Squeak: A Musical in One Act
Book by Sachi Oyama
Music by Brian Leader
Lyrics by Noelle Donfeld
Directed by Al Pugliese (Producer / Artistic Director of La Canada Theatre)
A research mouse is in love with her scientist. The scientist is in love with a doubting waitress. A house mouse is in love with the research mouse. Can true love be found among the electrodes and pizza in this mini tale of interspecies love?
The Tempest: A Magical Storm of Forgiveness
July, 2009, La Cañada Theatre presented "The Tempest: A Magical Storm of Forgiveness": a fanciful, light-hearted and audience friendly adaptation of Shakespeare’s play. Adapted and directed by Tom Beyer, (The Merchant of Venice Beach) this seventy five minute version has a unique and talented cast of actors. Ranging in age from seven to fifty. the cast portrays some of the most cherished characters in all of Shakespeare. Ariel, the magic sprite; Prospero, the vengeful, but loving magician; Caliban, the barely-human monster born of a witch and the hysterical drunken idiots Trinculo and Stephanie. With a female actress playing a one hundred year old man, a precocious ten year old playing Ariel and a black belt in Karate playing Caliban, the show reaches the full height of its fancy while digging tenderly into its philosophical depth.
The Merchant of Venice Beach
November, 2008, La Cañada Theatre presented "The Merchant of Venice Beach", a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice", reduced to a delightfully compact ninety minute play. Set in today's bustling Venice Beach, the first eight scenes take place on the beachfront boardwalk.
Featuring L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award winner Tom Beyer ("The Cider House Rules", Mark Taper Forum). Don't miss this whimsical and unique take on a classic!