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Theatrefication, the event slated to launch the City of Los Angeles' “Broadway 100” celebration, has been postponed until later this year. Challenging production issues with equipment and retrofitting the Million Dollar Theatre proved to be a more daunting task than was initially anticipated for the musical theatre productions being featured. Producers rescheduled the event for Saturday, November 12, 2011.
“This was an easy decision. We have to do what is best for the integrity of the productions. We would rather present Theatrefication the way that it is meant to be seen. There are some logistics issues that presented complications that will take a bit longer to work out, especially in a historical landmark theatre that has been around for nearly a century,” says Helene Federici, whose ElectrOpera Theatre Company is producing the event.
Theatrefication was scheduled to kick off the centennial festivities of the City of Los Angeles' Bringing Back Broadway initiative's “Broadway 100”, honoring 100 years of the Historic Broadway Theatre District on Saturday, March 26 at 7:00 PM at the Million Dollar Theatre. Even with the new show date, Theatrefication will remain a part of the celebration of LA's Broadway District's centennial. The event will present David J's avant-garde play with music, The Chanteuse and the Devil's Muse. Inspired by the Black Dahlia saga, this chilling play offers a new theory on the identity of the killer(s). The second musical production on the marquee will be Federici's own electropera, ET Mostavy, a multimedia musical, featuring 3-D animated projections and atmospheric effects. This new format of musical theatre merges orchestral electronic dance music with urban and classical dance, trip-hop and opera vocals, and an electric string ensemble.
Tickets that have been purchased will be given a complimentary upgrade to VIP seating or refunded upon request. Information regarding the rescheduled dates for Theatrefication will be available online at www.theatrefication.com.
For a list of plays being reviewed this weekend, press the More tab directly below:
Check back on Tuesday for reviews of the following productions:
THE BIRTHDAY PRESENT 2050 Argyle Road Productions presents Tania Wisbar's story of a dystopian future where the elderly have to pay to keep living. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through April 17, (323) 960-7733, plays411.com. Skylight Theater, 1816 1/2 N. Vermont Ave., L.A..
BONDED Donald Jolly's story of slavery, set on a plantation in 1820s Virginia. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through April 9, playwrightsarena.org. Los Angeles Theater Center, 514 S. Spring St., L.A., (866) 811-4111, thelatc.org.
BROKEN GLASS Elina de Santos directs this Arthur Miller play, set in late 1930s Brooklyn. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through April 18, $27-$30; students $20, (323) 821-2449. Pico Playhouse, 10508 W. Pico Blvd., L.A., picoplayhouse.com.
CROOKED ROAD Streetlamp Studio presents Erin Gaw's modern-day adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion, set in South Los Angeles. Fri., March 18, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 19, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 20, 7 p.m.; Fri., March 25, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 26, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 27, 2 & 7 p.m. Lost Studio, 130 S. La Brea Ave., L.A., (323) 871-5830.
THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE Tennessee Williams' re-write of his own play Summer and Smoke. Sat., March 19, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 20, 2 p.m.; Sat., April 16, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 17, 2 p.m.; Wed., April 20, 8 p.m.; Thu., April 21, 8 p.m.; Fri., April 22, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 7, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., May 8, 2 p.m.; Sun., May 22, 2 & 7 p.m.; Thu., May 26, 8 p.m.; Fri., May 27, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 28, 8 p.m. A Noise Within, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, (818) 240-0910, anoisewithin.org.
ENDGAME Samuel Beckett's Absurdist one-act, set at “the end of everything.” Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 10, 7 p.m.; Sun., April 17, 7 p.m. Continues through April 23. Sacred Fools Theater, 660 N. Heliotrope Dr., L.A., (310) 281-8337, sacredfools.org.
GIRLS TALK Roger Kumble's take on the status-climbing mommies of Brentwood. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through April 24, (800) 595-4849, tix.com. Lee Strasberg Institute, Marilyn Monroe Theatre, 7936 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A..
THE INSOMNIA PLAY Vitality Productions presents Jessica Brickman's tale of a girl who never sleeps. Fridays, Sundays, 8 p.m.; Fridays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Continues through April 10, (847) 800-1762, vitality.publishpath.com. Lyric-Hyperion Theater Cafe, 2106 Hyperion Ave., L.A., lyrichyperion.com.
THE MERCY SEAT Neil LaBute's play about a man who cheated death on 9/11 by cheating on his wife. Starting March 19, Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through April 24. [Inside] the Ford, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., L.A., (323) 461-3673, fordtheatres.org.
WISH I HAD A SYLVIA PLATH Rogue Machine presents Edward Anthony's comedy about tragedy. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m.; Thursdays, 8 p.m. Continues through April 17, (855) 585-5185, roguemachinetheatre.com. Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A..
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