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THIS SUNDAY - MARCH 17th:
 
 
   




YOUR THEATER GUIDE 
THE DESERT AREA &  
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 

PLAYING: MARCH 13 - 24
 

   
    
PLAYING MARCH 22 - 31, 2019
FOR THE BEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MUSICAL THEATER
WITH PERFORMANCES IN GLENDALE'S BEAUTIFUL  
ALEX THEATER

    
   

 
PERFORMANCES ARE AT  
CARPENTER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER  
6200 E. ATHERTON ST.  
LONG BEACH, CA


39 SOUTH MOLINO AVE.
Pasadena, CA. 
 OPEN MICS... 
HERE, THERE, & EVERYWHERE 
 
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DEAR READERS:
 
 
Hi everyone. First wanted I wanted to clear up last week's link to "LOVE NEVER DIE", the one I used on Youtube was a badly shot amateur video taken during a performance. The one I wanted to use has been removed by Paramount Pictures and was a beautifully filmed movie of the London Companies production, which you may be able to find on Netflix.

Also wanted to note that some of the ads had to be combined, either by performer or venue, because I had reached my limit of 'boxes' allowed by Constant Contact, I already pay $50 a month and don't want to upgrade my plan. So it may be that I will have to delete some of the notices and ads, will see how it goes.   
 
CABARET ON THE GREEN AT AJ'S LAST SATURDAY:
 
So we had a nice full house this week with a very receptive audience and no talking which was a real pleasure, and 25 singers so JOEL BAKER started off with "I Wish I Were In Love Again" then me with "They Can't Take That Away From Me". Then on to our super talented line up of singers starting with a wonderful new singer named THERESE LEE with "You Go To My Head". Then the birthday star of the night who sang "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" then we gave her a cake and sang Happy Birthday and she blew out the candles. JEFF LESSER came with two great songs "It's A Fine Line" and a medley with "It's My Turn" and "Go West". JB brought us two brand new songs, "Lasso The Moon" and "Hands Of Time". BRAD SEIPLE had us all singing along to "Rocket Man" and got some cheers after his "Bring Him Home" and a "Oh Geez" from Noni.  Next was PATTI GALLAGHER doing "The Waltz In Three-Quarter Time" and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes". PAT MCCANN still high off her recent hit show at Arthur Newman Theater, sang "Watch What Happens" and "Why Wonder Why". Then that Oh Geez NONI LAMBERTSON with "Not Too Young To Love", and "Bewitched". Another singer who got cheers was ALAN JON doing "Miriah", and "My Favorite Year". MARCIA HARP wowed the audience with "Who Can I Turn To", and "The Best Thing You've Ever Done". Also back we had the fabulous BETH FORMELOZA who sang "Impossible", and "Don't Take Your Love Away From Me". Also pretty fabulous these days was FERDIE FORMELOZO who sang "You're Still You", and "I Wish You Love". Back again we had the new singer everyone loved two weeks ago, DAVID BADER with "All Of Me", and "A Foggy Day". Another new singer was next also named David, DAVID BRUNS with a great song called "The Joys Of Love". NEVADO TAYLOR, who you an see on Facebook all over town at all the best night spot, came to sing for us "There's A Kind Of Hush" letting us help with the chorus. Also back we had FRED HARDIN who as always was a lot of fun with his "Don't Get Around Much Anymore". Another new singer/actress from Los Angeles was LEANNA RODGERS with "Nature Boy". She was followed by ROY PROVANCE who played the piano and sang "Forget The Woman". The GINO CARMODY did "If I Loved You", and "Till There Was You". RENO BARELA sang for us again doing "This Guys In Love With You". And a sensational singer who i remember came in a month ago named CAROL DAVIS who blew us all away with "Georgia", she said she sings on Fridays at NICOLINO'S and worth the trip to see her. MICHAEL BLAKE also dropped by to sing "The Summer Wind". And we got to hear TONY DESIENA doing "God Bless The Child". So that was it and I promise this Saturday will be another not to be missed night with some of the very best singers anywhere. Make reservations and come and see us, or maybe sing with us - or both!      
 
Reservation for dinner and seating in main room recommended
 
HERE'S A GOOD TIP: Reservations are a good idea for dinning in the showroom. But if you get the answering machine do not leave a reservation on it. But call after 5 PM and press '1' at the end of the message and it will transfer to the bar where it will be answered by a real person who will take your reservations. DO NOT LEAVE RESERVATIONS ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE! 

PLEASE, won't you click YELP US and tell your friends too that we have the best singers in town and we do it LIVE!  EVERY YELP HELPS
 
AJ'S NOTE: There is a HUGE parking lot just past the front lot on your left. Remember to make reservations and see you next time.  
  
Reservation for dinner and seating in main room recommended
 
HERE'S A GOOD TIP: Reservations are a good idea for dinning in the showroom. But if you get the answering machine do not leave a reservation on it. But call after 5 PM and press '1' at the end of the message and it will transfer to the bar where it will be answered by a real person who will take your reservations. DO NOT LEAVE RESERVATIONS ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE! 

PLEASE, won't you click YELP US and tell your friends too that we have the best singers in town and we do it LIVE!  EVERY YELP HELPS
 
AJ'S NOTE: There is a HUGE parking lot just past the front lot on your left. Remember to make reservations and see you next time.  
 
WOW! Is the best word I can use to say how wonderful VICKI KNIGHT was on Sunday with her "Feeling Irish" show. The audience was noting but praises and cheers for her and WAYNE ABRAVANEL on piano. What a talented team. This Sunday is another talented guy who was here back in 2015 I think and is back with a brand new show called "Taking A Chance" and it is sure to be a good time for all. We hope to see you there.  PS: THE DESERT SUN is finally giving us a bit of coverage in the "Weekender" pull out section of the Friday edition. So if you see it and can shoot them a comment to continue we would appreciate it very much. I will also say I got four calls from people who saw the blurb about Vicki's show, so that is a good sign.  

CABARET ON SUNDAYS SERIES
SUMMER SEASON UPDATE:
I have the dates set up but am only giving the singers who contacted me earlier wanting a date. I will give them a few days to reply. I sent them emails late today and 5 dates have already been taken out of the 18 dates available - but in the time being if you are
interested in being part of this series, please EMAIL ME ONLY (NO phone calls or Facebook Messaging please) My email address is les@lesmichaels.com


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HEY! GOOD NEWS! WE HAVE A NEW CARPETED STAGE *
AND IT LOOKS FABULOUS!!!! 
 
HERE'S SOME RECENT PICTURES BEFORE  
THE NEW CARPET - I'LL POST ONE OF  
THE CARPETED STAGE SOON! 
 
The Winter Season Brochure:
THIS SUNDAY: 
AND FINISHING OUR 10TH SEASON:
  
DO YOU REMEMBER THURSDAY NIGHTS IN THE  
TEN20 LOUNGE AT THE BEAUTIFUL BEL AGE HOTEL  
IN WEST HOLLYWOOD?

IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY BUT IT WAS REALLY AROUND 2003 - 2006. THE NIGHT STARTED WITH "THE GUEST STARS SHOWCASE" AND 4 PERFORMERS DOING A SHORT SET AROUND 15 MINUTES AND 3 TO 4 SONGS. RON SNYDER, THE HOUSE PIANIST, PLAYED FOR THEM AND AFTER A SHORT BREAK WE CONTINUED THE NIGHT WITH OPEN MIC. IT REALLY WAS A FABULOUS ROOM WITH GREAT FOOD, GORGEOUS BABY GRAND, AND THAT VIEW! 

I HAD SO MANY DIGITAL PHOTOS FROM THOSE NIGHTS BUT LOST THEM WHEN MY COMPUTER DIED ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO. BUT I RECENTLY FOUND THE PAPTER PROGRAM I PUT TOGETHER FROM THE VERY LAST NIGHT THERE AFTER THE HOTEL WAS SOLD, IT'S NOW CALLED LONDON WEST. ANYWAY, I COMPILED A LIST OF ALL 383 GUEST STARS FROM THE 140 SHOWS ON A SPECIAL WEB PAGE IN CASE ANYONE WANTS TO SEE ALL THE INCREDIBLE SINGERS WHO CAME TO BE PART OF IT. I ALSO HAVE LOTS OF OLD "MINI - DVD'S" TAKEN OF A LOT OF THE SHOWS. ONCE I LEARN HOW TO TRANSFER THEM TO THE WEB I WILL POST THEM FOR YOU TO SEE.

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GILBERT & SULLIVANS
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
 
LimonCarr Desert Theatricals, in partnership with the City of Rancho Mirage, is excited to announce OPEN AUDITIONS for Gilbert & Sullivan's classic THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE running May 17thand 18th at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater.  This is an open audition to the public and Desert Theatricals plans on utilizing the talents of local theatre actors and performers.  There is some pay or stipend for all roles.  
 
Auditions are Saturday, March 24th at 10am at the Amphitheater.  Please enter through the back stage gate located on San Jacinot between the two parking lots.  Bring picture and resume, music in correct key - NO TAPES/CD'S - accompanist provided.  Classic musical theatre selections only please.  Be prepared to move/dance audition as well. There is some pay for all actors.  Rehearsals begin April 6th and are primarily on Saturday and Sunday.  Tech week begins May 12th and rehearses every night through opening.  ABSOLUTELY NO CONFLICTS WILL BE ACCEPTED and conflicts that arise will result in release from the production.
 
Director/Choreographer Ray Limon and Musical Director Joshua Carr seeking the following roles:
 
THE PIRATE KING:  30'S - 40'S  Excellent baritone, strong physical presence, good with comedy

FREDERIC: 20'S - 30'S  Excellent tenor to Bb, strong physical presence, good with comedy

MABEL: 20'S Strong singer, soprano to high Eb, Good comedic actress
 
RUTH: 40-50'S Strong Alto, good with comedy
 
MAJOR GENERAL:  40 -50'S Strong singer, excellent with patter and comedy
 
SARGEANT: 20'S - 30'S  Strong Bass with some dance background
 
SAMUEL/PIRATES/COPS:/AUGHTERS:  16 years old plus, All ages, types, ethnicities - Must sing well and move well
 
Rancho Mirage Amphitheater
71-560 San Jacinto Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

LimonCarr's DESERT THEATRICALS, originally founded in 1994 in Vista's Avo Playhouse, is in their first season and will be announcing their 2019/2020 season with standard Broadway Musical Theatre sure to please.  With over 350 Broadway style professional musicals between them, the team of Ray Limon and Joshua Carr together have been producing quality, affordable theatre in Southern California for 25 years. 

 
 
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