Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Troubadour Theater Company Presents World Premiere Holiday Event, DIE HEART

DIE HEART will preview on Thursday, December 8, and will open on Friday, December 9 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, December 18.

Troubadour Theater Company Presents World Premiere Holiday Event, DIE HEART

TROUBADOUR THEATER COMPANY is celebrating its 20th Anniversary season by blowing up the holidays with their latest world premiere musical comedy event, DIE HEART, musical direction by Ryan Whyman and adapted, choreographed & directed by Matt Walker. DIE HEART will preview on Thursday, December 8 at 8pm; will open on Friday, December 9 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, December 18 at 7pm at Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third St. in Burbank.

This holiday season, the Troubies leave no stone unturned and no glass un-shot - as they blow the roof off the Colony Theatre and hold the audience hostage with the classic Christmas film Die Hard combined with the music of Heart - in Troubadour Theater's production of DIE HEART!

Don't spend the holidays "Alone," run barefoot to the Colony Theatre and see the Troubies "Kick it Out," but remember, don't be late-comers or we'll go "Crazy on You!" Hans Gruber and his "Bara-crewda" will be gunning for laughs in Burbank as they take on that tempestuous "Magic Man," John McClane in this can't-miss Troubie extravaganza!

Matt Walker (Director/Choreographer/Adaptor) Since 1995, he has been artistic director of The Troubadour Theater Company in Los Angeles, directing over 40 original productions and been honored with the Orange County Weekly Theater Award for Career Achievement, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Sustained Excellence in Theater, and the LADCC's Joel Hirschhorn Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater.

Matt has worked professionally in TV, film, theater, opera, theme parks, corporate entertainment, and circus. And most recently, Matt co-wrote the screenplay for the Garry Marshall film, "Mother's Day," as well as serving as on-set writer for Garry's previous two films, "Valentine's Day" (2009), and "New Year's Eve." (2011). Matt currently serves as a writer/director for Universal Studios Hollywood theme park, and has written and/or directed the entertainment shows for Harry Potter land, the Special Effects Show, and the Jurassic World Raptor Experience. In addition, Matt has worked as a Disney Imagineer on various projects both for Los Angeles and Orlando, FL.

The cast of DIE HEART will feature: Beth Kennedy, Rick Batalla, Mike Sulprizio, Cloie Wyatt Taylor, Chelle Denton, Luis Martinez, John Paul Batista, Bob Moran, Isaac Robinson-Smith, Heather Youmans, Philip McNiven, and adaptor/director Matt Walker.

The Design Team for DIE HEART is as follows: Lighting Design by Bo Tindell; Sound Design by Robert Ramirez; Projection Design is by Rick Batalla & Ben Rapoport; Costume Design by Lian Thread; Wig Design is by Suzanne Joile Narbonne. The Music Supervisor is Eric Heinly. The Production Stage Manager is Corey Womack.

DIE HEART will preview on Thursday, December 8 at 8pm; and will open on Friday, December 9 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, December 18 at 4pm at Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third St. in Burbank. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 4:00 pm & 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm.

Ticket prices range from $50 - $75. Tickets available online at www.troubie.com or by calling the box office at (818) 558-7000.



The Irish Tenors to Play Saban Theatre in March Photo
The Irish Tenors have been the acknowledged Celtic music kings since they burst upon the scene during a 1998 special. With ten best selling CD's to their credit, they share company with the likes of The Three Tenors and Andrea Bocelli as the biggest money makers PBS has presented.

LA Philharmonic Musicians to Play Chamber Music at First Presbyterian Church in February Photo
Los Angeles Philharmonic's Principal Clarinet Boris Allakhverdyan and Associate Principal Cello Ben Hong will join internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning 20-year-old pianist and composer Talon Smith for a very special performance of Brahms' Trio Op. 114.  Talon Smith will also perform his newly published composition “24 Preludes” for solo piano.

Photos: First Look at KATRINA at Loft Ensemble Photo
Loft Ensemble in North Hollywood is presenting the world premiere of Katrina by LaDarrion Williams, at Sawyer’s Playhouse (the company’s second stage). Directed by Jazmine Nichelle, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Antwan Alexander II, Cassandra Carmona, John Goodwin, Zenarra James, and Jessica Perkins. Performances run through Sunday, February 19. Check out the photos here!

Redondo Ballet Presents SNOW QUEEN, February 18 & 19 Photo
Redondo Ballet presents SNOW QUEEN based on Hans Christian Anderson's tale at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on February 18 and 19, 2023.


More Hot Stories For You


Photos: First Look at KATRINA at Loft EnsemblePhotos: First Look at KATRINA at Loft Ensemble
January 28, 2023

Loft Ensemble in North Hollywood is presenting the world premiere of Katrina by LaDarrion Williams, at Sawyer’s Playhouse (the company’s second stage). Directed by Jazmine Nichelle, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Antwan Alexander II, Cassandra Carmona, John Goodwin, Zenarra James, and Jessica Perkins. Performances run through Sunday, February 19. Check out the photos here!

Getty Villa Presents SEVEN LOVES This FebruaryGetty Villa Presents SEVEN LOVES This February
January 27, 2023

Getty Villa Museum presents Seven Loves, a Valentine's cabaret that brings together award-winning performers singing songs from Broadway, based on Greek and Roman myths, to explore the full range and complexities of love.

Liveone Launches All-Stars Talent Competition SeriesLiveone Launches All-Stars Talent Competition Series
January 27, 2023

LiveOne (Nasdaq: LVO), an award-winning, creator-first, music, entertainment and technology platform, has announced the launch of the LiveOne All-Stars Talent Competition Series, a year-long competition to celebrate the best and the brightest of the 3,000+ talented artists, both past and present, who have been featured across LiveOne's platforms over the past five years.

REDCAT Presents The Wooster Group/Bertolt Brecht: THE MOTHER, February 8-12REDCAT Presents The Wooster Group/Bertolt Brecht: THE MOTHER, February 8-12
January 26, 2023

From Feb. 8 to 12, 2023, Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater (REDCAT), CalArts' center for contemporary arts in downtown Los Angeles presents The Wooster Group with a new production of Bertolt Brecht's 1932 play, The Mother.

Illustrator/ Storyboad Artist Janet Kusnick To Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award At ADG AwardsIllustrator/ Storyboad Artist Janet Kusnick To Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award At ADG Awards
January 26, 2023

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has announced that Illustrator/Storyboard Artist Janet Kusnick will be presented with an Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award by the Illustrators and Matte Artists (IMA) Council. The celebration will take place at the 27th Annual ADG Awards on Saturday February 18, 2023, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Making the announcement was Guild President Nelson Coates, ADG and Awards Producers Michael Allen Glover, ADG and Megan Elizabeth Bell, ADG.