McCallum Theatre Institute's 2013 Summer Session Festival
The tale of a lonely young man who rescues a Mermaid, then journeys to the Land of the Dragon Queen at the bottom of the sea, is brought to life in this dynamic collaboration between NEA Playwright Fellow and storyteller Brenda Wong Aoki, Emmy Award-winning composer Mark Izu and a number of extraordinary musicians. When poison from the Land Above threatens the Sea People, he learns that all is connected — there is just one ocean, one world. A work in progress, slated to premiere in September 2013, this performance invites audience members to experience a work of art still in search of its fullest gestalt. Opportunity to participate in post-show Q&A.
"Aoki encompasses the comic and the tragic with fine, quick, delicate gestures, using everything from her expressive hands and face to her long sweeping black hair…making relevant and magical even the most faraway tales."
- Los Angeles Times, Critic's Choice
Ages 8 and up
Festival Pass (all three shows): $35
Kids 12 and Under: $7
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In George Gershwin Alone
— which won Ovation Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Hershey Felder) and Best Musical — the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist Hershey Felder renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin's early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin's most famous pieces, including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and of course, "Rhapsody in Blue." The first popular composer to use jazz as the foremost musical element in the serious concert hall, George Gershwin absorbed the musical styles, rhythms and sophistication of the American spirit and created a musical language that made its mark on both classical and popular music throughout the world. Hershey Felder brings to life the essence of the legendary composer and pianist, leading audiences through the fascinating rhythms of Gershwin's legendary songbook, while telling the tale of his tragically short life.
Presented through the generosity of Brooke and Dan Koehler
Jewish Family Service of the Desert (JFS) presents a Michael Childers' Production of One Night Only
. In "Back to the Sixties," Michael takes us on a journey through a turbulent, wild, and magical time. Featuring music from Bacharach to the Beatles, to the Doors to the Supremes, the cast includes Lucie Arnaz, Brent Barrett, Shoshana Bean, Lou Christie, Tony DeSare, Loretta Devine, Bridget Everett, Lesley Gore, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Freda Payne, Valarie Pettiford, Gary Shaw, Jane Siberry, Jake Simpson, Von Smith, Rufus Wainwright, Mary Wilson, and Elaine Paige. All performers donate their time and are subject to availability. Directed by Calvin Remsberg. Musical Direction by Ron Abel.
Emmy-winning and TonyŽ-nominated actor-writer Laurence Luckinbill, who has crafted solo plays about Lyndon Johnson and Ernest Hemingway, performs his one-man show on Theodore Roosevelt, Teddy Tonight!
The action takes place in July 1918. The former President is preparing to take on President Woodrow Wilson, when he gets word that his son is missing in action.
Presented through the generosity of Helene Galen
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