|Sunday, June 20, 2010|
|Priscilla’s Perfect Day Reviews!|
Well, well, well. It’s time to congratulate the cast, crew and creative team on the rave reviews Priscilla’s Perfect Day has been getting. We already feel proud just to have such a great, brand new piece of musical theater that the entire family can enjoy, that getting good reviews is very much the icing on the cake. Or the syrup on your pancakes, if you will. ;)
If you haven’t checked out what this wonderful family musical is about, check out this interview with the show’s director, Jeremy Aldridge, on Broadway World LA!
We also have an interview with husband and wife writing team Diana Martin (book) and Richard Levinson (music) that’s also from Broadway World LA!
Here are some of what the reviewers are saying. If you’d like to read the entire review, click on the link.
• It’s a creative romp with plenty of imaginative flights of fancy.
• It’s a giddy little adventure that will encourage children to be nicer to their siblings and not be so afraid of things that sound scary (but really aren’t).
• The acting, however, is engaging and it never hurts to be surrounded by the laughter of children.
Jackie Houchin, American Chronicle
Did we mention that there’s a pancake brunch backstage after the show for the little ones?! What more can you ask for after a fun family musical?
Priscilla’s Perfect Day plays on Saturday mornings at 11AM through July 11th! Tickets are available here on the site or by phone at Call 818-700-4878.
|Monday, June 14, 2010|
|for the patter of little feet.” – Grigware|
•”The Group Rep has a first-class production.”
•”The cast is terrific.” – - Broadway World.com
•”…Dana Abrams and Steve Rizzo, are heart touchingly hilarious”
appeal to a wide audience, especially to marrieds and those planning
•”One of the most delightful elements of BAB is Cate Caplin’s staging.”
•”The GROUP rep has a first-class production on its hands that will surely
•“Emily Thompson is a treasure as Lizzie, the best singer onstage and a bundle of energy and joy.”
•”Pedersen is charming as Alan, playing the role with equal parts sincerity, sweetness and humor.”
•”Ultra-skilled director Caplin has thankfully provided a fast-paced and exceedingly active staging…”
•”Robert Allen is loveable effective as Danny, and Emily Thompson as Lizzie is sizzling showstopper!”
•”In its West Coast premiere, this fun lovin’, ‘baby boomin’ musical delighted the audience from start to finish.”
•”Alan and Arlene, played with soulful sensitivity by Lloyd Pedersen and Luise Heath, share a touching duet…” – - Tolucan Times.
•”…this show belongs to young leading lady Emily Thompson…who lights up the stage whenever she appears. ” – - MusicalsinLA blog.
So come on down to meet our new arrival. You can even reserve tickets to BABY right here on our site! We play Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 2PM.
Congratulations to Cate Caplin and our cast, crew and creative team of BABY, it’s their talent, hard work and commitment that’s earning these well deserved raves.
•”Chorus members Klair Bybee, Lareen Faye, Becklett Arnold, Michael Cassano, Tonilyn Hornung and Jeremy M. Sage do remarkably well with a myriad of small roles. •Faye is particularly funny as a midwestern cowgirl type…”
You all are aware that The Group Rep is the first theater that has been allowed to produce the musical BABY since it was re-worked at the famous and well-respected regional theater, The Papermill Playhouse. You are also all aware that our production of BABY had a fabulous opening! But did you know how many great reviews our BABY has gotten?! All RAVE REVIEWS!! Our BABY is a HIT! Check ‘em out – here are some quotes from the first batch of reviews, and you can click on links to read each review in its entirety!
|Monday, June 07, 2010|
|Here at The Group Rep we’ve got another show opening!!! On June 12, Catawba Club Productions in association with The Group Rep presents the Los Angeles Premiere of PRISCILLA’S PERFECT DAY – A Family Musical!!! This special production plays on Saturday mornings at 11AM from June 12-July 17. AND – after each performance, there is a Pancake Party and other activities!!!|
Rain might ruin eleven-year-old budding artist Priscilla Penelope Periwinkle’s idyllic notion of a relaxing vacation in Maine, and her “bratty” little brother Billy and his pesky, pancake-lovin’ dog Roscoe are making their first day at the quaint old cottage anything but perfect; when she finds some very strange crayons that send them all to a magical sunny beach, things start looking up … at least until they meet one very big, and very hungry, lobster. But thanks to Billy’s quick thinking, it could still end up being Priscilla’s Perfect Day!
What a wholesome show to take the entire family to!
The cast includes: Natascha Aldridge, Courtney DeCosky ,Stephen Simon, Matt Valle, Brian Wallis, Victor Isaac, Diana Martin, Kaylena Mann, Lily Donnelly, and Ben Freiberger.
PRISCILLA’S PERFECT DAY has a book by Diana Martin with songs by Richard Levinson, featuring direction by Jeremy Aldridge and choreography by Michele Bernath. It is produced by Catawba Club Productions and Lisa McGee Mann.
Tickets are $12 and BUT there is a terrific deal: tickets are $10 if you’re a group of five or more!!! All tickets can be reserved here on our website or by phone at: (818) 700-4878. The Lonny Chapman Theatre is located at 10900 Burbank Boulevard, 91601 NoHo Arts District/N. Hollywood.