Skip to content

Openings & Extensions (Aug 23)

August 23, 2012

I will direct DEATH OF A SALESMAN this fall at the Covina Center for the Performing Arts. Oct 12-Nov 4.  Meet our Willy Loman.


Murry Hepner says there are job openings at Lewis Family Playhouse / Main Street Productions in Rancho Cucamonga.


 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 24 – 26: RITA RUDNER performs at the Laguna Playhouse.


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.


AUG 24 – SEPT 30: MISS SAIGON at Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont, directed by Neil Dale.


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.


AUG 25: ONE NIGHT ONLY – Abbey Road, a Tribute to the Beatles performs a benefit for dachshund rescue. Austin Anderson joins for songs. Raffle & auction.


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.


AUG 25 – SEP 2: MEET ME AT METRO continues with Watts Village Theatre, a 3 hour tour of LA’s rich history interspersed with performances –


AUG 26: ONE NIGHT ONLY, Cloris LeachmanAmy MadiganWendie Malick and Jean Smart star in a staged reading of Recipe, a new play by award-winning playwright Michael Gene Sullivan. The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga CA  90290 310-455-3723 or


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




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


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


AUG 26 – SEP 16: West Coast premiere of ELEPHANT ROOM at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.


AUG 27: Magicians and illusionists from the world famous Magic Castle perform at Theatre 40 for one night only at 8:00 p.m. Admission: $35.00. Reuben Cordova Theatre, 241 S. Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.  Free parking beneath the theatre. Reservations: (310) 364-0535. Website:


AUG 28 – SEP 2: Lonesome Traveler is a musical journey down the rivers and streams of American folk. The concert was dubbed a Critic’s Pick in the Los Angeles Times. Laguna Playhouse 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA. 949-497-2787.


THROUGH AUG 30: Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre is thrilled to present Walt Disney’s animated masterpiece “Cinderella” for a special limited


THROUGH 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.


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: Jaime Robledo directs Adam Szymkowicz’ HEARTS LIKE FISTS at Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood.


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


THROUGH SEP 1: HOUSE, a one man show with Donnie Smith (Small Engine Repair), at ROGUE MACHINE 5041 Pico Blvd.


THROUGH SEPT 2: THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM extends at Rogue Machine, written by Tony Award winner Enda Walsh. John Perrin Flynn directs.


THROUGH SEP 2The 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 – 9; ANDRE & DORINE, wordless mask theatre, LATC followed by September 28-30: “Illuminated Manuscript: a hip-hop interpretation of The Epic of Gilgamesh.” October 6- October 28: “Flipzoids.” Written by Ralph B. Pena. Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera. October 12- November 11: “Faith: Part I of A Mexican Trilogy.” World Premiere. October 25- November 18: “Empanada for a Dream.” West Coast Premiere. November 8- December 9: “Anna Lucasta.” December 6 and December 7 at 7:30pm: “La Virgen De Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin.” Adapted from “Nican Mopohua” by Evelina Fernandez. 


SEP 7 – 23: A series of one act plays by female playwrights. SHE WRITES at Rose Theatre, 11246 Magnolia Boulevard in NoHo.


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


SEP 7 – OCT 14: THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb at ACTORS CO-OP Crossley Theatre 1760 N. Gower Street, Hollywood.


SEP 7 – OCT 14: THE FULL MONTY at Third Street Theatre in WeHo, or call 1.888.71.TICKETS (84253)


SEP 7  – OCT 14: Based on a true story, Lady Patriot reveals an intimate look into the prejudices and patriotism of three ladies who lived during the Civil War. Ted Lange’s new play LADY PATRIOT at the Hudson Theatre 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA  90038.  or call (323) 960-7822.


SEP 8 – 9: Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST at Studio Theatre on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona.


SEP 8 – 23: Chalk Repertory Theatre announces a unique partnership with The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits to present the second edition of its hit FLASH Festival of short plays. All plays must fit within the scientific parameters provided by Page Museum curators exploring such themes as evolution, archeology, and science education among others. Five plays will be presented per weekend.


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


SEP 8 – OCT 13: The Whitefire Theatre presents the world premiere of Andy Bloch’s The Bellflower Sessions directed by Bryan Rasmussen. (I directed the reading of this last year with Ray Abruzzo).


THROUGH SEP 9: AN INCIDENT AT THE BORDER, a comedy of two lovers divided by the border between two nations about to go to war.


THROUGH SEP 9: ELMINA’S KITCHEN, at The Lost Studio Theatre, 130 S. La Brea, LA.


THROUGH 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.


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


SEP 14 – OCT 14: Steve Jarrard directs Carson McCullers’ rarely performed The Square Root of Wonderful produced by Collaborative Artists Ensemble. Raven Playhouse. 5233 Lankershim Blvd., NoHo 91601.


SEP 14 – OCT 28: Anthony Skorid’s one man show ONASSIS at The Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood.


SEP 14 – NOV 4: CHEKHOV UNSCRIPTED & TWILIGHT ZONE UNSCRIPTED – a different play every night. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., LA.


SEP 15 – OCT 7: Alberto Lomnitz directs Daniel Serrano’s ROME AT THE END OF THE LINE at 24th Street Theatre, a US premiere, performed in Spanish with English subtitles.


THROUGH SEPT 15: MAGNUM OPUS, literal readings of rejected manuscripts, Saturdays at 11pm at Actor’s Circle Theatre.


THROUGH SEP 15: ALL THE KINGS MEN at the Historic El Portal Theatre’s Forum Theatre in North Hollywood. The play won a Pulitzer in the mid-40s. To purchase tickets by phone, call (818) 508-4200.


THROUGH SEP 16: After a successful run at The Secret Rose Theatre in NoHo, Blazeco Productions’ acclaimed staging of  Douglas Carter Beane’s Tony Award-nominated comedy The Little Dog Laughed reopens at Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood.


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


THROUGH SEP 16: KTC presents seven powerful and provocative original works by PlayLab, their professional playwriting lab. Enjoy one, two, or all seven of these imaginative works. Purchase individual performance tickets in advance for $17.50($25 at the door) or SAVE BIG with PlayPass. The Skylight Theatre Complex 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027.  702 KTC-TKTS (702-582-8587) 


SEPT 20 – OCT 18: Thursdays only, THE LAUGH PACK. Bruce Fine hosts an all-star line-up of talent including comedy stars Cathy Ladman, Dennis Regan, 92-years-young Max Turell, vocalist Sonya Kahn, plus surprises. Buffet sponsor is Chipotle Mexican Grill.


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


SEPT 24 & SEPT 30: Musical Theatre Guild presents TITANIC at the Alex Theatre on the 24th and at Scherr Forum in Thousand Oaks on Sept 30.


SEPT 27 – OCT 28: “The Circle” Written by W. Somerset Maugham. Directed by Jules Aaron. “The Circle” captures the poise of high society in the 1920s with observations about the sexes and the nature of relationships that are as fresh and funny today as they were when Maugham was alive.


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 SEP 30: THE GRONHOLM METHOD at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, with Stephen Spinella and Lesli Margherita.


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


AUG 21 – SEP 16: Michael Hollinger’s west coast premiere of GHOST-WRITER at International City Theatre in Long Beach.


THROUGH 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 AUG 22: “Robert E. Lee- Shades of Gray.” Los Angeles Drama Critics circle Award winner Tom Dugan returns in his solo play about the Confederate general. Directed by Mel Johnson, Jr.


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




OCT 5 – 14: Ophelia’s Jump Productions brings AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY to The Grove Theatre in Upland.


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


OCT 6  – MAR 16:  “Hansel and Gretel” an interactive musical. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, in Los Angeles, 90068.




OCT 7 – NOV 4: Ed Begley Jr, Felicity Huffman and Rod McLachlan appear in David Mamet’s NOVEMBER at the Mark Taper Forum.



OCT 8: ONE NIGHT ONLY – Rita Wilson in concert at the Geffen, a fundraiser for the Playhouse and the Actors Fund.


OCT 12 – NOV 11: Cate Caplin directs and David O music directs THE BEAT GOES ON starring a cast 60 and over. The Theatre of Arts Arena Stage, 1625 N. Las Palmas in Hollywood.  818-606-6679 or email


OCT 12 – NOV 18: Doug Kaback directs Lanie Kazan in the world premiere of SURVIVING MAMA at Edgemar Center for the Arts.


OCT 14, NOV 11, DEC 9, JAN 13, FEB 10, MAR 10, APR 14, MAY 19: Le Salon de Musiques (a personal favorite of mine) – very intimate performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 5th floor, with food and champagne. or (310) 498-0257


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 – 28: SWEENY TODD at Porticoes Theatre, 2033 E. Washington, Pasadena. It moves to Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica Oct 31 – Nov 4.


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


OCT 24 – 28: Cirque du Soleil’s DRALION is in Ontario at Citizens Business Bank Arena. It moves OCT 31 – NOV to the Long Beach Arena.


THROUGH SEP 2: SIDEWAYS THE PLAY by Rex Pickett 3000 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405.


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


NOV 15 – DEC 15: “Mrs. Mannerly.” West Coast Premiere. Written by Jeffrey Hatcher.  Performed In Repertory with “The Last Romance.”


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


JAN 24 – FEB 24: January 24- February 24, 2013. “7 Stories.” West Coast Premiere. Written by Morris Panych. Directed by Bruce Gray.


FEB 11 & 17: Musical Theatre Guild presents CHESS at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on the 11th and the Scherr Forum in Thousand Oaks on the 17th


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


FEB 26 – APR 11: DIVORCE PARTY THE MUSICAL at the El Portal Theater in NoHo.

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


MAR 21 – APR 21: “Remembrance.” Written by Graham Reid. Directed by Tim Byron Owen. “Remembrance” charts the love that develops between a Protestant father and a Catholic mother who meet in the cemetery where their sons are buried, both victims of violence.


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


APR 15 & 21: Musical Theatre Guild presents A CATERED AFFAIR (Los Angeles premiere) at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on the 15th and the Scherr Forum in Thousand Oaks on the 21st.


MAY 16 – JUN 16:  “Opening Night.” West Coast Premiere. Written by Norm Foster. Directed by Bruce Gray. From the writer and director of this past season’s hit, “The Long Weekend.”


JUN 10 & 16: Musical Theatre Guild presents Gershwin’s GIRL CRAZY at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on the 10th and the Scherr Forum in Thousand Oaks on the 16th.




No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: