Reflections On A Lifetime in Theater - Nicole Cassesso & Damien Lorton

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For the first time ever, One More Productions co-founders, Damien Lorton and Nicole Cassesso will take the stage together to share colorful stories and songs from a lifetime spent in the theater. Performances are Nov. 9 at 8 pm and Nov. 10 at 3 pm.

Nicole is the co-founder and Executive Director of One More Productions. She has produced over 60 award-winning theatrical productions and special events, including co-creating and co-writing the audience favorite, The Holiday Gem. She was named the LA Times “2017 Woman of the Year” for her contributions to theater and the arts and has received critical acclaim for her work on stage.

You probably recognize Damien as the voice of The GEM, Damien has been the Artistic Director of One More Productions for the past 15 years and under his Artistic Leadership One More Productions has grown into one of Southern California’s leading theaters companies taking the spotlight yet again this past year with having record breaking sell out houses and producing one triumphant hit after another! This is an onstage seating event. Tickets are $25 for general admission. Tickets available at www.onemoreproductions.com.

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I have been waiting for this show but I didn’t know what to expect. But I knew that it would be great because Damien and Nicole are outstanding talents and both of them on stage together would be even more amazing.

From the moment, Damien and Nicole took the stage, it was amazing. I love the way they presented this … on an onstage seating so it feels like you are in a private club complete with an onstage bar with a real live bartender ready to serve us a nice drink while we enjoyed the show.

Damien is not only an amazing director but at the core of it, he is an amazing storyteller. After all, isn’t that why he is such a successful director and brings us hit after hit of musical productions to us?… We are so lucky to have an amazing theater so close to home! I am so grateful that he brings not only shows that are popular but also some less well-known musicals that are so wonderful and deserves to be shared with audience everywhere.

He has introduced many shows I have never heard of but I loved every one of them.

Damien is an amazing singer and entertainer and I loved the selection of songs he chose to sing, especially the quick-paced, hilarious song from “The Producers” that he starred in, and the tender way he sang, “Something Good” from “The Sound of Music.”

I didn’t know that Nicole never sang the pivotal lead in a broadway musical until her debut in “Always Patsy Cline” at the Gem Theatre in 2016 as Patsy Cline. She sang a melody of hits and songs from “Always Patsy Cline” including “Stupid Cupid,” among other hits. Nicole can really belt it out. She has such a beautiful voice. I am glad she decided to share her God-given gift with everyone on stage.

I loved the stories the best, about how they started, the ups and downs of their road to a successful production company, how they found their home at The Gem Theatre, and so much more.

It was really a fun show. I enjoyed it so much. Highly recommended

sweet - S Araki


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I have been waiting for this show but I didn’t know what to expect. But I knew that it would be great because Damien and Nicole are outstanding talents and both of them on stage together would be even more amazing.

From the moment, Damien and Nicole took the stage, it was amazing. I love the way they presented this … on an onstage seating so it feels like you are in a private club complete with an onstage bar with a real live bartender ready to serve us a nice drink while we enjoyed the show.

Damien is not only an amazing director but at the core of it, he is an amazing storyteller. After all, isn’t that why he is such a successful director and brings us hit after hit of musical productions to us?… We are so lucky to have an amazing theater so close to home! I am so grateful that he brings not only shows that are popular but also some less well-known musicals that are so wonderful and deserves to be shared with audience everywhere.

He has introduced many shows I have never heard of but I loved every one of them.

Damien is an amazing singer and entertainer and I loved the selection of songs he chose to sing, especially the quick-paced, hilarious song from “The Producers” that he starred in, and the tender way he sang, “Something Good” from “The Sound of Music.”

I didn’t know that Nicole never sang the pivotal lead in a broadway musical until her debut in “Always Patsy Cline” at the Gem Theatre in 2016 as Patsy Cline. She sang a melody of hits and songs from “Always Patsy Cline” including “Stupid Cupid,” among other hits. Nicole can really belt it out. She has such a beautiful voice. I am glad she decided to share her God-given gift with everyone on stage.

I loved the stories the best, about how they started, the ups and downs of their road to a successful production company, how they found their home at The Gem Theatre, and so much more.

It was really a fun show. I enjoyed it so much. Highly recommended

sweet - S Araki