Thursday, May 15, 2014

Musical News for Thursday, May 15, 2014

MUSICAL NEWS: The Pasadena Playhouse has updated the performance schedule for two unusual one-person shows – Amy G in Entershamement and Joe Orrach in In My Corner – to reopen the newly re-designed Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Entershamement has a limited run of five performances, while In My Corner runs for one night only. With these shows, that perform May 22 to May 31, The Playhouse is relighting the refurbished Carrie Hamilton Theatre, which has been changed from a proscenium theatre to a black box, and can be configured to accommodate many different kinds of productions. Tickets: (626) 356-7529 or www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org

Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group proudly presents the premiere of Haunted Walls and Apparitions, featuring an original musical score by Kevin Van Cott and directed by Zombie Joe. Their all-new late-night horror-fantasy spectacular, diving-deep into the haunted abyss of spirits, demons and phantasms, raking the delicate human-flesh of love and hate over hot coals, rising as an Ashed-Phoenix through the darkest of underworlds will run Saturdays at 11:00 pm May 24 – June 28. ZJU Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601. For reservations call (818) 202-4120. Tickets:  $15. www.ZombieJoes.com

La Jolla Playhouse announces that the San Diego choral group SACRA / PROFANA will be featured in the upcoming U.S. premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, written by Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, featuring a book by Peter Parnell and directed by Scott Schwartz. A co-production with Paper Mill Playhouse, the musical will run Oct. 28 – Dec. 7 in La Jolla. Tickets are available only through a subscription purchase by calling (858) 550-1010 or online at www.LaJollaPlayhouse.org

“In this production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the score will be the central focus and the essential means of the storytelling. A community of voices comes together to re-enact the story of Quasimodo, and as they sing, they summon the world of medieval Paris and Victor Hugo's rich characters,” said director Scott Schwartz.

DANCE: Celebrating the vibrant art of dance, Dance Camera West presents the 13th Annual Dance Media Film Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film, live performance, and architectural art. Several free live dance performances, an outdoor movie screening, a family-fun Dance-Along, Lester Horton Dance Awards ceremony, and over 20 shorts and long-form films and documentaries to be screened during the festival taking place in downtown Los Angeles on June 6, 7, 8, and 13, 2014. Venues include The Music Center, Grand Park, REDCAT, The Museum of Contemporary Art, and Union Station. All outdoor events are free to the public. For a complete schedule of events and to purchase tickets please visit www.DanceCameraWest.org.

CLASS: From the studio of Dan Callaway: June Workshop and Showcase Featuring the Music of Jason Robert Brown. Each workshop member will perform a solo and a duet woven into a cohesive showcase that will be performed at the Lyric Theatre on La Brea in Hollywood. We’ll invite all our friends and industry colleagues to come see the work you’ve done.
Class dates: Mondays 7-10pm
June 2 at my house in Highland Park
June 9, 16, and 23 at Screenland Studios in NoHo
June 30 at the Lyric in Hollywood
$375 cash/check/credit card. Email Dan to reserve a space at dan@dancallawaystudio.com


CABARET/CONCERTS: See Terri White in the west coast premiere of her All New Concert Act Two Score Sunday, May 18, featuring musical direction by Bryan Miller. 5:30 – 6:00 pm: Dinner and/or drinks; 7:00: Performance. Click Here for ticket information and call (818) 754-8700 for reservations. Limited seating available. Sterling’s Upstairs at the Federal, 5303 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91606.

Miscast: Right Singer Wrong Song’s next performance will take place on Monday, May 19 featuring Mandy Kaplan, Todd Sherry, Will Collyer, Patrick Gomez, Wendy Rosoff, Netta Most, Mona Chatterjee, Marc Hawes, Tom Metz III, and Kathryn Lounsbery. Two new singers in songs from shows like Chicago, Les Miserables and Frozen. Dinner and Drinks at 6:30pm, Show at 8pm. $19 Cash Only at the door. Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 5303 Lanksershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA. Reservations: (818) 754-8700. Proceeds go to Project Angel Food.

The Zev Yaroslavsky Signature Series, presented by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission returns to the Ford for a second season of extraordinary performances. All proceeds benefit the Ford Theatre Foundation. Signature Series events take place on Saturday, July 5 (Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Dustbowl Revival), Saturday, Aug. 23 (John Adams’ I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky, performed by Long Beach Opera) and Saturday, Sept. 13 (Ezralow Dance) with all performances beginning at 8 pm. For more information and to purchase tickets go  to www.FordTheatres.org or call (323) 461-3673.

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