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BWW Review: Sweet Loving RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER THE MUSICAL Stops at Dolby
by Don Grigware - Dec 27, 2016

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was immortalized in the 60s TV classic of the same name and is now full-blown in an onstage touring musical called Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical. It follows the film almost to the letter with a bevy of animal characters, elves and of course, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. It was Mrs. Donner who gave birth to Rudolph, and to protect him from the world, his family covered up his nose... but to no avail. Now with its two-day stop at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Rudolph... is a delight for children with its sugar-coated, infectiously cute little story.

BWW Review: ASSASSINS at Pico Playhouse
by Cary Ginell - Aug 25, 2015

As the topic of guns in society becomes more and more prominent during the upcoming election season, Stephen Sondheim's controversial 1990 Off-Broadway and off-beat musical Assassins has increased in its relevancy. Rarely staged today, Assassins is an event that commands attention, and last week, we traveled to the Pico Playhouse in Los Angeles to see their version of the show, which also featured several performers familiar to Ventura County audiences.

BWW Review: Rarely Produced ASSASSINS a Meaty Hit at Pico Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Aug 23, 2015

Assassins/book by John Weidman; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim/presented by Red Blanket Productions with Punk Monkey Productions at the Pico Playhouse/directed by Dan Fishbach/thru September 27 A word or two before I start this review. In the film Judgement at Nuremberg, Spencer Tracy who plays the judge of the tribunals, states emphatically at the end that in the light of today's changing values, condoning these actions may seem logical, but it is not - or never is - right. Assassination is murder pure and simple. I will never condone it, even though I may understand the circumstances. I may laugh and enjoy Assassins and weigh the killers' motivations, but I will never accept them.

Photo Flash: First Look at Red Blanket's ASSASSINS at The Pico Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Red Blanket Productions presents the multi-Tony Award-winning musical ASSASSINS with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. directed by Dan Fishbach, music direction by Anthony Lucca, and choreography by Lili Fuller. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!

ASSASSINS Comes to The Pico Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Red Blanket Productions presents the multi-Tony Award-winning musical Assassins with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. directed by Dan Fishbach, music direction by Anthony Lucca, and choreography by Lili Fuller.

ASSASSINS to Run 8/21-9/27 at Pico Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Red Blanket Productions presents the multi-Tony Award-winning musical Assassins with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. directed by Dan Fishbach, choreography by Lili Fuller, with live orchestral quartet conducted by music director Anthony Lucca.

BWW Interviews: Director DAN FISHBACH and Actor/Producer ZACHARY LUTSKY Discuss ASSASSINS
by Don Grigware - Aug 12, 2015

On August 21 Red Blanket Productions will present a rare revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical Assassins at the Pico Playhouse in West LA. Director Dan Fishbach and actor Zachary Lutsky, who plays assassin John Hinckley, recently took time out of their busy schedules to talk about the show. It is particularly relevant this year as we recollect the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination by John Wilkes Booth in 1865. BIOS:

ASSASSINS to Run 8/21-9/27 at Pico Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Red Blanket Productions presents the multi-Tony Award-winning musical Assassins with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. directed by Dan Fishbach, choreography by Lili Fuller, with live orchestral quartet conducted by music director Anthony Lucca.

ASSASSINS Comes to The Pico Playhouse, 8/21-9/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Red Blanket Productions presents the multi-Tony Award-winning musical Assassins with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. directed by Dan Fishbach, music direction by Anthony Lucca, and choreography by Lili Fuller.

BWW Reviews: The Ladies Rule in Cabrillo Music Theatre's COMPANY
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 26, 2015

A noticeably long, drawn-out silence opens Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of COMPANY as 35-year old Robert (Alxander Jon) comes home to his empty New York bachelor pad. It is the final moment of solitude before the coordinated cacophony of voices begins in Nick DeGruccio's sleekly directed revival of Stephen Sondheim (music & lyrics) and George Furth's (book) 1970 classic.

Cabrillo Music Theatre to Stage Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Cabrillo Music Theatre takes audiences to the island of Manhattan for the Civic Arts Plaza Professional Premiere of COMPANY. The first-ever "concept" musical is by turns funny, pointed and hopeful. Stephen Sondheim's score is packed with some of his best-known tunes. And the honest and witty look at love and relationships is as contemporary as ever. Plus, the intimacy of the Scherr Forum provides the perfect locale, bringing the audience into the action, and creating a theatre experience that unique… and uniquely Cabrillo. Cabrillo Music Theatre's brand-new production of COMPANY opens on Friday, January 23rd, 2015, playing until Sunday, February 8th, at the 396-seat Scherr Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.

Cabaret At The Merc to Present IT'S ALL ABOUT UKE!, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Cabaret At The Merc will host its first evening dedicated to the ukulele with 'It's All About Uke!' on November 16th. Performances will span the life of the timeless instrument, from its popularization with catchy 1920 tunes to the hits of today! Performances will highlight the ukulele's versatility, including musical theatre pieces from shows like Broadway's Bonnie and Clyde to originals tunes, and even a hip take on Michael Jackson's Thriller. Audience members will be encouraged to sing along with the upbeat final number, and are sure to leave the theatre with a bounce in their step. It will be a feel-good, happy time not to be missed!

PCPA's FOREVER PLAID Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Forever Plaid plays in the Marian Theatre tonight, June 19 - 29, 2014, then in the Solvang Festival Theater July 4 - 27, 2014.

PCPA to Present FOREVER PLAID, Begin. 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Forever Plaid plays in the Marian Theatre June 19 - 29, 2014, then in the Solvang Festival Theater July 4 - 27, 2014.

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes with the Cast and Creatives of WHEN YOU WISH: THE STORY OF WALT DISNEY at Freud Playhouse
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Oct 17, 2013

When You Wish: The story of Walt Disney officially opened October 16 at UCLA's distinguished Freud Theatre following four successful previews (October 11 - 13). BWW TV's Los Angeles correspondents Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans were invited to visit with the cast and creative team as the world premiere musical was approaching its first preview performance. When You Wish is the first ever musical about Walt Disney who is considered not only one of the most universally celebrated, award-winning figures in entertainment history, but one of the greatest showmen on earth. The long anticipated project features an original score of 17 songs with Music and Book by Dean McClure; Direction by Broadway's Larry Raben; and Choreography by Lee Martino. Still an active performer, author and business man... film and television star, and former pop recording superstar Pat Boone co-produces When You Wish with Dean McClure and Robert Rudolph. Check out the video below!

Tim Martin Gleason to Star in Walt Disney Musical WHEN YOU WISH at UCLA, 10/11-11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

The life and times of Walt Disney, perhaps the most universally celebrated, award-winning figure in the history of entertainment, comes to the stage in When You Wish, the first ever musical about one of the greatest showmen on earth. When You Wish previews October 11 - October 13 followed by its official world premiere October 16 - November 3 at the Freud Playhouse at UCLA.

BWW Reviews: Candlelight Presents a Deliciously Sturdy FULL MONTY
by Don Grigware - May 21, 2013

The Full Monty/book by Terrence McNally/music & lyrics by David Yazbek/choreography by John Vaughan/directed by John LaLonde/Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre, Claremont/through June 16

LIFE COULD BE A DREAM Opens 2/14 at the AVO Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2013

The doo-wop musical hit LIFE COULD BE A DREAM continues Moonlight Stage Productions' 2013 Winter Season with performances from Feb. 14 through Mar. 10. Tickets are priced from $22-$30 and are on sale now through the VisTix box office by calling (760) 724-2110 or visiting www.moonlightstage.com.

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