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Segerstrom Center Announces Musical Theater Program for February 2021 Photo Segerstrom Center Announces Musical Theater Program for February 2021
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2021

One enthusiastic parent whose child participated in Segerstrom Center for the Arts‚Äô¬†¬†¬†Musical Theatre Training Program¬†this past fall¬†said,¬†‚ÄúPlease offer more musical theatre classes soon!‚Ä̬†¬†And so, the Center‚Äôs Education Department has announced a new series of classes for aspiring young performers ages 9-18 in February.

Segerstrom Center Announces 2020 Fall Musical Theater Training Classes Photo Segerstrom Center Announces 2020 Fall Musical Theater Training Classes
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2020

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is offering its first Fall Musical Theatre Training Program for young people ages 9-18 years of age. Students of all experience levels are welcome for this 5-class program, where they will be coached in musical theater performance and technique by some of the industry's leading professional artists & educators.

Registration Closing Soon For Five Days Of Broadway At Segerstrom Center Photo Registration Closing Soon For Five Days Of Broadway At Segerstrom Center
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 10, 2020

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced that enrollment is open for its acclaimed Five Days of Broadway musical theater camp.

Segerstrom Center's Five Days Of Broadway Camp Goes Virtual Photo Segerstrom Center's Five Days Of Broadway Camp Goes Virtual
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2020

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced open enrollment has begun for its acclaimed Five Days of Broadway musical theater camp.

Audition Master Class with WICKED's Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz Comes to LA Photo Audition Master Class with WICKED's Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz Comes to LA
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 5, 2019

Want to know what it takes to make it on Broadway? Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz, stars of the long-running hit musical WICKED, have announced that they will host an audition master class on Sunday, September 22nd in Los Angeles. This is your chance to learn from the pros! The class will take place at Screenland Studios (10501 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601) from 1:00-4:00 pm and is open to all ages.

A Glinda Glossary: A Guide to the Fourteen Most Popular Ladies of WICKED Past Photo A Glinda Glossary: A Guide to the Fourteen Most Popular Ladies of WICKED Past
by Paul Smith - Oct 29, 2018

A whole lot happened in Oz before Dorothy dropped in, and Wicked has been telling that story to Broadway audiences for 15 years at the Gershwin Theatre. The milestone won't go by uncelebrated, as in just days, NBC will throw a joyous Halloween party for the ages, featuring songs from the blockbuster musical hit and a cavalcade of special guest stars, including Tony Award winners Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth. Additional guest performers include Ariana Grande, Adam Lambert, Ledisi, Pentatonix and the current Broadway company of 'Wicked.' 'A Very Wicked Halloween' airs tonight, October 29th at 10PM ET/PT on NBC.

BWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - Las Vegas Celebrates The Smith Center for the Performing Arts 5th Anniversary
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Vanek - Mar 16, 2017

Jess here.  One of my favorite entertainment hotspots in Las Vegas is none other than The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.  March 10, 2017 marked their 5th Anniversary, and I was lucky enough to attend their 'Celebrating Five Years of Heart' concert last week.  Hosted by Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor (stars of the revival of THE LAST FIVE YEARS), this extravaganza included a variety of exciting performances, allowing audience members to experience the arts in a fashion that only the Smith Center can provide.  

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 10, 2017

Check out the top stories from Las Vegas you might have missed this week and more!

The Smith Center Celebrates Five Years With Commemorative Anniversary Concert
by Julie Musbach - Mar 8, 2017

Last night (March 7, 2017), The Smith Center for the Performing Arts celebrated its milestone Fifth Anniversary with a sold-out, commemorative concert featuring Broadway favorites, local talents and more. Emceed by Broadway veterans and stars of THE LAST FIVE YEARS Adam Kantor (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and Betsy Wolfe (BULLETS OVER BROADWAY) each talked about the last five years at The Smith Center. Featured performers included Brent Barrett (PHANTOM - THE LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR), Santino Fontana (CINDERELLA) and Jessica Fontana (IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL), Chandra Lee Schwartz (WICKED), Teller of Penn and Teller, Nate Dendy (THE TEMPEST), Christopher Convery (KINKY BOOTS), J. Elaine Marcos (MISS SAIGON), Christine Hudman (IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL), Ashley Loren (BAZ - STAR CROSSED LOVE), Randal Keith (LES MISERABLES), Bruce Ewing (PHANTOM - THE LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR), Alex Ellis (IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL), Joan Sobel (PHANTOM - THE LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR), and Nicole Pryor Dernersesian (PHANTOM - THE LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR) presented under the musical direction of Keith Thompson. Additionally, Las Vegas favorite Clint Holmes joined GRAMMY¬ģ and Tony¬ģ-nominated composer Frank Wildhorn onstage for an unforgettable performance of 'This Is the Moment.'

Broadway to the Rescue Presents THE BIG FAT CHRISTMAS SHOW to Benefit Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The largest cast of Broadway performers ever assembled in Los Angeles, with over 55 Broadway shows combined, will take the stage at the El Portal Theatre for Broadway to the Rescue's 3rd benefit concert for two spectacular nights on December 1 & 2, 2016 at 7PM. The Big Fat Christmas Show promises to be the must-attend event of the holiday season. 

Broadway to the Rescue Presents THE BIG FAT CHRISTMAS SHOW to Benefit Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2016

The largest cast of Broadway performers ever assembled in Los Angeles, with over 55 Broadway shows combined, will take the stage at the El Portal Theatre for Broadway to the Rescue's 3rd benefit concert for two spectacular nights on December 1 & 2, 2016 at 7PM. The Big Fat Christmas Show promises to be the must-attend event of the holiday season. 

Katie Rose Clarke Raises Funds for Art House Astoria in Concert Tonight at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Katie Rose Clarke tonight, November 11th, at 9:30pm. Broadway leading lady Katie Rose Clarke returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for an intimate night of song to help raise money for Art House Astoria, a 510(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission of providing quality arts education to Queens and NYC communities.

Katie Rose Clarke to Raise Funds for Art House Astoria in Concert at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Katie Rose Clarke on November 11th, at 9:30pm. Broadway leading lady Katie Rose Clarke returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for an intimate night of song to help raise money for Art House Astoria, a 510(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission of providing quality arts education to Queens and NYC communities.

Broadway Vets Set for Benefit Concert at El Portal Theater This Week
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 7, 2016

This Thursday, June 9th at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood, an elite cast of Broadway veterans will take to the stage for a one-night only benefit concert performing numbers from the award-winning Broadway shows that put them on the map. 100% of the proceeds from this stellar night of song and dance will benefit the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. Panera Bread has graciously come on board to sponsor the evening.  Currently in rehearsals, the cast of over 50 Broadway performers, ensemble singers, and dancers is prepping for what is sure to be a thrilling night of theatre in Los Angeles.

BROADWAY TO THE RESCUE Benefit Set for El Portal Theater, 6/9
by Tyler Peterson - May 27, 2016

Just days before New York City gathers to honor Broadway at the 70th Annual Tony Awards, the best and brightest Broadway performers are being assembled to celebrate and give back right here in Los Angeles.

BWW Review: CAFE SOCIETY - An Almost Satisfying Coffee Break
by Gil Kaan - Aug 24, 2015

The world premiere of Emmy-winning writer Peter Lefcourt 's CAFE SOCIETY deserves credit for attempting a hostage situation as a satisfying sitcom dramedy. A frequent collaborator, Terri Hanauer directs her game cast of seven. Kudos to Yee Eun Nam for her novel, innovative projection design utilizing the two huge menu boards as video screenshots of various text messages, incoming Caller IDs, web searches and TV news programs.

CAFE SOCIETY Plays the Odyssey Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

Five self-absorbed customers find themselves trapped together in Starbucks in the latest off-beat comedy from Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Set around the corner in a West L.A. franchise, the world premiere of Cafe Society, presented by Theatre Planners and directed by Terri Hanauer, opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre tonight, August 22.

Photo Flash: Theatre Planners' CAFE SOCIETY Opens Tonight at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

Five self-absorbed customers find themselves trapped together in Starbucks in the latest off-beat comedy from Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Set around the corner in a West L.A. franchise, the world premiere of Cafe Society, presented by Theatre Planners and directed by Terri Hanauer, opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre tonight, August 22. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below!

Photo Flash: First Look at CAFE SOCIETY, Opening Tomorrow at Odyssey Theatre
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 21, 2015

Five self-absorbed customers find themselves trapped together in Starbucks in the latest off-beat comedy from Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Set around the corner in a West L.A. franchise, theworld premiere of Cafe Society, presented by Theatre Planners and directed byTerri Hanauer, opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on August 22.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Theatre Planners' CAFE SOCIETY at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Five self-absorbed customers find themselves trapped together in Starbucks in the latest off-beat comedy from Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Set around the corner in a West L.A. franchise, the world premiere of Cafe Society, presented by Theatre Planners and directed by Terri Hanauer, opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on August 22. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below!

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