Tuesday, April 15, 2014

La Mirada Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment have announced a “practically perfect” 2014- 2015 season which will include the world premiere of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice: A Musical, Billy Elliot, and Mary Poppins. Bonus options include the LA premiere of Carrie the Musical, the third in their “Onstage Series,” and Ballroom with a Twist. Here’s a look at the complete schedule. www.lamiradatheatre.com

Sept. 19 - Oct. 12, 2014
By David Lindsay-Abaire, Directed by Jeff Maynard

Oct. 24 – Nov. 16, 2014
By Maripat Donovan, Directed by Marc Silvia

Jan. 16 – Feb. 8, 2015
Book & Lyrics by Lee Hall & Elton John, Music by Elton John
Directed by Brian Kite, Choreography by Dana Solimando

Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners’ strike, this is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. 

Jane Austen’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: A Musical
April 17 – May 10, 2015
Book, Music and Lyrics by Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs
Directed by Igor Goldin. Choreography by Jeffrey Denman

In this musical, which was the runaway hit of the New York Musical Theatre festival, the love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy comes to life when Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra revisit “First Impressions,” an earlier version of the beloved novel. As Austen makes changes, the Austen sisters must learn to see both the story and each other in a new light.

May 29 – June 21, 2015  
Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Book by Julian Fellowes
New Songs and Additional Music & Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Co-created by Cameron Mackintosh
Directed by Glenn Casale. Choreography by Dan Mojica

Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins includes a score filled with timeless classics such as “Feed the Birds,” “Jolly Holiday,” “Step in Time” and the Academy Award®-winning “Chim-Chim Cher-ee.” Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again.

BONUS Event:
March 12 – April 5, 2015
Music by Michael Gore, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Book by Lawrence D. Cohen
Based on the Classic Horror Novel by Stephen King
Directed by Brady Schwind

Twenty-five years after its spellbinding premiere shocked critics and audiences from London to New York, Carrie, the most legendary Broadway musical of all time, comes to Los Angeles. A misfit at school, terrorized by her holier-than-thou mother at home, 17 year-old Carrie White, nonetheless, has a secret.  And when a prank at the high school prom goes horribly wrong, they’ll all find out just how scary a secret can be...outrageous, controversial and completely thrilling, Carrie comes to L.A. in a blazing new ONSTAGE immersive production.

Special BONUS Event: 
BALLROOM WITH A TWIST: March 1, 2015 – 2pm & 8pm
So you can’t get your fill of Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, and So You Think You Can Dance? Take your obsession with live talent-based reality TV shows to the next level. The show will feature a frenzy of sizzling dance spanning the hot moves of samba, waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, jive, hip-hop and contemporary mixed with several of your favorite American Idol finalists and their powerhouse hit songs.

Special Two Performances Only:
AMY GRANT, with optional special VIP reception with Amy
May 23, 2015 – 2pm & 8pm

Amy Grant became the first artist in Christian music to have a platinum record and went on to become a crossover sensation, her musical gifts transcending genre boundaries to make her a household name.

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