Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Victorian Theatree /Association's Archive Press Release Listings


The Victorian Theatree /Association's Archive Press Release Listings - Research Driven

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2012-2013 Press Releases

2011-2012 Press Releases


Submission deadline for the
Sky Cooper New American Play Prize and
David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize
is August 31, 2012
MILL VALLEY, CA—Marin Theatre Company Artistic Director Jasson Minadakis announced today that MTC is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize and 2013 David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize through August 31, 2012. The company will announce the 2012 winners by the end of the month.
Now in their sixth year, MTC's new play awards continue have an open submission process with no application fee. The submission process has changed this year to encourage agents and writers to submit online. Submission guidelines, online application form and FAQs are online.
The Sky Cooper New American Play Prize celebrates the work of the American playwright and encourages the creation of bold, powerful new plays for the American stage. MTC awards the Sky Cooper Prize annually to an outstanding unproduced play written by either an established or emerging American playwright. The winning play receives a developmental workshop and two staged readings as part of MTC’s New Works Series and is also considered under option for a full production as part of the theater’s annual main stage season. The playwright of the winning play receives a $10,000 award.
The David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize honors David Calicchio’s lifelong career as a playwright and supports MTC’s commitment to the discovery and development of new and emerging American playwrights. MTC awards the Calicchio Prize annually to a professionally unproduced playwright for a new work that shows outstanding promise and a distinctive new voice for the American theater. The winning playwright receives a $2,500 award. Their submitted play receives a developmental workshop and two staged readings as part of MTC’s New Works Series.
Previous Sky Cooper winners include The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter, 9 Circles by Bill Cain (winner of the 2011 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award), Sunlight by Sharr White and Magic Forest Farm by Zayd Dohrn, many of which received their world premieres at MTC. Previous David Calicchio winners include Andrew Dolan for That Good Night, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig for Lidless, Emily Schwend for Carthage and A. Zell Williams for Blood / Money, all of which received staged readings through MTC’s New Works Series.
The Sky Cooper Prize and Calicchio Prize are made possible through the generous support of Norton J. “Sky” Cooper.
– Submissions must be unpublished, original full-length plays in any genre.
– Musicals, translations, individual one-acts and any play previously submitted for the Sky Cooper or David Calicchio Prizes are not eligible.
– Plays may not have received a full-scale, professional production prior to submission (plays that have had a workshop, reading or non-professional production are eligible).
– Playwrights must be citizens of the United States.
– Only one submission per playwright is allowed each year; you may submit the same play for both prizes.
Phase I:
Complete an online submission application (online at or submit a completed submission form (available for download) and 10 pages of consecutive sample dialogue via USPS to the address below, postmarked by August 31, 2012.
Online submission is encouraged, though hard copies will be accepted. We prefer the submission as a .pdf with last name, first name, (title of the play) as the document title. For example: Wilson, August (Seven Guitars).pdf.
Literary agents may submit full scripts of their client’s work. Please do not send full scripts for phase I unless via an agent or professional representation; unsolicited scripts will not be read.
All scripts will be read by a member of the Marin Theatre Company artistic staff. Please do not send more than the requested materials. Do not send videos, CDs or DVDs. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Due to the high number of submissions, not every playwright will receive a response to their Phase I submission. No materials will be returned.
Phase II:
Selected submissions will be invited to send full scripts for Phase II. All full scripts that have been solicited after Phase I will be read by a member of the Marin Theatre Company artistic staff. All final selections will be chosen from among submitted and solicited scripts; final selections are made by Jasson Minadakis, Artistic Director.
Submissions are accepted between July 1 and August 31, 2013 (postmarked).
For questions or concerns, please contact No phone inquiries.
Address hard copy submissions to:
Marin Theatre Company/The Sky Cooper New American Play Prize
Marin Theatre Company/The David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize
Marin Theatre Company
397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area’s premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights in our intimate 231-seat proscenium theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes at least one premiere each season, two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards, new play readings and workshops by the nation’s best emerging playwrights and a National New Play Network sponsored Playwright in Residence. Our numerous educational programs serve more than 6,000 students each year. Founded 1966.
Sasha Hnatkovich, Communications Director
(415) 388-5200, ext. 3313 | email
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Saturday, September 29, 2012

French Day at University of Venda

Franco-South African academic collaborations intensify
French Days at South African universities are set to expand on the already extensive academic ties between France and South Africa
Pretoria: Monday 13th August 2012
On 16 August, the University of Venda and the French Embassy will organize a “French Day @ UniVen” as part of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013.
The events will highlight Franco-South African scientific collaborations, promote future cooperation, and student exchanges.
This event takes place in a context of an increasing number of scientific articles co-published by French and South African scientists, their number increased by an astonishing 200%-plus over the past five years.
Pierre Lemonde, Attaché for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in South Africa: “France is South Africa’s fifth-biggest scientific partner – a collaboration which has seen significant growth in recent years.
“Franco-South African scientific collaboration encompasses many fields, prominent among them being paleontology, astronomy, the humanities, medical sciences, agriculture and oceanography.”
BonganiTembe, Commissioner General of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 and 2013, says that the French Days will contribute to the promotion and reinforcement of already-strong links between France and South Africa.
The programme of the French Day at the University of Venda is indeed very rich and will traversevarious fields:
- Professor Bessong from UniVen will deliver a presentation on from ‘Seed Support’ to Bioprospecting Platform at UniVen?”
- Professor Denys from Paris-based renowned Museum d’HistoireNaturelle and long term partner with UniVen’s research Dr Taylor, will deliver a presentation titled “Of mice and men: rodent diversity and evolution studies and their social and economical impacts in Africa”
- Professor Barry from UniVen will talk about ‘The effect of Animal Assisted Reproduction Technologies (AART) on the genetic improvement of livestock in the rural areas of Vhembe district.”
- Professor Anseeuw from UP-based CIRAD research centre on agronomy and environment will talk about “Land reform and large scale acquisition of land in Africa”
The exhibition “Animal production for development”, designed by CIRAD will also be presented to the UniVen community during this day.
The Scientific Attaché of the French Embassy and Campus France Officer will organise presentations providing UniVen students and researchers with information concerning studies in France and collaboration with French partners.
The end will end by a cocktail function and by the screening of the movie “La Princesse de Montpensier” from famous French director Bertrand Tavernier.
For more information on the French Days at South African universities contact:
Mr Pierre Lemonde, Attaché for Science and Technology, Embassy of France in South Africa, 250 Melk Street, Pretoria 0181. Email: Tel: (012) 425 1710
For information on the event at UNIVEN on 16 August 2012 please contact:
Cornelius Hagenmeier, Director: International Relations, University of Venda Email: Tel: +27(0)15-962 8409
Note to Editors:
French Days at South African Universities are organised as part of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013.
For information on the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013 and to set up interviews, please contact:LeboMahlaela, tel 011 506 7300, email
The France–South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013 are organised and implemented:
For France: By Institutfrançaiswith the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Ministry of National Education, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Ministry for Sports, Youth, non-formal education and Voluntary organisations, the Ministry of Production Recovery, the French Embassyin South Africa and the network of Alliance Française.
Chairman: Xavier Darcos, Commissioner-General: Laurent Clavel
The French Season in South Africa is supported in 2012 by a committee of sponsors chaired by Mr Luc Oursel, AREVA President and Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board of AREVA. This committee is made of the following corporations: AREVA, Air France, Bouygues Travaux Publics, EDF, GDF-SUEZ, Mazars, Fondation Orange and Total.
For South Africa: By the Department of Arts and Culture and the National Arts Council (NAC), with the support of the Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Sports and Recreation, the Department of Tourism, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Higher Education and Training, the Department of Basic Education, and the Embassy of South Africa in France. Chairman: DikgangMoopeloa, Commissioner-General: Bongani Tembe

Cinema Mondial Tour expands into MENA region


International Film Festival Rotterdam / International Documentary Festival Amsterdam


Cinema Mondial Tour expands into MENA region
The travelling film programme Cinema Mondial Tour of the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) and the Jan Vrijman Fund (JVF) gets a third edition. For the first time the successful Tour will also travel to several Northern African and Middle Eastern countries next to touring Middle and Southern Africa. The funds of IFFR and IDFA contribute to the realization of film projects from developing countries and screen the finished films within The Netherlands. Since 2010, the Funds have joined forces in the Cinema Mondial Tour.

After two editions in sub-Saharan African countries, the Funds have decided to expand the scope of the Cinema Mondial Tour towards a new region: countries in the northern part of Africa and in the Middle East. To achieve this goal, the Funds collaborate with the Network of Arab Arthouse Screens (NAAS) that promotes art house film screenings in countries like Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan and Syria. Films from this region are included in the new Cinema Mondial Tour programme (see full list below) together with works from the other parts of the world where the HBF and the JVF are active.

Cinema Mondial Tour is very successful. The first two editions attracted tens of thousands of visitors from the eleven participating film festivals in Africa. Several films picked up awards at these film festivals such as Turkish film Pandora’s Box by Yesim Ustaoglu or Iranian film Be Calm and Count to Seven by Ramtin Lafavipour during the Quintessence Film Festival in Benin.

Programme Cinema Mondial Tour 2012-2013

Fiction features supported by the Hubert Bals Fund:
DE JUEVES A DOMINGO - Dominga Sotomayor, 2012, Chile (Hivos Tiger Award-winner 2012)
GOODBYE - Mohammad Rasoulof, 2011, Iran
QARANTINA - Oday Rasheed, 2010, Iraq
WINTER VACATION - Li Hongqi, 2010, China
TILVA ROSH - Nikola Ležaic, 2010, Serbia

Documentary films supported by the Jan Vrijman Fund:
DOLLS, A WOMAN FROM DAMASCUS - Diana El Jeiroudi, Syria, 2008
LAST TRAIN HOME - Lixin Fan, Canada, China, 2009
THE CITY OF PHOTOGRAPHERS - Sebastian Moreno, Chile, 2006
THE INVISIBLE POLICEMAN - Laith El-Juneidi, Palestine/UAE, 2011

Partner festivals:
• Cameroon – Ecrans Noirs – Festival Internacional de Cinéma de Yaoundé
• Burundi – Festival Internacional du Cinema et de l’Audiovisuel du Burundi
• Rwanda – Rwanda Film Festival
• Tanzania – Zanzibar International Film Festival
• South Afrika – Durban International Film Festival
• Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe International Film Festival
• Kenya – Kenya International Film Festival
• Oeganda – Amakula Kampala International Film Festival
• Democratic Republic of Congo – Salaam Kivu International Film Festival
• Ethiopia – Ethiopian International Film Festival
• Senegal - Festival du Film du Dakar
• Benin – Quintessence
• Zambia – Lusaka International Film Festival
• Nigeria – Africa International Film Festival
• Tunesia – Carthage Film Festival (to be confirmed)

Partners NAAS-netwerk:

The Hubert Bals Fund is supported by Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hivos Culture Foundation, DOEN Foundation, Dioraphte Foundation, MEDIA Mundus and Lions Club Rotterdam.

The Jan Vrijman Fund is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hivos Culture Foundation, DOEN Foundation, Culture of Resistance and MEDIA Mundus.

More information about the Cinema Mondial Tour and the participating film festivals on
IFFR webpage Cinema Mondial Tour
IDFA webpage Cinema Mondial Tour

(End of press release)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sundance Film Festival 2013

Park City, UT — Sundance Institute will once again offer exclusive events and priority pass and ticket availability for the approximately 15,000 Utahns who attend the Sundance Film Festival each year. The 2013 Sundance Film Festival will be January 17 through 27, 2013.
Locals-only Festival pass and ticket package registration begins tomorrow (September 18) and will end October 10. During that time Festivalgoers must register at and will receive an email on October 12 with a randomly assigned timeslot to purchase Festival passes and ticket packages online in January. Descriptions of locals-only pass and ticket package options can be found at
Additional Festival benefits for Utah residents include:
Free Best of Fest Screenings for Utah residents
Sundance Institute presents complimentary screenings of an award-winning film to locals on January 28, 2013. Locals must bring a Utah ID to pick up these free tickets in person at any main box office in Ogden, Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance Resort on January 12, 2013.
Free Townie Tuesday Screening for Summit County residents
Sundance Institute presents two complimentary screenings for Summit County residents on January 22, 2013. New this year, tickets for Townie Tuesday screenings can be picked up at the same time as Best of Fest tickets at the Park City Main Box Office beginning January 12, 2013 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Volunteer at the Sundance Film Festival
Every year, Sundance Institute selects more than 1,800 volunteers – more than half of whom live in Utah – to help create a global platform for independent film. Volunteers assist in all areas of the Festival—from theatre entrances to shuttle stops. Local, insider knowledge is always helpful, and of course, there are exciting benefits such as being among the first to see world premieres of the best new independent films. Applications are now being accepted at
Sundance Institute Community Programs
Sundance Institute brings Utah residents a series of events that best represents the Institute’s spectrum of artist programs. Free community events feature screenings, musical performances and discussions from recent and past Institute Alumni in conjunction with local community collaborators. Sundance Institute gratefully acknowledges the support of Principal Sponsor Zions Bank and Community Supporters George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Park City Municipal, Salt Lake County Economic Development, Salt Lake County Zap Tax Tier II, Summit County RAP Tax and Summit County Restaurant Tax.
The Sundance Film Festival
A program of the non-profit Sundance Institute, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most ground-breaking films of the past two decades, including sex, lies, and videotape, Maria Full of Grace, The Cove, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious, Trouble the Water, and Napoleon Dynamite, and through its New Frontier initiative, has showcased the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julien, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival sponsors to date include: Presenting Sponsors – HP, Acura, Sundance Channel and Chase SapphireSM; Leadership Sponsors – DIRECTV, Entertainment Weekly, Focus Forward, a partnership between GE and CINELAN, Southwest Airlines and Sprint; Sustaining Sponsors – FilterForGood®, a partnership between Brita® and Nalgene®, Canada Goose, Grey Goose® Vodka, Hilton HHonors and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, L'Oréal Paris, Stella Artois® and Time Warner Inc. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support from the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, and the State of Utah as Festival Host State. The support of these organizations will defray costs associated with the 10-day Festival and the nonprofit Sundance Institute's year-round programs for independent film and theatre artists.
Sundance Institute
Sundance Institute is a global nonprofit organization founded by Robert Redford in 1981. Through its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, composers and playwrights, the Institute seeks to discover and support independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to inform, inspire, and unite diverse populations around the globe. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Son of Babylon, Amreeka, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, I Am My Own Wife, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America.

Friday, September 21, 2012

State Theatre - Ithaca, NY 2012 - 2013 Season

Published by permission since 2004.

Event Calendar
The State Theatre of Ithaca is host to upwards of 60 events each year, including concerts, theatrical productions, dance performances, lectures, readings, and community performances.

New shows are being added all the time. Keep checking here, and find out first at Facebook and Twitter.
2012-2013 Season
September 2012
Mary Chapin Carpenter - A DSP Event
The C.S.P. Management Comedy Series Presents
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood
Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band - A DSP Event
22 Nomadz Rekkidz Presents
Carolina Chocolate Drops - A DSP Event
The Ithaca Rotary Club presents the 3rd annual
Little Apple Fall Follies
Punch Brothers - A DSP Event
The Tompkins Trust Company Family Series Presents
The Little Farm Show
October 2012
Judy Collins - A DSP Event
The Gateway Commons / CFCU Community Credit Union Classics Series Presents
The Swingle Singers
The C.S.P. Management Comedy Series Presents
Reduced Shakespeare Company Presents: Special Election Edition of ‘The Complete History of America (abridged)
The C.S.P. Management Comedy Series Presents
Craig Ferguson
- A DSP Event, in association with Mills Entertainment
Cat Power - A DSP Event
Glen Campbell - The Farewell Tour - A DSP Event
New Roots Charter School and Northern Lights Learning Center present
Joe Crookston
Gov't Mule - A DSP Event
Indigo GIrls - A DSP Event
November 2012
Citizen Cope - A DSP Event
New York Banjo Summit featuring Bela Fleck
w/ Tony Trischka, Eric Weisberg (Dueling Banjos), Richie Stearns, Peter Wernick (Hot Rize) Mac Benford (Backwoods Band) - A DSP Event
Matisyahu - A DSP Event
An Evening with Bill Engvall - A DSP Event
John Hiatt & the Combo - A DSP Event
The Gateway Commons / CFCU Community Credit Union Classics Series Presents
Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company
The Gateway Commons / CFCU Community Credit Union Classics Series Presents
African Children's Choir
December 2012
The Tompkins Trust Company Family Series Presents
Mermaid Theatre's Treasured Stories of Eric Carle
JMB Tours Presents
Jim Brickman • On a Winter's Night
February 2013
The Tompkins Trust Company Family Series Presents
The Gateway Commons / CFCU Community Credit Union Classics Series Presents
The Chieftains
March 2013
The Tompkins Trust Company Family Series Presents
Golden Dragon Acrobats present 'Cirque Ziva'
April 2013
The Tompkins Trust Company Family Series Presents
Imago Theatre's ZooZoo

Monday, September 17, 2012

World Premiere of Miguel Gutierrez & The Powerful People’s

Walker Art Center—Commissioned World Premiere of Miguel Gutierrez & The Powerful People’s And lose the name of action Opens 2012-2013 Performing Arts Season
“At a time when so much art lacks a heartbeat, Mr. Gutierrez’s chest pounds … smart and moving and full of questions, the way only real art can be.”—New York Times

Minneapolis, August 28, 2012—We proudly kick off our new season with the world premiere of a major work by one of the most forward-thinking and provocative dancemakers of his generation. With intimate onstage seating, Miguel Gutierrez brings the audience close to the wit, adrenaline, and immediacy of this vital work, And lose the name of action, which draws on the mysterious logic of improvisation and explores his persistent questions about the wonder of living with an ephemeral body into the beyond. Along with a star-studded cast, this production features sound design by Neal Medlyn, lighting by Lenore Doxsee, and visuals and writing by Boru O’Brien O’Connell. And lose the name of action will be performed Wednesday–Friday, September 19–21, 8 pm; Saturday, September 22, 3 and 8 pm. Copresented with the National Performance Network (NPN).

Exploring the ghostlike traces that dance leaves on your mind and body, And lose the name of action is an evening length performance for six unforgettable, award-winning performers. Michelle Boulé, Hilary Clark, Luke George, Miguel Gutierrez, K.J. Holmes and Ishmael Houston-Jones come together to form an incongruent family and create a moving scéance for the 21st Century. Inspired by Jørgen Leth’s film The Perfect Human, the elusive logic of dance improvisation, philosophical quandaries about the brain, and the 19th century spiritualist movement, And lose the name of action draws connections between the analytical and the unexplainable, grappling with the limits of language and the ever present spectre of death.

Warning: Performance may contain nudity.

Miguel Gutierrez assembled the first incarnation of the Powerful People in the fall of 2001 when he was invited for a choreographic residency in the pilot season of the Ensemble Studio Theater’s Lexington Center for the Arts. Never having been interested in a traditional model of a “company,” Gutierrez sees the participating artists in his work–dancers, composers, designers and visual artists–as part of an ever-expanding net of inspiring collaborators. Gutierrez’s interest in working with others is related to the questions in his work involving group identity and communal experience. He continues to work in solo form and on smaller scale pieces. Regardless of the size of the project, it is Gutierrez’s goal to create challenging and thought-provoking performance experiences. The work has enjoyed considerable attention in the printed and virtual press. The company is engaged to perform in venues across the country and internationally. Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People have created: enter the seen, I succumb, dAMNATION rOAD, Retrospective Exhibitionist and Difficult Bodies, myendlesslove, Everyone, Nothing, No thing, HEAVENS WHAT HAVE I DONE, And lose the name of action and Last Meadow.

Tickets to Miguel Gutierrez & The Powerful People’s And lose the name of action are Wednesday evening and Saturday matinee, $18 ($15); Thursday–Saturday, $22 ($18) and are available at or by calling 612.375.7600.

Balcony Bar
Meet the artists, talk about the show, and enjoy a drink at happy hour prices, including specialty cocktails with Prairie Organic Vodka. Located in the McGuire Theater, the Balcony Bar is open one hour before and after all evening performances.

Commissioned by the Walker Art Center with support provided by the William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts. Additional commissioning support by BIT Teatergarasjen, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Flynn Center, MANCC, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, NPN, On the Boards, and Portland Institute of Contemporary Art.

Performing Arts Supporters
The Walker Art Center’s performing arts programs are made possible by generous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation through the Doris Duke Performing Arts Fund, the William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Producers’ Council
Performing Arts programs and commissions at the Walker are generously supported by members of the Producers’ Council: Russell Cowles; Sage Cowles; Nor Hall and Roger Hale; King’s Fountain/Barbara Watson Pillsbury and Henry Pillsbury; Emily Maltz; Dr. William W. and Nadine M. McGuire; Leni and David Moore, Jr.; Josine Peters; Mike and Elizabeth Sweeney; and Frances and Frank Wilkinson.




Source, Sarah Lucas
After successfully opening their inaugural production of “A BODY OF WATER” last winter and finding their footing in the Michigan theatre scene, Ypsilanti’s newest theatre company Threefold Productions is ready to announce the first two shows of their 2012/2013 season. “PRETTY FIRE,” written by Tony nominee Charlayne Woodard, follows one woman’s struggle to find her voice in a small suburb of New York during the Civil Rights era. Threefold Productions has brought on local artist Lynch R. Travis to direct this production, who notes of the endeavor, “I share the playwright’s ability to recall and find importance in the events that occurred in within her family when she was a very small child. Some of those stories are warm and happy memories, while others are terrifying and mysterious and in many ways, I believe our childhoods can be both the best and worst times of our lives.” Woodard’s one-woman show is an untraditional theatrical piece, separated into a series of short vignettes that transports audiences back home, wherever that may be, and through the Pretty Fire.
Threefold Productions has also decided to undertake “THE PILLOWMAN,” a technically daunting and unrelenting script by Martin McDonagh that follows an unsuccessful author and his emotionally stunted younger brother as they are interrogated by two bulldog policemen about their potential involvement in a recent string of child murders.
Director Sarah Lucas says of the decision to produce this work, “I have always loved taking challenging, big shows and finding a way to make them work in small spaces. I think the intimacy that the MIX Studio Theater offers will only enhance the general uncomfortably of the piece and force myself, my designers, and my cast to find a new way to tell this story.”
“PRETTY FIRE,” starring Qamara Black-directed by Lynch Travis-is scheduled to run on July 20th through August 4th. “THE PILLOWMAN,” starring Evan Mann, Brooklyn Dimitri, Sean Sabo, Jon Ager, Monica Kozakiewicz, Julia Garlotte, and Zac Hendrickson- directed by Sarah Lucas-will open September 21st and run through October 13th. Both productions will be held at The MIX Studio Theatre in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Tickets can reserved on online at
For more information about Threefold Productions please visit or email
Contact person:
Sarah Lucas
(734) 968-8717

Sunday, September 16, 2012

La Miranda Theatre News




div>April 16, 2011…La Mirada, Calif.…


are thrilled to

announce their “must-see” 2012- 2013 season of shows! Beginning with the preview

engagement of Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox starring in the Broadwaybound


JEKYLL & HYDE to Broadway’s favorite musical, SEVEN


; from the door-slamming hilarity of the Tony

Award-winning play,

BOEING BOEING, to the raw emotion of the Southern

California Regional Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical,



; you’ll spend a legendary evening with Hollywood icon SHIRLEY


and celebrate the holidays with the WINTER WONDERETTES! Put it

all together and you have the Tony Award-winning, Broadway Bound, Most

Captivating, Scary, Thrilling and Second Best Next to None season we have ever

brought our subscribers and audiences!


LA MIRADA THEATRE - 2012/2013 Season

Page Two



The Pre-Broadway Preview Engagement!

“This show is a phenomenon!”

– The New York Times


September 7 – September 30, 2012

Conceived for the stage by Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden

Book and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse

Music by Frank Wildhorn

Based on the story “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Directed and Choreographed by Jeff Calhoun

American Idol star and Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis joins with

Grammy nominated R&B superstar Deborah Cox to inject new life into the classic

tale of good and evil,

Jekyll & Hyde.

After a four-year run on Broadway and multiple world-wide tours, this dark and

dangerous love story from Tony and Grammy Award nominee Frank Wildhorn

returns in a stunning new production that includes all the classic songs (“This is the

Moment,” “A New Life,” “Someone Like You”) that first grabbed audiences by the

throat and helped transform

Jekyll & Hyde into a theatrical phenomenon.

# # #



- 2012/2013 Season

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"A scrumptious confection! This glittering holiday package is a sugar

plum delight for audiences of all ages!"




The New ‘60s Christmas Musical!

December 7– December 30, 2012 (Press Opening December 8)

Created & Directed by Roger Bean

It’s Christmas and the Wonderettes are back! The ladies are entertaining at the

annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls

must use their talent and creative ingenuity, plus some great holiday tunes such as

“Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,”

“Winter Wonderland” and 20 other seasonal favorites, to save their holiday party.

The result is, of course, marvelous! This energetic and entertaining show is

guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.

# # #

Winner, 2008 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play!

“It’s deliciously, deliriously innocent. Pure pleasure!”

– NY Times


January 18 - February 10, 2013 (Press Opening January 19)

Written by Marc Camoletti

Translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans

In this Tony Award-winning comedy, a self-styled playboy, Bernard, has French,

German, and American fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent

"layovers.” He keeps "one up, one down and one pending" until unexpected

schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard's apartment at the same time.

# # #



- 2012/2013 Season

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"...the show offers non-stop pleasure."

– The New York Times



April 12 – May 5, 2013 (Press Opening April 13)

Book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay

Lyrics by Music by New Songs by

Johnny Mercer Gene De Paul Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn

Based on the MGM Film and "The Sobbin' Women"

by Stephen Vincent Benet

Originally Directed for Broadway by Lawrence Kasha

Originally Produced on Broadway by KASLAN PRODUCTIONS, INC.

“Goin’ courting” has never been as much fun as in this brand new revival of the

rip-roaring stage version of the popular MGM movie, adapted by Lawrence Kasha

and David Landay. Millie is a young bride living in the 1850's Oregon wilderness

whose plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the

success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm,

kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. Bursting with the

rambunctious energy of the original film,
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is all

boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie


# # #


"The future of American Musicals!" -

The Washington Post


May 31 – June 23, 2013 (Press Opening June 1)

Music by Tom Kitt

Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Next To Normal

is the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning, groundbreaking

musical "that pushed Broadway in new directions" (
Rolling Stone). With a thrilling

contemporary score,
Next To Normal is an emotional powerhouse of a musical about

a family trying to take care of themselves and each other.

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LA MIRADA THEATRE – 2012/2013 Season

Page Five

“The woman could sit and read the phone book and she would have fans

hanging on her every word.”

– Broadway World

Special Bonus Event! Two Performances Only!

An Evening with

Shirley MacLaine

Award-Winning Hollywood Icon!

May 18, 2013 – 2pm & 8pm

Shirley MacLaine is an icon of the stage and screen who has danced her way

through adversity with wit and grit. Her indelible performances in
The Apartment,

Sweet Charity, Postcards from the Edge

and Steel Magnolias have won her countless

awards and nominations, including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for

Best Actress in 1983’s
Terms of Endearment. Join us for a rare intimate evening as

she shares stories, photos, wisdom, tantalizing behind-the-scenes gossip and a Q&A

from her spectacular 58-year career. This performance is sure to leave you moved,

tickled and inspired.

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Subscriptions to this extraordinary season are now available by calling the Box

Office at 562-944-9801. Single tickets will go on sale June 1, 2012 and will be

available by calling the Box Office at 562-944-9801 or 714-994-6310 or online at



Mirada Boulevard in La Mirada, near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue where

the 91 and 5 freeways meet. Parking is free.

To schedule press interviews, photos, press comps or for additional information,

please contact David Elzer/DEMAND PR at 818/508-1754 or by e-mail at

or visit Photos and press information

also available at

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LA MIRADA THEATRE – 2012/2013 Season

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LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, now in its fourth decade, has been hailed

by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the best Broadway-style houses in Southern California." This

beautiful state-of-the-art theatre has been producing quality productions for its Southern California

audiences since 1977. The theatre has produced several national tours and is the recipient of many

accolades including Ovation and Emmy Awards and Tony Award nominations. Brian Kite is the

theatre’s Producing Artistic Director. The theatre is located at 14900 La Mirada Boulevard in La

Mirada, California, near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue. Parking is theatre-adjacent and

free. For further information call 562-944-9801 or visit

McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (Tom McCoy & Cathy Rigby - Executive Producers) Tom McCoy

and Cathy Rigby are beginning their 19th season as Executive Producers of the McCoy Rigby

Entertainment Series at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Since the 1994/95 Season, McCoy

Rigby has produced over 90 plays, musicals, concerts, dramas, and comedies. MRE has also produced

several Broadway productions and national tours including Peter Pan, Seussical the Musical, and Annie

Get Your Gun, all three starring Cathy Rigby; Jesus Christ Superstar starring Carl Anderson, Camelot

starring Michael York and Lou Diamond Phillips, and Happy Days, The Musical written by Gary

Marshall and Paul Williams. Since 1990, Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby has made 4 stops on

Broadway, garnering four Tony Nominations including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actress in a

Musical. Other credits include the A&E Television Network Premiere of “Peter Pan,” which received 4

Emmy Award Nominations and one Emmy Award; “The Historic All Star Concert for Pope John Paul

II” at the Los Angeles Coliseum and the award-winning documentary on balancing wellness, titled

“Faces of Recovery.” McCoy Rigby is thrilled to be presenting a five-show season at the historic Fox

Performing Arts Center in Riverside. Beginning in the Fall of 2012, McCoy Rigby Entertainment will

launch the national tour and Broadway production of Frank Wildhorn’s Jekyll and Hyde starring

American Idol star and Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis and Grammy Award nominee and

R&B superstar Deborah Cox.

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