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PIANO BAR LIVE! Continues Tomorrow With Ashley Argota, Dan Bauer and More Photo PIANO BAR LIVE! Continues Tomorrow With Ashley Argota, Dan Bauer and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2020

The MAC Award-winning Piano Bar Live! continues this Tuesday, July 21st at 7:15 pm ET, with this week's Guest Host Michael Orland and featuring Ashley Argota, Dan Bauer, The Bleam Sisters, Hadiza Dockeray, Robin Lyon, Julie Sheppard, Nancy Timpanaro, Peter Allen Vogt, Mystery Guests & MORE!.

The Cast of THE FOSTERS to Reunite for One-Night-Only Event to Benefit The Actors Fun Photo The Cast of THE FOSTERS to Reunite for One-Night-Only Event to Benefit The Actors Fund
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2020

The Actors Fund has announced a special one-night-only streaming event reuniting the cast of Freeform's 'The Fosters' on Thursday, July 16 at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT.

BWW Review: PETER PAN & TINKER BELL Panto Flies Into Laguna Playhouse Photo BWW Review: PETER PAN & TINKER BELL Panto Flies Into Laguna Playhouse
by Michael Quintos - Dec 14, 2019

The family-friendly fun of Lythgoe Family Productions' annual holiday British Panto returns to the Laguna Playhouse, this time with the reimagined Yuletide re-telling of PETER PAN & TINKER BELL: A PIRATE'S CHRISTMAS, which continues through December 29, 2019 in the city of Laguna Beach. Overall, the show is an amusing, energetic Panto, though admittedly not as over-the-top as the two previous holiday Panto's that I have seen staged here. Still, the show had me smiling the whole time, and it's safe to say that you and your family will like sharing the experience, too.

Neil Patrick Harris, Garrett Clayton and More to Perform at LYTHGOE FAMILY PANTO Photo Neil Patrick Harris, Garrett Clayton and More to Perform at LYTHGOE FAMILY PANTO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 12, 2019

Each year, in the decade since the Lythgoe Family first introduced Panto to American audiences, stars of TV, film and Broadway come together at the holidays-many returning year after year-to perform alongside local talent in cities across the U.S. This year's offerings include the beloved tales of Snow White, Aladdin and Peter Pan, featuring Richard Karn, Garrett Clayton, Neil Patrick Harris and many others. Past productions have featured the star power of Ariana Grande, Jordan Fisher, Morgan Fairchild, Lucy Lawless, John O'Hurley, Tamyra Gray and Alex Newell, among others.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2019

Photo Flash: PETER PAN & TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS At Laguna Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: PETER PAN & TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS At Laguna Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 6, 2019

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) presents Lythgoe Family Panto's PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS,

BWW Interview: BT McNicholl Talks PETER PAN and TINKER BELL A PIRATE'S CHRISTMAS Photo BWW Interview: BT McNicholl Talks PETER PAN and TINKER BELL A PIRATE'S CHRISTMAS
by Don Grigware - Dec 4, 2019

BT McNicholl is the producing artistic director of La Mirada Theatre of the Performing Arts and occasionally directs a show. He is currently in rehearsal for the Lythgoe Panto Peter Pan and Tinker Bell A Pirate's Christmas to open this week at the Laguna Playhouse. In our conversation he talks in detail about the Panto. What do you like about the Panto productions? BTM: They're eminently accessible -- contemporary pop songs fused with plucky twists on well-known tales. Plus, these productions feature exceptional professional talents, so -- for children experiencing theatre for the first time -- it's an introduction at a very high level. Best of all, it's a family tradition that can be repeated annually, but without ever becoming stale -- the content keeps changing (one year it's PETER PAN, the next year it's SNOW WHITE, then ALADDIN, etc) -- but the theatrical experience remains vibrant and participatory.

BWW Interview: Ashley Argota Talks Lythgoe Panto PETER PAN and TINKER BELL Photo BWW Interview: Ashley Argota Talks Lythgoe Panto PETER PAN and TINKER BELL
by Don Grigware - Dec 2, 2019

Filipino/American actress Ashley Argota is known for her roles on television, such as Lulu on the Nickelodeon sitcom True Jackson, VP,[2] and Kelly Peckinpaugh on the Nickelodeon sitcom Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures. She is no stranger to the stage either, creating diverse characters over the years in the Lythgoe Family Pantos. In our talk, Argota talks about playing Tinkerbell in this year's Panto at Laguna Playhouse entitled Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, A Pirate's Christmas, playing December 4 through the 29th.

First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW Los Angeles Awards!  Photo First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW Los Angeles Awards!
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019

Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!

SCISSORHANDS: A Musical Inspired By The Film Returns To Rockwell Table & Stage For Th Photo SCISSORHANDS: A Musical Inspired By The Film Returns To Rockwell Table & Stage For The Holiday Season
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 22, 2019

The Fuse Project and Rockwell Table & Stage are proud to announce the return of their one-of-a-kind smash hit production, SCISSORHANDS: A Musical Inspired By The Film, for the upcoming holiday season. The show schedule will be Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm, with a Sunday brunch show at 12:30 pm, from December 6, 2019 through January 5, 2020. 

Lincoln Clauss, Dakota Lotus, Bryce Charles and More Join  PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: Photo Lincoln Clauss, Dakota Lotus, Bryce Charles and More Join PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2019

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) announce that LINCOLN CLAUSS (Broadway's Bat Out of Hell) will star as a?oePeter Pan,a?? DAKOTA LOTUS (Disney's a?oeCoop & Cami Ask The Worlda??) will star as a?oeJohn Darling, a?? BRYCE CHARLES (Pasadena Playhouse Ragtime, The Book of Mormon) will star as a?oeWendy Darling,a?? BEN GIROUX (a?oeBack to the 90s,a?? Nickelodeon's a?oeHenry Dangera??) will star as a?oeSmeea?? and CLARICE ORDAZ (a?oeSo You Think You Can Dancea??) will star as a?oeTiger Lilya?? in Lythgoe Family Panto's PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS, written by Kris Lythgoe, with choreography by Kitty McNamee, musical direction by Doug Peck and directed by BT McNicholl. They will join the previously announced TV and Broadway actor John O'Hurley (a?oeSeinfeld,a?? a?oeDancing with the Stars,a?? Broadway's Chicago) starring as a?oeCaptain Hooka?? and Ashley Argota (Laguna Playhouse Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose) starring as a?oeTinker Bell.a?? PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS will begin performances on Wednesday, December 4 and run through Sunday, December 29, 2019 with a press opening on Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 pm at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. Casting is led by LFP Producer Becky Lythgoe.

East West Players Announces October Special Events Series Photo East West Players Announces October Special Events Series
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 30, 2019

East West Players, the nation's longest running theatre of color and largest producer of Asian American theatrical work, is proud to announce a series of special partnerships with Asian AF (the comedy variety show created by Upright Citizens Brigade Member Will Choi), and Crazy Talented Asians (the variety talent showcase created by Singer/Songwriter AJ Rafael) that will bring two multi-day events to the David Henry Hwang Theater in the Little Tokyo district of Downtown Los Angeles.

Lythgoe Family Panto Announces 2019 Holiday Touring Season Photo Lythgoe Family Panto Announces 2019 Holiday Touring Season
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 11, 2019

From the family behind TV's American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, Lythgoe Family Panto produces live, interactive musical theater for the whole family. Panto is a uniquely British holiday theatrical tradition dating back to the 1700s, taking classic fairy tales and blending them with pop culture and music, with comedic scripts, improvised moments and local references. Panto creates a raucus, interactive environment where everyone participates in the fun.

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats MISS SAIGON Tour, SPITFIRE GRILL at Gary Marshal Photo The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats MISS SAIGON Tour, SPITFIRE GRILL at Gary Marshall Theater
by West of Broadway - Jul 24, 2019

On this special episode of West of Broadway, Will and Lara talk with radio host Maggie McKay about opening night at The Pantages for 'Miss Saigon' and then screen and stage star Ashley Argota talks about her very special production of 'Spitfire Grill' at the Gary Marshall Theater.

THE SPITFIRE GRILL Film Screening And Talk Back Announced At Garry Marshall Theatre Photo THE SPITFIRE GRILL Film Screening And Talk Back Announced At Garry Marshall Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2019

Garry Marshall Theatre is presenting the off Broadway musical The Spitfire Grill, one of the most popular recent musicals with over 600 productions worldwide including in Germany, South Korea, Japan, Australia and London.

Two Of L.A.'s Leading Small Theatres Featured On Arts In Review On KPFK 90.7FM Today Photo Two Of L.A.'s Leading Small Theatres Featured On Arts In Review On KPFK 90.7FM Today
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2019

Two of L.A's. leading small theatres will showcase award-winning productions on Arts in Review, Friday, July 19 (2 to 2:30pm) on KPFK 90.7fm, Pacifica Radio for Southern California.

John O'Hurley & Ashley Argota To Star In PETER PAN & TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMA Photo John O'Hurley & Ashley Argota To Star In PETER PAN & TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS
by Julie Musbach - Jul 19, 2019

Laguna Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto announce that acclaimed TV and Broadway actor John O'Hurley ("Seinfeld," "Dancing with the Stars," Broadway's Chicago) is set to star as "Captain Hook" and Ashley Argota (Laguna Playhouse Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose) will star as "Tinker Bell" in Lythgoe Family Panto's upcoming PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS.

BWW Review: Lovely SPITFIRE GRILL Brings Love and Hope to the Garry Marshall Photo BWW Review: Lovely SPITFIRE GRILL Brings Love and Hope to the Garry Marshall
by Don Grigware - Jul 15, 2019

The 1996 Film The Spitfire Grill was a big winner at Sundance and other festivals. It is a drama about a small New England town called Gillead where one restaurant The Spitfire Grill has been up and running for 40 years. Since then a musical was created by Fred Alley and James Valq and little is changed. Characters and most of the plotline are the same as in the movie, with the addition of music, of course. The Spitfire Grill is a small restaurant business for a small community. Its owner Hannah Ferguson (Sarah Saviano) cooks three meals a day and runs the place by herself.  Bold and stubborn as a mule, Hannah keeps a dark secret about a close relation. It takes a stranger to Gillead to uncover the secret, to cause further complication and ... to gradually set things right. Now onstage at the Garry Marshall Theatre through August 11, The Spitfire Grill  is a winning production that will entertain you and simultaneously tug at your heart strings.

Linda Kerns Joins THE SPITFIRE GRILL at Garry Marshall Theatre Photo Linda Kerns Joins THE SPITFIRE GRILL at Garry Marshall Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2019

Garry Marshall Theatre presents the off Broadway musical The Spitfire Grill, one of the most popular recent musicals with over 600 productions worldwide including in Germany, South Korea, Japan, Australia and London.

BWW Interview: THE SPITFIRE GRILL's Ashley Argota's Always Killing It With Her Beyonc Photo BWW Interview: THE SPITFIRE GRILL's Ashley Argota's Always Killing It With Her Beyoncé-esque Vocals
by Gil Kaan - Jun 28, 2019

THE SPITFIRE GRILL begins its previews July 10, 2019 at the Garry Marshall Theatre under the direction of its artistic director Dimitri Toscas. This musical (by James Valcq and Fred Alley) takes place in the rural town of Gilead, Wisconsin during a simpler era. I had the opportunity to interview a stunning vocalist I have seen on various Los Angeles stages, Ashley Argota, who will be imbuing her powerful vocals to the role of Shelby Thorpe, a pivotal part of the Gilead community.

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