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Photo Flash: LA'S NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR Crowns Jennifer Kranz
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

And the winner of the 8th annual LA'S NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR talent competition is Jennifer Kranz, a senior at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles majoring in Theatre and minoring in Musical Theatre. On Sunday, Feb 16th, Ms. Kranz and 19 other talented young professionals sang their hearts out for the coveted prize. As winner, Ms. Kranz awarded a cash prize of $1000; an upcoming paid headlining concert engagement at Sterling's Upstairs; a vocal demo recording session from Tom Griep's Audition Trax; a photo session with Isaac James Creative; and is already in the process of scheduling meetings to be signed and represented by one of the lucrative competition's Equity Agent/Judges as the first step toward a professional career in musical theatre, television and film. Scroll down for photos from the competition!

LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2014 Is Jennifer Kranz; Interviews with the Winners!
by Don Grigware - Feb 18, 2014

On Sunday, February 16 LA's Next Great Stage Star 2014 came to an exciting conclusion at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. After an amazing two-hour program in which the 20 contestants gave 150% to their uptempo songs from Broadway shows, fourteen contestants were eliminated and the top six* finalists selected. After a brief intermission, each of the six then proceeded to perform a second number after which the distinguished panel of 18 judges made the final decision. Musical director par excellence James Lent accompanied at the piano throughout the three hour show.

LA's Next Great Stage Star Competition Digs Deep into New Music
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 17, 2014

Contestants in LA's Next Great Stage Star competition had an exciting second week on Sunday, January 12th. The theme for this round was Breaking New Ground - A Little New Music, and featured songs from some of today's most up and coming musical theatre writers.

Photo Flash: 2014 LA's Next Great Stage Star in Rehearsal
by Robert Diamond - Jan 12, 2014

The 2014 season continues this weekend after its launch last Sunday, January 5th, in North Hollywood, CA. at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal.

BWW Reviews: Day One of LA's Next Great Stage Star 2014
by Don Grigware - Jan 7, 2014

LA'S NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2014 to Sing in the New Year at Sterling's Upstairs, 1/5-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2014

LA's Next Great Stage Star¬ģ 2014 sings in the New Year beginning Sunday, January 5 at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, the most critically acclaimed concert supper club in the greater Los Angeles area.

Larry Carpenter and Shane Alexander's THE FREEDOM MACHINE Musical Gets LA Readings, Now thru 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

At a time when the political machines really are taking over, along comes the new future-shock musical, The Freedom Machine, with Story and Book by Larry Carpenter, and Music and Lyrics by Shane Alexander. Act One of The Freedom Machine will have four stage readings in Los Angeles, today, August 9-13.

Larry Carpenter and Shane Alexander's THE FREEDOM MACHINE Musical Gets LA Readings, 8/9-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

At a time when the political machines really are taking over, along comes the new future-shock musical, The Freedom Machine, with Story and Book by Larry Carpenter, and Music and Lyrics by Shane Alexander. Act One of The Freedom Machine will have four stage readings in Los Angeles, August 9-13.

Celebration Theatre's JUSTIN LOVE Extends Through December 16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2012

Celebration Theatre in association with DEMAND PRoductions and Peter Schneider have announced the first show of its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season, the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed world premiere musical, JUSTIN LOVE, book by Patricia Cotter and David Elzer, story by David Elzer and Bret Calder, music by Lori Scarlett and David Manning, lyrics by Lori Scarlett, directed by Michael Matthews, choreography by Janet Roston and musical direction by Gregory Nabours is adding performances through Sunday, December 16 at Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood.

BWW TV: JUSTIN LOVE World Premiere Opening Night at Celebration Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 6, 2012

The Celebration Theatre in association with DEMAND PRoductions and Peter Schneider has launched its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season with the world premiere musical JUSTIN LOVE. On hand for the September 21st opening was Broadway World TV and Los Angeles correspondent Michael Sterling and BWW TV's Jerry Evans of JLE Media Group, Inc. Watch interviews with the cast and creative team below!

BWW TV: Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes of Opening Night of Celebration Theatre's JUSTIN LOVE
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Oct 5, 2012

The Celebration Theatre in association with DEMAND PRoductions and Peter Schneider has launched its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season with the world premiere musical JUSTIN LOVE. On hand for the September 21st opening was Broadway World TV and Los Angeles correspondent Michael Sterling and BWW TV's Jerry Evans of JLE Media Group, Inc. With a book by Patricia Cotter and David Elzer, story by David Elzer and Bret Calder, music by Lori Scarlett and David Manning, lyrics by Lori Scarlett, directed by Michael Matthews, choreography by Janet Roston, orchestrations by John Ballinger and musical direction by Gregory Nabours, JUSTIN LOVEwill be presented through Sunday, November 18 at Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood.

Celebration Theatre's CT TUESDAYS Workshop Series Opens with CONSENT, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2012

Celebration Theatre has announced the first script to be work shopped in its CT Tuesday Series, a west coast presentation of CONSENT by Frank J. Avella and directed by Celebration Theatre's Artistic Director, John Michael Beck. CONSENT will begin with an invited preview on October 2 and then run for three more Tuesdays at Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

BWW Reviews: Original Musical JUSTIN LOVE Rocks Celebration Theatre
by Don Grigware - Sep 25, 2012

Very few new shows, especially musicals, have that extra special spark, that je ne sais quoi that makes them a surefire success. For starters, there must be a good book - with a story that's credible...and funny - and a pleasant score that keeps your fingers and toes tapping, at least while you are in your seats. Justin Love, based on a story by David Elzer and Bret Calder, is one such musical, that , in spite of its excess, is guaranteed to make you laugh nonstop and with a cast and crew to die for.

Photo Flash: First Look at Celebration Theatre's JUSTIN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2012

Celebration Theatre in association with DEMAND PRoductions and Peter Schneider have announced the first show of its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season, the world premiere musical, JUSTIN LOVE, with book by Patricia Cotter and David Elzer, story by David Elzer and Bret Calder, music by Lori Scarlett and David Manning and lyrics by Lori Scarlett. The show will be directed by Michael Matthews with choreography by Janet Roston and musical direction by Gregory Nabours. JUSTIN LOVE is currently running through Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood.

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