Tuesday, September 17, 2013

BARE is a HIT!

Alissa-Nicole Koblentz as Claire

Honored to be a part of this amazing piece of theatre. A big thank you to all of the critics for being so kind. (CLICK ON THE HYPERLINKS FOR FULL REVIEWS)Here is a snippet of some of the reviews:

"My biggest surprise of the night was watching Alissa-Nicole Koblentz, who portrayed Peter’s mother, Claire, perform the song "Warning" which deals with the realization that her son is gay. Maybe it’s because of my own mother’s reaction to my homosexuality, but it’s never been one of my favorites, until she started to sing. Koblentz sincerity and powerhouse gave me goose bumps. "

Edge, Los Angeles Kenyth Mogan

"Koblentz too avoids stereotype as Claire, whether refusing to allow her son to come out to her in “See Me” or breaking your heart with “Warning.”

Stage Scene LA Steven Stanley

 "Alissa-Nicole Koblentz as Claire, Peter's mother whose "Warning" is emotionally charged."

Grigware Reviews Don Grigware

"Alissa-Nicole Koblentz, who appeared in glory|struck's 2009 Los Angeles reading as Peter's mother, Claire. Koblentz's gut-wrenching ballad "Warning" powerfully expresses a mother's fears, now confirmed, as she searches for an answer to a question that has none."

The cast of BARE
BroadwayWorld Ellen Dostal

" The scene in Act 2 between Peter and his mother, when he tries to come out only for her to cut him off, is tear-jerking. Alissa-Nicole Koblentz perfectly portrays a woman confronted with the truth she already knows but who would rather disappoint her son than face him as something other than the little boy in her mind."

TheatreMania Jonas Schwartz

Alissa-Nicole Koblentz as Claire

Alissa-Nicole Koblentz with Stephanie Anderson and John Griffin.
Looking for seats to BARE? https://www.plays411.net/newsite/show/play_info.asp?show_id=3575

Friday, August 30, 2013

BARE Tickets On Sale and Publicity

Seats for BARE A Rock Musical are now on sale and getting close to selling out. Get your seats here: https://www.plays411.net/newsite/show/play_info.asp?show_id=3575

BARE was featured on Playbill.com this week. Check out the lovely article and photos.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

First Look: Alissa-Nicole Koblentz as Claire in BARE

 (Alissa-Nicole Koblentz as Claire)
BARE opens September 6th @ Hayworth Theatre in DTLA. Produced by glory/struck Productions. For more information and tickets go to www.BARE-LA.COM

The cast of BARE Los Angeles
Alissa-Nicole Koblentz with Stephanie Anderson and John Griffin

Another Great Review for Thank You, Minerva

Another wonderful review for Thank You, Minerva via Tolucan Times!

By Dennis Spair
(Rachel Howe, Jackson Smith and Rachel Berman)

We’re first introduced to goddess and muse Minerva through her parents Jupiter and Juno, both deities themselves. They enlighten us to the many times Minerva has inspired various lyricists and music composers throughout America’s history to write wonderful songs about what makes our country so special. It’s a very patriotic, creative experience.

The cast keeps spirits moving as it plays on our heartstrings with an interesting mix of timeless mythology within our contemporary world.

Seeing Rachel Berman’s Minerva try her parents’ patience by texting on her smartphone or the way her subjects react to her unexpected presence is funny and engaging. We see the origins of classic songs such as “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” “My Mammy,” “The House I Live In,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You,” “America the Beautiful,” and others.
The cast members are all very talented. Rachel Berman as Minerva, John McCool Bowers as Jupiter, and Julia Shear Kushner as Juno deliver witty, warm lines. Alan Stillson’s original music and words highlight for us songs that played an important part in our country’s development along lines of civil rights, during wartimes, the contribution of immigrants, and the importance of our elders. All are tied together and inspired by Minerva.

Director and Choreographer Alissa-Nicole Koblentz keeps the historical transitions throughout the times moving steadily and creatively.
Everyone’s voices blend perfectly together as each scene culminates.

Thank You, Minerva is playing through Aug. 18 at the Secret Rose Theater located at 11246 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. For tickets call (818) 762-2272.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Thank You, Minerva Review/Opening Night!

We had a wonderful opening on July 12th! I could not be prouder of this cast and crew. Seeing all the elements come together was just a joy to see. Here is a wonderful review:

Thank You, Minerva reviewed by Rich Borowy for Accessibly Live Off-Line:

Alan Stillson’s THANK YOU, MINERVA, a musical tale that pays tribute to some of the songs that made America great with a little help from the Roman gods, makes its world premier at The Secret Rose Theatre in North Hollywood.
Looking above from their heavenly royal court sits the first family of all the Roman gods; Jupiter (John McCool Bowers), his spouse Juno (Julia Shear Kushner), and their daughter Minerva (Rachel Berman). This family that’s been around for centuries, has seen the stark rise and utter fall of their Roman empire. As the world evolved, they look upon the mortals of the earth within their own national empires. Some of these cultures fail, while others succeed. One of these bodies, calling itself “The United States of America” has its up and downs, but shows itself with many of its people that gave goodness through music by way of its songwriters. Since Jupiter knows that American hove their celebratory holidays and the songs connected with them, he has his sole child to play inspirational goddess (as she is the goddess of muses), to give some enlightenment to those that pen the words of these future songs appearing in a dream. These songwriters are awoken from their sleep while she gives them a little help in getting the phrases going, only to leave them alone so they can get the job finished! Although they can’t recall her visit, their songs make an impact to the nation and world, from their inspirational meanings by way of celebration as well as speaking of hope, affection, and even with a bit of caution! Of course, the songs that Minerva inspire to write are done through her anonymous means. That is why Roman gods and goddesses exist–to give a little comfort to a world body that may be a bit down and out, but always comes out for the better!
This musical play is very unique in many ways. For starters, its a play that takes a bit of Roman mythology, adds a bit of American culture from the 19th and 20th centuries, and shows how one body of people from all walks of lifestyles and cultures are connected through music. It’s also very informative, giving a bit of history of what the nation (and world) was going through, and how these songwriters, mostly known for the songs they created while their names got lost through the annals of time, made their unique imprint. The songs and song lyricists range from styles as semi classical, tin pan alley, ballads, and a hint of rock ‘n roll! In short, all of these tunes are part of The Great American Songbook. Alan Stillson, who wrote the book as well as additional musical pieces (used as “bridges” where Jupiter tells his daughter to do her muse stuff), creates a stage work that is one part “American Top-40” (the stories behind the hits), second part “Name That Tune” (a fun way to guess the ditty without looking at the theater program to pre discover what songs are being focused upon before the lyrics that Minerva “helps” to writer with gives away the hints), and final part musical stage review! The cast of six players are great with their performances. John McCool Bowers as Jupiter dons a white robe, carries a staff, and sports a white beard and laurel as a crown. Julia Shear Kushner as Juno is the loving spouse to her man, perhaps playing his muse! And the goddess Minerva as performed by Rachel Berman is the shining bean of loveliness. She’s there to assist her mostly male clientele, although some would like to join her to bed. (Note: She’s not that kind of a gal!!) Three other cast members appear: Jonathan Byram, Rachel Howe, and Jackson Smith, playing the lyricists as well as the cabaret singers that vocalize the final product as sung under the transcribed musical score directed by Bonnie Janofsky. Alissa-Nicole Koblentz choreographs and directs this show that will uplift its audience.Naturally, this reviewer could note what songs are being reviewed, as well as the people behind those tunes. But instead of spoiling the enthusiasm, one would have to experience this production in person. As stated, the song genres will range wildly, and might even have those same audience patrons hum the tunes while leaving the theater space!
It isn’t often that a show can teach you a few things about American pop culture that makes it fun with a bit of wit thrown it. But the title says it all! So if you are a song lyric writer, and while in slumber you are paid a call from a shining Roman goddess, just say THANK YOU, MINERVA, write that musical number, and watch it change the world–if not bring a tear of joy or sorrow in one’s eye! That’s is what makes America great!!

THANK YOU, MINERVA, presented by Stillsonworks, performs at The Secret Rose Theatre, 11246 Magnolia Blvd. (off Lankershim Blvd.) North Hollywood, until August 18th. Show times are Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 PM, and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 PM. For tickets and more information, call (818) 884-4284, or online at http://www.Stillsonworks.com 

Enjoy a few shots from our opening night toast as well!
Costume Designer Natasha Baumgardner, director Alissa-Nicole Koblentz and actor Julia Shear Kushner.
Production Manager Patrick T. Rogers, producer/writer Alan Stillson and director Alissa-Nicole Koblentz.
The cast and crew let their hair down.

Congrats to a wonderful run at The Secret Rose Theatre!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Thank You, Minerva Opens Friday July 12th.

Thank You Minerva opens this Friday July 12th at The Secret Rose Theatre in the NoHo Arts District.


Photo Flash: Take a sneak peek at the World Premiere Musical Thank You, Minerva opening this Friday July 12th at the Secret Rose Theatre in North Hollywood.
Secret Rose Theatre – 11246 Magnolia Blvd. – North Hollywood, CA  91601 in the heart of the NoHo Arts District.  It will run for six weeks with shows on Friday evenings at 8, Saturday evenings at 8 and Sunday afternoons at 3. Opening  July 12, 2013 thru August 18.  

Thank You, Minerva tells the story of the beautiful Roman Gods Minerva, Juno and Jupiter coming down to earth to inspire lyricists to create the hit songs we know today. Hits songs include Can’t Help Falling In Love With You, Eve of Destruction, My Mammy and God Bless the U.S.A. The musical also features original music by Alan Stillson.

The creative team includes Alan Stillson producer/writer, Alissa-Nicole Koblentz director, Bonnie Janofsky musical director, Patrick T. Rogers as production manager and Natasha Baumgardner as costume designer.
The cast stars Rachel Berman as Minerva (Chicago, I Remember Lou), John McCool Bowers as Jupiter(Criminal Minds ,Weeds) and Julia Shear Kushner as Juno (Hair,Fiddler on the Roof   ) Featuring Jackson Smith (Into the Woods , You're a Good Man Charlie Brown) Jonathan Byram (Ben Hur,Hairspray) and Rachel Howe (The Importance of Being Earnest,A Midsummer Night's Dream) playing American lyricsts.


Tickets  available for presale at stillsonworks.com or call 818-884-4284. For more information on the show go to facebook.com/thankyouminerva .

Jonathan Byram, Rachel Berman and Jackson Smith.
Rachel Berman and John McCool Bowers.
Rachel Berman and Rachel Howe.
Jackson Smith, John McCool Bowers, Julia Shear Kushner, Rachel Berman, Jonathan Byram and Rachel Howe.
Rachel Howe and Jonathan Byram.
Entire cast of Thank You, Minerva
 Rachel Howe, Jackson Smith and Rachel Berman.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sneak Peak At BARE Artwork

BARE has released some lyric artwork for the upcoming show opening in September at the Hayworth Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The role of Claire has some very powerful lyrics in the song Warning.
For more info on the show go to www.BARE-LA.com

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

BARE The Musical

I am beyond thrilled to FINALLY announce that I will be playing Claire in the musical BARE opening this September at The Hayworth Theatre in downtown Los Angeles with Glory/Struck Productions. The show will be directed by the phenomenal Calvin Remsberg.

 More details on tickets and info go to:  http://bare.glorystruck.com/

Friday, June 7, 2013

TYM Featured on BroadwayWorld.Com

Yesterday Thank You, Minerva was featured on broadwayworld.com.  http://losangeles.broadwayworld.com/article/New-Musical-THANK-YOU-MINERVA-to-Premiere-at-Secret-Rose-Theatre-712-818-20130606

Stillsonworks presents the World Premiere Musical Thank You, Minvera in the NoHo Arts Distrcit.

What makes America Great? Beautiful Goddess Minerva is summoned down to earth by her parents Jupiter and Juno to inspire lyricists to create the hit songs we know today. The show also features original music by Alan Stillson.

Alan Stillson, creator of I Remember Lou presents the world premiere musical Thank You, Minerva at The Secret Rose Theatre. Thank You, Minerva will open at the Secret Rose Theatre - 11246 Magnolia Blvd. - North Hollywood, CA 91601 in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. It will run for six weeks with shows on Friday evenings at 8, Saturday evenings at 8 and Sunday afternoons at 3. Opening July 12, 2013 thru August 18.

The creative team includes Alan Stillson producer/writer, Alissa-Nicole Koblentz director, Bonnie Janofsky musical director, Patrick T. Rogers as production manager and Natasha Baumgardner as costume designer.

The cast stars Rachel Berman as Minerva (Chicago, I Remember Lou), John McCool Bowers as Jupiter(Criminal Minds ,Weeds) and Julia Shear Kushner as Juno (Hair,Fiddler on the Roof ) Featuring Jackson Smith (Into the Woods , You're a Good Man Charlie Brown) Jonathan Byram (Ben Hur,Hairspray) and Rachel Howe (The Importance of Being Earnest, A Midsummer Night's Dream) playing American lyricists.

Tickets available for presale at stillsonworks.com or call 818-884-4284. For more information on the show go to facebook.com/thankyouminerva.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

World Premiere Musical

Excited to announce I will be directing the world premiere musical Thank You, Minerva at the Secret Rose Theatre in NoHo opening July 12th. More details to follow. For tickets and additional information please visit our page. facebook.com/thankyouminerva

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mother's Day Celebration

Come celebrate Mother's Day with us! Have a nosh, beautiful music and celebrate the Bubbie in your life! Featuring Janice Mautner Markham and Alissa-Nicole Koblentz. Sunday, May 12th at 10:15 a.m. at Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Chromolume Cabaret

Excited to be welcomed back to the Chromolume Theatre for a new cabaret show. This time I will be joined by two of the most talented women in musical theatre; Rachel Howe and Dana Shaw. Join us April 14th for a great night of live music and storytelling.
Chromolume Cabaret Presents:
Alissa-Nicole Koblentz, Rachel Howe and Dana Shaw
Sunday April 14th, 2013 @ 6 p.m.
5429 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Phone: (323) 205-1617

 Presale tickets are now available at : http://chromolumeinc.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_7&products_id=72

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Chromolume Cabaret Presents: Alissa- Nicole Koblentz & Rachel Howe

Rachel and I are reunited once again to perform our cabaret show at the newly relaunched Chromolume Theatre Company. Together we have performed our cabaret show at such venues as The Scarlet Tea Room (Scarlet Nights) and The Volunteer League of the San Fernando Valley (Broadway in the Key of Love).

With Chromolume Theatre's relaunch at the Attic, it has instituted a Cabaret Series every Sunday night at 6pm in an effort to provide the talented performers of Southern California an arena to show their stuff...

Come see us perform some of our favorite material with special guests (including the talented Dana Shaw reprising her role as Maureen in RENT) and surprises!
Sunday, September 23rd at 6 p.m.
5429 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90016
Tickets are $15 / 2 or more $13.50

Monday, July 30, 2012

Spring Awakening- I Believe

Spring Awakening has been a dream come true. I couldn't have asked for a more magical experience.Thank you to glory|struck for this incredible opportunity.


 Once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the writer himself Steven Sater. He attended our show closing night.
Autographed poster for our fans.
                                        Totally Fucked with Jonah Platt and Paul T. Brindley

                                         The Song of Purple Summer.
              Spring Awakening Cast with Brittany Snow and Courtney Knowles of Love is Louder.

 With our conductor and my dear friend Rachel Howe.

Touch me with Payson Lewis.

"The Stork" as featured on Playbill.com
With our Adult Male Paul T. Brindley

Purple Summer/Finale.

 Here is a review from LA Stage Scene. http://www.stagescenela.com/2012/07/spring-awakening-in-concert/#more-11712

No simple live recreation of the musical’s cast recording, Spring Awakening In Concert gives audiences the entire Broadway show including dialog—but with a focus on the music this time round. Contemporary outfits replace the 1890s+2000s Broadway mashups, and “movement” takes the place of Bill T. Jones’ choreography. Blocked somewhere between a concert and a theatrical production with a live eight-piece onstage orchestra backing a cast of a dozen of the best vocal talents in town, Spring Awakening In Concert will hold you spellbound from the first notes of “Mama Who Bore Me” to the final chords of “The Song Of Purple Summer.”
For those who may not be familiar with the musical adaptation of Frank Wedenkind’s groundbreaking 1891 drama, the original German play broke plenty of ground indeed with its depiction of on-and/or-offstage masturbation, child abuse, bondage, rape, abortion, and suicide among 14-year-olds just now awakening to their sexuality.
Sater and Sheik’s musical adaptation follows Wedekind’s storylines, though thankfully not too much to the letter. There are its two teen heroes, the handsome, popular, self-confident Melchior (Jonah Platt) and his introverted, inhibited, wet-dream-plagued classmate Moritz (Topher Rhys), and its heroine, the all-too-innocent but no less sexually inquisitive girl-next-door Wendla (Kelley Jakle). Surrounding the trio are Melchior and Moritz’s ever-horny classmates and Wendla’s equally randy girlfriends. A pair of more seasoned actors (Paul T. Brindley and Alissa-Nicole Koblentz) stand in for all the adults in these teens’ lives.
What makes Spring Awakening work so brilliantly is not merely Sater’s streamlining of Wedekind’s melodramatic plot threads, though an effective streamlining it is. Far more important to the musical is singer-songwriter-pop star Sheik’s catchy alternative rock score, the likes of which has probably never before been heard on a Broadway stage.
Like its New York and Hollywood predecessors, Spring Awakening In Concert begins quietly, with sexually burgeoning Wendla wondering if she’ll ever be told the truth about man-woman relations in the acoustic “Mama Who Bore Me,” followed by a very funny sequence in which her highly embarrassed mother (Koblentz) avoids the question entirely, an omission which proves ultimately disastrous. The song then takes on a rock beat as Wendla’s girlfriends Anna (Jamie Lee Barnard), Martha (Olivia Noelle), and Thea (Jilli Marine) join her in a reprise, mikes in hand. Without missing a beat, we’re transported to Melchior and Moritz’s Latin class, where the former is attempting to rescue the latter from the ire of their monster of a teacher (Brindley). Suddenly and without warning, the burning need to express what’s going on inside the teens’ minds and bodies erupts into “The Bitch Of Living,” a rock-n-roll expression of the adolescent rage felt by Melchior and Moritz and the equally pissed off Ernst (Anthony Starble), Georg (Payson Lewis), Hanschen (Nathan Parratt), and Otto (Michael Christopher Luebke).
And this is only the begging of a musical/rock concert that works equally well in its quieter moments, which also feature some of composer Sheik’s and lyricist Sater’s most memorable compositions. The Pink Floyd-esque “Touch Me,” in which the youthful cast of characters express their desire for intimate physical contact; the anthem-like “I Believe,” which sets the stage for Melchior and Wendla’s sexual flowering, and the exquisitely sad “Left Behind,” sung at a funeral for one of these teens, are just three among many such songs.
The original Broadway production emphasized the contrast between these young people’s late 19th Century lives and the 21st Century music that took control of their bodies whenever hands got hold of wireless mikes, whether pulled from inside their school uniforms or handed to them by fellow students. Spring Awakening In Concert has a more contemporary feel from start to finish, but is no less powerful, particularly since you’d be hard-pressed to find a more vocally gifted cast backed by a more musically gifted bunch of musicians that those onstage at L.A.’s historic Hayworth Theatre.
Director Kate Sullivan Gibbens deserves major snaps for making Spring Awakening In Concert uniquely its own show while at the same time remaining faithful to the source material.
Since this is a contemporary rock concert, performers use hand mikes even during most dialog scenes, though they are also head-miked as well. One particularly effective “microphone moment” has Wendla encircling Melchior’s hand with her own, even as his hand encircles his ever-present mike. The boys in Latin class write in modern notebooks with ballpoint pens rather than the original’s slates and chalk. Melchior occasionally picks up a guitar or accompanies himself on keyboard, as do a couple more of the boys. And though musical numbers aren’t “choreographed” per se, there are plenty of rock concert moves that come close to dance in numbers like “The Bitch Of Living” and the Act Two showstopper, “Totally Fucked.”
Since Spring Awakening In Concert has been cast primarily with singers and singer-songwriters as opposed to the usual musical theater triple threats, it’s hardly surprising that vocal performances are as exciting as it gets, from Jakle’s exquisite “Mama Who Bore Me” and “Whispering” to Platt’s heart-stirring “All That’s Known” and “Mirror Blue Night” to Rhys’s pulsating “And Then There Were None” and achingly powerful “I Don’t Do Sadness.” As Ilse, the town runaway, Caitlyn Ary brings her big smoky vocals to “The Dark I Know Well” alongside Noelle’s own set of power pipes, then returns for an unforgettable “Blue Wind.”
Other vocal highlights include the full cast’s catchy “My Junk” and ethereal “Touch Me,” Parrett’s and Starble’s touching “The Word Of Your Body (Reprise),” and “Those You’ve Known,” performed to tear-inducing perfection by Rhys, Jakle, and Platt.
Yes, indeed, these are some of L.A.’s finest singers, a number of whom have competed on NBC’s The Sing Off or The Voice or on Fox’s American Idol or performed at The Roxy, Whisky-A-Go-Go, or other Los Angeles rock or cabaret venues. It’s an unexpected treat, therefore, to find out what fine actors most of them turn out to be. Platt, for example, captures both Melchior’s swagger and his heart, while the terrific Rhys gives us a Moritz who is less flamboyant than usual, but one whose internalized pain is no less palpable. Lewis reprises the role of Georg from the Hollywood production, and he is once again a charismatic standout. I loved Brindley’s and Koblentz’s somewhat broader than usual but no less effective takes on the adult characters. As for Parrett and Starble, the duo are the first I’ve seen who play Hanschen’s seduction of an eager-to-be-seduced Ernst precisely as it should be played, as a very real connection between two very real boys and not as comic relief.
Luebke doubles, sensationally, as music director. Vocal director Rachel Howe conducts a couldn’t-be-better octet of musicians—Alex Seller on lead guitar, Eric Schackne on piano/keys, Adam Stackpole on guitar, Bob Gallagher on bass, Fernando Rensi on drums, Jeness Johnson on cello, Morgan Paros on violin, and Shanon Michelle on viola. Sound designer Drew Dalzell and mix engineer Sean Kozma deserve highest marks for the production’s just-right sound and mixing.
Scenic designer Carlo Maghirang has created a rock concert-ready set, the Hayworth’s black walls covered with chalk graffiti and drawings, vinyl LP, posters, and a great big green chalkboard which reads Frühlingserwachen In Concert. Josh Holt’s excellent lighting design both captures the feel of a rock concert and ups the dramatic power of the story being told. Kudos go also to wardrobe stylist Sara Stuhl.

–Steven Stanley
July 21, 2012
Cast photo: Nicole Priest Photography
Other photos: Eric Schackne via Instagram - @LetsGetCaught

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Spring Awakening- Love is Louder

I am very honored to share my Love is Louder photos from our Spring Awakening Photoshoot.

Paul T. Brindley and Alissa-Nicole Koblentz as the Adult Authority Fugures.

glory|struck productions is proud to align its art with a cause.
With its heavy themes of self-identity, acceptance and overcoming pain, the emotionally poignant message of SPRING AWAKENING is as powerful and resoundingly relevant today as it was when it first premiered.

In recent years, the media has done well to illuminate the surge of youth troubles in our society. There are increasing pressures for teens as they navigate their lives and, too often, we hear a tragic case of one who succumbs to their inner turmoil – Their bullying. Their wounds. Their voices lost to the world as a whisper.

Performances are presented in accordance with LOVE IS LOUDER.
LOVE IS LOUDER was started by The Jed Foundation, MTV and Brittany Snow to support anyone feeling mistreated, misunderstood or alone. It has labored to create a community for the hundreds of thousands of people who have come together to raise the volume around the message that love and support are louder than any internal or external voice that brings sadness.

Individuals, communities, schools and organizations have embraced this movement as a way to address with issues like bullying, negative self-image, discrimination, loneliness and depression. Their message promotes finding the strength to cope with hard times by focusing on the positive.
The opportunities for support, help and love, are always louder and more powerful than the pain.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Spring Awakening

I am thrilled to announce I will be playing "Adult Female" in Spring Awakening coming this summer to the Hayworth Theatre, Los Angeles.

Spring Awakening information:
 We are proud to bring a stylistic, music-driven production of the rock sensation SPRING AWAKENING to Los Angeles. This heartbreaking story, with its themes of teen suicide, sexuality and identity, coupled with a pulsing folk-rock score is still as poignant today as it was when it premiered off, and on, Broadway in 2006.

In a limited engagement, SPRING AWAKENING will raise the volume of awareness for Love is Louder for six performances.

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

Directed by Kate Sullivan Gibbens
Musical Direction by Michael Christopher Luebke

Produced by
Topher Rhys
Jamie Lee Barnard
Nathan Gardner

Presented by
glory|struck productions
Love is Louder http://loveislouder.com/.

For more information about the show go to: http://springawakeninginconcert.com .

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Chorus Line/ I Remember Lou

Spring 2012 updates!
 Currently music directing the spring teen production of A Chorus Line for the Academy of Children's Theatre. Performances start in April at Theatre West. For more information and tickets go to http://www.act-1.org/.

In other exciting news, I am thrilled to announce that I will be directing the new full length musical     I Remember Lou at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. Performances run June 1st - July 8th. For audition information please go to http://casting.backstage.com. Auditions start March 21st.

I Remember Lou is a musical comedy in classical Broadway style. It's filled with melodic, easy-to-sing live music, romance, dancing and likeable characters. Lou Goldfarb wants to be a good son, husband and father, but his devotion to his job of helping poor people who live in slum buildings makes it hard to get his life in balance. Did he succeed?

Nuns Gone Wild

Alissa-Nicole Koblentz (Sister Berthe),Mirai Booth-Ong (Sister Margaretta) and Taylor Pyles (Sister Christian) Just a silly thing we concocked backstage before our final performance of The Sound of Music. Have a laugh with us!