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Bio:
Kitty McNamee is a highly regarded choreographer and director working across media. McNamee earned distinction from Dance Magazine as an artist with ?an outsize talent for that most elusive gift, originality.? Kitty began her career as the Artistic Director of Hysterica Dance Co., a consistently ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Kitty McNamee is a highly regarded choreographer and director working across media. McNamee earned distinction from Dance Magazine as an artist with ?an outsize talent for that most elusive gift, originality.? Kitty began her career as the Artistic Director of Hysterica Dance Co., a consistently ... (read complete bio)
Composer Anna Clyne Releases MYTHOLOGIES, Performed By BBC Symphony Orchestra Photo Composer Anna Clyne Releases MYTHOLOGIES, Performed By BBC Symphony Orchestra
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 3, 2020

On Friday, October 16, 2020, composer Anna Clyne releases Mythologies, a portrait album of five orchestral works recorded live by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, on AVIE Records.

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Presents Virtual, Reimagined Season Photo Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Presents Virtual, Reimagined Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2020

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary is pleased to announce a reimagined, virtual 58th season, July 25 - August 9, 2020.

BWW Review: PETER PAN & TINKER BELL Panto Flies Into Laguna Playhouse Photo BWW Review: PETER PAN & TINKER BELL Panto Flies Into Laguna Playhouse
by Michael Quintos - Dec 14, 2019

The family-friendly fun of Lythgoe Family Productions' annual holiday British Panto returns to the Laguna Playhouse, this time with the reimagined Yuletide re-telling of PETER PAN & TINKER BELL: A PIRATE'S CHRISTMAS, which continues through December 29, 2019 in the city of Laguna Beach. Overall, the show is an amusing, energetic Panto, though admittedly not as over-the-top as the two previous holiday Panto's that I have seen staged here. Still, the show had me smiling the whole time, and it's safe to say that you and your family will like sharing the experience, too.

Neil Patrick Harris, Garrett Clayton and More to Perform at LYTHGOE FAMILY PANTO Photo Neil Patrick Harris, Garrett Clayton and More to Perform at LYTHGOE FAMILY PANTO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 12, 2019

Each year, in the decade since the Lythgoe Family first introduced Panto to American audiences, stars of TV, film and Broadway come together at the holidays-many returning year after year-to perform alongside local talent in cities across the U.S. This year's offerings include the beloved tales of Snow White, Aladdin and Peter Pan, featuring Richard Karn, Garrett Clayton, Neil Patrick Harris and many others. Past productions have featured the star power of Ariana Grande, Jordan Fisher, Morgan Fairchild, Lucy Lawless, John O'Hurley, Tamyra Gray and Alex Newell, among others.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2019

Photo Flash: PETER PAN & TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS At Laguna Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: PETER PAN & TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS At Laguna Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 6, 2019

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) presents Lythgoe Family Panto's PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS,

Lincoln Clauss, Dakota Lotus, Bryce Charles and More Join  PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: Photo Lincoln Clauss, Dakota Lotus, Bryce Charles and More Join PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2019

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) announce that LINCOLN CLAUSS (Broadway's Bat Out of Hell) will star as a?oePeter Pan,a?? DAKOTA LOTUS (Disney's a?oeCoop & Cami Ask The Worlda??) will star as a?oeJohn Darling, a?? BRYCE CHARLES (Pasadena Playhouse Ragtime, The Book of Mormon) will star as a?oeWendy Darling,a?? BEN GIROUX (a?oeBack to the 90s,a?? Nickelodeon's a?oeHenry Dangera??) will star as a?oeSmeea?? and CLARICE ORDAZ (a?oeSo You Think You Can Dancea??) will star as a?oeTiger Lilya?? in Lythgoe Family Panto's PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS, written by Kris Lythgoe, with choreography by Kitty McNamee, musical direction by Doug Peck and directed by BT McNicholl. They will join the previously announced TV and Broadway actor John O'Hurley (a?oeSeinfeld,a?? a?oeDancing with the Stars,a?? Broadway's Chicago) starring as a?oeCaptain Hooka?? and Ashley Argota (Laguna Playhouse Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose) starring as a?oeTinker Bell.a?? PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS will begin performances on Wednesday, December 4 and run through Sunday, December 29, 2019 with a press opening on Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 pm at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. Casting is led by LFP Producer Becky Lythgoe.

Lythgoe Family Panto Announces 2019 Holiday Touring Season Photo Lythgoe Family Panto Announces 2019 Holiday Touring Season
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 11, 2019

From the family behind TV's American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, Lythgoe Family Panto produces live, interactive musical theater for the whole family. Panto is a uniquely British holiday theatrical tradition dating back to the 1700s, taking classic fairy tales and blending them with pop culture and music, with comedic scripts, improvised moments and local references. Panto creates a raucus, interactive environment where everyone participates in the fun.

BWW Review: Women Rising Triumphantly -- Choreography From The Female Perspective, Fe Photo BWW Review: Women Rising Triumphantly -- Choreography From The Female Perspective, Featuring Ten Dance Companies Led By Women At The Ford Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Aug 29, 2019

Celebrating the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote; assembled and produced by Deborah Brockus, artistic director of the annual Los Angeles Dance Festival. Deborah Brockus has assembled another TKO of a presentation.  This time at the aesthetically invigorating and lovely renovated Ford Theatre; originally entitled, prophetically first named, The PILGRIMAGE Theatre.  It was an enlivening evening from start to finish.  Ms. Brockus is a hands-on participant, besides organizing, directing, choreographing and publicizing and cheerleading all involved, she was there to greet the theatre goers and anyone coming to support and witness this celebration.  Take note of her tenacity and perseverance.  

WOMEN RISING Announced At The Ford Theatres Photo WOMEN RISING Announced At The Ford Theatres
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 24, 2019

Ford Theatres presents Women Rising a?" Choreography from the Female Perspective, a program assembled and produced by Deborah Brockus, artistic director of the annual Los Angeles Dance Festival, featuring a stellar line up of nine Los Angeles-area choreographers and dance companies on Friday, August 16 at 8:30pm at Ford Theatres.

WOMEN RISING Comes To The Ford Theatres, August 16 Photo WOMEN RISING Comes To The Ford Theatres, August 16
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 9, 2019

Ford Theatres presents Women Rising - Choreography from the Female Perspective, a program assembled and produced by Deborah Brockus, artistic director of the annual Los Angeles Dance Festival, featuring a stellar line up of ten Los Angeles-area choreographers and dance companies on Friday, August 16 at 8:30pm at Ford Theatres.

Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think of LA TRAVIATA at LA Opera? Photo Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think of LA TRAVIATA at LA Opera?
by Alan Henry - Jun 5, 2019

LA Opera's La Traviata is currently running through June 22 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Let's see what the critics think about the production...

BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Photo BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Maria Nockin - Jun 2, 2019

On June 1, 2019, Los Angeles Opera revived Marta Domingo's production of Giuseppe Verdi's beloved La Traviata (The Lost One). The story concerns Marie Duplessis, an enormously famous courtesan whose life has fascinated the public for well over a century. She is the subject of La Dame aux Camelias (The Lady of the Camelias) by Alexandre Dumas the younger, who claimed to be one of Marie's lovers and she is the heroine of Verdi's opera. Los Angeles Opera reprised its 2006 production of La Traviata for the third time on June 1, 2019, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

LA Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA Photo LA Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA
by Julie Musbach - May 29, 2019

Placido Domingo has announced final details about the company's upcoming presentation of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, conducted by James Conlon

BWW TV: Watch Laura Osnes & More Perform at SDCF's Mr. Abbott Awards! Photo BWW TV: Watch Laura Osnes & More Perform at SDCF's Mr. Abbott Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 26, 2019

Last night Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the non-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), hosted the annual "Mr. Abbott" Award gala and celebrated the 60th anniversary of SDC.

Wake Up With BWW 3/25: SPONGEBOB on the Kids Choice Awards, Patti LuPone on POSE, and Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/25: SPONGEBOB on the Kids Choice Awards, Patti LuPone on POSE, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Monday! Time to kick off the first full week of spring by catching up on the top Broadway news!

David Hyde Pierce to Host the 2019 Mr. Abbott Award Gala Photo David Hyde Pierce to Host the 2019 Mr. Abbott Award Gala
by Julie Musbach - Feb 20, 2019

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), today announced SDC Member, and Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce will host the 2019 "Mr. Abbott" Award Gala on March 25 at the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF). In honor of this special evening Concord Theatricals and The Shubert Organization, Inc. will serve as lead sponsors.

Orchestra Of St. Luke's Launches DeGaetano Composition Institute With First Edition L Photo Orchestra Of St. Luke's Launches DeGaetano Composition Institute With First Edition Led By Composer Anna Clyne
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2018

The Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) has announced the launch of the DeGaetano Composition Institute, with the first edition taking place in July 2019 at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Four exceptional emerging composers will be selected through a national call-for-scores to workshop new works for chamber orchestra under the leadership of 2019 mentor and composer Anna Clyne. This new initiative was established through a generous gift from the estate of pianist, composer and teacher Robert DeGaetano, and will occur annually each July.  

LA Opera Presents DON CARLO Starring Placido Domingo Photo LA Opera Presents DON CARLO Starring Placido Domingo
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 27, 2018

Placido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced final details about the company's season-opening presentation of Giuseppe Verdi's monumental Don Carlo.

MUSE/IQUE Announces Summer Programming Updates For STATES/UNITED Photo MUSE/IQUE Announces Summer Programming Updates For STATES/UNITED
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 5, 2018

MUSE/IQUE, Pasadena's pioneering live music organization and counter-conventional orchestra, announces additional programming for its inaugural summer series at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens on June 30, July 28 and August 25, 2018. Performances will take place at the Brown Garden Lawn, adjacent to the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art. Tickets are on sale now at http://muse-ique.com/. Aptly titled STATES/UNITED: Mapping Musical America, the three-part series of live events at the Huntington will celebrate and explore the unique American sound.

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