Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Derek Manson

 
 

Photos

​Brian Kim, Kelley Dorney, Ricky Abilez, Grace Yoo, Derek Manson and Matthew Heners Photo

​Brian Kim, Kelley Dorney, Ricky Abilez, Grace Yoo, Derek Manson and Matthew Henerson

From: 
Date:
07/17/2021
​Matthew ​Henerson, Grace Yoo, Ricky Abilez, Derek Manson, Brian Kim and Kelley D Photo

​Matthew ​Henerson, Grace Yoo, Ricky Abilez, Derek Manson, Brian Kim and Kelley Dorney

From: 
Date:
07/17/2021
​Ricky Abilez, Kelley Dorney, Brian Kim, Derek Manson, Grace Yoo and Matthew Heners Photo

​Ricky Abilez, Kelley Dorney, Brian Kim, Derek Manson, Grace Yoo and Matthew Henerson

From: 
Date:
07/17/2021
 





Derek Manson News

BWW Review: Satirical Play TIGER STYLE! Mocks Stereotypes at South Coast Repertory Photo BWW Review: Satirical Play TIGER STYLE! Mocks Stereotypes at South Coast Repertory
by Michael Quintos - Jun 1, 2022

Funny, outrageous, and surprisingly thought-provoking beneath all its biting sarcasm, Mike Lew's reverberating satire TIGER STYLE!---now on stage at OC's South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa through June 5, 2022---shines a light on the merits of a controversial parenting style and whether it results in happy, well-rounded adults (um, likely not).

BWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at South Coast Rep Photo BWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at South Coast Rep
by Jonas Schwartz-Owen - Jul 21, 2021

Good grief! You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown Is Live But Sadly Not Alive. A combination of miscasting, poor direction, and a play that runs out of steam, this early production in the reemergence of live theater is a disappointment.

Photos/Video: First Look at YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at South Coast Repertory Photo Photos/Video: First Look at YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at South Coast Repertory
by Stephi Wild - Jul 17, 2021

The whole “Peanuts” gang is here—Lucy, Linus, Snoopy, and of course, that wishy-washy blockhead, Charlie Brown. He’s never pitched a winning baseball game and he can’t muster the courage to talk to the Little-Red Haired Girl. But all his best qualities—and those of his clever friends—get celebrated in this delightful musical filled with such gleeful tunes as 'My Blanket and Me,' 'Suppertime' and 'Happiness.'

Photo Coverage:  LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Press Night Celebration At The Wallis Annenberg Photo Photo Coverage: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Press Night Celebration At The Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Dec 10, 2019

Casting has been announced for The Wallis and For The Record's production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of one of the most beloved holiday films of all time and the biggest, record-breaking hit in The Wallis' history, which is back by popular demand, now as a not-to-be-missed Los Angeles tradition with performances beginning the day before Thanksgiving (November 27) and running through the weekend following Christmas (December 29). Returning from the 2018 production are Rex Smith (RIAA Gold® recording artist), Carrie Manolakos (Broadway's Mamma Mia!, Wicked), Doug Kreeger (Broadway's Les Misérables), Tomasina Abate (For The Record's Scorsese: American Crime Requiem, Tarantino), Carson Higgins (international tour of Green Day's American Idiot) and the multi-dimensional Emily Lopez. New this year to the lineup of outstanding performers are Rogelio Douglas Jr. (In the Heights and The Little Mermaid on Broadway), Declan Bennett (Once, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Taboo in the West End, American Idiot and Rent on Broadway), Jon Robert Hall (Fox's Grease: Live, “Glee”), Chris Mann (NBC's “The Voice,” The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Tour), James Byous (Scorsese: American Crime Requiem, Netflix's 'Westside'), Ruby Lewis (Cirque du Soleil's Paramour, Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole), singer/songwriter/actress Aubrie Sellers (one of Rolling Stone's best country albums of the year), Gabriela Francesca Carrillo (American Mariachi, Netflix's Homecoming), Levi Smith (A Bronx Tale: The Musical, It's a Wonderful Life, Mary Poppins and The Music Man on Broadway), young singer/actress Nayah Damasen, John Battagliese and accomplished violinist Molly Rogers. 

Review: Neil Simon's MUSICAL FOOLS is a Monty Python Version of Fiddler on the Roof P Photo Review: Neil Simon's MUSICAL FOOLS is a Monty Python Version of Fiddler on the Roof Performed by the Original Not Ready for Prime Time Players
by Shari Barrett - Nov 19, 2019

Open Fist's clever, hilarious World Premiere musical adaptation of Neil Simon's MUSICAL FOOLS is a hilarious musical adaptation of his play, Fools, with book and lyrics by Simon, and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West, a veteran comedy genius from Chicago's Second City, who has directed the laugh fest like a Monty Python version of Fiddler on the Roof performed by the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players. Off-the-wall hysterical choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton greatly enhances the comedy, with musical direction by Jan Roper often adding in the flavor of Eastern European Klezmer music.

NEIL SIMON'S MUSICAL FOOLS Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company Photo NEIL SIMON'S MUSICAL FOOLS Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2019

Dumba?? dumbera?? dumbest? Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Neil Simon's Musical Fools, an adaptation of the Simon play Fools, with book and lyrics by Neil Simon and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West (deLEARious, The People Vs Friar Laurence). West also directs, with music direction by Jan Roper and choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton. Neil Simon's Musical Fools opens Oct. 12 at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Nov. 17; pay-what-you-want previews begin Oct. 4.

World Premiere Of NEIL SIMON'S MUSICAL FOOLS Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company Photo World Premiere Of NEIL SIMON'S MUSICAL FOOLS Comes to Open Fist Theatre Company
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2019

Dumb... dumber... dumbest? Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Neil Simon's Musical Fools, an adaptation of the Simon play Fools, with book and lyrics by Neil Simon and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West (deLEARious, The People Vs Friar Laurence). West also directs, with music direction by Jan Roper and choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton. Neil Simon's Musical Fools opens Oct. 12 at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Nov. 17; pay-what-you-want previews begin Oct. 4.

Photo Coverage: FOR THE RECORD: THE BRAT PACK At Break Room 86 Photo Photo Coverage: FOR THE RECORD: THE BRAT PACK At Break Room 86
by Lily Lim - Mar 19, 2019

The award-winning "For The Record" series returns to Los Angeles with For the Record: The Brat Pack, where classic 80's movie soundtracks come to life in an immersive, theatrical rock n roll experience. Audiences will travel back in time when they enter Break Room 86 inside The LINE Hotel in the heart of Koreatown. For The Record and Breakroom 86 will take patrons on a totally excellent adventure where they are surrounded by classic video arcade games, high-school lockers, old-school vending machines, vintage band posters, retro furniture, boomboxes, and cassettes. The 360-degree new wave cabaret, features a hit setlist including 'Rebel Yell,' 'Try A Little Tenderness,' and 'Don't You Forget About Me,' from favorite 1980's teen flicks 'Sixteen Candles,' 'Fast Times At Ridgemont High,' 'The Breakfast Club,' 'St. Elmos Fire,' 'Pretty In Pink,' "Valley Girl," 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off,' 'Some Kind Of Wonderful' and 'Say Anything.' Be kind and rewind into the 80's teenage dream, beginning March 15 every Thursday - Sunday through June 9.

THE BRAT PACK At Break Room 86 Starts This Week! Photo THE BRAT PACK At Break Room 86 Starts This Week!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2019

The award-winning "For The Record" series returns to Los Angeles with For the Record: The Brat Pack, where classic 80's movie soundtracks come to life in an immersive, theatrical rock n roll experience. Audiences will travel back in time when they enter Break Room 86 inside The LINE Hotel in the heart of Koreatown.

Photo Coverage: LOVE ACTUALLY IN CONCERT At The Wallis Annenberg Photo Photo Coverage: LOVE ACTUALLY IN CONCERT At The Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Dec 20, 2017

This holiday season, the team behind Los Angeles' beloved 'For The Record series returned to The Wallis with a sold-out concert celebration of the soundtrack to one of the most entertaining holiday movies of all time, Love Actually.