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VIDEO: North Coast Repertory Theatre Presents Theatre Conversations with the Cast and Photo VIDEO: North Coast Repertory Theatre Presents Theatre Conversations with the Cast and Crew of HUMAN ERROR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents the latest episode of Theatre Conversations featuring award-winning actor James Sutorius who was last seen at North Coast Rep in The Sunshine Boys. James also won the Craig Noel San Diego Critics Circle Award for his performance in the title role of last season's The Father.

BWW Interview: Director Jane Page On HUMAN ERROR & New Forms of Storytelling Photo BWW Interview: Director Jane Page On HUMAN ERROR & New Forms of Storytelling
by Gil Kaan - Jun 12, 2020

North Coast Rep's west coast premiere of playwright Eric Pfeffinger's HUMAN ERROR will go on as originally planned, only in these times of social distancing, being presented online from June 15 through June 29, 2020. HUMAN ERROR's a comedy of a medical mix-up that brings two couples of opposing life views together. Cast includes: Allison Spratt Pearce, Terrell Donnell Sledge, Max Macke, Jacque Wilke, and Martin Kildare. I had the socially distancing opportunity to pose a few questions to HUMAN ERROR's director Jane Page.

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Premiere HUMAN ERROR Online Photo North Coast Repertory Theatre to Premiere HUMAN ERROR Online
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020

Thanks to an extraordinary arrangement with Actors Equity Association, North Coast Repertory Theatre is continuing Season 38 with the West Coast premiere of HUMAN ERROR, a comedy by Eric Pfeffinger.

Musical Theatre West Presents Jerry Herman's MAME Photo Musical Theatre West Presents Jerry Herman's MAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020

Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings Jerry Herman's musical masterpiece Mame to Southern California for a three-week run at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center March 27 a?" April 12.  Based on the novel, Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis and the play Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Mame lavishly delivers one of theater's all-time great heroines in a brassy, tuneful, hilarious and touching fashion.  Tickets are available at www.musical.org, by calling (562) 856-1999, or at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office.  Tickets start at $20.

BLOOMSDAY Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo BLOOMSDAY Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019

North Coast Repertory Theatre launches the new decade with Steven Dietz's lyrical BLOOMSDAY, a time-travel tale set amidst tourists exploring the pubs and streets of James Joyce's a?oeUlysses.a??

BLOOMSDAY Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo BLOOMSDAY Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019

North Coast Repertory Theatre launches the new decade with Steven Dietz's lyrical BLOOMSDAY, a time-travel tale set amidst tourists exploring the pubs and streets of James Joyce's 'Ulysses.' This San Diego premiere follows an older couple retracing their steps to rediscover their younger selves. If you've ever wished you could go back and have a second chance at a decision you made back in your 20s, this winsome tale will linger with you. Bloomsday is a sweet and engaging tale with a touch of fantasy, suggesting that with good heart and determination one might literally be able to rewrite the past...perhaps...or at least to believe that one has done so. Don't miss this intelligent, heartwarming play.

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID Enchants at Musical Theatre West Photo BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID Enchants at Musical Theatre West
by Michael Quintos - Jul 22, 2019

Currently docked at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts in Long Beach through July 28 is Musical Theater West's wonderfully vibrant new regional production of THE LITTLE MERMAID, Disney's Broadway stage adaptation of their hit 1989 animated classic, which itself was adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. The resulting show achieves a cheerful, pleasant, and often charming hybrid that honors the original Disney-esque qualities of the film, but also shows what one may call a 'director's cut'---wherein the new 'extras' expand the musical even further in size, elements, and thematic mood. MTW's production is a visual treat.

Take A Magical Journey Under The Sea Musical Theatre West's THE LITTLE MERMAID Photo Take A Magical Journey Under The Sea Musical Theatre West's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Take a magical journey under the sea when Musical Theater West (MTW) brings Disney's The Little Mermaid to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 12-28.   

Photo Coverage: 3D Theatricals MAMMA MIA! Opens In Cerritos Center For The Performing Photo Photo Coverage: 3D Theatricals MAMMA MIA! Opens In Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts
by Lily Lim - Aug 23, 2018

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles concludes its 2017-2018 Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage through August 26 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.

Review: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates the Power of Family, Friendship and the Universal Need  Photo Review: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates the Power of Family, Friendship and the Universal Need for Love and Acceptance
by Shari Barrett - Aug 6, 2018

Somewhere in the world tonight there are 7 performances of the hit musical MAMMA MIA! onstage entertaining audiences. In fact, the show based on the music by Swedish pop group ABBA, has become so popular that the only continent where a regional or touring production has not occurred is Antarctica, and the show has set the record for premiering in more cities faster than any other musical in history. And after seeing the current 3-D Theatricals production, it's easy to see why audiences continue to fill theaters to experience the fun, spectacle, great music, and overall happy atmosphere generated by this feel-good musical.

MAMMA MIA! Concludes 3-D Theatricals 2017-18 Season Photo MAMMA MIA! Concludes 3-D Theatricals 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2018

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles concludes its 2017-2018 Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from August 3 - 12 (with an official press opening August 4) at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center and August 17 - 26 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.

BWW Review: South Coast Repertory Stages World Premiere of SHREW! Photo BWW Review: South Coast Repertory Stages World Premiere of SHREW!
by Michael Quintos - Apr 12, 2018

How do you "fix" the misogyny of Shakespeare's now antiquated THE TAMING OF THE SHREW? For playwright Amy Freed, it means injecting it with a noticeable dose of equality empowerment, and then shifting its characters' traits and motivations as if written from a female's perspective. That is the premise of South Coast Repertory's latest World Premiere production SHREW!-which continues performances in Costa Mesa through April 21. The results? A funny but flawed update with good intentions.

Amy Freed's SHREW! Has World Premiere At South Coast Repertory Photo Amy Freed's SHREW! Has World Premiere At South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2018

Playwright Amy Freed has always been a Shakespeare fan. Her breakout hit, The Beard of Avon (SCR-commissioned and premiered, 2001), was a smart, funny look at the controversy surrounding the authorship of Shakespeare's plays. Now comes SHREW! (March 24-April 21, Segerstrom Stage), in which Freed has re-imagined The Bard's play, The Taming of the Shrew, as a wickedly funny love story of two people who find their way to true, deep and mutual love. Art Manke directs SHREW!, which is an anchor production of the 2018 Pacific Playwrights Festival. Tickets are available at www.scr.org.

ANW Announces Pay What You Can Performance of MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION Photo ANW Announces Pay What You Can Performance of MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

A Noise Within (ANW) presents the third production of its 26th season, Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Michael Michetti, performing October 8 through November 18, 2017 (Press Opening October 14). Judith Scott, known for her role as Claudia Crane on the current FX series Snowfall, makes her ANW debut as the titular Kitty Warren. A special Pay-What-You-Can performance has been announced for Thursday, October 12 at 7:30 pm.

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of 3D Theatricals' SPAMALOT Photo Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of 3D Theatricals' SPAMALOT
by Lily Lim - Aug 15, 2017

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles County and Orange County is pleased to present Monty Python's Tony Award-winning musical comedy SPAMALOT August 4 - 13 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (with an official press opening of August 5); and August 18 - 27, 2017 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.

Review: 3-D Theatricals SPAMALOT Brings Stunning Broadway Caliber Production to Local Photo Review: 3-D Theatricals SPAMALOT Brings Stunning Broadway Caliber Production to Local Audiences
by Shari Barrett - Aug 8, 2017

When Monty Python's Flying Circus first premiered on television in 1969, few could have imagined how influential the program would become thanks to the inventive minds of its six main collaborators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Known for their surreal slapstick humor which satirized the over-politeness perceived to be the epitome of British culture, the series spawned multiple films, some stage performances, and the outrageously hysterical musical SPAMALOT, mostly based off the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and some of the television show's more memorable skits. The original 2005 Broadway production was nominated for 14 Tony Awards, including the scenery and costumes currently being used in the thoroughly entertaining 3-D Theatricals musical comedy extravaganza from August 4 - 13 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center and August 18 - 27, 2017 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County Presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT Photo 3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County Presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles County and Orange County is pleased to present Monty Python's Tony Award-winning musical comedy SPAMALOT August 4 ‚Äď 13 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (with an official press opening of August 5); and August 18 ‚Äď 27, 2017 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.

BWW Review: Jolly Good MARY POPPINS Flies Into Musical Theatre West
by Michael Quintos - Jul 18, 2017

Disney/Cameron Mackintosh's stage adaptation of MARY POPPINS, the closing production of Musical Theatre West's 64th season is mostly jolly good fun. Full of palpable joy, wonderfully-performed songs, and smile-inducing moments, MTW's buoyant, crowd-pleasing production of the London-set musical continues performances at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach through July 23.

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County Presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

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Musical Theatre West Adds Additional Performance of MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Musical Theatre West brings a "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 7-23.  Due to an overwhelming demand, MTW has added an additional and final performance on Sunday, July 23, 6:00 pm.  Practically perfect in every way, it's a high flying fun filled adventure for the young and young at heart.  Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's production features the delectable Sherman Brothers score, including 'A Spoonful of Sugar,' 'Jolly Holiday,' 'Let's Go Fly a Kite,' 'Step in Time,' and 'Chim Chim Cher-ee," as well as new musical additions, by the Olivier winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.   Tickets for the added performance go on sale Wednesday, June 21, 10am at www. musical.org, at the MTW Ticket Office, or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Best seats are available for this performance.  Tickets start at $20.

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