Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What's Happening Around Town for March 26, 2013


West Side Story is Back
West Side Story, the hit Broadway musical by Arthur Laurents (book), Leonard Bernstein (music) and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), returns to the Pantages Theatre for one week only April 9 – 14. Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, it tells the story of star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria as they struggle to rise above the hatred and intolerance that surrounds them. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.” West Side Story will feature Addison Reid Coe as Tony, Mary Joanna Grisso as Maria, Michelle Alves as Anita, Theo Lencicki as Riff and Andrés Acosta as Bernardo. Tickets may be purchased at the box office, online at www.HollywoodPantages.com or by calling 1-800-982-2787. The Pantages Theatre is located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Vine Street. [Photo by Carol Rosegg 2012.]

Got Musical! at the Colony Theatre 
Join ANMT on Friday, April 12th, 8pm at the Colony Theatre in Burbank for Got Musical!: a sneak preview of brand-new musicals in development. Featured writers include Matthew Alexander, Adrian Bewley, Richard Castle, Richard deRosa, Eric Dodson, Placido Domingo, Jr., Noelle Donfeld, Evelina Fernandez, Alan Ross Fleishmann, Mitchell Glaser, Brian Graden, Scott Guy, David Haworth, Morgan Hollingsworth, Carl Johnson, Karla Kelly, Brian Leader, Matthew Levine, Roger Love, Ann McNamee, Charles Monaghan, Cindy OConnor, Ken Offricht, Marian Partee, Richard Plotkin, Eric Przytulski, Carl Ritchie, Jan Roper, Robert Rosen, Rosino Serrano, Robin Share, Clifford Tasner, Gabrielle Wagner Mann, Julie Weiner, Chana Wise, and Clay Zambo. 

The excerpts will be presented by members of the Academy Repertory Company (Noel Britton, Elise Dewsberry, Scott Guy, David Holmes, Christopher Maikish, Andrea Press, Tedd Szeto, and Peter Welkin); and guest artists Jordan Kai Burnett, Farley Cadena, Allie Costa, Randy Guiaya, Tara Hunnewell, Luke Klipp, Michelle Lane, Shannon Martinous, Kendra Munger, Kila Packett, Autumn Reeser, Matt Valle, Christina Valo, and Gabrielle Wagner; with Ross Kalling at the piano. Tickets are $10. Click Here for tickets and more information. 

Jerry Herman High School Musical Theatre Awards
The Pantages Theatre invites your school to participate in the second annual Jerry Herman High School Musical Theatre Awards to be held on Sunday, May 19, 2013. The Awards are a local celebration dedicated to recognizing , encouraging, and rewarding achievements and excellence in high school musical theatre. This program honors individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performance, as well as acknowledging teachers and their schools’ commitment to excellence in performing arts education. For all the details, go to http://broadwayla.org/awards/.

Carla Renata: Brand New Me
The Coterie proudly presents the cabaret concert debut of Carla Renata in Brand New Me on March 31 at 6:30 pm. Renata will serenade you with an evening of love songs arranged by musical director Abdul Hamid Robinson-Royal. She says, “For those of you who know me only from my work on TV sitcoms, this will be a treat as I came to LaLa land from the bright lights of Broadway and background singing for Michael Bolton, OK GO, Tracy Chapman and the late Phoebe Snow...” Loews Hollywood Hotel (Preston's Restaurant- mezzanine level) in Hollywood, CA www.brownpapertickets.com/event/349313.

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