Stage Alliance News

Photo Flash: Celebration presents the First Show in its 2017-2018 Season THE VIEW UPSTAIRSPhoto Flash: Celebration presents the First Show in its 2017-2018 Season THE VIEW UPSTAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Celebration presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2017-2018 season, the Off-Broadway hit musical, The View UpStairs, book, music and lyrics by Max Vernon, choreography by Cate Caplin, musical direction by Jake Anthony and directed by Michael A. Shepperd. The View UpStairs will begin previews on Thursday, September 15 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 22 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, October 29 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Son of Semele Presents U.S. Premiere of THE RIDICULOUS DARKNESS, 10/21Son of Semele Presents U.S. Premiere of THE RIDICULOUS DARKNESS, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Award-winning Son of Semele Ensemble announces the final production of its 2017 season, The Ridiculous Darkness, adapted from a radio play by Wolfram Lotz. (more...)

OCPA presents KATE at the Chance Theater in AnaheimOCPA presents KATE at the Chance Theater in Anaheim
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

In its second new play event with the esteemed Chance Theater, the Orange County Playwrights Alliance (OCPA) offers a staged reading of a drama written and directed by acclaimed Laguna Beach playwright Robert Riemer. Join us for this Orange County story in an afternoon of compelling, contemporary new work, featuring the acting talents of Vanessa Cate, Michelle Dayne, Jennifer Hawkins, Lief LaDuke, Deneen Melody, Adam Neubauer and Tina Preston. (more...)

Playmakers Rep's Vivienne Benesch Receives SDCF's 2017 Zelda Fichandler AwardPlaymakers Rep's Vivienne Benesch Receives SDCF's 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) announces that Vivienne Benesch, of Playmakers Repertory Theater (Chapel Hill, NC), is the recipient of the 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award. (more...)

Tony Bennett, Todrick Hall and More Among La Mirada Theatre's 40th Anniversary Special Events LineupTony Bennett, Todrick Hall and More Among La Mirada Theatre's 40th Anniversary Special Events Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director BT McNicholl announced today its celebratory 40th Anniversary season of truly fantastic, fabulous and phenomenal special events! (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for Jocelyn Bioh's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at MCC TheaterCast, Creatives Set for Jocelyn Bioh's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for the second show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman. (more...)

Underscore Theatre Co. Announces 2017-18 Season and Full Line-Up for 4th CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVALUnderscore Theatre Co. Announces 2017-18 Season and Full Line-Up for 4th CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to announce its full 2017-18 Season, kicking off this fall with CARRIE 2: THE RAGE (An Unauthorized Musical Parody). (more...)

WICKED LIT 2017 Lineup Announced!WICKED LIT 2017 Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced the details for WICKED LIT 2017, the company's 9th annual immersive theatre event that will for the 8th year take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California. (more...)

Carolyn Hennesy to Lead MASTER CLASS at the Garry Marshall TheatreCarolyn Hennesy to Lead MASTER CLASS at the Garry Marshall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Garry Marshall Theatre's first production of its Inaugural Season, Terrence McNally's Master Class, will star Emmy-winner Carolyn Hennesy as the legendary opera soprano Maria Callas and opens September 22. (more...)

OC Premiere of Nina Raine's TRIBES Begins 9/24 at Chance TheaterOC Premiere of Nina Raine's TRIBES Begins 9/24 at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the fifth show in our 19th Anniversary Season… Tribes. Written by Nina Raine and directed by Marya Mazor, Tribes will preview from September 24 through September 29; regular performances will begin September 30 and continue through October 22 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Matt Shakman Named Artistic Director at Geffen PlayhouseMatt Shakman Named Artistic Director at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Acclaimed theater, film and television director Matt Shakman has been named Artistic Director of the Geffen Playhouse, the non-profit theater's Board of Directors announced today. (more...)

Stars from HAMILTON, GROUNDHOG DAY and More Set for REBEKAH M. ALLEN: BAD YEAR/GOOD MUSIC at the BeechmanStars from HAMILTON, GROUNDHOG DAY and More Set for REBEKAH M. ALLEN: BAD YEAR/GOOD MUSIC at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Stars from Broadway's HAMILTON, GROUNDHOG DAY, THE BOOK OF MORMON, and FUN HOME will gather for "Bad Year/Good Music," featuring the work of emerging musical theater writer Rebekah M. Allen (L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Winner, Best Lyrics/Composition for WE ARE THE TIGERS). (more...)

Raucously Irreverent AN OCTOROON to Launch 2017-18 at Artists RepRaucously Irreverent AN OCTOROON to Launch 2017-18 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre launches its 2017/18 season with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative An Octoroon. An incendiary satire, this bold start to their 35th theatre season is co-directed by Lava Alapai and Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez. (more...)

Frenchie Davis to Star in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Directed by Ken Page, at La Mirada TheatreFrenchie Davis to Star in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Directed by Ken Page, at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the first show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre with American Idol's Frenchie Davis starring in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', with music by Thomas 'Fats' Waller, conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz, musical direction by Christopher Troy, choreography by Jeffrey Polk and directed & staged by Ken Page - an original cast member of the 1978 Broadway premiere! (more...)

BWW Previews: A CONVERSATION WITH EDITH HEAD at THE WICK THEATREBWW Previews: A CONVERSATION WITH EDITH HEAD at THE WICK THEATRE
by John Lariviere - Aug 10, 2017

The Wick Theatre is proud to present A Conversation with Edith Head, An Evening of Wit, Wisdom and a Whisper of Gossip. Actress Susan Claassen stars in this internationally acclaimed portrayal of legendary costume designer, Edith Head. Based on Edith Head's Hollywood by Edith Head & Paddy Calistro, this play was written by Claassen and Calistro. (more...)

Details Announced for 9th Annual WICKED LIT 2017Details Announced for 9th Annual WICKED LIT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced the details for WICKED LIT 2017, the company's 9th annual immersive theatre event that will for the 8th year take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California. Tickets will go on sale this week. (more...)

Lauren Yee's IN A WORD Gets SoCal Premiere at Chance TheaterLauren Yee's IN A WORD Gets SoCal Premiere at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the sixth show of our 2017 season… in a word. Written by former Chance Theater Resident Playwright Lauren Yee, in a word has received numerous awards and was recently named a New York Times Critic's Pick. Directed by Jocelyn A. Brown, in a word will preview from September 8 through September 15; regular performances will begin September 16 and continue through October 8 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Fyda-Mar Stage. (more...)

Max Vernon's THE VIEW UPSTAIRS to Open Next Month at Celebration TheatreMax Vernon's THE VIEW UPSTAIRS to Open Next Month at Celebration Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Celebration presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2017-2018 season, the Off-Broadway hit musical, The View UpStairs, book, music and lyrics by Max Vernon, choreography by Cate Caplin, musical direction by Jake Anthony and directed by Michael A. Shepperd. (more...)

PARADE Adds Three Performances at Chance TheaterPARADE Adds Three Performances at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to add three additional shows to its production of PARADE. With a book by Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, direction by Kari Hayter, and musical direction by Robyn Manion, the Chance's production of PARADE was named a Los Angeles Times Critic's Choice and is Ovation Recommended. (more...)

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