CASA 0101 Theater To Stay Open Till End Of Year

CASA 0101 Theater To Stay Open Till End Of YearEmmanuel Deleage, Executive Director of Josefina López's CASA 0101 Theater announced today that the theater will stay open till the end of the year, at which time the theater's fate will be re-evaluated.

Deleage said, "I am happy to announce that since we began our #CASA350 Fundraising Campaign to keep our theater's doors open several months ago by seeking to secure 350 financial donors giving $25 monthly on an ongoing basis annually, we have crossed the halfway mark and now have 194 donors. Josefina, the Board and I are encouraged that we will attract the additional 156 financial donors we are still seeking by the end of this calendar year of 2018. With that said, we plan to keep CASA 0101 Theater's doors open until the end of this year, in the hopes of reaching our goal."

Josefina López added, "It is our hope that we can continue to give back to our community of Boyle Heights and The City of Los Angeles by creating opportunities for actors, writers and artists here at CASA 0101 Theater, as we have been doing. Mi casa, es su casa." To support the #CASA350, please visit the theater's website at: http://www.casa0101.org/support-us

Conrado TerrazasCross, Executive Producer and Emmanuel Deleage, Producer of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Broadway Musical now playing at CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights, CA have also announced: "Due to critical acclaim, rave reviews and popular demand, we are happy to announce that CASA 0101 Theater's and TNH Productions' (Teatro Nuevos Horizontes') presentation of Disney's Beauty and The Beast, The Broadway Musical will be extended through July 1, 2018." The production is being presented in association with Councilmember Gil Cedillo and El Centro Del Pueblo featuring a diverse and multicultural cast of 29 actors.

TerrassCross added: "The producers of our production are also very proud of the fact that with our current production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast we have been able to bring young children to CASA 0101 Theater to see the production as part of our educational outreach. Many of these children have never seen a live theater production before. To date, local school children from Hoover Elementary, Euclid Elementary and Utah Elementary have had the opportunity to see our production. Then, after the performances, the children get to meet the cast and take photos with them."

Performances during the Extension of the production are being given on the Main Stage of CASA 0101 Theater, 2102 East First Street (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA 90033 on Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. The theater will be Dark with no performances given on Saturday, June 16th at 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 29th at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 30th at 2:00 p.m.

This production is presented in honor and in loving memory of the late GILBERT VALENZUELA JR., a longtime TNH Ambassador and supporter of CASA 0101 Theater.

Producers of the production include: Felipe Agredano, Emmanuel Deleage, Edward Padilla, Gustavo Rodriguez and Executive Producer Conrado TerrazasCross.

The perennial favorite includes Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton. The show was Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth and Originally Produced Disney Theatrical Productions. This production is directed by Rigo Tejeda, musically directed by Caroline Benzon, and features new choreography by Tania Possick.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast follows Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and a Beast, who is actually a handsome young Prince who lives in a luxurious castle in France. When an Old Beggar Woman, who is actually an Enchantress, asks the Prince for shelter from the freezing cold, the Prince shuns the beggar for her repulsive appearance, at which time the Enchantress appears transforming the Prince into a Beast for his cold-hearted and selfish ways. The Enchantress casts a magic spell upon the Prince's entire castle, including his good-natured servants, who are transformed into household objects to reflect their different personalities. Ashamed of his new appearance, the Beast conceals himself inside his castle with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world, and an enchanted rose, which will bloom until he turns 21 years of age. Time is running out. If the Beast can learn to love a woman and earn her love in return before the final petal falls off the rose, the curse will be broken and he will return to his original self as a Prince. But, if not, he will remain a Beast forever, and all the members of his household will be doomed as well for all eternity.

Beauty and the Beast (French: La Belle et la Bête) is a traditional fairy tale written by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve which was published in 1740 in La Jeune Américaine et les contes marins (The Young American and Marine Tales). The score of Disney's Broadway Musical, Beauty and the Beast includes iconic songs like: the Academy AwardÒ-winning song, "Beauty and the Beast," and the Academy AwardÒ-nominated songs, "Be Our Guest" and "Belle." The musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast opened on Broadway on April 18, 1994 starring Susan Egan as Belle and Terrence Mann as the Beast.

Production sponsors of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Broadway Musical include: Councilmember Gil Cedillo, City of Los Angeles, 1st District, El Centro Del Pueblo and Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, who is supporting Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Musical Theater Diverse Youth Apprenticeship Program, which is providing opportunities to five young apprentices working on this production.

Tickets are $40 each for General Admission; $30 each for Students and Seniors and $25 each for Boyle Heights Residents and Children 10 and Under. For tickets, please call the CASA 0101 Theater Box Office at 323-263-7684, E-mail tickets@casa0101.org, or buy online at www.casa0101.org . Group Discounts are available by calling the Box Office. This show is recommended for families. Advance reservations are highly encouraged. The running time of the show is 131 minutes.

Dinner and Theater Packages are available as well at CASA Fina Restaurant and Cantina, located at 1842 E. First Street, Boyle Heights, CA 90033, just a few block away from CASA 0101 Theater. Premium Dinners are an additional $25 to your ticket price; Regular Dinners are an additional $15 to your ticket price; and Deserts are an additional $5 to your ticket price. Please visit www.casa0101.org for menu options and choices.

Free Parking is available on several streets surrounding the theatre. Free Parking is also available on Fridays and Saturdays only at the Boyle Heights City Hall Parking Lot located at 2130 East First Street (at Chicago Street) by entering the lot from Chicago Street; the lot is closed on Sundays. Metro Gold Line train stations are located on First Street in Boyle Heights at both Soto Street, and at Boyle Street (Mariachi Plaza), within a short walking distance to the theater.

To learn more, please visit www.casa0101.org

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