Thursday, February 5, 2015

MUSICAL NEWS for Thursday, February 5, 2015

MUSICAL NEWS: A Noise Within presents Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera Feb. 15 - May 9. An adaptation of The Beggar’s Opera by John Gay, Threepenny is a forerunner of modern musical theatre that follows the exploits of Macheath, Victorian London’s most notorious criminal, surrounded by a stage full of rogues. Threepenny was not just rebellious in form, but also in content highlighting the failure of capitalism and celebrating socialism. The cast includes Andrew Abelson (Macheath), Geoff Elliott (Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum), Deborah Strang (Mrs. Peachum), Marisa Duchowny (Polly Peachum), Jeremy Rabb (Jackie “Tiger” Brown), Abhimanyu Katyal (Reverend Kimball/Constable Smith), Stasha Surdyke (Jenny), Maegan McConnell (Lucy), and E.K. Dagenfield (Filch). A Noise Within is located at 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107. Tickets: 626-356-3100 or www.anoisewithin.org.

C-Squared Productions has announced the world premiere of Stop Me If I Told You This, written and performed by Cam Clarke and directed by Mark L. Taylor. Performances begin February 20 at the Odyssey Theatre, with opening set for Saturday, Feb. 28 at 8:00 pm. Stop Me If I Told You is the touching, funny, off-beat multimedia musical memoir of prolific voice-over actor Cam Clarke, the show business progeny of glamorous Alyce King of The King Sisters and B-movie icon Robert Clarke. Tickets: (310) 477-2055 x 2 or www.odysseytheatre.com.

The Grove Theatre presents Dracula the Musical Feb. 27 – 15 directed by Julio Villegas. Pictured: Collin Mosley (Dracula) and Kim Eberhardt (Mina Murray). Tickets: 909) 920-4343 or www.grovetheatre.com. The Grove Theatre is located at 276 E. Ninth Street, Upland, CA 91786.

CABARET/CONCERTS: Roger Kumble’s relentless game of cat and mouse comes to life at Rockwell Table & Stage in Cruel Intentions: The Completely Unauthorized Musical on Feb. 11, 17 & 18. This cult classic tale of seduction and revenge follows despicable step-siblings Sebastian (Constantine Rousouli) and Kathryn (Katie Stevens) in their attempt to destroy their classmates (Molly McCook and Shelley Regner). Featuring music from Placebo, The Cardigans, The Verve, and more. Also starring Garrett Clayton and Tyler Scheef with music direction by Laura Baum and direction by Lindsey Rosin. Reservations/tickets: (323) 669-1550 x 20 or www.rockwell-la.com.

Ophelia’s Jump announces das Kabarett der Liebe, a Valentine’s Day cabaret in the style of the Weimar Cabaret era. Enjoy songs and comedy featuring the work of such greats as Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, and more. February 14 at 8:00 pm at The Women’s Club of Claremont, 343 West 12th Street, Claremont, CA 91711. Tickets includes appetizer, dessert and glass of wine or beverage. (909)624-1464 or www.opheliasjump.org.

(mostly) musicals returns to Fais Do-Do on Wednesday, Feb. 18 for ALMOST Like Being in Love 2. Their cabaret performances showcase a unique assortment of songs, from musicals to pop, jazz, and country. This show will continue that tradition with songs by Cole Porter, Kander & Ebb, Harold Arlen, George & Ira Gershwin, Leiber & Stoller, and Ahrens & Flaherty, as well as up-and-coming writers like Sam Carner & Derek Gregor, Drew Fornarola, Joshua H. Cohen, and Michael Finke. Singers include Shawn Ryan, Neil Taffe, Zach Villa, Wendy Rosoff, Ashley Ruth Jones, Alli Miller, Rory and Emily Dunn, Amanda Kruger. Music direction is by Gregory Nabours. An open mic after party will immediately follow the show. Tickets: $10 in advance at www.mostlymusicals.bpt.me, $15 at the door. Fais Do-Do is located at 5257 W Adams, Los Angeles, 90016, between La Brea and Fairfax. www.mostlymusicalsLA.com

The Four Tops, one of soul’s most legendary groups, will appear in concert at Arcadia Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 8:00 pm. The group has had over 15, top 20 singles in the U.S. including “Baby I Need Your Loving,” ‘I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” “It’s The Same Old Song,” “Reach Out, I’ll Be There,” and “Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got).” Tickets: www.Arcadiapaf.org.

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