La Mirada Theatre to Present EMPIRE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (2014 Ovation Award Nominee for Best Season!), in association with Sue Vaccaro, Ricky Stevens & The Rivet Gang announce the third show of their 2015-2016 season, the pre-Broadway engagement of EMPIRE, book, music & lyrics by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, musical direction by Sariva Goetz, and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime).  EMPIRE will preview on Friday, January 22, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 23) and run through Sunday, February 14, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Hopeful EMPIRE at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & MC Coy Rigby Entertainment presents their third show of their 2015-2016 season, the pre-Broadway engagement of EMPIRE, book, music & lyrics by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, musical direction by Sariva Goetz, and directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominated Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show, below! (more...)

Photos: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of EMPIRE At La Mirada Theatre - Kevin Earley, Stephanie Gibson & More!
by Lily Lim - Jan 25, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (2014 Ovation Award Nominee for Best Season!), in association with Sue Vaccaro, Ricky Stevens & The Rivet Gang announce the third show of their 2015-2016 season, the pre-Broadway engagement of EMPIRE, book, music & lyrics by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, musical direction by Sariva Goetz, and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime).  EMPIRE will preview on Friday, January 22, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 23) and run through Sunday, February 14, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at curtain call and press night below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Pre-Broadway EMPIRE THE MUSICAL at La Miranda Theatre
by Review Roundups - Jan 27, 2016

The pre-Broadway engagement of EMPIRE opened at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, with book, music & lyrics by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, musical direction by Sariva Goetz, and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime). EMPIRE runs through Sunday, February 14, 2016. (more...)

Casting Complete for West Coast 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' at the Alex TheatreCasting Complete for West Coast 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' at the Alex Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 22nd Anniversary season with the West Coast professional premiere of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, the stage musical version of the Academy Award nominated film of the same name. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Full casting has just been announced! (more...)

Photo Flash: Musical Theatre Guild presents WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWNPhoto Flash: Musical Theatre Guild presents WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 22nd Anniversary season with the West Coast professional premiere of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, the stage musical version of the Academy Award nominated film of the same name. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: MTG Goes ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWNBWW Review: MTG Goes ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
by Don Grigware - Nov 14, 2017

The famed Musical Theatre Guild performed a staged reading on November 12 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale of the musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Based on the 1988 film of the same name by Pedro Almodovar, the book for the musical is by Jeffrey Lane and the music by David Yazbek. When the show played in New York about 5 years ago, it was problematic. Mounted first at Lincoln Center it gradually moved to the Belasco and closed within a couple of months, due to critics and audience who claimed they found the plot difficult to follow. (more...)

BWW Review: WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN at Musical Theatre GuildBWW Review: WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN at Musical Theatre Guild
by Cary Ginell - Nov 16, 2017

Frantic, broad comedy and an attractive Spanish-flavored score highlight Musical Theatre Guild's recent staged reading of Jeffrey Lane's 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.' (more...)

La Mirada Theatre to 'Willkommen' Kander & Ebb's CABARET This WinterLa Mirada Theatre to 'Willkommen' Kander & Ebb's CABARET This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2017-2018 season (and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre) with CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb with musical direction by David O, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Larry Carpenter. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre to 'Willkommen' Kander & Ebb's CABARET This WinterLa Mirada Theatre to 'Willkommen' Kander & Ebb's CABARET This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2017-2018 season (and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre) with CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb with musical direction by David O, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Larry Carpenter. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CABARET at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing ArtsPhoto Flash: First Look at CABARET at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the third show of its 2017-2018 season (and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre) with CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb with musical direction by David O, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Larry Carpenter. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Concludes 3-D Theatricals 2017-18 SeasonMAMMA MIA! Concludes 3-D Theatricals 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2018

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles concludes its 2017-2018 Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from August 3 - 12 (with an official press opening August 4) at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center and August 17 - 26 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 3D Theatricals MAMMA MIA! Opens In Cerritos Center For The Performing ArtsPhoto Coverage: 3D Theatricals MAMMA MIA! Opens In Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts
by Lily Lim - Aug 23, 2018

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles concludes its 2017-2018 Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage through August 26 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Opening Night Of 3D Theatricals' 42ND STREETPhoto Coverage: Curtain Call And Opening Night Of 3D Theatricals' 42ND STREET
by Lily Lim - Oct 19, 2018

Get a first look at 3D Theatricals' 42ND STREET's opening night. The bygone era of theatre will feel hauntingly real and magical. This new production will combine the Ziegfeld Follies golden age of MGM musicals, Busby Berkeley dance numbers and the spice of Chicago to entrance and amaze audiences of all ages. (more...)

James Barbour & More Will Lead McCoy Rigby's 1776 At La MiradaJames Barbour & More Will Lead McCoy Rigby's 1776 At La Mirada
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

LaMirada and McCoy Rigby Entertainment will 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 begin previews 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. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of 1776 THE MUSICAL At La MiradaPhoto 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.   (more...)

1776 The Musical Comes To The Soraya Next Month1776 The Musical Comes To The Soraya Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the award-winning and revolutionary 1776 THE MUSICAL at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya), February 8 through 10. 1776 THE MUSICAL, the Tony Award winner for Best Musical (1969) and has music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone. It is directed by Glenn Casale with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo. (more...)

BWW Review: 1776 Offers an Inside Look at the Imperfect Men Who First Strived For a More Perfect UnionBWW Review: 1776 Offers an Inside Look at the Imperfect Men Who First Strived For a More Perfect Union
by Shari Barrett - Jan 31, 2019

Having seen the musical HAMILTON when it was in Los Angeles, like many others I learned more important details about the founding fathers while watching it than I felt I had ever learned in school. Lin-Manuel Miranda who created that uber-successful musical in 2015, has said that 1776 THE MUSICAL, written in 1969, during another time of political and social unrest in the United States, has 'one of the best books-if not the best-ever written for musical theatre.' And now I can say I certainly agree with him. In fact, The perfect way to prove the arts can teach valuable history lessons to its audiences is by encouraging everyone to see 1776 THE MUSICAL, presented by La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo and impeccably directed & staged by Glenn Casale through Sunday, February 3, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts or at The Soraya at CSUN from Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 10. (more...)

La Mirada Presents Classic SINGIN' IN THE RAINLa Mirada Presents Classic SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

GOOD MORNING TO YOU! LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary at the theatre) are thrilled to 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. (more...)

La Mirada & McCoy Rigby Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At The SorayaLa Mirada & McCoy Rigby Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At The Soraya
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment (celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary at the theatre) are thrilled to present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, based on the greatest movie musical of all time with screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, 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 & Falsettos). The Associate Director is Cynthia Ferrer (original Kathy Selden in first National Tour of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN) with musical direction by Keith Harrison. (more...)