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NEWS RELEASE — LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER PRESENTS WELL-STRUNG, THE SINGING STRING QUARTET — ONE NIGHT ONLY — MARCH 13 at 7pm

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s
Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center
Presents

Well-Strung
THE SINGING STRING QUARTET

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Sunday, March 13 at 7pm

Well StrungThe Los Angeles LGBT Center has announced a special one-night-only performance by the internationally acclaimed singing string quartet Well-Strung. The four performers, who specialize in pairing classical compositions by Mozart, Beethoven, and Dvořák with pop hits by Adele, Britney Spears, and Ke$ha, will make their Renberg Theatre debut on Sunday, March 13 at 7pm.

The New York Times recently raved about Well-Strung, calling them, “ … a talented quartet of men that sings and plays string instruments and brilliantly fuses pop and classical music from Madonna to Beethoven.” They made their second appearance on The Today Show this past October, and the foursome has quickly gained international attention playing in London, Rome, and Vienna, as well as selling out venues all across the United States. Well-Strung’s new CD, titled “POPssical,” debuted at #8 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover Chart and #9 on Billboard’s Classical Chart last fall.

Described as talented and seriously trained musicians, as well as hunky and gorgeous, Well-Strung is composed of first violinist Edmund Bagnell, second violinist Christopher Marchant, violist Trevor Wadleigh, and cellist Daniel Shevlin. The group was conceived by producer Mark Cortale and Christopher Marchant. They have received critical acclaim at New York’s prestigious Feinstein’s/54 Below and well beyond, from the House of Blues in New Orleans to the Leicester Square Theatre in London. They have performed recently at the TrevorLIVE Gala in New York City, appeared on Watch What Happens Live, and they have also performed with artists such as Kristin Chenoweth, Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald, and Deborah Voigt. For more information about Well-Strung, visit well-strung.com.

General admission tickets are $30 and may be purchased online at www.lalgbtcenter.org/theatre or by phone at (323) 860-7300. Net proceeds from all ticket sales will support the full range of free and low-cost programs and services offered by the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre is located at 1125 N. McCadden Place (one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard), in Hollywood, 90038. Free onsite parking is available.

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02-12-16

Well-Strung. Photo courtesy of Los Angeles LGBT Center.

NEWS RELEASE — “THE MISMATCH GAME” RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER’S RENBERG THEATRE FOR 2 NIGHTS ONLY IN MARCH

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s
Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center
and Dennis Hensley
Present

The MisMatch Game
CREATED AND HOSTED BY DENNIS HENSLEY

RETURNING TO
LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER’S RENBERG THEATRE
FOR AN EARLY SPRING COMIC FREE-FOR-ALL

TWO NIGHTS ONLY!
Friday, March 11 and
Saturday, March 12 at 8pm

The Mismatch GameIt’s time once again to “get ready to match the stars” with a new edition of Dennis Hensley’s The Mismatch Game, the show the Los Angeles Times calls, “witty, ribald … an adventure in surrealist era bending.” The side-splitting parody of the 70s game show returns to the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre for two hilarious nights on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 at 8pm.

Creator, producer, and host Dennis “Gene Rayburn” Hensley will be joined onstage by a panel of some of L.A.’s most creative, hilarious, and demented comic minds. Hensley and company are once again generously donating the proceeds to benefit the Center’s array of free and low-cost services. Since its debut in 2004, The MisMatch Game has raised well over $100,000 for the Los Angeles LGBT Center. With kitschy prizes for volunteer contestants pulled from the audience, it’s time to dig out that leisure suit for another run of the perennial cult favorite.

Fractured celebrity impersonations include such luminaries (living and otherwise!) as Zooey Deschanel, Bea Arthur, Harvey Fierstein, Cher, Ricardo Montalbán, and Tim Gunn. The casts for the upcoming shows will be posted at lalgbtcenter.org/theatre.

The MisMatch Game regularly fills the house at its irregularly scheduled gigs at the Renberg Theatre. Audiences keep coming back for the razor’s edge improv and the racy, anarchic, and decidedly un-PC wit and wildness. The Advocate honored The MisMatch Game with a “10 Best Theatre” citation that said, “This recurring Los Angeles happening re-imagines the ‘70s TV game show The Match Game with full-camp press and excellent sub-lebrity impersonations.”

General admission tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at www.lalgbtcenter.org/theatre or by phone at (323) 860-7300. Net proceeds from all ticket sales will support the full range of free and low-cost programs and services offered by the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre is located at 1125 N. McCadden Place (one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard), in Hollywood, 90038. Free onsite parking is available.

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02-10-16

NEWS RELEASE — BRIMMER STREET THEATRE COMPANY 2016 BREAKING GROUND SERIES NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

CALLING ALL PLAYWRIGHTS!
BRIMMER STREET THEATRE COMPANY’S
2016 BREAKING GROUND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
★ NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS ★

Brimmer Street Theater Company LogoBreaking Ground, Brimmer Street Theatre Company’s play development program, is now accepting submissions for 2016. Breaking Ground is an opportunity for playwrights to work with BSTC’s ensemble and other artists to finalize a fully-drafted script-in-progress through a collaborative rehearsal process culminating in a workshop performance. The application deadline is Sunday, February 21 at midnight.

Breaking Ground is a play development program aimed to move nearly-completed scripts to a final draft through the collaboration and discovery provided by a rehearsal process. Writers interested in polishing a script using an ensemble-driven, collaborative process are encouraged to visit www.brimmerstreet.org/breaking-ground to complete an application and submit the current draft of their script. Projects will be selected by the BSTC ensemble based on the play’s potential fit for the company; writers are encouraged to submit plays with smaller-sized casts. Selected playwrights will receive a small stipend. Screenplays will not be considered.

The Breaking Ground program is a follow-up initiative to BSTC’s seven-years-strong Blueprint Series, through which playwrights advance an idea for a play from a brainstorm to a first draft script. The goal of Breaking Ground is to advance a rough draft to a final script that is ready for possible production. Both programs are funded in part by a grant from the LA County Arts Commission.

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.

Applications for the 2016 Breaking Ground program are available for download at www.brimmerstreet.org/breaking-ground. Actors, directors, designers, and producers interested in participating as collaborative artists should email info@brimmersteet.org.

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02-03-16