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BWW Review: Languid Production of FRANKENSTEIN Will Have No One Clamoring, β€œIt's Al Photo BWW Review: Languid Production of FRANKENSTEIN Will Have No One Clamoring, β€œIt's Alive!”
by Jonas Schwartz-Owen - Aug 23, 2019

The California Premiere of Nick Dear's adaptation of Frankenstein features a heartbreaking performance by Michael Manuel as a creature born innocent but ugly, taught to hate and rebel against humanity. Manuel carries the production on his hulking shoulders, which becomes crippling due to a confounding script and unusually lifeless direction from Los Angeles star director Michael Michetti.

BWW Interview: Expert Class Clown Kasey Mahaffy Transforms Seriously in FRANKENSTEIN Photo BWW Interview: Expert Class Clown Kasey Mahaffy Transforms Seriously in FRANKENSTEIN
by Gil Kaan - Jul 26, 2019

The California premiere of Nick Dear's adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic novel, FRANKENSTEIN, launches A Noise Within's 2019-2020 season August 11, 2019. Much in-demand director Michael Michetti helms Michael Manuel as The Creature and Kasey Mahaffy as Dr. Victor Frankenstein, presenting Shelley's tale from the atypical perspective of The Creature. Having seen Kasey in ANW's stunning MAN OF LA MANCHA and the hysterical NOISES OFF, I jumped at the chance to interview this talented actor/performer.

The Laugh Factory Is Open For Business - NOISES OFF Returns! Photo The Laugh Factory Is Open For Business - NOISES OFF Returns!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019

A Noise Within (ANW), California's acclaimed classic repertory theatre, is bringing back its smash hit production of Michael Frayn's hilarious off-the-wall comedy Noises Off for a limited engagement from May 21 through June 9, 2019. Reviving a critical and audience favorite for all to enjoy, ANW Producing Artistic Directors Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott will once again direct the play-within-a-play that pays homage to the art of theatre-making as chaos reigns onstage and off! There will be press performances on Saturday, May 25 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m.

COME FROM AWAY and More Win Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards Photo COME FROM AWAY and More Win Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced the recipients of its 50th annual awards for distinguished achievement in theatre last night, Monday, April 8, 2019, at Pasadena Playhouse. Wenzel Jones presided over the festivities, and Christopher Raymond served as music director.

LA Drama Critics Circle Announces Nominations For 2018 Theatrical Excellence And Cele Photo LA Drama Critics Circle Announces Nominations For 2018 Theatrical Excellence And Celebrates 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC), which presented its first awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Ventura County a half-century ago, has begun the gala celebration of its 50th anniversary by announcing its nominations for the year 2018 (Dec. 1, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2018).

A Noise Within Presents Tennessee Williams' Great American Play THE GLASS MENAGERIE Photo A Noise Within Presents Tennessee Williams' Great American Play THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

A Noise Within,  California's acclaimed classic repertory theatre, is proud to present the play that made Tennessee Williams a household name, The Glass Menagerie. ANW Producing Artistic Director Geoff Elliott will direct the great American play that made its debut in Chicago in 1944 and a year later earned Williams the New York Drama Critic's Circle Award when it moved to Broadway. The Glass Menagerie performs from Feb. 24 through April 26. Previews begin Feb. 24 and press opening night is March 2.

ANW Presents ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD Begins 10/7 Photo ANW Presents ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD Begins 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre, presents Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the Tony Award-winning play that first brought Stoppard to the attention of an international audience - a position he has held in the half century since its premiere in 1967. ANW Producing Artistic Director Geoff Elliott directs. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead performs from October 7 to November 18 (Press Opening October 13).

Charles Dickens' Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL At ANW Photo Charles Dickens' Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL At ANW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues the cherished holiday tradition of presenting its well-loved production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol this year, onstage for the seventh holiday season. This time-honored tale of forgiveness plays 17 performances only, Saturday, December 1 through Sunday, December 23, 2018. After the show, audience members are invited to enjoy a cup of cider and take photos with the cast.

ANW Presents ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD Begins 10/7 Photo ANW Presents ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD Begins 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre, presents Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the Tony Award-winning play that first brought Stoppard to the attention of an international audience - a position he has held in the half century since its premiere in 1967. ANW Producing Artistic Director Geoff Elliott directs. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead performs from October 7 to November 18 (Press Opening October 13).

MAN OF LA MANCHA Returns To A Noise Within Today Photo MAN OF LA MANCHA Returns To A Noise Within Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre presents critical and audience favorite Man of La Mancha by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion, original production staged by Albert Marre, originally produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James, and based on Cervantes' Don Quixote. ANW Artistic Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott directs. La Mancha performs August 16 - September 9, 2018 (Press Opening August 18).

 A Noise Within Presents MAN OF LA MANCHA Photo A Noise Within Presents MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre presents critical and audience favorite Man of La Mancha by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion, original production staged by Albert Marre, originally produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James, and based on Cervantes' Don Quixote. ANW Artistic Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott directs. La Mancha performs August 16 - September 9, 2018 (Press Opening August 18).

 A Noise Within Presents MAN OF LA MANCHA Photo A Noise Within Presents MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre presents critical and audience favorite Man of La Mancha by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion, original production staged by Albert Marre, originally produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James, and based on Cervantes' Don Quixote. ANW Artistic Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott directs. La Mancha performs August 16 - September 9, 2018 (Press Opening August 18).

A Noise Within Adds Dates for NOISES OFF Photo A Noise Within Adds Dates for NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

 A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, is bringing back its smash hit production of MICHAEL FRAYN's hilarious NOISES OFF from now until Saturday, May 26, 2018, reviving a critical and audience favorite for all to enjoy. Two performances on Saturday, May 26 were just added due to popular demand.

BWW Review: A Noise Within's So ON With their NOISES OFF Photo BWW Review: A Noise Within's So ON With their NOISES OFF
by Gil Kaan - Apr 29, 2018

A Noise Within most successfully revives their 2011 audience favorite, Michael Frayn's 1982 NOISES OFF. Co-directors Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott sure-handedly lead their comically gifted cast through a fast moving two-hour-forty-minute romp of the most expert props handling, laser sharp comic timing and funny, naturalistic, three-dimensional characters. Time just whizzes up with this guffaw-inducing cast oft times making their entrances and exits through the seated audience.

MAN OF LA MANCHA Returns To A Noise Within 8/16 Photo MAN OF LA MANCHA Returns To A Noise Within 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre presents critical and audience favorite Man of La Mancha by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion, original production staged by Albert Marre, originally produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James, and based on Cervantes' Don Quixote. ANW Artistic Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott directs. La Mancha performs August 16 - September 9, 2018 (Press Opening August 18).

NOISES OFF Starts April 21 at A Noise Within Photo NOISES OFF Starts April 21 at A Noise Within
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, is bringing back its smash hit production of MICHAEL FRAYN's hilarious NOISES OFF from Saturday, April 21 to Sunday, May 20, 2018, reviving a critical and audience favorite for all to enjoy. Featuring most of the original A Noise Within cast, Noises Off, directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott, pays tribute to the art of theatre-making itself as chaos reigns onstage and off.

BWW Review: A Noise Within's HENRY V Zeroes in on the Steely Aspects of War Photo BWW Review: A Noise Within's HENRY V Zeroes in on the Steely Aspects of War
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 16, 2018

By the time Shakespeare gets to the last of his history plays concerning the Wars of the Roses, HENRY V, the party boy who would be king has become a man. Gone are the indiscretions of youth seen in the earlier HENRY IV plays, which follow young Prince Hal on his escapades with Falstaff and the Eastcheap gang. When HENRY V opens, it is the responsibilities of a monarch that now weigh heavily on the new king's head, amid increasing tensions with France.

Shakespeare's HENRY V Begins 2/4 at A Noise Within Photo Shakespeare's HENRY V Begins 2/4 at A Noise Within
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, presents its first production of Shakespeare's history play Henry V, co-directed by Artistic Directors Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott. ANW streamlines the story into a dynamic thrill ride infused with modern relevance.

BWW Review: The Wallis Uncovers THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD for the Holidays Photo BWW Review: The Wallis Uncovers THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD for the Holidays
by Ellen Dostal - Dec 4, 2017

This year for the holidays, The Wallis has traded its typical musical theatre fare (Into the Woods/2014, Guys & Dolls/2015, Merrily We Roll Along/2016) for something a little less traditional but even more imaginative and fun Vesturport Theatre's THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD by playwright David Farr.

THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD Shoots First Arrows Tonight at The Wallis Photo THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD Shoots First Arrows Tonight at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

The Heart of Robin Hood, a heart-pounding, eye-popping new adventure directed by Gisli rn Gardarsson and Selma Bj rnsd ttir from Iceland's innovative theater company Vesturport and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) starts first performance previews tonight, November 29, with an opening night set for Friday, December 1, and continues through Sunday, December 17.

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