Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Musical Happenings Around Town

Avenue Q Moves to Redondo Beach
3-D Theatricals brings its first production to the Redondo Beach this weekend. Following a successful run at Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton, AVENUE Q will play three performances only at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, August 3 - 5. Avenue Q features music & lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, and book by Jeff Whitty. The production is directed by C.J. Porter and T.J. Dawson, with musical direction by David Lamoureux. We thought it was a terrific production when we saw it in Fullerton. Go and have some fun! Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd. in Redondo Beach. For tickets visit www.3dtshows.com.

Jurassic Park, The Musical! 
After sold-out shows at Hollywood Fringe Fest and a nomination for "Best Musical" at fringe, 30 Minute Musicals: Jurassic Park is back by popular demand at Celebration Theatre August 3 and 4. This fast and furious romp, features original songs and choreography plus singing and dancing dinosaurs. Who could ask for anything more? Showtime is 10:30pm. For tickets go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/261736

Coming up at Sacred Fools 
Back by popular demand..You're invited to a live recording session of Richard Levinson's Unchartables Vol. 2 featuring songs from Sacred Fools' Serial Killers, Fast 'n' Loose and Ten Tops! Performed by Richard Levinson and a bunch of swell guest singers: Matt Valle, Rebecca Larsen, Courtney DeCosky, Vanessa Claire Stewart, Michael Lanahan, Dan Wingard, Cj Merriman, Jaime Andrews, Brian Wallis and more. Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 8pm. Tickets are $7. No Reservations - get your tickets at the door! Not intended for younger audiences. For more information go to http://www.sacredfools.org/misc/events/unchartables2/

Down & Dirty at Zombie Joe’s [Extended through Sept. 29!]
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group celebrates their 20th anniversary season with Miss Vanessa Cate’s dark and sexy, neo-retro cabaret spectacular Down & Dirty, about a chorus of frantic dancers and their hundred-to-one mission to keep their show from collapsing when their MC suddenly disappears. Saturdays at 11:00pm, August 4 – September 15. Zombie Joe’s is located at 4850 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA  91601. Tickets: $15. For reservations call 818-202-4120. www.ZombieJoes.com

Real Drunk Housewives of the San Fernando Valley
Opening August 4th, the one-hour show is an original parody/musical review of the immensely popular Real Housewives reunion shows which appear at the end of every season. This theatrical presentation brings together a fictitious cast of characters who rehash the highlights of their “Real Drunk” San Fernando Valley season through song, dance, comedy, plastic surgery and, of course, champagne. Directed by Groundlings alumni David Jahn, choreography by Jeffrey Polk and written by Kelly Bashar (Fellowship!) & Bill Haller. The cast features Robyn Roth, Sarah French, Chris Caldwell, Jen Rhonheimer, Ana Cristina  and Leah Mangum. 10:00 pm at The Complex 6468 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood. http://www.ohmyribs.com/#!upcoming_events/c1mya.

Jekyll & Hyde Liner Notes Essay Contest
BroadwayWorld.com and Broadway Records are co-sponsoring a liner notes essay contest for the new Jekyll & Hyde 2012 Concept Recording. Submit your 250 to 500 word essay for consideration by August 6th. Five finalists will be chosen. Then, Frank Wildhorn, Constantine Maroulis and Broadway Records will select the Grand Prize winner who will have his or her liner notes essay included in the upcoming recording. Click Here to learn more and enter the contest. 

More Precious Than Diamonds
Help Stephanie Hutchinson pay for the cover art on her next album by purchasing More Precious Than Diamonds from CDBaby. Between July 31 and August 3rd, 100% of the purchase price goes to the artist. The 3 song album, plus synopsis, is just $2.99. Check it out on the newly re-designed CDBaby.com site at http://cdbaby.com/cd/morepreciousthandiamonds2. For more information go to www.stephaniehutchinson.com.

Strawberry Moon Free Download
Toronto born, LA-based Tara Macri has just released her first single "Strawberry Moon" as a free download. Macri performed in Jersey Boys and Hairspray on Broadway, in addition to last year’s production at the Hollywood Bowl and her new project has her teaming up with guitarist and friend Kenji Chan of Bruno Mars. Tara has been performing in small venues across Los Angeles gearing up for her debut album to be released later this year. Check out “Strawberry Moon” here:   http://soundcloud.com/taramacri/strawberry-moon.

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