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Casting Announced For Center Theatre Group's Second Annual L.A. Writers' Workshop Fes Photo Casting Announced For Center Theatre Group's Second Annual L.A. Writers' Workshop Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2019

Center Theatre Group has announced casting for the second annual L.A. Writers' Workshop Festival: New Plays Forged in L.A., a one-day event at the Kirk Douglas Theatre celebrating some of the freshest and most thrilling voices in modern American theatre. The festival will take place on June 29 from 1 to 9 p.m. with readings of three new plays by three L.A. Writers' Workshop participants from throughout the program's 14-year history. The readings include "Campaign" by Laura Jacqmin, directed by Monty Cole; "Sleeping Giant" by Steve Yockey, directed by Michael Matthews; and "Confederates" by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Goldie Patrick.

Celebration to Give an Intimate Presentation of THE PRODUCERS Photo Celebration to Give an Intimate Presentation of THE PRODUCERS
by Julie Musbach - 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: GOOD PEOPLE at CV Rep Theater is Masterful Photo BWW Review: GOOD PEOPLE at CV Rep Theater is Masterful
by Kay Kudukis - May 6, 2019

Almost everyone has fallen on hard times. Sometimes they're financial, sometimes they're emotional, sometimes they're both. It's how we get through them that defines us. A deep look into who we are, and what we will do to survive those times, David Lindsay-Abaire's 2011 play Good People explores all of that and more.

La Mirada Theatre Announces Upcoming Season - GRUMPY OLD MEN and More! Photo La Mirada Theatre Announces Upcoming Season - GRUMPY OLD MEN and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2019

Tony-nominated LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT announce its 42nd season of shows with something irresistible; something courageous; something grumpy; something killer; something good - in short, a "something for everyone" season! We start off with the West Coast premiere of Hal Linden, Cathy Rigby and Ken Page starring in GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL; followed by the Broadway and London smash-hit, Roald Dahl's MATILDA THE MUSICAL; then, a fresh spin on the hilarious, killer black comedy ARSENIC AND OLD LACE; next, we present one of the all-time great family musicals, Rodgers and Hammerstein's masterpiece THE SOUND OF MUSIC and our season finale will find you "having the time of your life" and dancing in the aisles to ABBA and the irresistible MAMMA MIA! This phenomenal season also includes the bonus options of the legendary ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK, country superstar TRAVIS TRITT, and the soulful sounds of THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS. LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT have everything for the young (and young at heart!) with this extraordinary season of first-class entertainment. Our Southern California subscribers and audiences are not going to want to miss a single spectacular event this coming year at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts!

Laguna Playhouse Announces Its 2019/2020 Season Of Shows Photo Laguna Playhouse Announces Its 2019/2020 Season Of Shows
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 11, 2019

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to announce its 99th season of shows!  

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 Stephi Wild - 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.

END OF THE RAINBOW Star Angela Ingersoll Returns To La Mirada 4/13 Photo END OF THE RAINBOW Star Angela Ingersoll Returns To La Mirada 4/13
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 2, 2019

Emmy nominee Angela Ingersoll appears one night only in her concert GET HAPPY: ANGELA INGERSOLL SINGS JUDY GARLAND, as seen on PBS, Saturday, April 13, 2019, at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. Presented in association with Artists Lounge Live.

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.

BWW Interview: Matthew Wilkas' BORN TO WIN in Theatre & Love Photo BWW Interview: Matthew Wilkas' BORN TO WIN in Theatre & Love
by Gil Kaan - Feb 13, 2019

Actor/writer/LGBTQ cause celebre Matthew Wilkas L.A. premieres his latest theatrical piece (co-written with Mark Setlock) BORN TO WIN at the Celebration Theatre @ the Lex beginning February 13, 2019. Focusing on the shenanigans that can go on during a little girls' beauty pageant, Matthew takes the stage facing off with the always working Los Angeles Theatre darling Drew Droege. Michael Matthews directs with choreography by Janet Roston.

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 Stephi Wild - 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.

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 Julie Musbach - 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 Announces Its 2019 Season Of Shows Photo Celebration Announces Its 2019 Season Of Shows
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 3, 2018

Celebration announced today, under the artistic direction of Michael A. Shepperd, its 2019 season of shows.  This is the Celebration's 37th season and the fourth in its home at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles.  

SOFT POWER, Kathleen Marshall and More Nominated for 2019 LA Stage Alliance Ovation A Photo SOFT POWER, Kathleen Marshall and More Nominated for 2019 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2018

The nominees for the 29th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were announced this week.

Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Presents THE SEAFARER Photo Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Presents THE SEAFARER
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 19, 2018

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE presents the third show in its 98th season with the perfect show for Halloween, the Tony Nominated Best Play, THE SEAFARER, written by Conor McPherson (The Weir) and directed by Ovation Award winner Michael Matthews (The Graduate).  Executive Director Ellen Richard comments, "I love the writing in this play so much and we are thrilled to be presenting it, especially at this time of year." Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, "I've looked forward to producing this play for 10 years and the moment has arrived.  An exceptional cast, an extraordinary director and a play that is funny, chilling and a perfectly spooky Irish ghost story for the season!" THE SEAFARER will begin previews on Wednesday, October 17; will open on Sunday, October 21 at 5:30pm and perform through Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Drive in Laguna Beach.

Photo Flash: International City Theatre Presents A SPINTERED SOUL Photo Photo Flash: International City Theatre Presents A SPINTERED SOUL
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 19, 2018

"Think of these memories as sharp slivers embedded in the soul."International City Theatre presents a gripping drama about war refugees haunted by the death of their loved ones - and by memories of the things they had to do to survive.A Splintered Soul by Long Beach-based playwright Alan L. Brooks opens Oct. 19 atInternational City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews take place Oct. 17 and Oct. 18.

Laguna Playhouse Continues Season with THE SEAFARER Photo Laguna Playhouse Continues Season with THE SEAFARER
by Julie Musbach - Sep 25, 2018

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE presents the third show in its 98th season with the perfect show for Halloween, the Tony Nominated Best Play, THE SEAFARER

Story of Holocaust Survivors in America Resonates in A SPLINTERED SOUL Photo Story of Holocaust Survivors in America Resonates in A SPLINTERED SOUL
by Julie Musbach - Sep 12, 2018

"Think of these memories as sharp slivers embedded in the soul."International City Theatre presents a gripping drama about war refugees haunted by the death of their loved ones - and by memories of the things they had to do to survive.A Splintered Soul by Long Beach-based playwright Alan L. Brooks opens Oct. 19 atInternational City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews take place Oct. 17 and Oct. 18.

Celebration Extends CABARET for Third and Final Time Photo Celebration Extends CABARET for Third and Final Time
by Julie Musbach - 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

BWW Review: Ingersoll's Garland Reincarnated in An Excruciatingly Raw END OF THE RAIN Photo BWW Review: Ingersoll's Garland Reincarnated in An Excruciatingly Raw END OF THE RAINBOW
by Gil Kaan - Aug 14, 2018

Playwright Peter Quilter's END OF THE RAINBOW packs a powerful punch in the gut under director Michael Matthews sure-handed guidance of his talented cast. Two moments of RAINBOW rate as the must, MUST-see moments for any Judy Garland aficionados - when the astonishing Angela Ingersoll totally morphs into Judy Garland singing 'The Man That Got Away' and, when Ingersoll channels Judy Garland in 'Over the Rainbow.' Ingersoll has Judy Garland down pat.

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