Kids Theatre, Grand Opening of The Blue Door, Theatre in the Age of Netflix, and More News


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LOCAL

CRE Announces Grand Opening of Its New Theater ‘The Blue Door’

CRE Outreach is proud to announce the Grand Opening of its new theater, The Blue Door, located at 9617 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232, in the heart of Culver City.

The Blue Door is the first theater of its kind for individuals with disabilities, military veterans, and underserved youth. Home to Theatre by the BlindRex and FriendsFilm by the BlindVeterans Empowerment TheatreCreative Youth Theatre, and Outreach Through the Arts, these signature programs of CRE Outreach enhance self-esteem, encourage self-expression, and allow individuals to overcome the challenges in their lives. read more here

Are you surprised that the young leaders of the Never Again movement are theatre kids? I’m not.

They are young. They are bold and self-confident. They are articulate. They are passionate. They are leading a national movement.  And they are theatre kids. read more here


LOCAL FOR KIDS

Alice! at Nine O’Clock Players

Sun Mar 4th 2:00pm
With all of the characters you know and love including the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar, and the Queen of Hearts, Alice follows the White Rabbit into a Wonderland of talking animals, comic royalty, and a croquet game played with flamingos! A fast-paced musical where nonsense makes quite good sense.  Fun for the whole family! read more here

SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT

“There’s no business like show business”… And there’s no show like “SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT.”

This marionette musical is delightfully mad..wonderfully imaginative..and the best lyric review in the theater.

Produced in Hollywood by Bob Baker Productions, it has the scope of a Broadway musical…plus the Wonderland touch. read more here

The Enchanted Nightingale

Journey to far away ancient China in this magical tale of a powerful Emperor and the rarest of treasures – an enchanted nightingale. Experience a magical Tai Chi practice, colorful fan dancing, royal wardrobe, and above all, a most valuable story celebrating the wealth in generosity and the culture and artistry of the Far East. read more here

The Really Awesome Improv Show

Saturdays 12pm • The Really Awesome Improv Show • Celebrating an 8yr run!

Fun (and appropriate) for all ages, 2yrs-200, The Really Awesome Improv Show features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation, is great for the whole family, and was voted “Best Kids’ comedy Show” by LA Magazine! Because there’s a rotating cast you’ll see a different cast and games each week. Great for birthday parties and family outings! read more here


NATIONAL

The Broadway League Announces Families.Broadway; Offering Families New Ways to Experience Live Theatre

The Broadway League has announced that Families.Broadway is now live.

This new area of the Broadway League’s consumer website will provide news and updates about special family offers, unique in-theatre experiences, giveaways and more at Broadway shows. Offers and events will change throughout the year, giving families many options to choose from when planning a trip to Broadway. read more here

Brown University To Cover Full Tuition For Acting And Directing MFA Students

Beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, Brown University will provide scholarship funds to cover the full cost of tuition for all returning and future students in the Brown University / Trinity Rep master of fine arts (MFA) programs in acting and directing. read more here


AROUND THE WORLD

Kevin Spacey Foundation: Star’s UK acting charity shuts down

The Kevin Spacey Foundation, the UK charity set up by the star in 2011 to help emerging actors, is to close in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against him. read more here

National Arts Centre president reflects on theatre’s role in the national conversation

If all goes according to plan, by the fall of 2019, some theatregoers attending the National Arts Centre in Ottawa are going to be upset by what they see onstage. That’s when the NAC launches its Indigenous Theatre program, a long-awaited effort to give Indigenous stories a permanent national platform. Given the state of relations between Canada’s native people and the dominant culture, some of the work could be politically sensitive. read more here

Boom for London theatre as best ever year comes with ‘Brexit effect’ tourism boost

London theatres have enjoyed their most successful year since records began, as a post-Brexit tourist boom brought overseas visitors flocking to the capital.

Audience figures published by the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) showed more than 15 million theatre tickets were sold in 2017: the highest figure since records began more than 30 years ago. read more here

Barn Theatre artistic director Iwan Lewis: ‘In the age of Netflix, theatre has to change its game’

Former actor Iwan Lewis enjoyed a string of leading roles before he moved to rural Cirencester to build a new venue. As the Barn Theatre prepares for its first performance, he tells Simon Fearn about his plans to find a new model for regional theatre… read more here

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