Friday, February 1, 2013

What's Happening Around Town for February 1, 2013


A Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder
The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, a new musical comedy with book by Robert L. Freedman, music by Steven Lutvak and lyrics by Freedman and Lutvak. Former Old Globe co-artistic director Darko Tresnjak returns to the Globe to direct the production. Based on the novel Israel Rank by Roy Horniman, the musical also features choreography by Peggy Hickey. The musical runs March 8 – April 14, with opening night on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 pm.

When Monty Navarro (Ken Barnett), the black sheep of the D’Ysquith family, finds out he is ninth in line to inherit a dukedom, he decides to eliminate the other eight heirs standing in his way – all played by Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife).  Set in England’s elegant Edwardian era, this witty music hall comedy was proclaimed “gorgeous, funny and melodious” by the Harford Courant. Named one of the top 10 “Hottest Tickets of the Year” by The New York Times, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder explores how low we’ll go to make it to the top. The cast also features Chilina Kennedy (Phoebe D’Ysquith), Lisa O’Hare (Sibella Hallward) and Heather Ayers, Rachel Izen, Kevin Ligon, Kendal Sparks, Price Waldman and Catherine Walker (Ensemble). Tickets can be purchased at www.TheOldGlobe.org.

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Happily Never After
Happily Never After: a fairy tale gone bad by Nick DeGregorio (music & lyrics) and Scott Guy (book), will open March 1st at the Eclectic Company Theatre. Produced by Sherry Lynn and Robert Briscoe Evans for the Children’s Theatre Group of Southern California, it will be directed and choreographed by Kay Cole, with musical direction by Roy Leake, Jr. The family musical features favorite fairy tale characters like Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, The Three Little Pigs, Chicken Little, Prince Charming, Mother Goose, but the story has a twist. The Big Bad Wolf and his cohorts, the Gingerbread Witch, the Queen of Hearts, and the Thirteenth Fairy, have kidnapped Mother Goose and the rest of the Good Guys. Luckily Chicken Little and the Wolf’s kid brother are still free and, though they’re little, they endeavor to save the day.

The cast includes Ava Benavente, Zoe Rae Calamar, Sabrina Carr, Carlis Shane Clark, Jesse Clem, Catherine Crouch, Stephanie Dimont, Jake Foster, Ella Grane, Jordan Greenbaum, Sara McMahon, Alec Medlock, Daniela Rodrigo, Lana Schwartz, Vera Wheatley, and Mikaela Zelinger. Happily Never After runs March 1- March 24, Fri. & Sat. at 7:00, Sun. at 2:00. For reservations call (818) 508-3003. The Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village, CA 91607.

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Gia Mora is Einstein’s Girl
Nationally recognized actor and vocalist Gia Mora (a four-time Helen Hayes Award nominee), will appear in the world premiere her new solo show, Einstein’s Girl, at The Gardenia Restaurant and Lounge in Hollywood on Thursday, February 21, at 9pm. Einstein’s Girl explores the “science of love... theoretically speaking.” Mora turns her signature wit and intellectual prowess on an unlikely paring of human languages ... love and mathematics. In her hilarious show, she investigates dating in the digital age through a journey to the edges of the universe and the interior of your heart. Mora will be joined by special guests Charlie Barnett and Devin Kelly. Tickets are $20, plus a two drink minimum and are on sale now by calling 323-467-7444. Click Here for more information. The Gardenia Restaurant and Lounge is located at 7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, in Hollywood (at the corner of Santa Monica and La Brea).

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