Tuesday, May 14, 2013

What's Happening Around Town for May 14, 2013

Creating Arts Presents Peter Pan
Creating Arts Company brings to life the classic story of Peter Pan, the mischievous boy who refuses to grow up Saturdays at 2:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm, now through June 30 at Promenade Playhouse. Join Peter in an adventure of a lifetime as he introduces Wendy, John and Michael Darling to his world of Never Neverland, where they meet the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and her Indian Braves and the mean Captain Hook and his Pirates. Cheer for Peter, Boo for Captain Hook, Laugh along with Tinkerbell and help Wendy, John and Michael discover that growing up isn't quite so bad. This fun one hour audience interactive musical will have children of all ages singing and dancing along. Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401. For more information call (310) 804-0223 or go to www.creatingarts.org.  

East West Players - CHESS
CHESS officially opens at East West Players Wednesday, May 15 at 8pm and will run through June 9. The musical features book by Richard Nelson, lyrics by Tim Rice, and music by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus and is directed by Tim Dang, with musical direction by Marc Macalintal and choreography by Marc Oka. From the lyricist of Jesus Christ Superstar and the composers of Mamma Mia!, the story involves a romantic triangle between two top chess players - an American and a Russian - and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. It takes place within the context of the Cold War, as both countries vie for international chess victories for propaganda purposes. Featuring: Joan Almedilla, Elijah Rock, Victor E. Chan, Carey Rebecca Brown, Ray A. Rochelle, Michael Alexander Henry, and Ryan Castellino with Cesar Cipriano, Stephanie Mieko Cohen, Jasmine Ejan, Shay Louise, D.T. Matias, Maegan McConnell, Alex Sanchez, and Justin Vasquez. Click Here for more information.

Lillias White, A Woman On Love
Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret proudly present the west coast club return of Broadway diva and Tony Award-winner Lillias White in her new show, A Woman On Love, at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. There will be two performances only, on Mondays, June 3 and 10 at 8:30 pm, with cocktail and dinner service beginning at 6:30 pm. The June 10 show also marks the second anniversary of The Night After The Tonys, a tradition begun in 2012 by Ms. White and Upright Cabaret. Lillias White is currently starring in the critically acclaimed production of August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come And Gone, under the direction of Phylicia Rashad at the Mark Taper Forum. The music director for A Woman On Love is Abdul Hamid, and Ms. White will be joined onstage by OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) star Jake Simpson.

Admission is $30, and VIP seating is available. Tickets may be obtained by calling (866) 468-3399 or by visiting www.UprightCabaret.com/events. Tickets purchased online will receive priority seating. 

Terri White Concert Debut at Sterling’s
Sterling’s Upstairs at The Federal welcomes Broadway’s Terri White Sunday, May 19... direct from her critically acclaimed cabaret concert in the Barbara Cook Spotlight Series at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ in Washington, D.C. White, who was also featured in the Kennedy Center’s Washington-to-Broadway production of Follies, as well as Follies at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, has appeared in several Broadway and Off-Broadway shows including Barnum, Ain't Misbehavin', Nunsense I & II, Nuncrackers, Finian's Rainbow, and  Liza Minnelli Stepping Out at Radio City Music Hall.

Sterling’s Upstairs at The Federal is located at 5303 Lankershim Blvd. (at Weddington Street) in North Hollywood, CA. Attendance is by advance reservation only: (818) 754-8700. Dinner Seating for Terri White is 5:30 – 6:00 pm; Showtime: 7:00 pm. VIP Reserved Seating is available at $25 per person; as well as non-reserved general admission Seating at $15 per person. A $10 food and/or beverage minimum and $3 Facility/Security charge also applies to each ticket price.  For more information about Sterling’s Upstairs at The Federal, visit www.msapr.net.

Were All in the Mood for a Melody
This Performance Benefit for SkyPilot Theater Company’s 2013 Season takes place Friday, May 17, at 7:00 pm at River Rock Lounge. Welcome to the Cafe Chanteuse, where in between performances of classic pop and Broadway tunes, hearts are broken, lives are changed and maybe even one or two dreams come true. Because everyone is beautiful at the ballet -- but at the Cafe Chanteuse, everyone has a chance to be a star. Happy Hour starts at 5:00 pm (full menu also available) and the show begins at 8:00 pm. Cocktail attire is encouraged. Tickets: $10.

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