SMP: "The Gondoliers"

I’VE STILL GOT IT! (I THINK!) AUDITION WORKSHOP FOR THE MUSICAL ACTOR

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Weekly workshops begin March 14 at Sierra Madre Playhouse:
Announcing an extraordinary theatre workshop at Sierra Madre Playhouse taught by award-winning musical theatre and theatre professionals Alison Kalmus and Graham Jackson that will inspire participants to dig deeper into their repertoire and take their acting/musical theatre career to the next level. Each week, participants will receive insightful one-on-one coaching in an intimate, nurturing environment that will help participants discover their true potential. Space is limited, so e-mail alison.kalmus@sierramadreplayhouse.org to reserve your spot now!

The Acting Bug, By Artistic Director, Christian Lebano

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When I was twelve, I was cast as King Richard the Lionhearted in a school performance of Robin Hood. I was thrilled that I was the only member of the cast who had a costume change (from disguised friar to King) – my mother, less so, as she was responsible for making TWO costumes. I remember so clearly the moment that I revealed myself as the King by lowering my hood. I remember feeling free and, strangely – or prophetically, being exactly where I belonged. Belonged being the operative word. The play was so well received by the school that we were asked to do a “command performance” for the PTA in the evening.

Catching up, By Artistic Director, Christian Lebano

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I haven’t written in the last few weeks – and I’ve missed speaking with you through this column. So much happens so quickly at the Playhouse that some of this will seem like old news. We went to the Ovation Awards on January 17th with five nominations for 3 plays – and went home with […]

Opening Bee-luther-hatchee By Artistic Director, Christian Lebano

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After talking about Bee-luther-hatchee for years, we are now one week from opening! The journey from the first time I heard this play mentioned and sought it out to read it to opening night has been long and winding – with many ups and downs along the way. My commitment to producing this play has never wavered and now that we are about to share it with our first audiences, I’m excited and nervous.

Sign-Up: FREE Educators’ Preview & Reception for Bee-luther-hatchee by Thomas Gibbons

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Artistic freedom, cultural appropriation, stories that deserve to be told, and who will tell them? – these are some of the issues of Bee-luther-hatchee  Free for Educators –one night only at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. What:  FREE Educators’ Preview and Reception for Bee-luther-hatchee by Thomas Gibbons When:  Thursday, January 12th Time:  Reception & Lobby Tour […]

BLH Free Events: Whose Stories? Who Tells Them? Five Panel Discussions on Writers and Diversity – Thursday nights 7 pm throughout run of play

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The play Bee-luther-hatchee by Thomas Gibbons is a story of writers and writing, stories that deserve to be told, and the issue of who is best to tell them. The play provokes discussion on race, identity, and the power of writing. Sierra Madre Playhouse is presenting these panels in the community to provide a broader stage for discussion of issues raised in Gibbons’ play. Storytellers working across several genres including fiction writing, journalism, social media, drama and poetry will focus on the challenges of creating authentic voices and the danger of cultural appropriation. These issues reach beyond the theater and by holding these panels we hope to provide room for discussion that perhaps can lead to dialogue. We are at a unique time in history and discussion of these themes and the power of writing seems crucial to supporting civil discourse in a time of increasing polarization.

A Classical Christmas Concert By Artistic Director, Christian Lebano

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We have a special treat for our patrons – on Sunday, December 18 at 7:00 we will be hosting the AlmaNova Duo with special guest vocalist Abram Peliakoff in a “Classical Christmas Concert”. This marks the first of three concerts we have planned through the spring with Sierra Madre Music, who just happen to be the AlmaNova Duo better known as Jessica Pierce and Almer Imamovic.