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Birth Place:
Burbank, California
Bio:
LA-based performer. Credits include: IN TROUSERS (Knot Free Productions), ANNE, A NEW PLAY (Museum of Tolerance), THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Anchorage Concert Association), SHE LOVES ME (Actors Coop), HAITI (Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum). (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Burbank, California

Bio:
LA-based performer. Credits include: IN TROUSERS (Knot Free Productions), ANNE, A NEW PLAY (Museum of Tolerance), THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Anchorage Concert Association), SHE LOVES ME (Actors Coop), HAITI (Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum). (read complete bio)
The College Showcase Must Go On (Virtually!) - Part 36 Photo The College Showcase Must Go On (Virtually!) - Part 36
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020

We've been compiling showcase videos from college seniors all around the country. Although their performances were cancelled, the show must go on-- virtually!

BWW Review: Rarely Produced IN TROUSERS Intrigues at the Lounge Photo BWW Review: Rarely Produced IN TROUSERS Intrigues at the Lounge
by Don Grigware - Oct 14, 2019

Knot Free Productions Presents/In Trousers/book, music & lyrics by William Finn/directed by Ryan O'Connor/Lounge Theatre, Hollywood/musical director: Jake Anthony/through November 3 When I saw Stephen Sondheim's Company on Broadway in the early 1970s, I was overwhelmed by the speed at which the ensemble said their lines, sang their songs and just moved across the stage. I knew I was in the presence of genius, but I had to really listen and focus in order to keep up with them and understand what was happening. William Finn's In Trousers, composed in 1979 and revised in 1985 for off-Broadway and... so rarely produced, is akin to Company in this way. It moves with the speed of light, and the four actors never let down for a second. Later Finn composed March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, put together as Falsettos. These two along with In Trousers have often been referred t

Rarely Produced IN TROUSERS Comes To Lounge Theatre 10/11-11/03 Photo Rarely Produced IN TROUSERS Comes To Lounge Theatre 10/11-11/03
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019

Knot Free Productions presents In Trousers, a 'prequel' to William Finn's groundbreaking March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, directed by Ryan O'Connor.

BWW Interview: Actress/Producer Tal Fox Talks IN TROUSERS Photo BWW Interview: Actress/Producer Tal Fox Talks IN TROUSERS
by Don Grigware - Oct 4, 2019

Actress/Producer Tal Fox is about to open in the rarely produced In Trousers at The Lounge. In our conversation she tells us about this and her other theatrical chestnuts. TAL FOX  - Tal is an LA-based actress, singer and theater educator. Theater credits include: Max & Ruby (National Tour), The Christians (Center Theatre Group), Star Is Born 3, Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz (The Rockwell), Kiss Me, Kate, Urinetown, Sunday in the Park with George, Zorba, Hello Again, The Spitfire Grill, Ragtime... Tal holds a BFA in Musical Theater and BA in Communications from Pace University, and is also a producer, writer, and casting director. Producing credits include: Star is Born 3 (The Rockwell) and Dreamgirls (5-Star Theatricals). Casting work includes: Good Grief (Center Theater Group), Collective Rage (Theatre @ Boston Court), 5-Star Theatrical's productions of Shrek, Matilda, West Side Story, and The Music Man. Follow her on Instagram: @talmorningdew ~Tal  

Theatricum Presents First-Ever Revival of HAITI Photo Theatricum Presents First-Ever Revival of HAITI
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents the first-ever revival of a historical melodrama about the Haitian revolution that graced the stage at New York's Lafayette Theatre in Harlem in 1938 as part of the Federal Theatre Project. Haiti by William DuBois will join Theatricum's summer repertory season beginning July 28. Performances will continue at Theatricum's beautiful outdoor venue in Topanga through Sept. 29.

House 10 Productions Presents HER TURN: A Benefit Cabaret For TIME'S UP Photo House 10 Productions Presents HER TURN: A Benefit Cabaret For TIME'S UP
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

House 10 Productions is pleased to announce HER TURN: A Benefit Cabaret for TIME'S UP at Open Space Cafe (457 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036) in West Hollywood on May 20th. There will be two performances, one at 3PM & 8PM. The show features a girl-powered mix of classic pop, rock and musical theatre songs sung by an all-female cast. The purpose behind the cabaret is to highlight local TV & theatre talent and raise money for the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund.

Southland Company Closes Inaugural Season with Pertinent Production of William Shakes Photo Southland Company Closes Inaugural Season with Pertinent Production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The southland company closes their 2017 inaugural season with William Shakespeare's As You Like It this December, a visiting production at The Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. Directed by founding company member, Israel L pez Reyes, this pertinent production will feature live music by Marshall McDaniel, original compositions by Lea Madda, and the southland company ensemble members.

Southland Company Closes Inaugural Season with Pertinent Production of William Shakes Photo Southland Company Closes Inaugural Season with Pertinent Production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2017

The southland company closes their 2017 inaugural season with William Shakespeare's As You Like It this December, a visiting production at The Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. Directed by founding company member, Israel L pez Reyes, this pertinent production will feature live music by Marshall McDaniel, original compositions by Lea Madda, and the southland company ensemble members.

BWW Review: George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM Speaks Directly to the World's Current Politi Photo BWW Review: George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM Speaks Directly to the World's Current Political Turmoil
by Shari Barrett - Aug 2, 2017

ANIMAL FARM, Orwell's brilliant political satire about the corrupting influence of power, charts the fall of idealism and the rise of tyranny after the animals of Manor Farm rise up against their oppressive human owner in a struggle for rights, equality, gaining the right to make their own choices on how to live their lives. Onstage, the story is read by two children, the girl (Sierra Rose Friday) and boy (Shane McDermott), keeping the audience informed as to the action taking place or what has gone on off stage leading to that particular scene. It all begins as the animals, led by Snowball, an idealistic pig (Christopher Yarrow), take over the farm from Mr. Jones (Steve Fisher). Their plan goes well at first; all the animals are equal and content. But eventually, several of the other pigs, led by Napoleon (Mark Lewis) and Squealer (Melora Marshall), yield to the lure of power and start to make decisions that serve their own interests best, eventually leading them to proclaim that some animals are more equal than others. The quote, 'absolute power corrupts absolutely,' certainly applies to Orwell's masterful work.

Theatricum Botanicum presents Peter Hall's Stage Adaptation of George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

How do lies become truths? An acclaimed stage adaptation of Animal Farm, the classic novel by George Orwell, opens at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum on June 17, part of the company's "Rising Up" Summer 2017 Repertory Season.

BWW Interview: Working with Suzuki Master Teacher Ellen Lauren on A 'California' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 9, 2016

A very special production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is on stage right now at UCLA, presented by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. It features second- and third- year M.F.A. students from UCLA TFT's Department of Theater and is unique because it is being directed by Ellen Lauren, co-artistic director of New York's SITI Company and UCLA Visiting Associate Professor.