Thursday, April 4, 2013
Falling For Make Believe
The Colony Theatre presents its final production of its “Season of Premieres” with the world premiere of Falling For Make Believe, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart, book by Mark Saltzman, and directed by Jim Fall, with musical direction by Keith Harrison and choreography by Lisa Hopkins. The new musical will run April 24 – May 19, with opening night on Saturday April 27 at 8pm. As half of the legendary team of Rodgers and Hart, Lorenz Hart lived a life of dizzying heights and crushing lows. Now Mark Saltzman (author of The Colony’s smash hit Clutter: The True Story of the Collyer Brothers Who Never Threw Anything Out) captures them all in an intimate look at the life and times of this lyrical genius, a brand new musical developed by The Colony and featuring some of the most memorable songs of the 20th Century.
Brecht On Brecht by George Tabori is a mixed-media collage of poems, scenes, songs, and images that present the life, times, and work of Bertolt Brecht (Threepenny Opera) one of the great playwrights, directors, and poets of the 20th century. It is a unique introduction to Brecht himself, arranged and directed by Alistair Hunter with musical direction by Gayle Bluemel, and is presented by The Other Theatre Company. Featured in the cast are Gil Hagen-Hill, Daniel Houston-Davila, Belinda Howell, Susan Kussman, and Gregg Lawrence. Performances run Apr 27 – Sun, June 9 at Atwater Playhouse, 3191 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039. For tickets and information go to http://theothertheatrecompany.net/.
Theatre Americana proudly debuts the world premiere of an original musical 30 years in the making, Mary of the Avenue, featuring book & lyrics by Neil Scanlan, music by Greg Wood and directed by Donna Scarantino. Mary of the Avenue is a lighthearted, yet poignant original musical set during the dead of winter on the streets of New York City. It follows Carrie, an eager and engaging young woman as she sets out from her Midwestern town to find her mother who, years before, left without notice. With some help from the local press, she connects with Mary who is now homeless. Determined to bring her mom back home, Carrie begins to explore life on the streets, as Mary introduces her to a cast of colorful characters. As her rocky relationship with Mary grows, Carrie soon realizes that lunch from a dumpster may be the best thing that ever happened to her. The show will run April 20 – 28 at The Stella Adler Theatre (2nd floor), 6773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA. Tickets are $20 for general admission and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/329756.
The Coterie presents Leslie Odom Jr. LIVE in a very special concert & fundraising event on April 6th. Odom, star of Smash, Red Tails, House of Lies, Supernatural, Grey’s Anatomy, and CSI: Miami, goes solo for the very first time in Los Angeles in a heartfelt, and often hilarious act that was called “momentous” in its Indianapolis initial performance a month ago. During the 60-minute show, Leslie sings songs from his most popular Broadway and Theater credits (Rent, Jersey Boys, Leap of Faith), his current mainstay NBC’s Smash, and an array of beloved popular hits made famous by Nat King Cole, Marvin Gaye, and Peter Gabriel to name a few. Click Here for tickets. The Coterie at the Loews Hollywood Hotel (Preston’s Restaurant- mezzanine level), Hollywood, CA.
Chromolume Theatre has announced a new production of Do Lord Remember Me, a play with music by James de Jongh, directed by Wilson Bell, opening April 19 for a limited engagement through May 19. Do Lord Remember Me was previously presented to great acclaim by Chromolume in 2006, and again in 2007. The words of black men and women in their 80s and 90s, as they recalled their experiences as slaves, have been adapted and structured by de Jongh to create this play. Do Lord Remember Me is a look into the past through the words of ex-slaves, now dead for more than half a century; it is an exploration of the collective memory of the slavery experience told by some of its survivors. The cast will feature Alysia Livingston, Charles Mathers, DeBorah Sharpe-Taylor, Samuel Simmons, Gregory Thompson, Annzella Victoria, and Virginia Watson. Tickets may be purchased at www.crtheatre.com or by calling (323) 205-1617. Chromolume Theatre at the Attic is located at 5429 W. Washington Boulevard (between the 10 freeway and Hauser Blvd), in Los Angeles, 90016.
This month in the musical theatre workshop it’s going to be all dance all the time. For those of you who have said, “there isn’t a class in LA where I can feel safe and build my skills as a dancer/mover so that I can just get through/survive/not get crushed/need therapy after the dance call” this class is for you. Join phenomenal dancer, choreographer, and Broadway dance captain Angel Creeks as she leads you through a month of technique, styles, and building actual, usable skills that will always serve you in the dance call. This is a dance class unlike any other. Angel will provide you a safe environment where you can make solid progress. You will also receive tons of individual attention and work. Whatever your skill level, beginner to advanced, you will gain new ability and confidence. Angel challenges advanced dancers while making technique clear and do-able for beginners. You will grow. Class will culminate in a quick-study dance call, taught in an audition style. You will be joined by professional choreographers and working dancers who will give you useful feedback.
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