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PBS to Air ANN Starring Holland Taylor This June Photo PBS to Air ANN Starring Holland Taylor This June
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 29, 2020

This summer, Great Performances explores the lives of two trailblazing American women with two acclaimed theatrical productions. Great Performances: Ann, Emmy Award winner Holland Taylor's compelling portrayal of the legendary Texas Governor Ann Richards, premieres Friday, June 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS.

Pasadena Playhouse Announces Upcoming Community & Learning Programming Photo Pasadena Playhouse Announces Upcoming Community & Learning Programming
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2020

Pasadena Playhouse, State Theater of California, continues its commitment to the community by offering three interactive online classes this summer. These community and learning programs are designed to enrich the experience of theater for children, new and existing patrons, lifelong learners, community members, and more.

BWW Review: Re-Imagined 21st Century Version of HAMLET THE ROCK MUSICAL Begins World  Photo BWW Review: Re-Imagined 21st Century Version of HAMLET THE ROCK MUSICAL Begins World Tour at the El Portal in NoHo
by Shari Barrett - Feb 17, 2020

HAMLET THE ROCK MUSICAL with book, music and lyrics by Cliff Jones, with additional music and lyrics by Craig Fair, has undergone a few incarnations since its Broadway run in the late 70s. The launch of a re-imagined 21st Century version, produced by David Carver Music, magnificently directed by Bill Castellino, with conductor Doug Oberhamer's music direction and choreography by Janet Roston, certainly proves there's something still rockin' in Denmark! And even those not familiar with the Shakespeare's classic tragedy will be able to understand the story, performed as a sung-through musical with enough heartfelt emotions on display to leave no doubt as to how and why the characters interact with one another to mostly bad results.

VIDEO: First Look at HAMLET THE ROCK MUSICAL at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollyw Photo VIDEO: First Look at HAMLET THE ROCK MUSICAL at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2020

David Carver Music presents HAMLET THE ROCK MUSICAL featuring music and lyrics by Cliff Jones and additional music, lyrics and orchestrations by Craig Fair.

HAMLET THE ROCK MUSICAL to Open at the El Portal Theatre Photo HAMLET THE ROCK MUSICAL to Open at the El Portal Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2020

David Carver Music will present HAMLET THE ROCK MUSICAL featuring music and lyrics by Cliff Jones and additional music, lyrics and orchestrations by Craig Fair.

HAMLET THE ROCK MUSICAL World Tour is Coming to El Portal Theatre Photo HAMLET THE ROCK MUSICAL World Tour is Coming to El Portal Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2020

In 1976 on Broadway, just 11 songs into the 2-hour performance, the audience erupted into a show stopping standing ovation. That, and the well-earned nightly show-ending standing ovations proved how powerful and moving this musical was in '76 and will be again in February, with the re-imagined 21st century version of Hamlet The Rock Musical.

Photo Flash: (mostly)musicals Heads Into The DOG DAYS Of Summer With A Look Back At B Photo Photo Flash: (mostly)musicals Heads Into The DOG DAYS Of Summer With A Look Back At BODY LANGUAGE
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2019

(mostly)musicals is PANTING to tell you about our NEXT edition - DOG DAYS of Summer (an off-the-leash cabaret) on Monday, 8.12.19!

GOOD ENOUGH to Receive Workshop Production with TMB Photo GOOD ENOUGH to Receive Workshop Production with TMB
by Julie Musbach - Jun 11, 2019

TMB presents the workshop production of a world premiere play, GOOD ENOUGH, written and performed by Ted McGrath and directed by James Barbour. GOOD ENOUGH will open on Friday, July 26 and perform through Sunday, August 25 at the Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For (mostly)musicals: BODY LANGUAGE Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For (mostly)musicals: BODY LANGUAGE
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2019

(mostly)musicals is BACK with their 33rd edition, BODY Language (a cabaret for every BODY), on Monday June 3rd at the newly renamed Feinstein's at Vitello's! The evening will be in the capable HANDS of Gregory Nabours at the piano and will feature performers you'll be HEAD over HEELS for, from Broadway and LA, singing songs about ANATOMY!

(mostly)musicals Returns with BODY LANGUAGE Photo (mostly)musicals Returns with BODY LANGUAGE
by Julie Musbach - May 28, 2019

(mostly)musicals is BACK with their 33rd edition, BODY Language (a cabaret for every BODY), on Monday June 3rd at the newly renamed Feinstein's at Vitello's! The evening will be in the capable HANDS of Gregory Nabours at the piano, and will feature performers you'll be HEAD over HEELS for, from Broadway and LA, singing songs about ANATOMY!

(mostly)musicals Invites You To FACE The Music With BODY LANGUAGE Photo (mostly)musicals Invites You To FACE The Music With BODY LANGUAGE
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2019

(mostly)musicals is BACK with their 33rd edition, BODY Language... an anatomically correct cabaret! The evening will feature Gregory Nabours at the piano, our open mic afterparty, and incredible performers from Broadway and LA singing songs about ANATOMY!

BWW Interview: Playwrights Let Their Hair Down for BRUSHES Photo BWW Interview: Playwrights Let Their Hair Down for BRUSHES
by Don Grigware - Mar 26, 2019

Brushes by co-playwrights Cathy Hamilton and Carol Starr Schneider is set to open at the Whitefire Saturday March 30. These gals recently sat down and chatted about the play.

BRUSHES: A COMEDY OF HAIRS to Receive World Premiere At Whitefire Theatre Photo BRUSHES: A COMEDY OF HAIRS to Receive World Premiere At Whitefire Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Mar 22, 2019

MB Artists and the Whitefire Theatre present the world premiere of BRUSHES: A Comedy of Hairs, written by Cathy Hamilton and Carol Starr Schneider, directed by Kevin Bailey. BRUSHES untangles the hysterically complicated relationship between women and their hair since time immemorial. This smart, sassy, shiny new play deals with disaster, vanity, envy,    self-doubt, sex, death - even the law - are explored in hilarious and poignant style. In a series of vignettes, the follicular follies flow from the Bad Hair Days Inn to a new salon on the block called Blow Me Now. 

BWW Review: RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET Gloriously Re-Visits the Rubicon Theatre G Photo BWW Review: RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET Gloriously Re-Visits the Rubicon Theatre Galaxy to Celebrate its 20th Anniversary Season
by Shari Barrett - Oct 30, 2018

The musical is a send-up of the cult classic movie and other sci-fi films and TV shows of the 1950s, melded with plot elements from "The Tempest" along with dialogue bits from multiple Shakespeare plays. That was part of the fun for me, catching so many Shakespearean quotes perfectly placed in the dialogue of Bob Carlton's musical set on a spaceship sometime in the future, featuring a galaxy of 1950's and 1960's rock and roll classics including "Wipeout," "Good Vibrations," "Great Balls of Fire," "All Shook Up," "Monster Mash" and "We Gotta Get Out of this Place." And what an outrageously fabulous band under the musical direction of Trevor Wheetman and Omar D. Brancato, both of whom rocked the house on guitars while believably playing Ensign crew members onstage.

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET Photo Rubicon Theatre Company Presents RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 10, 2018

Get ready to blast off as Rubicon Theatre Company presents the hilarious, out-of-this-world musical RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, returning to Ventura after its acclaimed run in 2016. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical, this fabulously campy send-up of "Forbidden Planet" and other sci-fi films and TV shows of the 1950s and 1960's melds plot elements from The Tempestwith language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. Set on a spaceship sometime in the future, the show features a galaxy of rock-and-roll classics, including "Wipeout," "Good Vibrations," "Great Balls of Fire," "All Shook Up, and "Monster Mash." The jukebox musical spoof rockets into orbit just in time for Halloween - with a gala costume party on Saturday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line on the Harbor. Low-priced previews are October 17-19. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through November 4.

The Foundation For New American Musicals Presents THE MOLLYHOUSE In A Special Staged  Photo The Foundation For New American Musicals Presents THE MOLLYHOUSE In A Special Staged Reading
by Julie Musbach - Sep 26, 2018

The Foundation for New American Musicals invites you to join us on Sunday, October 14 in a beautiful garden setting for a one-time only staged reading event of an exciting and timely new musical, THE MOLLYHOUSE, by Richard Hanson (book and lyrics) and Divya Maus (music).

LA's Next Great Stage Star Announced Photo LA's Next Great Stage Star Announced
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2018

'LAs Next Great Stage Star is more than a competition - it is an experience, deeply felt and expressed by these super-talented young people who are the new faces of our business. If this is any indication, the future of theatre is in good hands!!' - Multi-Million selling recording artist and author, Sam Harris

Stage And Screen Star Judges Join LA's Next Great Stage Star Photo Stage And Screen Star Judges Join LA's Next Great Stage Star
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 15, 2018

On August 27th, the Debbie Reynolds Main stage at the historic El Portal Theater will host the 12th annual LA's Next Great Stage Star(R), following a six week competition.  Creator, Michael Sterling, along with his Co-Executive Producer and Co-Sponsor, Barbara Van Orden, are proud to offer this annual opportunity to talented individuals seeking to spotlight their abilities. Presented by Princess Cruises LA's Next Great Stage Star(R) is the only competition of its kind in the Western United States.

Casting Announced for THE WORLD GOES ROUND at Reprise 2.0 Photo Casting Announced for THE WORLD GOES ROUND at Reprise 2.0
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 8, 2018

REPRISE 2.0, led by Producing Artistic Director Marcia Seligson, in association with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Department of Theater (UCLA TFT) chaired by Brian Kite, announces Dawnn Lewis (This Is Us, Major Crimes and IZombie), Valerie Perri (LA Shubert Theatre Evita, Jerome Robbins' Broadway) Larry Cedar (Deadwood), Kelley Dorney (Annie at Hollywood Bowl) and Michael Starr (Bright Star national tour) for its production of The World Goes 'Round with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and conceived by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman, and David Thompson. It will play September 5 through September 16 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse.  

REPRISE 2.0 Announces THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Photo REPRISE 2.0 Announces THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND
by Julie Musbach - Jul 27, 2018

REPRISE 2.0, led by Producing Artistic Director Marcia Seligson, in association with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Department of Theater (UCLA TFT) chaired by Brian Kite, announces its production of The World Goes 'Round with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and conceived by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman, and David Thompson. It will play September 5 through September 16 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse.  The World Goes 'Round will be directed by Richard Israel with choreography by John Todd, and musical direction by Gerald Sternbach.

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