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Openings & Extensions (July 24)

July 24, 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.


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 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


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 28: ONE DAY ONLY, a series of one-act plays at DramaWest, including Winnie Holtzman who wrote “Wicked” for Broadway, Paul Dooley, KUSC’s composer Alan Chapman and his talented wife, Karen Chapman, plus Martin Mull. Park next door at Taix Restaurant, $3 valet. Dramawest on Facebook.


THROUGH JUL 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.


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 28 – AUG 26: The sequel to WAR HORSE, FARM BOY, at The Matrix under the direction of David Fofi, with Lawrence Pressman.


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


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


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 – SEP 9: Coeurage presents 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.


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


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 11: THE ADDING MACHINE at Grove Theater Center in Burbank.


THROUGH 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  AUG 12: Theatre Unleashed brings back 25 PLAYS PER HOUR at Theatre Asylum. 


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


THROUGH AUG 16: KOMITAS, directed by Pavel Cerny, at Atwater Village Theatre.


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


AUG 18: ONE NIGHT ONLY, Wicked Lit and Unbound Productions hosts a spoof of two of its plays and a fundraising poker night. Mountain View Mausoleum.


THROUGH AUG 19: Jill Gerber directs FOOTLOOSE at the Covina Center for the Performing Art.


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 with Leland Crooke, Cheryl David and Paige Lindsey White.


 THROUGH 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.


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 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.


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


THROUGH AUG 26: Jessica Kubzansky directs MACBETH, double cast at Antaeus in NoHo.


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.


AUG 31 – OCT 7: THE FANTASTICKS, directed and produced by Charlie Mount; music direction by Graham Jackson. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, in Los Angeles, CA 90068.


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


THROUGH 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 


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.


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


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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