Monday, May 27, 2013

What's Happening Around Town for May 27, 2013

Dianna Hollowell
South Pacific at The Grove Theatre
The Grove Theatre announces the opening of South Pacific on May 31st, under the direction of Frank Minano. Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. The scores songs also include such classics as “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” “A Wonderful Guy” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.” The show will run weekends, May 31 – June 16 and tickets can be purchased by calling (909) 920-4343, or by visiting The Grove box office or website at www.grovetheatre.com. The Grove Theatre is located at 276 E. Ninth Street, Upland, CA 91786.

Free Movie Mondays in Costa Mesa
Free For All Movie Mondays returns to Costa Mesa’s Segerstrom Center. This summer’s special screenings include: The Wedding Singer (July 8), Buena Vista Social Club (July 15), The Lion King (July 22), The Phantom of the Opera (July 29) and Evita (August 5). Movie Mondays are held on the Center’s 46,000-square-foot Arts Plaza. The popular films are projected on the side of Segerstrom Hall. Guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs or other easily portable seating items. Set-up begins at 5:30 pm, with the movie starting at dusk (approximately 8:00 pm). Guests may bring their own snacks and picnic suppers. This year, Patina Catering has created special themed menus for each movie in addition to offering a selection of assorted snacks and beverages available for purchase. Barbecues and similar food preparation are not permitted. Click Here for more info.

CHESS Extends
East West Players has extended the run of CHESS, now through June 23, 2013. All performances are staged at the David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center for the Arts at 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Performances are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. www.eastwestplayers.org


4 Flappers and a Funeral
One night only, June 16, 7pm at Sierra Madre Playhouse. It’s Chicago in the 1920’s at the Kitchy Koo Klub – a speakeasy in the basement of a burned out church – with gangsters, flappers, an aging prima donna and…someone’s funeral! The twist? Instead of guessing whodunit, the audience votes and the denouement is tailored to match. 4 Flappers and a Funeral features book by Larry Johnson, original music by Alan Hong and is directed by Ken Salzman with musical staging by Kim Eberhardt. Presented by SanZman Productions, Renaissance Murder Mystery Players and Sierra Madre Playhouse. Tickets are $20. Call (626) 355-4318 or visit www.sierramadreplayhouse.org. Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Ample free parking behind theatre.

The Meat City Beatniks 
Eclectic Voices presents a staged reading of the new musical The Meat City Beatniks on Tuesday, May 28 at 8:00 pm at The Eclectic Company. Book and lyrics are by James Dryden, Andrew Osborne & Scott Von Doviak, music & lyrics by Eric Jacobson. Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village, CA 91607. Free admission and complimentary wine and cheese reception. www.eclecticcompanytheatre.org

Ryan Black’s 88’s Lineup for May 29th
Ryan Black’s 88’s is back at Don’t Tell Mama every Wednesday at 8pm. There is no cover charge and seats may be reserved with a dinner reservation by calling (323) 380-7209, or you can reserve online HERE. Special guest co-host for May 29 is Del Shores, writer/prod/director of Sordid Lives, Southern Baptist Sissies, Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got The Will? and The Trial & Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife. Performers include Brandon Alameda, Gina Coconato, Courtney Freed, Debby Holiday, Jalin Hsu, Jennifer Korbee, Tom Korbee, Alex Mohajer, Diane Pancel, Brett Ryback, Craig Taggart, Pam Trotter and guest pianist - Bryan Blaskie. Open mic after the show so bring your music. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/RyanBlacks88s.

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