Dec 112016
 
"Little Drummer Bowie" Non-Traditional Christmas Story by Troubies

The Troubadour Theater Company’s Production Of “Little Drummer Bowie” At The Falcon Theatre: Katie Kitani, Katie DeShan, Rick Batalla, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Niles Rivers, Cloie Wyatt Taylor. Photo by Sasha A. Venola

The setting is Jerusalem / Bethlehem at the time of Christ’s birth. The energy is Rock-N-Roll. The pungent spice is our current political situation. The bonus? An unexpectedly intimate experience. The Troubadour Theater Company’s “Little Drummer Bowie” at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank will chase your winter blues away!

The Troubadour Theater Company is known – and recognized – for reinventing classics to the tune of contemporary music and timely satire.

In “Little Drummer Bowie” the story of the Holy Family intertwines with a story of an abandoned drummer boy, who rises to fame as Ziggy Stardust and becomes corrupted by fame. (He subsequently falls from grace which gives him the opportunity to ponder existential questions and learn the true meaning of life.) The show incorporates references to current events (including one to the memorable statement delivered by a “Hamilton” cast member, Brandon Victor Dixon, to Vice President Elect Mike Pence) and past events (like the famous 1977 Bing Crosby and David Bowie Christmas duet).

The storyline of “Little Drummer Bowie” is secondary (Someone is born and someone else is reborn); it is merely the string that holds together many individual jewels of musical performances. There is singing, dancing, humor and surprises throughout the show. An example of a surprise? The Three Wise Men, in Troubies’ interpretation of events, are: Don King, Larry King and Billie Jean King….

Matt Walker, the artistic director of The Troubadour Theater Company co-directed the play with Joseph Leo Bwarie.

The star of “Little Drummer Bowie” is Joseph Leo Bwarie who takes on the challenge of becoming red-haired, glam rocker Ziggy Stardust and performing David Bowie’s greatest hits (including “Under Pressure”, “Let’s Dance”, “Drummer Boy”, “Changes”, “Fame”, and more) and succeeds. (His rendition of “Ground Control To Captain Tom” is particularly stirring.) No wonder, considering that Bwarie is a seasoned veteran of musical theatre. He’s been Frankie Valli in the Tony Award® winning musical Jersey Boys in the National Tour, Las Vegas productions and on Broadway over 2,000 times. Incidentally, he isn’t any worse for wear!

The cast is excellent, each actor is multi-faceted and all performances are fittingly enthusiastic. Lisa Valenzuela (Ovation Award Winner) and Cloie Wyatt Taylor (an inspired dancer) stand out for their performances. Beth Kennedy (Ovation Award Winner) has a star quality. For me personally, Rick Batalla (Ovation Award Winner) – in his many incarnations during the play – is the life of the show!

The band is conducted by the accomplished Eric Heinly (drums) and features Kevin McCourt (keyboards), BJ Johnson (bass), Mike Abraham (guitar), Kirsten Edkins and Ashley Jarmack (reeds). The music – of utmost importance in this case – is in no way inferior to a rock concert thanks to a great team performance. Eric Heinly’s drum mastery is outstanding. Special applause is due to an extra-ordinary saxophonist whose name – shame on me! – escapes me. (Please accept my apology: I’ll welcome your help in correcting this unpleasant omission.)

Reviews usually don’t mention stage lighting. In this case I have to make an exception. An occasional spotlight on the audience was a stroke of genius reminding us that the magic of any live show happens only when the show resonates with the audience. “Little Drummer Bowie” does. The credit for creative lighting goes to JM Montecalvo and Skylar Johnson. (And yes, Claudio Radosshia)

I’d be amiss, if I didn’t highlight two factors which undoubtedly influenced this review. The size and style of The Falcon Theatre lend themselves to a more intimate experience of a play. The feeling is sustained by the cast of Troubies that interacts with the audience. The result is a warm mood which brings the artists and the audience together in a celebration. There is no “glass wall” separating the two. There is no “us” and “them”. The experience is a shared one which makes it so much more. The artists and the audience immerse themselves in the joy of Christmas Season, share the musical legacy of Bowie, share a laugh and our spoken – and unspoken – collective thoughts.

You’ll smile, you’ll laugh out loud, you’ll rock to David Bowie’s hits, you’ll get taken aback by the self-deprecating humor of the cast. In spite of the fact that the show revolves around Bethlehem and Jesus’ birth, it doesn’t have the sentimentality of a Christmas story but the crispness of a parody and rock concert.

Granted, “Little Drummer Bowie” is a non-traditional Christmas story. Its great energy, singing, dancing and humor however will bring any Grinch into a festive mood.

The show is dedicated by the Troubadour Theater Company’s to the Falcon Theatre’s Founder, Garry Marshall who passed away, recently. Considering his commitment to nurturing theatrical innovation and his long history with Troubies, he’d surely welcome this tribute…

See “Little Drummer Bowie” at the Falcon Theatre – if you can still get tickets! – first class, lighthearted entertainment succeeds only when it is created and delivered by high caliber artists. The Troubies are.

…. And to All: Merry Christmas!

Review by the Editor of CulturalEventsInLosAngeles.com

Falcon Theatre is located at 4252 Riverside, Burbank, CA 91505.

Performances run through Jan. 15th
Wed.–Fri. at 8pm
Sat. at 4pm & 8pm
Sun. at 4pm & 7pm
plus select Tuesdays

Tickets, priced from $30-$45, are on sale Online at www.falcontheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 818-955-8101. Box Office hours are Tue.–Fri. 12-6pm, Sat.–Sun. 10am-4pm, and 1 hour prior to show time on performance days. For more information, visit www.falcontheatre.com

 

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Dec 112014
 

Jokes for the Jews At Flappers Comedy ClubFlappers Comedy Club and Restaurant is proud to present Jokes for the Jews, a comedy show for anyone who feels passed over on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $12.00.

The show features a Seder Plate full of comedians, some Jewish, some not Jewish, who will all be there for the same reason: heating. Flappers’ full-service restaurant and bar will be serving the finest assortment of “nosh” this side of Mt. Sinai. What better way to close off the festival of lights with a night of laughs feasting on delicious Chicken Marsala or a gourmet wood fired pizza?

Call 818-845-9721 or visit www.FlappersComedy.com to reserve tickets now! All guests are asked to please respect the two item minimum. Disclaimer: Flappers Comedy Club is not a kosher kitchen.

Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant is operated by a group of people who are passionate about comedy. Proprietors, Barbara Holliday and Dave Reinitz, manage Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, which features four stages and a full restaurant and bar with a 1920’s theme. Still Celebrating the Repeal of Prohibition, the club also has a smaller showroom, the YooHoo Room, with seating for 60, and a bar and patio where patrons can hang out and eat and drink before, during and after shows.

Where: DOWNTOWN BURBANK: 102 East Magnolia Street; Burbank CA 91502
Time: Wednesday, December 24th at 8:00 PM.
Ages: All ages welcome, 18+ preferred for the night shows.
Food & Drinks: Full-service bar and restaurant. 2 item min per person.
Show Schedule: Complete schedule online www.FlappersComedy.com
Show Tickets: $12
Online Pre-Purchase: www.FlappersComedy.com
Tickets and Info: 818-845-9721 | Promotions@FlappersComedy.com


Nov 202014
 

Flappers Comedy Club Announces Pay-What-You-Can Thanksgiving Weekend

Comedy At YOUR Budget at Flappers Comedy Club

Need a good laugh at Thanksgiving? It’s on Flappers Comedy Club! Enjoy eight special pay-what-you-can performances by top comedians at Downtown Burbank and Claremont locations, Friday and Saturday, November 28th and 29th. Spirit lifting comedy will be delivered by headliners Jackie Kashian (Last Comic Standing, Bob & Tom, Comedy Central 1/2 Hour) in Downtown Burbank on Friday and Saturday at 8:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M., and Al Lubel (Late Show with David Letterman) at the Claremont location on Friday 8:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M., and Saturday at 7:00 P.M. and 9:30 P.M. For pay-what-you-can tickets at both locations, please call 818-845-9721.

Jackie Kashian (Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29 in Burbank) is like listening to a really racy episode of All Things Considered. She is a national touring comedian with a new hour standup special “This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux.” She recently made her late night comedy debut on the Conan O’Brien show, has her own half hour special on Comedy Central, was a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing and has recorded This American Life with Ira Glass for National Public Radio. She has a weekly Podcast where she interviews people about their obsessions. Kashian enjoys video games, go-carts, hackysack, horseback riding and performing standup on Thanksgiving weekends. Her show at Flappers Comedy Club in Downtown Burbank also stars Host/Emcee Dan Telfer (The Onion, Second City, Just For Laughs Montreal), and Erin Foley (Comedy Central Special, Chelsea Lately, Conan).

For special Thanksgiving weekend tickets to see Jackie Kashian, please visit:

  • § Friday, November 28th, 8:00 P.M. show: http://flc.cc/146d65f
  • § Friday, November 28th, 10:00 P.M. show: http://flc.cc/1sx7ZAk
  • § Saturday, November 29th, 8:00 P.M. show: http://flc.cc/1pKm4Px
  • § Saturday, November 29th, 10:00 P.M. show: http://flc.cc/1zrs6oq

Al Lubel (Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29 in Claremont) became a lawyer to please his mother and a comedian to please himself (which did not please his mother). After graduating from law school in Florida, Lubel moved to Los Angeles, passed the California Bar Exam on his first try, and immediately began the practice of standup comedy. Lawyer by day and comedian by night, he was doing justice to neither. At comedy clubs, the crowds would stare, in court, the juries would laugh. Lubel gradually began getting work on the road, soon becoming a full-time comic. So, he quit the law. This was a good decision, because within a year he won the $100,000 Grand Prize for comedy on Star Search. Doing the The Tonight Show was a childhood fantasy, so when Lubel heard that Johnny Carson was retiring, he auditioned and became one of the last comics to appear on the show. More recently, he made his fifth appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. His show at Flappers Comedy Club in Claremont also stars Host/Emcee Charlene Mae (Baby Daddy, Rules of Engagement season 5, Mike and Molly) and Mike Repik (50 Autopsies).

For special Thanksgiving weekend tickets to see Al Lubel, please visit:

  • § Friday, November 28th, 8:00 P.M. show: http://flc.cc/1zfSykA
  • § Friday, November 28th, 10:00 P.M. show: http://flc.cc/11cD6e6
  • § Saturday, November 29th, 7:00 P.M. show: http://flc.cc/10NV5X7
  • § Saturday, November 29th, 9:30 P.M. show: http://flc.cc/1EvQjNb

Flappers Comedy Club Burbank is located at 102 East Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91502.
Flappers Comedy Club Claremont is located 532 W First Street, Claremont, CA 91711.
For both locations call 818-845-9721 or visit www.FlappersComedy.com.


Oct 262014
 

Troubadour Theater Company’s The Snow QUEEN Directed by Matt Walker at The Falcon Theatre in Burbank

Previews begin December 3, 2014
OPENS Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8pm

The Falcon Theatre in Burbank To Feature “The Snow QUEEN”

Falcon Theatre is proud to present Troubadour Theater Company’s The Snow QUEEN, directed by Matt Walker, the third production of the Falcon Theatre’s 2014-2015 Subscription Season.

We Will Rock You this holiday season with the Ovation Award-winning Troubadour Theater Company, as they do a hilarious musical reimagining of this classic fable with the music of the mercurial British rock band. So grab your Somebody To Love and feel the holiday fun of being Under Pressure with the masters of mayhem.

PREVIEWS: December 3 – 6 at 8pm; December 7 at 4pm & 7pm; December 10 & 11 at 8pm
OPENING NIGHT: Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8pm
SHOW CLOSES: Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 4pm
PERFORMANCES: Wed. – Sat. at 8pm, Sun. at 4pm & 7pm
No shows Dec. 24 & 25, or Dec. 31 & Jan. 1
No 7pm show on Jan. 11 or Jan. 18
Added shows Dec. 27 at 4pm, Jan. 3 at 4pm
PRICES: Previews $31.50 – $34.00
Opening Night $54.00 – $59.00
Weekdays (Wed/Thurs) $36.50 – $39.00
Weekends (Fri/Sat/Sun) $41.50 – $44.00
Student Rate (valid student ID) $29.00

WHERE: Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91505
TICKETS: (818) 955-8101 or FalconTheatre.com
TICKETS ON SALE: November 12, 2014

Troubadour Theater Company is a free-wheeling, no holds barred, Commedia Del Arte flavored, slapstick driven Los Angeles based ensemble of actors, musicians, and comedians that has been performing for audiences throughout Southern California and beyond since 1995. Their fast-paced, laugh-filled, loose adaptations (some of the lines are still there) of classic plays, literature and film, as well as their original productions and hilarious sketch material, make this company a unique and exciting experience for theater-goers of any age. The Troubies, as they are affectionately called, have played to audiences throughout California, performing in parks, schools, parades, Legion Halls, food festivals, and fringe festivals. The company is a not-for-profit organization and has performed charitably for many causes including animal conservation, adult rehabilitation, AIDS awareness, California Literacy Night for LAUSD, children with autism and other youth programs. Troubadour members have professional experience as writers, directors, and performers for film, television, theater, orchestra, and circus. In its adaptations of the Bard’s classics, Troubadour has combined the beauty of Shakespeare’s language with feats of acrobatic physicality, comic routines, and musical numbers. What makes for even more fun is the clownish, interactive style in which the performances are presented. Improvisation plays a large part as audience members are called upon to help erect the set, sing along, and even enlisted to play parts! Never the same show twice! In recent years the Troubies have put their spin on all genres of classic tales, such as A Midsummer Saturday Night’s Fever Dream, Fleetwood Macbeth, Hamlet the Artist Formerly Known as PRINCE of Denmark and Frosty the Snow Manilow. Troubadour Theater Company was one of five arts organizations selected by the Santa Monica City Council to program youth entertainment at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica. The Troubies’ travels have grown each year to include theaters in Hollywood (The Ford Amphitheatre, The Roxy on Sunset, The Matrix Theatre), Santa Monica (The Miles Memorial Playhouse), Malibu (The Getty Villa), Burbank (Falcon Theatre), La Mirada (La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts), Long Beach (The Carpenter Center), Garden Grove (Grove Theatre Center), Fullerton (The Muckenthaler), Ojai (Ojai Shakespeare Festival), San Francisco (San Francisco Fringe Festival), Hailey, Idaho (sponsored by Company of Fools at the Liberty Theatre) and Adelaide, Australia (Adelaide Fringe Festival). The Troubies have ventured the high seas as well performing with Crystal Cruises as part of their Film & Theatre Cruise from New York to Turks/Caicos. The Troubies have received numerous accolades including Ovation Awards for Best Season for the productions As U2 Like It, Alice in One Hit Wonderland 2 – Through the Looking Glass and It’s a Stevie Wonderful Life as well as The First Jo-el, A Wither’s Tale and Fleetwood Macbeth. The Troubies are the first to win the prestigious Best Season award twice. Matt Walker was also presented with the Joel Hirschhorn Award for Achievement in Musical Theatre. For more information on the Troubies or details on how to donate to this growing troupe, please visit www.troubie.com.

Matt Walker (Director) has trained with Second City Improvisation, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The San Francisco Mime Troupe, Master Clown Bill Irwin, and is a graduate of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Clown College. After a short stint as a circus clown with The Greatest Show on Earth, Matt returned to Los Angeles and resumed his post as Artistic Director for Troubadour Theater Company. With the Troubies, Matt has collected four Ovation awards, three LADCC awards, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree. Matt serves as an Adjutant Professor of Commedia dell’arte and Clowning for the University Southern California, and has written and directed shows for Universal Studios Theme Parks, Disney Imagineering, The Getty Villa, and most recently collaborated as an on-set-writer for Garry Marshall’s New Years Eve. Many thanks to our audiences who give us a chance to live our dreams.

The Falcon Theatre is a 130-seat professional theatre that operates year-round in Burbank, California, built by Director/Writer/Producer Garry Marshall and his daughter Kathleen Marshall LaGambina. The Falcon opened in November of 1997 and launched its annual 5-play Subscription Series in 2002, currently produced by Kathleen and Sherry Greczmiel. Mr. Marshall founded the Falcon as a place where established artists and emerging talent can come together to create live, exciting work on stage.

The Falcon Theatre is located at 4252 W. Riverside Drive in Burbank, California. Website: www.FalconTheatre.com

Sep 172014
 

Written By Ken Levine
Directed by Andrew Barnicle

A or B? at Falcon Theatre in BurbankPreviews begin October 15, 2014
OPENS Friday, October 24 at 8pm

The Falcon Theatre to present the world premiere of A or B? This comedic, modern day love story, written by Ken Levine, and directed by Andrew Barnicle is the second production of the Falcon Theatre’s 2014-2015 Subscription Season.

In corporate New York City, Abby Morgan (Jules Willcox) interviews with Ben Steele (Jason Dechert) for a high-profile marketing job. Sparks fly between them, but will they pursue love or profession? Is it possible to do both? This romantic comedy carries two stories in one, turning romance on its head as we see Abby and Ben travel down two parallel lives, pitting destiny vs. choice, love vs. career, ambition vs. passion and man vs. woman.

 

PREVIEWS: October 15 -18 at 8pm; October 19 at 4pm; October 22 & 23 at 8pm
OPENING NIGHT: Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8pm
SHOW CLOSES: Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 4pm
PERFORMANCES Wed. – Sat. at 8pm, Sun. at 4pm
PRICES Previews $31.50 – $34.00
Opening Night $54.00 – $59.00
Weekdays (Wed/Thurs) $36.50 – $39.00
Weekends (Fri/Sat/Sun) $41.50 – $44.00
Student Rate (valid student ID) $29.00

WHAT: A or B?
WHERE: Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91505
TICKETS: (818) 955-8101 or FalconTheatre.com
TICKETS ON SALE: September 17, 2014

Apr 242014
 

Falcon Theatre presents ABBAMEMNONFalcon Theatre presents Troubadour Theater Company’s ABBAMEMNON
Directed by Matt Walker
Previews begin June 6, 2014
OPENS Friday, June 13 at 8pm
April 24, 2014 Burbank, Falcon Theatre is proud to present Troubadour Theater Company’s ABBAMEMNON, directed by Matt Walker. Join us for a hysterical musical reimagining of the classic Greek tragedy Agamemnon, the sordid story of seduction and scheming, with the sweet Swedish sounds of the Seventies. In this irreverent Dancing Queen-filled romp, the Ovation Award-winning Troubadour Theater Company brings the noise, the funk, and the dysfunctional-family vibe to this masterwork of the Greek canon. Why does Cassandra’s S.O.S. plea to Take a Chance on Me fall on the deaf ears of the Elder Chorus? Will Clytemnestra’s plan to kill Agamemnon come to fruition and will The Winner Take All? Will the Watchman ever get to sleep and say I Have a Dream? Will Aegisthus be able to pronounce his own name at Waterloo? Bloody and bold, fierce and funny, this production by the masters of mayhem is sure to entertain and enlighten.

Apr 272013
 
Troubies' A MIDSUMMER SATURDAY NIGHT'S FEVER DREAM

Troubies’ A MIDSUMMER SATURDAY NIGHT’S FEVER DREAM / Anything L.A.

Falcon Theatre
presents
Troubadour Theater Company’s
A Midsummer Saturday Night’s Fever Dream
Directed by Matt Walker
Previews begin May 31, 2013
OPENS Friday, June 7, 2013 at 8pm

April 26, 2013, Burbank, CA– Falcon Theatre is proud to present Troubadour Theater Company’s A Midsummer Saturday Night’s Fever Dream, directed by Matt Walker. How Deep Is Your Love for the Troubies?! Join them as they dig down to their roots and dust off their fairy wings, tights and white disco suits to re-imagine Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The star-crossed lovers steam and scheme, and the Bard‘s most famous fairy, Puck, will be Jive Talkin’ as this assorted band of merrymakers heats up into a Disco Inferno. The Night Fevers will break 104 and make you sweat, so don your halter tops and Boogie Shoes and let the Troubies melt your hearts. Feeling the fever already? Take A Fifth of Beethoven and call me in the morning!
PREVIEWS: May 31 8pm; June 1 at 4pm & 8pm; June 2 at 4pm & 7pm
OPENING NIGHT: Friday, June 7, 2013 at 8pm
SHOW CLOSES: Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 7pm
PERFORMANCES: Fri. at 8pm, Sat. at 4pm & 8pm, Sun. at 4pm & 7pm
PRICES: Previews $29.50 – $32.00
Opening Night $52.00 – $57.00
Regular Performances $39.50 – $42.00
Student Rate(valid student ID) $27.00
WHERE: Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91505
TICKETS: (818) 955-8101 or FalconTheatre.com
TICKETS ON SALE: May 4, 2013

Mar 082013
 

CAVALIA SUPPORTS WILLIAM SHATNER AND THE HOLLYWOOD CHARITY HORSE SHOW

SNEAK PEAK OF ODYSSEO, THE ALL-NEW CAVALIA PRODUCTIONCAVALIA’S ODYSSEO FEATURES 67 HORSES, AN 80,000-GALLON LAKE, A REAL MERRY-GO-ROUND AND 44 ACROBATS, RIDERS AND MUSICIANS

WHAT: Cavalia’s Odysseo, the newest production from Cavalia, has arrived in Burbank and is inviting media and special guests to be the first to see the show. The 60-minute sneak peak under the world’s largest touring big top will feature selections from the show. Highlights include a full size merry-go-round, a video backdrop the size of 3 IMAX screens, an on-stage, 80,000-gallon lake created in minutes for the finale all on a stage the size of a hockey rink.  This year Cavalia supports William Shatner and the Hollywood Charity Horse Show – and is donating 1,000 tickets to Odysseo to his charity.
WHO: William Shatner will be at the preview; the 4 and 2-legged stars of the show include 67 stallions and geldings and 44 acrobats, riders and musicians of the acclaimed spectacular, Cavalia’s Odysseo.
VISUALS:
The world’s biggest touring big top – the size of a professional football field.
Dozens of horses, riders and acrobats performing amazing feats and demonstrating Cavalia’s signature bond between horses and humans.
The video backdrop the size of 3 IMAX screens makes it feel like the audience is on a voyage around the world where they see the African plains, the desert, an ice cave, the American Southwest, mystical forests, a waterfall and tropical islands.    In minutes the stage floods with 80,000 gallons of water for a finale where horses and acrobats play. This is the first touring show to attempt such a technical feat.    Interviews with riders and acrobats – English and Spanish speaking.
ABOUT CAVALIA: Created by Normand Latourelle, one of the founders of Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia set Los Angeles audiences on the edge of their seats in 2004, 2005, and 2011 with their first production. This all-new show called Cavalia’s Odysseo is set under the world’s largest touring big top – a 10-story giant tent the size of a football field. The show will premiere in Los Angeles on February 27.  More information is available at www.cavalia.net.
WHERE:               777 N. Front Street, Downtown Burbank

Dec 142012
 

Falcon Theatre presents Shirley Valentine

Written by Willy Russell

Directed by Andrew Barnicle

Previews begin January 30, 2013
OPENS Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8pm

Falcon Theatre presents Shirley Valentine
 
 
December 13, 2012, Burbank, Falcon Theatre is proud to present Shirley Valentine written by Willy Russell and directed by Andrew Barnicle, the fourth production of the Falcon Theatre’s 2012-2013 Subscription Season. This critically acclaimed Tony-nominated one-woman show stars DeeDee Rescher, who is best known for her comedy work on screen in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and King of Queens, but was last seen on the Falcon stage in Garry Marshall’s own Everybody Say “Cheese!” in 2009.Falcon Theatre presents Shirley Valentine

This transformative comedy follows middle-aged Liverpool housewife Shirley Valentine, who is trapped in humdrum domesticity, frequently talking to her kitchen walls just for a bit of conversation. But when her best friend wins a trip-for-two to Greece, Shirley is suddenly pulled away from her boredom into a life-altering adventure. Faced with romantic possibilities and sudden self-awareness, Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light.
 
PREVIEWS: January 30 – February 2 at 8pm; February 3 at 4pm; February 6 & 7 at 8pm
OPENING NIGHT: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8pm
SHOW CLOSES: Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 4pm
PERFORMANCES Wed. – Sat. at 8pm, Sun. at 4pm

PRICES Previews $29.50 – $32.00
Opening Night $52.00 – $57.00
Weekdays (Wed/Thurs) $34.50 – $37.00
Weekends (Fri/Sat/Sun) $39.50 – $42.00
Student Rate(valid student ID) $27.00

Tickets on sale January 2, 2013
Tickets can be purchased online at
www.FalconTheatre.com or
call the FALCON THEATRE BOX OFFICE at (818) 955-8101   Falcon Theatre presents Shirley Valentine

Falcon Theatre presents Shirley Valentine

Written by Willy Russell

Directed by Andrew Barnicle

Previews begin January 30, 2013
OPENS Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8pm
 
 
December 13, 2012, Burbank, CA– Falcon Theatre is proud to present Shirley Valentine written by Willy Russell and directed by Andrew Barnicle, the fourth production of the Falcon Theatre’s 2012-2013 Subscription Season. This critically acclaimed Tony-nominated one-woman show stars DeeDee Rescher, who is best known for her comedy work on screen in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and King of Queens, but was last seen on the Falcon stage in Garry Marshall’s own Everybody Say “Cheese!” in 2009.

This transformative comedy follows middle-aged Liverpool housewife Shirley Valentine, who is trapped in humdrum domesticity, frequently talking to her kitchen walls just for a bit of conversation. But when her best friend wins a trip-for-two to Greece, Shirley is suddenly pulled away from her boredom into a life-altering adventure. Faced with romantic possibilities and sudden self-awareness, Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light.
 
PREVIEWS: January 30 – February 2 at 8pm; February 3 at 4pm; February 6 & 7 at 8pm
OPENING NIGHT: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8pm
SHOW CLOSES: Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 4pm
PERFORMANCES Wed. – Sat. at 8pm, Sun. at 4pm

PRICES Previews $29.50 – $32.00
Opening Night $52.00 – $57.00
Weekdays (Wed/Thurs) $34.50 – $37.00
Weekends (Fri/Sat/Sun) $39.50 – $42.00
Student Rate(valid student ID) $27.00

Tickets on sale January 2, 2013
Tickets can be purchased online at
www.FalconTheatre.com or
call the FALCON THEATRE BOX OFFICE at (818) 955-8101

Oct 292012
 

 

Falcon Theatre
presents
Troubadour Theater Company’s
Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReinDOORS
Directed by Matt Walker

Troubies' Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReinDOORS

Previews begin November 28,

2012 OPENS Friday, December 7 at 8pm

October 24, 2012, Burbank, CA– Falcon Theatre is proud to esent  Troubadour Theater Company’s Rudolph the Red-Nose ReinDOORS, directed by Matt Walker, the third production of its 2012-2013 Subscription Season. Troubies' Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReinDOORSCelebrate the Season with the Ovation Award-winning Troubies as they give a wild, stripped-down, bare bones, rock re-telling of the classic holiday tale of Rudolph, with a sexy, sultry, scary soundtrack – and snow.

It’s Strange Days in the North Pole when a reindeer named Rudolph is born with a glowing red nose. Finding no Hello I Love You at the Reindeer Games, Rudolph is left alone with his Roadhouse Blues. Only when he meets the darling doe Clarice, does he proclaim, “You Light My Fire!” But can Rudolph save Christmas by leading the Reindeer Riders On The Storm and help Santa Break On Through the blizzard? Whip up some season cheer in your Soul Kitchen and meet the Troubies down on Love Street for an unforgettable show – you’re sure to Love Her Madly!