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BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Salutes Comden and Green: It's a Perfect Relationship
by Don Grigware - Apr 8, 2013

On Sunday April 7 Kritzerland presented its monthly tribute to great composers, this time around in honor ofthe incomparable lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green, entitled Just in Time: The Songs of Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

BWW Reviews: Late Great Composer Billy Barnes Gets His Due via Live Kritzerland Tribute at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal
by Don Grigware - Mar 4, 2013

Many people do not realize, with the exception of us theatre junkies, that Billy Barnes, who regretfully passed from us in September of last year, was without a doubt the keenest composer of the theatre revue. He also created special material for TV's Laugh-In and The Carol Burnett Show, among others. His ingenious theatre revues date back to the 50s with The Billy Barnes Revue of 1959 all the way up to 1983's Movie Star, which had a long run at the Westwood Playhouse, now known as the Geffen. Bruce Kimmel remembers, as he knew the man well and recorded Billy Barnes L.A. Thanks to Kimmel a whole generation of musical theatre fans got a chance to hear up close and personal some of Barnes' greatest, saucy, yet little known achievements at a special Kritzerland show Billy! on Saturday March 2 at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal.

Photo Flash: Paul Ainsley's Celebration of Life in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2013

On Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the North Hollywood Church of Religious Science some of Hollywood and Broadway's finest gathered to honor and remember Paul Ainsley, who passed away on January 20, 2013. The afternoon was not a memorial as much as it was a celebration - a roast - a closing night party. It was an event that would have had partying right next to all his friends. Scroll below for photos from the event!

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Offers Jubilant Salute to Steven Schwartz at Sterling's
by Don Grigware - Feb 6, 2013

To quote one of Steven Schwartz' most famous songs, it seems like Kritzerland monthy concerts are getting pretty darn 'Popular'. On Monday, February 4, an off night for Kritzerland - Bruce Kimmel wisely did not wish to compete with Super Bowl Sunday on the 3rd - Kritzerland Records presented a jubilant evening of Schwartz music, some tunes lesser known than others, with a stupendous cast including guest stars Karen Morrow and Adrian Zmed at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. Other singers included: Kim Huber, Lisa Livesay, Dennis Kyle, Dan Callaway, Chelsea Emma Franko, Jenna Rosen and Sarah and Sami Staitman. Trouper Franko stepped in as a replacement soloist at the eleventh hour. This was perhaps one the most enjoyable Kritzerland evenings, not only because of Schwartz' delightful music, but every single performer gave 150% to the material. It rocked!

Kritzerland Presents THE STEPHEN SCHWARTZ ALBUM at Sterling's Upstairs Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2013

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents The Stephen Schwartz Album tonight, February 4, 2013, at 8:00 pm. Kritzerland is performing today this month to allow you and The Federal to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday.

Kritzerland to Present THE STEPHEN SCHWARTZ ALBUM at Sterling's Upstairs, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2013

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents The Stephen Schwartz Album on Monday, February 4, 2013, at 8:00 pm. Kritzerland is performing on Monday this month to allow you and The Federal to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday.

Kritzerland Presents THE SONGS OF JERRY BOCK & SHELDON HARNICK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2013

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents 'The Songs of Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick' tonight, January 6, 2012, at 7:00 pm.

Kritzerland to Present THE SONGS OF JERRY BOCK & SHELDON HARNICK, 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2012

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents 'The Songs of Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick' on Sunday, January 6, 2012, at 7:00 pm.

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Celebrates Music of the Holidays
by Don Grigware - Dec 3, 2012

How can Kritzerland make a Christmas show unusual and different? Well, you can either be exceedingly solemn and point the show in the 'Silent Night' direction, or pull out all the stops and run with the comedy. Kritzerland shows have one thing in common: they are never a drag. Bruce Kimmel sees to that whether Guy Haines is a guest or not. Solemn music? No, not in Kritzerland's nature! Fun, yes, always, as Kimmel's personality and anecdotes are full of the demon and amusingly interesting trivia about Broadway show tunes and Hollywood movie music. On Sunday December 2, at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, Kimmel and his fine singers: Dan Callaway, Damon Kirsche, Emma Degerstedt, Lisa Livesay, Jane Noseworthy, and Jenna Rosen with very special guest star Bill Hayes, a 40 year veteran of Days of Our Lives, were on hand to present and celebrate Broadway, film and rock/pop holiday cheer. Lloyd Cooper served as musical director/accompanist extraordinaire throughout the 90-minute set that made up Kritzerland Records' Christmas with a Little Bit of Hannukah and a Lot of Cheer.

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Soars Once More with Rodgers and Hammerstein Evening
by Don Grigware - Nov 6, 2012

And what 'A Grand Night for Singing' it turned out to be! Not opening on the usual note, Bruce Kimmel presented a video of his YouTube web series Outside the Box, Season 2, episode 1 guest starring Hal Linden, who was present in the audience. Hilarity is at the core here as Linden gets a phone call asking him to appear as Father Marren in The Exorcist the Musical, a true horror - no, not horrible - horror musical. The second scene is the actual shooting of his scene with Regan spewing green vomit to the music of one ridiculously funny original tune. Fun stuff which may be viewed on YouTube!

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal Presents MOSTLY RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN Tonight, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2012

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents Mostly Rodgers & Hammerstein (with a little Hart and a little Sondheim) The Songs of Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Lorenz Hart & Stephen Sondheim. Hosted by Bruce Kimmel, the concert is set for tonight, November 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm.

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal Presents MOSTLY RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2012

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents Mostly Rodgers & Hammerstein (with a little Hart and a little Sondheim) The Songs of Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Lorenz Hart & Stephen Sondheim. Hosted by Bruce Kimmel, the concert is set for Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm.

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Honored with Eight 2012 Ovation Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2012

Rubicon Theatre Company, Ventura County's premier professional theatre company, received eight Ovation nominations at L.A. Stage Alliance's announcement ceremony at the Renberg Theatre in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening. Check out photos of the nominees below!

BWW Reviews: Zing Go the Strings of Cabrillo's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
by Don Grigware - Jul 24, 2012

Cabrillo's impressive reproduction of the 1989 Broadway version of Meet Me in St. Loui is so charmingly rendered, that one puts the movie, Judy Garland and company on a back burner... at least for 2 hours.

Photo Flash: First Look at Alyssa M. Simmons in Cabrillo Music Theatre's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

The M.G.M. classic comes to life on the Kavli stage in the Civic Arts Plaza premiere of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, the heartwarming finale to Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2011-2012 Season. The show is currently playing in the Kavli Theatre through July 29th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production photos below.

Cabrillo Music Theatre's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS Opens Tonight, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

The M.G.M. classic comes to life on the Kavli stage in the Civic Arts Plaza premiere of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, the heartwarming finale to Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2011-2012 Season. The show makes its Kavli Theatre premiere tonight, July 20th, 2012, and plays until Sunday, July 29th, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.

Cabrillo Music Theatre's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS Opens 7/20
by Kelsey Denette - Jun 6, 2012

The M.G.M. classic comes to life on the Kavli stage in the Civic Arts Plaza premiere of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, the heartwarming finale to Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2011-2012 Season. The show makes its Kavli Theatre premiere on Friday, July 20th, 2012, and plays until Sunday, July 29th, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Presents World Premiere of Cheri Steinkellner's HELLO! MY BABY, 3/24-4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2012

Rubicon Theatre Company continues its 2011-2012 Season of "Magic, Mystery and Music" with the World Premiere of Hello! My Baby, a new tuner from the pen of Cheri Steinkellner, the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning writer of 'Cheers' and a Tony nominee for Sister Act: The Musical.

Rubicon Theatre Company's HELLO! MY BABY to Feature George Wendt and Kristine Zbornik
by Kelsey Denette - Mar 14, 2012

Rubicon Theatre Company continues its 2011-2012 Season of "Magic, Mystery and Music" with the World Premiere of HELLO! MY BABY, a Tin-Pantastic new tuner from the pen of CHERI STEINKELLNER, the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning writer of 'Cheers' and a Tony nominee for Sister Act: The Musical.

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Presents World Premiere of Cheri Steinkellner's HELLO! MY BABY, 3/24-4/15
by Harmony Wheeler - Mar 12, 2012

Rubicon Theatre Company continues its 2011-2012 Season of "Magic, Mystery and Music" with the World Premiere of Hello! My Baby, a new tuner from the pen of Cheri Steinkellner, the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning writer of 'Cheers' and a Tony nominee for Sister Act: The Musical.

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