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Photos: First Look At Castle Craig Players Production of SPRING AWAKENING
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 11, 2024


Castle Craig Players' production of Spring Awakening is set to take the stage July 26 through August 11 at the groups intimate Meriden venue! See photos of the cast. 

Photos: Enda Walsh's MISTERMAN Opens At Brookfield Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2023


Brookfield Theatre concludes its 3x3 One-Man Show Festival with the award-winning Misterman by Enda Walsh. See photos from the production.

Grace Gianoukas Pays Homage to Dercy Goncalves in the Monologue NASCI PRA SER DERCY
by Claudio Erlichman - Jan 25, 2023


Dercy Goncalves passed away without a play honoring her ever having been performed on Brazilian stages. Yet! The monologue Nasci pra ser Dercy, with Grace Gianoukas, seeks to unite the popular appeal and the actress's charisma with a deep research that shows the importance of the actress for the Brazilian theater and for the female freedom.

Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Trevi Lounge
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Sep 11, 2022


What did our critic think of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Trevi Lounge?

Richard Jay-Alexander Turns His Eye Onto Burlesque & Honey Beavers
by Robert Diamond - Feb 14, 2019


On Monday, February 18th (Presidents' Day) you'll find Richard Jay-Alexander at Midtown's Urban Entertainment Hall, The Greenroom 42, as Co-Producer and Director of HONEY BEAVERS: IT'S 9:30 PM. DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CHILDREN ARE? It's a headlining debut for the downtown artist, but what many of you don't know is that the same girl, by day, is Jay-Alexander's Assistant, Nellie Beavers.

BWW 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.

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 Review: THE BIG BANG at Actors' Playhouse
by Roger Martin - Aug 3, 2018


The two have written THE BIG BANG, a twelve hour presentation of the history of the world and need $83 billion to produce the show. So they hold an investors' audition in a Manhattan proctologist's luxurious apartment, playing all the roles themselves.

Photo Flash: Broadway At Music Circus Season Opens with SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by Julie Musbach - Jun 13, 2018


The 68th Broadway At Music Circus season begins June 12 with the beloved musical comedy Singin' in the Rain. Based on the film starring Gene Kelly as a dashing leading man in Hollywood's golden age, widely considered 'The Greatest Movie Musical of All Time,' the show features glorious dance sequences, riotous comedy routines and unforgettable songs. Performances of Singin'in the Rain are Tuesday, June 12 through Sunday, June 17 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2018


The Theatre Group at SBCC concludes the 17/18 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, CRIMES OF THE HEART by Beth Henley.

Photo Flash: THIS LAND Tells Multi-Cultural/Generational L.A. story
by Julie Musbach - Oct 17, 2017


A deep, painful, joyful story about one extended California family with roots in different parts of the world, who make their home on the same plot of Southern California land over 150 years

First Look: World Premiere Dance Production of EMOTIONS by the Newly Formed Blind Dance Company
by Shari Barrett - Jul 19, 2017


CRE Outreach is pleased to announce the World Premiere dance production of EMOTIONS by the newly formed Blind Dance Company, in which all performers are sightless, on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7:00pm at The Lazarus Experience, located at 224 E. 11th Street Loft 501, in downtown Los Angeles, CA 90015. Featured dancers include Natalie Gross, Kenny Lee, Ronald Chism, Sylvia Taylor, Barbara Ford, Christina Johnson, and William Andrus, who, guided by professional dancer and choreographer, Hydeia Muhammad, perform for the first time as the Blind Dance Company. During the performance, you will experience various emotions through these talented, all-blind dancers, with many genres of dance represented including Hip-Hop, Ballroom, Contemporary and much more! Each number will introduce a different form of emotion while incorporating the beauty of fulfillment and the ability to overcome obstacles through dance.

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents HIGH SOCIETY
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2017


The Theatre Group at SBCC opens the 17/18 season with Cole Porter's sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY, July 12-29 in the Garvin Theatre. 

Photo Flash: Stable Cable Lab Co. 2016 Spring Soirée and Fundraising Campaign Raised More than $6,000 on 5/5
by Louisa Brady - May 7, 2016


Stable Cable Lab Co. raised more than $6,000 to fund the company's upcoming world premiere of In the Event of My Death by Lindsay Joy, directed by Padraic Lillis at its 2016 Spring Soiree (#SoireeDeMayo) in tandem with its online crowd funding campaign on May 5, 2016 at The New Theater Building.  The company's silent auction will continue online through May 19th, 2016 and features exclusive items including an evening with Andy Cohen of 'Watch What Happens Live' in the Bravo Clubhouse, a reading of a manuscript with a professional written evaluation from Lucy Childs of Aaron Priest Literary Agency, a custom monologue written by Lindsay Joy, private yoga and tennis lessons, and more.  For more information and to bid visit www.stablecablelabco.org.

Photo Flash: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by Sally Henry Fuller - Jan 30, 2016


A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM makes its Civic Arts Plaza debut. The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED… has enjoyed two successful Broadway revivals, and has showcased generations of comic actors from Zero Mostel and Phil Silvers to Nathan Lane and Whoopi Goldberg. Check out photos from the show below!

Photo Flash: First Look at REAL MEN THE MUSICAL Off-Broadway
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 2, 2015


All men are schmucks who struggle with their daily existence. REAL MEN: The Musical follows that existence down Manhood Lane to gain some clarity, or at the very least, explore the common bond that all men are morons just trying to get by. REAL MEN is a 90-minute romp that delves into fatherhood, mid-life crisis, dating, marriage, potency, and sexuality.

Photo Flash: The Old Globe's 2015 Gala, CLUB 3515, Raises Funds in Balboa Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015


Over 300 guests attended The Old Globe's 2015 Gala, "Club 3515," celebrating the Globe's 80th Anniversary, on July 25 on the Globe's historic campus in Balboa Park. When final proceeds and expenses are tallied, the net proceeds from this black-tie event will benefit the theatre's artistic and educational activities. Scroll down for photos from the event!

BWW Reviews: REAL MEN SING SHOW TUNES… AND PLAY WITH PUPPETS Has Hysterical West Coast Premiere
by Shari Barrett - Apr 27, 2013


This new, adult musical comedy about men is a madcap and hilarious romp through all the many stages of manhood, featuring 29 original songs all paying homage to all things male, lampooning such issues as fatherhood, mid-life crisis, dating, marriage, aging, and sex (or the lack of it), giving an inside glimpse of what it takes to be a man in a modern world shared with women, children, and parents.

Theatrical Opportunities Coming to Central California this March and April
by Benjamin Offringa - Feb 24, 2013


With the end of winter fast approaching, there comes a very exciting time of year for theatre-makers everywhere. Awards shows are everywhere, Films and Musicals are a constant topic for any story-telling buff. But this time of year is especially special because all of these things inspire otherwise unearthed talent to show its true colors. Young, old and everywhere in between gather to share their love for performance in what can only be considered the greatest and closest community on the planet. So let's see some shows, shall we?

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre's World Premiere Show HELLO! MY BABY Transfers to Lobero Theatre in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012


For the first time in the company's history, Ventura's RUBICON THEATRE is transferring a production to the legendary LOBERO THEATRE in Santa Barbara. On the heels of a critically acclaimed, sold-out run at Rubicon's home in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District, the world premiere musical HELLO! MY BABY will play at the Lobero Theatre for three performances only next weekend - May 5 and 6. Described as a 'Tin-Pantastic New Tuner for all ages,' the show is conceived and written by Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner and Tony Nominee Cheri Steinkellner, who is also a longtime Santa Barbara resident. See photos from the production below!

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