It’s FREE STUFF “GOOD FRIDAY” and we’ve got a chance for you to win a pair of tickets to see one of the longest running and most popular musicals of all time, CATS!
LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fourth production in its 2013-1014 season of shows with one of the most popular musical events of all-time, the Tony award-winning, CATS, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot. CATS will feature Kelli Provart as Grizabella and Todrick Hall (whose hilarious YOUTUBE video parodies have been seen by millions of viewers) as Rum Tum Tugger. CATS opens today and runs through Sunday, May 11, 2014 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, California.
Our own resident kid-reporter Lindalee Rose had a chance to visit the show this week during rehearsals and chatted with the Producer, Choreographers and even some of the cast themselves! Be sure to check back early next week for that exclusive segment. If you live in or around Southern California and would like to try and win a pair of tickets to see CATS at the La Mirada theater, click ahead and answer the trivia question below. Good luck!
Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, CATS tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer. A true musical theatre phenomenon, CATS opened at London’s New London Theatre on May 11, 1981 and ran for a record-setting 21 years. CATS’ London success was nearly matched on Broadway where it ran at the Winter Garden Theatre for just over 18 years.
Now’s your chance to win a pair of tickets to see CATS at the La Mirada Theater of the Performing Arts, by emailing us at email@example.com and answering the following question:
Tom McCoy, the Producer of the La Mirada production of CATS is married to former gymnast and actress Cathy Rigby. Cathy was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, for her 1990-91 performance as who?
A) Dorothy Gale
B) Miss Hannigan
C) Peter Pan
RULES: The contest begins at 9am PST on 4/18/14 and ends at Noon PST on 4/21/14. Contest open to all US residents of all ages. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. Not eligible for employees, family, friends or promotional partners connected or associated with La Mirada Theater or Beyond the Marquee. No purchase necessary. Only one (1) entry per person. Only one (1) entry per person per valid e-mail address and limit one (1) prize per household for the Contest for any thirty (30) day period. Odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. Participants and winner(s) must be U.S. residents and at least 18-years old. Entries will be randomly selected and the winners will be announced 4/22/14, on our official Facebook page. Don’t forget to “Like” us! Good Luck!
About the Cast:
CATS will feature: Kelli Provart as Grizabella, Todrick Hall as Rum Tum Tugger, Dane Wagner as Mr. Mistoffelees, Clent Bowers as Old Deuteronomy, Karl Warden as Munkustrap and will also feature: Madison Mitchell, Chryssie Whitehead, Neil Dale, Nina Schreckengost, Colette Peters, Derek Lewis, Lauren Decierdo, Daniel Dawson, Brian Steven Shaw, Jamie Joseph, Steven Agdeppa, Melvin Ramsey, Hannah Simmons, Autumn Crockett, Jenna Wright, Jake Dupree and Tiffany Reid.
About the Producers:
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary season at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (MRE), is one of the world’s premier theatrical production companies. Headed by Executive Producers Tom McCoy and Cathy Rigby, MRE has produced over ninety Broadway-caliber musicals, plays, and concerts featuring some of the biggest stars working in the industry today.
In addition, MRE has launched several Tony Award-nominated Broadway, international and national touring productions including: Peter Pan, Seussical the Musical, and Annie Get Your Gun, all starring Cathy Rigby; Frank Wildhorn’s Jekyll and Hyde starring American Idol star and Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis along with Grammy Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox; Jesus Christ Superstar starring Carl Anderson and Sebastian Bach; Camelot starring Michael York and Lou Diamond Phillips and Happy Days written by Gary Marshall and Paul Williams. Since 1990, Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby has made four stops on Broadway, four Tony Award nominations including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. The A&E TV network premiere of “Peter Pan,” starring Cathy Rigby, received one Emmy Award and four Emmy Award nominations. MRE’s other credits include numerous award-winning documentaries and stadium events.
About the Theater, Show Schedule and Tickets:
CATS will open on Friday, April 18, 2014 and run through Sunday, May 11, 2014. Performances will be 7:30pm on Wednesdays & Thursdays; 8pm on Fridays; 2pm and 8pm on Saturdays; and 2pm on Sundays. (with two added Sunday evening performances; May 4 and May 11 at 7:00pm).
There will be no matinee performance on Saturday, April 19. Talkbacks with the actors will be on Wednesday, April 23 and Wednesday, May 7.
Tickets range from $20 – $70 and can be purchased at La Mirada Theatre’s website, www.lamiradatheatre.com or by calling the La Mirada Theatre Box Office at (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310. Student, Senior and group discounts are available.
LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS is located at 14900 La Mirada Boulevard in La Mirada, near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue where the 91 and 5 freeways meet. Parking is free.
Winner of the L.A. Stage Alliance OVATION AWARD for 2012-2013 “Best Season of the Year,” LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, now in its fourth decade, has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the best Broadway-style houses in Southern California.” This beautiful state-of-the-art theatre has been producing quality productions for its Southern California audiences since 1977. The theatre has produced several national tours and is the recipient of many accolades including Ovation and Emmy Awards and Tony Award nominations. Brian Kite is the theatre’s Producing Artistic Director. The theatre is located at 14900 La Mirada Boulevard in La Mirada, California, near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue. Parking is theatre-adjacent and free. For further information call 562-944-9801 or visit www.lamiradatheatre.com.