Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Author, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a brand new musical revue in regards to the metropolis that was and town that’s. Proudly introduced by Kimmel’s alma mater, The Los Angeles Metropolis School Theatre Academy and Kritzerland Leisure, the manufacturing might be introduced Might 13 – 22, 2016 on the Caminito Theatre on the campus of Los Angeles Metropolis School (LACC). This various and distinctive new work is not going to solely function a 6-piece band below the Musical Path of Richard Allen with Choreography by Cheryl Baxter-Ratliff and Orchestrations by Lanny Meyers, but additionally options collaborations with music, lyrics, sketches and monologues between Kimmel and critically acclaimed writers Michele Brourman, Grant Geissman, Paul Gordon,
Scenic Design is by Tesshi Nakagawa. Lighting Desgin: Jim Moody. Sound Design: Alex Mackyol. Projection and Sound Supervisor: Vern Yonemura. Costumes are by Natalie Shahinyan. Graphics are by Artwork & Soul Design.
THE GUEST ARTISTS:
APRIL AUDIA – Initially from New York, April moved to Los Angeles and bought a conservatory schooling at LACC Theatre Academy. She has carried out all all through the Los Angeles space in addition to regionally in Theatre productions of Dancing at Lughnasa, Moon Over Buffalo, Aspect Man, A Piece of My Coronary heart, Beehive, The Rose Tattoo, Godspell, Gypsy, Grease, the New York certain manufacturing of Ache, and about eighty extra reveals. Her TV work consists of recurring roles on the Nickelodeon present “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Daybreak”, “See Dad Run”, a number of episodes of Disney’s sketch comedy present, “So Random” and “Wizards of Waverly Place”. Different reveals embody “By chance on Objective”, “Daring and the Lovely”, “The Younger and the Stressed”, “Melrose Place”, “Andy Richter Controls the Universe” and plenty of voice overs together with a track she and her husband composer Michael Haddad collaborated on for the Lifetime film, “A Academics Obsession”. Further work consists of her first movie “Quick Occasions at Ridgemont Excessive”, her first starring position in an 80’s cult basic horror movie, “Evening Ripper” and the quickly to be launched “Combating Likelihood” in addition to The Lifetime Film “Seduced” with Elizabeth Rohm. She has a Nationwide business operating for “Head & Shoulders” with Odell Beckham Jr. and joined the net world starring within the collection “The Playhouse Cleaning soap Opera” and “Lengthy Island…South Shore”.
DENNIS KYLE Regional: Magnificence and the Beast (Lumiere), Bonnie and Clyde (Ted Hinton) MTG, Les Miserables (Jean Valjean), Seussical (Cat Within the Hat), Annie (Rooster) – Theatre Aspen, Dracula (Johnathan Harker), Cats (Rum Tum Tugger), White Christmas (Phil Davis) and the West Coast Regional Premieres of Backwards In Excessive Heels and Make Track and the unique works Sequins the Showchoir Musical (Anthony Barrie), Invincible Breed (Chaos)- Spellbound Photos, Blood and Fireplace (Carlton Value) -The York Theatre. He has been featured in lots of advantages for S.T.A.G.E. & the Actors Fund and has carried out often with Bruce Kimmels Kritzerland Cabaret collection and may guested in his net collection Outdoors the Field. Dennis is a lead soloist in Disney in Live performance – Magical Music from the Motion pictures performing with philharmonic and pops orchestras across the globe and might be lending his voice to an all new animated collection on Grownup Swim starting this fall. RECORDINGS: Merely Sandy Bainum, The Good 12 months on Kritzerland Information and not too long ago The Walt Disney Legacy Assortment reissues of Mary Poppins and Sleeping Magnificence for Walt Disney Information.
ROBERT YACKO has labored extensively in theater in New York, Los Angeles and throughout the nation. He not too long ago appeared in The Addams Household with Rachel York, and labored on The Value on the Mark Taper Forum. He was seen in Parade on the Taper, in Ragtime, and in Tickled Pink with Rita Rudner at Laguna Playhouse. Robert starred within the L.A. Premieres of Chess and Sunday In The Park With George, and has shared the stage with Carol Burnett in Firm, Leslie Uggams in Into The Woods, Cathy Rigby in Sylvia, Theodore Bikel and Lainie Kazan in Fiddler On The Roof, and he danced with Cyd Charisse in Cactus Flower. His Broadway debut was in Fiddler On The Roof with Herschel Bernardi. Robert has additionally appeared in lots of Bruce Kimmel‘s Kritzerland Cabaret Reveals at Sterling’s Upstairs on the Federal. Display screen credit embody Golden Ladies, Get A Life and Common Hospital.
Sarah Barnett, Paola Fregoso, Alexis Jackson, Bedjou Jean, Prisca Kim, Michael MacRae, Kole Martin, Shawna Merkley, Lamont Oakley, Kasper Svendsen, Elle Willgues. Jenny Bacon – Understudy.
THE CREATIVE TEAM:
BRUCE KIMMEL (Director/Author) – wrote, directed and starred within the cult film hit, The First Nudie Musical (out there on a Particular Version Blu-ray). He additionally co-created (with David Wechter) the story for the hit movie, The College, directed by Robert Rodriguez. As an actor, Mr. Kimmel guest-starred on many of the long-running tv reveals of the Nineteen Seventies. Mr. Kimmel is a legendary Grammy-nominated producer of theatre music on CD, having produced over 180 albums. He has produced solo albums for Petula Clark, Helen Reddy, Jason Graae, Liz Callaway, Christiane Noll, Rebecca Luker, Brent Barrett, Sally Mayes, Judy Kaye, Judy Kuhn, and plenty of others. Along with the albums he has personally produced, Kimmel has additionally launched over 4 hundred basic forged albums and soundtracks, together with his acclaimed remix of the unique forged albums of Follies; Guarantees, Guarantees and Sugar. His label, Kritzerland, points a brand new CD each two weeks. For almost 5 years he has been producing and internet hosting a collection of dwell leisure tributes primarily based on albums he is produced. The collection takes place at Sterling’s Upstairs at The Federal in North Hollywood and options high regional singers and particular visitor stars. He’s additionally the creator, author, and director of the favored net collection, Outdoors the Field. Most not too long ago he directed a critically acclaimed manufacturing of Li’l Abner; and took a sampling of his Kritzerland reveals to New York. He additionally directed the hit Los Angeles musical revival of Inside Out, and One Starry Evening: From Broadway to Hollywood, a profit for ALS on the Pasadena Playhouse which starred Renee Zellweger, Petula Clark, Melissa Manchester, and Ed Asner, amongst others.
RICHARD ALLEN (Musical Director) is a Los Angeles primarily based composer, arranger, and performer. Richard studied music on the prestigious and sometimes criticized California Institute of the Arts and acquired his Masters of Arts in music. Richard grew to become musical director for a number of firms together with a small but up and coming group known as The Walt Disney Firm. For the previous few summers Richard may have been discovered at Abbey Street Studios conducting The London Symphony and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestras in an enormous endeavor of biblical proportion. Richard has been orchestrating and conducting for world well-known composer Richard M. Sherman, who wrote a number of hit songs and a pair which are being carried out in tonight’s present. Immediately Richard is happy to be main a small band of his dearest associates (and some guys he met this afternoon at Starbucks) for this glorious present. You could acknowledge Richard as a part of a magic duo “The No Present” which performs semi-annually at The Magic Fortress in Hollywood. It includes a parrot and several other magic props…’nuff mentioned.
CHERYL BAXTER-RATLIFF (Choreography) has been within the leisure enterprise for over 35 years working in theater, commercials, movie and tv. She began her profession as an assistant choreographer to Gene Kelly and Kenny Ortega in Coppola’s movie, One From the Coronary heart and went on to help Meryl Streep in Demise Turns into Her. She has labored on over 20 movies includingXanadu, Faucet, Grease 2, Pennies From Heaven, 500 Days of Summer time, The Wild Wild West and The Muppet Film. She has danced beside such legends as Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis Jr. The Nicholas Brothers and Donald O’Connor. Tv credit includeGlee, 2 Broke Ladies, the Academy and Golden Globe Awards, How I Met Your Mom, Group and Mike and Molly to call a number of. Cheryl has carried out within the Los Angeles and First Nationwide firms of Cats and forty second Road and was within the Broadway telecast of Refined Women. She has labored extensively for Universal Studios, Disney and Sesame Street Dwell and has choreographed theater productions everywhere in the world together with Bruce Kimmel‘s present, What If.
LANNY MEYERS(Orchestrations) is a composer,orchestrator,principal arrangerandmusical director. He has composed the balletThe Legend of Sleepy Hole(Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and Oklahoma Metropolis Ballet), The Hunt of the Distinctive-Horn (Lengthy Seaside Ballet Co.), movie scores for the 1992 Sundance Award successful documentary Beirut: The Final Dwelling Film, New Line Cinema‘s The First Time (1983), and plenty of award-winning animated movies for Buzzco Assoc. He organized and orchestrated The Berenstein Bears TV collection, and, (with Rupert Holmes), the cable TV collection Keep in mind WENN (1996). He additionally composed and orchestrated The Mendocino Music Competition Overture (2004), and created the rating for the Psychosomatic Wellness CD by Dr. Candace Pert. Throughout his carrer, he acquired six Prime Time Emmy nominations; and gained two for Excellent Achievement in Music Path (Evening of 100 Stars / 1982); and the fortieth Annual Tony Awards (1985). Between 1982 and 1996, he additionally acquired 6 Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Music Achievement, Scoring, Composition, and Path; successful 5 (The Edge of Evening, the ABC Afterschool Specials “The Unforgiveable Secret”, and “Typically I Do not Love My Mom”;
and the Guiding Mild).
THE COLLABORATORS (Music and Lyrics)
MICHELE BROURMAN is an award-winning singer/songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Michael Feinstein, Margaret Whiting, Dame Cleo Laine, Olivia Newton-John, and extra. She’s written and produced the songs for 18 animated options for Universal Studios, together with the beloved “Land Earlier than Time” collection, writing for artists like Reba McIntyre, Michael York, Donny Osmond, Corbin Bleu and a number of others. Her work has been featured in tv and movie and carried out by numerous cabaret artists, garnering quite a few awards and significant
acclaim. Her work for the theater consists of the dance and incidental music for the unique Broadway manufacturing of “Working”, the rating for the musical “Harmful Magnificence” produced on the Pasadena Playhouse, and the rating for the off-Broadway present “I Married Wyatt Earp”.
KAREN GOTTLIEB – Merely put, Karen is a lyricist, playwright, novelist, entrepreneur, tutor, spouse, and mom.
GRANT GEISSMAN is a well-liked Guitarist/composer and Up to date Jazz recording artist, with fourteen extremely regarded solo albums. Grant’s newest challenge, Cool Man Cool, options “cool music I wish to play, cool folks I wish to play with,” together with particular friends Chick Corea, Chuck Mangione, Tom Scott, Jerry Hahn, Russell Ferrante, Patrice Rushen, Mike Finnigan, and Van Dyke Parks! His earlier challenge, Say That!, marked his return to “actual” (not Clean) jazz, and incorporates 13 authentic Grant Geissman compositions that play like a righteous melding of Sixties Wes Montgomery, Horace Silver, and Jimmy Smith. Jazz critic Invoice Milkowski wrote that “Say That! is an iron fist upside the mushy head of clean jazz, and Grant Geissman’s defiant declaration of independence.”Geissman co- writes the underscore (with Dennis C. Brown) for the hit CBS-TV sitcom Two and a Half Males, and he additionally co-wrote the theme (“Males, males, males, males, manly males!”), for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2004. As a studio guitarist he has recorded with such artists as Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello, Chuck Mangione (enjoying the now-legendary guitar solo on Chuck’s 1978 hit “Feels So Good”), Van Dyke Parks, BrianWilson, Inara George, Joanna Newsom, Gordon Goodwin’s Huge Phat Band, Paula Abdul, Ringo Starr, Keiko Matsui, David Benoit, Placido Domingo, Luis Miguel, and Julio Iglesias. He has additionally performed on the scores for such TV reveals as Two and a Half Males, Monk (enjoying the Django Reinhardt-style acoustic guitar solo on the theme), Mad Males, and Dawson’s Creek. He has performed on the scores to movies like As a result of I Stated So (starring Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore), Austin Powers/The Spy Who Shagged Me, The Majestic, and Anaconda. 5 of Geissman’s solo releases reached the highest 10 on the nationwide airplay charts, with two of them, Flying Colours and Time Will Inform, rising to the #1 place on the Gavin, Mac, and Radio & Information Charts.
PAUL GORDON was nominated for a 2001 Tony Award for composing the music and lyrics to the musical Jane Eyre. He gained the 2015 Jeff Award for Finest New Work for his e book, music and lyrics for Sense and Sensibility which had its world premiere at Chicago Shakespeare Theater and can open on the Outdated Globe Theater in San Diego this summer season. He’s additionally the recipient of the 2009 Ovation Award for his music and lyrics to Daddy Lengthy Legs (productions everywhere in the world and presently on the Davenport Theatre Off-Broadway) and the 2007 Bay Space Critics Circle Award for his e book to the musical, Emma, developed by TheatreWorks and later staged at The Old Globe Theatre. Emma’s return engagement to TheatreWorks in 2015 broke each field workplace document within the theaters 45 12 months historical past. Analog and Vinyl which Paul wrote e book, music and lyrics, premiered at The Weston Playhouse in 2014. Being Earnest, written with Jay Gruska, premiered at TheatreWorks in 2013. His different reveals embody: Little Miss Scrooge, Demise: The Musical, The Entrance, and The Sportswriter. paulgordonmusic.com
SHELLY MARKHAM As a composer, Shelly has loved lengthy and profitable collaborations with all kinds of lyricists, together with Judith Viorst, Amanda McBroom, Lee Adams, Carol Hall and Adryan Russ. He and Adryan collaborated on a track known as Late In Life for his personal CD (Issues I’ve Discovered Alongside The Manner) That track grew to become the title track of acclaimed jazz singer Sue Raney‘s latest CD which was launched this previous spring. Shelly wrote three songs for the hit Off-Broadway present Bare Boys Singing with Mark Winkler and likewise collaborated with Winkler and Marie Cain on a musical revue Too Outdated For The Refrain in regards to the wonders and terrors of growing older. As a musical director and arranger, Shelly has labored with a most various roster of performers, together with Andrea Marcovicci, Lainie Kazan, Michael Feinstein, Nell Carter, Gogi Grant and Carol Lawrence. He has additionally had the pleasure of serving as musical director for a lot of of Bruce Kimmel‘s significantly entertaining Kritzerland evenings at Sterling’s Upstairs at The Federal.
WAYNE MOORE wrote each the music and lyrics for “There’s No Place Like Hollywood” (Stella Adler Theater, Hollywood), “Freeway Desires” (The Gardenia), “A lot Moore” (Erica’s Los Angeles), “Coffin Capers” (Knott’s Berry Farm), “Sinners” (unbiased movie) and “Queens Of Drag” (documentary). Wayne wrote the music for “I Know I
Got here In Right here For One thing” (Taconic Theatre Firm and Las Vegas). “Be Effectively” (a movie starring Milton Berle), the HBO cartoon “Frog & Toad Are Mates”, the Emmy-nominated PBS Frontline particular “Down For The Depend” and the Emmy-winning “No matter Occurred To Childhood” (KCOP). He has written specialty materials for Debbie Reynolds, Michael Greer, Liz Torres, Rose Marie, Holly Woodlawn and others and supplied specialty lyrics for the nationwide tour of “I Love Lucy: Dwell On Stage”
ADRYAN RUSS – writes for theater, movie, tv and recordings. Her off-Broadway, award-winning musical Inside Out, co-written with Doug Haverty, performed The Cherry Lane in New York, Europe, and theaters throughout the U.S., and had a revival, directed by Bruce Kimmel in Los Angeles in 2015 (New York soundtrack CD out there on Kritzerland Information). Love Once more, a brand new musical, co-written with Haverty, directed by Kay Cole, was additionally produced in 2015. Her CD “Everybody Has A Story” (LMLMusic.com) showcases her earlier songs, and “Altering My Tune,” songs co- written with Joel Evans, options jazz-based new requirements. Rising artist Laura sings her track “Fireplace In Me,” co- written with Norman Henry Mamey, presently producing plenty of views on YouTube. Legendary songstress Sue Raney recorded her track “Late In Life,” co-written with Shelly Markham. Adryan is a member of ASCAP, The Dramatists Guild and serves on the board of The Society of Composers & Lyricists.
RICHARD M. SHERMAN – is a
songwriter who specialised in musical movies along with his late brother Robert B. Sherman.
A few of the Sherman Brothers’ finest identified songs had been included into dwell motion and animation musical movies together with: Mary Poppins, The Jungle Ebook, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Slipper and the Rose, and Charlotte’s Net. Their most well-known work is the Disneyland theme park track “It is a Small World (After All)”. Based on Time journal, “It is a Small World” is probably the most carried out track of all time. With 9 Grammy nominations (successful one for Mary Poppins and one for Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too), 5 Golden Globe nominations, and 9 Oscar nominations… the brothers scored twice on the 1965 Academy Awards for Finest Unique Track (Chim, Chim, Cher-ee), and Finest Considerably Unique Rating)… each for Mary Poppins. However maybe their most treasured acknowledgement got here when awarded the Nationwide Medal of Arts on November 17, 2008 on the White Home by President George W. Bush. The award is the best honor the US Authorities bestows on artists. Richard Sherman stays actively concerned in music and, since 2013, has been working with Disney on the stage musical model of The Jungle Ebook.
THE COLLABORATORS: (Sketches and Monologues)
DOUG HAVERTY (Monologues) has had his award-winning performs and musicals produced world wide. May I Have This Dance? was named “Finest New Play” by American Theatre Critics Affiliation. His works been introduced at Cherry Lane, Charlotte Rep., Laguna Playhouse, Phoenix Theatre, Florida Studio, Theatre West, The Colony, Theatre 40, The Lyric, Group Rep, Lengthy Island Stage, Theatre within the Sq., Lobero, simply to call a number of. Printed performs: In My Thoughts’s Eye, Inside Out, May I Have This Dance?, Flavia & The Dream Maker (A musical). Final 12 months his musicals with Adryan Russ had been introduced in Los Angeles: Inside Out (twentieth Anniversary of Off Broadway manufacturing directed by Bruce Kimmel) and Love Once more (World Premiere directed by Kay Cole).
BRUCE VILANCH has had experiences with uber drivers that may solely be depicted correctly in imax 3D. In any other case, he was a Hollywood Sq. for six years to the left of Whoopi, if that is potential, Baltimore housewife Edna Turnblad in Hairspray for 2 years on Broadway and the highway, and has gained six Emmys for committing tv, notably twenty-three Oscar reveals.
DAVID WECHTER has lived in L.A. his entire life, so he is aware of whereof he writes. His profession has encompassed directing and writing function movies (together with co-writing the unique story for The College with Bruce Kimmel), writing for the theatre (The Mind From Planet X, additionally with Kimmel), and writing, directing and producing scripted and unscripted TV. A Writers Guild Award winner and Emmy nominee, he’s presently Government Producer of Methods to Construct…Every little thing for Discovery’s Science Channel.