BOTH: A Hard Day’s Silent Night 2015

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BOTH: A Hard Day’s Silent Night will perform this year at 24th Street Theatre 1117 West 24th Street Los Angeles, CA  90007

(Exit 10 freeway at Hoover and head south a few blocks)

Limited parking available in theatre parking lot across the street- Additional street parking available

Wednesday, Dec 16; 8 pmThursday, Dec. 17; 8 pmFriday, December 18; 8 pmSaturday, Dec. 19; 3 pmOpen Fist Fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 19; 7 pmSunday, Dec 20; 3 pm Sunday, Dec 20; 7 pm

Overtone Industries ICELAND at the REDCAT New Original Works Festival

Overtone Industries presents the first half hour of ICELAND, an upcoming musical theatre work by Overtones’ artistic director/composer/actress O-Lan Jones and singer/songwriter Emmet Tinley, at REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival July 24-26, 2014.  ICELAND tells the story of Vaya (Cesili Williams – The Color Purple the Musical), a woman who plans an escape from her unfulfilling life by flying to northern Iceland, only to have her plane malfunction on the way. She escapes in a parachute, landing in a fanciful world full of “sea dragons, mermaids, monsters, fragments of life, and unfinished things.” Mundur (David O), the airline clerk who sent Vaya on her way, sets out to rescue her before the memories of her real life disappear. Featuring a twenty-person cast, including two soloists, a choir and chamber orchestra, ICELAND is “a modern love story, set in a mythical and timeless world, where elemental forces and ancient creatures challenge the hero and heroine on an archetypal journey.” The finished work is expected to premiere in 2016.This half hour preview of the multidisciplinary work will close each night of Program One of the NOW Festival, which includes the dance productions Saana/The Foreigner by Wilfried Souly and Still from Rosanna Gamson/Worldwide.

The Open Fist Presents Both: A Hard Day’s Silent Night

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Concert Dates December 18th – 22nd

Conceived by Mark Wilson;
Musical Arrangements by Jason Paige;
Music Direction by Chris Wabich; Choreography by Eboni Nichols; and
Direction by Martha Demson

Sound Design – Peter Carlstedt
Lighting Design – Dan Reed, Projection Design – Liam Carl

CONCERT PERFORMANCES:
Wednesday, Dec. 18 @ 8 pm
Thursday, Dec. 19 @ 8 pm
Friday, Dec. 20 @ 8 pm
Saturday, Dec. 21 @ 7 pm & 9:30 pm
Sunday, Dec. 22 @ 4 pm & 7 pm

LOCATION:
Complete Actors’ Place (CAP Theatre)
13752 Ventura Blvd (West of Woodman)
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Tickets: $10.00

Get your TICKETS now for this holiday event!

Both- A Hard Days Silent Night at the Open Fist

BOTH A Beatles Gospel Nativity

Music and Lyrics by The Beatles

Book by Mark Wilson
Directed by Martha Demson
Arrangements by Jason Paige, Music Direction by Ken Rosser, Choreography by Eboni Nichols, Sound Design- Peter Carlstedt, Lighting Design- Dan Reed, Projection Design- Liam Carl

Performances at 8pm from December 18th through December 23rd.

2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting with Lighting Designer Matt Ford and Magic Lantern Creations Inc.

I would like to offer a very large thank you to Lighting Designer Matt Ford and Magic Lantern Creations Inc. for having me out as a Lighting Director on the 1st ever PBS broadcast of the 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting from Washington DC.   Thanks aslo to Matt Hudson and Dave Mikutsky, and for hard workin’ gaffer Ronnie Skopac, Mike Smallman and John Ellar for being the pros the are, and to Kristi Foley and everyone at Bounce Inc for this tremendous honor and opportunity.

The entire show can be streamed from 90 Years Of Tradition | The National Christmas Tree.    Local broadcast schedules can be found at Broadcast Schedules | The National Christmas Tree.

Photos By Matt Ford

Overtone Industries- The Woman in The Wall

“Balcony scene” Below – Gretchen Johnson as Marianna.  Above – Livia Reiner, Kathleen Kelso, Octavia Leclerc-Jones. Photo: Emily Brooke Sandor

March 23, 24, 30, 31 2012 – at 8 p.m.

Masonic Lodge
9635 Venice Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
map/directions

Both- A Beatles Nativity; Presented by The Open Fist at The Hollywood United Methodist Church & Open Fist Theatre

Music and Lyrics by The Beatles
Book by Mark Wilson

Directed by Martha Demson
Arrangements by Jason Paige, Music Direction by Chris Wabich, Choreography by Eboni Nichols
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Performances: Wed 12/7, Fri 12/9, Sat 12/10 8:00pm  at Hollywood United Methodist Church  6817 Franklin Ave / Highland  Admission & Parking Free

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Performances: Tue 12/20, Wed 12/21, Thur 12/22 8pm, Fri 12/23 8 pm at Open Fist Theater 6209 Santa Monica Blvd / Vine  Hollywood, CA

Big Art Labs- Smashlabs Stage

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Big thanks to Kenny Abney and Crunchy for bringing me in to design and hang the rep plot for the Smashlabs (3.0?) stage.  Can’t wait to see a show in there soon!

BIG ART LABS– Explaining ourselves

651 CLOVER ST LOS ANGELES, CA 90031  (323) 559-3505

Cirque Berzerk at Club Nokia Photos

Huge photo gallery courtesy of pix courtesy Pixie @ Pixie Vision Productions-  http://www.pixieonline.com

The Existents at The Open Fist Theatre Company

THE EXISTENTS

Book by Douglas Crawford and Jason Wooten, Music and Lyrics by Ty Taylor,  Directed by Martha Demson

A new rock musical at the Open Fist as part of the First Look Festival Of New Plays

Performances:  Saturday July 31at 8pm, Sunday, August 1 at 7pm, Saturday August 14 at 8pm, Thursday August 19 at 8pm, Friday August 20 at 8pm.  Sunday, August 1 and August 22 @ 7pm.  Matinee performances;  Sunday August 15th @ 2pm & Sunday August 22 @ 2pm

Full Photo Gallery @ Existents at Open Fist
Backstage.com Review- The Existents
StageSceneLA Review- The Existents

StageSceneLA Best of 2009-2010 Outstanding Lighting Design

Cirque Berzerk at The Forecastle Festival, Louisville KY

Cirque Berzerk packed the truck and headed to Kentucky for the Forecastle Festival, and rocked the crowd for 3 days straight with 40 min shows in the small tent.   It doesn’t get better than this!

All photos from the fabulous photo gallery by sariot @  Forecastle Photos: March Madness and Cirque Berzerk « BLUELINE

Downtown Social Hour @ Abundant Sugar

An intimate evening of amazing performance, specialty cocktails, music and wonderful socializing in a unique downtown venue.

Underground but way above average… The  new speakeasy.

This is a Private Event.  8 Performances are scattered about the evening and include Singing, Comedy, Aerial, Burlesque,and Dance. THERE IS NUDITY.  No photography of the performances.

DJ: Pumpkin will be hard at work between acts and after the show so you can take to the floor. Attire:….what does one wear to socialize? Casual? Evening? …Bear Suit? Cash Bar: Beer, Wine, Cocktails, and Specialty Drinks created by Cynthia Washburn Ticketing: $20 online. Ticket sales close 2 hours before doors. Check website for ticket availability at the door for $25.

Dates: June 16- 20, 8pm Location: 618A Moulton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90031 http://downtownsocialhour.com

Kabinet Theatre at The Alexandria Hotel

6175_144878561426_144869411426_3832512_1690578_n.:THE WANDERING MARIONETTES:. danse/acrobatiques/interactive theatre {cirque berzerk, wanderingmarionettes.netWith A Special Performance By :SUPER TALL PAUL music/improv/juggling {heliosjive.comDance To The Sounds Of: .:PUMPKIN:. dark organic/eclectic electronic/avant pop {pocketunderground.com, wandering marionettes} listen: http://soundcloud.com/pumpkin :JESSE WRIGHT: & Special Guests progressive/tech/funk {pocketunderground.com:JUPIT3R: glitch-hop/dubstep {jupitermusic.net} & Kabinet Residents SEDA and ANDREW ORBIT downstairs in The Gorbals all night long.

Doors open 8PM Performances 9PM til 12AM After party @ The Gorbals 1AM Saturday, June 12th, 2010

The Alexandria Hotel  501 S. Spring St.Los Angeles, CA 90013

Kabinet Theatre- The Wandering Marionettes at the Alexandria Hotel

Join us tonight for our new “monthly theatrical affair” at the lovely Alexandria Hotel in Downtown LA.

Kabinet Theatre
Saturday, February 20th, 2010
The Alexandria Hotel
501 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles CA 90013
8pm – 1230am, 21 & up
{performances 9pm – 12am}
Reception at THE GORBALS 1230am – 2am
Directions

Tickets will be $25 at the door, with a limited number of discounted presale tickets available soon online through our website http://wanderingmarionettes.net

Cirque Berzerk named recipient of “Downtowner of Distinction” award by Los Angeles Downtown News



WOOT!

Apparently the alpha-dog Downtowner is Distinguished on Feb 22 in a knock down drag out neighborhood 3-3 streetball game, with Cirque Berzerk drawing a tough early round with the newly minted LAPD while Chabad Temple faces down the full wait staff of the Rivera Restaurant at home in South Park.

A Batch of Distinct Downtowners

Published: Friday, January 29, 2010 4:23 PM PST

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – The year 2009 may have been tough for many, but Downtown saw dozens of projects debut.

That led to the naming of 13 recipients of Los Angeles Downtown News’ annual Downtowners of Distinction awards. Winners are chosen by district and are selected for projects that have an impact on the entire neighborhood. The winners are: the High School for the Visual and Performing Arts in Bunker Hill; the Skid Row 3-on-3 Streetball League in Central City East; Cirque Berzerk in Chinatown; the 

Police Administrative Building in the Civic Center; the ESPN Headquarters and Regal Cinemas Stadium 14 (a tie) in the Figueroa Corridor; Pershing Square’s Programming in the Financial District; the Rowan Lofts in the Historic Core; the Haas Building and its Chabad of Downtown temple in the Jewelry District; Sakura Crossing in Little Tokyo; Rivera Restaurant in South Park; and the Gold Line Eastside Extension in Union Station/El Pueblo. (Not every Downtown district receives an award every year.) One of those winners will be announced as Project of the Year in the Feb. 22 issue of Downtown News.