Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At La Mirada TheatrePhoto 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. (more...)

BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Splashes Tons of Tap Dancing Fun into La MiradaBWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Splashes Tons of Tap Dancing Fun into La Mirada
by Shari Barrett - Apr 22, 2019

Even before it opened this month, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment knew they had a hit production on their hands with 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. Adapted from the 1952 movie of the same name which starred Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds and Jean Hagen, the plot closely adheres to the original story set in 1920s Hollywood during the waning days of the Silent Screen era, focusing on romantic leading man, Don Lockwood, his tap dancing sidekick Cosmo Brown, aspiring actress Kathy Selden, and Lockwood's platinum blonde leading lady Lina Lamont, whose less-than-dulcet vocal tones make her an unlikely candidate for stardom in the new talking pictures. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at La MiradaPhoto Flash: First Look at SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at La Mirada
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 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. (more...)

VIDEO: Spencer Liff Talks SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At The SorayaVIDEO: Spencer Liff Talks SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At The Soraya
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment (celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary at the theatre) are thrilled to present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, based on the greatest movie musical of all time with screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, 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 & Falsettos). The Associate Director is Cynthia Ferrer (original Kathy Selden in first National Tour of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN) with musical direction by Keith Harrison. (more...)

La Mirada & McCoy Rigby Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At The SorayaLa Mirada & McCoy Rigby Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At The Soraya
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment (celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary at the theatre) are thrilled to present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, based on the greatest movie musical of all time with screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, 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 & Falsettos). The Associate Director is Cynthia Ferrer (original Kathy Selden in first National Tour of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN) with musical direction by Keith Harrison. (more...)

La Mirada Presents Classic SINGIN' IN THE RAINLa Mirada Presents Classic SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

GOOD MORNING TO YOU! LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary at the theatre) are thrilled to 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. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATE'S CHRISTMAS Brings Panto Tradition to Music CityBWW Review: PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATE'S CHRISTMAS Brings Panto Tradition to Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 17, 2018

Audiences have until next Sunday - December 23, to be precise - to experience what is likely to become a Music City holiday tradition: Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirate's Christmas at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's James K. Polk Theatre. A somewhat Americanized version of a peculiarly British seasonal entertainment, aka "panto," Peter Pan and Tinker Bell is a winning blend of theater, Christmas pageant, vaudeville and British music hall all rolled into one bright, shiny, kind of weird, but altogether fun and rather unique holiday-themed package that's a welcome addition to yuletide revelry. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Pasadena Panto's THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZPhoto Flash: Opening Night of Pasadena Panto's THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

The opening night celebration of THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ on December 14 will also serve as a benefit for the GiveKidsPanto program.  Lythgoe Family Panto created GiveKidsPanto, a non-profit educational program, serving over 6,000 Title 1 students across America annually. For many of these students, this is their first opportunity to see live theater.  GiveKidsPanto raises funds, which allows each LFP production across the country to add a student matinee to their performance schedule.  The funds raised through GiveKidsPanto go to facilitate the student's bus transportation to and from the theater as well as buy the tickets to the performances.  Last year at the Pasadena Civic alone, over 2,000 students from the Pasadena and Greater Los Angeles area schools were brought in to see a performance of Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose.  For more information please contact events@americanpanto.com (more...)

Diana DeGarmo Set to Star as Tinker Bell in Christmas Panto at TPACDiana DeGarmo Set to Star as Tinker Bell in Christmas Panto at TPAC
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 19, 2018

Nashville's own Broadway star, actress, recording artist and American Idol alum Diana DeGarmo will join the holiday spectacular Peter Pan and Tinker Bell - A Pirate's Christmas presented by Tennessee Performing Arts Center and the Lythgoe Family Panto December 13-23 in TPAC's James K. Polk Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, Smee And Tiger Lily Arrive In San Diego!Photo Flash: Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, Smee And Tiger Lily Arrive In San Diego!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

This just in! Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) announces Ashley Argota (ABC Family's The Fosters ) as Tinker Bell, Riley Costello (NBC's Hairspray Live! ) as Peter Pan, Clarice Ordaz (FOX's So You Think You Can Dance ) as Tiger Lily, Mark Ryan ( Black Sails on STARZ) as Captain Hook, David F.M. Vaughn (Broadway's Shrek The Musical) as Smee, and Audrey Whitby (Nickelodeon's The Thundermans ) as Wendy in PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS at the Balboa Theatre. (more...)

Ashley Argota, Riley Costello, Mark Ryan Led 'PETER PAN' Panto Opens Tonight in San DiegoAshley Argota, Riley Costello, Mark Ryan Led 'PETER PAN' Panto Opens Tonight in San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

This just in! Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) announces Ashley Argota (ABC Family's The Fosters ) as Tinker Bell, Riley Costello (NBC's Hairspray Live! ) as Peter Pan, Clarice Ordaz (NBC's So You Think You Can Dance ) as Tiger Lily, Mark Ryan ( Black Sails on STARZ) as Captain Hook, David F.M. Vaughn (Broadway's Shrek The Musical) as Smee, and Audrey Whitby (Nickelodeon's The Thudermans ) in PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS at the Balboa Theatre. (more...)

Ashley Argota, Riley Costello, Mark Ryan and More to Star in 'PETER PAN' Panto in San DiegoAshley Argota, Riley Costello, Mark Ryan and More to Star in 'PETER PAN' Panto in San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

This just in! Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) announces Ashley Argota (ABC Family's The Fosters ) as Tinker Bell, Riley Costello (NBC's Hairspray Live! ) as Peter Pan, Clarice Ordaz (NBC's So You Think You Can Dance ) as Tiger Lily, Mark Ryan ( Black Sails on STARZ) as Captain Hook, David F.M. Vaughn (Broadway's Shrek The Musical) as Smee, and Audrey Whitby (Nickelodeon's The Thudermans ) in PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS at the Balboa Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of McCoy-Rigby's WEST SIDE STORY At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Apr 27, 2017

Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT presented the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel. (more...)

Photo Flash: La Mirada Stages Timeless Classic WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel. (more...)

Something's Coming! WEST SIDE STORY Headed to La Mirada Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John O'Hurley, Kevin Quinn, Sabrina Carpenter and More in 'PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL' at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) recently opened Panto at the Playhouse PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS. The cast features Sabrina Carpenter as 'Wendy' ('Girl Meets World', Hollywood Records recording artist), Kevin Quinn as 'Peter Pan' ('Bunk'd,' Season 12 of 'American Idol', 'Adventures in Babysitting'), Nikki SooHoo as 'Tiger Lily' ('The Lovely Bones,' 'Bring It On: Fight to the Finish' and 'Stick It'), Corey Fogelmanis as 'John' ('Girl Meets World'), and August Maturo as 'Michael' ('Girl Meets World'). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lindsay Pearce, Curt Hansen, Molly McCook & More Set for Lythgoe Family Productions' PRINCESS AND PIRATES Sing-a-Long Concert, Now thru 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) in association with The Pasadena Playhouse, announced the cast for the new production for kids and their families -- PRINCESS AND PIRATES Sing-a-Long Concert. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of PRINCESS AND PIRATES Sing-a-Long Concert at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) in association with The Pasadena Playhouse, presents a production for kids and their families -- PRINCESS AND PIRATES Sing-a-Long Concert. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Lindsay Pearce, Curt Hansen, Molly McCook & More Set for Lythgoe Family Productions' PRINCESS AND PIRATES Sing-a-Long Concert, 7/18-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) in association with The Pasadena Playhouse, announced the cast for the new production for kids and their families -- PRINCESS AND PIRATES Sing-a-Long Concert. (more...)

'So You Think You Can Dance' Top 20 Finalists Revealed
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2011

After thousands of auditions by some of the strongest dancers ever, the judges of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE tonight announced the 20 finalists who will compete to be named America's Favorite Dancer. (more...)