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Don Grigware Presents His Best in LA Theatre for 2013

The Best in LA Theatre for 2013

(alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed)

(artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories)


A Man of No Importance - Lillian Theatre
And the World Goes Round - NoHo Arts Center
Broadway Bound - La Mirada Performing Arts Center
Catch Me If You Can - Pantages
Dreamgirls - DOMA
Evita - Pantages
Fallen Angels - Pasadena Playhouse
Funny Girl - 3D Theatricals
The Laramie Project Ten Years Later - Davidson/Valenti Theatre, Gay and Lesbian Center
Legally Blonde - Cabrillo
Little Women, The Musical - Sustaining Sound Theatre Co
Mrs. Warren's Profession - Antaeus
The Musical of Musicals the Musical - Chromolume Theatre Co
The Normal Heart - Fountain Theatre
Oklahoma! - MTW
Parade - 3D Theatricals
The Scottsboro Boys - Ahmanson
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - La Mirada Performing Arts Center
The 39 Steps - GCT
Yes, Prime Minister - Geffen Playhouse

BEST PRODUCTION - Dinner Theatre

Candlelight Dinner Theatre - Claremont: The Full Monty, The King and I (led by Clynell Jackson III & Jenny Moon Shaw), The Sound of Motown, Sweeney Todd (led by John LaLonde & Debbie Prutsman)
Encore Dinner Theatre - Tustin: Rumors, Fiddler on the Roof (both directed by Michael Lopez)
Welk Theatre - Escondido: Chicago (led by Natalie Nucci)


Aladdin and His Winter Wish - by Kris Lythgoe - Pasadena Playhouse
Miracle on South Division Street - by Tom Dudzick -Colony Theatre
Parfumerie - by Miklos Laszlo - Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Unique Special Event

For the Record: Baz Luhrmann - Rockwell
Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - Ahmanson
Play Dead - by Teller & Todd Robbins - Geffen

Very Special Nod to a High School

Arcadia High School - The Drowsy Chaperone


Todd Nielsen - The 39 Steps - GCT


Glenn Casale - Sugar - Music Circus, Sacramento
Michael Matthews - Funny Girl
Janet Miller - A Man of No Importance - Good People Theatre Company at the Lillian Theatre


Side Show - book & lyrics by Bill Russell/music by Henry Krieger - La Jolla Playhouse


Breath and Imagination - Daniel Beaty - Colony Theatre


Ah, Wilderness! - Actors co-op
Awake and Sing! - Group rep
Look Homeward Angel - The Production Company at the Secret Rose Theatre
Rapture, Blister, Burn - Geffen
The 39 Steps - GCT
Wolves - Celebration Theatre
Yes, Prime Minister - Geffen


A Little Night Music - etc, Santa Barbara
A Man of No Importance - Good People Theatre at the Lillian
Dreamgirls - DOMA
Parade - 3D Theatricals
Priscilla Queen of the Desert - Pantages
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - La Mirada
Side Show - La Jolla Playhouse
Sister Act The Musical - Pantages


Stephen Anthony - Catch Me If You Can - Pantages
Matt Bauer - Legally Blonde - Cabrillo/3D Theatricals
Tracie Bennett - End of the Rainbow - Ahmanson
Michelle Bernath - Awake and Sing! - Group rep
Kevin Blake/Shaun O'Hagan - Billy & Ray - Falcon
Caroline Bowman/Josh Young - Evita - Pantages
Anne Gee Byrd - Mrs. Warren's Profession - Antaeus
Patrick Cassidy/Stephanie Zimbalist - A Little Night Music - etc
Tim Cummings/Bill Brochtrup - The Normal Heart - Fountain
TJ Dawson - Shrek The Musical - 3D Theatricals
Kevin Early - Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - La Mirada
Zachary Ford - Young Frankenstein - MTW
Tanna Frederick/Robert Standley - The Rainmaker - Edgemar
Davis Gaines/Victoria Strong - Kiss Me Kate - Cabrillo
Gordan Goodman - Barrymore - Good People at Greenway Court
Jason Graae/Brent Barrett - Sugar - Music Circus, Sacramento
Pamela J. Gray/Katie MacNichol - Fallen Angels - Pasadena Playhouse
Burt Grinstead - Dying City - Rogue Machine
Russell Harvard - Tribes - Mark Taper Forum

Salome Jens/Geoffrey Forward - Tomorrow - Skylight Theatre
Payson Lewis/Jonah Platt - bare - Hayworth Theatre
Lee Meriwether - A Short Stay at Carranor - Theatre West
Floyd Miller/Jamie Torcellini - The Mystery of Irma Vep - Falcon
Megan Mullally/Nick Offerman - Annapurna - Odyssey
Nicole Parker/Josh Adamson - Funny Girl - 3D Theatricals
Madison Claire Parks - Oklahoma! - MTW
Valerie Perri/David Burnham - Sunset Boulevard - MTW
Alison Pill - Wait Until Dark - Geffen
Nicholas Podany - Ah, Wilderness! - Actors co-op
Lily Rabe - Miss Julie - Geffen
Elijah Rock - Breath and Imagination - Colony
Kristin Towers Rowles - Little Shop of Horrors - Kentwood Players
Jeff Skowron - Parade- 3D Theatricals
Jack Stehlin - Creditors - Odyssey
Diane Vincent - Nuttin' But Hutton - NoHo Arts
Sam Zeller - Hairspray/GCT; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - Candlelight Dinner Theatre


Sonja Alarr - Company - Crown City Theatre
Diana Angelina - Remembrance - Theatre 40
Brad Bradley - Sugar - Music Circus, Sacramento
Marylouise Burke - Parallelogram - Mark Taper Forum
Michael Cumpsty - End of the Rainbow - Ahmanson
Aubrey Mae Davis - Catch Me If You Can - Pantages
Caitlin Gallogly - The Women - Theatre West
Mary-Pat Green - Fallen Angels - Pasadena Playhouse
Doug Haverty - Hotel Paradiso - Group rep
Liz Herron - The Laramie Project Ten Years Later - Gay and Lesbian Center
Jean Kaufmann/Venny Carranza - Funny Girl - 3D Theatricals
Norman Large/Ashley Fox Linton - Sunset Boulevard - MTW
Piper Laurie - A Little Night Music - etc, Santa Barbara
Tracy Lore - Young Frankenstein - MTW
Robert Machray - Mrs. Warren's Profession - Antaeus
James Marsters - The Bells of West 87th Street - Greenway Court
Stan Mazin - Awake and Sing! - Group rep
Tyler Milliron/Rebecca Ann Johnson - Falling for Make Believe - Colony

Christina Morrell/Eduardo Enrikez - The Musical of Musicals The Musical - Chromolume

Ron Orbach - I'll Be Back Before Midnight - Colony

Teya Patt/Christopher Newell - Oklahoma! - MTW
Lisa Pelikan - The Normal Heart - Fountain
Scott Reardon/Reba Buhr - Kiss Me Kate - Cabrillo
Brett Ryback - Broadway Bound - La Mirada
Toni Smith - Nine - DOMA
Ali Spuck - Billy and Ray - Falcon
David F. M. Vaughn - Shrek The Musical - 3D Theatricals
Tamara Zook - 9 to 5 - 3D Theatricals


Citizen Twain - Val Kilmer - Kirk Douglas Theatre

Doris & Me - Scott Drier - Welk Theatre, Escondido

Humor Abuse - Lorenzo Pisoni - Mark Taper Forum

Patti Issues - Ben Rimalower - Cavern Club, Casita del Campo


I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers - Bette Midler - Geffen

The Judy Show - Judy Gold - Geffen

Wrap Your Heart Around It - LynnMarie Rink - Falcon Theatre


Bryan Batt - Batt on a Hot Tin Roof - Rockwell
Will Collyer - Will Collyer in Concert - Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal
Danny Gurwin - Upright Cabaret at GLEH
Ramin Karimloo - Broadway to Bluegrass - Sterling's


Sandy Bainum - Simply - Sterling's
Ann Hampton Callaway - Barbra Streisand Songbook - Disney Concert Hall
Joan Ryan - An Evening with Joan Ryan - Sterling's
Spider Saloff - Cool Yule - Rockwell


Simply - Sandy Bainum
Star of Wonder - Dangerous Curves
Broadway Intimate - Janene Lovullo
Things I've Learned Along the Way - Shelly Markham
Lost in Romance - Lyn Stanley
Just in Time for Christmas - Natalie Toro


The Extraordinary Love Story of Fedor and Aye Aye - Ana Isabel O - Ruby Flower Publishing

Neversink by Barry Wolverton - read by Emrhys Cooper -Listening Library

The Whip - Karen Kondazian - Hansen Publishing Group


3D Theatricals: 9 to 5/Parade/Shrek The Musical/Funny Girl/Legally Blonde

Cypress College to Present DISNEYS BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Next Year Photo
This production runs March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 in the Campus Theatre at Cypress College. The show is directed by Ryan Holihan and choreographed by Sonya Randall with musical direction by Bradley Hampton.

The El Capitan Celebrates Disney 100 Years With A DISNEY 100 MOVIE MARATHON Photo
Tickets are on sale now to see the Disney 100 Movie Marathon at The El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on January 1, 2023.

MUSYCA Childrens Choir To Present Holiday Concert MERRY AND BRIGHT Photo
Join MUSYCA Children's Choir on Sunday, December 18 for our Winter Choral Concert, Merry and Bright!

Young Entertainer Awards To Take Place In-Person For the First Time Since 2019 Photo
The 7th annual Young Entertainer Awards will take place on Sunday, December 11, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Studio City. It will be the first time the event has been held in person since 2019, before COVID forced most public gatherings to be canceled in Los Angeles.

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