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The Colony Theatre presents…CARNEY MAGIC!

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Limited Return Engagement
CARNEY MAGIC
May 6-8, 2016
Following a sold-out show in January 2016, the most-awarded magician in Magic Castle’s history – JOHN CARNEY – is returning to The Colony’s stage for ONE WEEKEND ONLY!

Carney Magic is a theatre show that blends mind-blowing sleight of hand with intelligence, taste, and wit into a unique evening of pure entertainment. This is definitely NOT your typical “magic show.” Carney’s approach is smart, engaging, and entertaining. Pin-balling between jaunty comedic riffs and astonishing sleight of hand, Carney will have you reeling with his hilarious audience participation segments, as well as his embodiment of multiple characters.Buy tickets online or call 866.811.4111.
The Colony Theatre
555 North Third Street
Burbank, CA 91502

Rockwell Presents: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of The Devil Wears Prada

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The Unauthorized Musical Parody of The Devil Wears Prada

Directed by Tye Blue

The Boss from Hell is Back as Rockwell Table & Stage presents The Unauthorized Musical Parody of The Devil Wears Prada, running Thursday-Sunday through July 3rd.  While you’re out getting the boss’s coffee, get your tickets at www.rockwell-la.com. Brought to you by Executive Producer Kate Pazakis.

Male Swing: Alec Cyganowski

Nigel: Tom DeTrinis

Miranda: Drew Droege

Miranda: John Flynn

Andy: Kelley Jakle

Christian: Sebastian La Cause

Christian: Matthew Merchant

Andy: Lana McKissack

Emily: Marla Mindelle

Nigel: Alex Mohajer

Lily/Jaquline/Giselle: Corbin Reid

Female Swing: Megan Reinking

LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

Join us next Friday at the annual

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PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS

Real-life stories of ordinary people and their extraordinary things they accomplish or overcome. These five short films from LA and international filmmakers convey moving, contemplative, and even whimsical portraits of people and places that we willingly want to make time to know. Spend a day in the lives of a San Gabriel Valley noodle restaurant, an Asian American family battling Hepatitis B, five queer and trans Asian-Americans exploring their family relationships, a Korean American singer/songwriter as he returns to the States from living in South Korea, and a Southeast Asian Indian family in 1920s Chennai (formerly Madras), India.

Friday, April 22, 2016

6:30 p.m.

Downtown Independent

Purchase discounted tickets by entering the code, PLAY16.

PANTO CAMP COMES TO THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE

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PANTO CAMP COMES TO THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE

It’s the Summer Camp Experience that’s like NO OTHER!

Session 1: July 18-23, 2016

Session 2: July 25-30, 2016

PASADENA, CA (April 7, 2016) – The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) and Lythgoe Family Productions announce Panto At The Playhouse’s Panto Camp, the summer camp experience that’s like no other, is coming to The Pasadena Playhouse this July in two separate sessions, from July 18-23, and July 25-30, 2016.

A Panto is interactive fun for all ages. Based on the Grimm fairytales and others, each Panto story is modernized with topical scripts and well-known pop songs for kids. Panto Camp offers campers aged 8 to 13 the chance to learn the songs, rehearse the moves, polish the jokes, get into costume, and perform in a Panto of their very own. Panto Camp week is capped off by an exclusive Saturday matinee starring Panto Camp participants for family and friends, followed by a Premiere Party!

Panto at The Playhouse, now in its fifth year, has become a “must do” holiday tradition for Southern California residents and the camp counselors for Panto Camp are actors from past Panto at The Playhouse productions.

Joe Witt, General Manager of The Pasadena Playhouse says, “It’s going to be a blast. The kids will be learning acting from the same performers, songs from the same accompanist, and dance moves from the same choreographer they cheer and applaud when they come see our Panto at The Playhouse productions every December. I have kids of my own, and know first-hand how important it is to find them fun, challenging and engaging activities during the summer.

Panto Camp is an amazing way for kids to build confidence, make friends, and learn communication skills they’ll use the rest of their lives. ”

LFP producers Kris Lythgoe and Becky Baeling Lythgoe say, “Panto is growing fast in America and schooling the next generation in the art of song, dance and improvisation will continue its growth.”

Panto Camp will also include improv classes, singing classes, dancing classes, rehearsals, a private backstage tour of The Pasadena Playhouse, a headshot photo shoot, and even a walk down the Red Carpet for all of the Panto Campers before the Panto Camp Saturday show.

Panto Camp will be offered in two sessions. Session 1 will run from July 18-22, with a performance on the 23rd. Session 2 will run from July 25-29, with a performance on the 30th. Panto Camp is held Monday through Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm, with a performance on Saturday at 1:00pm. Panto camp is open to children aged 8-13, and space is extremely limited. Only 30 Campers per session!

Panto Camp has a special Early Bird rate of $390 (through May 2) and a $425 standard rate (after May 2). Special rates for Playhouse Subscribers and anyone who has purchased a ticket to a past Panto at the Playhouse production are also available.

To register for Panto Camp call: (626) 737-2867, email: PantoCamp@pasadenaplayhouse.org, or visit: www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org/pantocamp

POMONA COLLEGE SHOWING URINETOWN

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We are proud to support Pomona College’s upcoming production, Urinetown.

In a dystopian future, an unflinching water shortage caused by a 20-year drought has led to a government ban on private toilets and a proliferation of paid public toilets, owned and operated by a single megalomaniac company: the Urine Good Company. If the poor don’t obey the strict laws prohibiting free urination, they’ll be sent to the dreaded and mysterious Urinetown. A brilliant satire, Urinetown is a wickedly funny, fast-paced and intelligent comedic romp that empowers the working class and satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility and municipal politics – issues that we continuously have to face in our global society today.

Catch the play from Thursday, April 7 – Sunday, April 10.

L.A. Times names CASA VALENTINA a Critics’ Choice!

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BUY TICKETS TO CASA VALENTINA NOW!

NATIVE VOICES AT THE AUTRY PRESENTS: THEY DON’T TALK BACK

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Through March 20, 2016

Native Voices Presents: They Don’t Talk Back
By Frank Henry Kaash Katasse
Directed by Randy Reinholz

Native Voices presents the world premiere of Frank Henry Kaash Katasse’s They Don’t Talk Back in association with La Jolla Playhouse and Perseverance Theatre. In this new play, a troubled teen from a broken home receives the culture shock of a lifetime when he is sent to live and work with his Tlingit grandparents in a remote fishing village in Alaska. This funny, heartfelt exploration of the meaning of family and life emerges in a contemporary coming-of-age story.

Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 323.495.4354.

Native Voices at the Autry
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027

*Code PPH5 is valid for $5 off tickets to THEY DON’T TALK BACK. Offer expires March 20, 2016 and is good on all remaining performances. Discount is available on Nonmember tickets. Offer not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with any other offer. All tickets are subject to availability.

THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO HEATING THINGS UP IN JUNE

MenopauseArticle“I can relate to the Cymbalta commercials,” Sandra Tsing Loh told ABC News. “The woman is staring out the window blinking because the light is too bright. She looks like she could put a gun to her head in a tedious walk through the park. She can’t get out of bed and enjoy, ‘the simple daily pleasures.’”

In a recent interview with ABC News concerning her memoir titled, “The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones,” which the upcoming show is based on, Loh discusses menopause, the inspiration behind writing her book, and her elderly Chinese immigrant father.

To read the interview, click here.

For tickets and more information, click here.

Luminario Ballet Presents: LedZAerial 10th Anniversary, 2006 – 2016

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Ballet and aerial to the music of Led Zeppelin
General: $25

VIP Booth Seating: $40

Special Guest Star performer and choreographer Dreya Weber!

Special Guest Musical Director Dr. A Phoenix Delgado will conduct a classical quintet playing Led Zeppelin.
Luminario Ballet will perform several of your favorite Led Zeppelin songs to the original tracks, and also Kashmir, recorded by LedZAerial musicians in 2006* *Robin Finck, Ana Lenchantin, Paz Lenchantin, Martin St Pierre, Tim Alexander and Jeffrey Brown*

LedZAerial choreography by: Judith FLEX Helle, Bianca Sapetto, Dreya Weber, Russ Stark

Located at Faisdodo, 5253 West Adams Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90016.

General: $25     VIP booth seating $40

Purchase tickets on our website: www.luminarioballet.org

Special 3 course Prix Fixe dinner at Faisdodo Cafe Club 5257 West Adams Blvd.  7-8 pm before the show. $25 per person. Call 323-931-4636 for reservation.

PATRON SPOTLIGHT!

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This week’s Patron Spotlight features Kathleen Hunter and her son Nathaniel Hunter. They recently attended a performance of Fly. Nathaniel saw an announcement for the show when he saw Peter Pan and Tinker Bell at The Playhouse. In fact, he was so excited for Fly that he wanted to dress accordingly.

“I went to the show because I am a huge fan of Tuskegee Airmen. I think that the tap dancing is the best tap dancing that I will ever see. The actors were fabulous! I thought the show was great! It was a serious story. It was like the real life of the Tuskegee Airmen. It was the best show that I have ever seen!” exclaimed Nathaniel.

“My son was thrilled to attend Fly. It meant a lot to me as a parent to know that my son’s heroes are portrayed in a beautiful and moving production,” said Kathleen.

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