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Photos: West Coast Premiere of CLUE Opens at La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Art Photo Photos: West Coast Premiere of CLUE Opens at La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2021

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT opened the first show of their 2021-2022 season, the West Coast premiere of the madcap murder mystery, CLUE.

BWW Review: The Game's Afoot with West Coast Premiere of CLUE in La Mirada Photo BWW Review: The Game's Afoot with West Coast Premiere of CLUE in La Mirada
by Michael Quintos - Sep 27, 2021

Based on the well-known board game distributed in North America by Parker Brothers (which was later folded into toy and game manufacturer Hasbro) that itself inspired a cult 1985 Paramount Pictures film of the same name written and directed by Jonathan Lynn, CLUE--the stage play--features the same infamous names and, yes, weapons and rooms synonymous with the classic whodunnit game. Writer Sandy Rustin, along with additional writers Hunter Foster and Eric Price, have revived the same colorful characters and personalities of the film and have transposed them into a madcap, 90-minute puzzle that's mostly silly and engagingly fun. The comedy's West Coast Premiere production continues at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts through October 17, 2021.

BWW Interview: Director Casey Hushion Giving A CLUE Into Her Multitude of Projects Photo BWW Interview: Director Casey Hushion Giving A CLUE Into Her Multitude of Projects
by Gil Kaan - Sep 19, 2021

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment will west coast premiere playwright Sandy Rustin’s adaptation of Jonathan Lynn’s screenplay CLUE September 24, 2021. Prolific director Casey Hushion steers a cast of Jeff Skowron, Heather Ayers, Ted Barton, Mary Birdsong, Sarah Hollis, John Shartzer, Cassie Simone, Harrison White, Rachel McLaughlan, Michael Cavinder, and James Tolbert. Had the opportunity to learn some behind-the-scenes of CLUE and other productions Casey has worked on.

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts Presents CLUE Photo La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts Presents CLUE
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2021

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the first show of their 2021-2022 season, the West Coast premiere of the madcap murder mystery, CLUE, based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, written by Sandy Rustin, with additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price, and based on the Paramount Pictures motion picture and the Hasbro board game 'Clue,' with original music by Michael Holland and directed by Casey Hushion.

New LA Musical Will Spoof the Trump Family Photo New LA Musical Will Spoof the Trump Family
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2019

The 2nd Annual Trump Family Special, an original musical comedy spoofing the First Family in a 'yuge' way has announced that film tv and Broadway comic force Mary Birdsong (Reno 911, Suspicion) has joined the cast for its Fringe Festival run June 7 - 9 and 13 - 16 at The Arena Stage at Theatre of Arts, 1625 N Las Palmas Ave, Hollywood 90028. The production is composed by Grammy nominated songwriter Tor Hyams and Broadway veteran Lisa St. Lou. The running time is a swift 65 minutes. www.trumpfamilyspecial.com

THE 2ND ANNUAL TRUMP FAMILY SPECIAL Announced At Hollywood Fringe! Photo THE 2ND ANNUAL TRUMP FAMILY SPECIAL Announced At Hollywood Fringe!
by A.A. Cristi - May 7, 2019

The 2nd Annual Trump Family Special is an original musical comedy spoofing the First Family in a yuge way!  The show's 8 Fringe Festival performances are June 7 - 9 and 13 - 16 (show times listings at trumpfamilyspecial.com) - The Arena Stage at Theatre of Arts, 1625 N Las Palmas Ave, Hollywood 90028.  The show runs approximately 65 minutes.

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of 1776 THE MUSICAL At La Mi Photo Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of 1776 THE MUSICAL At La Mirada
by Lily Lim - Jan 17, 2019

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary at the theatre) are thrilled to present the award-winning and revolutionary 1776 THE MUSICAL, with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo and directed & staged by Glenn Casale. 1776 THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, January 11, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 12 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, February 3, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.  

Former Shriners Patient Gives Back Through Charitable Theater Production of DADDY LON Photo Former Shriners Patient Gives Back Through Charitable Theater Production of DADDY LONG LEGS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Melissa Dunham felt both thrilled and terrified when she made the decision to produce a full-scale musical production in LA. This is a completely new adventure for Melissa who is professional actor and singer, and a graduate of UC Irvine's BFA Musical Theater program. Her background has primarily been in the performance side of theatrical production, but when she listened to Daddy Long Legs' stunning score (music and lyrics by Paul Gordon) and read the script by John Caird, she knew the story needed to be told--and the thought of taking on a new challenge only made her more eager to jump into the experience.

DADDY LONG LEGS The Musical Lifts Spirits For Charity This Fall Photo DADDY LONG LEGS The Musical Lifts Spirits For Charity This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The musical adaptation of Jean Webster's 1912 novel of the same name returns to LA for the first time in years, unfolding on the stage of the Two Roads Theater for one weekend only September 21-24, 2017. With music & lyrics by Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre, Emma) and book by John Caird (LES MISERABLES, Jane Eyre), Daddy Long Legs transports us back to 1908 and the dreary existence of orphan Jerusha Abbott, just before a mysterious benefactor decides to send her to college and change her life forever. What transpires over the course of this intimate, two-actor play is a heartwarming story of human connection, kindness, and charity.

Former Shriners Patient Gives Back Through Charitable Theater Production of DADDY LON Photo Former Shriners Patient Gives Back Through Charitable Theater Production of DADDY LONG LEGS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Melissa Dunham felt both thrilled and terrified when she made the decision to produce a full-scale musical production in LA. This is a completely new adventure for Melissa who is professional actor and singer, and a graduate of UC Irvine's BFA Musical Theater program. Her background has primarily been in the performance side of theatrical production, but when she listened to Daddy Long Legs' stunning score (music and lyrics by Paul Gordon) and read the script by John Caird, she knew the story needed to be told--and the thought of taking on a new challenge only made her more eager to jump into the experience.