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  • Review by Don Grigware @ GRIGWARE REVIEWS latest reviews/news/photos

    Don’s original review can be read here: http://grigware.blogspot.com/2014/09/review-4000-miles.html?m=1   Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer-Prize nominated 4,000 Miles explores a most difficult relationship between a grandmother of 90 and her grandson some seventy years her junior. That gap in age is very wide like the distance of 4,000 miles from Seattle, Washington to New York City which Leo (Christian Prentice) [...]

  • Opening 4000 Miles – It Takes a Village – By Artistic Director, Christian Lebano

    It is Friday morning and we are just hours away from opening Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer-nominated play 4000 Miles in its Los Angeles County premiere. As I write this piece there are lots of people working very hard to get our show and the opening night reception which follows it tonight ready for a sold-out house. [...]

  • SMP Receives Numerous Steven Stanley’s STAGEsceneLA Best of 2013-2014 Scenies!

    Congratulations to all the recipients! Check out the entire list here. THEATER COMPANY OF THE YEAR (Intimate Theater): Sierra Madre Playhouse DIRECTOR/STAR OF THE YEAR: Kristin Towers-Rowles, Performer: 6 Rms Riv Vu BEST PRODUCTION, COMEDY-DRAMA: ?An Ideal Husband BEST PRODUCTION, COMEDY: 6 Rms Riv Vu MEMORABLE PRODUCTION, DRAMA: The Lion In Winter BEST ENSEMBLE CAST PERFORMANCE—COMEDY-DRAMA: [...]

  • Jonathan Beard and Barry Schwam nominated for Best Sound Design from NAACP for SMP’s Driving Miss Daisy!

    Barry Schwam and Jonathan Beard received a nomination for Best Sound Design – Local, from the NAACP for the original music score and sound design in SMP’s 2013 production of Driving Miss Daisy. Jonathan Beard (Composer) stands as one of the flag-bearers of an emerging generation of young composers who have grown up deeply steeped [...]

  • BWW Interview: Director CHRISTIAN LEBANO Discusses His New Vision for Sierra Madre Playhouse as Artistic Director

    New artistic director of Sierra Madre Playhouse Christian Lebano is busy as director rehearsing 4000 Miles for its opening at Sierra Madre Playhouse September 26. Lebano talks about this play, this season at Sierra Madre and his role as artistic director, including his plans for the playhouse.   What is your background at Sierra Madre [...]

  • SMP California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser – September 4th – for 4000 Miles

    Join us at California Pizza Kitchen for a flavorful FUNdraising event! Just bring in this flyer, present it to your server, and 20% of your check will be donated to our organization. Purchases include dine-in, take out, catering and all beverages!

  • Thanks for the Memories – September 7th – Two Performances – 2:30pm and 7:30pm

    Thanks for the Memories BACK by POPULAR DEMAND – Bob Hope and the USO put on countless shows for the troops in WWII – and for many years beyond. He drew top entertainers to war zones around the world, often within earshot of battle, to show the troops that they were loved and respected. This [...]

  • “6 Rms Riv Vu” in Sierra Madre: an classic comedy brings modern insights — Frances Baum Nicholson — The Stage Struck Review

    The Original Post Can be Viewed @ http://stagestruckreview.com/2014/08/13/6-rms-riv-vu-in-sierra-madre-an-classic-comedy-brings-modern-insights/ There comes a point, with older works of theater, when they stop being “dated” and start being a window on another time. When that happens, they can provide insightful views of the differences and most engagingly the similarities between the work’s era and our own. This is [...]

  • 6 RMS RIV VU – STAGEsceneLA – Steven Stanley

    View the Full Post Here. One of theatergoing’s greatest pleasures is the discovery of “forgotten gems,” plays that may have hit it big when they debuted but for one reason or another have faded into obscurity in the intervening years. Such is the case with Bob Randall’s 1972 romantic comedy 6 Rms Riv Vu, now [...]

  • 6 Rms Riv Vu is Sweet and Engaging — by Alice-Denise Walker

    1970s New York was a hotbed of crime and political corruption juxtaposed against a world with quaint, trendy neighborhoods populated by growing young families. A housewife and a disgruntled advertising copywriter are rivals for a $325 rent controlled apartment in the Upper West Side. It is classified in the New York Times as 6 Rms Riv [...]

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Review by Don Grigware @ GRIGWARE REVIEWS latest reviews/news/photos

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Don’s original review can be read here: http://grigware.blogspot.com/2014/09/review-4000-miles.html?m=1   Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer-Prize nominated 4,000 Miles explores a most difficult relationship between a grandmother of 90 and her grandson some seventy years her junior. That gap in age is very wide like the distance of 4,000 miles from Seattle, Washington to New York City which Leo (Christian Prentice) [...]

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SMP Receives Numerous Steven Stanley’s STAGEsceneLA Best of 2013-2014 Scenies!

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Congratulations to all the recipients! Check out the entire list here. THEATER COMPANY OF THE YEAR (Intimate Theater): Sierra Madre Playhouse DIRECTOR/STAR OF THE YEAR: Kristin Towers-Rowles, Performer: 6 Rms Riv Vu BEST PRODUCTION, COMEDY-DRAMA: ?An Ideal Husband BEST PRODUCTION, COMEDY: 6 Rms Riv Vu MEMORABLE PRODUCTION, DRAMA: The Lion In Winter BEST ENSEMBLE CAST PERFORMANCE—COMEDY-DRAMA: [...]

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Jonathan Beard and Barry Schwam nominated for Best Sound Design from NAACP for SMP’s Driving Miss Daisy!

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Barry Schwam and Jonathan Beard received a nomination for Best Sound Design – Local, from the NAACP for the original music score and sound design in SMP’s 2013 production of Driving Miss Daisy. Jonathan Beard (Composer) stands as one of the flag-bearers of an emerging generation of young composers who have grown up deeply steeped [...]

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BWW Interview: Director CHRISTIAN LEBANO Discusses His New Vision for Sierra Madre Playhouse as Artistic Director

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New artistic director of Sierra Madre Playhouse Christian Lebano is busy as director rehearsing 4000 Miles for its opening at Sierra Madre Playhouse September 26. Lebano talks about this play, this season at Sierra Madre and his role as artistic director, including his plans for the playhouse.   What is your background at Sierra Madre [...]

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“6 Rms Riv Vu” in Sierra Madre: an classic comedy brings modern insights — Frances Baum Nicholson — The Stage Struck Review

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The Original Post Can be Viewed @ http://stagestruckreview.com/2014/08/13/6-rms-riv-vu-in-sierra-madre-an-classic-comedy-brings-modern-insights/ There comes a point, with older works of theater, when they stop being “dated” and start being a window on another time. When that happens, they can provide insightful views of the differences and most engagingly the similarities between the work’s era and our own. This is [...]

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6 RMS RIV VU – STAGEsceneLA – Steven Stanley

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View the Full Post Here. One of theatergoing’s greatest pleasures is the discovery of “forgotten gems,” plays that may have hit it big when they debuted but for one reason or another have faded into obscurity in the intervening years. Such is the case with Bob Randall’s 1972 romantic comedy 6 Rms Riv Vu, now [...]

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6 Rms Riv Vu is Sweet and Engaging — by Alice-Denise Walker

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1970s New York was a hotbed of crime and political corruption juxtaposed against a world with quaint, trendy neighborhoods populated by growing young families. A housewife and a disgruntled advertising copywriter are rivals for a $325 rent controlled apartment in the Upper West Side. It is classified in the New York Times as 6 Rms Riv [...]