Mission Statement


Chromolume Theatre was founded in 2003, with a commitment to raising the quality of theatre productions, raising the expectations of theatre lovers, and raising the number of theatre-goers in Southern California on the 99-seat level with productions that promise to deliver entertainment that is intellectually stimulating, as well as emotionally satisfying.

Show Archive

Zanna, Don't!
January, 2017
Music, Book and Lyrics by Tim Acito
Additional Book and Lyrics by Alexander Dinelaris


Set in a world where everyone is gay, the students at Heartsville High write a controversial show called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" about straight people in the military, which becomes the catalyst for a young man and woman to fall in love and shake things up in the world!


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Songs For A New World
September, 2016
by Jason Robert Brown

A song cycle about one moment, hitting a wall and having to make a choice, or to take a stand, or to turn around and go back.


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Edges
June, 2016
by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

A song cycle about four burgeoning adults exploring what happens when we are teetering on the edges of our lives.


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Next Thing You Know
April, 2016
Music by Joshua Salzman
Book and Lyrics by Ryan Cunningham


The story of four New Yorkers as they laugh, love and drink their way through the big questions that face all young dreamers who wake up in the city that never sleeps.


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Prez
February, 2016
By Willard Manus

Prez is an intimate portrait of Lester Young, a unique jazzman whose deceptively simple style–laid back, low key, relaxed yet earthy and swinging–-brought him fame, first with the Count Basie Orchestra, then with the likes of Nat 'King' Cole, Oscar Peterson, Teddy Wilson, and his best friend and alter ego, Billie Holiday.


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Mirror, Mirror
September, 2015
By November Christine

Mirror, Mirror the Musical is a modern fairy tale about a young black woman who is under the spell of a little "white" lie... This musical makes its world premiere after receiving Pick of the Fringe and Encore Producers' Award for its staged reading at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival!


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Tru
June, 2015
By Jay Presson Allen
from the words and works of Truman Capote


An excerpt from Answered Prayers just hit Esquire Magazine and Truman Capote has, inadvertently, exposed his long time confidants, Babe Paley and Slim Keith. Capote, alone and lonely, passes the time with with pills, vodka, marijuana, and chocolate truffles, all the while musing about his checkered life and career.


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Putting It Together
November, 2014
Words and Music by
Stephen Sondheim


A musical revue showcasing the songs of Stephen Sondheim. Drawing its title from a song in Sunday in the Park With George, it celebrates Sondheim's incomparable career in musical theatre.


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Bird Lives
August, 2014
By Willard Manus

Bird Lives! is a solo play, with music, about the life and times of one of the giants of jazz music, who is also one of the founders of bebop jazz, Charlie Parker.


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Altar Boyz
April, 2014
Book and Lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker
Book by Kevin Del Aguila
Conceived by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport


ALTAR BOYZ is a foot-stomping, rafter-raising, musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their national "Raise the Praise" tour.

 

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The Musical of Musicals
November, 2013; March, 2014
Music by Eric Rockwell
Lyrics by Joanne Bogart
Book by Eric Rockwell & Joanne Bogart


In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form.


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Bernhardt on Broadway: The Musical
July, 2013
by Carol Dunitz

A one-woman full length musical about the divine Sarah Bernhardt set in the late 1890s when Bernhardt was at the height of her career.


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Love Songs - A Musical
June, 2013
by Steven Cagan

Steven Cagan's glorious work expresses the truth, beauty and hopefulness that we all strive for in this journey called life through the story of three couples. How will their stories work out? Let there be harmony evermore!


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Do Lord Remember Me
April, 2013
by James de Jongh

The voices of the American slaves rise in glorious song and courageous speech to tell the tales of those who have endured the "Infamous Practice" and "Peculiar Institution" of slavery.


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Natalie Portman, the Musical!
September, 2012
Music by Frank Marrone and Tara Pitt
Book and Lyrics by Brittany Garms


A new sketch comedy musical which takes a hilarious look at movies, musicals, and celebrity. We go through the life of Natalie Portman, and what may or may not have happened, stopping along the way at all her major movies and life events!


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Merrily We Roll Along
August, 2007
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth


The authors of the landmark "Company" reunite to turn the traditional showbiz musical on its head in this thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise and the high price of success.


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Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know
March, 2007
Written by by Barry Creyton, Lesley Davison, Nick Santa Maria, Stan Freeman, Dave Frishberg, Denis Markell, Douglas Bernstein, Francesca Blumenthal, Glen Kelly, Jay Leonhart, Michael Brown, Murray Grand and Addy Fieger.

Based on Fodor's best-selling book, this hilarious revue offers travel tips and cautionary tales certain to tickle the ribs - or chill the spine - of anyone who has ever set foot outside of his or her own hometown.


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Do Lord Remember Me
September, 2006; February, 2007
by James de Jongh

The voices of the American slaves rise in glorious song and courageous speech to tell the tales of those who have endured the "Infamous Practice" and "Peculiar Institution" of slavery.


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City of Angels
October, 2005
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics By David Zippel
Book by Larry Gelbart


Set in the glamorous, seductive Hollywood of the 1940s, the show chronicles the misadventures of Stine, a young novelist, attempting to turn one of his novels into a screenplay for movie producer/director, Buddy Fidler.


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You're Gonna Love Tomorrow
May, 2005
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Arrangements by Thomas Fay


The lesser-known songs of Stephen Sondheim reclaim the spotlight in this marvelously understated overview of the early parts of the career of Broadway's reigning genius.


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Saturday Night
May/June, 2004
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Julius J. and Philip G. Epstein


Saturday Night tells the unassuming story of a group of Brooklyn boys trying to find dates and make good in the stock market in 1929.


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Dirty Laundry
January, 2004
by George Albertella

Stan has a beautiful wife and owns his own laundry business. But what happens when Stan airs HIS dirty laundry before a holiday trip?


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News

January 13, 2017 Chromolume Theatre's production of Zanna, Don't! opens at Attic Theatre & Film Center in Los Angeles, California.

January 1, 2017 Phase VI (performance studio) of the remodel of the Attic Theatre & Film Center begins.

September 9, 2016 Chromolume Theatre's production of Songs For A New World opens at Attic Theatre & Film Center in Los Angeles, California.

June 4, 2016 Chromolume Theatre's production of Edges opens at the Complex Theatres in Hollywood, California as part of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival.

April 15, 2016 Chromolume Theatre's production of the West Coast Premiere of Next Thing You Know opens at Attic Theatre & Film Center in Los Angeles, California.

March 26, 2016 Phase V (lobby) of the remodel of the Attic Theatre & Film Center begins.

February 5, 2016 Chromolume Theatre's production of the World Premiere of Prez opens at Attic Theatre & Film Center in Los Angeles, California.

September 24, 2015 Chromolume Theatre receives Four Scenie Awards for: Best Ensemble Cast Performance - Musical Revue (Putting It Together); Best Performance in a Musical Revue (Rachel Hirshee, Putting It Together); Best Direction - Multiple Productions (Cate Caplin, Putting It Together); and Best Musical Direction & Accompaniment (Richard Berent, Putting It Together).

September 11, 2015 Chromolume Theatre's co-production of Mirror, Mirror opens at Attic Theatre & Film Center in Los Angeles, California.

June 5, 2015 Chromolume Theatre's production of Tru opens at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood, California as part of the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival.

November 17, 2014 Chromolume Theatre received three Broadway World Nominations: Best Musical (Local) for Altar Boyz; and Best Featured Actor (Local) - Eduardo Enrikez (for Musical of Musicals, the Musical) and Best Featured Actress (Local) - Christina Morrell (for Musical of Musicals, the Musical).

November 14, 2014 Chromolume Theatre's production of Putting It Together opens at Attic Theatre & Film Center in Los Angeles, California.

September 15, 2014 Chromolume Theatre receives Six Scenie Awards for: Memorable Production, Musical AND Best Ensemble Cast Performance, Musical for its productions of Musical of Musicals, The Musical and Altar Boyz, respectively; Best Musical Direction & Solo Keyboard for Musical of Musicals, the Musical (Richard Berent); and Memorable Musical Direction for Altar Boyz (Richard Berent)

August 15, 2014 Chromolume Theatre's production of Bird Lives! opens at Attic Theatre & Film Center in Los Angeles, California.

June 23, 2014 Phase IV (dressing room A) of the remodel of the Attic Theatre & Film Center begins.

May 12, 2014 Phase II (additional seats) and Phase III (bathroom remodel) of the remodel of the Attic Theatre & Film Center begins.

April 4, 2014 Chromolume Theatre's production of Altar Boyz opens at Attic Theatre & Film Center in Los Angeles, California.

March 22, 2014 Chromolume, Inc. celebrates its 12-year anniversary.

March 7, 2014 Chromolume Theatre's production of The Musical of Musicals, the Musical re-opens at Attic Theatre & Film Center in Los Angeles, California.

March 1, 2014 Chromolume Dance/Rehearsal Studio opens!

January 24, 2014 Phase I (Dance/Rehearsal Studio) of the remodel of the Attic Theatre & Film Center begins.

December 31, 2013 Chromolume Theatre's production of The Musical of Musicals, receives Eddon Awards for Best Production, Best Features Performance (Eduardo Enrikez, Christina Morrell)

November 8, 2013 Chromolume Theatre's production of The Musical of Musicals, the Musical opens at Attic Theatre & Film Center in Los Angeles, California.

September 9, 2013 Chromolume Theatre receives a Scenie Award for its production of Love Songs - A Musical!

June 22, 2013 Chromolume Theatre presents the World Premiere Musical, Love Songs - A Musical

June 1, 2013 Celebrated one-year anniversary in our new home!

April 19, 2013 Chromolume Theatre revives for the third time its NAACP Award Winning Production, Do Lord Remember Me.

January 11, 2013 Chromolume Radio returns...again! Listen at the link above or at www.chromolumeradio.com

September 7, 2012 Chromolume Theatre's co-production of Natalie Portman, the Musical, opens at Attic Theatre & Film Center in Los Angeles, California.

June 1, 2012 Chromolume Theatre reopens after a five-year hiatus, now managing the Attic Theatre & Film Center in Los Angeles, CA!

April 16, 2012 Chromolume Theatre's website receives a facelift after 10 years. Check us out now!

March 4, 2011 Chromolume Radio returns! Listen at www.chromolumeradio.com

January 5, 2010 Chromolume Theatre's online store returns. Check out our new merchandise! Click Here

August 12, 2009 Chromolume Theatre officially joins Facebook. Click Here

June 30, 2008 Paul Wong wins NAACP Theate Award for Best Musical Director for Chromolume theatre's production of Do Lord Remember Me.

May 21, 2008 Paul Wong reeceives NAACP Theate Award nomination for Best Musical Director for Chromolume Theatre's production of Do Lord Remember Me.

September 1, 2007 Chromolume Theatre goes dark to reorganize.

July 7, 2007 Chromolume Theatre's production of Merrily We Roll Along, opens at Theatre/Theater in Los Angeles, California.

March 10, 2007 Chromolume Theatre's production of Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, opens at Theatre/Theater in Los Angeles, California.

February 13, 2007 Chromolume Theatre's remounting of Do Lord Remember Me receives rave review from LA Times. Read Here

January 26, 2007 Chromolume Theatre's remounting of Do Lord Remember Me, opens at Theatre/Theater in Los Angeles, California.

January 1, 2007 Chromolume Radio begins its broadcast on the Live365 Network! Listen at www.chromolumeradio.com

January 1, 2007 Chromolume Theatre becomes a resident company of Theatre/Theater.

September 22, 2006 Chromolume Theatre's production of Do Lord Remember Me receives Critic's Pick from Backstage Read Here

September 11, 2006 Chromolume Theatre's production of Do Lord Remember Me receives rave review from LA Weekly Read Here

September 8, 2006 Chromolume Theatre's production of Do Lord Remember Me, opens at the Raven Playhouse in North Hollywood, California.

October 7, 2005 Chromolume Theatre's production of City of Angels, opens at the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood, California.

May 14, 2004 Chromolume Theatre's production of Stephen Sondheim's first musical, Saturday Night, opens at the Stella Adler Theatres in Hollywood, California.

January 23, 2004 Chromolume Theatre's inagural production, Dirty Laundry, opens at the Hudson Theatres in Hollywood, California.

October 4, 2002 Chromolume Theatre becomes the first division of its parent company, Chromolume, Inc.

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FAQ

Where are you located?

We are located at 5429 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016. We are managing the Attic Theatre & Film Center.

What time should I arrive at the theatre?
Generally speaking, it is best to arrive at the theatre roughly 15-30 minutes before your performance.

Does the theatre have wheelchair access?
Yes.

Can my child/baby attend the theatre?/Is the show appropriate for children?
It is Chromolume Theatre's policy that no babies in arms may be allowed to attend. Further, we do not permit children under the age of four (4) to attend. This is to ensure that all customers enjoy the show. Young children are admitted but are not encouraged to attend unless the parent is confident the child will not distract other members of the audience. Everyone must have a valid ticket and occupy a seat. Accompanying adults will be asked to remove any noisy children. Generally, Chromolume Theatre produced productions are appropriate for school age children, while visiting productions can vary in appropriateness. Regardless, you should probably check with the Box Office when you order your tickets whether the production you are attending is appropriate for your child.

Are your actors professional?
In most cases, yes. Most, if not all, of the actors who perform in our shows are members of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and/or American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Do your musicals have live musicians or taped accompaniment?
All of Chromolume Theatre's produced musicals include a single piano, or a small orchestra, usually five pieces. We do not use taped accompaniment at any of our performances. Any visiting production may use taped accompaniment.

Whom do I contact to usher for one of your performances?
If you wish to usher for one of our performances, contact our House Manager.

How can I purchase tickets for one of your productions?
There are three ways to purchase tickets for Chromolume Theatre produced performances (please note that visiting productions' methods may vary):

  • Purchase them online through our secure server
  • Purchase them in person at the Box Office
  • Purchase them over the telephone by calling (323) 510-2688 x705


Where do I pick up my tickets?
You can pick them up at the Box Office on the date of your performance.

Where is the Box Office located?
The Box Office is located immediately as you enter the theatre, to your right. The Box Office is open one hour prior to performance.

What type of music does Chromolume Radio play?
As we are a theatre company dedicated to presenting intimate experiences of the American Musical, our music is almost exclusively showtunes. The notable exceptions are music written for movies and/or TV by musical theatre composers.

Who do I contact if I have a question about advertising on your radio station?
You would contact our Advertising department by sending them an email at advertising@chromolumeinc.com with "Radio" in the subject field. For our list of current rates, please check our Advertising Page available on this website.

When are auditions for your performances?
Audition dates and times vary depending on the production. You can browse our Audition Page to check out when an upcoming audition is occurring and what to prepare for said audition.

Do you do only do musicals?
Chromolume Theatre's production productions are not only musicals. Occasionally, we will produce a play or a play with music. Visiting productions can vary anywhere between performance art to fully staged musicals.

Where can I find rental information?

To rent our theatre or to find out more information, you can check our Rental Page or call us at (323) 510-2688.

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AUDITIONS

Chromolume Theatre does not currently have any auditions scheduled.