Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Upcoming May-June Musical Events

The Coterie presents Lindsay McDonald in The Story Goes On, Friday, May 18 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, 1755 N. Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Join Lindsay in a musical journey as she gets ready for her next chapter in life. It’s an intimate evening filled with songs of life, romance, entertainment, and a few surprises. Musical direction is by Brent Crayon. For reservations and information call (530) 4-COTERIE (530-426-8374) or email thecoteriela@gmail.com. A $20 food/drink minimum per person applies for each dining room ticket. For more about Lindsay visit www.lindsaymcdonald.net.

Additional May/June shows at The Coterie include Georgia Stitt, You Don’t Know Stitt on May 25, Sondheim Unplugged on June 2, Dan Callaway in Slow Songs…Except the Ones That Aren’t on June 16, and Michael Lanning on June 23. For all the details go to www.thecoteriela.com.

SkyPilot Theatre Company will hold its 3rd Annual Karaoke FUNdraiser Friday, May 18 at the Casting Office Bar and Grille, 3575 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Studio City, CA (Across from Universal Nissan). 8pm to 2am/ Make a $10 donation and get 5 tickets for their raffle featuring prizes including a headshot package worth $500! Full bar and Menu available plus over 250,000 songs to choose from. There will also be a “Musical Theatre Karaoke” contest with prizes. Funds raised will support SkyPilot’s upcoming world premiere musical EARTHBOUND, opening June 9. For more information and to RSVP contact SkyPilotTheatre@gmail.com or call 323-229-2753. www.SkyPilotTheatre.com

Join Rick Starr in celebrating The Actors Fund on Sunday, May 20 at 5pm for Rick’s Pix, a jazzy recreation of the ever-tasty jazz legend Johnny Hartman. The show stars Keith David and 
Barbara Morrison. For tickets and donations go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/248000. Donations include a scrumptious hors d'oeuvre & dessert buffet at the Kohn/Fraser Manse in Studio City. Tickets are $25.00 and proceeds benefit The Actors Fund.

Debby Boone, who earned instant fame in 1977 with “You Light Up My Life,” sings the songs of her late mother-in-law Rosemary Clooney in Reflections of Rosemary Saturday, May 19 at 2pm and 8pm. The show is a touching musical portrait filled with a collection of standards chosen for their significance in Boone’s life with Clooney, led by her and Clooney’s musical director, John Oddo. Tickets can be purchased at www.lamiradatheatre.com or by calling the box office at (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310. Student, Senior, Children and group discounts are available. Performances take place at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada. Parking is free.

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents The Randy Newman Album Sunday, June 3 at 7pm. The show stars Melody Hollis, Dennis Kyle, Gia Mora, Leigh Ann Larkin, Stephen Van Dorn and special guest, world-class guitarist and composer Grant Geissman, with musical direction by Tom Griep. For reservations call (818) 754-8700. Dinner reservations are 5:30 - 6:00 pm,   $28/person (includes $10 food minimum). Sterling’s at The Federal, 5303 Lankershim Blvd, N. Hollywood, CA 91601. For more information go to www.msapr.net/Sterling-s-at-The-Federal.html.

The Grove Theatre in Upland presents an unforgettable evening of popular songs with Roslyn Kind Saturday, June 16 at 8pm. The younger sister of Barbra Streisand, this dynamic, multi-talented entertainer has forged a successful career in all facets of entertainment from critically acclaimed recordings to sold-out performances on Broadway and in top concert venues and nightclubs the world over. Tickets are $30 and $25 and can be purchased by calling (909) 920-4343, by visiting the box office or online at www.grovetheatre.com. Senior and group discounts are available.

Southern California Lyric Theater and Alison Eliel Kalmus present AESOPERA, an original pentaptych chamber opera in concert, with music by Jonathan Price, libretti by Jeff Goode, Jan Michael Alejandro and the composer, music direction & piano by Leonardo Sciolis and direction by Alison Eliel Kalmus & Kirk Smith. Tragedy strikes and comedy ensues when a princess becomes a queen and learns that with great power comes great controversy. A poor fisherman is granted three wishes, but that may not be enough for two daughters. A lion sacrifices his claws for love. An inventor tries to outwit fate, and amphibian voters elect themselves a carnivorous queen. Set in mythic Greece with a modern flair, these lush and lyrical mini-operas take new inspiration from the classic fables of Aesop. The cast includes Brooke deRosa, Elyse Cook, Nandani Maria Sinha, Miguel Vargas, Jonathan Medina and Jeffrey Stackhouse. Dates are June 16 & 23 at 8pm and June 17 & 24 at 2pm at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre at Pasadena Playhouse, 39 South El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 9110. Tickets: $25.

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