for March/April 2003:
SAY-HEY BROADWAY L.A.
LOS ANGELES -- Following on the heels of a successful second visit from the Broadway road company of SWING!--the first was in Nov. 2000--Broadway L.A. will be mounting the following shows this spring:
--STOMP returns to the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills, March 18-30. The show has been packing them in world-wide for eight seasons. The New York version is still running at the Orpheum Theatre and various companies are performing the revue internationally. Pretty good for a show that began as a street performance in the U.K.
Also scheduled at the Wilshire (April 22-May 4) is GREATER TUNA. The 20th anniversary tour stars the original cast, Joe Sears and Jason Williams, who--along with director Ed Howard--were the imaginative team that parlayed a simple cabaret sketch into a national franchise (the hit comedy has even spawned two sequels, A TUNA CHRISTMAS and RED, WHITE AND TUNA.)
Jackie Mason's PRUNE DANISH will check into the Wilshire Juine 10-15 for a limited 6-performance run. The New York Post called Mason's new stand-up comedy show "smart-assed, rude, incisive--and ultimately lovable. Go Figure."
The Wilshire Theatre is located at 8440 Wilshire Blvd. For tickets call Ticketmaster or click on ticketmaster.com. (For further information on the SWING! national tour, go to troika.com)
CATS, America's favorite family musical, is also returning to L.A. in the spring. Seen to date by over 8,250,000 audience members, CATS will perform at the Pantages Theatre for 13 performances only, April 11-20. Call Ticketmaster or visit the Pantages box office, 6233 Hollywood Blvd.
For more information, visit www.broadwayla.org
LOS ANGELES -- The national pride of Cuba, LA COLMENITA, a critically acclaimed theatre company of abled and disabled children, will perform a bilingual presentation in Spanish and English of Shakesp[eare's A Midsummer's Night's Dream and a highly interactive production of the Caribbean folktale, Menique, one day only, as part of a historic tour, marking 45 years since a Cuban children's performance group has come to the United States.
Developed and performed by the 7-15 year-old members of La Colmenita, the National Children's Theatre Co. of Cuba, the show will be presented at Santa Monica Playhouse, one day only March 13. Tickets are $20 with all proceeds going toward purchasing pediatric medicines to send to Cuba.
1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica. Call (310) 394-9779 or visit santamonicaplayhouse.com.
For information on La Colmenita's national tour contact Global Exchange in San Francisco.
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