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BEND IN THE ROAD, an all-new musical based on Anne of Green Gables

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2012 at 1:19 am

Bend in the Road is an all-new musical adaptation of Anne of Green Gables.

Bend in the Road, a new family musical based on Anne of Green Gables, has been set for
a limited engagement at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre (upstairs at The Pasadena Playhouse) in Pasadena. Written by Benita Scheckel and Michael Upward, and directed by Scheckel, Bend in the Road will play two preview performances on Friday, September 14 at 7pm and Saturday, September 15 at 1pm, with opening night set for Saturday, September 15 at 7:00. The limited engagement will continue through October 7. See performances and get tickets!

Bend in the Road is based on the beloved classic novel Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery, and tells the story of young Anne Shirley, an orphan, who is mistakenly adopted by siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, to help them on their Avonlea farm. Anne’s intelligent, joyous and imaginative ways change the lives of all those around her in this small town, including Matthew, Marilla and nosy town gossip Mrs. Rachel Lynde. Anne finds fast friendships at school, and a rivalry with classmate Gilbert Blythe turns complicated as they grow up.

The cast of Bend in the Road will feature (in alphabetical order) Christopher Callen, Ty Freedman, Christopher Higgins, Justine Huxley, James Jaeger, Don Margolin, Melinda Porto, Kate Sullivan, Kailey Swanson, and Alison Woods. As part of its educational outreach, which includes providing free shows to Pasadena Unified School District students, the production has cast five Pasadena area students to work as apprentices alongside Equity actors. They are (in alphabetical order) Cade Anderson, Zoe Berger-Davis, Mariella D’avirro, Kaitlyn Hammer, and Cheri McKenzie.

The scenic artist is Gary White, lighting design is by Darrell Clark, costume design is by Liz Dickson, and sound design is by Julie Ferrin. The musical director is Michael Upward, choreography is by Kevin Lee, and the stage manager is Kelsey O’Keeffe. Susan Lambert produces for 134 West and Summerland Entertainment.

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POISON APPLE opens @FringeNYC! Aug 12-19

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2012 at 3:46 pm


POISON APPLE, a sexy psychological thriller written by Sean Galuszka, will receive its New York premiere in the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival TODAY – 2:15pm at the Connelly Theater.  Called “An unnerving look at paranoia in the modern urban jungle” by Backstage Magazine and “A Hitchcockian game of cat and mouse with a Grimm twist” by LA Theater Review, POISON APPLE will be directed by Susan Lambert.

 When flirtatious hipster Jerry (Galuszka) forces his way into the apartment of lonely and disconnected Paul (Chris Sams), an intense encounter takes an unimaginable turn. Inspired by true events that took place in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen, POISON APPLE is a darkly-comic modern thriller. Come see the show. Click HERE for details or here: http://www.fringenyc.org/basic_page.php?ltr=P#POISON

Go see festival favorite Safety Not Guaranteed

In Our Work, Social Media, Uncategorized on May 29, 2012 at 7:03 pm

One of our favorite movies this year is festival sensation Safety Not Guaranteed. It’s everything we love in a movie – funny, heartwarming, sincere, intriguing concept, solid storytelling, surprising moments and, best of all, complex characters. Image

The cast, led by Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson, Mark Duplass and Karan Soni, are all wonderful. Check out some elements of the campaign: Website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. The movie opens June 8 in NY, LA, Seattle and Portland. Expands to more cities on June 15 and June 22. Find out when it’s coming to your town!


In Our Work, Theater, Uncategorized on May 29, 2012 at 12:05 pm


Bend in the Road is a new Anne of Green Gables musical coming this fall to Pasadena! We’ve launched our Kickstarter page! Help us bring this great musical to life!

Take a peek at Safety Not Guaranteed

In Movies, Our Work, Social Media, Uncategorized on May 28, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Take a peek at Safety Not Guaranteed

Aubrey Plaza as Darius in Safety Not Guaranteed


In Uncategorized on May 27, 2012 at 12:38 am

Poison Apple has been accepted to the Big Apple’s Fringe Festival, Fringe NYC!

We can’t wait to bring this show to New York. Like us on FB!Image

And enjoy our official blurb: Inspired by true events in Hell’s Kitchen, two men confront their demons in this “unnerving look at paranoia in the modern urban jungle.” Adult situations, language, violence… and tea. Who wields the poison apple and who will take a bite?