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The five-time Tony Award-winning “Peter and the Starcatcher” opens at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre at the Los Angeles Music Center. Written by Tony Award-nominee Rick Elice (“Jersey Boys” and “The Addams Family”) and directed by Tony Award-winner Roger Rees and Tony Award-nominee Alex Timbers (“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”). This is sure to be a holiday classic!

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Based on The New York Times best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, the imaginative play tells the tale of an orphan who heads to a faraway land, where he finds love, friendship, and ultimately himself.

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The company of 12 actors plays more than 100 unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?

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The touring production has drawn enthusiastic responses from critics: “Exuberantly directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, this ingenious fairy tale flies on its giddy sense of invention as a cast of 12 employs nothing more than a few ladders, a bit of rope, a stuffed cat and a kitchen timer to cast a magic spell on the audience,” said Karen D’Souza of the San Jose Mercury News.

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“Peter and the Starcatcher” is “a shimmering treasure…nautical and naughty… wonderfully literary and ridiculously imaginative,” said Lisa Kennedy from The Denver Post and Lauren Smart from Arts + Culture Texas magazine dubbed it “…an inventive delight of a show, with jokes for the adults and an imaginative story for the kids.”

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The swashbuckling cast features acclaimed stage actors Joey deBettencourt as Boy, Megan Stern portraying Molly and John Sanders as Black Stache, along with Harter Clingman, Jimonn Cole, Nathan Hosner, Carl Howell, Ian Michael Stuart, Benjamin Schrader, Luke Smith, Edward Tournier, Lee Zarrett, Ben Beckley, Robert Franklin Neill, Rachel Prather and Nick Vidal.

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WHAT: Peter And The Starcatcher
WHEN: December 3, 2013 – January 12, 2014
WHERE: Ahmanson Theatre | 135 North Grand Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90012 

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CONTACT INFO: (213) 972-4444

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The Sunshine Boys

September 11, 2013 — Leave a comment

The laughter hits the ceiling when Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Danny DeVito joins Tony Award and Emmy Award winner Judd Hirsch to tear it up in this outrageous new production of the Neil Simon’s classic The Sunshine Boys.

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In The Sunshine Boys, Willie Clark (DeVito) and Al Lewis (Hirsch) are former vaudevillian stars who, after a partnership of over 40 years, are no longer speaking to each other.  When a lucrative television offer for one last show lures them into a grudging reunion, sparks fly in this classic comedy of showbiz and friendship. DeVito and Hirsch are reuniting on the Ahmanson stage 30 years after they both starred in the landmark television series “Taxi.”

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The Sunshine Boys “… celebrates the clown’s classic gift for turning anger into art,” said Ben Brantley of The New York Times. “Willie Clark … has a carved-in-stone list of things that are funny. Words that have “k” sounds, for instance, like pickle and cake and cucumber. Might I add to that list the image of a tufted Danny DeVito in striped pajamas and a sports jacket? … That’s comedy, folks. And it’s one of the reasons that Thea Sharrock’s production of ‘The Sunshine Boys’ works so incredibly well.”

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The Sunshine Boys is playing at the Ahmanson Theatre that for over 40 years has presented a wide variety of dramas, musicals, comedies, and classic revivals.

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WHAT: The Sunshine Boys
WHEN: 
September 24 – November 3, 2013
WHERE: Ahmanson Theatre | 135 North Grand Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90012

DETAILS:

  • For tickets click here

CONTACT INFO: (213) 628-2772

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Back by “Popular” demand! Variety calls Wicked “a cultural phenomenon,” and when it last played at the Segerstorm Center for the Arts, it broke box office records and sold out in record time. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony Awards®, Wicked is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times).

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Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious, and very popular. How these two unlikely friends end up as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for the most spellbinding new musical in years and makes for “the most complete— and completely satisfying—new musical in a long time” (USA Today).

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Wicked is a musical that opened on Broadway at the Gershwin Theater October 30, 2003. It is touted as the untold story of the witches of Oz and is loosely based on the best-selling novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. The musical features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. With musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento, Wicked is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello.

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts is among the nation’s premier cultural institutions, presenting a broad range of world-class performances and innovative education programs to an increasingly diverse, enthusiastic, and growing audience on its multi-venue campus. World premieres, free performances, festivals, workshops, and other programs invite you to explore the arts in new ways – a place of innovation and tradition where creativity, culture, and community connect.

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The Center engages a growing and diverse audience with one of the most eclectic performing arts programs in the country, including an internationally acclaimed dance series, top Broadway shows, intimate performances of jazz and cabaret, leading artists from classical music, family entertainment, up-and-coming indie bands, and contemporary theatre and performance artists.

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WHAT: Wicked The Broadway Musical 
WHEN: 
February 20 – March 17, 2013
WHERE:
Segerstorm Center for the Arts | 600 Town Center Drive | Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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CONTACT INFO: (714) 556-2787 or boxoffice@SCFT.org

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Cathy Rigby Is Peter Pan

January 16, 2013 — 2 Comments

Tony Award-nominee Cathy Rigby takes flight in an all-new production of Peter Pan, filled with timeless magical moments and a captivating hook. The legend you thought you knew is now the adventure you never dreamed possible … Cathy Rigby Is Peter Pan at the Pantages Theatre!

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Cathy Rigby flies again as Peter Pan, the boy who will never grow up! Peter Pan recounts the adventures of the three darling children as they fly away from their nursery into the magic and wonder of Neverland. It is in Neverland that they encounter the cunning and evil Captain Hook, villainous pirates, a crafty crocodile, and a lively fairy, Tinker Bell.

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The timeless musical masterpiece will touch, inspire, dazzle, and charm every generation. Take off with the very youthful Cathy Rigby and revel in the magic and whimsy of this beloved classic.

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“You haven’t experienced Peter Pan unless you’ve experienced Cathy Rigby. The two, as the title suggests, are one in the same.” – Hollywood Soapbox

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WHAT: Cathy Rigby Is Peter Pan
WHEN: January 14 – 27, 2013
WHERE: Pantages Theatre | 6233 Hollywood Boulevard | Los Angeles, CA 90028

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: Prices start at $25
  • Runtime: 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission

CONTACT INFO: (800) 982-ARTS (2787)

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Follow Up: Peter Pan

June 25, 2012 — 2 Comments

The adventure you thought you knew is now the adventure you never dreamed possible. This two-time Emmy Award winning and two-time Tony Award nominated production of Peter Pan at La Mirada Theatre is a unique, family attraction of spectacle and fantasy. The thrill of flying, timeless magical moments, and a captivating Hook that dances the tango, mesmerize young and old alike.

Tony Award nominee Cathy Rigby is youthful and inspiring, supported by an enchanting cast and professional crew. The play is highlighted by an Indian drum circle and there is dance throughout the show; it truly made me wish there were such a place as Neverland.

Upcoming Performances

Jekyll and Hyde: September 7 – 30,2012

Winter Wonderettes: December 7 – 30,2012

 Boeing Boeing: January 18 – February 10,2013

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: April 12 – May 5,2013

Next to Normal: May 31 – June 23,2013

An Evening With Shirley MacLaine: May 18, 2013

WHAT: McCoy Rigby Entertainment
WHERE: La Mirada Theatre | 14900 La Mirada Boulevard | La Mirada, CA 90038
WHEN: 2012 – 2013

CONTACT INFO: (562) 944-9801

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