Archived entries for The Colony Theatre

NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ “I’D ENJOY BEING A GIRL … ON BROADWAY!” at the COLONY THEATRE ▪︎ FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY, SEPT. 14–17

I’D ENJOY BEING A GIRL … ON BROADWAY!
STARRING MARK C. REIS
DIRECTED BY MICHELE LYNCH
CHOREOGRAPHY BY LISA MANDEL
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY SCOTT HARLAN
FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY
AT THE COLONY THEATRE IN BURBANK
SEPTEMBER 14, 15, 16, AND 17

I'd Rather Be a Girl...on Broadway!The Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced a four-performance run of I’d Enjoy Being a Girl … On Broadway! from September 14–17. Starring Mark C. Reis, the show is directed by Michele Lynch and features choreography by Lisa Mandel and musical direction by Scott Harlan.

Humorous, uplifting, and inspiring, I’d Enjoy Being a Girl … On Broadway! brings writer, performer, and dancer Mark C. Reis to the Colony with his solo show. Through an abundance of music and dance, the Broadway veteran explores how to continue surviving in his career and ponders how different his success in musical theatre might have been had he been a girl.

Mark C. Reis has worked from summer stock to Broadway with National Tours, European Tours, Radio City Music Hall, and Regional work in between. His many stage credits include productions of Fosse (Broadway), Jesus Christ Superstar, 42nd Street, Funny Girl, Paint Your Wagon (Goodspeed Musicals), Red, Hot and Blue (Paper Mill Playhouse), The Wizard of Oz (Tuacahn Amphitheatre), Elf (TUTS), Cabaret (Reprise), Chicago (several different productions and at the Hollywood Bowl), The Producers and The Wedding Singer (Musical Theatre West). Most recently Reis was seen in Mary Poppins at MTW and Spamalot with 3D Theatricals. He currently appears in the live Frozen show at Disneyland.

Said Reis, “I am thrilled to have my work included in the Colony’s It’s Showtime! series. I’ve always loved the theatre and dreamed of performing there. I never thought it could happen, but here I come!”

The running schedule for I’d Enjoy Being a Girl … On Broadway! is Thursday 9/14 at 8pm, Friday 9/15 at 8pm, Saturday 9/16 at 8pm, and Sunday 9/17 at 3pm. Admission is $35 and tickets may be purchased online at www.colonytheatre.org or by phone at (866) 811-4111. The Colony Theatre is located at 555 N. Third Street (between Cyprus and Magnolia) in Burbank, 91502. Ample free onsite parking is available.

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08-28-17

NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ REIGN MORTON IN “ICONversations” SET FOR THE COLONY THEATRE IN BURBANK JULY 20–23

ICONversations
A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE MASTERS
STARRING REIGN MORTON
DIRECTED BY KINNIK SKY
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY DAVE YADEN
FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY
AT THE COLONY THEATRE IN BURBANK
JULY 20, 21, 22, AND 23

Reign MortonICONversations, a musical journey with vocal artist Reign Morton, will play four performances only at the Colony Theatre in Burbank from July 20–23. Singing the songs that have stood the test of time from musical artists like Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Prince, Whitney Houston, Donny Hathaway, and Michael Jackson, Morton weaves a musical love letter to his father via creative storytelling and incredible music. Joining Morton in the show is Maiya Sykes, Postmodern Jukebox front woman and finalist on NBC’s The Voice. The tribute concert is directed by Kinnik Sky and features musical direction by Grammy Award-winner Dave Yaden.

Reign Morton is a recognized singer, songwriter, actor, and writer. He has appeared in films, theatre, and daytime and primetime TV. His most notable role as Cashius Kibideaux on General Hospital for which he earned a Daytime Emmy Award for Best Daytime Drama along with his cast. His recent credits include Whitney Houston’s biopic Whitney (as Eddie Murphy), The New Edition Story, E! Entertainment’s Clean House, For the Record: Tarantino, and the PureFlix.com series Hilton Head Island. Morton has worked alongside industry greats, from being directed by Angela Bassett and Antoine Fuqua to being coached by music legend Stevie Wonder. He has traveled internationally as a musician in Paris, Japan, and Canada. His work in Paris includes a chart-topping song, “Speed Dating,” which features the group Klan Kil-êla.

Morton has taken on a Producer/Performer role with ICONversations. This debut stage production is part musical love letter to his father and part tribute concert honoring iconic music legends. Said Morton, “It’s such an honor to present this show in such a historic and beautiful space as the Colony Theatre. Truly humbling.”

Director Kinnik Sky is a veteran of stage, television, and film. An American Idol finalist, she has appeared in countless plays and musicals over the last 20 years including Dreamgirls, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, and Madea’s Class Reunion. In 2010, she launched her production company Dazzal Mi (Dazzle Me) Entertainment. Under the company’s banner, Sky has written, produced, and starred in several stage productions and web series. To date, Dazzal Mi has received nine NAACP Theatre Award nominations and garnered five wins.

Musical Director Dave Yaden is a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and pianist who has played and written with some of the best in the business, including Josh Kelley, Pierce the Veil, Tonic, Spin Doctors, Tyler Hilton, Lady Antebellum, Ryan Tedder (One Republic), Mindi Abair, and many others. His ‘Billy Joel meets The Band’ sound is classic rock with touches of modern pop and Americana.

The running schedule for ICONversations is Thursday 7/20 at 8pm, Friday 7/21 at 8pm, Saturday 7/22 at 8pm, and Sunday 7/23 at 3pm. Admission is $35 and tickets may be purchased online at www.colonytheatre.org or by phone at (866) 811-4111. The Colony Theatre is located at 555 N. Third Street (between Cyprus and Magnolia) in Burbank, 91502. Ample free onsite parking is available.

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07-10-17

Reign Morton. Photo courtesy of The Colony Theatre.

NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ COLONY THEATRE IN BURBANK ANNOUNCES C.R.E.A.T.E. COLONY KIDS PROGRAMMING INITIATIVE

The Colony Theatre in Burbank Unveils First of Its Kind Summer Camp: New Colony Kids Programming Initiative

Colony Kids CREATEThe Colony Theatre in Burbank has unveiled its new groundbreaking summer camp, C.R.E.A.T.E., it was announced today. The highly innovative camp is part of a new Colony Kids Programming Initiative.

Colony Kids C.R.E.A.T.E. (Create. Really. Exciting. Art. Together. Everyday.) brings campers into the worlds of theatre and film. Over the course of six weeks (Monday–Friday, 8:30am–1:30pm), campers will experience what actually goes into staging a play and shooting a film in a safe and nurturing environment that empowers them to realize their personal and artistic potentials.

Colony Theatre Director of Development Heather Provost said, “We are committed to cultivating the artists of the future so this is a very important mission here at The Colony. We are excited to expose youth to all aspects of our industry. We are in the TV and Filmmaking capitol of the world, and combining the learning elements of theatre and film will be an unprecedented opportunity and experience for our Colony Kids.” Artistic Director Barbara Beckley added, “I love it when kids are in the building. Their curiosity is insatiable, and watching them discover their creativity is tremendously inspiring.”

C.R.E.A.T.E. will be the ultimate arts experience, from rehearsal to performance, from script development to filming. The kids will enjoy learning about playwriting, screenplay writing, acting, directing, production design, cinematography, editing, lighting, costumes, and sound from successful working industry professionals.

Campers will be broken into two groups – The Tony Group (theatre) and The Oscar Group (film). The Tony Group will focus on plays that students will write, direct, cast, and rehearse over the course of three weeks. Simultaneously, The Oscar Group will be following a similar template –but instead of theatre rehearsals, their projects will be filmed and edited with professionals by their sides.

At the end of the three weeks, the two groups will swap. The Tonys will become The Oscars and The Oscars will become The Tonys. The C.R.E.A.T.E. Camp will culminate in an exciting Theatre and Film Festival with a surprise celebrity host and red carpet festivities. Each project, whether a play or a film, will be presented in front of a live audience. The camp and festival will take place at The Colony Theatre June 19 – July 29.

The program is open to all skill levels and no previous experience is required. For more information and enrollment, go here: http://colonytheatre.org/shop2017/create.html.

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05-01-17