Attack of the Second Bananas

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Celebration Theatre to Stage Reading of ATTACK OF THE SECOND BANANAS, 9/15
by Broadway World News Desk

CELEBRATION THEATRE presents as part of its New Works Reading Series... Gina Torrecilla's ATTACK OF THE SECOND BANANAS!!! Two beloved stage performers on the verge of TV stardom drop dead during their final performance. Friendship can be such a killer.

The cast of Attack Of The Second Bananas will feature: Cindy Sciacca, Nell Teare, Gregory Guy Gorden, Trevor Olsen, June Carryl, and Victoria Hoffman.

The show, directed by Ryan Bergmann, will run Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at The West Hollywood City Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente, West Hollywood (free parking for entire night after attending reading). Admission is free... with donations gratefully accepted.

Full article: http://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/Celebration-Theatre-to-Stage-Reading-of-ATTACK-OF-THE-SECOND-BANANAS-915-20150908

Second Bananas

Astro Boy Extends!

Now EXTENDED through Sat, Aug 8!
Astro Boy Extension

GO! " ... a scintillating, invention-packed tour de force of visual wit, breathtaking acrobatic performance and sumptuous, seamlessly integrated, multimedia production design... a poignantly whimsical and critically savvy documentary homage to the man many consider to be the Japanese Walt Disney — manga master and anime pioneer Osamu Tezuka... "
- LA Weekly

"RECOMMENDED / TOP TEN / PICK OF THE WEEK ...spectacular... brilliantly creative... dazzling... delightful."
-Terry Morgan, Stage Raw

"... incredibly inventive... totally unique and truly spectacular... a matchless 70-minute thrill ride..."
-Travis Michael Holder, Arts in L.A.

"... most creative and inventive... a stellar cast and superbly talented artists... "
- ArtsBeatLA

Princess Rap Battle


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Check out my Wayne's World cameo in the newest PRINCESS RAP BATTLE with Daenerys Targaryen (Yvonne Strahovski) and Maleficent (Whitney Avalon). I had such a blast filming this with Whitney, Yvonne, and my partner in crime Garth (Brad Gage). The #PrincessRapBattle comedy series has over 50 MILLION VIEWS on YouTube and HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS more on websites including: HUFFINGTON POST, PEREZ HILTON, NERDIST, E!, COSMOPOLITAN, VARIETY, & MTV.

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PARTY ON! WE'RE NOT WORTHY!

Astro Boy and the God of Comics

I am thrilled to announce that I have been cast as an understudy for this cramazing (crazy + amazing) show at Sacred Fools Theater. Check it out!

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by Natsu Onoda Power
directed by Jaime Robledo (Watson, Stoneface, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)
produced by Brian Wallis

JUNE 20 - JULY 25, 2015
Previews June 13-14 & 19  
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Sundays @ 7pm

Tickets: $25 (Previews: $15)
Friday, June 26: Donate What You Can (see below)
(310) 281-8337 or Buy Tickets Online

WEST COAST PREMIERE! This multimedia performance art piece tells the story of famed Japanese animator Osamu Tezuka and Astro Boy, his most famous character. This West Coast Premiere features interactive video, live drawing and stylized movement. It’s a whimsical, retro sci-fi visual extravaganza that examines post-WWII fascination with technology and destruction, and the relationship between creation and creator.

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"The words ‘You’ve never seen anything like this before’ may sound cliché, but trust me, you have never seen anything like Astro Boy And The God Of Comics, a mind-boggling blend of fact and fantasy that weaves together human performers and live action with still-&-animated video projections, puppets, and most exciting of all, live cartooning by some skilled actors/pen-&-ink artists—all of which adds up to what is CERTAIN TO BE ONE OF THE SUMMER'S MOST GIGANTIC HITS."
- StageSceneLA

“A scintillating, invention-packed tour de force of visual wit, breathtaking acrobatic performance and sumptuous, seamlessly integrated, multimedia production design.”
- LA Weekly


CAST
Heather Schmidt as Astro Boy
West Liang as Osamu Tezuka

Ensemble: Zach Brown, Mandi Moss Holmes, Megumi Kabe, Anthony Li, Jaime Puckett & Marz Richards

UNDERSTUDIES
Erin Sanzo as Astro Boy
Scot Shamblin as Osamu Tezuka

Ensemble: Gregory Guy Gorden, Lisa Anne Nicolai & Aviva Pressman

#ILove99

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“Work is what you do for others, liebchen, art is what you do for yourself.”
– Stephen Sondheim,
Sunday in the Park with George

There is a massive threat to the continued existence of LA’s intimate theatres.

At issue is the right of Los Angeles artists to make their own decisions about where they choose to make their “art” while waiting for Hollywood to give them “work.”
Statement by Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle – February 26, 2015

Excerpt: “The cultural loss [from the proposed AEA plan] would be incalculable, affecting the hundreds of productions staged annually in Los Angeles. The economic loss of all the businesses interdependent on that production output is calculable, but even without the numbers being run, we believe the net impact on the city could be catastrophic.”

Fore more info visit
http://ilove99.org/

The Razzie Awards

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I'll be performing in the opening number at the internationally infamous 
Golden Raspberry Awards live on stage at The Montalban Theater.

The Razzie Awards
Saluting the worst that Hollywood has to offer.

The 35th Annual Razzies will be held on 
“Oscar Eve”, Saturday, February 21st @ 8pm.

www.razzies.com
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