Musical Theatre West
You’ll Never Walk Alone
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s personal favorite was the stunning Broadway hit, Carousel. Set in Maine at the end of the 19th century, Billy Bigelow, a swaggering carnival barker, captivates, and marries, Julie Jordan, a naïve millworker. “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over,” “What’s the Use of Wonderin’,” “Mr. Snow,” and the gorgeous “Carousel Waltz” are all part of one of R & H’s best scores.
BABY THE MUSICAL
Coachella Valley Rep.
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"The actors portraying the couples are all excellent at conveying the range of emotions through dialogue and music, but the women – Janna Cardia, Erica Hanrahan-Ball and the remarkable 18-year-old Melody Hollis – take it up a notch beyond excellent." - The Desert Sun
"The cast is superb across the board; there is not one weak link...The leads all exhibit impressive voices and strong acting chops." - CV Independent
"Erica Hanrahan-Ball (the 30-Something) is a terrific belter." - BroadwayWorld
ERICA HANRAHAN-BALL, WINNER, 2016 OVATION AWARD, BEST ENSEMBLE OF A MUSICAL, THE BOY FROM OZ!
THE BOY FROM OZ
AT THE CELEBRATION THEATRE
The Boy From Oz, by Peter Allen, Nick Enright and Martin Sherman. The Broadway musical hit! That's right--Celebration Theatre is going down under!!
Lightning Productions is so very excited to bring to you the charming, comedic web series DREAM JOB.
Our Vision for this project was to create a web series with a strong female lead who tackles life's challenges in her own positive and genuine way. We get to see Nicole's reality along with her daydreams that seamlessly come together to create her beautiful world.
Babes In Arms: In Concert
The Rubicon Theatre Company’s Broadway Musical Concert Series, now in its second season, presented the rarely seen Rodgers and Hart classic Babes in Arms last weekend, a show that audiences seldom see these days, but whose songs are familiar to anyone who cherishes the Great American Songbook. Directed by Stephanie Coltrin, the show was staged for three performances last weekend at the Ventura theater.
All the cast members are excellent, but standouts include Ashley Fox Linton as perky Susie, who gets to sing the lovely “My Funny Valentine” to Craig McEldowney’s Val. Erica Hanrahan-Ball got the belter’s role in the play and reached the rafters with the show’s closing number, “Johnny One Note,” as well as “The Lady Is a Tramp,” with its endlessly clever verses. Jesse Einstein was endearing as the daffy Gus, who sings “Blue Moon,” a 1934 R&H tune that was not in the original score. Laura L. Thomas plays the ex-child movie star Jennifer, who has now blossomed into a buxomly attractive singer, although she is still smothered by her stage mother, played with over-the-top verve by Susan Denaker. Rounding out the cast were Jordan Kai Burnett as the exuberant Terry and Chris Guerra as Susie’s open-hearted producer/brother Steve.