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Bio:
Celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary season at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (MRE), is one of the world’s premier theatrical production companies. Headed by Executive Producers Tom McCoy and Cathy Rigby, MRE has produced over one hundred musicals, plays, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary season at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (MRE), is one of the world’s premier theatrical production companies. Headed by Executive Producers Tom McCoy and Cathy Rigby, MRE has produced over one hundred musicals, plays, ... (read complete bio)
Photos: Curtain Call Of MAMMA MIA! At La Mirada Theatre Photo Photos: Curtain Call Of MAMMA MIA! At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Nov 2, 2021

MAMMA MIA! will preview on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 8 pm & Saturday, October 30 at 2 pm (with a press opening on Saturday, October 30 at 8 pm) and run through Sunday, November 21, 2021 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.  

Photos: West Coast Premiere of CLUE Opens at La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Art Photo Photos: West Coast Premiere of CLUE Opens at La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2021

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT opened the first show of their 2021-2022 season, the West Coast premiere of the madcap murder mystery, CLUE.

BWW Interview: Director Casey Hushion Giving A CLUE Into Her Multitude of Projects Photo BWW Interview: Director Casey Hushion Giving A CLUE Into Her Multitude of Projects
by Gil Kaan - Sep 19, 2021

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment will west coast premiere playwright Sandy Rustin’s adaptation of Jonathan Lynn’s screenplay CLUE September 24, 2021. Prolific director Casey Hushion steers a cast of Jeff Skowron, Heather Ayers, Ted Barton, Mary Birdsong, Sarah Hollis, John Shartzer, Cassie Simone, Harrison White, Rachel McLaughlan, Michael Cavinder, and James Tolbert. Had the opportunity to learn some behind-the-scenes of CLUE and other productions Casey has worked on.

BWW Review: URINETOWN THE VIRTUAL MUSICAL at MSD Productions Photo BWW Review: URINETOWN THE VIRTUAL MUSICAL at MSD Productions
by Tracey Paleo - Aug 5, 2021

Producer and multi-award-winning director and choreographer Marcus S. Daniel’s rendition has magically transformed this stage musical into a hilarious, provocative, and sometimes frighteningly heightened parody that is filled with deliciously unsavory archetypes and caricatures. 

Brian Moreland Named Broadway Global Producer Of The Year Photo Brian Moreland Named Broadway Global Producer Of The Year
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2021

Today, it was announced that Brian Moreland is the recipient of the Ninth Annual Broadway Global Producer of the Year Award from Broadway Global.

Jonathan Kruk Brings Family-Friendly, One-Man, Holiday Spectacle A CHRISTMAS CAROL To Photo Jonathan Kruk Brings Family-Friendly, One-Man, Holiday Spectacle A CHRISTMAS CAROL To MTC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2020

Music Theatre of Connecticut will welcome Jonathan Kruk's one-man performance of A Christmas Carol. The show runs one animated hour and using a treasure trove of voices to create over thirty characters, Jonathan Kruk is immediate, intimate, and imaginative.

La Mirada Theater Co-Producer Remains Optimistic That Shows Will Go On Next Year Photo La Mirada Theater Co-Producer Remains Optimistic That Shows Will Go On Next Year
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2020

La Mirada Theater has been closed since March, but its co-producer remains optimistic that shows will be able to go on sometime next year.

Scott Rudin, Daryl Roth, Gloria Estefan, and More Among 2020 Broadway Global Producer Photo Scott Rudin, Daryl Roth, Gloria Estefan, and More Among 2020 Broadway Global Producer Of The Year Nominees
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 26, 2020

Pandemics can't stop Broadway Global Producer of the Year nominations!

Inclusion Media Group and Southern California Theatres Announce 2020 RAISE YOUR VOICE Photo Inclusion Media Group and Southern California Theatres Announce 2020 RAISE YOUR VOICE Playwright Competition
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2020

Inclusion Media Group will partner with seven Southern California theatre organizations for the 2020 'Raise Your Voice' Playwright Competition.

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE At L Photo Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Jan 28, 2020

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are thrilled to present the third show of their 2019-2020 season, the hilariously dark comedy, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, written by Joseph Kesselring and directed by Casey Stangl. ARSENIC AND OLD LACE will preview on Friday, January 24, 2020 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 25 at 8pm) and run through Sunday, February 16, 2020 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.  

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of MATILDA THE MUSICAL At La Photo Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of MATILDA THE MUSICAL At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Oct 29, 2019

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are thrilled to present the second show of their 2019-2020 season, Roald Dahl's MATILDA, THE MUSICAL, book by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, musical direction by Jennifer Lin, choreography by Kate Dunn and directed by Michael Matthews. MATILDA, THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, October 25, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 26 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, November 17, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.  

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSIC Photo Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Sep 24, 2019

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics by Nick Meglin, (Adapted from the Warner Bros. motion picture written by Mark Steven Johnson), additional orchestrations by Phil Reno, choreography by Michele Lynch, musical direction by Benet Braun and direction by Matt Lenz. GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, September 20, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, September 21 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, October 13, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.  

Broadway Global Announces 2019 Producer Of The Year Award Nominees Photo Broadway Global Announces 2019 Producer Of The Year Award Nominees
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2019

Broadway Global Announces Nominees for The 8th Annual 2019 Producer of the Year; Corey Brunish, Scott Sanders, Andrew Kato, Marc Levine, Ken Mahoney, Barbara Freitag, Elliott Masie, Wendy Radus Federman, Ron Simons, Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan Jr., Ruth Hendel, Stephen Hendel, Stephen Byrd, Alia Harvey Jones, Jada Pinkett Smith, Wendy Gillespie, Dennis Grimaldi, Richard Winkler, Jhett Tolentino, Douglas Denoff, Stewart F Lane, Bonnie Comley, Will Prather, Michael Andrew Rubinstein, Bruce Robert Harris, Jack W. Batman, John Legend.

La Mirada Presents GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL Featuring Cathy Rigby and More Photo La Mirada Presents GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL Featuring Cathy Rigby and More
by Julie Musbach - Aug 15, 2019

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the West Coast Premiere of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics by Nick Meglin, (Adapted from the Warner Bros. motion picture written by Mark Steven Johnson), additional orchestrations by Phil Reno, choreography by Michele Lynch, musical direction by Benet Braun and direction by Matt Lenz.

Photo Coverage: DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Takes Its Opening Night Bows At La Mira Photo Photo Coverage: DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Takes Its Opening Night Bows At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Jun 5, 2019

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth and final show of its season, Laurie Veldheer as 'Belle' and Todd Adamson as 'The Beast' starring in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, musical direction by Darryl Archibald, choreography by Robbie Roby and direction by Michael Heitzman. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will preview on Friday, May 31, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, June 1 at 8 pm) and run through Sunday, June 23, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At La Photo Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Apr 24, 2019

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, based on the greatest movie musical of all time with screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Green and songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. The fresh new production will be directed & choreographed by Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee for TV's 'So You Think You Can Dance' and Broadway's Head Over Heels, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Falsettos), associate director is Cynthia Ferrer (original 'Kathy Selden' in the first National Tour of Singin' in the Rain) with musical direction by Keith Harrison. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN will preview on Friday, April 19, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 20 at 8pm) and run through Sunday, May 12, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. Preceding, it will perform Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14 at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya), 18111 Nordhoff Street, in Northridge.

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of 1776 THE MUSICAL At La Mi Photo Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of 1776 THE MUSICAL At La Mirada
by Lily Lim - Jan 17, 2019

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary at the theatre) are thrilled to present the award-winning and revolutionary 1776 THE MUSICAL, with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo and directed & staged by Glenn Casale. 1776 THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, January 11, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 12 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, February 3, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.  

BWW Interview: James Barbour Talks 1776 at La Mirada Photo BWW Interview: James Barbour Talks 1776 at La Mirada
by Don Grigware - Jan 9, 2019

Award-winning actor/singer James Barbour is an LA onstage favorite. His charming personality, good looks and magnificent voice are all reasons to rush ro buy a ticket to 1776 opening Friday January 11 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Barbour took time from his busy schedule to chat about his involvement with the show and others in his remarkable career thus far.

BWW Review: LA Mirada Welcomes Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Photo BWW Review: LA Mirada Welcomes Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by Don Grigware - Oct 22, 2018

gatha Christie's classic Murder on the Orient Express was a hit movie in 1974 with an all star cast headed by Albert Finney as detective Hercule Poirot. Now adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig, in its West Coast premiere, Murder... bows at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts directed with taut precision by Sheldon Epps and featuring a stellar ensemble. It plays through November 11 only.

Interview: Playwright Ken Ludwig Photo Interview: Playwright Ken Ludwig
by Don Grigware - Oct 16, 2018

Playwright Ken Ludwig has gained tremendous popularity over the last few decades. His hysterical Lend Me a Tenor is performed all over the world and translated into a multitude of languages.His stage adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express is about to open October 20 at the La Mirada Performing Arts Center in its West Coast premiere. Ludwig took time out of a super busy schedule to talk about the play and other highlights of his career.

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