Celebration Theatre announced today its 2015-2016 season of shows, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd.  This is the Celebration’s 34th season and the first in its new home at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. Comments Celebration Theatre’s Executive Director Michael C. Kricfalusi “After wandering the streets of L.A. for two years, all of us at Celebration Theatre are thrilled to have found our new home and even happier to have found it at The Lex, less than 10 blocks from where we used to be!”

The 2015-2012 Season will feature:

Friday, September 18 – Saturday, October 10. 2015
A Few Blocks Over, Out Of Hiding, In Primetime!
Directed by Todd Milliner

Celebration TheatreFor the eighth time, Todd Milliner (The Second City, Chicago) and co director Nick Peet are bringing their unique brand of sketch comedy to the new Celebration stage.

In honor of Celebration taking a new home, the group will explore the theme of change and no matter how you slice it, we’ve all stayed basically the same… just with more hash tags and selfies.  As always, the show is written and performed by the troupe with a wide range of hilarious sketches and musical numbers.  Milliner and Peet (Hot In Cleveland, Grimm, Hollywood Game Night), known primarily for television, have reassembled the cast that has been with them for many of their shows including: Mary Buckley, John Colella, Tamara Davis, Nathan Frizzell, Reamy Hall, Jon Klaft, Jason Moyer, Justin O’Connor, Bobby Quinn Rice, Kelly Schumman and Mike Tauzin.  The show is produced by Milliner and Peet, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Jason Moyer and Rebecca Eisenberg.

WINNER! 27th Annual Lambda Literary Award
Best LGBT Drama of 2014/15
NOMINEE! – 2015 – 2 Lucille Lortel Awards
NOMINEE!- 2015 Drama League Award, Best Play

October 30, 2015 (Previews begin October 23)
BootyCandy
Los Angeles Premiere
Written by Robert O’Hara
Directed by Michael Matthews
Celebration Theatre

Robert O’Hara’s semi-biographical subversive comedy tells the story of Sutter, who is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms, and even nursing homes. O’Hara weaves together scenes, sermons, sketches, and daring meta-theatrics to create a kaleidoscope that interconnects to portray growing up gay and black. Robert O’Hara’s uproarious satire crashes headlong into the murky terrain of pain and pleasure and… BOOTYCANDY.

January 29, 2016 (Previews begin January 22)
Dream Boy
Los Angeles Premiere
Adapted by Eric Rosen from the Novel by Jim Grimsley
Directed by Michael Matthews

Celebration TheatreDream Boy is a surrealistic story of two young homosexual lovers in North Carolina who are violently assaulted by their families for their union, although the redemptive power of love creates a unique and happy ending.

April 29, 2016 (Previews begin April 22)
The Boy From Oz
L.A. Intimate Theatre Premiere of the Broadway Hit!
Directed by Michael A. Shepperd
Celebration Theatre

Australian entertainer Peter Allen becomes a star, marries and divorces Liza Minnelli, comes out of the closet, and ultimately succumbs to AIDS in this biographical jukebox musical featuring Allen’s songs.

 

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