Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Musical News Around Town for July 31, 2013

OPENINGS: Rising Star Productions is proud to present their summer musical Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, August 2 – 4 at the Grove Theatre Center in Burbank. The address is 1111-B Olive Avenue and the theater is located behind the recreation center, between the baseball field and playground. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door for adults; $7 in advance, $8 at the door for kids. For more info go to http://rscinderella.bpt.me.  

The Latino Theater Company has announced that thanks to the support of Goya Foods and a partnership with the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, it is bringing back the iconic pageant play La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin. The holiday play will be performed at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown L.A. on December 4 and 5 at 7:30 pm. It features music, dance, and a universal message of faith, love and perseverance that appeals to many people regardless of race, language or religion. Adapted from “Nican Mopohua” by Evelina Fernandez
and directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela, the pageant is performed in Spanish with English supertitles and is produced by The Latino Theater Company in association with the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The cast of 100+ actors, dancers, and musicians includes Suzanna Guzman, an East L.A. native and internationally renowned mezzo-soprano, as La Virgen, and Sal Lopez, a celebrated film and stage actor and founding member of The Latino Theater Company, who plays Juan Diego. www.thelatc.org

TALKS: Next in LA Stage Alliance’s series of Talks is Dancing Legacies: Creating Lasting Cultural Impact Through Choreography, Training and Education, Tuesday, August 6, 7-9pm. Choreographers and Dancemakers operate in a multitude of environments -- from concert dance performances to musical theatre to music videos. They also work in a wide variety of styles. In this TALK, the panelists and attendees will discuss overlap and contrasts of the choreographic work happening throughout the field and explore avenues for new collaborations. Speakers include Dwight Rhoden, Co-Artistic Director/Co-Founder, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Gema Sandoval, Artistic Director, Danza Floricanto, Linda Yudin, Artistic/Executive Director, Viver Brasil, and Lula Washington, Artistic Director/Founder, Lula Washington Dance Theatre. Moderated by Shayna Keller, Executive Director, Dance Resource Center. [Inside] the Ford, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd East, Los Angeles, CA 90068. RSVP Here for this FREE event.

Clifford Bell’s Cabarabia show debuts on Global Voice Broadcasting, Monday August 5th at 2pm featuring special guest Brad Ellis. http://gvbradio.com/cabarabia

CABARET/CONCERTS: MUSE/IQUE unchains the soul sounds of Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and even Bach, Beethoven and Vivaldi at Lose Your Senses With Ellis Hall, featuring the Tower of Power lead singer and keyboardist, outdoors at Beckman Mall in Pasadena on Saturday, August 17 [please note corrected date]. Tickets: 626-539-7085 or www.muse-ique.org

88’s at Don’t Tell Mama LA’s Wednesday July 31st lineup includes Brielle Batino, Aaron Beaumont, Karen Benjamin Chapman, Alan Chapman, Emma Fitzpatrick, Kari Kimmel, Adam Michaelson, Nathan Parrett, Belinda Skinner, Jean Sudbury, Gene Reed, Amanda Wallace, and The Mots Nouveaux, with musical director Greg Nabours on the 88. Open Mic after the show 10pm – 2am. Click Here for reservations or call (323) 380-7209.

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