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The Four B's Highlight Second Symphony Concert of Season E-mail
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Monday, 13 January 2014 18:23

La Mirada~Bernstein, Berlioz, Beethoven, and Brahms are the composers featured in the upcoming concert by the La Mirada Symphony on Sunday, January 19 at 3 pm at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.

The program includes Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein, Wellington's Victory by Ludwig van Beethoven, Roman Carnival Overture by Hector Berlioz and Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms.

Dr. Robert Frelly of Chapman University conducts this mixture of musical styles for the second concert of the season.

Admission and parking are free, no reservations required. A $5 donation is suggested.

For more information visit the La Mirada Symphony Website or call 714-420-0262 or 562-941-5779.

 
Phantom Projects/La Mirada Presents California Premiere of The Watsons Go To Birmingham, 1963 E-mail
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Monday, 18 November 2013 16:38

La Mirada~September 15th marked the 50th Anniversary of the tragic bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Senators and members of Congress marked the recent anniversary with ceremonies and speeches, recalling the tragic event as a major turning point in the civil rights movement. The bombing, which killed 4 young girls, prompted calls to action from Martin Luther King, Jr, in his famous “What murdered these four girls” speech.

On November 21st, at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, this historical event will be commemorated with a one-day-only performance of THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM, 1963. The play, based on a popular book by Christopher Paul Curtis, will be performed for the first time in California.

The production, directed by Phantom Projects’ founder and Producing Artistic Director Steve Cisneros, will first be performed for 1,300 middle school students at 10AM, before a public 7pm performance. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and can be obtained by calling the La Mirada Theatre Box Office at 714.994.6310 or visiting: www.PhantomProjects.com.

The show stars Moah Pollas as Kenny Watson, Matthieu Jean-Pierre as Byron Watson, Kiarah Pollas as Joetta "Joey" Watson, Danika Butler (NAACP Theatre Award Nominee) as Wilona Watson, Freddie De Grate as Daniel Watson, Jamason Coles as Buphead, Carla Eugenia Mitchell as Grandma Sands, Isaac Clay as Mr. Robert, Elijah Green as Rufus.

 
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Wins Three at LA Ovation Awards Including Best Season E-mail
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San Gabriel~The La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts took home three awards during the 24th Annual LA Ovation Awards ceremony this past weekend on November 3rd.

La Mirada Theatre won the award for Best Season for its 2012-13 season featuring productions of Boeing Boeing, Jekyll & Hyde, Next to Normal, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Spring Awakening. Brian Kite, producing artistic director for the La Mirada Theatre, earned the award for Best Director of a Musical for his production of


Lori Larsen and Deborah Puette in “Rabbit Hole” now playing at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Through November 17th-photo courtesy LA Stage Times

Spring Awakening, while Beth Malone earned the award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her role as Milly in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Hosted by the LA Stage Alliance, the Ovation Awards are the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles, created to recognize excellence in theatrical performance, production and design throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.

La Mirada Theatre's 2013-14 season is now underway. Subscriptions and individual tickets are available for Rabbit Hole-now playing through November 17th-and remaining shows, God of Carnage, Cats, and Les Misérables by calling the box office at (562) 944-9801 or by visiting online at lamiradatheatre.com.

Read the LA Stage Times of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Rabbit Hole here.



 
International Artist Highlights LM Arts Meeting E-mail
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Saturday, 02 November 2013 08:39

La Mirada~The Arts Colony of La Mirada will hold its November meeting on Monday, November 4 at the Resource Center in the La Mirada Civic Center Complex at 13700 La Mirada Blvd beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The demonstrator will be Juan "McGoo" Valencia, a watercolorist. McGoo is originally from the Philippine Islands and is an internationally distinguished artist.

The meetings are open to the art appreciating public.

For further information you may call 562-941-4116, 563-245-7940, 562-325-5954 or visit www.acolm.com.

 
McCoy Rigby Anniversary Season Begins at Theatre This Friday E-mail
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La Mirada~This Friday marks the beginning of the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts “Broadway’s Best” 2013- 2014 season of shows, as they also celebrate McCoy Rigby’s 20th Anniversary season with the award-winning theatre!

The anniversary season begins Friday at 8:00 p.m. with Neil Simon’s Tony Award-winning masterwork BROADWAY BOUND running through October 13th.

The season continues with two of the most acclaimed recent plays of our time, the Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, RABBIT HOLE by David Lindsay-Abaire and Yasmina Reza’s comedy of manners (where there are no manners!), GOD OF CARNAGE; followed by two of the biggest Broadway musical hits ever CATS and the regional theatre premiere of a brand new production of LES MISÉRABLES!

Add into the mix the bonus options of its new “Onstage Series” production of FLOYD COLLINS and the unmistakable harmonies of THE OAK RIDGE BOYS and La Mirada and the Southern California area will certainly have the “Best of Broadway” and beyond coming its way in 2013-2014!

For tickets visit www.lamiradatheatre.com or call (562) 944-9801

 
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