Tracey Paleo

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Tracey Paleo is Associate Editor at FootLights Magazine. She's also the Founder and Chief Editor of the arts and culture site, Gia On The Move, where she often reviews live performance events.

Michael Teoli Branding Theater Through Music

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Doomesday Cabaret, The Magic Bullet Theory, Absolutely Filthy, Skullduggery.  All these Made-in-LA Theater productions that have an extra element unique to them.  Original music. Berklee College of Music alum Michael Teoli has written, arranged or scored (or all three) more than a few out-of-the-box original rock musicals and plays for Los Angeles theater. (Of course, there’s that other fun fact of him being an intern ...

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Beyond The Hollywood Fringe

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Is there life after the Hollywood Fringe Festival? Yes! Of course! Last season Hollywood Fringe founder Ben Hill spoke to the excitement and changes with each HFF season, including some of the How To’s for international shows participating in the local scene . But a next step for productions who want to go further than a 2-week run once the #fringeproms, Twitter chats and regular ...

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Board Changes at the Wallis Annenberg

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Press Release Businessman and philanthropist Michael A. Nemeroff will take the helm as Chairman of the Board of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts effective September 27, 2017. The announcement was made after the organization’s Board meeting today by current Chairman David C. Bohnett who will simultaneously assume a new leadership position as Chairman of the Executive Committee charged with leadership initiatives critical ...

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Rogue Artists Ensemble 1st Complete Season

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Rogue Artists Ensemble has just announced their first complete season of performances for 2017. The season includes one world premiere immersive production in association with East West Players, one workshop of an original site-specific adaptation commissioned by the City of West Hollywood, one reading of an original script, and a remount and reinvention of an all-ages production at the Pasadena Playhouse. This year will see ...

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No 2017 NYC Fringe Festival

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How to keep a 20 year old Fringe Festival fresh?  If the Fringe Festival is in New York City, apparently you skip a year.   According to the Festival’s website, the hiatus will allow organizers to restart with a (insert mixed art metaphor here) blank canvas.   No further explanation is given.  From their website: While the New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) celebrates our first twenty ...

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The Blank’s Young Playwrights Winners

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Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, The Blank Theatre’s Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival has chosen 12 plays by playwrights aged 17, 18, and 19 from six different states and the District of Columbia. These plays will be presented by professional actors and directors in this year’s Festival at The Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, June 1–25. Said Daniel Henning, Founding Artistic Director of The Blank, “Each ...

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The Wallis Announces 2017/18 Season

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The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) has announced the 2017/18 season, which features 250 performances delivering groundbreaking produced and presented works in dance, music and theater from locally, nationally and internationally renowned artists and companies. The 2017/18 season, beginning October 8, 2017, marks the second year of programming under the leadership of Artistic Director Paul Crewes, Managing Director Rachel Fine and ...

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Open Fist’s Anti-Hero

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Collaborators and artistic directors Guy Zimmerman of Padua Playwrights and Martha Demson of Open Fist Theatre Company,  will tell you, The Gary Plays are a pure product of Los Angeles.  Each part written here and culturally borne of this very city is a sort of Homeric tale prescient in its day, now living in the present moment.  An octet of plays written by Murry Mednick, ...

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The Colony Theatre Unveils New Kids Summer Camp

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The Colony Theatre in Burbank has unveiled its new groundbreaking summer camp, C.R.E.A.T.E. 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 ...

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Newly Formed ‘Independent Theatres of Los Angeles’ To Hold Citywide Auditions

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Press Release Intimate theater companies in Los Angeles that have been denied membership status by Actors Equity Association, and/or find themselves financially unable to sign AEA’s new Los Angeles 99-Seat Theater Agreement, are banding together under the title “Independent Theatres of Los Angeles.” Sixteen theaters have joined ITLA to date, with more companies expected to become members soon. Under the auspices of ITLA, citywide auditions ...

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