Right Together, Left Together
Right Together, Left Together, an original musical by Pamela Eberhardt & Will Collyer will be presented by The Unknown Artists, February 21 – March 2 at Grove Theater Center. The new musical features book & lyrics by Eberhardt and music by Collyer, and will be directed by Nicole Dominguez, with music direction by Carmen Dominguez. The cast will feature Lucas Alifano, Jeff Scot Carey, Emily Clark, Jeni Incontro, Tripp Pettigrew-Rolapp, Katrina Rennells, and Bob Simpson. Taylor is getting married, and on the eve of her wedding, her friends come together for the rehearsal dinner to see her off… despite the fact that there’s a storm on the horizon. The charming musical combines elements of Friends, Will and Grace, Dawson’s Creek, and pretty much every late 90′s rom-com, with a piano-driven pop score, and a few inappropriate jokes for good measure. Right Together, Left Together is a guest production at GTC Burbank, 1111-b West Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA 91506. Click Here for tickets or visit http://iamanunknownartist.wordpress.com/ for more information.
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The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts continues its 2012-13 Programs for Young Audiences series with ArtsPower’s The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle, an original, new musical based on Watty Piper’s beloved children’s book, The Little Engine That Could. This 55-minute, song-filled adventure is recommended for audiences ages 4 and up. Performances are Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm.
Little Blue Engine dreams of someday leaving the train yard to pull the big cars on the main line track. But can she convince Big Silver that she is worthy of being a main line engine in this timeless tale about hard work, determination, and the meaning of true friendship. The show features a dynamic, Broadway-style score and colorful, inventive sets and costumes. It is adapted and directed by ArtsPower’s artistic director Greg Gunning, who also wrote the lyrics, while Richard DeRosa created and orchestrated the musical score. 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.
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The Phantom Tollbooth
MainStreet Theatre Company will end its 7th season with an adaptation of Norton Juster’s beloved children’s classic, The Phantom Tollbooth, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. The Phantom Tollbooth will run March 30 - April 14. Often compared to Alice In Wonderland because of its wonderful wordplay and sense of playfulness, the novel has been a children’s favorite since 1962. This musical version captures all the fantasy and delight of the original and brings it vividly to life. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in Milo’s room, he follows the directions and drives through, only because he’s bored and has nothing better to do. But on the other side, things are very different. He gets stuck in the Doldrums, befriends a ticking watchdog named Tock, meets the feuding kings of Dictionopolis and Digitopolis, and goes on a quest to rescue then princesses Rhyme and Reason in order to restore harmony to the land. Along the way, Milo defeats his demons, and discovers that everything we learn has a purpose and whatever we do affects everything and everyone.
The adaptation’s book is by novelist Norton Juster and Broadway veteran Sheldon Harnick, with lyrics by Harnick, and music by Arnold Black. Sarah Gorman will provide choreography and the show’s 3 piece band will be led by musical director Janice Rodgers Wainwright. The cast includes Doug Harvey as Young Milo and Amanda Pauer as his alarm‐clock‐dog best friend, Tock, along with Gregrory North, Tim Cummings, Jane Noseworthy, Sammi Smith, and Amir Levi, all of whom will play multiple roles. The Phantom Tollbooth is appropriate for ages seven and up, and perfect for families to attend together. For tickets and information, please visit www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com or call (909) 477-2752.
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