Photos: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of EMPIRE At La Mirada Theatre - Kevin Earley, Stephanie Gibson & More!

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (2014 Ovation Award Nominee for Best Season!), in association with Sue Vaccaro, Ricky Stevens & The Rivet Gang announce the third show of their 2015-2016 season, the pre-Broadway engagement of EMPIRE, book, music & lyrics by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, musical direction by Sariva Goetz, and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime). EMPIRE will preview on Friday, January 22, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 23) and run through Sunday, February 14, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at curtain call and press night below!

EMPIRE is an original musical about those who bravely embodied the American spirit during the dark days of the Great Depression by building what was then the tallest structure in the world, the Empire State Building! When the roaring 20's collapsed into the reeling 30's, these industrialists, laborers and their families mortgaged all that was safe and reasonable for the dream of leaving their mark on New York City and the world. EMPIRE is a celebration of the American spirit with big dance numbers, pop-driven melodies, and captivating spectacle. EMPIRE puts a contemporary spin on the classic musicals of the '40s and '50s!

The Cast for EMPIRE features (in alphabetical order): Michael Baxter, Chassey Bennett, Tommy Bracco, Ricky Bulda, Juan Caballer, Caitlyn Calfas, Kevin Earley, Fatima El-Bashir, Tory Freeth, Stephanie Gibson, Joe Hart, Charlotte Maltby, Tony Sheldon, Michael McCormick, Katharine McDonough, Gabriel Navarro, Rachel Osting, Caleb Shaw, Cooper Stanton, Michael Starr, Christine Tucker, Rodrigo Varandas, Josh Walden and Justin Michael Wilcox.

The Design Team for EMPIRE is as follows: Scenic and Projection Design by David Gallo; Lighting Design by Jared Sayeg; Sound Design by Phil Allen; Costume Design by Leon Wiebers; Flying Sequences Choreographed by Paul Rubin; Co- Projection Design by Brad Peterson; Hair/Make-Up/Wig Design by Rick Geyer; and Props Design by Terry Hanrahan. Casting is by Julia Flores, and the Production Stage Manager is Jill Gold.

Performances are 7:30pm on Wednesdays & Thursdays; 8pm on Fridays; 2pm and 8pm on Saturdays; and 2pm on Sundays. There will be no matinee performance on Saturday, January 23. Talkbacks with the cast and creative team will be on Wednesday, January 27 and Wednesday, February 10.

Tickets range from $20 - $70 and can be purchased at La Mirada Theatre's website, www.lamiradatheatre.com or by calling the La Mirada Theatre Box Office at (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310. Student, Senior, Child and group discounts are available.

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Photos: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of EMPIRE At La Mirada Theatre - Kevin Earley, Stephanie Gibson & More!
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The workers

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Katharine McDonough, Caleb Shaw, Tommy Bracco, Christine Tucker, and Rachel Osting

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Tony Sheldon, Michael McCormick, and Katharine McDonough,

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Kevin Earley, Stephanie Gibson, Katharine McDonough, and Christine Tucker

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Kevin Earley, Stephanie Gibson, Katharine McDonough, and Christine Tucker

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The Company

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Joe Hart, Tommy Bracco, Caitlyn Calfas, Caleb Shaw, Katharine McDonough, and Rachel Osting

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Mike Starr, Christine Tucker, Kevin Earley, Stephanie Gibson, Tony Sheldon, Charlotte Maltby, and Tommy Bracco

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Christine Tucker, Kevin Earley, Stephanie Gibson, Tony Sheldon, and Charlotte Maltby

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Fatima El-Bashir, Richard Bulda, Mike Starr, Michael McCormick

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The Company

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The Company and Creative Team of EMPIRE

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The Company of EMPIRE

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Michael Starr, Michael McCormick, Christine Tucker, Kevin Earley, Stephanie Gibson, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and Tony Sheldon

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The Company with Marcia Milgrom Dodge and Robert Hull

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The Company with Marcia Milgrom Dodge and Robert Hull

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Flying Sequence Choreographer Paul Rubin and Tim Bagley

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Steven Young, Steven Glaudini, John Glaudini, and Maria Cominis

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Ronn Goswick and Debbie Wilson

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David Engel, Shanon Mari Mills, and Jeffrey Scott Parsons

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Kevin Earley and Directon/Choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge

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Julie Ann Emery and Kevin Earley

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Stephanie Gibson and Tom McCoy

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Stephanie Gibson, Charlotte Maltby, Cooper Stanton, and Katie McCoy

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Gabriel Navarro, Rachel Osting, and Tommy Bracco

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Stephanie Gibson and Andrew

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Glenn Shiroma and Heather Provost

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Caroline Sherman

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Gabriel Navarro, Cooper Stanton, and Caleb Shaw

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Caleb Shaw and Katharine McDonough

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Caitlyn Calfas, Karl Warden, and Juan Caballer

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Steven Glaudini, Jenn Aedo, and Glenn Shiroma

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Michael McCormick, Maria Cominis, and

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Steven Young, Richard Israel, and Bets Malone

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Tory Freeth and Rodrigo Varandas

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Flying Choreographer Paul Rubin and Scenic Designer David Gallo

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Julie Ann Emery, Vicki Lewis, and Kevin Earley

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Christine Tucker, Tom McCoy, and Katie McCoy

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Robert Hull, Executive Producer Tom McCoy

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Rachel Osting and Robert Hull

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Paul Rubin and Vicki Lewis

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Tory Freeth and Rodrigo Varandas

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Rachel King and Charlotte Maltby

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The Company

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The Company and Creative Team of EMPIRE

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Stephanie Gibson and Kevin Earley

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Stephanie Gibson, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and Kevin Earley

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Tory Feeth and Tommy Bracco

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Katharine McDonough, Joe Hart, and Tommy Bracco

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Joe Hart and Michael McCormick

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Fatima El-Bashir and Katharine McDonough

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Steven Glaudini and Bets Malone

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Michael L. Quintos and Tommy Bracco

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Kevin Earley and Steven Glaudini

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Stephanie Gibson and Tommy Bracco

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Marcia Milgrom Dodge and Josh Walden

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Director/Choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge and Music Director Sariva Goetz

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Marcia Milgrom Dodge and Kevin Earley

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Katharine McDonough, Stephanie Gibson, Fatima El-Bashir, Caitlyn Calfas, Charlotte Maltby, Tory Freeth, Rachel King, and Christine Tucker

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Stephanie Gibson with Robert Hull

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Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, creators of book, words and music of EMPIRE, with Joe Hart

Photos: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of EMPIRE At La Mirada Theatre - Kevin Earley, Stephanie Gibson & More!
Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, creators of book, words and music of EMPIRE, with Joe Hart



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