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PRESS RELEASE — COEURAGE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS “CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL” — OPENING HALLOWEEN NIGHT

COEURAGE THEATRE COMPANY
LA’S ‘PAY WHAT YOU WANT’ THEATRE COMPANY
PRESENTS
THE LOS ANGELES PREMIERE

OPENS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31
PERFORMANCES AT 8PM AND MIDNIGHT
AT LYRIC-HYPERION THEATRE & CAFE

Cannibal The MusicalCoeurage Theatre Company, LA’s ‘Pay What You Want’ Company, has announced the final production of its 2014 season, Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical. With book, music and lyrics by New Cannibal Society and directed by Tito Fleetwood Ladd, there will be two preview performances on Saturday, October 25 at 8pm and Thursday, October 30 at 8pm, and opening is set for Halloween night, Friday, October 31 with performances at 8pm and midnight. There will be a Halloween party between the two opening night performances. Cannibal! The Musical will play through November 22 at the Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Cafe in Silver Lake.

Uncouth, absurd, and wickedly tongue-in-cheek, Coeurage Theatre Company presents the Los Angeles premiere of Tony Award-winner Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical. From the creators of South Park and The Book of Mormon comes this western spoof telling the tale of a pack of miners en route to the promised land of Colorado, led by the state’s only convicted cannibal, Alfred Packer. Replete with puppets, blood, song, dance, and Parker’s signature crassness, Cannibal! The Musical is guaranteed to delight and offend.

The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Mike Brady, Ryan Brady, Brian Cannady, Gregory Crafts, Mikey De Lara, Travis Dixon, Josh Hoover, Ashley Kane, Jason Peter Kennedy, Scott Kruse, Peter Larney, Kari Lee, Gregory Nabours, Kurt Quinn, Kalena Ranoa, Christine Sinacore, and Joe Tomasini.

Scenic design is by JR Bruce, lighting design is by director Ladd, and costume design is by Kara McLeod. Musical direction is by Gregory Nabours, choreography is by Carly Wielstein, and fight choreography is by TJ Marchbank. Stage manager is Risa Kurosaki.

Cannibal! The Musical will play two preview performances on Saturday, October 25 at 8pm and Thursday, October 30 at 8pm, and opening is set for Halloween night, Friday, October 31 with performances at 8pm and midnight. There will be a Halloween party between the performances and members of both audiences are invited to join the fun.

The regular running schedule is as follows — Fridays, November 7, 14, and 21 at 8pm; Saturdays, November 8, 15, and 22 at 8pm and midnight; no performance on Saturday, November 1. All seats are available on a Pay What You Want basis, and may be reserved online at www.coeurage.org/tickets or by calling (323) 944-2165.

The Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Cafe is located at 2106 Hyperion Avenue in Los Angeles, 90027. Street parking is available.

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10-02-14

**The Coeurage PAY WHAT YOU WANT Policy**
Pay What You Can is based on a person’s ability to pay.
Pay What You Want is based on a patron’s desire.
It is a value placement as well as an economic decision, designed to eliminate cost as a factor
in attending theatre. Each patron decides what a theatre experience is worth to him or her,
and some decide it is worth more than they initially paid.
For that reason, the box office is kept open during intermission and after performances.

 

PRESS RELEASE — QUEER CLASSICS’ “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST” RETURNS FOR 4 WEEKS ONLY — OPENS SAT 10/25

2014 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL
ENCORE PRODUCER’S AWARD-WINNER!

QUEER CLASSICS PRESENTS
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
BY OSCAR WILDE
DIRECTED BY CASEY KRINGLEN

RETURNS FOR FOUR WEEKS ONLY
OCTOBER 25—NOVEMBER 16
THE LOUNGE THEATRES IN HOLLYWOOD

The Importance of Being Earnest - Queer ClassicsWinner of a 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Producer’s Award, the Queer Classics production of The Importance of Being Earnest is set to return for four weeks only at The Lounge Theatres in Hollywood. There will be one preview on Friday, October 24 at 8pm and opening is set for Saturday, October 25 at 8pm. The limited engagement will run through November 16.

Queer Classics re-imagines one of the most popular comedic plays ever written by presenting the four lovers in the story as dashing gay men. Two couples fight for the right to be engaged in this masterful satire written by Oscar Wilde, arrested in 1895 for “gross indecency with men.” This timeless tale galavants through a world obsessed with appearances, money, and social status. The parallels with today’s Hollywood and American culture make for searing fun, and by presenting the four lovers as gay men, Queer Classics creates a play more hysterically fabulous than Oscar could have imagined possible in his lifetime. Running time is 90 minutes.

“Each of these talented actors mined new meaning into the script, creating more laughter throughout the play than I have ever experienced before,” raves Shari Barrett atBroadwayWorld.com. Rob Stevens of HainesHisWay.com calls the production “… delirious fun,” and  Toby  Jacobs at NeonTommy.com says, “… everyone seems to have a real blast onstage, andit shows in their performances. It is hard to recall a version of Earnest that was quite this much fun.”

Directed by Casey Kringlen, the cast features (in alphabetical order) Grant Jordan, Nancy La Scala, Mason McCulley, Philip Orazio, Boone Platt, and Megan Soule. Lighting design is by Dan Weingarten.

Queer Classics is dedicated to sharing classic stories re-imagined through a queer lens — art for the LGBTQ community and its supporters. The Importance of Being Earnestwill play one preview on Friday, October 24 at 8pm and opening is set for Saturday, October 25 at 8pm. Performances will be on Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 5pm through November 16 only. No performance on Friday, October 31. Tickets are $40 for opening night (includes post-performance reception and meet-and-greet with the artists), and $20 for regular performances. They are available online at www.QueerClassics.com or by phone at (323) 450-7399.

The Lounge Theatres are located at 6201 Santa Monica Boulevard (at El Centro) in Hollywood, 90038.

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09-30-14

PRESS RELEASE — BRIMMER STREET THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS PUBLIC READINGS OF THREE NEW PLAYS

BRIMMER STREET THEATRE COMPANY
ANNOUNCES PUBLIC READINGS
OF THREE NEW PLAYS AS PART OF ITS
BLUEPRINT SERIES PLAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

JUDY PRESLEY ON A BINGE BY CHELSEA SUTTON
AND
MADAME BY MICHELLE MEYERS
AND
GENTLEMEN BY DAVID JETTE

Brimmer Street Theatre Company logoAs part of its 2014 Blueprint Series play development program, Brimmer Street Theatre Company has announced public readings of three new plays. Judy Presley on a Binge by Chelsea Sutton will be presented on Tuesday, October 7 at 8pm; Madame by Michelle Meyers will be presented on Sunday, November 9 at 7:30pm; and Gentlemen by David Jette will be presented on Sunday, November 16 at 7:30pm. Judy Presley on a Binge will be at the 2nd Stage Theatre in Hollywood; Madame and Gentlemen will be at Studio A Dance in Silver Lake. Following each presentation, audiences will be invited to engage in brief discussions with the playwrights and participating artists. Admission is free and no reservations are required.

The BSTC Blueprint Series focuses on developing work from the ground up. Dozens of playwrights submitted to the program with ideas for plays they would like to develop through ten weeks of collaboration with the Brimmer Street ensemble. This is the Sixth Annual Blueprint Series, and plays developed through this program which have been produced in Los Angeles include 1969 by Damon Chua, All Your Hard Work by Miles Brandman, and Flower to Flower by Christina Cigala.

Chelsea Sutton’s Judy Presley on a Binge follows the employees of The Grand Elsinore Hotel and their most treasured and troublesome yearly guest, Judy Presley, only two days before the Elsinore’s infamous Halloween party. Michelle Meyers’s Madame is a tale of scandal, magic, and radioactive love based on the life of Marie Curie. In David Jette’s Gentlemen (based on Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona), two best friends from Ventura get into the business of hardcore porn and let envy and lust destroy their reputations and their friendship.

Brimmer Street Theatre Company is a non-profit ensemble theatre that creates and produces new works of theatre in order to cultivate artists and engage audiences in Los Angeles. By working from a select core of talented artists, BSTC aims to produce a unique brand of American theatre that is rooted in a common experience and driven by their commitment to building better theatre that is challenging, extraordinary, and inspiring. For more, visit www.brimmerstreet.org.

The 2nd Stage Theatre is located at 6500 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Wilcox) in Hollywood, and Studio A Dance is located at 2306 Hyperion Avenue in Silver Lake.

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09-26-14