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May 3rd, 2017 by Cherry

It’s Deborah Cox’s world and we are just living in it! I wasn’t sure what to expect from the first U.S. National tour of The Bodyguard at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. I expected a few iconic Whitney Houston and a reenactment of the 1992 Oscar nominated film by Lawrence Kasdan but this is a London West End musical show and WHAT a show!

I got more than I expected from the shocking opening moment that got my heart pounding with gunfire and a video montage of the work famous Rachel Marron played by Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox and Judson Mill as Frank Farmer the bodyguard who steals her heart.

 

This is a departure from the film that sprinkles movie magic but weaves Deborah’s voice throughout. She’s not playing Whitney Houston but instead makes the role her own. I don’t want to give anything away but the show has a great fast pace with a supporting cast that surrounds Deborah as they twinkle on the stage.

Don’t worry the classic scene where Frank sweeps Rachel into his arms was played out with talented background dancers that gave a frantic feel necessary to make the scene chaotic and exciting. The strobing lights, the music, the movement and feints had me wondering how it would look and I for one <gasped> it was DAMNED sexy and really looked good on the stage.

I really enjoyed having my musical with a little suspense and lots of great singing by Jasmin Richardson (Nicki Marron) and Kevelin B. Jones III (Fletcher) as well as the supporting cast. I really enjoyed the change in the sister relathinshiop between Rachel & Nicki with deep abiding love at war with jealous rivalry. The father son vibe between Frank and Fletcher was sweet and would appeal to anyone who wants a family of their own.

 

If you’re a huge fan of the film and think this hits all the same dots be ready for a surprise because they changed some major plot points to keep the pace of the show fast as well as create emotional connection with the audience. I’d like to say that I’m a Rachel but am more like a Nicki!

 

I’m very excited to have seen the show and really recommend it to fans of musicals, Deborah Cox and (of course) Whitney Houston! Watching the Bodyguard was like watching a an album with the music keeping the story on pace and the voices of the cast soaring to the heavens with music that had me tapping my feet all night long. Make sure you stay till the lights come on because the cast has a special treat that will have everyone dancing out onto the street!

 

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classics including So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

 

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION:          Tickets are available at www.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-982-2787, as well as at theHollywood Pantages Box Office (6233 Hollywood Blvd) and all Ticketmaster Outlets. The

performance schedule for THE BODYGUARD is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm. Opening Night is Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 8pm. Deborah Cox is not scheduled to perform at the matinee performances. recommended for ages 13 and up. (Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre. All patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age.) Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission. Tickets start at $35.

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October 22nd, 2016 by Cherry

Celebrate Halloween with Bruce Campbell at the ACE Hotel and the world premiere of the Evil Dead in Concern/Live to Film: A Halloween Theatrical Experience

 

Evil Dead in Concert / Live to FilmWho doesn’t love the Evil Dead??? The Evil Dead is a beloved cult favorite that has lived on with video games, comic books and the new series on STARZ and counts among the fans are horror author Stephen King. The show will take place at the gothic 1920’s movie palace The Theatre at Ace Hotel that will be transformed fit for the horror comedy classic. LA Wild Up Chamber Orchestra will perform Sam Raimi’s classic horror film score LIVE for the film! Joseph LoDuca who was the original film’s composer is a featured artist who’s worked to take score from film to life for one special night.The show will open with Harry Potter’s Luna Lovegood, Evanna Lynch, and violinist Lili Haydn, performing the World Premiere of Joseph LoDuca’s The Tell-Tale Heart: A Duet In Terror based on Edgar Allan Poe’s horror classic all together they will be the Greek Chorus for the evening.

I have high hopes for this special evening that’s co-directed by the Award-winning Jaime Robledo and Richard Kraft who recently were the creative directors on the highly acclaimed Disney’s The Little Mermaid In Concert at The Hollywood Bowl starring Sara Bareilles and Rebel Wilson. The show is being produced by Wordless Music, Laura Engel & Richard Kraft, Spaceland and Allison Abbate.
Tickets are available over at: http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/evil-dead-concert-live-film
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BRUCE CAMPBELL (Host) img_0861
In 1979 with his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Campbell raised $350,000 for a low-budget filmEvil Dead, in which he starred and co-executive produced. Completed piecemeal over four years, the film first gained notoriety in England where it became the best-selling video of 1983, beating out The Shining. After its appearance at Cannes, where Stephen King dubbed it “the most ferociously original horror filmof the year,” New Line Cinema stepped forward to release Evil Dead in the U.S. Campbell then rejoined his Detroit colleagues to star and co-produce the second and third films in the Evil Dead trilogy, completing 12 years of work on the cult favorite.

 

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 SAM RAIMI (Film Director)
Sam Raimi is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor, in particular recognized for creating the cult horror The Evil Dead series, as well as directing the original Spider-Man trilogy and the superhero film Darkman. His most recent work as a director includes 2013’s Disney fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful. Recently, Raimi produced The Possession, and the latest remake of The Evil Dead. He is currently working on a film adaption of the critically acclaimed video game The Last of Us.
JOSEPH LODUCA (Composer & Guest Artist)
Two-time Emmy Award winning composer Joseph LoDuca is best known for his work writing television scores for series including Spartacus: Blood and SandLeverageHercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Xena: Warrior Princess. He also scored films who won international recognition such as director Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead TrilogyBrotherhood of the Wolf – César nominee for Best Score –,Saint Ange and Patagonia – which was chosen as the 2012 British entry for the Foreign Language Oscar. His varied career also features operettas, musicals, songwriting collaborations with pop artist Duffy and operatic baritone Bryn Terfel, as well as theme songs, which have earned him five of his twelve Emmy nominations.
EVANNA LYNCH (Narrator)
EVANNA LYNCH currently stars as the title character in MY NAME IS EMILY, the Simon Fitzmaurice directed independent film for which she received an IFTA Nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role.  Her other recent film work includes the co-lead of the independent feature Dynamite opposite Ian Harding as well as the hit festival movie GBF opposite Megan Mullally, Rebecca Gayheart and Sasha Pieterse. Lynch was born in Ireland and grew up reading the Harry Potter books and studying drama at the Centre for the Talented Youth of Ireland. After attending an open casting call in London for HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, Lynch was cast in the role of Luna Lovegood. Lynch portrayed Luna Lovegood in all of the subsequent Harry Potter films, earning her praise amongst critics and fans.
LILI HAYDN (Violin Soloist)
Lili Haydn has released four critically acclaimed recordings as a solo artist.  Lili (Atlantic Records), Light Blue Sun (BMG Music), Place Between Places (Nettwerk Music Group), which was a favorite on NPR, praising it as “A mix of neo-psychedelic flower child and rock star virtuoso…Heifetz meet Hendrix,”  and LiliLand, released in late 2014, with its single, Sea of Gold reaching commercial radio success. LiliLand was written in the aftermath of a freak chemical accident resulting in the loss of everything Lili owned.  Lili describes this record as “the jungle of my mind.  Fun, fragile, and ferocious songs about losing everything and getting it back”
WILD UP (Chamber Orchestra)
wild Up is an experimental classical ensemble. A flexible band of Los Angeles musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. The group, led by artistic director and conductor Christopher Rountree, unites around the belief that no music is off limits, and that a concert space should be as moving as the music heard in it: small, powerful and unlike anything else. Their projects are meant to bring people together, defy convention and address the need for heart-wrenching, mind-bending experiences.
JAIME ROBLEDO (Show Co-Director)
Based in LA, Jaime recently wrote and directed live shows for the grand opening of Shanghai Disneyland earlier this spring. Member of Sacred Fools Theater Company. Credits there include: Astro Boy and the God of Comics (Ovation, LADCC, Stage Raw award winner), 2013 LA Weekly Production of the Year, Stoneface (starring French Stewart), which transferred to the Pasadena Playhouse, and Watson (LA Weekly Award Winner; Comedy Direction). Other Credits: World Premieres of Adam Szymkowicz’s Hearts Like Fists and Bill Robens’ Rio Hondo (Theatre of NOTE). You can also see his work as part of the theatrically immersive Halloween hit Wicked Lit running now. For more information visit: www.jrobledo.com Thank you Richard for bringing me along for this ride.
RICHARD KRAFT (Show Co-Director)
Richard Kraft was a producer of Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Live at the Hollywood Bowl and the PBS special Live at Lincoln Center: Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton. Kraft also was the creative director and producer of the highly acclaimed Disney’s The Little Mermaid In Concert at The Hollywood Bowl. He was an Executive Producer of the Grammy nominated Danny Elfman and Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box. Richard Kraft started his career representing his musical heroes including Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, George Delerue, John Barry, and Henry Mancini.
WORDLESS MUSIC (Producer)
Wordless Music Orchestra is the house band of New York City’s Wordless Music series, which was founded by non-musician Ronen Givony in 2006 and has since presented concerts in museums, churches, nightclubs, and out of doors, pairing artists from the sound worlds of so-called classical, electronic, and rock music. Comprising New York’s most omnivorous young musicians, and members of groups such as Alarm Will Sound, ACME, and Ensemble Signal, the orchestra presented its first concerts over two sold-out nights in January 2008 under conductor Brad Lubman, with the U.S. premiere of Jonny Greenwood’s Popcorn Superhet Receiver, on a program with music of Gavin Bryars and John Adams.
LAURA ENGEL & RICHARD KRAFT (Producers)
Richard Kraft and Laura Engel are the co-owners of Kraft-Engel Management, one of the world’s leading agencies specializing in representing film and theater composers including a number of Oscar, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy winners. Kraft and Engel executive produced the Danny Elfman and Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Richard Kraft started his career representing his musical heroes including Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, George Delerue, John Barry, and Henry Mancini. Laura Engel started her career working with Danny Elfman and Oingo Boingo, first as tour manager and later as manager. In 2011, she was honored by Variety as one of the year’s 50 Most Impactful Women in Showbiz. Engel was previously nominated for a Grammy Award for producing the long form concert video: Oingo Boingo Farewell: Live From the Universal Amphitheater. Together they have produced Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Live at the Hollywood Bowl, the PBS special Live at Lincoln Center: Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton and Disney’s The Little Mermaid In Concert at The Hollywood Bowl.
SPACELAND (Producer)
Spaceland Presents puts on concerts and shows at various venues in Los Angeles including The Autry in Griffith Park, Natural History Museum, Getty Museum + More!
ALLISON ABBATE (Producer)
Allison Abbate, the BAFTA-Award winning producer of The Iron Giant, has made her mark in producing and working on some of the most influential, gothic animated films of the past two decades. She started her career working on the cult classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, which fostered a long time collaboration with Tim Burton, leading her to produce both Frankenweenie, and The Corpse Bride. In addition to these beloved features, she produced the Oscar nominated film Fantastic Mr. Fox, and served as Executive Producer of Warner Bros’ box office hit The Lego Movie.
JENNY ASHMAN (Singer)
Originally from Alaska, Jenny was last seen as Eva Peron in Opera North’s production of Evita and Arista in Disney’s The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl. Off-Broadway & Regional: Sleep No More, Johanna in Sweeney Todd (Ovation Award Nom), Rosalind in As You Like It, Penny in Romance Language (World Premiere), Meg in Little Women and Rhoda in A New Brain. Upcoming: Bea Stein in J.D. Salinger biopic, Rebel in the Rye (directed by Empire creator Danny Strong)Jenny is a graduate of UCF Conservatory Theatre. www.jennyashman.com
JEFFERY HOEPPNER (Jazz Music Arranger)
Jeffrey Hoeppner is an American pop music producer, film/television composer, and vocalist. In a career spanning just over 15 years, Hoeppner has written and produced for several artists including Marques Houston, Omarion, Tevin Campbell, Sugababes, Zendaya & Bella Thorne (Shake It Up), Ross Lynch & Lauren Murano (Austin & Ally), Dove Cameron (Liv & Maddie), Jeff Timmons (98º), F(x), Shinee, EXO, and Darren Chriss. Hoeppner has recently arranged music for “The Little Mermaid” at the Hollywood Bowl. He has also received Gold and Platinum records for his work, worldwide. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.
EVIL DEAD
The cult classic follows a group of college students vacationing in an isolated cabin in Tennessee, where they find an unspeakable evil lurking in the forest. The group unknowingly releases flesh-possessing demons and spirits leading to brutal chaos.
ACE HOTEL DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles makes its home in the historic United Artists building in Downtown LA. Built in 1927 for the maverick filmstudio, the ornate theatre and the 14-story Spanish Gothic office tower that fronts it have been lovingly retrofitted into a modern hotel — enlivening the building’s historical soul with the meticulous attention to detail that Ace is known for and standing as a spiritual anchor at the heart of the Broadway Theater District’s vibrant modern renaissance. View upcoming events at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA at www.acehotel.com/theatre, and follow along on Twitter (@theatre_acedtla), Instagram and Facebook.

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May 5th, 2015 by Cherry

I haven’t been to a concert in a while and looking over the shows for Irvine. Well am thinking that I want to go back to the 80s with Bryan Adams, Jack’s 10th Show (Tears for Fears, BushCAKEEverclearLit), Foreigner, Hall & Oats and nerd out with the Pacific Symphony with Star Trek music (squeal).

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January 28th, 2015 by Cherry

Wicked Rocky Full CompanyGet your credit cards out and get ready for a fun Broadway night right here in Los Angeles on February 23 (Monday)! The Pantages is bringing back Wicked this Spring and while they are performing they want to give back. So the cast is having a ONE night only event where they are going to be doing the Time Warp .. heck yes that will be awesome. Who hasn’t  seen this subversive film at midnight??? But the chance to hear Broadway voices belting out our favorite tunes???  I might have to charge two tickets for this show! Who’s coming with me????

General admission to THE WICKED ROCKY HORROR SHOW” is a $60 donation. VIP ticket area available for a $125 donation and includes priority seating as well as a 6:30 p.m. pre-show reception with members of the company. A limited number of standing room tickets will be available for a donation of $40. All proceeds benefit BC/EFA, and admission donations are tax deductible. Tickets for this event will go on sale to the public on Thursday, January 29th at 10am PT. Tickets will be available online at www.fondatheatre.com, or by calling 888-929-7849.

Leave a comment below on your favorite character and if your going to dress up! 

THE NATIONAL TOURING COMPANY OF WICKED HOSTS BENEFIT CONCERT PERFORMANCE OF 

“THE WICKED ROCKY HORROR SHOW”

TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY, JANUARY 29TH AT 10AM

 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 – The National Touring Company of WICKED will host THE WICKED ROCKY HORROR SHOW,” a staged concert performance of Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show,” at The Fonda Theatre Monday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature the company of WICKED, and net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Tickets for this event will go on sale to the public on Thursday, January 29th at 10am PT.  In addition to the performance, there will be live auctions including several opportunities to join the company backstage at The Pantages Theatre, and a chance to bid on a walk-on role in a performance of WICKED. 

THE WICKED ROCKY HORROR SHOW” is part of an ongoing series of performances by the touring company to support charitable causes which advance WICKED’s theme of acceptance and illuminate the musical’s message that people should not be judged on first impressions. The company believes that in these divisive times we must come together to support those in need throughout the country and around the world. In its nearly ten years on the road, the company has raised over $3.5 million in donations for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and local AIDS service organizations all over the country.

Produced by company members, the evening is an opportunity for them to step out of their roles in the musical and kick up their (spiked) heels as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Riff Raff, Columbia, Magenta, Rocky, Janet and Brad.

The event will be directed by company member Timothy A. Fitz-Gerald with choreography by Jonathan McGill. Musical direction provided by Andrew Graham.

WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, is playing through March 15 at the Pantages Theatre. Good seats are still available. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.hollywoodpantages.com or www.ticketmaster.com/wicked  or also by calling Ticketmaster at  800-982-2787.

 

About Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations.  By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised over $250 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.  BC/EFA is the major supporter of seven programs at The Actors Fund – the employee assistance program of the entertainment industry – including The HIV/AIDS Initiative, The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, The Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic and more.  BC/EFA also awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide.  For more information, visitwww.BroadwayCares.org.

 

About The Fonda Theatre

The Fonda Theatre is a historic 1920’s venue originally built as Carter De Haven’s Music Box and is formerly known as The Henry Fonda Theatre and The Music Box. One of Hollywood’s first legitimate theatres, the Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre experienced a variety of incarnations during the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s as part of an entertainment district of exceptional quality and diversity. Still keeping up with that reputation The Fonda Theatre re-opened on March 17th, 2012 with a performance by FEED ME with Teeth. We are a beloved all-ages venue serving all genres of music and live performances. Past performers include Pearl Jam, Trey Anastasio Band, Black Eyed Peas, Katie Perry, Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, Black Crowes, Afro Jack, Esperanza Spalding, and Alabama Shakes, and Mogwai to name a few. The venue can hold up to 1,350 people and can also accommodate non-music events such as award ceremonies, film screenings, video shoots, private parties and dinners… you name it we can host it… and we have! www.fondatheatre.com.

 

 

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July 18th, 2014 by Cherry
Adult Swim fans in LA get ready for up and close time with Tim and Eric and Dr. Steve Brule at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.  Tickets are for sale and for this September’s show to enjoy their crazy zany humor in a show on stage before your very eyes.  I can’t help but be curious as a cat on how the zany show will translate to a live show.  Since they are all very funny I’m sure it will translate easily!  Two comedians, average nobodies, and celebrity guest stars perform bizarre low-budget comedy sketches.
Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule 2014 TourTIM AND ERIC & DR. STEVE BRULE 2014 TOUR at 7PM – FRI SEP 12, 2014   Tickets are only $36 – THE THEATRE AT ACE HOTEL, LOS ANGELES

On Friday, September 12, Tim and Eric — yes,that Tim and Eric — do the ungodly things that they do inside of our sacred cinema. They’re bringing Dr. Steve Brule.

Tickets on sale here.

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On Friday, September 12, Tim and Eric — yes, that Tim and Eric — do the ungodly things that they do inside of our sacred cinema. They’re bringing Dr. Steve Brule. A-listers get the jump on tickets with a special pre sale, starting tomorrow at 10am — the secret password “bingus” will get you through the gate. Tell your Pep Pep

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November 6th, 2013 by Cherry

I’m so excited to see Archer Live this weekend thanks to my friend Kieran who I met at SDCC a few years ago.  Hmmm who to take ….

It’s the perfect opportunity to meet other Archer fans and maybe a geek connection??  Any man who finds Archer funny is my kind of guy since they must have a wicked sense of humor, a bit racy and of course an animation fan!

It fits in with my dating philosophy that your ideal person is someone who has common interests as opposed to trying to change someone to be your ‘idea’ dream person.  I am REALLY into science fiction geek life so realize that I need to meet someone at one of the many conventions that I go to in SoCal and am planning to expand to other parts of the country in case my guy is in Nevada or Washington or New York.  I know my Han Solo, Blake, Lando or Doctor Who is somewhere and looking for me.  We just have to find each other .. maybe at Archer Live or elsewhere.

Archer Tickets

The Archer Live! Tour, featuring the all-star cast and producers of FX’s hit original animated comedy series, is coming to Club Nokia on Saturday, November 9th at 8:00pm. The Archer Live Tour is a must-see for every Archer fan!

Archer Live! features a moderated discussion, a live reading of classic scenes from the Emmy® Award nominated series, and an audience Q&A with the all-star cast where fans will have a chance to get the inside scoop on their favorite show. Talent appearances include H. Jon Benjamin as Agent Sterling Archer, Aisha Tyler as Agent Lana Kane, Amber Nash as Pam Poovey, Lucky Yates as Krieger, and executive producer Matt Thompson.

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October 29th, 2013 by Cherry

OH MY GOB I LOVE the Dixie Chicks and can’t wait for them to come to USA so I can see them again!  If you’re like me counting down the days till they release new music and of course in America you can take comfort from their raising funds for Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives.  It’s a San Antonio, TX foundation chosen by Emily and signed by all three members.  The Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives is committed to caring for children in crisis and the auction ends on November 12th.

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DIXIE CHICKS


DIXIE CHICKS AUCTION FOR CHARITY

The Dixie Chicks are currently touring across Canada for the band’s Long Time Gone tour and are giving fans a chance to own a guitar played on stage each night of the tour! The Dixie Chicks are auctioning off a guitar Emily Robison is playing each night of their 2013 Canadian tour that will also be signed by all three Chicks. The proceeds benefit Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives, an incredible foundation in San Antonio, TX chosen by Emily herself. Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives is committed to caring for children in crisis. Learn more at www.rmya.org.

Bid now on this signed guitar! The auction ends on November 12.

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September 3rd, 2013 by Cherry

JosephDianaAceHorizontalI’m pretty excited that Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is coming to the Pantages next summer from June 3 – 22rd and the announced stars are DIANA DeGARMO and ACE YOUNG for the three week show.  It should be a blast since this play is on my ‘list’ of broadway shows to see.  It’s a classic that has withstood the test of time with great costumes and music.

If you haven’t seen or heard of this family friendly classic musical it’s about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.  This the very first collaboration of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Cats) and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King), the perfect harmonious blend of music genres from pop to country to rock all with a joyous spirit that embodies a coat of many colors!

I’m sure that the chemistry will jump off the stage since the two stars are happily married!   Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo first met for the 2009 Hair revival on Broadway.   “I am so excited to star as ‘Joseph’ alongside Diana,” said Ace.  “It’s great to be back! I too am so excited to star alongside Ace in the very role I once looked up to years ago as a child in the choir,” added Diana.  

You can purchase tickets for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT now as long as you are a Pantages Season Ticket holder at www.HollywoodPantages.com or by calling the Season Ticket office at 866-755-2929 (Mon – Fri; 9:30am – 5:30pm).   If you currently haven’t purchased season tickets you can go to the site and buy for the upcoming season that is full of hits that will get your toe tapping!

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The performance schedule for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm.  Opening Night is Tuesday June 3rd at 8pm and orchestra level tickets start at just $25.  The Pantages will announce when tickets go on sale for this show.

For tickets or more information about JOSEPH’S’s Los Angeles engagement, please visit the Pantages Theatre’s website at www.HollywoodPantages.com

 

 

 

 

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July 23rd, 2013 by Cherry

Anyone want to listen to a great lyrics over a beer .. OK not a beer I prefer Tequila but you know what I mean.  I’m single and need to get to dating and I think this might be a good way to while away a Thursday afterwork with friends.  Maybe I’ll meet some new friends, a dance partner or find someone to flirt with!

“…here is a songwriting master craftsman in action.  Brilliant stuff” – Country Music People, U.K.

“Stephen- I like your stuff.  Hope you can make a living doing this.  Lots of fun, and beats working!” – Tom T. Hall

“I just got around to listening to [A Bakersfield Dozen] last night…and it is awesome!  Well done!  When’s the next one?” – Robert Price, Editorial page editor at The Bakersfield Californian, author of “The Bakersfield Sound”

“There has been some use of the word “poet” in conjunction with Stephen David Austin, and I’m not sure that’s fair. Those who want REAL poetry may feel let down and those who hate poetry will be missing out. If it’s poetry, it’s Hank Williams poetry. It’s plain-spoken rural poetry, which I think is a harder stunt to perform and more fun to listen to.” – Grant Langston, Southland Serenade 

“…an immensely talented creator and performer of a fresh helping of roots Americana…by a newcomer who could be on the national radar soon.” – Ken Rosenbaum, The Toledo Blade

“…when the tunes are this good, complexities are no longer necessary.” – Baby Sue, Chatanooga, TN

“So left of center, it’s a must for subversive alt.country fans that like seeing the envelope pushed so far it tears.” – Chris Spector, The Midwest Record 

“Stephen David Austin has an eye that is hardwired to his pen.” – Danny McCloskey, The Alternate Root

“[Austin] comes at The Bakersfield Sound from left field.  Influenced equally by Owens and Haggard, The Blasters, and The Beat Farmers, he writes blue collar Americana poetry with a recurring theme of “’you can’t go home again’” – John Conquest, 3rd Coast Music, Austin, TX

“Wading through the many fine licks here one eventually finds his lyrics which are certainly a notch above what one expected.  [Austin comes] across like a Telecaster wielding Randy Newman.” – Paul Kerr, Blabber ‘N Smoke, Glasgow, Scotland

“…a cocktail of catchy tunes, frequently playful lyrics and twangy guitar.” – Net Rhythms, U.K. 

“…conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition…
The world…can never forget what they did here.”
-Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg, PA

 

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July 23rd, 2013 by Cherry

CRIME
Charles Gaines Ensemble Featuring Wadada Leo Smith
Sunday, July 28, 3pm
MOCA Grand Avenue
Ahmanson Auditorium

MOCA presents a one-day-only performance by the Charles Gaines Ensemble Featuring Wadada Leo Smith; an improvisational jazz quartet with Wadada Leo Smith on trumpet, Loren Pickford on saxophone, John Lindberg on bass, and Los Angeles-based artist 
Charles Gaines
 on drums.

This concert is presented in conjunction with Selections from the Permanent Collection a chronological installation of significant works in MOCA’s collection from the 1940s to the present, featuring three of Charles Gaines’ works from the Incomplete Text Series.

FREE with museum admission
Reservations not required.
Seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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