These Paper Bullets!
A Modish Ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
Thru October 18
"One of the top ten reasons for theater-lovers to leave New York." - TIME
Ready, steady, go! There is much ado about everything when the Quartos come to town. These four lads from Liverpool arrive to wow and woo the ladies of London, but in true fashion, true love makes fools of them all. Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong, Pulitzer Prize finalist Rolin Jones and acclaimed director Jackson Gay riff on Shakespeare’s randy tale – with a serious backbeat.
September 18 — October 11
La Mirada Theatre
The west coast premiere of a totally delightful new musical comedy about you-know-what written by Festival favorites, Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner.
30 Minute Musicals: Back to the Future
October 10 — 24
The Other Space Theatre
916 N. Formosa, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Three movies combined into a parody in three parts in one magical time traveling night.
A Secondline Production
Directed / Adapted by Brooke Seguin
Music by Brooke Seguin, Brenton Kossak, and Eric Kalver
Muscial Direction by Eric Kalver
Produced by Tom DeTrinis, Julianne Dowler, and Lindsay Wray
Kansas City Choir Boy
October 15 — November 8
Kirk Douglas Theatre
9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
The remarkable Todd Almond and the legendary Courtney Love join forces for the west coast premiere of Almond’s new pop opera.
WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL
Book by Kirsten Guenther
Music and Lyrics by Cliff Downs and Katie Kahanovitz
Choreographed by Tyce Diorio
Directed by Sheldon Epps
October 27 — November 22
39 S. El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Featuring Alison Luff of Broadway's Matilda and Tony Award® nominee Constantine Maroulis of Broadway's Rock of Ages and "American Idol" fame!
BREAKING THROUGH is told through the eyes of a young, talented singer/songwriter, as she tries to navigate the treacherous shark-filled waters of the music business. She embarks on a compelling journey to find her way back to her authentic self and in the process rediscovers the music that truly makes her alive.
BREAKING THROUGH features a score by Emmy award-winning songwriter and producer Cliff Downs ("The Voice," "American Idol") and Katie Kahanovitz (Girls Night Out Pop Radio), a book by Kirsten Guenther (Mrs. Sharp, 2008 Richard Rodgers Award-winner; the upcoming Benny and Joon), choreography by Tyce Diorio ("So You Think You Can Dance") and direction by Sheldon Epps.
Rockwell Table & Stage
For reservations, call Rockwell at 323-669-1550
The Festival’s annual showcase featuring the most talented local high school and college musical theater performers singing songs from new American musicals.
A Festival production with Luis Cardenas & Sarah Rosenberg
Congratulations to our finalists and winners!
Dear ShowSearch 2015 participants, finalists and winners,
Thank you for your amazing talents. This was a wonderful 6-month adventure. We are more confident than ever about the bright future of this unique American art form. We are truly astonished by the depth that you provided in your shows.
If you're eligible to come back next year, please do. Either way, keep creating. It will be a pleasure to see your talent growing over time.
Says Hunter Bird, Producer, about this year's SHOWSEARCH:
"This is an opportunity that is usually only offered to people with previous credits. I hope this allows the writers to see themselves as professionals and not just students."
So, here they are, our finalists:
Now on to SHOWSEARCH 2016!
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