Wednesday, May 1, 2013

What's Happening Around Town for May 1, 2013

JANET MILLER Launches 
Good People Theater Company


Producing Artistic Director, Janet Miller, has announced the launch of the Good People Theater Company (GPTC) and its first production, A Man of No Importance, offered as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Direction and musical staging will be done by Miller, who is a Lucille Lortel nominee and multiple LA award-winning director/choreographer, with musical direction by Corey Hirsch, and will feature a 15-member cast. Winner of New York City’s Outer Circle Critics Award for Best Musical when it debuted, the show has a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. The musical tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a modest, poetical Everyman in 1960s Dublin weighed down by a secret love that, when exposed, tests the boundaries of true friendship and finally mutual tolerance. 

A Man of No Importance runs June 7 – 30 at the Lillian Theatre Hollywood (1076 Lillian Way at Santa Monica Blvd. For tickets, call (323) 455-4585 or visit their Fringe Festival project page at www.hff13.org/1093. As a part of the company’s commitment to “good people doing good work,” the GPTC also announced a special “Charity of Choice” performance on Saturday, June 29 at 2pm. 100% of the ticket proceeds from this performance will be donated to BookEnds, an LA-based non-profit that recycles quality children’s reading material to help build library collections at schools and youth centers in underserved areas across Southern California.

Lonesome Traveler Now Open at Rubicon Theatre
 
The cast of Lonesome Traveler

Presented in the style of a concert, Lonesome Traveler 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. Click Here for my review of the original production and head up to Ventura for this terrific production. It features most of the original cast, with the addition of the dynamic Jennifer Leigh Warren. Lonesome Traveler runs through May 19. Tickets are available at the box office, located at 1006 E. Main Street (Laurel entrance), online at www.rubicontheatre.org, or by calling (805) 667-2900.

Bollywood Rise at The Madrid Theatre
The Madrid Theatre invites you to Bollywood Rise, Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm. A Bollywood Fusion Dance Spectacular! You’ll be amazed at this Bollywood Fusion Dance Spectacular featuring 20 performers who effortlessly display different styles of Indian dance fused with rhythmic gymnastics, aerial, acrobatics, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, salsa and jazz. It’s a show you won't want to miss. Come out and enjoy an Indian meal before the show at the Theatre. Lunch is available starting at 12:45pm. ($10 cash only). Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303. For information, call (818) 347-9938 and for more about the performance go to www.karmagraphy.com

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