By Carey Purcell
23 Apr 2014
The California theatre's season will begin with David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People, followed by Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice. The Tony Award-winning musical Billy Elliot will also be presented, along with the world-premiere engagement of the musical adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."
Mary Poppins will be presented in May as well as the Los Angeles premiere of the musical adaptation of Stephen King's book "Carrie."
Two performances of Ballroom With A Twist and two performances of Grammy Award winner Amy Grant will also be part of the season.
The season-at-a-glance follows.
Sept. 19–Oct. 12
Press opening Sept. 20
Written by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Jeff Maynard
"In South Boston, this month's paycheck covers last month's bills, bingo is a night on the town, and sharp-tongued single-mom Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Scrambling to make ends meet, she looks up an old flame, hoping he'll help her make a fresh start in this humor-filled drama from Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire about how twists of fate determine our path."
Late Nite Catechism: Las Vegas
Sister Rolls The Dice
Oct. 24–Nov. 16
Press opening Oct. 25
Written by Maripat Donovan
Directed by Marc Silvia
"Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice is the latest class in the sinfully funny Catechism series. The church needs a new roof, so Father Murphy has decided that Sister, with her extensive gambling experience running the church Bingo for the last 25 years, will organize a Las Vegas night! Sister will tackle topics ranging from Magicians to Show Girls. Don't forget: 'What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas,' but God sees everything!"
Jan. 16-Feb. 8, 2015
Press opening Jan. 17
Book and lyrics by Lee Hall & Elton John
Music by Elton John
Choreography by Dana Solimando
Directed by Brian Kite
"Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot The Musical is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community, and changes his life forever."
World Premiere Engagement
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice A Musical
April 17–May 10
Book, music and lyrics by Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs
Based on the novel "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen
Choreography by Jeffry Denman
Directed by Igor Goldin
"In this musical, which was the runaway hit of the New York Musical Theatre festival, the love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy comes to life when Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra revisit 'First Impressions,' an earlier version of the beloved novel. As Austen makes changes, the Austen sisters must learn to see both the story and each other in a new light."
May 29–June 21
Press opening May 30
Original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Book by Julian Fellowes
New songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Co-created by Cameron Mackintosh
Choreography by Dan Mojica
Directed by Glenn Casale
"Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins includes a score filled with timeless classics such as 'Feed the Birds,' 'Jolly Holiday,' 'Step in Time' and the Academy Award-winning 'Chim-Chim Cher-ee.' The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again."
Los Angeles Premiere
Carrie The Musical
Music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore
Lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford
Book by Lawrence D. Cohen
Based on the classic horror novel by Stephen King
Directed by Brady Schwind
March 12–April 5, 2015
"Twenty-five years after its spellbinding premiere shocked critics and audiences from London to New York, Carrie, the most legendary Broadway musical of all time, comes to Los Angeles for the very first time. A misfit at school, terrorized by her holier-than-thou mother at home, 17 year-old Carrie White, nonetheless, has a secret. And when a prank at the high school prom goes horribly wrong, they'll all find out just how scary a secret can be."
Starring "Dancing With The Stars," "American Idol" & "So You Think You Can Dance" Finalists
Special Bonus Event
Ballroom With A Twist
2 PM & 8 PM
"Ballroom with a Twist – a new spin on an old step! So you can't get your fill of 'Dancing with the Stars,' 'American Idol,' and 'So You Think You Can Dance?' Take your obsession with live talent-based reality TV shows to the next level!! Coming out of the TV and into La Mirada Theatre is Ballroom With A Twist! Bringing a frenzy of sizzling dance spanning the hot moves of samba, waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, jive, hip-hop and contemporary mixed with several of your favorite 'American Idol' finalists with their powerhouse hit songs."
Special VIP Reception Available
2 PM & 8 PM
"Amy Grant has earned six Grammy awards and numerous Gospel Music association Dove awards as well as three multi-platinum albums, six platinum albums and four gold albums. She's achieved 10 Top 40 pop singles and placed 17 hits on the Top 40 adult contemporary charts as well as scoring numerous hits on the contemporary Christian charts. The Nashville native gained a reputation for creating potent songs that examined life's complexities with an open heart and keen eye. She became the first artist in Christian music to have a platinum record and went on to become a crossover sensation, her musical gifts transcending genre boundaries to make her a household name."
The theatre is located at 14900 La Mirada Boulevard in La Mirada, CA. For further information call (562) 944-9801 or visit lamiradatheatre.com.