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NEWS RELEASE — ROGELIO DOUGLAS, JR. WILL JOIN MANDY GONZALEZ AT CATALINA BAR & GRILL — JAN. 27 & 28 AT 8:30PM

ROGELIO DOUGLAS, JR.
SET TO JOIN
MANDY GONZALEZ
IN HER LOS ANGELES SOLO CONCERT DEBUT
LOVE, ALL WAYS

AT CATALINA BAR & GRILL IN HOLLYWOOD
TWO SHOWS ONLY
JANUARY 27 & 28 AT 8:30PM

Rogelio Douglas JrChris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced that Rogelio Douglas, Jr. will join native Angeleno and Broadway star Mandy Gonzalez for Love, All Ways, her Los Angeles solo concert debut. There will be two shows only on Tuesday, January 27, and Wednesday, January 28, at 8:30pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood.

Rogelio Douglas, Jr. is truly a quadruple threat — he acts, sings, writes songs, and dances. On Broadway, Douglas has been seen in In the Heights, The Little Mermaid, and Riverdance: The Show. His film credits include the much lauded Whiplash as well as Superfast! (to be released later this year), and television work includes appearances on Orange Is The New Black and Parks and Recreation. In August of last year Douglas appeared at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Broadway Under the Stars alongside fellow Broadway belters Erich Bergen, Danny Gurwin, Chad Kimball, and the legendary Jennifer Holliday.

A native of the Santa Clarita Valley, Mandy Gonzalez possesses one of the most powerful and versatile contemporary voices on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in Dance of the Vampires and is perhaps best known for her emotional portrayal of Nina Rosario in the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights, a role she created Off Broadway at 37 Arts. She starred as Elphaba in Wicked and Princess Amneris in Aida and played multiple roles (including John Lennon) in Lennon. Gonzalez received overwhelming critical praise and an Obie Award for her performance Off Broadway in Eli’s Comin’, a show based on the music and lyrics of Laura Nyro. Film credits include Across the Universe, After, and Man on a Ledge, and on television she has been seen on White Collar, The Good Wife, 666 Park Avenue, Third Watch, and One Life to Live.

Mandy Gonzalez’s Los Angeles solo concert debut, entitled Love, All Ways, was originally conceived as a tribute to her parents, a Mexican migrant worker and a Jewish girl from the Valley who met as pen pals during the Viet Nam War. Gonzalez’s dad, who didn’t learn to speak English until age six, would sign his letters to Gonzalez’s mom, “Love Allways.” He still spells it that way.

Mandy Gonzalez: Love, All Ways (which, along with Rogelio Douglas, Jr., will feature a special appearance by some of the Santa Clarita Valley’s top high school singers) will play two performances only at the Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 W. Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood on Tuesday, January 27, and Wednesday, January 28, at 8:30pm. Doors open at 7pm for cocktail and dinner service (single entrée or drink minimums apply). Admission is $25, with VIP seating ($40) available, and online purchases receive priority seating. Tickets may be obtained online at www.TicketWeb.com or by phone at (866) 468-3399.

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01-26-15

NEWS RELEASE — “KARMA, THE AWAKENING” — WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL OPENS AT EL PORTAL THEATRE ON THURSDAY 2/5 AT 8PM

A WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL
KARMA, THE AWAKENING
BOOK AND LYRICS BY
BILLIE E. HAZELBAKER,
BRYAN N. BARNES, AND JEFFREY ROLLINS
MUSIC BY RONN PRICE, DAN GREEN AND BRYAN N. BARNES
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY JERRY DANIELSEN
DIRECTED BY JASON GOLDBERG

OPENS FEBRUARY 5
AT EL PORTAL THEATRE’S MONROE FORUM
IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD

Karma POSTERProducer Jason Goldberg today announced the world premiere of Karma, The Awakening, a new musical with book and lyrics by Billie E. Hazelbaker, Bryan N. Barnes, and Jeffrey Rollins and music by Ronn Price, Dan Green, and Barnes. With musical direction by Jerry Danielsen, choreography by Lennon Hobson, and directed by Jason GoldbergKarma, The Awakening will open on Thursday, February 5 at 8pm and play a strictly limited engagement through March 1.

A generation ago the ‘Dawning of the Age of Aquarius’ proclaimed a season of “harmony and understanding, sympathy, and trust abounding.” We are living in that age and Karma, The Awakening revives the dormant energy of that season. Be reawakened by that energy and witness the Wedding of the Ages—the marriage of science and spirituality. You will be born again and again—and again.
The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Roslyn Cohn, Adam Fox, Katelyn Gault, Alena Henke, Aidan Johnson, Stephen Juhl, Jackson Kendall, PeterMcGlynn, Braddon Mendelson, Bob Moran, Madison Smith, Beth Ann Sweezer, and Jenny Torgerson. All design elements are being coordinated by Jason Goldberg and Jeremiah Whitman. The stage manager is Lyndsay Lucas.

Karma, The Awakening opens on Thursday, February 5 at 8pm and continues through Sunday, March 1 only. The regular performance schedule will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. General admission seating is $30 with a $25 ticket available for students with valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/941084 or via phone at (818) 508-4200.

The Monroe Forum inside the historic El Portal Theatre is located at 5269 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood 91601.

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01-23-15

NEWS RELEASE — ELI LIEB IN CONCERT WILL BENEFIT LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER — SAT 2/28 AT 8PM

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

ELI LIEB
IN CONCERT

A BENEFIT FOR THE LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER
Saturday, February 28 at 8pm

Eli LiebThe Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has announced Eli Lieb In Concert, a special one-night-only benefit event at the Center’s plush and intimate Renberg Theatre on Saturday, February 28, at 8pm. The show will be a rare “unplugged appearance” featuring just Lieb and his acoustic guitar.

Eli Lieb began burning up YouTube with brilliant covers of such popular songs as “Wrecking Ball,” “Young and Beautiful,” “Mirrors,” “Stay,” and “Skyfall.” Since then the openly gay musician has released the acclaimed self-penned singles “Young Love” (which has received three million YouTube views), his first solo album Eli Lieb, and most recently his single, “Lightning in a Bottle.” He resides in Los Angeles, where he is completing his second album. Since his arrival in LA in 2013 Lieb has collaborated with artists such as Adam Lambert, Cheyenne Jackson, and Crystal Bowersox.

Due to his growing popularity, Lieb was approached by the Leo Burnett Advertising Agency to write an original song for Allstate Insurance’s #OutHoldingHands campaign. Lieb wrote “Safe in My Hands,” which accompanied an animated short film by the same name, which was released in June 2014 and has become an anthem for the LGBT community. Another recent hit song, “Zeppelin,” garnered the attention of ABC Family producers, who featured it as the closing song for the second season finale of the network’s The Fosters. “Zeppelin” will be used in an upcoming episode of The Fosters as well. For more, visit www.elilieb.com.

General admission tickets for Eli Lieb In Concert are $25. VIP tickets are available for $100 and include priority reserved seating and a post-performance reception with the artist. All seats 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 the Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place (one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard), in Hollywood. Free onsite parking is available.

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01-22-15