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Birth Place:
Beaumont, Texas
Bio:
Philip is beyond thrilled to be a part of the Los Angeles theater scene after other ventures within the theatre world have taken him from Texas to New York to California and all the places in between. When not performing, Philip uses his spare time to pursue his other passion as ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Beaumont, Texas

Bio:
Philip is beyond thrilled to be a part of the Los Angeles theater scene after other ventures within the theatre world have taken him from Texas to New York to California and all the places in between. When not performing, Philip uses his spare time to pursue his other passion as ... (read complete bio)
BWW Interview: Jon Peterson of P3 Theatre Company on Presenting Streaming Performance Photo BWW Interview: Jon Peterson of P3 Theatre Company on Presenting Streaming Performances of Tour-de-Farce Comedy GREATER TUNA
by Shari Barrett - Jul 28, 2020

The long-running Off-Broadway hit a?oeGreater Tunaa?? by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams, and Ed Howard is a tour-de-farce comedy of quick-change artistry, with non-stop costume and character changes that run by faster than a jack rabbit from a coyote in the third smallest town in Texas, named Tuna. Now fans (and those who are destined to become one) can experience the towna??s zany denizens during two streaming performances presented by P3 Theatre Company under the direction of Jon Peterson, who performs all the characters with Philip McBride, on Monday, August 3 and Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:00pm.

BWW Feature: Quarantine Mystery Chiller Theater Presents Saturday Night Online Episod Photo BWW Feature: Quarantine Mystery Chiller Theater Presents Saturday Night Online Episodes
by Shari Barrett - Jun 21, 2020

Quarantine Mystery Chiller Theater presents Episode 13, an online reading of 'Backstage Murder' written and directed by Kelly Brighton and produced by Jeff LaGreca, on Saturday, June 20 at 7pm. The story centers on the much hated, Artistic Director of The West Hollywood Theatre Company, Finishing The Hat, who is found murdered. Was it his Board of Directors? Join the fun by tuning in to find out! The episode also features a commercial parody written by Amanda Conlon, and a Gruesome Lady segment written by Jeff LaGreca.

BWW Interview: Meet Jon Peterson, Executive Artistic Director/Founder of P3 Theatre R Photo BWW Interview: Meet Jon Peterson, Executive Artistic Director/Founder of P3 Theatre Roulette, on Presenting THE LARAMIE PROJECT Online 6/1
by Shari Barrett - May 31, 2020

Jon Peterson, Executive Artistic Director/Founder of P3 Theatre Roulette, is presenting a virtual reading of Moisés Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theatre Project's masterful play THE LARAMIE PROJECT, on Monday, June 1 at 7pm at https://p3theatre.biz/p3-theatre-roulette. The online presentation features Emily Abeles, Guillermo Alonso, Alden Bettencourt, Kara Brouelette, Elizabeth Curtin, Christy Mauro-Cohen, Jodi Marks, Philip McBride and Jeremy Saje, each of whom will be reading from their individual a?oesafe at homea?? locations. For more information, please call (714) 689-8116.

BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Amanda Conlon: The Actor, Singer and Director Who Created  Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Amanda Conlon: The Actor, Singer and Director Who Created Bucket List Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Apr 6, 2020

This Spotlight focuses on Amanda Conlon, the actor, singer and director who created Bucket List Theatre after relocating to Los Angeles from NYC. As the company's Artistic Director, her talents as an actor, singer, writer and director enhance every production in which she appears or organizes for her company of equally talented, triple-threat performers. Amanda recently joined Theatre 40 and has also appeared in and directed productions for that professional company on the campus of Beverly Hills High School.

BWW Spotlight Series: Philip McBride ‚Ä" A Musical Theater Triple-Threat Actor and Al Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Philip McBride ‚Ä" A Musical Theater Triple-Threat Actor and All-Around Stage-Savvy Guy
by Shari Barrett - Mar 26, 2020

With the current theatre world on hiatus, I have created a Spotlight Series on Broadway World Los Angeles which features interviews with some of the many talented artists who make our Los Angeles theatre community so exciting and vibrant thanks to their ongoing contribution to keeping the arts alive in the City of the Angels. And like all of us, how are they dealing with the abrupt end of productions in which they were involved? This Spotlight focuses on Philip McBride, a musical theatre triple-threat actor and all-around stage-savvy guy who I have seen in many productions all over town. His skillful comic timing and brilliant smile light up the stage and his respect for others earns him accolades from everyone with whom he creates theatre magic.

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Presents ELF THE MUSICAL! Photo Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Presents ELF THE MUSICAL!
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 11, 2019

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center will be presenting the family classic holiday show ELF THE MUSICAL from December 14 a?" 29, 2019 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley CA 93065. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Additional performances will be December 18 and 19 at 8 pm and Saturday matinees at 2 pm on December 21 and 28, 2019.

First Look: Bucket List Cabaret: DARK & DIRTY Returns to Three Clubs on Monday, Nov 2 Photo First Look: Bucket List Cabaret: DARK & DIRTY Returns to Three Clubs on Monday, Nov 25
by Shari Barrett - Nov 19, 2019

From the people who brought you 2018's critically acclaimed SILENCE! The Musical a?" Bucket List Theatre is re-launching their Bucket List Cabaret series starting with their Dark & Dirty seta??NSFW has never been so fun!

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates the Power of Family, Friendship and Love Photo BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates the Power of Family, Friendship and Love
by Shari Barrett - Oct 2, 2019

Directors for MAMMA MIA! at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, Keenon Hooks and Fred Helsel, with Fred Helsel as Producer, Keenon Hooks as Choreographer, and Mazie Rudolph as Musical Director, prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that this musical is just as much fun in a smaller theater thanks to the talented cast who really enjoy every moment they appear onstage, with a lively band that really enjoys performing the ABBA score. The overall enthusiasm displayed by all draw the audience in to the action, especially by the finales when everyone was up on their feet, singing and dancing along.

MAMMA MIA! Comes To Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Photo MAMMA MIA! Comes To Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2019

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center presents MAMMA MIA! from September 14 a?" October 20, 2019 with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065. Additional performances will be at 8 pm on Thursday, October 17 and at 2 pm on Saturday, October 12 and 19, 2019 Tickets are Adults $28, Seniors 60 & Above and Students $24, and Children 12 & Under $20 and can be purchased online at www.simi-arts.org or by calling the box office at (805) 583-7900.

BWW Review: PLAID TIDINGS Brings Musical Holiday Cheer to Simi Valley Photo BWW Review: PLAID TIDINGS Brings Musical Holiday Cheer to Simi Valley
by Shari Barrett - Dec 28, 2018

The hilarious angel doo-wop quartet of Frankie, Sparky, Jinx and Smudge (Craig Sherman, Philip McBride, Augusto Guardado and Andrew Allen) again return to Earth to get a second chance at 'making it big' after missing out on the opportunity when a freak accident caused their demise on the night of February 9, 1964 while the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. Believing their mission is to find the purpose for their return, the spirited guys set out to recall past show-stopping performances, finally realizing how much it meant to bring joy and music to their fans.

BWW Review: SILENCE - THE MUSICAL - Channel Your Inner Lecter, Starling And All Thing Photo BWW Review: SILENCE - THE MUSICAL - Channel Your Inner Lecter, Starling And All Things Lambish, Outlandish & Untamed At The Let Live Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Oct 18, 2018

OMG!! Raunchy, Irreverent, full of belly-laughs, snorts, insane giggling and possibly peeing your pants, this Musical stars Jesse Merlin and Amanda Conlon as Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling in SILENCE! THE MUSICAL, a satirized tribute, fully choreographed and revisited, to the iconic movie 'The Silence of the Lambs.' with Music & Lyrics by Jon Kaplan & Al Kaplan, Book by Hunter Bell, originally done Off-Broadway, this newest version compares to The Book of Mormon, in references, 'inside' jokes, campy impersonations and an array of talented performers milking it for all it's worth. A terrific ensemble puts their all into every moment, which is indelibly seared into your memory because of a movie everyone has seen and continues watching to this day.

Photo Flash: A Peek Inside Opening Night of SILENCE THE MUSICAL Photo Photo Flash: A Peek Inside Opening Night of SILENCE THE MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 12, 2018

Bucket List Theatre is excited to present SILENCE! The Musical, a bawdy, raunchy tribute to the iconic movie 'The Silence of the Lambs.' Bucket List Theatre is bringing this hilarious musical parody back to Los Angeles for the first time following its highly acclaimed 2012 run at The Hayworth Theatre where it won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award - Musical Score (2012). Original Los Angeles cast member Jesse Merlin stars as Dr. Hannibal Lecter along with Amanda Conlon as Clarice Starling and a multitalented cast who will provide a silly and suspenseful salute to the film.

VIDEO: First Look at Bucket List Theatre's SILENCE! The Musical Photo VIDEO: First Look at Bucket List Theatre's SILENCE! The Musical
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2018

Bucket List Theatre is excited to present SILENCE! The Musical, a bawdy, raunchy tribute to the iconic movie "The Silence of the Lambs." Bucket List Theatre is bringing this hilarious musical parody back to Los Angeles for the first time following its highly acclaimed 2012 run at The Hayworth Theatre where it won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award - Musical Score (2012). Original Los Angeles cast member Jesse Merlin stars as Dr. Hannibal Lecter along with Amanda Conlon as Clarice Starling and a multitalented cast who will provide a silly and suspenseful salute to the film.  

Photo Flash: Bucket List Theatre Presents SILENCE! The Musical Photo Photo Flash: Bucket List Theatre Presents SILENCE! The Musical
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2018

Bucket List Theatre is excited to present SILENCE! The Musical, a bawdy, raunchy tribute to the iconic movie "The Silence of the Lambs." Bucket List Theatre is bringing this hilarious musical parody back to Los Angeles for the first time following its highly acclaimed 2012 run at The Hayworth Theatre where it won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award - Musical Score (2012). Original Los Angeles cast member Jesse Merlin stars as Dr. Hannibal Lecter along with Amanda Conlon as Clarice Starling and a multitalented cast who will provide a silly and suspenseful salute to the film.  

FIRST LOOK: SILENCE! THE MUSICAL by Bucket List Theatre, Opening 10/11 at Let Live Th Photo FIRST LOOK: SILENCE! THE MUSICAL by Bucket List Theatre, Opening 10/11 at Let Live Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Sep 25, 2018

Here's your first look at staged photos from Bucket List Theatre's production of SILENCE! THE MUSICAL, a bawdy, raunchy tribute to the iconic movie "The Silence of the Lambs." This hilarious musical parody returns Los Angeles for the first time following its highly acclaimed 2012 run at The Hayworth Theatre where it won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award - Musical Score (2012). Original Los Angeles cast member Jesse Merlin stars as Dr. Hannibal Lecter along with Amanda Conlon as Clarice Starling, and a multi-talented cast featured in these photos who will provide a silly and suspenseful salute to the film.

Bucket List Theatre Announces the Cast of SILENCE! THE MUSICAL opening 10/11 Photo Bucket List Theatre Announces the Cast of SILENCE! THE MUSICAL opening 10/11
by Shari Barrett - Aug 20, 2018

SILENCE! The Musical is an award-winning, unauthorized parody of the hit movie 'The Silence of the Lambs' with Music & Lyrics by Jon Kaplan & Al Kaplan, Book by Hunter Bell, presented by Bucket List Theatre from October 11 to November 3, 2018 at the Let Live Theatre (at The Actors Company) in Hollywood, directed and choreographed by Amanda Conlon with musical direction by Edgar Cardoso, presented under the auspices of the Actors' Equity Association Los Angeles Self-Produced Project Code. Featured in the cast are Jesse Merlin (Dr. Hannibal Lecter), Amanda Conlon (Clarice Starling), Nick Dothee (Buffalo Bill), Sherry Mandujano (Catherine Martin), Brian Dyer (Jack Crawford), Kevin Michael Moran (Dr. Chilton), Courtney Bruce (Ardelia, Lamb), Philip McBride (Papa Starling, Lamb), Suzanne Slade (Senator Martin, Lamb), Jesse Gavin (Stone Rockbrockmanrock, Lamb), Jeff LaGreca (Bimmel, Lamb), Michael C. Silva (Miggs, Lamb), Patrick Pizzolorusso (Jack Crawford understudy).

BWW Review: A Great Evening of DARK & DIRTY Ditties by Bucket List Cabaret at Three C Photo BWW Review: A Great Evening of DARK & DIRTY Ditties by Bucket List Cabaret at Three Clubs
by Shari Barrett - Jul 21, 2018

Featuring an eclectic mix of sexy, DARK & DIRTY show tunes and comedy songs, Bucket List Cabaret, the brain-child of Theatre 40 member Amanda Conlon and her husband Peter Flanigan, invaded Three Clubs on July 19, 2018 with an explosively entertaining evening of musical fun that kept its audience laughing from start to finish. I am not exactly sure how Ms. Conlon found (or perhaps created) such an amazing mix of naughty tunes, I can say each one kept me laughing at the unexpected language and subject matter throughout the entire show.

BWW Review: MARY POPPINS The Broadway Musical Proves Anything Can Happen When You Let Photo BWW Review: MARY POPPINS The Broadway Musical Proves Anything Can Happen When You Let It
by Shari Barrett - Jul 3, 2018

When Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre decided to present MARY POPPINS The Broadway Musical as the final production of their 2017-18 Mainstage season, the group had no idea how the old theater adage "The Show Must Go On" would prove the title character's belief that "anything can happen when you let it." You see, the original directing team deserted the production a month before it was due to open, with an incomplete cast in place and tickets already having been sold. How could the challenge be met on time? Let me assure you, thanks to its new directors Kristie Mattsson and Aric Martin, musical directors Andrew Lederman and Daniel Koh, choreographers Lauren Blair and Holly Weber, and producers Anne & Larry Gesling, Spencer Johnson, and Meredith Wright, I would never have known such an additional challenge had been in place given the incredible quality of the production I saw!

Bucket List Theatre Presents Third Installment of BUCKET LIST CABARET Photo Bucket List Theatre Presents Third Installment of BUCKET LIST CABARET
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2018

Bucket List Theatre presents the third installment of their new cabaret series, Bucket List Cabaret. 

Review: SISTER ACT Offers a Sparkling Tribute to the Universal Power of Friendship, S Photo Review: SISTER ACT Offers a Sparkling Tribute to the Universal Power of Friendship, Sisterhood and Music
by Shari Barrett - Feb 7, 2018

SISTER ACT is a feel-good musical comedy smash hit based on the 1992 film that has audiences ready to rejoice! Featuring original music by Tony¬ģ and 8-time Oscar¬ģ winner Alan Menken (Disney's Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Enchanted), dazzling dance routines and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, SISTER ACT qualifies as the funniest and funkiest musical around. Lately this popular musical has been performed at many theaters in the greater Los Angeles area, each one brilliant in its own right. But I have to say I have never seen one more perfectly cast than the current production at the Simi Valley Cultural Center with the amazingly talented Elizabeth Adabale as Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder and then goes into hiding in a convent!

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