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15 December 2009 @ 10:55 pm
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Attic Theatre Ensemble presents a radio-style performance of Frank Capra's holiday movie masterpiece live on stage. Complete with live sound effects, microphones and a dozen actors playing 78 different roles, It's A Wonderful Life recreates a radio broadcast of this heartwarming tale of troubled George Bailey's Christmas Eve journey through his life history.

We've been given 4 stars by Goldstar members!

Don't miss this heart-warming holiday event at the Attic Theatre and Film Center
5429 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016-1112
Phone: (323) 525-0661 • Fax: (323) 482-1081
www.attictheatre.org
 
 
attictheatre
09 March 2009 @ 09:10 pm
Closing Weekend for FLIGHT
Gala Closing Night Party


The long and successful FLIGHT, The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh is coming to an end, and we are very sad. The show has garnered critical acclaim, but most importantly, the audience reaction has been amazing. We played to near sold out crowds last weekend and expect more of the same for this final weekend.

Our final 2 shows are on Friday, March 23rd at 8 PM and our closing gala event on Saturday, March 24th at 8 PM. The gala will come immediately after the show's final performance.

Tickets for Friday are $20, and for the Gala they are $25. There may be a few half-price tickets at Plays411.com, or you can buy tickets online at www.attictheatre.org/tickets or call the box office at 323-525-0600 x2# See you at the THEATRE!

ATTIC To Receive Generous Grant
Newman Family Foundation Gives the ATTIC Five Thousand Dollar Grant


We are very pleased to announce that the Newman Family Foundation has given the ATTIC a $5000 grant for capital improvements to the theatre space. The grant will be used for new outdoor lighting, a new sign, finishing putting a roof on the backstage greenroom area, and other needed additions to the theatre.

We were introduced the Newman Family Foundation by our member, Elizabeth Newman. She took our request to their board of directors and convinced them that we really needed the money for these improvements. THANK YOU, ELIZABETH!

The new lighting and signage will make it safer on approaching the theatre at night and also much easier to find us as you drive by on busy Washington Blvd.
 
 
attictheatre
04 March 2009 @ 02:23 pm
L.A. critics love FLIGHT!

Director James Carey successfully guides his talented cast into a lively heartfelt portrayal of Charles Lindbergh’s life. - SoCal.com
Gerald Downey does a fine turn as the Everyman pilot. - L.A. Weekly

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FLIGHT runs February 7 through March 14 with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 323.525.0600 ext 2# or via online at www.attictheatre.org/tickets. The theatre is equipped with wheelchair access.

The Attic Theatre & Film Center (www.attictheatre.org) is located at 5429 W. Washington Boulevard (between Hauser and Fairfax). There is parking on the street in front of the theatre.


Read this post to find out how you can help the ATTIC.
 
 
attictheatre
16 February 2009 @ 10:12 pm
L.A. critics love FLIGHT!

Director James Carey successfully guides his talented cast into a lively heartfelt portrayal of Charles Lindbergh’s life. - SoCal.com
Gerald Downey does a fine turn as the Everyman pilot. - L.A. Weekly

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FLIGHT runs February 7 through March 14 with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 323.525.0600 ext 2# or via online at www.attictheatre.org/tickets. The theatre is equipped with weelchair/handicap access.

The Attic Theatre & Film Center (www.attictheatre.org) is located at 5429 W. Washington Boulevard (between Hauser and Fairfax). There is parking on the street in front of the theatre.


Read this post to find out how you can help the ATTIC.
 
 
attictheatre
16 February 2009 @ 09:19 pm
What if The ATTIC earned a penny every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our cause? Well, now it can!

www.GoodSearch.com is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half of its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up!

www.GoodShop.com is a new online shopping mall which donates up to 37% of each purchase to your favorite cause! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, ebay, Macy's and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you'll be supporting your favorite cause.

Just go to www.goodsearch.com and be sure to enter The ATTIC Theatre as the charity you want to support. And, be sure to spread the word!
 
 
 
attictheatre
02 February 2009 @ 03:46 pm
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The ATTIC is offering a "PAY WHAT YOU CAN PREVIEW" for the West coast premiere of Flight on Friday, Feb. 6th. There is a $5 minimum. Show starts at 8 PM. Reservation number below.

Celebrities. We build them up, we tear them down. Everybody loves a train wreck, everybody loves a comeback. The timeless theme of media and public fascination with celebrity is explored in FLIGHT, Garth Wingfield's play based on the life of Charles Lindbergh will have its west coast premiere in February 2009 at the Attic Theatre in Culver City.

Originally produced Off Broadway by the Melting Pot Theatre Company in 2005 and starred Kerry O'Malley, Gregg Edelman and Brian D'Arcy James, FLIGHT navigates through the life and times of Charles Lindbergh as he became the first person to fly solo nonstop from New York to Paris in 1927 thrusting Lindbergh into the public eye, catapulting him to superstardom, turning him into THE American idol of his time. In 1932, Lindbergh and his wife, Anne, once again became the center of the world's attention when their infant son was kidnapped from their New Jersey home and later found dead. The coverage of the trials and tribulations surrounding the abduction is now regarded as the first media circus, as the public clamored to know every detail. Years later, opinion of Lindbergh soured when he made approving remarks about Adolph Hitler, once again providing fodder for public scrutiny, fueled by media frenzy.

"A well crafted play...a showcase of ideas that should be heard" - The New Yorker

"Fascinating...Covers its subject skillfully and honestly, carefully balancing the pros and cons of this complex figure" - The Village Voice

"Harrowing...A cautionary bio-drama about the perils of fame in America....the best kind of theatre... the kind with a heart" - Variety

FLIGHT, which will have its west coast debut at the Attic Theatre on February 7th, is directed by James Carey and will feature Jeff Blumberg, John Combs, Gerald Downey, Eric Jorgenson, Robin Roy and Kasey Wilson. Sets are by Brian Shnipper, lights by Bosco Flanagan and costumes by Kasey Wilson. Erin Pineda and Marla DuMont will serve as stage managers.

FLIGHT will run February 7 through March 14 with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 323.525.0600 ext 2# or via online at www.attictheatre.org/tickets. The theatre is equipped with weelchair/handicap access and concessions are available prior to curtain and during intermission.

The Attic Theatre & Film Center (www.attictheatre.org) is located at 5429 W. Washington Boulevard (between Hauser and Fairfax). There is parking on the street in front of the theatre.

ABOUT GARTH WINGFIELD:
Wingfield is the author Dating Games, the collection of one-act comedies that ran at Off-Broadway's Theater Row Studio Theater in June 2003. He also wrote Are We There Yet?, which has been produced in New York and London. Wingfield's television credits include Queer
as Folk
and Clueless.
 
 
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attictheatre
13 October 2008 @ 06:10 pm
FINAL WEEKEND for Red Scare on Sunset!!!


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L.A. Weekly - ***GO*** "The writing is sharp and clever, and director Cindy Gendrich modulates campiness and physical comedy with impressive ease."

Stage Scene L.A. - "...a comic tour de force performance..."

Actor's Ink Magazine - "The Attic Theatre brings Charles Busch’s campy satire Red Scare on Sunset back to life in an over the top production that will satisfy any avid Busch fan."

Stage Happenings - "Michelle Begley stealing the show in her honest and believable portrayal..."

WeHo News - "Kudos on a fun night at the theatre, filled with yucks and groans and even a little sexy edge."

Last chance before it closes! Don't miss out on this fun theatre experience!


Red Scare on Sunset runs through October 18 with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 323.525.0600 ext 2# or online at www.attictheatre.org/tickets.

You may find discount tickets at Plays411 and also Goldstar events.
See you at the theatre!
 
 
attictheatre
30 September 2008 @ 12:45 am
The critics have spoken, Red Scare on Sunset is a HIT!!!


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L.A. Weekly - ***GO*** "The writing is sharp and clever, and director Cindy Gendrich modulates campiness and physical comedy with impressive ease."

Stage Scene L.A. - "...a comic tour de force performance..."

Actor's Ink Magazine - "The Attic Theatre brings Charles Busch’s campy satire Red Scare on Sunset back to life in an over the top production that will satisfy any avid Busch fan."

Stage Happenings - "Michelle Begley stealing the show in her honest and believable portrayal..."

WeHo News - "Kudos on a fun night at the theatre, filled with yucks and groans and even a little sexy edge."

Don't miss out on this fantastic theatrical experience!


Red Scare on Sunset runs through October 18 with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 323.525.0600 ext 2# or online at www.attictheatre.org/tickets.

You can find discount tickets at Plays411 and also Goldstar events.
See you at the theatre!
 
 
attictheatre
08 September 2008 @ 06:17 pm
Attic Theatre Ensemble to present
RED SCARE ON SUNSET
by Tony Award Nominated Playwright
Charles Busch


The year is 1951 in Hollywood. America’s sweetheart, Mary Dale, is about to discover that her husband, her best friend, her director and her houseboy are all mixed up in a communist plot to take over Tinseltown. First point of order? Abolishment of the star system – no more top billing!

On September 12, 2008, the Attic Studios and Attic Theatre Ensemble will present Red Scare on Sunset by Tony nominated and Drama Desk Award winning playwright Charles Busch.

Originally produced in 1991 by the WPA Theatre with a subsequent run Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, Red Scare on Sunset, with its hilarious take on McCarthyism and the surrounding paranoia in Hollywood, is among Busch’s hilarious works that simultaneously spoof and celebrate the classic film genre.

“Mr. Busch is a first-class satirist and farceur and “Red Scare on Sunset” is definitely Busch at his best.” - The New Yorker
“You have to champion the ingenuity of Busch’s writing which twirls twist upon twist and spins into comedy heaven.” - Newsday


In keeping with Busch’s original concept, the Attic Theatre production of Red Scare on Sunset will feature a man – LA favorite Drew Droege – playing the role of heroine Mary Dale. Drew Droege performs at The Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Comedy Central Stage, where he produced his solo show, Bad Education. He's been on Comedy Central's Reno 911! and Halfway Home, as well as Oxygen's Campus Ladies. Drew's the voice of Feathers on the online cartoon, Planet Unicorn, which recently won the OMFG Award on Logo's NewNowNext Awards. He's also currently starring in Matt Besser's breakdancing musical, FreakDance: The Forbidden Dirty Boogaloo at Upright Citizens Brigade, and was last seen at the Attic Theatre in Say You Love Satan. He's impersonated Chloe Sevigny at every bar, pool hall, juke joint, and speakeasy in town.

In addition to Droege, Red Scare on Sunset will feature two additional Groundlings alumni, Amy Procacci and Chris Tarantino, all three of whom perform regularly in the Groundlings longform improv show, The Crazy Uncle Joe Show. Also featured in Red Scare on Sunset are Michelle Begley, Eric Jorgensen, Jan Munroe, Sona Tatoyan and Dane Whitlock.

Red Scare on Sunset is directed by Cindy Gendrich and produced by Robin Roy and Christine Stump. Brian Schnipper is the Artistic Director for the Attic Studios and Attic Theatre Ensemble.

Red Scare on Sunset will run September 12 through October 18 with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 323.525.0600 ext 2# or online at www.attictheatre.org/tickets. Attend the opening night gala on September 12 for $25!

The theatre is equipped with wheelchair/handicap access and concessions are available prior to curtain and during intermission.

You can find discount tickets for certain shows at Plays411 and also Goldstar events.
See you at the theatre!


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