Would you consider reviewing Megan Dolan's original new play, LEMUR MOM? Every now and then a show comes along that moves me. I saw a performance of the show in November and I really feel this is one of those special shows, beautifully directed by Wendy Hammers and Megan Dolan's performance is eloquently expressive and comically superb.
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Miserables, direct from its acclaimed Broadway return. Featuring the beloved songs "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More," and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck.
A modern re-telling of the Parsifal myth, The Long Gravel Road revolves around a man’s primordial recognition of himself seduced in a cosmic overture and by the idea of Individuation, Carl Jung’s term for the life long journey in which a person becomes the complete entity God intended.
Abbott's virtuoso performance and imaginative writing soars above our heads and stabs our hearts and memories. The proscenium is blasted away before our eyes for an hour of pioneering, singular, and thought-provoking theatre.
This new take on the classic story of the rise of the King of Scotland examines the sacrifices and consequences women face in their quest for power and recognition, as inspired by the Norse tradition against the backdrop of the Viking invasion. “On these Captains, who had the bodies of women, nature bestowed the souls of men.” – Saxo Grammaticus
This joyfully irreverent black comedy by 2017 Humanitas Play LA award-winner Sigrid Gilmer entwines issues of identity with pop culture icons to tell a truly unique mother-daughter story. Sterling Milburn’s mother is dying and Sterling is falling apart. She attempts to keep it together by rewriting the past with the help of two titans of the American theater and the world’s greatest heavy metal band — but Sterling’s mother refuses to follow the script. A love letter to those who shape our lives, hold us together and break our hearts
The worldwide hit that's so far spawned two movies and a Cher album, Mamma Mia! tells the story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and one unforgettable trip down the aisle. Young bride-to-be Sophie wants nothing more than to have her father at her wedding. But there's a small problem: She has no idea which of mom's three former boyfriends might be the guy. So Sophie invites them all to the festivities at her mother's Greek isle taverna, and mayhem ensues. The show's tale of enduring love and friendship features all the beloved hit songs by ABBA, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "The Winner Takes It All," "Take a Chance on Me" and, of course, the title tune. Experience all the fun and excitement of Mamma Mia! at the David Henry Hwang Theater in L.A., courtesy of the East-West Players.
This powerhouse play imagines a conversation between two of modern political life's most visionary leaders Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A provocative clash of wills, political philosophies, and literal arm strength. Jeff Stetson's "The Meeting," offers a rare glimpse into the shared humanity of not just two national
icons, but two fathers who are ready to die for their beliefs.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane — 24th Street Theatre, renowned for presenting sophisticated, emotionally rich and provocative theater that can be enjoyed by both adults and kids, separately or together, presents Dwayne Hartford’s stage adaptation of the novel by Kate DiCamillo. In this powerful and highly stylized story, Edward Tulane is a porcelain rabbit who must learn the meaning of love: what it is to love, what it is to lose that love and how to find the courage to love again.
Mistakes Were Made - coulda-woulda-shoulda. Dick's mistake: He let a sexy, blue-eyed winker threaten his marriage. Jeff's mistake: He turned down a dream job, then later, screamed, "You idiot!" Mel's mistake: He hired a famous money manager, now famous for stealing money. Dick's wife's mistake: She trusted him, then learned of his affair and had one too. NOBODY'S PERFECT! But mistakes can be fixed, between husbands and wives, girlfriends and boyfriends, fathers and sons. From the acclaimed team that brought you Almost Perfect, Aspirin & ELEPHANTS and A Love Affair, and reuniting Mr. Mayer with acclaimed veteran (and frequent Mayer) director Chris DeCarlo, this world premiere romantic comedy will have you laughing, crying, and running home to fix that one mistake that's been gnawing at you for years!
Five new short plays by Los Angeles playwrights. Moving On: The 2019 One Acts features a mix of established playwrights and exciting, emerging younger talent. Here’s the program:
Rock Logic. Written by Sophia Lewis. Directed by Katie Lindsay. Sammy is grieving the loss of her mother and her girlfriend, Taylor, tries to help navigate Sammy to the funeral. However, Sammy is convinced she is the “Earth Assistant.” thanks to an old diary entry she found, and refuses to leave her hometown park until she can fulfill her guardian duties and watch the rockspirits move. Taylor is trying to support Sammy during this sensitive time, but also fielding calls from Sammy’s sister freaking out that they won’t make it to the funeral on time. It’s a story of grief and coming into a place of acceptance while mourning the loss of someone you love.
Smiling Cat Candy Heart, Written by Jennie Webb. Directed by June Carryl. A short play about the big battles in the world and the little things we do to navigate through them. When two separated parents meet for their regularly scheduled child exchange, their usual communication challenges take an unexpected new twist. An observant look at 21st Century parenting from the co-founder of the Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative.
The Cold Place. Written by Ashley Rose Wellman. Directed by Christopher J. Raymond. Robin and Daniel, fostering a secret connection, make plans to meet up in a motel room behind the backs of their spouses. However, once they’re in the room, the encounter doesn’t go how either of them have planned, as deeper and more painful things are revealed.
Signing-Off. Written by Ken Levine. Directed by Tony Pasqualini. A long time late night talk show host is pushed into retirement and must meet his young replacement. The meeting goes from bad to worse and then some. Playwright Levine won an Emmy® writing for Cheers. He also wrote for M.A.S.H., Frasier, and lots of things you love to watch, so his insights into television are razor-sharp.
Possible Deranged Lunatic. Written by Christine Hamilton-Schmidt. Directed by William Charlton. Jeanette and Olivia are listening to a terrifying true crime podcast late at night. There is a loud knock at the door. A man asks to be let in. When Jeanette opens the door and lets Peter into the house, Olivia is convinced she’s the only one who can save she and her mother from becoming the latest true crime murder story.
When the Frog Princess finds herself lost in the jungle, being chased by an evil witch-doctor tiger and his side-kick snake, she relies on the help of her new friend Mowgli to escape. They find themselves on an exciting adventure that reveals the truth about the secret Prince of the Jungle and what true friendship really is. Come cheer for the heros and boo for the villains in this original fairy-tale mashup, signature Creating Arts Company mini-musical. With music from pop to rock, this show is fun for the entire family and will have all ages stomping their feet, dancing and wanting more. This is a Creating Arts Company signature original show is immersive and interactive show that is perfect for ages 3 and up.
Old Jews Telling Jokes, which has been called a “pickle-barrel full of giggles,” showcases five actors in a revue-type production that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present. It celebrates the rich tradition of Jewish humor and ‘all the rabbis, complaining wives, fed-up husbands, patience-challenged physicians, gossiping ladies, and competitive men’ populating it. The humor is suggestive and even raunchy as the ‘Old Jews’ make fun of themselves as well as followers of every other religion. Said producer Philip Roger Roy, “Think Catskills comedy with jokes, songs, stories, skits, and routines. The humor is reminiscent of the great Jewish comedians from Buddy Hackett and Alan King to Tom Lehrer, and more.” Warning: adult (bawdy) humor. Not for audiences under 21.
The iconic Broadway musical about a prince who learns the true meaning of glory, love and war! Lineage is proud to present a re-imagined Pippin! Along with the magic, mystery and excitement of the stage musical Pippin, the Lineage Dancers and a talented cast of singers and actors bring new excitement to the show with fresh choreography, site specific surprises and inspiration for all. Come move through space and time with an all new Pippin at Lineage’s temporary home in Pasadena.
The award winning musical Pippin tells the story of a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. Pippin originally debuted on Broadway 1972 with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. This beautiful and thought-provoking musical uses the premise of a magical and mysterious performance troupe, led by a Leading Player. Ben Vereen and Patina Miller won Tony Awards for their portrayals of the Leading Player in the original Broadway production and the 2013 revival, respectively, making them the first two actors of different sexes to win a Tony for the same role.
Gilbert and Sullivan’s musical comedy is packed full of sentimental pirates, blundering policemen, absurd adventures, and performed by some of the San Gabriel Valley's most talented juvenile actors and singers.
In a New York brownstone marked for demolition, two estranged brothers meet to sort through and sell their late father’s belongings — a pile of relics and old furniture buried by a lifetime worth of family baggage. The resulting confrontation leads them to examine the events and qualities of their very different lives and the price that each of them had to pay. Tony nominated play The Price is a riveting story about the struggle to make peace with the past and create hope for the future.
Creating Arts Company is proud to present a stunning new adaption of the classic Grimm fairy-tale of the girl with magical golden locks, Rapunzel. Cheer for the Prince and Boo for the mean witch Gothel who has locked the beautiful Rapunzel high atop a tower. Will Rapunzel escape the tower and learn she’s a Princess and find her way back to her rightful mother and father, King and Queen Windsor? This is a Creating Arts Company Pint Sized Play and is a one hour interactive-cinematic-theatrical experience like no other that is sure to delight children and their families ages three and up! This is a Creating Arts Company signature original pint-sized play and is a one-hour, immersive and interactive show that is perfect for ages 3 and up.