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David Murakami

 
Bio:
David Murakami is a projection designer and film director focused on the union between the cinematic and theatrical. Recent productions in include the sci-fi musical revue “5-SK1-E-S” aboard Princess Cruises, Luis Valdez’ Zoot Suit and Valley of the Heart at the Mark Taper Forum, Elektra with ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
David Murakami is a projection designer and film director focused on the union between the cinematic and theatrical. Recent productions in include the sci-fi musical revue “5-SK1-E-S” aboard Princess Cruises, Luis Valdez’ Zoot Suit and Valley of the Heart at the Mark Taper Forum, Elektra with ... (read complete bio)

Opera Parallèle Announces Tickets On Sale For EVEREST: AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE Photo Opera Parallèle Announces Tickets On Sale For EVEREST: AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2022

Opera Parallèle (OP), the Bay Area's leading producer of contemporary opera, has announced tickets for the company's upcoming Everest: An Immersive Experience, are now on sale beginning with an initial allotment of nine performances spanning February 3 – 12.

Review: Preview of Upcoming AMERICAN APOLLO Brings Des Moines Metro Opera Season to a Photo Review: Preview of Upcoming AMERICAN APOLLO Brings Des Moines Metro Opera Season to a Fine End
by DC Felton - Aug 17, 2022

Des Moines Metro Opera recently brought its 50th Anniversary season to a close, and they saved a special treat for their audiences. For the 2024 season, they are commissioning a full-length opera of AMERICAN APOLLO. As a treat to those in attendance this season, they offered the opportunity to see the current 30-minute version of the opera AMERICAN APOLLO. This presentation was also able to be used to workshop the show and how it could be expanded.

Review: B.R.O.K.E.N CODE B.I.R.D SWITCHING at Berkshire Theatre Group Photo Review: B.R.O.K.E.N CODE B.I.R.D SWITCHING at Berkshire Theatre Group
by Marc Savitt - Jun 26, 2022

The season opener of Berkshire Theatre Group’s 2022 season B.R.O.K.E.N CODE B.I.R.D SWITCHING is not, as the title might suggest to some, about Native American Communication Specialists during WWII. It is one of those relatively infrequent theatrical experiences in which each of the many individuals involved in the production, and their skillful execution of their relative elements supports one another so particularly well, that that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts it’s made of. A powerful piece of theatre in which art imitates life extremely well. An experience that leaves the viewer mouth agape saying WOW and providing an abundance of food for thought.

Casts Announced for B.R.O.K.E.N CODE B.I.R.D SWITCHING World Premiere & More Berkshir Photo Casts Announced for B.R.O.K.E.N CODE B.I.R.D SWITCHING World Premiere & More Berkshire Theatre Group
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire have announced casting for shows in BTG’s Early Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and recipient of an NEA Grants for Arts Projects Award and more.

Rubicon Theatre Company Opens Its 2022-2023 Season With Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 Photo Rubicon Theatre Company Opens Its 2022-2023 Season With Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022

RUBICON THEATRE COMPANY, Ventura's non-profit professional theatre company, opens the company's 2022-2023 Season on April 29 with an exclusive engagement of TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 by Anna Deveare Smith.

Photos: First Look At Mike Millan In BUYER & CELLAR At Celebration Theatre, Opening M Photo Photos: First Look At Mike Millan In BUYER & CELLAR At Celebration Theatre, Opening March 25
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 21, 2022

Celebration Theatre is back. After a years-long hiatus of mainstage performances, the company is on a new road to creative change. Interim Artistic Director Ann James (she/they) made a successful case for the theater’s first offering of the season: “At the center of Celebration shifting to a new era in its forty-year lifespan is the bold decision to produce a show that is sure to be a sell out in Los Angeles.”

Celebration Theatre Opens Season With Audience Favorite, BUYER & CELLAR Photo Celebration Theatre Opens Season With Audience Favorite, BUYER & CELLAR
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2022

Celebration Theatre is back. After a years-long hiatus of mainstage performances, the company is on a new road to creative change. Interim Artistic Director Ann James (she/they) made a successful case for the theater's first offering of the season: 'At the center of Celebration shifting to a new era in its forty-year lifespan is the bold decision to produce a show that is sure to be a sell out in Los Angeles.'

Playwrights' Arena & Skylight Theatre Company to Present the World Premiere of APARTM Photo Playwrights' Arena & Skylight Theatre Company to Present the World Premiere of APARTMENT LIVING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2022

Advancing to their second World Premiere this season, live performance returns to the stage at Skylight Theatre on March 12th, in partnership with Playwrights' Arena. Award winning playwright Boni B. Alvarez captures the pulse of the times we’re living in as he gives audiences a bird’s eye view of Apartment Living.

East West Players Presents ASSASSINS, February 17 â€" March 20 Photo East West Players Presents ASSASSINS, February 17 â€" March 20
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 5, 2022

East West Players, the nation's longest-running Asian American theatre and the largest producer of Asian American theatrical works, is proud to announce the resuming of in person production with the award-winning Broadway musical Assassins from February 17 through March 20, 2022.

East West Players to Launch 56th Anniversary Season, 'Here. Us. Now!' Photo East West Players to Launch 56th Anniversary Season, 'Here. Us. Now!'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2021

Shows presented throughout 2022 feature the long awaited EWP premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s darkly comic Tony-Award winning musical Assassins, Interstate, Melissa Li and Kit Yan’s Asian-American pop-rock poetry musical, the world premiere of Inda Craig-Galván’s The Great Jheri Curl Debate, and Prince Gomolvilas’ The Brothers Paranormal.

Opera Parallele Announces 2021-22 Season Photo Opera Parallele Announces 2021-22 Season
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2021

Opera Parallèle's (OP) General and Artistic Director Nicole Paiement, today announced the 2021-22 season repertoire, casting and creative teams for the company's 12th anniversary.

Mixed Asian Media to Present MIXED ASIAN MEDIA FEST Photo Mixed Asian Media to Present MIXED ASIAN MEDIA FEST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 3, 2021

Mixed Asian Media (Formerly known as Hapa Mag) will present their first annual Mixed Asian Media Fest (MAMF) September 18th-19th, 2021. In light of COVID-19, MAM Fest will be a virtual celebration of mixed Asian & Pacific Islanders, who express themselves through creative art forms.

Presidio Theatre Announces THE MAGIC LAMP Panto For The Holidays Photo Presidio Theatre Announces THE MAGIC LAMP Panto For The Holidays
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2021

The Presidio Theatre presents a bright new addition to the Bay Area holiday entertainment landscape this December 2-31 with the world premiere of the panto, The Magic Lamp, that reframes the classic tale of Aladdin.

Opera Parallele Announces EVEREST as Graphic Novel Opera Film For Summer 2021 Photo Opera Parallele Announces EVEREST as Graphic Novel Opera Film For Summer 2021
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2021

Joby Talbot and Gene Scheer's acclaimed opera Everest will be given a bold new theatrical treatment reimagined as a graphic novel opera film, a concept where the singers are integrated into an animated environment creating a one-of-a-kind operatic experience.

Cabrillo Festival Of Contemporary Music Announces Its 59th Season Photo Cabrillo Festival Of Contemporary Music Announces Its 59th Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2021

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, America’s longest-running festival of new orchestral music, premieres its second-ever virtual season, July 31 – August 8, 2021. Led by Grammy Award-winning Music Director and Conductor Cristian Măcelaru, the Festival’s season offers themes of resiliency, hope and realism, in response to the profound crises of climate change, wildfires, and the persistence of human oppression. 

SFJAZZ And Opera Parallèle Present Exclusive On-Demand Broadcast Of CHAMPION - AN OP Photo SFJAZZ And Opera Parallèle Present Exclusive On-Demand Broadcast Of CHAMPION - AN OPERA IN JAZZ
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 1, 2020

SFJAZZ, in collaboration with San Francisco's Opera Parallèle, will present a special online-only broadcast of the 2016 production of Champion - An Opera in Jazz by Terence Blanchard on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 6:00pm PDT.

Skylight Theatre Company Presents WEST ADAMS by Penelope Lowder Photo Skylight Theatre Company Presents WEST ADAMS by Penelope Lowder
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 22, 2020

A new, dark, comedy about race and class. With a hostile takeover of a neighborhood block party and bouncy houses, Penelope Lowder's newest play set in historic West Adams takes an uncomfortable look at altruistic gentrification gone wrong. Perhaps reshaping a newly adopted neighborhood in your image isn't as lofty as one might think. Opening February 1, 2020.

East West Players Announces Cast For Spring 2020 Production Of Stephen Sondheim's ASS Photo East West Players Announces Cast For Spring 2020 Production Of Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS
by Stephi Wild - Dec 18, 2019

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theater of color and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is proud to announce the cast and creative team for Spring 2020 production of the award-winning Broadway musical Assassins. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by John Weidman, Assassins will be directed by East West Players' Producing Artistic Director Snehal Desai, with musical direction by Marc Macalintal. Assassins begins performances on March 12th and runs through April 5th, 2020, with opening night on March 19, 2020.

EnActe Arts Segues Into 2020 With Three Productions In The South Bay Photo EnActe Arts Segues Into 2020 With Three Productions In The South Bay
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 5, 2019

The theater company/production house/incubator EnActe Arts segues into the second half of their 2019/20 season with three productionsa?"including one world and one west coast premierea?"during the first six months of 2020.

BWW Review: MN OPERA'S Scintillating ELEKTRA Opens Exceptional 2019-2020 SEASON Photo BWW Review: MN OPERA'S Scintillating ELEKTRA Opens Exceptional 2019-2020 SEASON
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Oct 21, 2019

The Minnesota Opera (MN OPERA) christened their new season at St. Paul's Ordway Center with Richard Strauss' 1909 score of ELEKTRA combined with a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. After a century, Strauss' Elektra, a tragic Greek myth, confronts the wrath of God on men, and the revenge of families on their own parents and siblings to disastrous results. A stellar creative team, which inhabits all the MN Opera productions, provides a modern twist to the ancient myth, where the action has been forwarded to the early 1900's. At that time, Austrian filmmaker and producer, Fritz Lang (1890-1976), made history directing silent film noira?"when melodramas were a consistent source of entertainment. 

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