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La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Announces 2021-2022 Season of Special Event Photo La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Announces 2021-2022 Season of Special Events
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director BT McNicholl will welcome you home to a very special return season of truly exhilarating events at the newly renovated theatre! Won’t it be amazing to once again laugh together at the unmistakable comedy of the one-and-only JAY LENO and the always hilarious MARGARET CHO?

Casting Announced For Week Two Of The Blank Theatre's 29th Annual Young Playwrights F Photo Casting Announced For Week Two Of The Blank Theatre's 29th Annual Young Playwrights Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2021

The plays are Mama Bushwick is Dead by Elizabeth Shannon (age 17, from Frederick, MD); The Waiting Room by Abigail Milne (age 16, from Palo Alto, CA); and Las Mujeres de Los √Āngeles by Lourdes Castillo (age 19, from New Orleans, LA).

Ucross And The Blank Theatre Announce Winners Of Future Of Playwriting Prize Photo Ucross And The Blank Theatre Announce Winners Of Future Of Playwriting Prize
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2021

Ucross, a prestigious artist residency program and creative laboratory for the arts in Wyoming, and The Blank Theatre, a Los Angeles institution celebrating 31 years of imaginative theatre, today announced the winners of the newly created Ucross + The Blank Theatre Future of Playwriting Prize, a one-of-a-kind award for young playwrights nationwide.

Ucross and The Blank Theatre Announce Semi-Finalists For Future of Playwriting Prize Photo Ucross and The Blank Theatre Announce Semi-Finalists For Future of Playwriting Prize
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2021

Ucross, a prestigious artist residency program and creative laboratory for the arts in Wyoming, and The Blank Theatre, a Los Angeles institution celebrating 30 years of imaginative theatre, today announced the semi-finalists for the newly created Ucross + The Blank Theatre ‚Äď Future of Playwriting Prize, a one-of-a-kind award for young playwrights nationwide.

Casting Announced for Week One of The Blank Theatre's 28th Annual YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS F Photo Casting Announced for Week One of The Blank Theatre's 28th Annual YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 30, 2020

Casting has been announced for week one of The Blank Theatre's 28th Annual Young Playwrights Festival. Being presented this year as digital shorts, the first three of 13 winning plays by young playwrights aged 15-19 from nine different states will be available to stream on Vimeo August 8-15.

The Blank Theatre Presents 28th Annual Young Playwrights Festival Photo The Blank Theatre Presents 28th Annual Young Playwrights Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2020

Now celebrating its 28th Anniversary, The Blank Theatre's Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival is set to present 13 plays by playwrights aged 15a?"19 from nine different states. These plays will be presented as digital shorts on Vimeo by professional actors and directors, running from August 8 through September 19. They will then migrate to The Blank's 3rd Stage on Patreon.

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts Announces 2019-2020 Season Photo La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts Announces 2019-2020 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 28, 2019

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director BT McNicholl announces its most ambitious and a?oeSpectacular, Spectaculara?? season of special events ever! Revel in the unmistakable sounds of THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS and THE FOUR FRESHMEN and to the songs of country legend TRAVIS TRITT; sing along with MOULIN ROUGE and THE LITTLE MERMAID, and do the time warp with ROCKY HORROR's Dr. Frank-N-Furter!  

The Blank Theatre's 27th Annual Young Playwrights Festival Announces Winners Photo The Blank Theatre's 27th Annual Young Playwrights Festival Announces Winners
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2019

Now celebrating its 27th Anniversary, The Blank Theatre's Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival has chosen 12 plays by playwrights aged 14 19 from six different states. These plays will be presented by professional actors and directors in this year's Festival at The Blank's YPF Pop-Up Playhouse in Hollywood from June 6 30.

BWW Review: Potent ATTACK OF THE SECOND BANANAS Successfully Aims & Bullseyes Your Fu Photo BWW Review: Potent ATTACK OF THE SECOND BANANAS Successfully Aims & Bullseyes Your Funny Bones
by Gil Kaan - Mar 2, 2019

Menander Productions and Jamie Pierce have gathered a talented cast and crew to populate their world premiere of playwright Gina Torrecilla's ATTACK OF THE SECOND BANANAS, now at the Zephyr Theatre. Ryan Bergmann sharply directs his six-person ensemble in a slick, quick pace of much laughs and hilarity. Taylor Stephenson's underscoring of mock suspense music aptly heightens this involving, who-done-it mystery.

World Premiere Comedy ATTACK OF THE SECOND BANANAS Opens March 1st At Zephyr Theatre Photo World Premiere Comedy ATTACK OF THE SECOND BANANAS Opens March 1st At Zephyr Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Feb 6, 2019

Menander Productions and Jamie Pierce have announced a limited engagement of the world premiere comedy Attack of the Second Bananas by Gina Torrecilla at the Zephyr Theatre in West Hollywood. Directed by Ryan Bergmann, opening is set for Friday, March 1, at 8pm and the limited run will play through March 31.

Celebration Presents SKIN LIKE MILK As Part Of Its Celebrating New Works Series Photo Celebration Presents SKIN LIKE MILK As Part Of Its Celebrating New Works Series
by Julie Musbach - Dec 4, 2018

CELEBRATION THEATRE presents, as part of its Celebrating New Works reading series, SKIN LIKE MILK by Ryan Fogarty, directed by Ryan Bergmann and performing one night only on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:30pm at The West Hollywood City Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd in West Hollywood.

Review Roundup: Ryan McCartan in MUTT HOUSE at Kirk Douglas Theatre Photo Review Roundup: Ryan McCartan in MUTT HOUSE at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Alan Henry - Jul 26, 2018

Ryan McCartan (recent Fox remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Disney Channel's Liv and Maddie, Off-Broadway's Heathers: The Musical) will head the cast of a fun and furry musical tale for animal lovers of all ages. The world premiereof Mutt House will play at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City from July 15 through Aug. 5. Previews begin July 10.

BWW Interview: Choreographer Janet Roston Makes MOVES Everybody Wants To Dance To Photo BWW Interview: Choreographer Janet Roston Makes MOVES Everybody Wants To Dance To
by Gil Kaan - Jul 18, 2018

Uber busy, much in-demand choreographer Janet Roston will have three separate theatre productions running this month of July. Already opened - CABARET at Celebration Theatre and MUTT HOUSE at Kirk Douglas - Janet's latest choreographic piece GATSBY REDUX will be world premiering July 24, 2018 as part of THE MUSIC CENTER'S MOVES AFTER DARK. We had the opportunity to catch Janet in a rare, spare moment between her shows to see how her choreographic mind works.

Review: MUTT HOUSE: THE MUSICAL Celebrates Acceptance and Unconditional Love Photo Review: MUTT HOUSE: THE MUSICAL Celebrates Acceptance and Unconditional Love
by Shari Barrett - Jul 16, 2018

Featuring 18 original songs and a cast of ten (6 dogs and 4 humans), the world premiere of MUTT HOUSE: THE MUSICAL at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City recounts the story of quirky outsider Eddie Corbin (Ryan McCartan) who has managed to find a place to call home in a neglected downtown animal shelter. But when the city threatens to close the shelter, Eddie must do something he's never done before - stand up for himself and fight for what's right. With the help of six zany mutts, he faces his fears and makes an unexpected human connection in the process. It's a fun and furry musical tale for animal lovers of all ages!

Photo Flash: First Look at Ryan McCartan in MUTT HOUSE at Kirk Douglas Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Ryan McCartan in MUTT HOUSE at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2018

Ryan McCartan (recent Fox remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Disney Channel's Liv and Maddie, Off-Broadway's Heathers: The Musical) will head the cast of a fun and furry musical tale for animal lovers of all ages. The world premiereof Mutt House will play at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City from July 15 through Aug. 5. Previews begin July 10.

New Musical for Animal Lovers MUTT HOUSE Opens at Kirk Douglas Theatre in July Photo New Musical for Animal Lovers MUTT HOUSE Opens at Kirk Douglas Theatre in July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

The world premiere of a new musical for animal lovers of all agesis set to open at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Ryan Bergmann (Die, Mommie, Die! at CTG Block Party) will direct the furry tale of fun created by Tony Cookson, with a book by Cookson and music and lyrics by John Daniel, Tony Cookson, Robb Curtis Brown and David O. Anthony Lucca will musical direct, and the choreographer is Janet Roston. Previews begin July 10, with the press opening set for July 15. Performances will continue through Aug. 5.

Review: Block Party 2018 Ends with Campy Noir Classic DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! at the Kirk D Photo Review: Block Party 2018 Ends with Campy Noir Classic DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Shari Barrett - May 14, 2018

DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! is a campy noir classic that follows the devious actions of fading Hollywood star Angela Arden, played to the hilt by Drew Droege in drag. Think of Gloria Swanson in "Sunset Boulevard" and throw in a bit of Joan Crawford's attitude and you get the idea of who Angela Arden is. And let me tell you, Droege is a wonder running across the stage in high heels, always dressed to feminine perfection by costumer Allison Dillard. But Angela is trapped in an unhappy marriage and plots to kill her husband, Hollywood producer Sol Sussman (Pat Towne) in order to be with her young, and very well-hung lover Tony Parker (Andrew Carter). His endowment is a running gag throughout the play, aimed at almost every other character at some point, a bit too suggestive and sexy for young audiences.

Drew Droege to Lead Celebration Theatre's DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! Photo Drew Droege to Lead Celebration Theatre's DIE, MOMMIE, DIE!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2018

Casting is set for the Celebration Theatre production of 'Die, Mommie, Die!' which Center Theatre Group is remounting at the Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of the second annual Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre. Written by Charles Busch and directed by Ryan Bergmann, 'Die, Mommie, Die!' will begin previews May 10, open May 12 and close May 20.

Photo Coverage: Drew Droege Stars in DIE, MOMMIE, DIE Opening May 12 Photo Photo Coverage: Drew Droege Stars in DIE, MOMMIE, DIE Opening May 12
by Julie Musbach - May 11, 2018

The Celebration Theatre production of "Die, Mommie, Die!," which Center Theatre Group is remounting at the Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of the second annual Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre, will open Saturday, May 12 at 8 p.m. Written by Charles Busch and directed by Ryan Bergmann, "Die, Mommie, Die!" is currently in previews and will close May 20.

Drew Droege to Lead Celebration Theatre's DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! Photo Drew Droege to Lead Celebration Theatre's DIE, MOMMIE, DIE!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Casting is set for the Celebration Theatre production of 'Die, Mommie, Die!' which Center Theatre Group is remounting at the Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of the second annual Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre. Written by Charles Busch and directed by Ryan Bergmann, 'Die, Mommie, Die!' will begin previews May 10, open May 12 and close May 20.

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