Neil Simon’s “California Suite”
Chaos Theatre Company and Olde English Productions in association with Off Strip Productions are pleased to announce their latest endeavor, “California Suite” by Neil Simon. Simon’s engaging play, consisting of four separate scenes, all of which take place in the same suite in the Beverly Hills Hotel, is a delightful comedy giving the audience the experience of four plays in one cohesive package. In a unique twist, each scene of this production will be directed by a different person (Shane Cullum, Jeremy Nino, Gus Langley, Jason Nino) for a truly unparalleled experience.
September 5, 6,12 & 13
Matinee Performances on
Sunday, September 7 & 14 @ 2PM
Jazz at the Onyx
The Gateway Arts Foundation presents:
JAZZ at the ONYX
featuring the Dirk K quartet.
with special guest: Tyler Williams, Daniel Alameda & Philip Antony
and guest star performer Eric Marienthal
This onenightonly performance will introduce new original compositions by Dirk K. A taste of what the new Jazz generation sounds like. Innovative, thinking bravely, and creatively, we generate new ideas, and open new horizons.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Gateway Arts Foundation
Wednesday, September 17 @ 7PM
The eBook of Love
The eBook of Love
a play by Tom Misuraca
a Staged Reading directed by Sarah O’Connell
The eBook of Love is a story of modern dating. All action takes place at a coffee house where Deirdre mistakes Ruben for a blind date. On impulse, Ruben goes with it. Meanwhile, Steve, the man Deirdre stood up, tries to heal his hurt by pursuing Megan, a widow he only saw from a distance. But Megan is turned off when Steve attempts to find her via a CraigsList ad. These two “love” stories play out while Troy, a gay man looking to settle down, keeps encountering Ethan, a very promiscuous gay man who is attached to his smartphone. These three couples can only hope that the modern communications that have made a mess of things will also help them find the right partners.
TOM MISURACA (PLAYWRIGHT) studied writing at Emerson College in his home town of Boston. After graduations, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue screenwriting, but was bitten by the theater bug instead. Over fifty of his oneact plays have been produced in theaters all over the world, many winning audience favorite awards. Four of his fulllengths were produced in Southern California: Geeks! The Musical, The ParaAbnormals, Edgar along with Tenants. All played to sold out crowds and great reviews. Geeks! went on to be produced OffOff Broadway, and is currently running in San Diego. This year, he won two writing awards: The Pickering Award for his oldage superhero play, Golden Age, which was produced in Michigan; and the Las Vegas Little Theatre New Works award for Little Black Book, which was produced in Las Vegas in April. He is a member or the Los Angeles Alliance of Playwrights and First Stage L.A. When he’s not writing, he works as a graphic designer.
Saturday, September 20th @ 8pm
Off Strip Productions Presents
Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along
Sondheim’s semiautobiographical musical Merrily We Roll Along turns back the clock on friendship and the high price of success.
The authors of the Broadway hit COMPANY reunite to turn the traditional show business musical on its head. This compelling Broadway tale about friendship, compromise, and the high price of success. Stephen Sondheim and George Furth expertly blend the excitement and energy of a backstage musical with a poignant and emotional contemporary story about the souring of ideals and the erosions of friendships.
Merrily We Roll Along contains popular Broadway songs “Not a Day Goes By”, “Old Friends”, and “Good Thing Going”.
September 26 & 27 @ 8pm
October 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
October 5 @ 2pm
Broadway Open Mic Night
At the Onyx Theatre
ATTENTION MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMERS OF ALL AGES! BRING YOUR SHEET MUSIC!
This is what you’ve been waiting for: An evening of strictly Musical Theatre with you at the mic and a LIVE ACCOMPANIST at the piano, complete with theatrical lighting and sound!
HERE’S WHAT YOU GET FOR YOUR $10 DONATION:
* 1 FREE COCKTAIL (or soda)
* The option to receive a video copy of your performance, FREE OF CHARGE
* The opportunity to perform your song with an accompanist, for an audience, with live lights and sound
* A casual evening of fun & entertainment
It’s not complicated.
1) Buy your tickets at onyxtheatre.com or at the door.
2) Sign up on the Performer List when you get here (the list will be put out at 7:30pm first come, first serve).
3) Enjoy the show!
YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN SHEET MUSIC AND ALL MUSIC MUST BE FROM A PUBLISHED PIECE OF MUSICAL THEATRE NO POP!
And if you don’t want to perform, you can simply sit and enjoy all of the amazing local talent!
This is a great opportunity to put that song you’ve been working on in front of an audience or dust off that old favorite that you just love to sing. We’re all friends, we can even give you feedback after the show if you want it.
Tickets are only $10 and all proceeds are going to help support the upcoming season for OFF STRIP PRODUCTIONS a nonprofit theatre company.
Here are some of the shows on our 2014 schedule alone that you would be supporting:
SongPoems Wanted! The Musical (Las Vegas Premiere)
The Telephone/The Human Voice (Sin City Opera)
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Graduate (SRO Productions)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Poor Richard’s Players)
Merrily We Roll Along
…AND THAT’S JUST THROUGH SEPTEMBER!
JOIN US SEPTEMBER 28TH AT 8PM, DOORS OPEN AT 7PM.