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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 ‚Äú5-SK1-E-S‚ÄĚ aboard Princess Cruises, Luis Valdez‚Äô 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 ‚Äú5-SK1-E-S‚ÄĚ aboard Princess Cruises, Luis Valdez‚Äô Zoot Suit and Valley of the Heart at the Mark Taper Forum, Elektra with ... (read complete bio)
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‚Äôs longest-running festival of new orchestral music, premieres its second-ever virtual season, July 31 ‚Äď August 8, 2021. Led by Grammy Award-winning Music Director and Conductor Cristian MńÉcelaru, the Festival‚Äôs 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. 

World Premiere Of THE DOUBLE V Comes to Matrix Theatre Photo World Premiere Of THE DOUBLE V Comes to Matrix Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2019

The multi-award-winning team that brought you When Jazz Had the Blues returns with Playwright Carole Eglash-Kosoff's new original play, The Double V at the Matrix Theatre. Directed by Michael Arabian with set design by John Iacovelli. Nic Few leads a dynamic cast!

Stage Raw Announces Winners At Fifth Annual Awards Show For 2018-2019 Theatrical Exce Photo Stage Raw Announces Winners At Fifth Annual Awards Show For 2018-2019 Theatrical Excellence
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2019

The 2019 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fifth annual celebration included productions that opened between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. Stage Raw is a community funded professional journalism website that was created in response to the decline of arts coverage in local mainstream and alternative media.The Awards ceremony was held Monday night, September 9, at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles, and was co-hosted by IAMA Theatre Company and Ammunition Theatre Company (a?oeAmmoa??).

Stage Raw Announces Its 2019 Theater Award Nominees & Theater Festival Weekend Photo Stage Raw Announces Its 2019 Theater Award Nominees & Theater Festival Weekend
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 31, 2019

Digital arts journal Stage Raw announces the nominees for its fifth annual Stage Raw Theater Awards, to be held Monday night September 9, 2019, at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday August 7, 2019. The Stage Raw Theater Awards honor the finest work performed on Los Angeles area stages of 99-seats or fewer, and are selected by a jury of Stage Raw critics. This year's awards celebrate work performed between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

BWW Interview: Eric B. Anthony Tackles the World of the Wild West in Skylight Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Eric B. Anthony Tackles the World of the Wild West in Skylight Theatre's BRONCO BILLY
by Maeve Riley - Jun 1, 2019

Review: BRONCO BILLY ‚Ä" THE MUSICAL Spectacular World Premiere Two-Steps its Way to  Photo Review: BRONCO BILLY ‚Ä" THE MUSICAL Spectacular World Premiere Two-Steps its Way to Fame at the Skylight Theatre
by Shari Barrett - May 20, 2019

I cannot offer enough superlative-laden adjectives to describe the brilliance of the cast, beginning with Eric B. Anthony as Bronco Billy, who channels one of the most famous African American cowboys, Nathan 'Deadwood Dick' Lane, with his effervescent personality making me believe he could easily be one of the great, rodeo-winning cowboy's descendants! His partnership onstage with Amanda Leigh Jerry as Antoinette/Miss Lilly, is beautifully realistic and dreamlike at the same time as they tear up the stage singing catchy tunes while executing athletic choreography to perfection.

BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Splashes Tons of Tap Dancing Fun into La Mirada Photo BWW 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.

VIDEO: Spencer Liff Talks SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At The Soraya Photo VIDEO: Spencer Liff Talks SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At The Soraya
by Alan Henry - 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.

BRONCO BILLY Comes to Skylight Theatre Photo BRONCO BILLY Comes to Skylight Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Apr 2, 2019

Skylight Theatre Company (Producing Artistic Director, Gary Grossman and Co-Artistic Director Tony Abatemarco) announced today the world premiere of BRONCO BILLY - THE MUSICAL, It marks the organization's first world premiere musical production. The new musical, based on the Warner Bros. film Bronco Billy, features a book by Dennis Hackin, lyrics and music by Chip Rosenbloom and John Torres, with additional lyrics by Michele Brourman. Hunter Bird will direct. Preview performances begin on May 10, with the official press opening on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The limited engagement plays through June 30 at the Skylight Theatre, located at 1816 ¬Ĺ North Vermont in Los Feliz, Ca. Tickets are now on sale now at http://www.SkylightTix.com.

La Mirada & McCoy Rigby Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At The Soraya Photo La Mirada & McCoy Rigby Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At The Soraya
by A.A. Cristi - 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.

Harry Potter Meets The Da Vinci Code In THE CASE OF THE VANISHING FIREFISH From EnAct Photo Harry Potter Meets The Da Vinci Code In THE CASE OF THE VANISHING FIREFISH From EnActe Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 27, 2019

 EnActe Arts is proud to present The Case of the Vanishing Firefish, a new play both adapted and directed by EnActe co-founder, Vinita Sud Belani. It is based on the original novel, Ayesha and the Firefish written by London-based tech and digital entrepreneur Ajay Chowdhury who was a founding investor in Shazam, and is based on a series of bedtime stories told by him to his daughters. It revolves around a 10-year old girl named Ayesha who seizes the day and attempts to solve the disappearance of bioluminescent phytoplankton in the world's oceans. 

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