Monday, January 28, 2013

What's Happening Around Town for January 28, 2013

Frank Wildhorn & Friends
Join The Actors Fund for a very special opportunity to spend an evening with composer Frank Wildhorn in person in the intimate, glorious art deco lobby of the Pantages Theatre February 18 at 7:30 pm. Mr. Wildhorn will be joined by a group of fabulous performers presenting his hit pop songs and songs from his many shows including Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War, Victor/Victoria, Wonderland, and Bonnie & Clyde. Ticket includes performance, pre-show wine and hors d’oeuvres plus a coffee and dessert reception with Mr. Wildhorn and the performers after the show. Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Actors Fund – the national human services organization helping all professionals in performing arts and entertainment in need, crisis or transition. Click Here for tickets and more information. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

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Fringe Benefit this Saturday
The Hollywood Fringe Festival’s first ever registration-kickoff-slash-fundraiser bash Fringe Benefit will be held this Saturday, February 2nd at last year’s Fringe Central Station. The Benefit is vintage-carnival-themed (costumes are encouraged) and will be packed full of entertainment, including bands, magicians, burlesque dancers, contortionists, aerialists, balloon twisters, dancing and of course, the Fringe Freaks. Lots of goodies will be up for grabs at their silent auction, including a free one-night stay at the Magic Castle, tickets to the Laugh Factory, free yoga classes, bar gift certificates, headshot sessions and a lot more. The Bun Truck will be onsite and the famous Bryan’s Bar will be open, for only one night, pre-June. Doors to the Benefit open at 7:00 pm and close at 2:00 am. Click Here for tickets and more information.

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Miscast: Right Singer, Wrong Song 
Whether these iconic songs are performed by someone with the wrong skill set, gender, race, or age, they will all be hilariously... Miscast! Proceeds go to “Project Angel Food” whose mission is to bring nourishment to those living with AIDS, cancer or other life threatening diseases. This MISCAST will feature Mandy Kaplan, JP Karliak, Christopher Carlisle, Erin Torpey, Tommy Metz, Patrick Gomez, Scotty Pierce and Brett Ryback on piano. Door opens at 7:00 pm. Show starts at 7:30 pm on the dot! Click Here for tickets and more information.

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The Magic Dream
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts continues its 2012-13 Programs for Young Audiences series with LA Opera’s The Magic Dream, an original adaptation of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. This 50-minute, high-energy introduction to opera is recommended for audiences ages 5 and up. Performances are Sunday, February 17 at 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm. Young Pam grew up listening to The Magic Flute with her grandparents, but never understood what was happening in the story. Pam invites us to explore the opera in her creatively, re-imagined version in which she has cast her friends as the colorful characters in the opera. Together, they learn that music and your own imagination can take you anywhere. The Magic Dream was created by Lee Holdridge and Richard Sparks and is directed by Eli Villaneuva. Tickets are available at  www.LaMiradaTheatre.com or by calling (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310. The theatre is located at 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada, CA. Parking is free.

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Spring Awakening at Foothill MT
Foothill Music Theatre & Foothill Theatre Arts Dept. present Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s Spring Awakening Feb. 21 - March 10. The rock musical is an adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 controversial expressionist play that follows a group of teens coming to terms with the trials, tribulations, and the exhilaration of the teen years. It is directed by Melissa Carey, with musical direction by Mark Hanson, choreography by Amanda Folena, scenic design by Carlos Acevedo, and costume design by Julie Engelbrecht. The cast will feature Casey Ellis, Jeremy Griffith, Dana Johnson, Justin Karr, Brandon Leland, Juliana Lustenader, Carissa,  Ryan Mardesich (pictured left), McElravy, Jacob Marker, Lyn Meheula, Dillon Mena, Caitlin Papp, Jason Rehklau, Mark Sanders, Taylor Sanders, Holly Smolik and Warren Wernick.

Performances will take place in Lohman Theatre (at the bottom of the hill), Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. Parking Lot 8 provides direct and easy access to the theatre. Visitors must purchase the required parking permit for $3. For tickets and more information call (650) 949-7360 or go to http://www.foothill.edu/theatre/awake/.

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