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Melanie Griffith Will Lead THE GRADUATE at Laguna Playhouse Photo Melanie Griffith Will Lead THE GRADUATE at Laguna Playhouse
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 22, 2018

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE just announced the fifth show in its 97th season, Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner MELANIE GRIFFITH starring as Mrs. Robinson in THE GRADUATE, adapted by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham and directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews (Twelve Angry Men, Billy & Ray). Executive Director Ellen Richard comments, We are just thrilled to welcome Melanie Griffith to the Laguna Playhouse in one of the most iconic roles of all time Mrs. Robinson. Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham. We have been trying to seduce Melanie to perform on our stage for quite some time. We are overjoyed that she has said yes and know our subscribers and audiences will be utterly mesmerized by her return to the stage under the inspired direction of Michael Matthews! THE GRADUATE will begin previews on Wednesday, February 21; will open on Sunday, March 4 at 5:30pm and perform through Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Drive in Laguna Beach.

Celebration Presents The Los Angeles Intimate Theatre Premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF  Photo Celebration Presents The Los Angeles Intimate Theatre Premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Julie Musbach - Jan 16, 2018

Celebration presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the second show in its 2017-2018 season, the Los Angeles intimate theatre premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT The Musical,book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, based on the Latent Image/Specific Films Motion Picture Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., presented in special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) with choreography by Roman Pantoja, musical direction by Jennifer Lin, directed by Jessica Hanna and produced by Stephen Soucy and Jay Marcus.

Steve Yockey's REYKJAVIK to Close Celebration Theatre's New Works Reading Series Photo Steve Yockey's REYKJAVIK to Close Celebration Theatre's New Works Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Celebration Theatre presents as its final New Works Reading of 2017, REYKJAVIK by Steve Yockey, directed by Ryan Bergmann and performing one night only today, December 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood City Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente in West Hollywood.

Steve Yockey's REYKJAVIK to Close Celebration Theatre's New Works Reading Series Photo Steve Yockey's REYKJAVIK to Close Celebration Theatre's New Works Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

Celebration Theatre presents as its final New Works Reading of 2017, REYKJAVIK by Steve Yockey, directed by Ryan Bergmann and performing one night only on Tuesday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood City Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente in West Hollywood.

YOUR PROGRAM IS YOUR TICKET Podcast Interviews Adjusted Realists, Two Headed Rep and  Photo YOUR PROGRAM IS YOUR TICKET Podcast Interviews Adjusted Realists, Two Headed Rep and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Award-winning playwright Sean Chandler created Your Program Is Your Ticket in February 2017. The podcast offers a rare glimpse into the world of theatre from the people who create it. Current interviews include new theatre interviews with New York theatre companies Adjusted Realists, EPIC Players Inclusion Company, Two Headed Rep and Theatre 98 in Alabama.

'HANSEL & GRETEL' to Bring Holiday Treat Back to VPAC Photo 'HANSEL & GRETEL' to Bring Holiday Treat Back to VPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Hansel & Gretel: A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat is back by popular demand on Sunday December 3 at 3:00pm at Valley Performing Arts Center (The Soraya) after a sold-out performance earlier in the year.

Celebration Theatre's THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Extends in Hollywood Photo Celebration Theatre's THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Extends in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Celebration, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, is thrilled to announce that the first show in its 2017-2018 season, the critically acclaimed hit musical, The View UpStairs, book, music and lyrics by Max Vernon, choreography by Cate Caplin, musical direction by Jake Anthony and directed by Michael A. Shepperd is extending through Sunday, November 12 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles.

Review Roundup: Angela Ingersoll Led END OF THE RAINBOW at La Mirada - What Did The C Photo Review Roundup: Angela Ingersoll Led END OF THE RAINBOW at La Mirada - What Did The Critics Think?
by Alan Henry - Nov 2, 2017

END OF THE RAINBOW runs through November 12 at La Mirada Theatre.

BWW Review: Powerful Lead Performance Elevates END OF THE RAINBOW at La Mirada Theatr Photo BWW Review: Powerful Lead Performance Elevates END OF THE RAINBOW at La Mirada Theatre
by Michael Quintos - Nov 2, 2017

Peter Quilter's unfiltered, devastatingly intense play, END OF THE RAINBOW, recounts the final months leading up to the death of one of the world's most iconic, treasured stars, Judy Garland, in her lowest depths of despair as she attempts a 'comeback' on the London stage. Now back in Southern California in a thrilling new regional production at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts through November 12, this 'play with music' under the excellent direction of Michael Matthews and featuring a powerful, breathtaking performance from Angela Ingersoll showcases a can't-look-away implosion of a beloved icon whose battles with her personal demons make her a relatable human being with real, tangible problems.

Photo Flash: Angela Ingersoll Leads La Mirada Audiences to THE END OF THE RAINBOW Photo Photo Flash: Angela Ingersoll Leads La Mirada Audiences to THE END OF THE RAINBOW
by Julie Musbach - Oct 28, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the second show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre with

Angela Ingersoll to Star as 'Judy Garland' in END OF THE RAINBOW at La Mirada Theatre Photo Angela Ingersoll to Star as 'Judy Garland' in END OF THE RAINBOW at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the second show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre, with Angela Ingersoll starring as Judy Garland in END OF THE RAINBOW by Peter Quilter, featuring musical direction by Jon Steinhagen and directed by Michael Matthews.

Photo Flash: First Look at TWELVE ANGRY MEN at Laguna Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: First Look at TWELVE ANGRY MEN at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Laguna Playhouse presents the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season: TWELVE ANGRY MEN, written by Reginald Rose and directed by Ovation Award-winning director Michael Matthews. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Angela Ingersoll to Star as 'Judy Garland' in END OF THE RAINBOW at La Mirada Theatre Photo Angela Ingersoll to Star as 'Judy Garland' in END OF THE RAINBOW at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the second show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre, with Angela Ingersoll starring as Judy Garland in END OF THE RAINBOW by Peter Quilter, featuring musical direction by Jon Steinhagen and directed by Michael Matthews.

La Mirada & McCoy Rigby Entertainment Announce 2017-2018 Season Photo La Mirada & McCoy Rigby Entertainment Announce 2017-2018 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 4, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are thrilled to announce it has added Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC to its 40th Anniversary season of shows 40 YEARS OF PHENOMENAL! Forty never looked so good and our joint is now jumpin' as we kicked off our season with American Idol's Frenchie Davis starring in a brand new look at the Fats Waller musical AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', directed by its original Broadway cast member Ken Page (now through October 8); up next is the acclaimed play with songs about the last year of Judy Garland's life,END OF THE RAINBOW; then leave your troubles outside because in here, life is beautiful as we present our new production of Kander & Ebb's CABARET; then be romanced on some enchanted evening with an all-time classic, Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC; and we will close our 40th in a high-flying way by seizing the day with NEWSIES!

Laguna Playhouse Moves THE GRADUATE to Spring, Swaps in TWELVE ANGRY MEN for Fall Photo Laguna Playhouse Moves THE GRADUATE to Spring, Swaps in TWELVE ANGRY MEN for Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Laguna Playhouse announced today that due to scheduling conflicts beyond production's control, the previously announced dates of Academy Award nominee Melanie Griffith starring as Mrs. Robinson in THE GRADUATE, will move to March, 2018 and TWELVE ANGRY MEN, which was scheduled to open in March, 2018 will now perform October 4 -22, 2017.

TWELVE ANGRY MEN Starts Tonight at Laguna Playhouse Photo TWELVE ANGRY MEN Starts Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season, TWELVE ANGRY MEN, written by Reginald Rose and directed by Ovation Award-winning director Michael Matthews.

Celebration Announces Three Show Series FALL INTO LAUGHTER Photo Celebration Announces Three Show Series FALL INTO LAUGHTER
by Julie Musbach - Sep 30, 2017

Celebration Theatre announced today its Fall Into Laughter! series. Under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, Fall Into Laughter is produced by Nathan Frizzell, Jay Marcus and Tom DeTrinis. Celebration is very proud to bring back to its stage three of the hottest comedic talents in Hollywood: JIMMY FOWLIE (GoGo Boy Interrupted), TOM LENK (Buffy) and DREW DROEGE (TVLand's upcoming series Heathers and star of Celebration's Die Mommie Die!) in a powerhouse of live comedy with three absurdly funny shows.

Photo Flash: Celebration presents the First Show in its 2017-2018 Season THE VIEW UPS Photo Photo Flash: Celebration presents the First Show in its 2017-2018 Season THE VIEW UPSTAIRS
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2017

Celebration presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2017-2018 season, the Off-Broadway hit musical, The View UpStairs, book, music and lyrics by Max Vernon, choreography by Cate Caplin, musical direction by Jake Anthony and directed by Michael A. Shepperd. The View UpStairs will begin previews on Thursday, September 15 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 22 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, October 29 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles.

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS to Make West Coast Debut as Part of Celebration Theatre's 2017-18 S Photo THE VIEW UPSTAIRS to Make West Coast Debut as Part of Celebration Theatre's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Celebration announced today its 2017-2018 season of shows, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd.

Max Vernon's THE VIEW UPSTAIRS to Open Next Month at Celebration Theatre Photo Max Vernon's THE VIEW UPSTAIRS to Open Next Month at Celebration Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Celebration presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2017-2018 season, the Off-Broadway hit musical, The View UpStairs, book, music and lyrics by Max Vernon, choreography by Cate Caplin, musical direction by Jake Anthony and directed by Michael A. Shepperd.

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