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2Cents Theatre Group to Premiere GATSBY an IMMERSIVE ILLUMINATION at the Hollywood Fr Photo 2Cents Theatre Group to Premiere GATSBY an IMMERSIVE ILLUMINATION at the Hollywood Fringe
by Stephi Wild - Aug 7, 2021

The show will feature eighteen performances during the 2021 Hollywood Fringe Festival running from August 13th-August 28th, 2021 at The Anthony Mendl Workshop located at 905 Cole Ave in Los Angeles.

Skylight LIVE Presents Three New Events Online in Honor of Juneteenth Photo Skylight LIVE Presents Three New Events Online in Honor of Juneteenth
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2021

Skylight Theatre dedicates three live events commemorating Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who were enslaved in the United States. This programming will explore what ‚ÄúFreedom‚ÄĚ means in today's society for Black people and other marginalized folx in the U.S.

BWW Spotlight Series: Meet John Wuchte, a Talented Actor/Director/Writer/Composer and Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Meet John Wuchte, a Talented Actor/Director/Writer/Composer and Tribal Acting Theater Creator
by Shari Barrett - Jun 5, 2020

This Spotlight focuses on John Wuchte, a talented actor/director/writer/composer and amazing Tribal Acting theater creator, who I first met during last year's Hollywood Fringe Festival when I attended his masterful musical production Scarlett Fever which told the true story of the great search to find an actress to portray Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind in 1939. The production utilized John's unique style of performance, which he calls Tribal Acting; a combination of movement, gesture, song and dance, all accompanied by live percussion. And I was hooked!

BWW Interview: Actor/Director Michael A. Shepperd Stepping Off-Stage to WEST ADAMS Photo BWW Interview: Actor/Director Michael A. Shepperd Stepping Off-Stage to WEST ADAMS
by Gil Kaan - Jan 29, 2020

A creative staple of the Los Angeles Theatre community, director/actor Michael A. Shepperd will next be exhibiting his directorial talents in the world premiere of playwright Penelope Lowder's WEST ADAMS, opening February 1, 2020 at the Skylight Theatre. This dark comedy on race, class, and a bouncy house in the West Adams neighborhood features Andrés M. Bagg, Allison Blaize, Clayton Farris and Jenny Soo. Michael managed to find a spare moment between his multi-tasking to answer a few of my inquisitive queries.

Skylight Theatre Company Presents WEST ADAMS by Penelope Lowder Photo Skylight Theatre Company Presents WEST ADAMS by Penelope Lowder
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 22, 2020

A new, dark, comedy about race and class. With a hostile takeover of a neighborhood block party and bouncy houses, Penelope Lowder's newest play set in historic West Adams takes an uncomfortable look at altruistic gentrification gone wrong. Perhaps reshaping a newly adopted neighborhood in your image isn't as lofty as one might think. Opening February 1, 2020.

TheatreZone To Present Florida Premiere Of TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA Photo TheatreZone To Present Florida Premiere Of TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 31, 2019

TheatreZone, a Naples-based professional equity theatre specializing in Broadway musicals and celebrating its 15th season, will present the Florida premiere of Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera February 6-16, 2020. Performances are scheduled for 7:30p.m. on Feb. 6-9 and 13-16; 2:00 p.m. matinee performances will be presented on Feb. 8-9 and 15-16.

TheatreZone To Present Florida Premiere Of TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA Starring And Photo TheatreZone To Present Florida Premiere Of TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA Starring Andrea McArdle
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2019

TheatreZone, a Naples-based professional equity theatre specializing in Broadway musicals and celebrating its 15th season, will present the Florida premiere of Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera February 6-16, 2020. Performances are scheduled for 7:30p.m. on Feb. 6-9 and 13-16; 2:00 p.m. matinee performances will be presented on Feb. 8-9 and 15-16.

DEAR JERRY SEINFELD Celebrates A Festivus For The Rest Of Us! Photo DEAR JERRY SEINFELD Celebrates A Festivus For The Rest Of Us!
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 4, 2019

Steven Brandon and Ari Stidham ('Scorpion') present the world premiere of Dear Jerry Seinfeld, with book and lyrics by Alex Lewis ('Bring the Funny') and Greg Smith, music by Alex Lewis and Michael Teoli, directed by Greg Lewis.

Andrea McArdle Will Star In TheatreZone's TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA Photo Andrea McArdle Will Star In TheatreZone's TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA
by Stephi Wild - Dec 2, 2019

Andrea McArdle, whose successful musical theater career includes playing sleazy Sally Bowles in a?oeCabareta?? and sleazier prostitute in a?oeOliver,a?? will return to TheatreZone's stage in February in a tour de force dual role as the mothers of both Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan for the Florida premiere of Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera.

Review: Stylistic SCARLETT FEVER Recounts the Mostly True Story of David O. Selznick' Photo Review: Stylistic SCARLETT FEVER Recounts the Mostly True Story of David O. Selznick's Search to Find his Unknown Star
by Shari Barrett - Jun 24, 2019

In 1936, producer David O. Selznick began a 2-year search to find an unknown to play Scarlett O'Hara in his soon-to-be film masterpiece Gone with the Wind. At this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival, Kick Boom Theater Company is re-telling the (mostly true) story in its inaugural production of the innovative and totally entertaining SCARLETT FEVER, created and directedchoreographed by John Wuchte, with original music by John Wuchte and award-winning composer Michael Teoli which adds percussive accompaniment as a perfect complement to Wuchte's signature Tribal Acting style.

World Premiere of SCARLETT FEVER Opens June 8 at Broadwater Photo World Premiere of SCARLETT FEVER Opens June 8 at Broadwater
by Julie Musbach - May 6, 2019

Kick Boom Theater Company launches its inaugural production Scarlett Fever, created and directed by John Wuchte. Original music by John Wuchte and award-winning composer Michael Teoli.

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 Rebecca Russo - 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.

Review: TOO HEAVY FOR MY POCKET Reflects the Belief a Better Future was Possible in 1 Photo Review: TOO HEAVY FOR MY POCKET Reflects the Belief a Better Future was Possible in 1961
by Shari Barrett - Feb 23, 2019

I had several reasons for wanting to see the West Coast Premiere of Jireh Breon Holder's TOO HEAVY FOR MY POCKET, produced by Scott Golden for Sacred Fools Theater Company, brilliantly directed by the talented Michael A. Shepperd, Artistic Director of Los Angeles' award-winning Celebration Theatre. I knew he would honor this delicate story of aspiration and familial love centering on two African-American couples struggling to find their way in a year filled with the promise of a better future for everyone, taking place at the height of the Civil Rights Movement when Freedom Fighters took to the road in buses to battle justice in the Deep South, firmly believing that equal rights for all people deserved to be the law of the land. And that boys will be boys and women will always forgive them their trespasses when babies are part of the equation by speaking out for equality in their own lives and homes.

Photo Flash: Abingdon Theatre Company Celebrates Opening NIght of TONYA & NANCY: THE  Photo Photo Flash: Abingdon Theatre Company Celebrates Opening NIght of TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA:
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 8, 2019

Abingdon Theatre Company, in association with Paul Boghosian and Jim Kierstead, Executive Producer, will present a special one-night only concert of Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera, a darkly comedic original musical done with a great deal of heart, with libretto and concept by Elizabeth Searle and music by Michael Teoli, on Monday evening, February 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).

Abingdon Theatre Company Sets Cast For TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA Photo Abingdon Theatre Company Sets Cast For TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 1, 2019

Abingdon Theatre Company, in association with Paul Boghosian and Jim Kierstead, Executive Producer, will present a special one-night only concert of Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera, a darkly comedic original musical done with a great deal of heart, with libretto and concept by Elizabeth Searle and music by Michael Teoli, on Monday evening, February 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).

Abingdon Theatre Company Announces Two Special Events In February - TONYA & NANCY: TH Photo Abingdon Theatre Company Announces Two Special Events In February - TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA and THE PROMPTER
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2019

Abingdon Theatre Company announced today two special one-night only events to be presented next month.

BWW Album Review: TONYA AND NANCY Gets High Marks Photo BWW Album Review: TONYA AND NANCY Gets High Marks
by Amanda Prahl - Oct 15, 2018

Figure skating and musical theatre feel like perfect partners: both involve heightened drama, intense training, and occasionally questionable costume choices. So it seems incredible that there hasn't really been a musical about figure skating before - until now.

Broadway Records Announces TONYA & NANCY (HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ROCK OPERA) Photo Broadway Records Announces TONYA & NANCY (HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ROCK OPERA)
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2018

Broadway Records today announced that Tonya & Nancy (Highlights from the Rock Opera) - Live at Feinstein's/54 Below will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, September 28, 2018. The album is currently available for pre- order at www.BroadwayRecords.com.

Broadway Records Announces TONYA & NANCY Live At Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Broadway Records Announces TONYA & NANCY Live At Feinstein's/54 Below
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2018

Broadway Records today announced that Tonya & Nancy (Highlights from the Rock Opera) - Live at Feinstein's/54 Below will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, September 28, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com.

Sacred Fools Closes Out Season 21 with World Premiere of AKUMA-SHIN Photo Sacred Fools Closes Out Season 21 with World Premiere of AKUMA-SHIN
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 19, 2018

The Sacred Fools Theater Company is excited to present the World Premiere of the monster drama Akuma-shin by Kenley Smith, directed by Scott Leggett. The final Mainstage show of the company's 21st season opens Friday, March 30 and runs through Saturday, April 28 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm. The show will be performed in the Main Stage Theater of the Broadwater Theater Complex.

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