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PRESS RELEASE — COEURAGE THEATRE COMPANY SETS “HOLIDAY VARIETY HOUR” FUNDRAISER FOR TUESDAY 12/16

COEURAGE THEATRE COMPANY
SETS
HOLIDAY VARIETY HOUR
FUNDRAISER

ONE NIGHT ONLY
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16 AT 8PM

Coeurage Theatre Company LogoCoeurage Theatre Company (Jeremy Lelliott, Artistic Director; Nicole Monet, Managing Director), LA’s only Pay What You Want company, has announced a special fundraiser, a Holiday Variety Hour for one night only on Tueday, December 16 at 8:00. Chestnuts will be roasted on an open fire, dreidels will be spun, and too much eggnog will be consumed by all. In other words, Coeurage will celebrate in a way that is unmistakably their own.

Coeurage - Christmas TreeThe audience will be treated to music arranged by two-time Ovation Award- winner Gregory Nabours and the telling of holiday stories, old and new. There will be dancing. Magician Albie Selznick (currently starring in his own long-running hit show Smoke and Mirrors in North Hollywood) will perform. The evening will also include a raffle featuring gift cards to local restaurants and merchants and much more.

Tickets for the Coeurage Theatre Company Holiday Variety Hour are $25 and may be purchased online at www.coeurage.org/tickets or by calling (323) 944-2165. For more, visit www.coeurage.org.

Coeurage’s home, the Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Cafe, is located at 2106 Hyperion Avenue in Los Angeles, 90027. Street parking is available.

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12-12-14

PRESS RELEASE — UPRIGHT CABARET 9TH ANNUAL ‘A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS’ ON DECEMBER 17 & 18 AT 8:30PM

CHRIS ISAACSON PRESENTS
IN ASSOCIATION WITH RYAN O’CONNOR
ANNOUNCES

UPRIGHT CABARET 9TH ANNUAL
A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS

HOSTED BY
BRUCE VILANCH
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY
GREGORY NABOURS

DECEMBER 17 & 18 AT 8:30PM
CATALINA BAR & GRILL IN HOLLYWOOD

Bruce VilanchChris Isaacson Presents in association with Ryan O’Connor has announced Upright Cabaret’s 9th Annual A Broadway Christmas. Hosted by six-time Emmy Award-winner Bruce Vilanch with musical direction by Gregory Nabours, there will be two performances only on Wednesday, December 17 and Thursday, December 18 at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood.

Stars scheduled to perform are (in alphabetical order) Jill Burke, Candice Clasby, Will Collyer, Laura Dickinson, Sheila Karls, Jacob Lusk, Matthew Ryan Pest, Jonah Platt, Amber Snead, and Brandon Wardell, with more to be announced.

Under boughs of holly and multi-media of silver and gold, stars and snowflakes will glitter as Upright Cabaret combines the Best of Broadway with the Carols of Christmas. Along with the extraordinary vocal talent of the performers, brassy horns and sentimental strings will create a wonderland of cheerful songs and melodies guaranteed to bring on the holiday spirit.

Host Bruce Vilanch is best known for his work as a writer on 23 Oscar telecasts. He spent six years on The Hollywood Squares and played Edna Turnblad in Hairspray on Broadway an on tour across the U.S. Musical director Gregory Nabours is a composer/lyricist and music director who recently had an evening of his original work performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He is a founding member of the Coeurage Theatre Company and is the winner of two Ovation Awards, and LA Drama Critics Circle Award, an LA Weekly Award, and the NAACP Theatre Award.

Upright Cabaret’s 9th Annual A Broadway Christmas will take place at the Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Boulevard, in Hollywood. Tickets are $25 and $30 with a $5 discount on purchases made by December 10. VIP packages are available, and tickets purchased online receive priority seating. Single entrée or drink minimums apply. Go to www.TicketWeb.com or www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com or call (866) 468-3399.

Chris Isaacson Presents is currently nominated for four BroadwayWorld.com Awards for its presentation of concerts this past year starring Laura Benanti, Danny Gurwin, Jeremy Jordan, and Jennifer Holliday. For more information about this and other CIP events including evenings with Mandy Gonzalez and Molly Ringwald coming up in 2015, visit www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com.

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12/06/14

PRESS RELEASE — FAKE RADIO PRESENTS “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE” — ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY, THURS 12/18 AT 8PM

FAKE RADIO
PRESENTS
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST
RAY ROMANO

AT THE STEVE ALLEN THEATER
ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, AT 8PM

It's a Wonderful LifeFake Radio, Los Angeles’s own purveyor of classic radio shows from The Golden Age, will present the classic script of It’s a Wonderful Life as a radio play for one performance only on Thursday, December 18 at 8pm at the Steve Allen Theater, it was announced today by artistic director David Koff. Emmy Award-winner Ray Romano is set to make a special guest appearance as Clarence the Angel.

Directed by Frank Capra and released on December 25, 1946, It’s a Wonderful Life chronicles the tale of George Bailey, a man spending his life sacrificing his own dreams for the good of others. But one Christmas Eve, when several unfortunate events conspire to leave him feeling suicidal, an unlikely hero — a guardian angel named Clarence — falls to earth and helps George recognize the value of his life by showing him an alternate reality. The film was so popular that it was re-written for the radio and broadcast in 1947 for the Lux Radio Theatre with Jimmy Stewart reprising his role as George Bailey.

Along with Romano, the cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Chris Bonno, Dave Cox, Erin Fitzgerald, Jen Hasty, Scott Hennelly, Dan Kinsella, David Koff, Peter Lownds, Julie Milliett, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Jon Stark, and Jake West.

Fake Radio has been delighting audiences and critics alike for over 16 years with their unique re-creations of classic radio shows. The troupe performs in the same fashion popularized during the Golden Age of Radio — actors dress in elegant clothing, stand before old microphones with scripts in hand and recreate the story while all of the sound effects are perfectly synchronized. The troupe’s well-known hallmark is expertly blending the original broadcast scripts, including the absurd commercials, with unexpected improvisation.

Tickets for It’s a Wonderful Life are $20 and may be purchased online at www.fakeradio.net or by phone at (800) 838-3006. The Steve Allen Theater is located at 4773 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, 90027.

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12-08-14