Monday, August 25, 2014

Musical News for Monday, August 25, 2014

MUSICAL NEWS: Hudson Theatricals presents Suburban Showgirl, an inspirational one-woman tour de force written by and starring Palmer Davis, Sundays at 7:00 pm, Aug 31 – Sept 28. In the show, Davis creates the character Wendy Walker - wife, mother of two, and professional dancer - whose life is not turning out quite the way she had hoped. While working as a magician’s assistant in Las Vegas, a backstage mishap forces Walker to evaluate her life like never before…in the five minutes before curtain! During an emotional journey through her past, Walker relives some of her most pivotal moments… and comes to a decision that will change her life perspective forever. Coping with the unpredictable demands of career and family, Wendy Walker’s journey takes her down a path to self-acceptance, and the strength and courage to…”just be.” Click Here for tickets or call (323) 960-7784.

Lost the Musical: We Have To Go Back, written by Steven Christopher Parker & Steven Brandon has announced its cast. The unauthorized parody of LOST will feature Brielle Batino, Ben Burch, Will Choi, Frank Crim, Tyler Courtad, Sarah Jayne Daquioag, Eric Fagundes, Ryan Grassmeyer, Josh Hillinger, Katie Hotchkiss, Randy Wade Kelley, Cat LaCohie, Alex Lewis, Kahlie Metz, Ken Maurice Purnell, Kacey Spivey, Rajan Velu and Bruno Xavier, directed by Steven Brandon, with musical direction by DeReau K. Farrar and choreography by Heather Ashleigh Rivers. Lost the Musical will run Sept. 18 – Oct. 26, with opening night set for Monday, Sept. 22, (the ten-year anniversary of the LOST series premiere) at the Lillian Theatre, 1076 N. Lillian Way in Hollywood. Tickets: (323) 960-1055 or www.plays411.com/lost.

Panic! Productions begins its third season with the classic musical fable, The Fantasticks, Sept. 5 - 21, at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks. The longest running musical in the history of the American theatre, The Fantasticks features music by Harvey Schmidt and book and lyrics by Tom Jones. This newly imagined, intimate production is directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran Joshua Finkel, with vocal direction by Diann Alexander and orchestra direction by Ben Ginsberg. Appearing in The Fantasticks are Katie Hume, Christian Thomas, John Gaston, Paul Panico, Robert Weibezahl, Jim Seerden, Andrew Metzger, and Michelle Miller. The Hillcrest Center for the Arts is located at 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Tickets: (805) 381-1246 or www.hillcrestarts.com.

NMI presents Frogs in the Living Room, a wild two-person musical about the tempestuous feud between architect Frank Lloyd Wright (Scott Guy) and arts patron Aline Barnsdall (Elise Dewsberry) and the bitter battle for the artistic soul of Hollyhock House on August 26 & 28. Rich patroness Aline Barnsdall dreams of building a spectacular house and theatre complex on top Olive Hill. She thinks with her money and artistic vision, she can control Frank Lloyd Wright to get him to build the house HER way. She’s wrong. The musical is based on the letters of the tempestuous relationship between two of the most powerful figures in the art world in 1919. NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA  91601. Tickets: www.nmi.org/summer2014.

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