Monday, March 25, 2013

What's Happening Around Town for March 25, 2013

Lonesome Traveler Returns
Rubicon Theatre Company continues its 15th Anniversary Season with the return of Lonesome Traveler, a musical event that takes audiences on a journey down the rivers and streams of American Folk Music -- from the hills of Appalachia to the nightclubs of San Francisco and New York; from the 1920s to the 1960s. Written and directed by Rubicon’s artistic director James O’Neil, with musical direction by Trevor Wheetman, Lonesome Traveler will run April 24 - May 19, with an opening gala on Saturday, April 27.

Presented in the style of a concert, it is performed by nine artists who create musical portraits inspired by folk immortals such as Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, The Carter Family, Lead Belly, Cisco Houston, The Almanac Singers, The Weavers, The Kingston Trio, Peter Paul & Mary and others whose music and influence changed American music – and America itself–forever. The company includes Jennifer Leigh Warren, Anthony Manough, Justine Bennett, Brendan (B. Willing) James, Sylvie Davidson, James WebbTrevor Wheetman, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper, and Justin Flagg (who plays the title character). All of the artists play multiple instruments and sing. Tickets are available at the box office, located at 1006 E. Main Street (Laurel entrance), online at, or by calling  (805) 667-2900.

Complete Cast Announced for GREASE
Cabrillo Music Theatre has announced the rest of its cast for Grease, opening April 12. Joining the previously announced Adrian Zmed as Teen Angel are Natalie MacDonald as Sandy and Michael Cusimano as Danny Zuko. Also featured in the cast are Harley Jay (Kenickie), Katherine Malak (Rizzo), Francesca Barletta (Cha-Cha), Tessa Grady (Frenchy),  Veronica Dunne (Patty Simcox), Claire Bermingham (Marty), Nick Bernardi (Sonny), Travis Dixon (Vince Fontaine), Jon Robert Hall (Johnny Casino), Ryan Quick (Roger), Michele Selin (Miss Lynch), Nicholas Tubbs (Doody), Adam von Almen (Eugene), and Kimmy Zolozabal (Jan). For tickets, visit or call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

The Trouble With Words Extends
Coeurage Theatre Company’s The Trouble With Words has extended its run and will now play through April 12. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm a The Lost Studio, 130 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Gregory Nabours’ song cycle explores the relationship people have with words, as well as with each other, as they struggle to connect. In examining how human beings are brought together and pulled apart by words, the songs range from devastating to laugh-out-loud funny. Patrick Pearson directs and Janet Roston is choreographer. Tickets are “pay what you want” and reservations can be made online at or by calling (323) 944-2165.

Little Women starring Gail Matthius
Sustaining Sound Theatre Company presents Little Women the Musical April 4 – 21, Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm, at Stage 52. All proceeds go to support Forever Found, an organization dedicated to rescuing young girls from the US Domestic Child Trafficking Trade. SNL alum Gail Matthius stars as Marmee, and Robert Towers (Curious Case of Benjamin Button) will play Mr. Lawrence, along with Rachel Geis (Jo), Kristin Towers-Rowles (Meg), Carly Linehan (Amy), Arnold Livingston-Geis & Andrew Wade (Lauire, Select Perfs), Hannah Provisor & Brooke Johnson (Beth, Select Perfs), Cindy Bullock (Aunt March), Andrew Wade (John Brook), Jason Peter Kennedy (Professor Bhaer), and Emily King Brown (Mrs. Kirk). Click Here for tickets.

Scott Leggett Directs Neverwhere
Sacred Fools Theater is proud to present the west coast premiere of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, the stage adaptation of Gaiman’s fantastic tale of an unlikely hero’s journey through London Below. When Richard Mayhew stops to care for an injured girl on the street, he is drawn into a nightmare shadow world beneath the city of London, a rogues’ gallery of liars, outcasts and assassins. Richard must brave countless trials, uncover the truth behind a dark conspiracy, and face the indomitable Great Beast in order to survive. 

Critically acclaimed director Scott Leggett (Forbidden Zone: LIVE in the 6th Dimension, Serial Killers, Beaverquest) will direct Ezra Buzzington, Devereau Chumrau, Donelle Fuller, Julia Griswold, Michael Holmes, Bryan Krasner, Carlos Larkin, Jonathan Kells Phillips, Paula Rhodes, Marz Richards, and Cassandra Vincent in a west coast premiere that features a sprawling original score from award-winning composer Ryan Johnson (Stoneface, Watson, Forbidden Zone: LIVE in the 6th Dimension), and a cavalcade of action from award-winning fight choreographer Andrew Amani (Stoneface, Hearts Like Fists, Watson). Tickets are available at or by calling (310) 281-8337. Sacred Fools Theater, 660 N. Heliotrope, Hollywood, CA 90004. Performances are April 5 – May 11, 2013 Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays 7:00 pm.

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