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Kritzerland to Bring THE BRITISH INVASION to Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 7/7


Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents The British Invasion, featuring songs from the UK musicals of the '60s and '70s on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM.

Starring (in alphabetical order):

Chelsea Emma Franko: Winner: LA's Next Great Stage Star 2012; Hairspray, Redondo Beach Performing Arts)
Tessa Grady (Next To Normal, La Mirada; Ruby, Dames at Sea, The Colony; The Sound of Music; Happy Days; Chicago)
Kevin Odekirk (Broadway: Marius, Les Miserables; Kristina, Carnegie Hall; Nat'l Tour: Julie Andrews' Gift of Music)
Barry Pearl (Broadway: Baby It's You, The Producers, Oliver!, Bye Bye Birdie; Nat'l tours: Grease, Happy Days)
Jenna Lea Rosen (Disney's Sofia The First ; Parade, The Sound of Music, 3D Theatricals; Outside The Box, The Exorcist)

Special guests are Tony Tanner (Broadway: Half a Sixpence; No Sex Please, We're British; Sherlock Holmes. Tony Award nominations, Director/Choreographer, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and A Taste of Honey, Tony-nominated for Best Revival; Littlechap, Stop the World I Want to Get Off, Queen's Theatre and Warner Bros. movie.)

And Kerry O'Malley (Broadway/Off-Broadway: On A Clear Day; White Christmas; Billy Elliot, Billy's mum; Into The Woods, Baker's Wife; Annie Get Your Gun, Promises, Promises (Encores); Finian's Rainbow; How I Learned to Drive; Dublin Carol; TV: Shameless, Brotherhood, Boardwalk Empire; and the upcoming Those Who Kill for A&E.

Music Director is Shelly Markham.

The 35th Kritzerland show is the third of our British-themed tributes - the British musicals of the 1960s and early 1970s, a wonderful time when several UK imports found huge success on Broadway and the road. Oliver, Stop the World - I Want to Get Off, Half a Sixpence, and others - not only the shows that came over the pond, but shows that didn't but were hits in England - shows that had delightful scores, including Passion Flower Hotel, Charlie Girl, Billy, Good Companions, Pickwick, The Card, Lock Up You Daughters, and Jesus Christ, Superstar, featuring songs by such amazing people as Lionel Bart, John Barry, Andre Previn, Johnny Mercer, David Heneker, Laurie Johnson, and Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent (they wrote all of Petula Clark's big hits), and the young Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Kritzerland has assembled a wonderful cast to perform these tuneful delights, and two guest stars will join the concert this time - the wonderful Kerry O'Malley and Tony Tanner - Mr. Tanner will be recreating the title song from Half a Sixpence, a show he starred in on Broadway, where he replaced Tommy Steele. Also with us is Oliver original cast member, Barry Pearl. You'll hear songs you know well, and a bunch of songs you probably don't know at all, which is what we love to do in the Kritzerland shows. So, "Come Along and Join Us" (a song from The Card) and you'll find wonderful "Camaraderie" (a song from Good Companions) and a whole slew of catchy, wonderful songs.

Kritzerland's last few shows have been jam-packed, so early reservations are recommended. The only way to reserve is by calling 818754-8700. Your phone reservation will be confirmed. Dinner reservations: From 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Reservations have already started coming in, and are highly recommended. Cover charge $15 + $10 food minimum + $3 facility charge. Yes! You can eat dinner and see the show for only $28!

Sterling's at The Federal is located at 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, Calif. The Federal Bar is adjacent to the El Portal Theatre. The North Hollywood Stations for the Metrolink Red Line and Orange Line are directly across the street, north of Chandler on Lankershim. Parking is available - entrance for Federal lot is on Weddington Street (directly behind the building) at $3.50. There is also available street parking.

For information about Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, click HERE.

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