Shannon Holt

Get Shannon Holt Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.

Shannon Holt Videos

Shannon Holt News


Interview: Playwright Elizabeth Dement of NO PLACE LIKE GANDERSHEIM at Skylight Theatre

In the spirit of their 40th season with its focus on Her Vision, Her Voice, Skylight Theatre Company is presenting the second of three new plays by female playwrights and directors, Elizabeth Dement's No Place Like Gandersheim, directed by Randee Trabitz. Opening on May 20, the play features an all-female creative and production team. I was curious to find out the inspiration for Dement's lead character Roz, the time-traveling aspect of the play, and what insights the playwright learned along the way about women in the entertainment industry.

BWW Interview: Sandra Tsing Loh THE BITCH IS BACK - This Time With Special Guests

Sandra Tsing Loh streams her 2015 comedic hit THE BITCH IS BACK for The Broad Stage, beginning June 23, 2021. This streaming performance of THE BITCH IS BACK recorded live will be complemented with added live talkbacks featuring special guests Marlo Thomas, Caroline Aaron, Marilu Henner, Melanie Mayron and JoBeth Williams. The ever-industrious Sandra made some time between frequent COVID-safe book-signing/lawn parties to answer a few of my queries.

L.A. Theatre Works Airs JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG For 75th Anniversary Of Liberation

This week, L.A Theatre Works honors the 75th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation with a broadcast of Judgment at Nuremberg by Abby Mann.

Sandra Tsing Loh's Hilarious Holiday Classic SUGAR PLUM FAIRY Begins 3-Week Run At East West Players

NPR personality, best-selling author and performer Sandra Tsing Loh makes her East West Players (EWP) debut with a new staging of her whimsical holiday tale Sugar Plum Fairy, Dec. 5-23, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and co-starring Shannon Holt and Tony Abatemarco. Tickets are on sale now at www.eastwestplayers.org.

L.A. Theatre Works Takes SEVEN on 27 Venue Tour

Beginning Oct. 12,L.A. Theatre Works will bring its signature style of radio-theater to 27 venues across the U.S. as part of the company's 16th annual national tour. Alexis Jacknow (LATW recordings of Tribes, Together Tonight and the Audie Award-winning Hound of the Baskervilles) directs Seven, a riveting documentary play by seven female writers, based on personal interviews with seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia.

Gregory Harrison, Josh Bitton Join Cast Of HEDDA GABLER For LATW Recording At UCLA

Hedda Gabler - Henrik Ibsen created one of literature's most compelling characters in the beautiful and enigmatic Hedda, a woman who feels trapped and suffocated in her marriage. Hedda has just returned from her honeymoon with George, but finds herself ill-suited to the role of a housewife. Her desperate dissatisfaction leads to dangerous choices in this exhilarating contemporary adaptation by Doug Hughes.

Strong As Steel And Delicate As Magnolias! L.A. Theatreworks Presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS At The McCallum

The McCallum Theatre presents L.A. Theatre Works' production of Steel Magnolias on Monday, February 25, at 7:00pm. Strong as steel and delicate as magnolias. The six women of Chinquapin, Louisiana, face life's ups and downs together in this beloved comedy/drama. Truvy's home beauty parlor is their gathering place, where they gossip, needle, and jab each other through the best of times and comfort and repair one another through the worst. Based on the hit Off-Broadway show that became a star-studded motion picture in 1989, this is a funny, poignant tale of female friendship and the unbreakable mother-daughter bond.

L.A. Theatre Works Presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS At MPAC

L.A. Theatre Works will bring its signature radio-theater hybrid style to Morristown on Friday, March 8 as it presents Steel Magnolias.  The play is a funny, heartbreaking story of female empowerment and resilience by Robert Harling, is directed by Brian Kite and features a company of six diverse women including Shannon Holt, Elisa Bocanegra, Monica McSwain, Inger Tudor, Cerris Morgan-Moyer and Patti Yasutake.

On The Rocks' Theatre Company's Festive Holiday Bar Pageant, Edelweiss, Returns To Dixon Place

Back by popular demand, On The Rocks Theatre Company remounts their festive holiday bar pageant, Edelweiss, in the Dixon Place Lounge. The production is written by On The Rocks co-founders Christopher Ford & Dakota Rose with original music by their frequent collaborator Andrew R. Butler. Ms. Rose helms the production as director. Edelweiss will play four performances only - December 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd at 7:30p, in the Dixon Place Lounge. Admission is FREE. Tickets can be reserved by visiting www.dixonplace.org.

On The Rocks' Theatre Company's Festive Holiday Bar Pageant, Edelweiss, Returns To Dixon Place

Back by popular demand, On The Rocks Theatre Company remounts their festive holiday bar pageant, Edelweiss, in the Dixon Place Lounge. The production is written by On The Rocks co-founders Christopher Ford & Dakota Rose with original music by their frequent collaborator Andrew R. Butler. Ms. Rose helms the production as director. Edelweiss will play four performances only - December 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd at 7:30p, in the Dixon Place Lounge. Admission is FREE. Tickets can be reserved by visiting www.dixonplace.org.

BWW Review: SUGAR PLUM FAIRY Offers a New Take on Christmas

Whether you are familiar with The Nutcracker ballet or not, you will definitely find huge laughs and great holiday mirth with Sandra Tsing Loh and her Sugar Plum Fairy, This, however, is definitely a show for adults or mature teens, preferably those into the performing arts.. Young teens in school  theatre understand aspirations, jealousy and failures, but it would not be easy for them to extrapolate the humor. Now onstage at the Skylight on Vermont in Hollywood, Sugar Plum Fairy is best described as 'the magic in putting on a show'.

BWW Interview: Sandra Tsing Loh Never SUGAR-Coating Her PLUMs Or FAIRYs

Writer/comedienne/best-selling author Sandra Tsing Loh will be reviving her expanded version of her once one-woman show SUGAR PLUM FAIRY at the Skylight Theatre beginning November 24, 2018; with opening night set for December 1st. I grabbed the chance to delve into Sandra's most witty psyche on her creative processes leading up to her now three-person FAIRY.

On The Rocks' Theatre Company's Festive Holiday Bar Pageant, Edelweiss, Returns To Dixon Place

Back by popular demand, On The Rocks Theatre Company remounts their festive holiday bar pageant, Edelweiss, in the Dixon Place Lounge. The production is written by On The Rocks co-founders Christopher Ford & Dakota Rose with original music by their frequent collaborator Andrew R. Butler. Ms. Rose helms the production as director. Edelweiss will play four performances only - December 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd at 7:30p, in the Dixon Place Lounge. Admission is FREE. Tickets can be reserved by visiting www.dixonplace.org.

SUGAR PLUM FAIRY Opens at Skylight Theatre This December

Skylight Theatre Company and Frier McCollister present Sandra Tsing Loh's  "Sugar Plum Fairy" Directed by Bart De Lorenzo  Opening at 8:30pm on Saturday, December 1st with reception to follow 8:30pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3:00pm Saturdays and Sundays through December 23, 2018 Skylight Theatre, 1816 ½ North Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 90027

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Comes to Popejoy Hall

Based on a true story, Steel Magnolias features six strong, resilient women who bond over love, laughter, and loss. The show was written as a tribute to playwright Robert Harling's sister who passed away due to diabetes complications. The actors respond to events featuring life challenges over three years. Steel Magnolias takes the stage during their 29th year of touring at Popejoy Hall on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3 p.m. Directed by Brian Kite, the theatrical and film classic is set against the backdrop of the Louisiana Bayou in the 1980s. The performance begins when a group of women meets unexpectedly at Truvy's in-home beauty salon on the day of the Eatenton Wedding. Shelby, the bride, is in dire need of an up-do from Truvy. Although Shelby was cautioned against having children because she has Type 1 diabetes, she is determined to experience motherhood. Following Shelby's decision to have a child, her friends and family stand beside her to support her and her baby on the way. Steel Magnolias opened Off-Broadway in 1987 prior to the launch of a U.S. national tour in 1989. Since then, the show has performed worldwide in the U.K., Ireland, Japan, Poland, and Sweden. The cast includes Inger Tudor (Goliath and The Social Network), Cerris Morgan-Moyer (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Monica McSwain (Red Eye), Patti Yasutake (Star Trek and Grey's Anatomy), Shannon Holt (Judgment at Nuremberg), and Elisa Bocanegra (Gilmore Girls and Undecided). Steel Magnolias is an L.A. Theatre Works production. L.A. Theatre Works was found in 1974 and began audio recording in the 1990s instead of producing conventional theatrical presentations. The company is the leading producer of audio theatre in the United States. L.A. Theatre Works produces modern masterpieces, world classics, original and contemporary works with an emphasis in cultural, historical, and social issues.

L.A. Theatre Works Launches 15th National Tour with STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Beginning Oct. 12,L.A. Theatre Works will bring its signature radio-theater hybrid style to 29 venues across the U.S. as part of the company's 15th annual national tour. Steel Magnolias, a funny, heartbreaking story of female empowerment and resilience by Robert Harling, is directed byBrian Kite and features acompany of six diverse women including Shannon Holt, Elisa Bocanegra,Monica McSwain, Inger Tudor, Cerris Morgan-Moyer and Patti Yasutake.

L.A. Theatre Works Announces Its 2018-19 Season

L.A. Theatre Works has announced its 2018-19 season of seven plays, each to be recorded in front of a live audience for future radio broadcast and online distribution. All performances take place at the James Bridges Theater, located on the campus of UCLA in West Los Angeles. In addition, the company will introduce audiences to its signature style of radio theater at venues across the country during its 15th national tour.

NPR Superstar Sandra Tsing Loh Brings SUGAR PLUM FAIRY to South Coast Repertory

NPR superstar Sandra Tsing Loh brings her trademark candor and razor-sharp wit to the holidays with an offbeat, poignant spin on the coming-of-age classic, Sugar Plum Fairy.

LATW to Honor E. Randol Schoenberg at 'PURSUIT OF JUSTICE' This Fall

'L.A. Theatre Works Celebrates the Pursuit of Justice' - LATW kicks off its 2017-18 season with a special one-night only event on Today, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m.

LATW to Honor E. Randol Schoenberg at 'PURSUIT OF JUSTICE' This Fall

'L.A. Theatre Works Celebrates the Pursuit of Justice' - LATW kicks off its 2017-18 season with a special one-night only event on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m.

Get Shannon Holt Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.

Videos