Friday, April 27, 2012

Upcoming Musical Events Around Town

Upright Cabaret’s American icon Series Rhythm of the Night starring Olivier Award-Winner Lesli Margherita, American Idol’s David Hernandez (Thousand Oaks and Hollywood Shows only), Lexi Lawson, and Rogelio Douglas, Jr. will celebrate the music of Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan and Santana on several dates: April 27 at the Annenberg Theatre in Palm Springs, April 29 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, and May 6 at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. www.UprightCabaret.com.

Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman and playwright David Thompson will discuss the creation of The Scottsboro Boys at The Old Globe's FREE Insight Seminar Monday, April 30. Reception at 6:30pm; Seminar starts at 7:00pm in the Old Globe Theatre. If you’re unable to attend, you can also watch the event live on the web via Ustream on the Globe’s Facebook page, or on the Globe's Ustream page at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-old-globe.

Hollywood’s Celebration Theatre presents the 2nd Annual Spring Cabaret, A Night of Celebration, honoring Leslie Jordan, May 6 at 8 PM at the theatre. Scheduled to perform are Sally Struthers, Barrett Foa, Daniel Tatar and The Company Men, LaToya London, Alet Taylor, Christine Horn, Charlene Modeste, Jeffrey Landman, Christopher Maikish, Nell Teare, Cesili Williams, Constance Lopez, Terrance Spencer with special guests to be announced. www.celebrationtheatre.com

Third Street Theatre has added a host and 3 new cast members to its gala performance of The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown on May 4-5-6. Tony nominee Corey Reynolds (Hairspray) will host on Saturday May 5th. Added to the cast are Janelle Lynn Randall (Boardwalk Empire, All Shook Up), Daniel Tatar (The Company Men, Hairspray) and Allen Hidalgo (Jersey Boys). They will join hosts Jane Lynch, William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, as well as cast members Tracie Thoms, Shoshana Bean, Lindsay Pearce, Chase Williamson. Tickets: www.showclix.com

Pacific Opera Project will be the first professional company to perform in the new, intimate 150-seat Porticoes Theater in Pasadena with its production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte May 12 - 20. The opera will be set not in Eighteenth Century Naples but in America at the time of the Civil War, drawing some inspiration from a certain 1939 movie about the Antebellum South. Directed by Josh Shaw. Chamber orchestra conducted by Stephen Karr. www.pacificoperaproject.com

The Coterie brings back International youtube sensation Miranda Sings on May 4th with Miranda Sings Live! at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel. She will be joining forces with celebrity guests to bring you a hilarious night filled with improvisation, hit songs, onstage voice lessons, magic tricks, and dramatic readings of hate mail. Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/219212


Mark Winkler and Mary Foster Conklin will be performing at Vitello's on Friday May 4. Material will include everything from Matt Dennis' tune Let's Get Away From It All with some special lyrics, to Laura Nyro (In honor of her Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction) to Winkler’s odes to Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand. Call (818) 769-0905 for reservations. www.vitellosjazz.com

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