February 19, 2010

A Few Things to Do This Weekend

1.

The Indepependent Short Film, Music & Art Festival is taking place in Long Beach this weekend. My friend, Ellen Seefeldt, is one of the featured artists showing her photography. She always has some really cool and unusual pieces, so try to catch her if you have some time Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Here is an excerpt from their website:

The ISFMA Festival will take place at beautiful Long Beach, California. The ISFMA stands for Independent Short Films, Music and Art and that’s what we bring to you. A fascinating and unforgettable weekend packed with culture; film screenings, live musical performances and an array of artwork.

Please join us in this special event!

Proceeds from this festival will go towards A.M. Creative, Inc., a non-profit org which raises money through grants and donations to benefit local school districts that will cut budgets in their music and art departments.

Venue Location: the Hotel Maya - 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach
http://www.isfmafest.com/


2.
MURDER ON THE HIGH C's

This is the final weekend to catch this funny musical whodunnit. The original play and score will keep you guessing, and laughing, throughout the evening. The cast is super talented, and my bff, Tricia Griffin-Marles, is a riot in her part as the cruise director.

This is from the theater website:

Murder on the High C's

RCT Professional Series
Feb 5 - 21 (2010)
Type of Show Musical
Seating Assigned
Show Times Friday, February 5 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 6 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 7 @ 2:00 PM
Friday, February 12 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 14 @ 2:00 PM
Friday, February 19 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 20 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 21 @ 2:00 PM

Pricing General Admission: $22
Students & Seniors: $17

A new, improved edition of the highly acclaimed original whodunit musical!

Book by Scott K. Ratner
Music by Tim Nelson
Lyrics by Scott K. Ratner & Tim Nelson

Directed by Tim Nelson

"The music, lyrics and book are all well thought through and all the possibilities with regards to 'whodunnit' are brought together nicely at the end." - musicaltheatrematters.co.uk

"...an extremely professional production, well-written and very funny, with not a dull moment." - Broadwaybaby.com

"Scott Ratner and Tim Nelson - you must be commended... The music reminded me of classic Rodgers and Hart - you captured the flavor completely... One of the cleverest scripts I've seen in a while - purely entertaining" - edfringe.com


3.
STEVE MILLER BAND AT THE HONDA CENTER

Cal State Fullerton's Front & Center series will feature The Steve Miller Band this Saturday night. Also performing will be some of the students from CSUF's award winning College of the Arts.

READ MORE HERE

Have a great weekend!

B

February 10, 2010

February 09, 2010

Murder on the High C's

If you have ANY time at all in the next couple weeks I would highly recommend you go to the ROSE CENTER THEATER in Westminster and catch the show, "Murder on the High C's." It is a great 1930's style whodunnit set on an oceanliner. Clues are given throughout this musical comedy as you're all invited to try to figure out who is killing off the passengers one (or two, or three) at a time.















I was lucky to be the show photographer and also did the actors' headshots and production photos. What a great crew to work with! I found them all to be the nicest, most talented group of people this side of the Pecos.

(Did I REALLY just say Pecos??)

Here are a few shots from the press package and article in the Orange County Register today.

[Photo credits: Barbara Gordon] <- I LOVE THAT!!




The show is an original written by Scott Ratner and Tim Nelson. The omni-talented Mr. Nelson also directed and wrote the musical score.