Dan Wessels News

 
Bio:
Dan Wessels is a Los Angeles-based composer, songwriter, music director and teacher. Credits: "50 Shades: The Musical" (Co-composer/co-lyricist/co-author - Off-Broadway, US Tour, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy), Baby Wants Candy: The Full Band Improvised Musical (music director - ... (read more)
 

Bio:
Dan Wessels is a Los Angeles-based composer, songwriter, music director and teacher. Credits: "50 Shades: The Musical" (Co-composer/co-lyricist/co-author - Off-Broadway, US Tour, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy), Baby Wants Candy: The Full Band Improvised Musical (music director - ... (read more)
VIDEO: #DATE ME's Eric Lockley Takes Over Instagram! VIDEO: #DATE ME's Eric Lockley Takes Over Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019

We got to delve into the dating world yesterday because Eric Lockley took over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story at Off-Broadway's improv and sketch comedy show #DateMe! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy. Check it all out! (more...)

DATE ME's Eric Lockley Takes Over Instagram Monday! DATE ME's Eric Lockley Takes Over Instagram Monday!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2019

It's time to delve into the dating world because Eric Lockley is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story this Monday, August 26th, at Off-Broadway's improv and sketch comedy show #DateMe! Be sure to tune in to get a peek behind the scenes at the Westside Theatre to see what goes into putting on this hysterical OkCupid Experiment. (more...)

BWW Interview: Robyn Lynne Norris & Lorin Latarro Make the Perfect Match for #DATEME BWW Interview: Robyn Lynne Norris & Lorin Latarro Make the Perfect Match for #DATEME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

48 million Americans have tried online dating. #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment is the outrageous, true story of one. Robyn Lynne Norris (the show's creator and writer) is unlucky in love but determined to understand it better, so she logs on to the world's most popular dating site: OKCupid. Creating 38 'undateable' profiles as an interactive scientific investigation into online dating, Robyn unwittingly sets in motion the social experiment of our generation. Part improv, part sketch comedy and entirely hilarious, Robyn makes one conclusive result: there's no algorithm for love. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now For #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT Tickets On Sale Now For #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019

Tickets officially go on sale on today for the New York Premiere of #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment tickets can be purchased online through telecharge.com. The Westside Theatre box office will officially open on June 6, 2019. (more...)

#DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT Set to Premiere This Summer #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT Set to Premiere This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

After a hit three-year run at the Up-Comedy Theatre in Chicago, #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment will move to New York City, beginning performances at the Westside Theatre on June 20, 2019. (more...)

50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Has Australian Premiere 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Has Australian Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

With over one million tickets sold since its world premiere in 2014, David Venn presents the Australian professional premiere of the hilarious, wildly entertaining spectacle 50 Shades! The Musical Parody. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SECOND CITY'S LOVE, FACTUALLY at The Kennedy Center BWW Review: THE SECOND CITY'S LOVE, FACTUALLY at The Kennedy Center
by Jenny Minich - Dec 11, 2018

LOVE, FACTUALLY's myriad storylines travel at the speed of light, leaving its audience dazed and amused. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Present the Third and Final Show in its 2016-2017 Season! CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Celebration Theatre presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff  (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Anthony Zediker and directed by Michael Matthews.  CABARET will begin previews on Friday, May 26 at 8pm; will open on Friday, June 2 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, July 2 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Again Through 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

THIS IS NOT THE DAY WE DIE!  Royal Mile Entertainment is thrilled to announce that the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed (Stage Raw Top Ten), Los Angeles Premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, written by Chris Grace, Zach Reino, Al Samuels, Nick Semar and Dan Wessels, choreography by Kimberly McVicar and directed by John Flynn just refuses to die and is EXTENDING yetAGAIN through SUNDAY, MAY 21st at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.  (more...)

THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Holds the Doors and Extends in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

HOLD THE DOOR! Royal Mile Entertainment is thrilled to announce that the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed (Stage Raw Top Ten), Los Angeles Premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, written by Chris Grace, Zach Reino, Al Samuels, Nick Semar and Dan Wessels, choreography by Kimberly McVicar and directed by John Flynn just refuses to die and is EXTENDINGyet AGAIN through SUNDAY, APRIL 30th at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

THRONES!: THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Through 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

THIS IS NOT THE DAY WE DIE!  Six Actors! 51 Roles.! Six Seasons! Royal Mile Entertainment is thrilled to announce that the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed (Stage Raw Top Ten), Los Angeles Premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, written by Chris Grace, Zach Reino, Al Samuels, Nick Semar and Dan Wessels, choreography by Kimberly McVicar and directed by John Flynn is EXTENDING YET AGAIN through SUNDAY, MARCH 26 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.  (more...)

THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Through 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Bloodletting Never Stops! Six Actors! 51 Roles! Six Seasons!  Royal Mile Entertainment is thrilled to announce that the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed (Stage Raw Top Ten), Los Angeles Premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, written by Chris Grace, Zach Reino, Al Samuels, Nick Semar and Dan Wessels, choreography by Kimberly McVicar and directed by John Flynn is extending again through Sunday, February 26 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.  (more...)

Winter Is... Over? THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends for Final Time Into Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The watch must finally come to an end for "Thrones! The Musical Parody," announcing today the fourth and final extension at Apollo Theater (2540 N. Lincoln Ave). The "Game of Thrones" send-up will close March 19, 2017 after an eight-month run at the Lincoln Park theater. (more...)

Let It Snow! THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Again at Hudson Mainstage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Six Actors! 51 Roles! Six Seasons! Royal Mile Entertainment has announced that the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed (Stage Raw Top Ten), Los Angeles Premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, written by Chris Grace, Zach Reino, Al Samuels, Nick Semar and Dan Wessels, choreography by Kimberly McVicar and directed by John Flynn is extending again through Sunday, January 22 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

THRONES Announces Third Extension
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

"Thrones! The Musical Parody" and Apollo Theater Chicago (2540 N. Lincoln Ave.) announce the third extension for the hit "Game of Thrones" send-up, now playing through February 12, 2017. (more...)

THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Through 1/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Six Actors! 51 Roles! Six Seasons! Royal Mile Entertainment is thrilled to announce that the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed, Los Angeles Premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, written by Chris Grace, Zach Reino, Al Samuels, Nick Semar and Dan Wessels, choreography by Kimberly McVicar and directed by John Flynn is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JANUARY 1 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.   (more...)

BWW Review: Definitely Game On For THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY
by Gil Kaan - Nov 28, 2016

The Los Angeles premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY receives a full-throttled, laugh-filled mounting from a very talented cast and its off-stage creatives. John Flynn nimbly directs his committed performers at a smooth, swift pace from laugh to laugh to even more laughs. The combined comic geniuses of Grace, Reino, Samuels, Semar & Wessels must be lauded for this clever, witty script; both spoken and sung. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THRONES: THE MUSICAL PARODY, Now in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Six Actors! 51 Roles! Six Seasons! Royal Mile Entertainment will present the Los Angeles Premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, written by Chris Grace, Zach Reino, Al Samuels, Nick Semar and Dan Wessels, choreography by Kimberly McVicar and directed by John Flynn. THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY runs through Sunday, December 20 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in character! (more...)

Royal Mile Entertainment Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Royal Mile Entertainment is thrilled to present the Los Angeles Premiere ofTHRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, written by Chris Grace, Zach Reino, Al Samuels, Nick Semar and Dan Wessels, choreography by Kimberly McVicar and directed by John Flynn. THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY will preview on November 17 & 18 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, November 19 at 8pm and run through Sunday, December 20 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.  (more...)

THRONES THE MUSICAL PARODY Announces Second Extension
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

"Thrones! The Musical Parody" and Apollo Theater Chicago (2540 N. Lincoln Ave.) announce the second extension for the Chicago premiere of the hit musical, now playing through January 15, 2017. Written and produced by the creative team behind "Baby Wants Candy" and "50 Shades! The Musical Parody," the sell-out show from Scotland begins as a group of friends gather for the season finale of "Game of Thrones," when they soon realize that one friend has never seen television show. Recounting plot highlights throughout all six seasons-including over 40 characters and 21 original songs-the production is a "hilarious ride that never slows down" (BuzzNews Chicago), detailing the highs and lows of the hit HBO series. Tickets ($36 - $59) for the extension go on sale Friday, October 14 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Apollo Theater Box Office by calling 773.935.6100 or visiting Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

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