A ROCKIN’ ROCKWELL FAMILY CHRISTMAS

It’s a rocking Christmas celebration over in Los Feliz as Rockwell Table & Stage presents its short-but-sweet—and family-friendly—A Rockin’ Rockwell Family Christmas, an hour of fabulous vocals by six of Southern California’s top up-and-coming musical theater talents.
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THE FACE, Behind The Face, behind the face


Musical theater performer Anthony Gruppuso takes a look at an actor’s life—and his own in particular—in his entertaining, gorgeously sung one-man show THE FACE, Behind The Face, behind the face, playing this weekend only at Theatre West.
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THE COMPANY MEN


With their snazzy business suits and skinny neckties, they might seem at first glance to be a quartet of ad execs straight out of TV’s Mad Men. Place them onstage in front of mikes and backed by a four-piece rock band and they turn into the hot new singing group The Company Men, now wowing audiences in a limited series of Sunday appearances at the Key Club on world famous Sunset Strip.
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PAUL+CHRIS: TOGETHER AGAIN (FOR THE FIRST TIME)


Take two of L.A.’s most handsome and vocally gifted musical theater performers—partners in music and life for the past eleven years. Stir in a dozen and a half tunes showcasing their talents both as individuals and as a duo. Back with some terrific ivory-tickling and surround with a theaterful of fans and friends and you’ve got Paul+Chris: Together Again (for the first time), an evening of musical theatre songs “exploring the surprises of friendship, longing, and love,” and one far too entertaining for its one performance only last night at the NoHo Arts Center.
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SPRING AWAKENING IN CONCERT


Spring Awakening fans have new reason to rejoice. Just three months after an intimate staging of the 2006 Broadway smash ended its sold-out six-week Hollywood run, the Steven Sater-Duncan Sheik musical returns to Los Angeles for an all-too-brief two weekends a mere six miles away from its Hollywood venue, an all-around sensational “Spring Awakening In Concert” that easily rivals the best of Spring Awakenings before it.
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MELVIN ROBERT: THE SECOND ACT


Triple-threat Melvin Robert fulfilled a childhood dream when in 2009 he dazzled audiences as Tom Collins in the Los Angeles Regional Premiere of Jonathan Larson’s Rent, a performance about which I wrote: “His rendition of the ‘I’ll Cover You’ reprise [is] one of the evening’s most gut-wrenching and beautifully performed moments.” Robert won an Outstanding Featured Performance Scenie for his powerful work opposite Jai Rodriguez in that production, and a second for Best Ensemble Cast for the Moonlight Stages production of Miss Saigon the following year.
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AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE AND MANDY PATINKIN


Patti. Mandy. Together. On stage. Live. In concert.
Need I say more?
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UPRIGHT CABARET LA MIRADA


Chris Isaacson and his Upright Cabaret are back for their second season of New York-style cabaret at the La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts, and if I Want To Hold Your Hand, the recent Beatles tribute is any indication, pop music aficionados are in for some great evenings of entertainment at future shows.
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