Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Musical News Around Town for September 24, 2013

OPENINGS: 30 Minute Musicals presents A Very Spooktacular Double Feature, Ghostbuster and Teen Witch directed by Brooke Seguin and featuring original music by Dan Wessels. Performances are October 13, 20 and 27 at 8:00pm. Both 30 minute thrill rides match the fun and excitement of the 80’s classic films with hilarity and camp. The fast and furious romp features original songs and choreography, clocking in at a breathtaking 30 minutes (not including time held for laughter). Starring Dan Alemshah, JD Barton, David Blue, Tom Detrinis, Julianne Dowler, Natalie Cook, Clayton Farris, Lauren Flans, Ryan Garcia, Matt McConkey, Tania Possick, Tanya Reese, Brooke Seguin, Lindsay Wray and special guests. Tickets are $15 in advance available at http://bpt.me/472397. Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027.

Chromolume Theatre Company has announced that the final show of its 2013 season will be The Musical of Musicals, the Musical!, by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart. Directed by Kristin Towers-Rowles with musical direction by Richard Berent, it will open Nov. 8 for a limited engagement. In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers & Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. If you love musicals, don’t miss this parody of epic proportions. Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Click Here for tickets.

Nine o’clock Players announces its first show of its 2013-2014 & 83rd Season, Snow White, a magical musical for the entire family, featuring book, music & lyrics by Carol Weiss, musical direction by Bill Brown and directed by Todd Nielsen. The limited engagement will run Oct. 27 - Nov. 24, with opening night on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2pm at the Assistance League Theatre in Los Angeles. This musical has it all: the poisoned apple, a beautiful princess, a handsome prince, a fearsome witch, a magic mirror plus the added feature of seven colorful and funny dwarfs. For tickets visit www.nineoclockplayers.com. Assistance League Theatre, 1367 N. St. Andrews Place in Hollywood.

MEMORIAL: A reminder that Rick Starr’s Memorial will take place on Oct. 6 at 5:00 pm at North Hollywood’s El Portal Theatre. If you would like a brief message to appear in the program for the memorial, please send it to Clifford Bell ASAP - cliffordbell@cabarabia.com or his personal Facebook page. Also, Clifford is still collecting photos or videos.

CONCERTS/CABARET: The Broad Stage & Mark Cortale present Broadway @ The Broad, an intimate series that pulls back the curtain on Broadway’s biggest musical theater stars in a series of candid conversations and cabarets. On October 19, two-time Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone launches the series with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. These two irrepressible friends will shoot the breeze, dish the dirt and raise the roof with an amazing program of classic Broadway songs. It’s Broadway The Broad way! http://thebroadstage.com/lupone

Ryan Black’s Don't Tell Mama LA September 25 lineup for The Songs of Company, the Musical by Stephen Sondheim, will feature performances by Laura Dickinson (Bobby), Ruth Williamson (Joanne), Sam Zeller (Larry), Daisy Eagan (Amy), Zach Ford (Paul), Drew Tablak (Jenny), Greg Tapscott (David), Kyle Puccia (Peter), Kristin Towers (Susan), Gina Coconato (Sarah), Julie Garnye (Marta), Meredith Pyle (April), and Anna Rubin (Kathy). Featuring Greg Nabours as music director and on piano, Jennifer Leitham on Bass, Jean Sudbury on Violin, and Josh Doyle on Drums. There is no cover charge and seats may be reserved with a dinner reservation by calling (323) 380-7209. More info HERE.

GLOW: For the first time, Santa Monica’s Glow, the all-night cultural experience, will include classical music with The Rest Is Noise: A Carousel Ride Through 20th Century Music, an unprecedented experience produced by Jacaranda, the classical music series known for rarely heard, new and modern music. The project, conceived by Jacaranda’s artistic director, Patrick Scott, will take place within the historic Santa Monica carousel building on the Santa Monica Pier. Attendees will ride the world’s fastest carousel surrounded by 16 speakers (and 4 subwoofers) playing breakthrough pieces of 20th-century music from Mahler to Adams. Riders will hear a series of 12-second musical excerpts, each by a different composer, as they revolve on the carousel - 100 years of music in five minutes. With each revolution, a revolution! Saturday Sept. 28, 7 pm -3 am at the Carousel, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401. FREE. For parking and getting to Glow info: http://glowsantamonica.org/gettingtoglow/

SHOW CHOIR: John Burroughs High School’s Vocal Music Association kicks off the 2013-14 season with its most ambitious presentation ever of Burroughs on Broadway. Featuring the Program’s four award-winning choirs, including the 2013 National Show Choir Champions POWERHOUSE (Mixed Division) and SOUND SENSATIONS (Womens Division),  this annual event, affectionately known as B.O.B., is the JBHS VMA’s  biggest, most extravagant fundraiser of the year, helping offset the costs that arise though the program’s participation in local and national competitions. Performances are Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12 at 7pm and Sunday, October 13 at 2pm at the John Burroughs High School Auditorium, 1920 W. Clark Avenue , Burbank 91506. Tickets on sale now at www.jbhsvma.com.

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