT, the critically acclaimed Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical written by Jonathan Larson and directed by Michael Greif that inspired a major motion picture (which was filmed recently in the Bay Area), returns to San Francisco. RENT, celebrating its 10th anniversary on Broadway, is presented as a special attraction on the 2005-2006 Best of Broadway season brought to you by Citibank, under the direction of Carole Shorenstein Hays. Photo Flash: Slava's Snowshow in San Francisco February 24, 2006
BroadwayWorld shares with you publicity photos from the pre-Broadway tryout production of Lestat, a new musical featuring the music of Elton John the lyrics of Bernie Taupin, and a book by Linda Woolverton.Photo Flash: San Francisco's White Christmas November 15, 2005
White Christmas returned to San Francisco this week after last year's successful holiday run at the Curran Theatre, and this year boasts separate productions in Boston and Los Angeles.Little Women National Tour Review October 27, 2005
Something old, something new? Sure, Little Women has that. Borrowed and blue, that as well. It's a new show that's old-fashioned, with a score that's not all that original and bits of blue here and there, mainly represented in the period-lace that frames the brightly lit stage.Regional Review: Lennon Pre-Broadway Production in San Francisco April 20, 2005
Lennon is very much a multimedia musical, with every element working so well together...