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BWW Review: The Lawrence Welk Theatre Brings Everyone's Favorite Spooky Family To Lif Photo BWW Review: The Lawrence Welk Theatre Brings Everyone's Favorite Spooky Family To Life With THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 16, 2019

THE ADDAMS FAMILY playing at the Lawrence Welk Theatre through November 10th is the perfect fun, spooky, and kooky musical to get you feeling like it's fall in San Diego.

BWW Review: North Coast Rep Proves that it's ALL IN THE TIMING Photo BWW Review: North Coast Rep Proves that it's ALL IN THE TIMING
by E.H. Reiter - May 3, 2019

Don't let the laughter or the crazy hijinks fool you- comedy is hard work to get right.  Luckily, with a strong ensemble cast of six people ALL IN THE TIMING brings the laughs to the stage of the North Coast Repertory Theatre through May 5th.

ALL IN THE TIMING Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo ALL IN THE TIMING Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Award-winning playwright David Ives, described by The New York Times as "wizardly, magical, funny, and original," has penned six one-act comedies that examine various attempts at relationships and communication with hilarious results. Using inspired language and wordplay, Ives takes delight in pushing audiences' smart buttons and teasing their brains. Join us for non-stop laughter and brilliant witticisms.

ALL IN THE TIMING Announced At North Coast Rep Photo ALL IN THE TIMING Announced At North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

Award-winning playwright David Ives, described by The New York Times as 'wizardly, magical, funny, and original,' has penned six one-act comedies that examine various attempts at relationships and communication with hilarious results. Using inspired language and wordplay, Ives takes delight in pushing audiences' smart buttons and teasing their brains. Join us for non-stop laughter and brilliant witticisms.

North Coast Repertory Extends A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Photo North Coast Repertory Extends A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at North Coast Repertory Theatre has now been extended through August 19th due to popular demand!

BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Photo BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 27, 2018

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, playing through August 12th at North Coast Repertory Theatre is a colorful and fun summer trip to Ancient Rome, as told with a small detour through vaudeville for style. The play even announces its intentions at the top of the show 'Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight' just so there is no confusion.

North Coast Repertory to Close 36th Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO  Photo North Coast Repertory to Close 36th Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Excitement has been running so high for North Coast Rep's Season 36 closer, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. The theatre has already extended the beloved musical by one week to accommodate the ticket requests. Composer Stephen Sondheim has created a laugh-a-minute audience favorite with songs such as "Comedy Tonight," "Lovely" and "Everyone Ought to Have a Maid." Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, FORUM was written by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, who based their farce on the over-the-top antics of the Roman slave Pseudolus, who will do anything to win his freedom and bring two lovers together. Tickets are already flying out the door, so it's best to order early.

BWW Review: HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES at North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo BWW Review: HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES at North Coast Repertory Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 24, 2018

For a comedy that is almost 50 years old, HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES finds that Alan Ayckburn's comedic play about class, marriage, and infidelity still has a lot that resonates now. Playing at the North Coast Repertory Theatre through May 13th, this is a period comedy finds the funny in comic confusion.

HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Britain's comic genius, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, has penned a fast-paced and hilariously funny theatrical feast that stands as a classic modern comedy. With the precision of a master chef, Sir Ayckbourn mixes three very different marriages into a pot, simmering with sex, jealousy, and liberally spiced with ingenious stagecraft. Full of clever, razor-sharp dialogue and impeccable split-second timing, HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES is a treat you won't want to miss. Find out why The London Daily Mail called this 'a delicious, jolly good show.'

Off-Broadway's NUNSENSE to Bring Fun and Frolic to Norris Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Palos Verdes Performing Arts continues its 34th season with Dan Goggin's musical comedy sensation, 'Nunsense.' The production will run for 8 performances, January 20-29 at the Norris Theatre.

Off-Broadway's NUNSENSE to Bring Fun and Frolic to Norris Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Palos Verdes Performing Arts continues its 34th season with Dan Goggin's musical comedy sensation, 'Nunsense.' The production will run for 8 performances, January 20-29 at the Norris Theatre.

BWW REVIEW: Who Could Ask for Anything More of Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT?
by Jan Nargi - Aug 2, 2015

You won't be slipped a Mickey Finn, but Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse will knock you off your feet with its 'delishious' production of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT running through August 15. Chock-a-block full of bootleggers, playboys, dancing girls and temperance leaders, NICE WORK is a non-stop musical feast with non-stop screwball laughs.

Photo Flash: First Look at Valerie Harper, Sally Struthers and More in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first look at Ogunquit Playhouse's stage, screen and television Valerie Harper starring in the role of the wealthy and stylish 'Millicent Winter' in the delightful Nice Work If You Can Get It, on stage July 22, to August 15.  Check out the cast in action below!

BWW Reviews: Cabrillo Brings Back BYE BYE BIRDIE
by Don Grigware - Jul 21, 2014

Ah, the rhythms of the 50s/60s! Got 'A Lot of Livin' to Do'! Lee Adams and Charles Strouse wrote the music and lyrics of Bye Bye Birdie to honor a generation of fans who swooned and literally gave themselves over to the rock and roll of Elvis Presley. Conrad Birdie (Austin MacPhee) is an obvious play on Conway Twitty, a rock star of that era who later became a superstar in the world of country. When Elvis went into the army, he became a national hero. Female teens adored him and would give up their own boyfriends just to be near him. This is Bye Bye Birdie in a nutshell now in a rollicking revival at Cabrillo Music Theatre through July 27.

Cabrillo Music Theatre Welcomes Jim J. Bullock in BYE BYE BIRDIE, Now thru 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Before Beatle-Mania, before Bieber Fever, there was the first, the original...Conrad Birdie! America's rock 'n' roll heart-throb drives the teen girls bonkers as Cabrillo Music Theatre brings back the nostalgic, Tony-winning family-friendly Broadway Musical, BYE BYE BIRDIE. BYE BYE BIRDIE opens today, July 18th, 2014, playing until Sunday, July 27th, and features an added mid-week matinee on July 23rd, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. BYE BYE BIRDIE takes us on a trip to the small town of Sweet Apple, Ohio, where the nation's most popular rock-and-roll singer, Conrad Birdie, arrives to give his biggest fan one last kiss to the Fan Club's President, Kim MacAfee, before going into the army - and on the Ed Sullivan Show, of course! At the same time, his manager, Albert Peterson, must deal with his frustrated secretary/girlfriend, Rose Alvarez, while handling his overbearing mother. Meanwhile, Mr. MacAfee fumes while Conrad Birdie takes over his bed, his house, his daughter, and his life! A town full of colorful characters, including crazed teenagers, a jealous boyfriend, a squeaky secretary, and a banquet-room-full of wild-eyed Shriners make for a rollicking, irreverent good time that the entire family will enjoy. BYE BYE BIRDIE features classic songs like 'Put On A Happy Face,' 'The Telephone Hour,' 'Kids,' and 'A Lot of Livin' To Do,' plus dances to rival the best of Broadway.

Cabrillo Music Theatre to Welcome Jim J. Bullock in BYE BYE BIRDIE, 7/18-27
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

Before Beatle-Mania, before Bieber Fever, there was the first, the original…Conrad Birdie! America's rock 'n' roll heart-throb drives the teen girls bonkers as Cabrillo Music Theatre brings back the nostalgic, Tony-winning family-friendly Broadway Musical, BYE BYE BIRDIE. BYE BYE BIRDIE opens on Friday, July 18th, 2014, playing until Sunday, July 27th, and features an added mid-week matinee on July 23rd, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. BYE BYE BIRDIE takes us on a trip to the small town of Sweet Apple, Ohio, where the nation's most popular rock-and-roll singer, Conrad Birdie, arrives to give his biggest fan one last kiss to the Fan Club's President, Kim MacAfee, before going into the army - and on the Ed Sullivan Show, of course! At the same time, his manager, Albert Peterson, must deal with his frustrated secretary/girlfriend, Rose Alvarez, while handling his overbearing mother. Meanwhile, Mr. MacAfee fumes while Conrad Birdie takes over his bed, his house, his daughter, and his life! A town full of colorful characters, including crazed teenagers, a jealous boyfriend, a squeaky secretary, and a banquet-room-full of wild-eyed Shriners make for a rollicking, irreverent good time that the entire family will enjoy. BYE BYE BIRDIE features classic songs like "Put On A Happy Face," "The Telephone Hour," "Kids," and "A Lot of Livin' To Do," plus dances to rival the best of Broadway.

BWW Reviews: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Tries to Tame a Pampered Starlet on Her Wedding Day
by Shari Barrett - Apr 27, 2014

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE offers audiences a toe-tapping trip back to the golden age of musicals, and took Broadway by storm, winning five Tony Awards. It spoofs musical-comedy fanatics and the genre itself, as well as the extravagant musicals of the 1920s. Critics have called 'The Drowsy Chaperone' one of the wittiest, craziest shows ever to hit Broadway. It's all fluff and fun!

Norris Center for the Performing Arts Stages THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The Norris Center for the Performing Arts presents the madcap musical comedy, 'The Drowsy Chaperone' today, April 25 - May 11. Winner of five Tony Awards, the toe-tapping trip back to the golden age of musicals is one of the funniest and most original shows in Broadway history.

Norris Center for the Performing Arts to Stage THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, 4/25-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Norris Center for the Performing Arts presents the madcap musical comedy, "The Drowsy Chaperone" April 25 - May 11. Winner of five Tony Awards, the toe-tapping trip back to the golden age of musicals is one of the funniest and most original shows in Broadway history.

Photo Flash: First Look at Moonlight Stage's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Moonlight Stage Productions' 33rd summer season continues with the Broadway hit YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, presented professionally for the first time in Southern California, with performances now through September 7. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, based on the hilarious 1974 film by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder that spoofed the horror film genre, opened on Broadway in 2007 and toured the U.S. in 2009. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

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