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BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID Enchants at Musical Theatre West Photo BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID Enchants at Musical Theatre West
by Michael Quintos - Jul 22, 2019

Currently docked at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts in Long Beach through July 28 is Musical Theater West's wonderfully vibrant new regional production of THE LITTLE MERMAID, Disney's Broadway stage adaptation of their hit 1989 animated classic, which itself was adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. The resulting show achieves a cheerful, pleasant, and often charming hybrid that honors the original Disney-esque qualities of the film, but also shows what one may call a 'director's cut'---wherein the new 'extras' expand the musical even further in size, elements, and thematic mood. MTW's production is a visual treat.

Take A Magical Journey Under The Sea Musical Theatre West's THE LITTLE MERMAID Photo Take A Magical Journey Under The Sea Musical Theatre West's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Take a magical journey under the sea when Musical Theater West (MTW) brings Disney's The Little Mermaid to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 12-28.   

BWW Review: MTW's OLIVER! Exudes Thrill and Joy Photo BWW Review: MTW's OLIVER! Exudes Thrill and Joy
by Don Grigware - Feb 12, 2019

Oliver!/book. lyrics and music by Lionel Bart/ based on Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist//directed by James A. Rocco/choreographed by Hector Guerrero/musical director: Ryan O'Connell/MTW (Musical Theatre West)/The Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach/through February 24 Oliver! is a devilishly fine musical by Lionel Bart who wrote the book, music and lyrics without collaboration. It's an uplifting story of an abused orphan who learns how to survive in 19th century London with the help of acquaintances from both sides of the track. Currently onstage via MTW at the Carpenter Center in Long Beach, the musical boasts a superb cast headed by Davis Gaines as Fagin and 15 delightful and talented child actors.

The Palace Theatre to Stage THE PRODUCERS, 3/21-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Palace Theatre welcomes The Producers, a musical adaptation of Mel Brooks' 1968 film "The Producers," on Friday March 21st at 7:30pm. This show is the winner of a record breaking 12 Tony Awards. Fading producer Max Bialystock, convinces accountant Leo Bloom to partner with him in producing a show for Hilter. The Producers is a show about scoundrels with ill intentions that turn into raging success! The humor of the show stems from ridiculous accents and many show business jokes.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at ELF THE MUSICAL, Coming to TUTS Starring Tommy J. Dose and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2013

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) today announces the cast for the new holiday classic, Elf The Musical, running tomorrow, Dec. 6 - 22 at Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall. Making his TUTS debut as the loveable 'elf' Buddy is Tommy J. Dose. He played Alfred Doolittle in the national tour of My Fair Lady and has circulated the regional theatre scene with companies including the Fulton Theatre, the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, and the Cumberland County Playhouse. Scroll down for a look at the Seattle production and stay tuned for original production photos from TUTS!

AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND COMEDY XI Set for 10/8 at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Michael Martinez is proud to announce An Evening of Music and Comedy XI at Don't Tell Mama on October 8, 2013. This showcase and variety show will feature singers Gabriella Marie Antonino, William Hartery ( Disney's Villains Tonight), Natasha Repass, Michelle Ricciardi and Katherine Robinson (Disney's Villains Tonight, Sesame Street Live! ). Producer Michael Martinez has previously presented showcases at Birdland, Don't Tell Mama and T. Schreiber Studio in New York City. These showcases feature emerging stars of comedy, music, and theatre. Michael has also promoted concerts and productions in venues across the country including B.B. Kings Blues Club, Carnegie Hall, Joe's Pub, La Mama Theatre, Le Poisson Rouge, The Paramount Theater in Asbury Park and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Photo Flash: Westchester 'Beauty and the Beast'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2008

'Beauty and the Beast' at the Westchester Broadway Theatre starring Joseph Mahowald and Rena Strober.

'Treasure Island' Musical Debuts at The Fulton, PA with Herrera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2008

The Fulton is proud to present the world premiere of Treasure Island: A Musical Adventure, with music by Marc Robin and book and lyrics by Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark. Starring John Herrera as Long John Silver. The show opens on March 6, 2008 and runs through March 22.

Elder & Schoeffler Headline Revised Windy City in Philly
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2006

Windy City, the 1982 musical version of the classic newsroom comedy The Front Page, will be seen at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia in a revised version that will run from September 5th through October 22nd