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Matthew Brian Denman has been involved with over 100 productions across the country, and has recently designed lighting for the critically acclaimed world premiere of The Next Fairy Tale and LA premiere of [title of show], as well as productions of What's Wrong With Angry?, Becoming Butch, Women ... (read complete bio)
 
Matthew Brian Denman Headshot

Bio:
Matthew Brian Denman has been involved with over 100 productions across the country, and has recently designed lighting for the critically acclaimed world premiere of The Next Fairy Tale and LA premiere of [title of show], as well as productions of What's Wrong With Angry?, Becoming Butch, Women ... (read complete bio)
BWW Review: Del Shores THIS SIDE OF CRAZY Women Prove to be the Salt of the Earth wit Photo BWW Review: Del Shores THIS SIDE OF CRAZY Women Prove to be the Salt of the Earth with Lots of Hot Pepper Underneath
by Shari Barrett - Feb 1, 2020

Popular American film director and producer, television writer and producer, playwright and actor Del Shores is an expert at creating mid-twentieth century lowbrow female characters; the salt of the earth Southern women on the surface who bubble with peppery torment beneath the surface, just waiting to explode. And now in his latest play, THIS SIDE OF CRAZY which Shores also directs at the Zephyr Theatre for its Los Angeles premiere, carries on the same tradition of a strong-willed, highly religious mother who raised her three very different daughters, each of whom has rebelled against family traditions and society's expectations - until they are called upon to reunite in the family home for some higher purpose.

Beard Collins Shores Productions will Present the Los Angeles Premiere of THIS SIDE O Photo Beard Collins Shores Productions will Present the Los Angeles Premiere of THIS SIDE OF CRAZY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019

Beard Collins Shores Productions will present the Los Angeles premiere of Dale Dickey, Bobbie Eakes, Sharon Garrison and Rachel Sorsa starring in the Los Angeles premiere of THIS SIDE OF CRAZY, written and directed by Del Shores. THIS SIDE OF CRAZY will preview on Thursday, January 30, 2020; will open on Friday, January 31 and run through Sunday, March 8 at the Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave., in West Hollywood.

Stage Raw Announces Winners At Fifth Annual Awards Show For 2018-2019 Theatrical Exce Photo Stage Raw Announces Winners At Fifth Annual Awards Show For 2018-2019 Theatrical Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

The 2019 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fifth annual celebration included productions that opened between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. Stage Raw is a community funded professional journalism website that was created in response to the decline of arts coverage in local mainstream and alternative media.The Awards ceremony was held Monday night, September 9, at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles, and was co-hosted by IAMA Theatre Company and Ammunition Theatre Company (a?oeAmmoa??).

Stage Raw Announces Its 2019 Theater Award Nominees & Theater Festival Weekend Photo Stage Raw Announces Its 2019 Theater Award Nominees & Theater Festival Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019

Digital arts journal Stage Raw announces the nominees for its fifth annual Stage Raw Theater Awards, to be held Monday night September 9, 2019, at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday August 7, 2019. The Stage Raw Theater Awards honor the finest work performed on Los Angeles area stages of 99-seats or fewer, and are selected by a jury of Stage Raw critics. This year's awards celebrate work performed between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS Presents Pandemonium, Puns and Performance At Its Best at T Photo BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS Presents Pandemonium, Puns and Performance At Its Best at The Lex Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 3, 2019

Presented by Celebration, The Los Angeles Intimate Theatre Premiere of "The Producers" opened Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Lex Theatre in Hollywood to a sold-out crowd and garnered a deserved standing ovation at curtain. It's RuPaul meets Mel Brooks in this delicious rendition of a show that's been recreated a gazillion times, but I assure you, never quite like this! From top to bottom, the entire production was first class, perfectly cast with triple-threaters, going all out in production values as well. The original book, by Mel Brooks, Direction and Choreography by Susan Stroman, Music by Thomas Meehan and Lyrics by Mel Brooks has been united with the Artistic Direction of Michael A. Shepperd, Produced by Andrew Carlberg and Rebecca Eisenberg, Michael Matthews, Director, Musical Direction by Anthony Zediker and fabulous Choreography by Janet Roston.  And What a Team!    

Photo Flash: THE PRODUCERS At Celebration Theatre Photo Photo Flash: THE PRODUCERS At Celebration Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019

Celebration, under the artistic direction of Michael A. Shepperd, presents the second show in its 2019 season, the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of THE PRODUCERS, A New Mel Brooks Musical, book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Anthony Zediker, produced by Andrew Carlberg and Rebecca Eisenberg and directed by Michael Matthews. 

Celebration to Give an Intimate Presentation of THE PRODUCERS Photo Celebration to Give an Intimate Presentation of THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

Celebration, under the artistic direction of Michael A. Shepperd, presents the second show in its 2019 season, the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of THE PRODUCERS, A New Mel Brooks Musical, book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Anthony Zediker, produced by Andrew Carlberg and Rebecca Eisenberg and directed by Michael Matthews.

BWW Review: DR. NYMPHO VS. THE SEX ZOMBIES Rises To the Occasions Photo BWW Review: DR. NYMPHO VS. THE SEX ZOMBIES Rises To the Occasions
by Gil Kaan - Apr 27, 2019

With flashes of ROCKY HORROR and RENT, Michael Shaw Fisher's DR. NYMPHO VS. THE SEX ZOMBIES gives the audience more than an eyeful of enthusiastic and energetic nubile women and men in a fast-paced burlesque romp, inventively choreographed to every inch of the Lex's tiny stage.

Christopher Sepulveda & 3Gems Productions Announce BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW Photo Christopher Sepulveda & 3Gems Productions Announce BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019

Christopher Sepulveda & 3Gems Productions present a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre, BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW, written by Bekah Brunstetter (Producer/Writer "This Is Us," The Cake) and directed by Brandon Baer. BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW will preview on Saturday, May 18 at 8pm; Sunday May 19 at 2pm; Wednesday, May 22 & Thursday, May 23 at 8pm; will open on Friday, May 24 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, June 9 at the Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd. in Los Angeles.

COME FROM AWAY and More Win Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards Photo COME FROM AWAY and More Win Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced the recipients of its 50th annual awards for distinguished achievement in theatre last night, Monday, April 8, 2019, at Pasadena Playhouse. Wenzel Jones presided over the festivities, and Christopher Raymond served as music director.

Celebration, Cherry Poppins & Orgasmico Present A Very Sexy, Special Event DR. NYMPHO Photo Celebration, Cherry Poppins & Orgasmico Present A Very Sexy, Special Event DR. NYMPHO VS. THE SEX ZOMBIES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019

Celebration, under the artistic direction of Michael A. Shepperd, Cherry Poppins and Orgasmico present a very special guest production, the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival award-winning burlesque rock musical (Best Musical, Best World Premiere & Bechdal Wallace Award), DR. NYMPHO VS. THE SEX ZOMBIES, book, music & lyrics by Michael Shaw Fisher, choreography by Brin Hamblin, musical direction by Sandy Chao Wang and directed by Sarah Haworth-Hodges. DR. NYMPHO VS. THE SEX ZOMBIES will open on Friday, April 26 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, May 26 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles.

BWW Review: Potent ATTACK OF THE SECOND BANANAS Successfully Aims & Bullseyes Your Fu Photo BWW Review: Potent ATTACK OF THE SECOND BANANAS Successfully Aims & Bullseyes Your Funny Bones
by Gil Kaan - Mar 2, 2019

Menander Productions and Jamie Pierce have gathered a talented cast and crew to populate their world premiere of playwright Gina Torrecilla's ATTACK OF THE SECOND BANANAS, now at the Zephyr Theatre. Ryan Bergmann sharply directs his six-person ensemble in a slick, quick pace of much laughs and hilarity. Taylor Stephenson's underscoring of mock suspense music aptly heightens this involving, who-done-it mystery.

LA Drama Critics Circle Announces Nominations For 2018 Theatrical Excellence And Cele Photo LA Drama Critics Circle Announces Nominations For 2018 Theatrical Excellence And Celebrates 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC), which presented its first awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Ventura County a half-century ago, has begun the gala celebration of its 50th anniversary by announcing its nominations for the year 2018 (Dec. 1, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2018).

Celebration Presents Los Angeles Premiere Of Drew Droege & Matthew Wilkas In BORN TO  Photo Celebration Presents Los Angeles Premiere Of Drew Droege & Matthew Wilkas In BORN TO WIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Celebration presents the first show in its 2019 season, Drew Droege (Die, Mommie, Die!) and Matthew Wilkas starring in the Los Angeles premiere of BORN TO WIN, written by Matthew Wilkas and Mark Setlock, choreography by Janet Roston and directed by Michael Matthews.

Photo Flash: First Look at the Celebration's Los Angeles Premiere of BORN TO WIN Photo Photo Flash: First Look at the Celebration's Los Angeles Premiere of BORN TO WIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Celebration, under the artistic direction of Michael A. Shepperd, presents the first show in its 2019 season, Drew Droege (Die, Mommie, Die!) and Matthew Wilkas starring in the Los Angeles premiere of BORN TO WIN, written by Matthew Wilkas & Mark Setlock and directed by Michael Matthews. BORN TO WIN will begin previews on Wednesday, February 13 at 8pm; will open on Friday, February 15 at 8pm, with tickets on sale through Sunday, March 31 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles.

Celebration Presents Los Angeles Premiere Of Drew Droege & Matthew Wilkas In BORN TO  Photo Celebration Presents Los Angeles Premiere Of Drew Droege & Matthew Wilkas In BORN TO WIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Celebration presents the first show in its 2019 season, Drew Droege (Die, Mommie, Die!) and Matthew Wilkas starring in the Los Angeles premiere of BORN TO WIN, written by Matthew Wilkas and Mark Setlock, choreography by Janet Roston and directed by Michael Matthews.

World Premiere Comedy ATTACK OF THE SECOND BANANAS Opens March 1st At Zephyr Theatre Photo World Premiere Comedy ATTACK OF THE SECOND BANANAS Opens March 1st At Zephyr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Menander Productions and Jamie Pierce have announced a limited engagement of the world premiere comedy Attack of the Second Bananas by Gina Torrecilla at the Zephyr Theatre in West Hollywood. Directed by Ryan Bergmann, opening is set for Friday, March 1, at 8pm and the limited run will play through March 31.

Celebration Presents Los Angeles Premiere Of Drew Droege & Matthew Wilkas In BORN TO  Photo Celebration Presents Los Angeles Premiere Of Drew Droege & Matthew Wilkas In BORN TO WIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

Celebration presents the first show in its 2019 season, Drew Droege (Die, Mommie, Die!) and Matthew Wilkas starring in the Los Angeles premiere of BORN TO WIN, written by Matthew Wilkas and Mark Setlock, choreography by Janet Roston and directed by Michael Matthews.

Celebration Extends CABARET for Third and Final Time Photo Celebration Extends CABARET for Third and Final Time
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Celebration Theatre announces that the third and final show in its 2017-2018 season, the smash-hit, critically acclaimed production of CABARET

Review Roundup: Ryan McCartan in MUTT HOUSE at Kirk Douglas Theatre Photo Review Roundup: Ryan McCartan in MUTT HOUSE at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

Ryan McCartan (recent Fox remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Disney Channel's Liv and Maddie, Off-Broadway's Heathers: The Musical) will head the cast of a fun and furry musical tale for animal lovers of all ages. The world premiereof Mutt House will play at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City from July 15 through Aug. 5. Previews begin July 10.

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