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Openings & Extensions (July 12)

July 11, 2012

I will direct DEATH OF A SALESMAN this fall for the Covina Center for the Performing Arts. Oct 12-Nov 4.  AUDUTIONS AUG. 18 with callbacks Aug. 19. Willy?


PRESS RELEASE: FORD AMPHITHEATRE TO UNDERGO IMPROVEMENTS STARTING IN OCTOBER 2012. Construction will pre-empt [Inside] the Ford 2012-13 Season.


JUL 12 – AUG 26: Jessica Kubzansky directs MACBETH, double cast at Antaeus in NoHo.


JUL 13 – AUG 5: AVENUE Q starts out at Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton and then 3-D Theatricals moves it to Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.


JUL 13 – 28: New local theatre company makes an impressive debut with a loving homage to four classic Twilight Zone episodes…complete with commercial breaks. Four Letter Theatre is excited to make its Los Angeles theatrical debut with The Twylight Zone: The 6th Dimension  at studio/stage in Hollywood. 


JUL 13 – 29: WEST SIDE STORY  at the Grove Theatre in Upland.


JUL 13 – AUG 19: Jill Gerber directs FOOTLOOSE at the Covina Center for the Performing Art.


JUL 13 – SEP 16: OPEN FIST THEATRE presents its 4th First Look at Plays by Neil LaBute and others.


JUL 14: ONE NIGHT ONLY sing along to the movie GREASE at the Hollywood Bowl.


JUL 14 – AUG 12: Oanh Nguyen directs WEST SIDE STORY at the Chance Theater. Of note is the 99% use of LED lighting throughout the show.


THROUGH JUL 14: For the Rogue Machine’s launch of its 2012 season, Mark Taylor directs Mark Roberts’ WHERE THE GREAT ONES RUN at5041 Pico Blvd., LA.


THROUGH JULY 15: Kristina Wong’s one woman show GOING GREEN THE WONG WAY, directed by Paul Tei.


THROUGH JUL 15: Steve Glaudini directs Davis Gaines as King Arthur in SPAMALOT at Musical Theatre West in Long Beach.


THROUGH JULY 15: Jaime Robledo directs French Stewart in STONEFACE as the Buster Keaton we never knew: over-the-hill, alcoholic, and struggling to regain the magic that once made him one of the greatest stars of Hollywood and the silent film era.  Sacred FoolsREAD MY INTERVIEW


THROUGH JUL 15: MACHA THEATRE/Films and Odalys Nanin have extended the West Coast Premiere of BitchSlap! by Darrin Hagen, directed by Odalys Nanin.  BitchSlap! is a comedic take on the long-running dispute between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford from 1935 until Crawford’s death in 1977.


THROUGH JUL 15: Christian Levatino directs the new musical EARTHBOUND by Adam Hahn and Jonathan Price for SkyPilot Theatre in NoHo.


THORUGH JUL 15: Ron Marasco directs GRACE NOTES & ANVILS at the Odyssey Theatre, co-written with Brian Shuff. Leads to change.


THROUGH JULY 15: Ron OJ Parson directs JITNEY at the Pasadena Playhouse. The show moves to Pasadena after its SCR engagement.


THROUGH JULY 15: Ron OJ Parson directs JITNEY at Pasadena Playhouse after its SCR engagement.


THROUGH JUL 15: THE IMMIGRANT. Book by Mark Harelik. Lyrics by Sarah Knapp. Music by Steven M. Alper. Produced and directed by Howard Teichman.  Presented by West Coast Jewish Theatre. Pico Playhouse, 10508 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064.


THROUGH JULY 15: Musical Theatre West is proud to announce that it will close its 59th consecutive season with the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT.  MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT will be helmed by Musical Theatre West’s Artistic Director Steven Glaudini (MTW’s ANNIE, THE PRODUCERS).

JUL 15 – AUG 12: Theatre Unleashed brings back 25 PLAYS PER HOUR at Theatre Asylum. 


THROUGH JUL 18. For their main stage entry into the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Coeurge will produce Is He Dead? which tells the story of an impoverished painter in 1840’s France who fakes his own death in order to escape his debts, then dresses as a woman to cover the trick. August 3 – September 9. Stephen Sondheim’s provocative musical about successful and failed assassins of Presidents of the United States. Originally produced Off-Broadway, Assassins was supposed to receive its Broadway debut in 2011, but that production was put on hold due to the events of September 11th. Directed by Julianne Donelle.  September 29 – October 28. THE WEST COAST PREMIERE of Sean Graney’s hit play. Originally produced by The Hypocrites theatre company, The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide received a transfer to New York after a wildly successful run in Chicago. A truly dark comedy, the play is literally the suicide note of a ten year old, which his classmates are forced to act out. Director Joe Calarco was a cast member of the original production.


JULY 19-22: LA Theatre Works presents Michael Hollinger’s thrilling evolutionary drama, Tooth and Claw, directed by Jessica Kubzansky.


JUL 20: Rogue Fool Fest 2 takes place from 9 pm1 amDepict Inc Warehouse 1460 Naud St., Los Angeles CA 90012. There is ample street parking. General admission at the door is $20. Tickets purchased prior to July 1st are $10, and tickets purchased prior to July 19th are $15. This is a strictly 21 and over event. Please bring a photo ID and CASH. More information at 213-596-9468 or


JUL 20 – 22: The Academy for New Musical Theatre (ANMT) presents “Biz of the Musical Theatre Biz Conference,” their 4th bi-annual conference for musical theatre writers and composers, from July 20 to 22 at the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood, CA.


THROUGH JUL 21: A CHILD LEFT BEHIND reveals the truth about education in the Los Angeles Unified School District.  Developed through Katselas INKubator series.


JUL 21 – 29: HATS! THE MUSICAL, about a woman fearing the Big 5-0 until she meets others who guide her along. TIBBIES CENTER STAGE OF FONTANA

JUL 21 – AUG 11: THE ADDING MACHINE at Grove Theater Center in Burbank.


JUL 21 – AUG 25: Michael Matthews directs All Your Hard Work  co-produced for Brimmer Street Theatre Company by Ken Werther and Michael Bulger. The play was developed as part of the 2011 Brimmer Street ‘Blueprint Series,’ and is a guest production at the Lillian Theatre.

JUL 21 – AUG 26: MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION by Emmy winner Peter Lefcourt includes Bobby Costanzo, Gwendolyn Druyor and Gina Hecht, among others.


THROUGH JUL 22: The Geffen extends Mona Golabek in the Pianist of Willesden Lane.




THROUGH JUL 28: Matt Chaffee directs FLUFFY BUNNIES IN A FIELD OF DAISIES at The Arena Stage at Theatre of Arts, 1625 N Las Palmas Ave in Hollywood. Mature audiences


 JUL 20 – AUG 24: “THE MANOR” Theatre 40’s critically-acclaimed, exciting drama of history, mystery and intrigue, will return for its tenth year to Greystone Mansion this summer, the scene of the original crime that inspired this fictionalized story by Kathrine Bates.


JUL 20 – SEP 2: The Group Rep becomes only the second company in California to be granted the rights to a full production and run of The Paris Letter. Jules Aaron directs. Lonny Chapman Theatre   10900 Burbank Blvd.  North Hollywood 91601 

 THROUGH JUL 21: OUT THERE ON FRIED MEAT RIDGE ROAD at Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice.


JUL 22: ONE NIGHT ONLY Lyric-Hyperion Theatre presents SONGWRITER’S SQUARE with Tracy Newman, Richard Goldman, Gary Stockdale and Bill Berry.


THROUGH JUL 22: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Pantages with George Hamilton.


THROUGH JUL 22: Amelia Mulkey directs Rex Pickett’s stage adaptation of his book and screenplay SIDEWAYS, the Santa Ynez Valley wine romp. Pinot tastings at performances. Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica.


JUL 24 – AUG 13: John Paul Karliak reprises his DONNA/MADONNA at the Lyric Theatre and then OC’s Chance Theatre.


JULY 24 – AUG 1: JJ Mayes directs Jaime Andrews in her one woman show WHEEL OF MISFORTUNE at Sacred Fools.


JUL 27 – 28: Courtney Freed and Rebecca Johnson will star in The Coco & Ruby Variety Hour at M Bar Hollywood.

JUL 27 – 29: THE PRODUCERS at the Hollywood Bowl with Richard Kind, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Gary Beach, Roger Bart and others.


JUL 26 – AUG 30: For the 10th year, THEATRE 40 will bring this saga of the rich and mighty with their foibles and their failings to Greystone Manor, the scene of the original crime that inspired this fictionalized story.


JUL 27 – AUG 19: East West Players brings back THREE YEAR SWIM CLUB


THROUGH JUL 28: Stuart Rogers directs Catherine Butterfield’s THE SLEEPER for Theatre Tribe Studio Theatre in NoHo.


JUL 28 – AUG 22: The Theatre @ Boston Court and Furious Theatre Company present “The Government Inspector,” a World Premiere. Adaptation and songs by Oded Gross, directed by Stefan Novinski. or 626-683-6883.


THROUGH JUL 29: Marco Gomez directs JEKYLL & HYDE at The Met Theatre.


THROUGH JUL 29: WAR HORSE comes to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.


THROUGH JUL 29: Simon Levy directs Stephen Sachs’ CYRANO, a co-production of Deaf West and the Fountain Theatre 5060 Fountain Ave., LA.


THROUGH JULY 29: The world premiere of Wendy Johnson’s CONCEALING JUDY HOLLIDAY at Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice.


JULY 29 – 29: Linda Kerns directs MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.


THROUGH JUL 30: Tony Abatemarco directs Laurie O’Brien in her I AM CHRISSIE at the Skylight/Skylab Theatre in LA.


THROUGH JUL 30: John Perrin Flynn directs Tony nominee Enda Walsh’s THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM for Rogue Machine 5041 Pico Blvd., LA.


AUG: MEMPHIS at the Pantages.


AUG 1: Vaudevillian performers Ben Hensley with Michael Montiel will bring their vintage Vaudeville revivalist musical comedy ‘Ain’t We Got Fun!’ to the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood at 8:30pm.


AUG 3-4: TWO NIGHTS ONLY, a workshop of the off-Broadway hit RADIATE at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.


AUG 3 – 26: I, CALIGULA :  An Insanity Musical.  World premiere musical with book/lyrics/direction by Kai Cofer; music/orchestrations/musical direction by Cody T. Gillette.


THROUGH AUG 4: D IS FOR DOG is back after last year’s run with a few alterations. Hudson Theatre Mainstage.


THROUGH AUG 5: Kiff Scholl directs Theresa Rebeck’s OUR HOUSE at The Lounge Theatre in Hollywood.


AUG 8 – 12:  The Ojai Playwrights Conference. Tickets available online at


AUG 11 – 19: SEUSSICAL at South Coast Rep. Directed by Hisa Takakuwa. Musical direction by Erin McNally.


THROUGH AUG 12: John Doyle directs Richard Chamberlain, Harry Groener and Brooke Shields in THE EXORCIST at The Geffen.


AUG 18: Barbra Streisand’s younger sister, Roslyn Kind, performs at The Grove Theatre in Upland, one night only, 8pm.


AUG 24 – SEPT 16: Stephen Sachs directs Morlan Higgins in Athol Fugard’s latest THE BLUE IRIS at the Fountain Theatre. Fugard turns 80.


AUG 24 – SEPT 16: caryn desai directs Michael Hollinger’s west coast premiere of GHOST-WRITER at International City Theatre in Long Beach.


AUG 25 – SEP 2: Meet Me @Metro: Uncovering Los Angeles’ Hidden Treasures produced by Company of Angels, East LA Rep, Moving Arts, Rogue Artists Ensemble, The Vault and Watts Village Theatre Co.


THROUGH  AUG 26: Andrew Barnicle directs Martin Casella’s THE IRISH CURSE at The Odyssey Theatre.


 THROUGH AUG 26: Jessica Kubzansky directs MACBETH for Antaeus in NoHo.


THROUGH SEPT 1: MEASURE FOR MEASURE set in the 1960s at Theatricum Botanicum.


SEP 5 – NOV 25: THE BOOK OF MORMON comes to the Pantages.


SEP 7 – OCT 7: David Emmes directs Alan Ayckbourn’s ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR at South Coast Rep.


SEP 8 – OCT 9: Shaheen Vaaz directs A WIDOW OF NO IMPORTANCE for East West Players.


SEP 14 – SEP 30: Mark Gamez directs THE FANTASTICKS at the Covina Center for the Performing Arts.


SEP 21 – OCT 28: Ken Sawyer directs Ira Levin’s DEATHTRAP at the LA Gay and Lesbian Center.


SEP 29 – NOV 18: Bart DeLorenzo directs Shakespeare’s CYMBELINE for A Noise Within.


THROUGH SEPT 29: Melora Marshall directs Deborah Brevoort’s THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE with Susan Angelo, Ellen Geer and others for Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga.


THROUGH SEPT 30: Serena Dolinsky directs DOROTHY’S ADVENTURES IN OZ at the Santa Monica Playhouse.


THROUGH SEPT 30: Theatricum Botanicum presents Shaw’s HEARTBREAK HOUSE, directed by Ellen Geer.




Oct 12 – NOV 4: I direct Arthur Miller’s DEATH OF A SALESMAN at the Covina Center for the Performing Arts.


OCT 19 – NOV 18: Kent Nicholson directs Bill Cain’s HOW TO WRITE A NEW BOOK FOR THE BIBLE at South Coast Rep.


OCT 20 – NOV 25: Dámaso Rodriguez directs Shaw’s THE DOCTOR’S DILEMMA at A Noise Within.


NOV 3 – DEC 4: Jessica Kubzansky directs THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE for East West Players.


DEC 8 – DEC 23: Geoff and Julia co-direct Geoff’s adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at A Noise Within.


FEB 23 – MAY 11: Michael Michetti directs Frank Galati’s adaptation of THE GRAPES OF WRATH at A Noise Within.


MAR 16 – MAY 19: Geoff and Julia co-direct Sarah Ruhl’s EURYDICE at A Noise Within.


APR 6 – MAY 26: George Farquhar’s THE BEAUX STRATAGEM at A Noise Within.


APR 2013: In 2013, to celebrate the City of San Gabriel’s Centennial, the Mission Playhouse will present a fully‐staged version of The Mission Play. This work, set in California during the 1700’s, was first staged 100 years ago, ran for decades and drew millions of people to San Gabriel. More information



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