La Mirada Season Will Feature Shirley MacLaine, Next to Normal and Broadway-Aimed Jekyll & Hyde
By Kenneth Jones
April 23, 2012
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment announced a 2012-13 season that will include a 2013 visit by Shirley MacLaine, plus productions of Next to Normal, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Boeing-Boeing, Winter Wonderettes and the pre-Broadway national tour of Jekyll & Hyde starring Constantine Maroulis.
An Evening With Shirley MacLaine is a special bonus event planned for two performances only 2 PM and 8 PM May 18, 2013. MacLaine is a former Broadway dancer who shot to Hollywood stardom, playing roles in "Can-Can," "The Apartment," "Terms of Endearment," "The Turning Point" and "Postcards From the Edge."
Expect a "rare intimate evening as she shares stories, photos, wisdom, tantalizing behind-the-scenes gossip and a Q & A from her spectacular 58-year career."
La Mirada Theatre is a Broadway-style venue in La Mirada, CA. Here's the La Mirada season at a glance:
Jekyll & Hyde
Sept. 7-Sept. 30
Conceived for the stage by Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden
Book and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Music by Frank Wildhorn
Directed and Choreographed by Jeff Calhoun
"American Idol star and Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis joins with Grammy nominated R&B superstar Deborah Cox to inject new life into the classic tale of good and evil."
The New '60s Christmas Musical!
Created & Directed by Roger Bean
"It's Christmas and the Wonderettes are back! The ladies are entertaining at the annual Harper's Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls must use their talent and creative ingenuity, plus some great holiday tunes such as 'Santa Claus is Comin' to Town,' 'Jingle Bell Rock,' 'Run, Rudolph, Run,' 'Winter Wonderland' and 20 other seasonal favorites, to save their holiday party. The result is, of course, marvelous! This energetic and entertaining show is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages."
Jan. 18-Feb. 10, 2013
Written by Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans
"A self-styled playboy, Bernard, has French, German, and American fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent 'layovers.' He keeps 'one up, one down and one pending' until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard's apartment at the same time."
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
April 12-May 5, 2013
Book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay
Songs by Johnny Mercer and Gene De Paul
New Songs by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
"[A] new revival of the rip-roaring stage version of the popular M-G-M movie, adapted by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay. Millie is a young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness whose plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides."
Next to Normal
May 31-June 23, 2013
Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
"The Southern California resident premiere of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning, groundbreaking" rock musical about grief and mental illness pulling a family apart.
For more information, visit www.lamiradatheatre.com.