La Mirada Presents SLEEPING BEAUTY 5/16

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts concludes its 2009-2010 Programs for Young Audiences series with Storybook Theatre's award-winning Sleeping Beauty. Performances are Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Storybook Theatre's Sleeping Beauty is a rollicking version of the famous story. In this playful and interactive version of the centuries-old fairy tale, audiences must help Sleeping Beauty hide from the wacky fairy as the prince bravely sets out on an adventure to find her. There are plenty of songs to delight the whole family. And of course, everything turns out happily ever after.

About the Creative Team

BARBARA MALLORY SCHWARTZ (CO-DIRECTOR, PRODUCER) began her career with the famed Minneapolis Children's Theatre before coming to Los Angeles to appear in many film, television, and stage roles in everything from Heidi, to Squeaky Fromme in Helter Skelter, to Growing Up Brady to The Ring 2. Barbara founded Storybook Theatre of Los Angeles to introduce theatre to young audiences. In addition to producing all the Storybook Theatre plays, she has appeared in Little Red Riding Hood, Blast Off! A Fairy Tale Visit To Mars, and Cowboys and Cowgirls. She appeared at Theatre West as Sister Amnesia in Theatre West's production of Nunsense and as Carol Brady in A Very Brady Musical. Barbara has won several Valley Theatre Awards for acting and directing and the prestigious Red Carpet Award from Women in Theatre.

LLOYD J. SCHWARTZ (CO-DIRECTOR, CO-AUTHOR, CO-LYRICS)
A prolific writer/producer in TV and film, (all the Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island variations including Executive Producer of the upcoming Warner Brothers feature, Gilligan's Island). Lloyd is proudest of his accomplishments in theatre, which include thirty-two produced plays.

Lloyd has won eighteen Valley Theatre League awards...not only for Storybook Theatre plays for children but for his best original play, Much A Dieux, and for best book and lyrics for You & Me and directing and writing A Very Brady Musical. Lloyd is the co-author of Gilligan's Island: The Musical, which has just completed a national tour. His latest new play, the murder mystery comedy Bard of Blood, will have its world premiere in Lincoln, Nebraska in September. His dramatic play The Great Adventure about Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson has been taped for KLCS and also is part of the ongoing curriculum for the L.A. City Schools.

MICHAEL PAUL (COMPOSER)
Michael is a freelance composer in Los Angeles. Clients include: Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Sparks, Major League Soccer, Disney, PBS, KTRO 1520 AM GETE Americast, Staples Center, Noah's Archives, Sound and Light Animatronics, T.L. Toys Ltd., and Hansen Research. Michael has scored film music for What's Love Got To Do With It, One Night Stand, The Mono Lake Story, Kent Twitchell: Portrait of a Mural Artist, and Family, Inc. Michael has written the music for Storybook Theatre's Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, and The Pied Piper. Michael is a past president of the Music Teacher's Association of California S.F.E.V., holding degrees in music composition and theory, and a member of A.S.C.A.P.

LMT's Programs for Young Audiences is designed to give children ages 4 and up and their families exposure to a diverse mix of national and international touring stage acts.

All seats are $8 for children and $12 for adults. Tickets are available online at www.lamiradatheatre.com or by calling the La Mirada Theatre Box Office at (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310. The theatre is located at 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada, CA. Parking is free. Wheelchair access and Hearing Assist devices are available.

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