Sunday, August 11, 2013

Musical News Around Town for August 11, 2013

TELEVISION: PBS will close the 27th season of its critically-acclaimed American Masters series with a look at the life of one of stage and film’s most prolific composers when Marvin Hamlisch: The Way He Was (working title) premieres on December 27, 2013. For my special coverage of the press conference and stories about the composer by Lucie Arnaz, Terre Blair Hamlisch, and Dori Berinstein, Click Here

OPENINGS: Attic Community Theater presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore directed by Stacy Holmes, September 6 – 29. The captain’s daughter is in love with an ordinary sailor but her father has a more sophisticated suitor in mind. Will she and her beloved defy convention and set sail for love? Filled with Sullivan's memorable melodies, H.M.S. Pinafore is pure joy and sensational entertainment for everyone, young or old. Attic Community Theater, 2995 W Segerstrom Santa Ana, CA 92704. Parking is free. www.ocact.com

CLASSES: Dan Callaway’s Voice Studio is hosting two August Audition Workouts: Monday, August 26, 7-10:00 pm: Gage Group senior agent Gerry Koch and Bonnie Urseth. And Wednesday, August 28: Artios award-winning casting director Amy Lieberman. Both will takes place at the Singing Cottage, 4922 Vineland Ave., NoHo 91601. Click Here for all the details and to sign up. 

INTERNET RADIO: You can hear the first episode of Clifford Bell’s Cabarabia on Global Voice Broadcasting. The debut show, A Visit with Brad Ellis from GLEE, features Brad's moving tribute to his close friend Cory Monteith. (at 18:32) www.gvbradio.com/cabarabia

CABARET/CONCERTS: Ryan O’Connor presents the new Los Angeles cast of BARE at Musical Mondays LA on August 12 at 10:00 pm, featuring Payson Lewis, Jonah Platt, Lindsay Pearce, Katie Stevens and Nathan Parrett. Eleven Nightclub, 8811 Santa Monica Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90060. No cover. Click Here for info.

On Friday, August 16 at 7:00 pm, GLEH and Chris Isaacson present Upright Cabaret at GLEH; a monthly charitable cabaret series raising awareness of GLEH (Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing) through song. The show will star award-winning jazz singer Raya Yarbrough. Click Here for more info.

Ryan Black’s 88’s at Don’t Tell Mama: Line-up for Wednesday, August 14 at 8pm. Singers featured at this performance include Cortes Alexander, Melissa Bailey, Cassandra Caye, Lisa Datz, Mike Datz, Erin Duncan, Melissa Fahn, Zach Ford, Julie Garnye, Sharlotte Gibson, Ilene Graff, Nicole Pryor, Missi Pyle, Rebecca Spencer, Greg Tapscott, and Adam Wylie, with musical director Greg Nabours on the 88s. Open mic after the show 10pm – 2am. There is no cover charge and seats may be reserved with a dinner reservation by calling (323) 380-7209. Click Here for more info.

SAVE THE DATE: October 21st for Mandy Kaplans next MisCast: Wrong Song, Right Singer, an evening of musical theater songs sung by singers who would never get the chance to perform these roles. Sterling’s Upstairs at the Federal. Click Here for info. 

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