VIDEO: Get A First Look At ASSASINS At Hillcrest Center For The ArtsVIDEO: Get A First Look At ASSASINS At Hillcrest Center For The Arts
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2019

'Everybody's Got the Right' to their dream role in this gender-blind production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. Performing this August at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Look Into Genderblind ASSASSINS' Dystopian CarnivalPhoto Flash: A Look Into Genderblind ASSASSINS' Dystopian Carnival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

A gender-blind production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins is now running at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts [August 16 - 25, 2019, Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays at 8:00 pm, and Wednesday and Thursday performances at 8:00 pm] (more...)

Photo Flash: History And Herstory Meet In Genderblind ASSASSINSPhoto Flash: History And Herstory Meet In Genderblind ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019

Assassins will soon bring the infamous historical figures back to life with the musical's “everybody's got the right” very much at its center. This production of the Sondheim classic features gender-blind casting, with many of the traditionally male roles played by women. Meet the cast in this exclusive first look at the cast. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Gender-Blind Production Of ASSASSINSFull Casting Announced For Gender-Blind Production Of ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019

'Everybody's Got the Right' to their dream role in this gender-blind production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. Performing this August at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, full casting has now been announced. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 1/20/2019Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 1/20/2019
by BWW - Jan 20, 2019

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/20/2019 for Los Angeles (more...)

LIZZIE Moves To The Bootleg Theater In 2019LIZZIE Moves To The Bootleg Theater In 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2019

LIZZIE moves to the Bootleg Theater in 2019 (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/20/2018Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/20/2018
by BWW - Dec 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/20/2018 for Los Angeles (more...)

LIZZIE Moves To The Bootleg Theater In 2019LIZZIE Moves To The Bootleg Theater In 2019
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

LIZZIE moves to the Bootleg Theater in 2019 (more...)

Whack The Vote! LIZZIE Moves To The Bootleg Theater To Get Out The VoteWhack The Vote! LIZZIE Moves To The Bootleg Theater To Get Out The Vote
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Following the success of its initial run in September and an October extension, LIZZIE will now move to the Bootleg Theater to help fire up Los Angeles voters ahead of the midterm elections. This one-night-only event will take place on Nov. 5 7:30PM with voting resources available at the show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Critic's Pick LIZZIE Now ExtendedPhoto Flash: Critic's Pick LIZZIE Now Extended
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Due to the success of its initial run in September, LIZZIE has now been extended with an additional Halloween performance on October 31. Scroll down for photos from the recent run. (more...)

BWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS Musical Comedy Satirizes the Brotherhood of Backstabbing Men in the 1960s Corporate WorldBWW Review: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS Musical Comedy Satirizes the Brotherhood of Backstabbing Men in the 1960s Corporate World
by Shari Barrett - Aug 13, 2018

Climbing the corporate ladder has always been easy for some and difficult for others. This somewhat-dated story, given how the 'Me Too' movement has changed the male-female office environment these days, follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called 'How To Succeed In Business' to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the company 'Yes' men, backstabbing co-workers who want to succeed by causing you to fail, sexy secretaries looking for love and marriage, high-level executives who use their power to seduce sexy secretaries in private offices and at office parties, office-wide caffeine addiction, and, of course, true love. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For LIZZIE, Presented By Color & Light Theatre EnsembleFull Casting Announced For LIZZIE, Presented By Color & Light Theatre Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

126 years ago this week, the town of Fall River, MA, played unknowing host to one of the most infamous murders in history. The prime suspect was one Lizzie Borden. Her story has become an American legend, and now her story sings. (more...)

BWW Review: OC's Chance Theater presents Touching Musical VIOLETBWW Review: OC's Chance Theater presents Touching Musical VIOLET
by Michael Quintos - Feb 15, 2018

A quieter, more down-to-earth musical-but done so with a bellowing musical prowess thanks to book writer and lyricist Brian Crawley and composer Jeanine Tesori-VIOLET explores the multiple layers of feelings associated with being and living life as an 'other' within an environment that promotes (and unfairly rewards) societal normalcy and uniformity-and all the baggage that comes with it. The delicate yet still poignantly powerful 1997 award-winning off-Broadway musical continues its regional premiere production (based on the 2014 Broadway revival) at Orange County's Chance Theater in Anaheim through March 4, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chance Theater presents VIOLET; Opening SaturdayPhoto Flash: Chance Theater presents VIOLET; Opening Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its production of Violet, which will kick off its 20th Anniversary Season. The show has book and lyrics by Brian Crawley, music by Jeanine Tesori, direction and choreography by Kari Hayter, and musical direction by Robyn Manion. Violet will preview from February 2 through February 9; regular performances will begin February 10 and continue through March 4 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Tony Nominated VIOLET Kicks off Chance's 20th SeasonTony Nominated VIOLET Kicks off Chance's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its production of Violet, which will kick off its 20th Anniversary Season. The show has book and lyrics by Brian Crawley, music by Jeanine Tesori, direction and choreography by Kari Hayter, and musical direction by Robyn Manion. Violet will preview from February 2 through February 9; regular performances will begin February 10 and continue through March 4 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Review: Torrance Theatre Company's SISTER ACT is a Sparkling Musical Tribute to the Universal Power of FriendshipReview: Torrance Theatre Company's SISTER ACT is a Sparkling Musical Tribute to the Universal Power of Friendship
by Shari Barrett - Aug 10, 2017

Each summer, the Torrance Theatre Company opens its season with a musical production at the James Armstrong Theatre. This year, it's SISTER ACT, the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg as disco diva Deloris Van Cartier, who witnesses a murder and is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Featuring original music by Tony (and eight-time Oscar) winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The Torrance Theatre Company production is directed by Jim Hormel with musical direction by Bradley Hampton, and choreography by Christopher Albrecht, and features an outstanding live orchestra who knows how to rock the house! The production features a cast of 30 actors from all over Southern California, starring Ashley Elizabeth Crowe as Deloris who transforms herself into Sister Mary Clarence. Crowe will grab your attention every moment she is on stage with her booming voice and over-the-top energy. (more...)