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Dillon Klena is an actor and singer and Brother of Derek Klena. (read complete bio)
TANGLED: A VIRTUAL CONCERT: An Inspiring Production In The Age Of Covid Streaming Now Photo TANGLED: A VIRTUAL CONCERT: An Inspiring Production In The Age Of Covid Streaming Now
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020

An intense motivation and extreme passion for the arts are the main factors that lead Latinx teenager Eylisabeth Bengochea to a new solution for both performers and fans: virtual musicals. When the Covid crisis brought the arts to a screeching halt, she knew something had to be done to ensure that theater stayed alive, something unique that would engage the audience of young theatre lovers and reignite their enthusiasm in the arts.

Dillon Klena Premiers New Song For SEASONS: A NEW MUSICAL SONG-CYCLE Photo Dillon Klena Premiers New Song For SEASONS: A NEW MUSICAL SONG-CYCLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020

Dillon Klena premiered the title song for the new musical song-cycle 'SEASONS' on Youtube this week.

VIDEO: Alan Menken, Glen Keane, and More Appear In The Howard Ashman Celebration Photo VIDEO: Alan Menken, Glen Keane, and More Appear In The Howard Ashman Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020

Last night, Rainbow Sun Productions premiered The Howard Ashman Celebration, a special video presentation benefiting Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS.

John Tartaglia, Jodi Benson, Christy Carlson Romano and More to Take Part in THE HOWA Photo John Tartaglia, Jodi Benson, Christy Carlson Romano and More to Take Part in THE HOWARD ASHMAN CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020

RAINBOW SUN PRODUCTIONS will present The Howard Ashman Celebration, a special video presentation honoring the award-winning lyricist and creator.

STARRY, a Pop-Rock Musical About Vincent van Gogh, Will Return to Feinstein's/54 Belo Photo STARRY, a Pop-Rock Musical About Vincent van Gogh, Will Return to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Starry featuring Dylan Saunders, Dillon Klena, and Lauren Lopez on Tuesday, February 25th & Wednesday, February 26th at 9:30pm.

Eden Espinosa, Freda Payne, Dillon Klena, And Special Guest Ada Vox Have Joined ROCKI Photo Eden Espinosa, Freda Payne, Dillon Klena, And Special Guest Ada Vox Have Joined ROCKIN' IN PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019

Broadway star Eden Espinosa, recording legend Freda Payne, and Newsies star Dillon Klena have joined the cast of Rockin' in Paradise, a concert to support the Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation, it was announced today by Ronn Goswick Entertainment.

Review: Disney's NEWSIES Reminds Everyone to Seize the Day and Fight for What is Righ Photo Review: Disney's NEWSIES Reminds Everyone to Seize the Day and Fight for What is Right
by Shari Barrett - Jul 5, 2019

Theatre Royale has been touring Southern California presenting a Broadway-quality production of Disney's NEWSIES starting at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, CA on June 22 and ending in Fresno with two performances on July 13, 2019 at 2pm and 8pm. I can tell you after seeing the show at the Soraya at CSUN last weekend, I now understand why this high energy musical has been so popular with audiences since its 2012 Broadway opening where it was nominated for 8 Tony Awards and won two for Best Choreography and Best Original Score. There is something in it for everyone, with the kind of magnificently energetic dancing that ranges from ballet leaps to tap and every form of movement in between.

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL Opens at Cal State Fullerton on April 19 Photo HEATHERS THE MUSICAL Opens at Cal State Fullerton on April 19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019

Mean girls, Heather, Heather and Heather, rule Westerberg High School in "Heathers The Musical," featuring book, music, and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O'Keefe, with direction by James R. Taulli at Cal State Fullerton, April 19-May 5 in the Young Theatre on campus.

Cal State Fullerton's CHILDREN OF EDEN Opens This Friday Photo Cal State Fullerton's CHILDREN OF EDEN Opens This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Cal State Fullerton's Fall musical is the warm-hearted family play "Children of Eden" featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, (creator of the Tony-Award winning "Wicked," "Pippin" and "Godspell") with a book by John Caird. The production is directed by professional director and actor Rufus Bonds, Jr. with musical direction by David Lamoureaux and choreography by William F. Lett, running October 26-November 11 in the Little Theatre on campus. "Children of Eden" is a musical telling of the inspirational stories of "Adam and Eve," "Noah and the Ark" and other stories from the "Book of Genesis."

CSUF Announces Fall Musical CHILDREN OF EDEN Photo CSUF Announces Fall Musical CHILDREN OF EDEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Cal State Fullerton's Fall musical is the warm-hearted family play "Children of Eden" featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, (creator of the Tony-Award winning "Wicked," "Pippin" and "Godspell") with a book by John Caird. The production is directed by professional director and actor Rufus Bonds, Jr. with musical direction by David Lamoureaux and choreography by William F. Lett, running October 26-November 11 in the Little Theatre on campus. "Children of Eden" is a musical telling of the inspirational stories of "Adam and Eve," "Noah and the Ark" and other stories from the "Book of Genesis."

BWW Review: Seize the day and see NEWSIES at moonlight before it's gone Photo BWW Review: Seize the day and see NEWSIES at moonlight before it's gone
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 4, 2018

Extra! Extra read all about it! NEWSIES, playing at the Moonlight Amphitheatre through Sunday August 5th is a high energy, song and dance filled evening that has the audience leaving while humming a tune and doing a dance to their vehicles.

Moonlight Stage Presents Disney's NEWSIES Starring Dillon Klena and More Photo Moonlight Stage Presents Disney's NEWSIES Starring Dillon Klena and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

On the very day that the newsboy strike began on July 18, 1899, Moonlight Stage Productions will open its second show of its summer season, DISNEY'S NEWSIES. The San Diego Regional Premiere production will run July 18 - August  4 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre.

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of McCoy-Rigby's DISNEY NEWS Photo Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of McCoy-Rigby's DISNEY NEWSIES At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Jun 6, 2018

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT invite you to "Seize the Day" as they present the fifth and final show of its 2017-2018 season (and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre) with Disney's NEWSIES, book by Harvey Fierstein, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, musical direction by Brent Crayon and directed and choreographed by Richard J. Hinds. NEWSIES will preview on Friday, June 1, 2018 (with a press opening on Saturday, June 2 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, June 24, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.  

Photo Flash: CSUF's DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID Dives Under the Sea this Friday Photo Photo Flash: CSUF's DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID Dives Under the Sea this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

The Broadway blockbuster, "Disney's The Little Mermaid," opens March 23 for Orange County audiences with family-friendly ticket prices ranging from $22-24. The Disney hit features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and book by Doug Wright

THE LITTLE MERMAID Offers A Fun, Family-Friendly Disney Musical At CSUF Photo THE LITTLE MERMAID Offers A Fun, Family-Friendly Disney Musical At CSUF
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

The Broadway blockbuster, "Disney's The Little Mermaid," opens March 23 for Orange County audiences with family-friendly ticket prices ranging from $22-24. The Disney hit features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and book by Doug Wright. The production is directed by Eve Himmelheber with choreography by Karl Warden and musical direction by Corey Hirsch, and runs March 23-April 15, 2018 in the Little Theatre on campus. Mermaid princess Ariel is fascinated by the world and lives of people on land and longs to join them. However, her father, King Triton, forbids contact. When she falls in love with the human Prince Eric from afar, she makes a deal with the evil Ursula to win his heart.

Photo Coverage: Shoshana Bean Performs Release Show for New Album 'Spectrum' Photo Photo Coverage: Shoshana Bean Performs Release Show for New Album 'Spectrum'
by Lily Lim - Mar 2, 2018

On Saturday, February 24, Shoshana Bean performed her album release show - Spectrum - at Ace Theater Downtown Los Angeles. Spectrum, Bean's fourth studio album which was released on February 9, is a fresh new take on the classic tradition of big band with arrangements by Grammy award-nominated arranger Alan Ferber.

Photo Coverage: LOVE ACTUALLY IN CONCERT At The Wallis Annenberg Photo Photo Coverage: LOVE ACTUALLY IN CONCERT At The Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Dec 20, 2017

This holiday season, the team behind Los Angeles' beloved 'For The Record series returned to The Wallis with a sold-out concert celebration of the soundtrack to one of the most entertaining holiday movies of all time, Love Actually.

BWW Review: Chance Theater presents Emotional, Intimate Staging of PARADE
by Michael Quintos - Jul 24, 2017

It is nearly impossible not to be emotionally affected by the events depicted in PARADE, the stirring, Tony Award-winning 1998 musical inspired by shocking actual events surrounding the trial of a man accused of raping and murdering a 13-year-old girl. It's certainly a heavy, morose subject to wrap an entire musical around, which is probably why PARADE is so rarely produced, despite its high-caliber book by Alfred Uhry and gorgeous music by Jason Robert Brown. But when the material is executed with emotional heft and interesting staging---as it mostly is in Chance Theater's latest production---the results can be powerful, gut-wrenching, and, most importantly, thought-provoking.

Photo Flash: PARADE Opens Tomorrow at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its production of PARADE, with book by Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, direction by Kari Hayter, and musical direction by Robyn Manion.

Tony Award-Winning Musical PARADE Comes to Chance Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its production of PARADE, with book by Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, direction by Kari Hayter, and musical direction by Robyn Manion. PARADE will preview from June 30 through July 7; regular performances will begin July 8 and continue through July 30 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage.

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