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Segerstrom Center Announces Musical Theater Program for February 2021 Photo Segerstrom Center Announces Musical Theater Program for February 2021
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2021

One enthusiastic parent whose child participated in Segerstrom Center for the Arts’   Musical Theatre Training Program this past fall said, “Please offer more musical theatre classes soon!”  And so, the Center’s 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 BWW News Desk - 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.

VIDEO: 42ND STREET Revival Dancers Join Teens To Save Their Local Theater Production Photo VIDEO: 42ND STREET Revival Dancers Join Teens To Save Their Local Theater Production
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020

It hasn't been only Broadway with a broken heart during these coronavirus times. Youth around the country have also experienced canceled auditions, shows and programs while theater companies are scrambling to keep the arts alive and exciting online.  So this former Broadway performer & dance teacher did something about it.

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020

5-Star Theatricals Announces 5-STAR AT HOME Series of Workshops and Talkbacks, Featur Photo 5-Star Theatricals Announces 5-STAR AT HOME Series of Workshops and Talkbacks, Featuring Beth Malone, Barrett Foa, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2020

5-STAR THEATRICALS has announced a series of workshops and talk backs featuring some of the stars and creative teams from 5-Star's archives of fantastic productions.

BWW Previews: THE 9TH ANNUAL WORLD CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS Celebrate Dance Creativity & I Photo BWW Previews: THE 9TH ANNUAL WORLD CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS Celebrate Dance Creativity & Innovation At The Saban Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Nov 7, 2019

The 9th Annual World Choreography Awards (WCA) celebrate creativity and innovation by recognizing global excellence in the art of choreography in movies, TV, music video and digital media. Based on works completed in 2018, the winners of eight categories will be announced at the Red Carpet Ceremony on November 11 at The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. The Show will be hosted by Heather Morris (a?oeGLEEa??) and limited tickets are still available on eventbrite.com a?" ticket   link:  http://bit.ly/2NrgrVZ, www.tickets-center.com/a?? or through the Saban Theatre.

BARNUM To Open Musical Theatre Guild's 24th Season Photo BARNUM To Open Musical Theatre Guild's 24th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will open their 24th Anniversary season with BARNUM, the Tony Award-winning musical by Cy Coleman, Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

Rubicon is kicking off its 17th Summer Youth Season Photo Rubicon is kicking off its 17th Summer Youth Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019

 It's a season of magic for students of the arts as Rubicon Theatre Company's summer educational programs swing into action. With four camps, the Jack Oakie Summer Youth Program offers professional level training for budding performing artists as well as emerging young designers and stagecraft enthusiasts: The Stinky Feet camp for five to twelve year-olds, the Fearless Shakespeare Camp for students aged fifteen to twenty-five, the Theatre Camp for kids from eleven to fourteen years old and finally the Musical Theatre Intensive which accepts young actorsingers who are between fifteen and twenty-five years-old. Each camp culminates in a fully staged production. This year's offerings include Giants In The Sky (music and lyrics by Denver Casado, book and lyrics by Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm), The Tempest (by William Shakespeare), Once On This Island Jr. (book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty) and Into The Woods (music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine).

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At La Photo Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Apr 24, 2019

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, based on the greatest movie musical of all time with screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Green and songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. The fresh new production will be directed & choreographed by Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee for TV's 'So You Think You Can Dance' and Broadway's Head Over Heels, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Falsettos), associate director is Cynthia Ferrer (original 'Kathy Selden' in the first National Tour of Singin' in the Rain) with musical direction by Keith Harrison. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN will preview on Friday, April 19, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 20 at 8pm) and run through Sunday, May 12, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. Preceding, it will perform Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14 at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya), 18111 Nordhoff Street, in Northridge.

BWW Review: EVITA at Century II Concert Hall Photo BWW Review: EVITA at Century II Concert Hall
by Paula Makar - Mar 27, 2019

On Wednesday, March 22nd, I sat down to watch my first production of EVITA, ever, at the Century II Concert Hall. Grimly aware of my myriad prejudices, chief among them being the fact that I had listened to the original Broadway cast recording with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin ad infinitum ad nauseum since its eagerly awaited release back in 1979. It was the second rock musical concept piece written by Webber and Rice, and was directed by Harold Prince, and garnered 11 Tony nominations. The show has lived in my head all these years, every minute choreographed and staged. Since I was a poor working actor back in Buffalo, NY, I knew I was never going to get to NYC to see this show unless some fairy godmother intervened. Which was sadly not the case. Since I was a working class girl in a working class town, cutting my musical theatre teeth in the Meatloaf era (late 70s, early 80s), I liked my musicals with a certain amount of grit and truth, and have bemoaned the sanitization of my favorites, including Grease. It was with these heavy expectations and much trepidation that I sat down to watch Evita.

BWW Review: EVITA is Rich in the Heart of her People at BJCC CONCERT HALL Photo BWW Review: EVITA is Rich in the Heart of her People at BJCC CONCERT HALL
by David Edward Perry - Jan 19, 2019

'Evita' is a hybrid rock & opera musical interpretation of the life journey of actress turned 'spiritual leader of Argentina' Eva Peron (Yael Reich). Her saturation of power, extraordinary wealth, and status grows heavier. Bringing with it heartache and self-discovery.

Winners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards: George Takei, Desi O Photo Winners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards: George Takei, Desi Oakley, Adam Jacobs and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoers!

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Los Angeles Awards! Photo Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Los Angeles Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Los Angeles Awards! Photo Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Los Angeles Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Los Angeles Awards! Photo Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Los Angeles Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Vote For The 2018 BWW Los Angeles Awards; WAITRESS Leads Best Musical Tour! Photo Vote For The 2018 BWW Los Angeles Awards; WAITRESS Leads Best Musical Tour!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Award; WAITRESS Leads Best Musical Tour! Photo Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Award; WAITRESS Leads Best Musical Tour!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

BWW Review: ZORBA at Alex Theatre Photo BWW Review: ZORBA at Alex Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Nov 13, 2018

The infectious spirit of living life to its fullest is the message in 'Zorba,' the 1968 musical that starred Herschel Bernardi. Musical Theatre Guild's staged concert version of the musical starred Michael Kostroff in an exuberant display of hedonism that is welcomed after the tragic Borderline shooting in Thousand Oaks and subsequent fires in Southern California communities.

BWW Review: THE 2018 WORLD CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS  OCTOBER 23, 2018 at The Saban Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE 2018 WORLD CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS OCTOBER 23, 2018 at The Saban Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Nov 10, 2018

Produced and Presented by Cheryl Baxter-Ratliff and Allen Walls, in association with Break The Floor and held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA, there was an overwhelming turnout within the Dance Community to this event. There were reportedly 1,400 people attending. It was a spectacular evening! The all -inclusive 8th Annual WORLD CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS. Because this is the 8th Annual Awards Ceremony, I feel a change has evolved regarding categories up for Awards. Wider acceptance of all forms of Dance, Interpretive Movement, new forms of technology and genres not considered previously. All-Inclusive is a modern term, but it's great to see that the WCA is embracing and incorporating so many more possibilities that qualify for our consideration.

BWW Review: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE  The L.A. Memorial tribute to Alan Johnson at The P Photo BWW Review: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE The L.A. Memorial tribute to Alan Johnson at The Performing Arts Center
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Oct 29, 2018

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE The Los Angeles Memorial/Tribute for Alan Johnson at The Performing Arts Center October 14, 2018 Alan Johnson was truly a man of many talents. On Sunday, October 14th, 2018, friends, all of whom are either dancers, choreographers, directors or actors, or all combined, that have had the honor to work with or befriend him, gathered at The Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA, owned by Joe Malone and Nanci Hammond Malone, two superb dancers/teachers that donated their facility for this event, to honor, reminisce and celebrate Alan's wondrous life and career.

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