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Announcing: ‘Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol’ Set to Haunt Downtown LA, Nov 30 – Dec 29

JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL
SET TO HAUNT DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
CONTEMPLATING DEATH HAS NEVER BEEN SO MERRY

16 PERFORMANCES ONLY
NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 29
AT SIX01 STUDIO

Jacob Marley's Christmas CarolAnd So We Make Art has announced a limited engagement of Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, written by Tom Mula, directed by Casey Kringlen, at Six01 Studio in downtown Los Angeles. Previews will begin on November 30, with opening night set for Friday, December 14 at 8pm and 10:30pm. Playing a total of 16 performances only, the run will end on Saturday, December 29.

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol is a contemporary fairy tale that reignites the classic Dickens story. Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity and even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work.  Desperate, Marley signs his very last contract in an attempt to free himself. To escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. And so begins a journey of laughter and terror, renewal and redemption. Can Scrooge’s heart be cracked by someone as wicked as himself?

Of the show, the Chicago Tribune said, “Nothing less than an anthem to human nature, to imagination, and to the wonder of a compelling story … among the best evenings of the theatrical year … a splendid and invigorating evening.”

The cast of four will tackle many roles, and control all the lights, sounds, and effects themselves. In alphabetical order, they are Keri Blunt, Jeff Elam, Ian Andrew Jones, and Travis Stanberry. The production design is by Robert Corn, who also provides technical direction. The stage manager is Caitlin Leong.

Preview performances of Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol are on Friday 11/30, Saturday 12/1, and Thursday 12/13 at 8pm and 10:30pm. Opening night is set for Friday, December 14 at 8pm and 10:30pm. The final six performances are Fridays, 12/21 and 12/28, and Saturdays, 12/22 and 12/29, at 8pm and 10:30pm. Tickets may be obtained online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/298333, or by calling (800) 838-3006. Admission is $20 for previews, and $34 for regular performances. For more information on Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol and for Kickstarter donation info, visit www.xmasDTLA.com.

Six01 Studio is located at 601 S. Anderson Street, in downtown Los Angeles. For more info on the venue, visit www.six01studio.com.

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11-19-12

Photographs: The Santaland Diaries (The Blank Theatre)

Photographs: The Santaland Diaries (The Blank Theatre) » The Santaland Diaries (Blank Theatre)
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Announcing: 2012 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards Presented Monday, November 12

2012 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS
PRESENTED MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12
AT THE HISTORIC LOS ANGELES THEATRE IN DOWNTOWN LA

KUDOS FOR 2012 SEASON
SHARED BY 13 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THEATRE COMPANIES

2012 Ovation AwardsThe LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement during the 2012 season, were presented on Monday, November 12, at the Los Angeles Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

Thirty-five awards were bestowed upon 13 different Southern California theatre companies. Leading the pack with 13 awards was Center Theatre Group (The Convert at the Kirk Douglas Theatre; Waiting for Godot at the Mark Taper Forum; War Horse at the Ahmanson Theatre; and Best Season), followed by Celebration Theatre with six (The Color Purple: A Musical), and Musical Theatre West with four (Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits, Volume 2;
Hairspray; and Man of La Mancha). The Antaeus Company (Peace In Our Time), and Theatre @ Boston Court (The Children) took home two awards each.

LA STAGE Alliance CEO Terence McFarland commented, “Tonight’s recipients reflect the diverse and rich landscape of greater Los Angeles theatre. The Ovation Awards are a celebration of excellence, and one way that LA STAGE Alliance shines a light on the fantastic work of our LA theatre artists. Theatres across the country should take note that these are the best of the best, and hire an Ovation Award-winning LA theatre artist today!”

For a complete list of winners, visit www.LASTAGEOvations.com.

Additionally, Sarah Lyding, Executive Director of the Biller Family Foundation, presented the Biller BEST (Building Excellence in Small Theatre) Awards, including checks totaling $100,000, to the following LA theatre companies: About Productions, The Antaeus Company, CASA 0101, Circle X Theatre Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA, Independent Shakespeare Company, A Noise Within, and The Theatre @ Boston Court. Laura Penn,
Executive Director of SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers Society), presented the 2012 Zelda Fichandler Award, for transforming the landscape of regional theatre through unique and creative work, to Cornerstone Theatre Company founder and current Artistic Director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Bill Rauch. Center Theatre Group presented the 2012 Sherwood Award, for innovative and adventurous artists, to Los Angeles-based playwright and director John Sinner. This award is endowed by the Sherwood family, and is accompanied by $10,000 to further Sinner’s artistic work. LA STAGE Alliance was also presented with a Commendation from the office of California Assembly Speaker John Perez, for the commitment and unwavering
compassion that LA STAGE has dedicated to the performing arts in the City of Los Angeles.

Hosted by Jane Kaczmarek and Culture Clash co-founder Herbert Siguenza, this year’s presenters included many local performers, city officials, union reps, artistic and executive directors, stage managers and publicists, and included (in alphabetical order) Patrick J. Adams, Lindsay Allbaugh, LJ Benet, Seamus Dever, Elizabeth Doran, Kristy Edmunds, Davis Gaines, Glenne Headly, Nikki Hyde, Leslie Ito, Brian Kite, Christine Lakin, Michele Lee, Dawnn Lewis,
Monique L’Heureaux, Sarah Lyding, Lesli Margherita, Gates McFadden, Jessica Wethington McLean, Laura Penn, Assembly Speaker John Perez, Bill Rauch, Allison Rawlings, Mark Roberts, Kirsten Vangsness, Ken Werther, Vanessa Williams, and Charlayne Woodard.

LA STAGE Alliance is dedicated to building awareness, appreciation and support for the performing arts in Greater Los Angeles through community building, collaborative marketing/ audience development, professional development to strengthen the sector, and advocacy.  Providing access to the performing arts for patrons and access to information and resources for organizations has been the mission of the Alliance for over 35 years. The Alliance connects artists and arts administrators from over 500 groups annually in a six county region with opportunities to engage, inspire, educate and entertain over four million households that engage with the arts in our community. The Alliance engenders a stronger and more connected creative Los Angeles.

LA STAGE Alliance programs are sponsored, in part, by Actors Equity, The Angell Foundation, Arts Council for Long Beach, The Biller Family Foundation, California ArtsCouncil, California Community Foundation, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs,City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division, City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, ELS, Goldstar, James Irvine Foundation, Andrew Mellon Foundation, Los Angeles County Supervisors through the LA County Arts Commission, MusiCares/Grammy Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Sky Events & Productions, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Green Hasson Janks.

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