2022 EVENTS

2022 EVENTS

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Prince Diabate

Prince Diabaté hails from a prominent, Malinké family from Guinea, West Africa. He learned his art from his father, Djéli Sori Diabaté. Breaking with tradition, his father also taught Prince's mother, Hadja Djéli Sira Cissoko, to play kora. The young boy became an exceptionally early starter by accompanying his parents to their concerts throughout West Africa. Despite his father's disapproval, he decided to make music his life. When he was eight years old, former Guinean President, Sekou Touré, came to his home town, Kindia, for a celebration in Independence Square. Braving the outraged soldiers and his own fear, the young musician grasped his kora, threw himself at the President's feet and played a special song for him. Greatly touched by his skill and audacity, Sekou Touré became his benefactor, enrolling him into the National Children's Theatre in Conakry. At 16 years of age, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, he stumbled upon a videocassette of Jimi Hendrix and, inspired by what he heard, entered an international kora competition. Taking first prize that day he became known as 'Prince Diabaté, Prince of the Kora.'
Women in Jeopardy!

Women in Jeopardy!

Three divorced women navigate friendship, aging, , romance, and murder in this hilarious 90-minute romp.  Set in Salt Lake City, the play follows working women over a three day period.  Enamored by her new relationship, Liz introduces her new boyfriend to long-time pals Mary and Jo, upheaving their comfortable patterns of Chardonnay Tuesday, Fun Runs and Book Clubs. Soon a local crime has the girls gabbing, and accusations begin to fly.  Mary and Jo indulge in their suspicions and play the role of detectives as they try to uncover the truth and protect those that they love. Meanwhile Liz’s 19 year old daughter and her snowboarding boyfriend ride the slopes of their own drama.  It’s a comedy about friendship, parenting, aging, and love.
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8Eyes

8 eyes was founded by two glasses-wearing friends, Abe Soane and Jeong-Soo Park. The pair met as members of UCLA’s finest a cappella group, Bruin Harmony and they quickly discovered that they loved writing music together. Their writing style has a unique sound with elements of folk, musical theater, and modern indie, making it hard to categorize as one genre. Check out “Our Song (Be Mine),” and “Devil Dance” on all streaming platforms now!
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El Duelo

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Sunset to Sondheim

SUNSET TO SONDHEIM – Is a musical journey that explores the lifelong friendship between two performers (Bryan Chesters and Fiama Fricano) which all began on the 1st National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Sunset Boulevard many years ago. They recount their experiences working on this incredible production and sing a few of the show’s signature songs including Sunset Blvd., With One Look and As If We Never Said Goodbye. 

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UK UNDERDOG

Steve Spiro was born in London, England. He completed a 2 year Drama program and went on to obtain a place on the "British Stunt Register." (Being the youngest stunt performer on the register at that time). A former amateur boxer, Spiro moved to Los Angeles where he obtained his green card and later became an American citizen. He studied for several years with renown acting coach Larry Moss and is also member of 'The Pacific Resident Theatre' in Venice.
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Stalled

Written by Liesl Wilke and inspired by her Raymond Carver Award winning short story “Stalled Symphony,” STALLED is an entertaining, perceptive, and rewarding study of the going’s on inside a high-end executive ladies room. Using music, song, and spoken word, STALLED follows four women, all stuck - but ready: to find their way forward. With music by Andy Marsh and Lyrics by Liesl Wilke and Andy Marsh, STALLED is a heartfelt, insightful, and compelling look into motherhood, love and identity.
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Casting Aspersions

"Jerry Mathers… the Beaver! This is what we call a dust off. Someone who once was but is no more” muses Jeffery Passero as he is tossing headshots into baskets in his very enjoyable self-written autobiographical solo play Casting Aspersions.
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The Realistic Joneses

In a little town in the mountains two couples named Jones grapple with the big and small questions of life in funny and not so funny ways in this 3 time Drama League and 2 time Drama Desk Award winning play mounted on Broadway to great critical acclaim in 2014.