Sacred Fools Announce Next Installment of WE THE PEOPLESacred Fools Announce Next Installment of WE THE PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

Sacred Fools Theater Company is presenting the next installment of its ongoing theatre action We The People this Wednesday, October 10 at 8:00 pm. All proceeds will go to the organization Mentes Puertorriqueñas en Accion. (more...)

Sacred Fools' Next Installment of We The People BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY to Benefit Peace Over ViolenceSacred Fools' Next Installment of We The People BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY to Benefit Peace Over Violence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Sacred Fools Theater Company is presenting the next installment of its ongoing theatre action We The People on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 15) at 8:00 pm. All proceeds will go to the organization Peace Over Violence. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Announces SONATA 1962Celebration Theatre Announces SONATA 1962
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

CELEBRATION THEATRE presents, as part of its Celebrating New Works reading series, its first new musical reading in years- SONATA 1962 by this year's Chuck Rowland Award recipient Patricia Loughrey, music by Thomas Hodges, directed by Brittney S. Wheeler and performing one night only onTuesday, August 15 at 7:30pm at Celebration Theatre @ The Lex in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: VOTE! THE MUSICAL - Mixed, The Final Count
by Gil Kaan - Jun 10, 2017

Above the Curve Theatre mounts a sturdy workshop production of VOTE! THE MUSICAL with loads of potential. Anthony Marquez (nicely underplaying laid-back skater/skier dude Mike) and Angela Cole (fetchingly limning a flirty Muffin) run away with the show's best scenes. Their seduction duet 'D Gates' registers Hot! and their reprise of 'Everyone Has a dream' arouses in the most ambitious sense. (more...)

BWW Review: FAILURE: A LOVE STORY Opens the Block Party Series at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Apr 21, 2017

'Failure: A Love Story' chronicles the lives, loves and deaths of the three Fail sisters (June Carryl, Margaret Katch, and Nicole Shalhoub) and the one man with the double moniker Mortimer Mortimer (Kurt Quinn) who fell in love with each of them but not at the same time. Set against the backdrop of 1920s Chicago, this touching, whimsical tale explores the impermanence of life and the permanence of love, especially among devoted family members. The 'failure' in the title refers to poor Mortimer's inability to ever marry any of the three sisters after falling in love with them, as the untimely deaths of the three sisters happen before any marriages can take place. (more...)

Center Theatre's Block Party Begins with Opening of FAILURE: A LOVE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Center Theatre Group's Block Party begins with the opening of the Coeurage Theatre Company production of "Failure: A Love Story" this Sunday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. Written by Philip Dawkins and directed by Michael Matthews, "Failure: A Love Story" will run through April 23, 2017, with 11 performances only. (more...)

Cast Set for CTG's Block Party, Featuring 'FAILURE', 'CITIZEN' and DRY LAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Casting is finalized for three local productions being presented as part of Center Theatre Group's inaugural Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre. (more...)

Celebration Theatre presents West Coast Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Celebration Theatre presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2016-2017 season, the West Coast premiere of CHARM, written by Philip Dawkins and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael Matthews.  CHARMwill begin previews on Saturday, September 3 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 9 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, October 23 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Celebration Theatre presents West Coast Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Celebration Theatre presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2016-2017 season, the West Coast premiere of CHARM, written by Philip Dawkins and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael Matthews.  CHARMwill begin previews on Saturday, September 3 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 9 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, October 23 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Panic! Productions Stages Landmark Musical PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

 Panic! Productions begins its 2016-2017 season with the Tony Award-winning musical,  'Parade,' September 9 through 24, at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks. With a book by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry ('Driving Miss Daisy') and a rousing, colorful and haunting score by Jason Robert Brown ('Songs For A New World,' 'The Last Five Years,' 'Bridges Of Madison County'), 'Parade' is a moving examination of one of the darkest corners of America's history. David Daniels directs, with music direction by Ben Ginsberg, vocal direction by Marilyn Anderson, and choreography by Brance Souza. (more...)

BWW Review: ALL SHOOK UP Searches for Love with the Music of Elvis Presley
by Shari Barrett - Mar 7, 2016

The iconic music of Elvis Presley inspired writer Joe Dipietro to create ALL SHOOK UP, a musical set in 1955 utilizing the rock 'n roll star's songs. The bottom line with Elvis's music is that it makes a lot of people very happy, even 50 years after it was recorded. And Dipietro thought, what other type of entertainment form does that? And that's when he came up with the Shakespeare comedies, which are very much about love and finding your joy, marriage, passion, and all the good stuff of life. And of course, frequent cases of mistaken identity! (more...)

BWW Reviews: FAILURE: A LOVE STORY - An Original Success
by Gil Kaan - Jul 27, 2015

Couerage Theatre Company mounts a fine-tuned production of Failure: A Love Story, playwright Philip Dawkins' fresh, unique take on a ill-fated family in the early 1900s. Michael Matthews smoothly directs and inventively stages his large talented, triple-threat cast as they sing, dance and act out this saga of the Failure family, with seemingly more deaths than the Kennedy clan has endured. (more...)

Coeurage Theatre Company Opens LA Premiere of FAILURE: A LOVE STORY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's 'Pay What You Want' Company, has announced the third production of its 2015 season, the Los Angeles premiere of Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins. Directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews, opening is set for tonight, July 24 at 8pm. Failure: A Love Story will play through August 29 at GTC Burbank. (more...)

Coeurage Theatre Company to Stage LA Premiere of FAILURE: A LOVE STORY, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's 'Pay What You Want' Company, has announced the third production of its 2015 season, the Los Angeles premiere of Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins. Directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews, there will be three preview performances on July 18, 22, and 23 at 8pm and opening is set for Friday, July 24 at 8pm. Failure: A Love Story will play through August 29 at GTC Burbank.  (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Opens Tonight at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

What gives a girl power and punch? Is it charm, is it poise? No it's HAIRSPRAY! Look out Simi Valley; cause You Can't Stop The Beat when the hit Broadway Musical HAIRSPRAY returns to the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center from tonight, January 16 - February 15, 2015. Performances will be at 8 pm today and Saturday evenings and 2 pm Sundays with two Thursday performances on February 5 & 12 at 8 pm. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY to Open This Month at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

What gives a girl power and punch? Is it charm, is it poise? No it's HAIRSPRAY! Look out Simi Valley; cause You Can't Stop The Beat when the hit Broadway Musical HAIRSPRAY returns to the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center from January 16 - February 15, 2015. Performances will be at 8 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings and 2 pm Sundays with two Thursday performances on February 5 & 12 at 8 pm. (more...)

BARE: A Pop Opera Set for Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Today - February 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center will present 'bare: a pop opera,' a contemporary rock musical by Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere, Jr. featuring a pulsating rock score and emotionally charged story. A contemporary musical event in the vein of Spring Awakening and RENT, bare: a pop opera tells the incredibly touching story of a group of young friends at a Catholic boarding school struggling to discover who they are as they walk the tightrope between adolescence and adulthood. Provocative, tender, and extremely moving, bare is a story of love, friendship, secrets, self-acceptance and the consequences that result from their decisions. With music by Damon Intrabartolo, book and lyrics by Jon Hartmere, SVCAC's production of bare: a pop opera will be the Ventura County debut of this incredibly moving theatrical event. Due to subject matter, this production is recommended for audiences over 14. Provocative, raw, and unyielding, 'bare' examines the consequences of baring a soul or hiding it from those who matter most. (more...)

BARE: A Pop Opera Set for Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center January 17 - February 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center will present 'bare: a pop opera,' a contemporary rock musical by Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere, Jr. featuring a pulsating rock score and emotionally charged story. A contemporary musical event in the vein of Spring Awakening and RENT, bare: a pop opera tells the incredibly touching story of a group of young friends at a Catholic boarding school struggling to discover who they are as they walk the tightrope between adolescence and adulthood. Provocative, tender, and extremely moving, bare is a story of love, friendship, secrets, self-acceptance and the consequences that result from their decisions. With music by Damon Intrabartolo, book and lyrics by Jon Hartmere, SVCAC's production of bare: a pop opera will be the Ventura County debut of this incredibly moving theatrical event. Due to subject matter, this production is recommended for audiences over 14. Provocative, raw, and unyielding, 'bare' examines the consequences of baring a soul or hiding it from those who matter most. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kentwood Players LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS running 9/13 to Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Kentwood Players proudly presents the comedy rock musical 'Little Shop of Horrors' with book by Howard Ashman and music and lyrics by Alan Menken, from September 13 through October 19, 2013 for a six-week run on Fridays and Todays at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045. The production is directed and choreographed by Michael-Anthony Nozzi with musical direction by Joshua Eli Kranz. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kentwood Players Opens LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Kentwood Players proudly presents the comedy rock musical "Little Shop of Horrors" with book by Howard Ashman and music and lyrics by Alan Menken, from September 13 through October 19, 2013 for a six-week run on Fridays and Todays at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045. The production is directed and choreographed by Michael-Anthony Nozzi with musical direction by Joshua Eli Kranz, and produced by Shari Barrett and Sheridan Cole Crawford by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. The production features original Audrey II puppets designed by Michael-Anthony Nozzi and costumes designed by Maria Cohen and Arlene Cohen. (more...)

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