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Moonlight Stage Productions' to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Photo Moonlight Stage Productions' to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 6, 2021

Disney‚Äôs ‚ÄúBeauty and the Beast,‚ÄĚ the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, continues Moonlight Stage Productions‚Äô 40th¬†anniversary summer season with performances scheduled July 21 through August 7 at 8 p.m. at the Moonlight Amphitheatre.

BWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Moonlight Stage is not to be missed Photo BWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Moonlight Stage is not to be missed
by E.H. Reiter - Jun 18, 2021

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, now playing at Moonlight Amphitheater through July 3rd is a joyful, colorful, and exuberant show with powerhouse vocals that would blow the roof of the theatre if the amphitheater had one.

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Will Be Performed By Moonlight Stage Productions in June and July Photo ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Will Be Performed By Moonlight Stage Productions in June and July
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021

First, the Moonlight celebrates the 40th anniversary of its founding in 1981 and its subsequent productions of 219 shows both at the Moonlight Amphitheatre and the AVO Playhouse. Its second milestone is its return to the stage following a near year-and-a-half nationwide shutdown of live events during the pandemic.

Jacob's Pillow of Onsite and Virtual Programming During Pandemic Photo Jacob's Pillow of Onsite and Virtual Programming During Pandemic
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2021

In what continues to be a challenging time for dancemakers to find ways to make and present work, the Pillow has deepened many of its preexisting relationships with artists as well as opened its doors for new ventures, resulting in a diverse and provocative array of artistic projects from January through June.

BWW Review: Timely New Play HUMAN INTEREST STORY Focuses on Homelessness, Celebrity W Photo BWW Review: Timely New Play HUMAN INTEREST STORY Focuses on Homelessness, Celebrity Worship and Truth in American Journalism
by Shari Barrett - Feb 24, 2020

This thought-provoking testament to the universal struggle of living day-to-day in a society whose apathy seems to know no bounds for the down-and-out will grab your attention and keep you at the edge of your seat as Jane Doe's story unfolds. Tanya Alexander's magnificent ability to morph herself from a homeless woman in dirty clothing, sitting on a park bench holding a sign stating a?oeI am NOT Invisiblea?? allows us to see where she has been and how much she really desires to pick herself up by her bootstraps and do whatever is necessary to survive. As she achieves celebrity status, Alexander opens to heart and soul and lets us see into Jane Doe's guilt of having survived when others have not. And as Jane Doe's fortunes rise, Alexander is costumed to perfection in lovely, form-fitting dresses designed by Shon LeBlanc that would allow Jane Doe to shine anywhere.

World Premiere Of HUMAN INTEREST STORY By Stephen Sachs Announced At Fountain Theatre Photo World Premiere Of HUMAN INTEREST STORY By Stephen Sachs Announced At Fountain Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 13, 2020

a?oeThe line between where you are now and sleeping in your car is much thinner than you think.a?? The Fountain Theatre presents the world premiere of a timely new play, written and directed by Stephen Sachs (Arrival & Departure, Citizen: An American Lyric, Bakersfield Mist), about homelessness, celebrity worship and the assault on American journalism. Human Interest Story opens at the Fountain on Feb. 15, where performances continue through April 5.

BWW Interview: I CAN DO THAT, Hector Guerrero's Sojourn Across A Chorus Line Photo BWW Interview: I CAN DO THAT, Hector Guerrero's Sojourn Across A Chorus Line
by Jonas Schwartz-Owen - Jan 8, 2020

The Welk Resort Theatre, located at the Welk Resort in San Diego, launches the Pulitzer Prize/Tony-winning A Chorus Line as part of its 39th Season. Director/Choreographer Hector Guerrero makes his debut on the Welk Resort stage with this beloved musical created by Michael Bennett in 1975 with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Ed Kleban, and a book by James Kirkwood Jr and Nicholas Dante. Guerrero spoke about his evolution as a dancer, choreographer, director as well as how this musical speaks to him.

VICTOR/VICTORIA Closes Moonlight Stage Productions' Summer Season Photo VICTOR/VICTORIA Closes Moonlight Stage Productions' Summer Season
by Julie Musbach - Aug 20, 2019

Moonlight Stage Productions concludes its 39th summer season with the San Diego Regional Premiere of a?oeVictor/Victoria,a?? September 11 - 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, priced $17 - $57, are on sale now online at moonlightstage.com or by phone by calling VisTix at (760) 724-2110.

WEST SIDE STORY Comes to The Moonlight Photo WEST SIDE STORY Comes to The Moonlight
by Julie Musbach - Aug 2, 2019

a?oeWest Side Story,a?? one of the most iconic American musicals of all time, continues Moonlight Stage Productions 39th summer season with performances from August 14 - 31, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Jacob's Pillow Archives Expands Resources, Launches New Podcast Photo Jacob's Pillow Archives Expands Resources, Launches New Podcast
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 15, 2019

Jacob's Pillow launches a new podcast from the Jacob's Pillow Archives. Available on Simplecast and coming soon to all podcast platforms, PillowVoices: Dance Through Time creates contemporary conversations by placing archival recordings in dialogue with narration and insight of current thought-leaders and scholars. PillowVoices expands the resources available from the Jacob's Pillow Archives to its global audience, one of the most extensive dance archives in the United States. 

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Announced At The Moonlight Amphitheatre Photo MATILDA THE MUSICAL Announced At The Moonlight Amphitheatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 1, 2019

Nine revolting children take center stage in the San Diego Regional Premiere production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical at the Moonlight Amphitheatre July 17 through August 3 at 8 p.m. The Tony Award-winning musical is inspired by the twisted genius of British author Roald Dahl (novels Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG among others; and the screenplays of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and is brought to life on The Moonlight stage by the creative team of Director Jamie Torcellini, Choreographer Colleen Kollar Smith, and Music Director and Conductor Elan McMahan

Photo Flash: Moonlight Stage Productions Presents THE PRODUCERS Photo Photo Flash: Moonlight Stage Productions Presents THE PRODUCERS
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 12, 2019

Moonlight Stage Productions opens its 39th summer season with the hit show that has won more Tony Awards than any other musical. Mel Brooks' 'The Producers' comes to the Moonlight Amphitheatre for the first time June 12 to June 29 at 8:00 p.m. Featuring the Broadway national tour sets and costumes, this comedic masterpiece is based on Mel Brooks' 1968 film of the same name.

BWW Review: Let Me Introduce You To DANIEL'S HUSBAND - A Perfect 10! Photo BWW Review: Let Me Introduce You To DANIEL'S HUSBAND - A Perfect 10!
by Gil Kaan - May 6, 2019

The Fountain Theatre's Southern California premiere of DANIEL'S HUSBAND has brought together a not-oft-enough, ideal convergence of uniformly talent of talents - with witty, realistic, heart-rendering dialogue by playwright Michael McKeever; sturdy, even-paced directing by Simon Levy; first-rate technical elements; and a pitch, pitch-perfect cast of five actors, each at the top of their individual games.

THE PRODUCERS Launches Moonlight's 39th Season Photo THE PRODUCERS Launches Moonlight's 39th Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 1, 2019

Moonlight Stage Productions opens its 39th summer season with the hit show that has won more Tony Awards than any other musical. Mel Brooks' The Producers comes to the Moonlight Amphitheatre for the first time June 12 to June 29 at 8:00 p.m. Featuring the Broadway national tour sets and costumes, this comedic masterpiece is based on Mel Brooks' 1968 film of the same name.

Bill Brochtrup, Tim Cummings Reunite at the Fountain in DANIEL'S HUSBAND Photo Bill Brochtrup, Tim Cummings Reunite at the Fountain in DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by Julie Musbach - Apr 1, 2019

There is the rule of law, and there are the laws of the heart. Which do we follow and when? The Fountain Theatre presents the funny, passionate and poignantSouthern California premiere of Daniel's Husband, the 2018 off-Broadway hit play byMichael McKeever that was hailed as "compelling" by The New York Times, "emotionally charged" by the Huffington Post and "beautiful and powerful" by the Daily Beast. Opening night is set for May 4, with performances continuing through June 23. Pay-what-you-want previews begin May 1.

New York Live Arts Presents Bill Shannon's TOUCH UPDATE Photo New York Live Arts Presents Bill Shannon's TOUCH UPDATE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 16, 2018

As part of its Live Feed program, New York Live Arts presents the New York City premiere of Bill Shannon's Touch Update, a new work exploring contemporary modes of digital versus interpersonal representation and physicality. Touch Update investigates social constructions and specific physical movement patterns that emanate from disabled bodies. Video wearables and installation art animate corporeal abstractions of dance, digital intimacy and human touch.

New York Live Arts Presents Bill Shannon's TOUCH UPDATE Photo New York Live Arts Presents Bill Shannon's TOUCH UPDATE
by Julie Musbach - Nov 5, 2018

As part of its Live Feed program, New York Live Arts presents the New York City premiere of Bill Shannon's Touch Update, a new work exploring contemporary modes of digital versus interpersonal representation and physicality. Touch Update investigates social constructions and specific physical movement patterns that emanate from disabled bodies. Video wearables and installation art animate corporeal abstractions of dance, digital intimacy and human touch.

New York Live Arts Presents Bill Shannon's TOUCH UPDATE Photo New York Live Arts Presents Bill Shannon's TOUCH UPDATE
by Marika O'Hara - Oct 30, 2018

New York Live Arts presents the New York City premiere of Bill Shannon's Touch Update, a new work exploring contemporary modes of digital versus interpersonal representation and physicality. Touch Update investigates social constructions and specific physical movement patterns that emanate from disabled bodies. Video wearables and installation art animate corporeal abstractions of dance, digital intimacy and human touch.

New York Live Arts Presents Bill Shannon's TOUCH UPDATE Photo New York Live Arts Presents Bill Shannon's TOUCH UPDATE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 10, 2018

As part of its Live Feed program, New York Live Arts presents the New York City premiere of Bill Shannon's Touch Update, a new work exploring contemporary modes of digital versus interpersonal representation and physicality. Touch Update investigates social constructions and specific physical movement patterns that emanate from disabled bodies. Video wearables and installation art animate corporeal abstractions of dance, digital intimacy and human touch.

Moonlight Stage Productions Sizzles in Season Closer CHICAGO Photo Moonlight Stage Productions Sizzles in Season Closer CHICAGO
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 28, 2018

CHICAGO, the longest-running American musical on Broadway, makes its long-awaited debut at the Moonlight Amphitheatre September 12 - 29 at 7:30 p.m. Two CHICAGO vets closely associated with the Broadway production bring extra spark to The Moonlight. Terra C. MacLeod, currently starring in the Broadway production of CHICAGO as Velma, takes on the role of Roxie at The Moonlight. Roxane Carrasco, playing Velma at The Moonlight, has played the same starring role in the Broadway production. Fellow Broadway vet David Engel returns to The Moonlight stage as Billy Flynn. MacLeod is also co-directing the Moonlight production alongside James Vasquez. Corey Wright, recently appearing in the Broadway national tour production of CHICAGO, choreographs while JD Dumas is musical director and Kenneth Gammie is conductor. Tickets range in price $17 - $57 and are on sale now through VisTix at (760) 724-2110 and online at moonlightstage.com.

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