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Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 16: The Avalon Ball, Catalina Island – Dean Mora, The Avalon Ball Orchestra

Damon Kirsche the 11th Annual Avalon Ball (Photo: Dave Welch – more photos)

On Saturday, May 16, Kayre Morrison and I will join Dean Mora and the Avalon Ball Dance Orchestra as we return to the Casino Ballroom in Avalon to present society dance orchestra tunes from the 1920s and '30s, at the 13th Annual Avalon Ball, presented by The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles:
"Now in it's 13th year, the Avalon Ball is an fantastic journey into the past when Big Bands played for huge audiences which were broadcast to the nation in the Art Deco Casino Ballroom built in 1929 and located in the city of Avalon on Catalina Island.  Completely restored just a few years ago, the ballroom retains its original romantic style--a lavish medley of rose-hued walls, an arching, fifty-foot ceiling with five Tiffany chandeliers, an elevated stage, raised seating areas around the dance floor, and a vintage, full-service bar in back. This magical night features an evening of dancing to music from the 1920s and 30s performed by Dean Mora & the Avalon Ball Dance Orchestra. Immerse yourself in glorious Deco opulence gliding across the 10,000 square foot dance floor surrounded by romantic ocean views."
Ferry tickets can be purchased through Catalina Express.
For tickets and more information, visit the Art Deco Society website.

Art Deco Casino Ballroom in Avalon on Catalina Island, built 1929.
The Avalon Ball
at The Casino Ballroom
Featuring Dean Mora
and the Avalon Ball Orchestra,
with vocalists Kayre Morrison and Damon Kirsche

Saturday, May 16, 2015
6:00 – 10:00 PM
1 Casino Way
Avalon, CA 90704

Monday, April 27, 2015

May 3: Kritzerland presents: BERLIN to ROME - The Federal Bar


The Songs of Irving Berlin and Harold Rome
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 7 PM

at The Federal Bar 
5303 Lankershim Boulevard 
North Hollywood, CA 91601

TICKETS(800) 838 3006

Starring (in alphabetical order):

Brittney Bertier (Off Broadway: O Night Divine. National Tour: Seussical. Regional: Hello Out There, Goodspeed Musicals. Local: Inside Out
Sydney DeMaria (25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee, Olive (Cappie Award); Seussical (JoJo); Annie (Annie)
Damon Kirsche (42nd Street (Marsh) MTWest; Mary Poppins (Banks) MTWichita; Paradise Lost (Logos) Disney Hall, Carnegie Hall) 
Madison Claire Parks (Oklahoma (Laurey) MTW; Caminito Theatre, Li’l Abner, Daisy Mae); Les Miserables (Cosette), Musical Theatre West) 
Adrienne Visnic (Inside Out (Sage); The Most Happy Fella (Cleo); LA's Next Great Stage Star, Finalist; USC BFA, USC Outstanding Actress) 
Robert Yacko (Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof; Company with Carol Burnett; Sunday in the Park (George); Ovation Award, Parade)

and Special Guest:

Terri White (Broadway: Tony-nominated Follies, for best revival musical; original “Joice Heth,” Barnum; Nell Carter understudy, in 1978, Ain’t Misbehavin’, later replacing her in the 1988 revival; The Club, (Obie Award), Nunsense I and II, Nuncrackers, Finian’s Rainbow (Drama desk and Outer Critics Circle Nominations, 2010), Stepping Out at Radio City with Liza Minnelli.


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“Bruce Kimmel’s winning Kritzerland formula: talented singers, special guest stars and entertaining narration by Kimmel himself.”Les Traub, Cabaret Scenes

Friday, April 24, 2015

May 1: Mary Stanford: Shall We Dance? at Hollywood’s Gardenia

Mary Stanford returns to Hollywood’s Gardenia with an evening of songs celebrating dance, "Shall We Dance?” with music director Greg Schreiner and special guest baritone Damon Kirsche.

Damon Kirsche and Mary Stanford at
The Gardenia, Hollywood, CA
Mary Stanford
Shall We Dance?
with Special Guest Damon Kirsche
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9 PM
The Gardenia
7066 Santa Monica Blvd • Hollywood, CA 90038
$15 cover  +dinner or 2 drink minimum
Reservations(323) 467-7444

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Apr. 12: The Musical Theatre Guild: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES at the Moss Theater

Damon Kirsche as Josephus Gage
 (“I’m Alive, I’m A-Tingle, I’m A-glow!”) with Marsha Kramer as Mrs. Spofford 
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 7 PM
at the MOSS THEATER at New Roads School
3131 Olympic Boulevard • Santa Monica, CA 90404

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 2014-2015 season with 1949's classic GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES.  The one-night-only concert will take place at the Moss Theatre at New Roads School in Santa Monica on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm. 
Melissa Fahn as Lorelei Lee with Mike Starr and Jeffrey Scott Parsons (Photo: A. Weston)
Adapted from Anita Loo's novel of the same name, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES features music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Leo Robin and a book by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos. The story takes place on board a ship taking Lorelei Lee, (Carol Channing making her Broadway debut in the original cast) and her traveling companion, Dorothy, to Paris. But even an ocean liner and The City of Lights can barely contain all of the hijinks Lorelei gets into. The classic score features "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend," "Bye, Bye Baby," and "Just A Little Girl From Little Rock."
Marsha Kramer, Damon Kirsche, Kim Huber and Carol Klein
Leading the cast as Lorelei and Dorothy are Melissa Fahn and Kim Huber. Also featured in the cast are MTG company members Chuck Bergman, Doug CarfraeWill CollyerPaul KeithDamon KirscheCarol KlineMarsha KramerAshley Fox Linton, William Martinez, Kevin McMahonJeffrey Scott Parsons and Mark Reis with guest artists Jennifer BrasuellJane Papageorge and Mike Starr. GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES will be directed by Larry Raben, with choreography by Lee Martino, musical direction by Corey Hirsch and is under the production supervision of Zachary Ford and Mark Reis
The MTG 2014-2015 season concludes on June 14, 2015 with Stephen Sondheim's most recent new work ROAD SHOW. The Moss Theatre at New Roads School is located at 3131 Olympic Blvd. in Santa Monica. Single tickets and subscriptions are available by logging onto or by calling 818-848-6844.
Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Leo Robin
Book by Joseph A. Fields and Anita Loos, Based on the novel by Anita Loos

Sunday, November 17, 2013
at New Roads School
3131 Olympic Boulevard 
Santa Monica, CA 90404

or call (818) 848-6844.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mar. 27: Dean Mora's Latinaires at the Cicada Club

Friday, March 27 at 9 PM


at Maxwell DeMille
in the historic Oviatt Building (1928)
617 S. Olive Street • Los Angeles, CA  90014

Dean Mora returns to the Cicada Club in the historic 1928 Art Deco Oviatt Building in downtown Los Angeles with his “Latinaires” dance band: Dance to the Tango, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Samba, Mambo, Conga and more! Dine and dance to the great Big Band Latin and Swing music of the 1930s and '40s. Featuring singers Kayre Morrison and Damon Kirsche and special guest Rebekah Del Rio.

TICKETS: $15 in ADVANCE / $20 at the DOOR, 
(includes Admission)

Buy your TICKETS in advance.
Dinner reservations: 213-488-9488.