Mirror, Mirror


Chromolume Theatre
September 11 - October 4, 2015
Book, Music and Lyrics by November Christine
Fri, Sat. 8pm
Sun. 3pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

****WORLD PREMIERE****


Mirror, Mirror the Musical is a modern fairy tale about a young black woman who is under the spell of a little "white" lie...


Mandi Gottadolla has the perfect life. The adopted daughter of millionaire moguls, Mandi's been sheltered from the harsh realities of life. She's never seen pain, suffering, or poverty...indeed, she's never even seen her own face! But as Mandi enters adulthood, she seeks to find herself--and gets a lot more than she bargained for. When life forces Mandi to look into the mirror, how will she handle the truth?


Directed by November Christine, 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! This production marks the first fully produced production.


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Reviews

Brie Foth raves "Funny, entertaining, relevant, and excellent!"

Elizabeth Martin raves "he terrific, engaging script and wonderful melodies kept me smiling and thinking at the same time."

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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.

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If you wish to usher for one of our performances, contact our House Manager.

How can I purchase tickets for one of your productions?
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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.

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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.

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AUDITIONS

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AUDITIONS

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Cast/Crew Bios

Ashley Lynette Brown, Amanda Gottadolla
Mirror, Mirror, the Musical

Ashley Lynette Brown is a proud NYU Tisch grad and is ecstatic about performing in this magical show with this incredible cast! Past credits include: LA- Bachelorette (dir. Jessica Hanna), Girls In Boys Pants (dir. Kitty Lindsay), Summer School: the Stage Parody (dir. Patrick O'Sullivan), Tommy's Toy Shop (Dir. Alli Miller), Off-Bway- Show Way (Vital Theatre Company), Off-Off Bway- Color Blue (dir. Alexis Roblan), Rocket Science (dir. Brandon Ivie), Regional- Little Shop of Horrors (Darien Music Theatre), Once On This Island (dir. Nancy Maloy), Jesus Christ Superstar (Westchester Bway Theater). Love to Mom, Dad, Moe, Janice, Nancy, and Aaron! www.AshleyLBrown.com


Jolie Adamson, Ashley Sue
Mirror, Mirror, the Musical

Jolie Adamson is thrilled to be jumping into the mirror and joining such a creative team and project. Jolie is a graduate from UC Irvine with a BA in Theatre Arts and currently studies voice privately. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA with Film and TV credits including Georgina Yates in Criminal Minds and Sarah in the newly released Independent Feature Film, Odd Brodsky. Her music video, "Armour", has 1.25 million views on YouTube! Instagram @jolieadamson


Derek Carley, Daniel Goodman
Mirror, Mirror, the Musical

Derek Carley is thrilled to be working on this production! Previous credits include the First National Tour of Flashdance The Musical, Gay Bride of Frankenstein at Seacoast Rep and in NYC, and Titanic at The St Louis Muny. He is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned a BFA in Musical Theatre.


Julie Rothman, Dee-Dee MacHelstein
Mirror, Mirror, the Musical

Julie Rothman began her prestigious acting career at age five with an unforgettable performance as a Munchkin/Tornado in the Wizard of Oz. She has since found greater roles and stages to perform, in the theater, and in life. Julie is excited and proud to be working alongside such talented artists, on the fun and evocative musical that is Mirror Mirror.


Hayley Marshall, Bee-Bee MacHelstein
Mirror, Mirror, the Musical

With musical theater, dance, and acting performances all the way from theaters in Boston, Ohio, and Nebraska to NYC's Lincoln Center, and Scotland's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Hayley is thrilled to join this stellar cast here in L.A. Favorite Credits: Grease (Frenchy), Fiddler on the Roof (Chava), and Into the Woods (Florinda). Recent project: The indie film "The Sad And Lonely Glow" available on Amazon.com. When not stretching creatively, Hayley can be found stretching and sweating as a cardio-dance and fitness instructor in her infectiously energized classes at CardioBody Fitness and Ballet Bodies. www.hayleymarshall.com www.hayleymarshall.com


Brad Simanski, Stephen Q. Burkowski
Mirror, Mirror, the Musical

Brad Simanski has performed across the country in productions ranging from Film to Broadway tours. Favorite credits include: Boq and Ensemble in Wicked, Simon Stride in Jekyll & Hyde, and Billy Lawlor in 42nd street. When not on stage or screen, Brad can been seen teaching or leading trainings for CorePower Yoga.


Sherry Mandujano, Margarita Torres
Mirror, Mirror, the Musical

Sherry Mandujano is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. Some of her credits include: Songs for A New World (Woman 2) and Man of La Mancha (Antonia), Television: 2 Broke Girls, East Los High, Murder In The First. Sherry also produces film projects with her production company Volaré Productions. She is honored to share the stage with this talented cast, thanks to November. All the glory be to God!


Matthew L. Sims, Jr., Man 1
Mirror, Mirror, the Musical

Matthew L. Sims, Jr., is a native of Hammond, LA. that currently lives in Los Angeles, CA by way of Atlanta, GA. Matthew has received intensive training in Musical theatre, Dance and Acting, both stage and film, at the American Musical and Dramatics Academy (AMDA) in Hollywood, CA, where he graduated in February, 2013. For the past two years Matthew has been a production singer for Carnival Cruise Lines and has seen almost all of Europe for free. Matthew has played Leroy in Hairspray with 3D Theatricals, Band Leader in the critically acclaimed Recorded in Hollywood and is extremely overjoyed to be returning the stage and being a part of this production. Matthew is thankful to God, his supportive parents, and other relatives and friends who have helped him every step of the way. This is for you!


Jonny Hsu Lee, Man 2
Mirror, Mirror, the Musical

Johnny Hsu Lee is an actor, singer, and writer. Jonny's favorite credits include Thuy in Miss Saigon, Ito in Mame, Jack in Into the Woods at the Oguma Playhouse, Henry in Next to Normal, and more. He co-wrote the music, lyrics, and book to the new musical Welcome To Shoofly as well as the award winning short, Take Out. He also co-wrote, edited, and starred in the musical web-series, City of Dreams, which has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Stage17.tv, Playbill and Broadway World.


Jeff Bratz, Daniel Goodman u/s
Mirror, Mirror, the Musical

Jeff Bratz made a return to the stage after three years touring with rock band The Fault Line. Recent credits include The 39 Steps, The Rocky Horror Show, and Cabaret. He was a Top-15 contestant on America's Got Talent, and currently performs with rock band RaDIUM.


Stephanie Farugia, Bee-Bee MacHelstein u/s
Mirror, Mirror, the Musical

Stephanie Farugia grew up participating in local theatre. In 2013, she graduated from the University of Southern California, with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. Since, she has participated in the Hollywood Fringe Festival, and co-starred in ABC's "The Middle." She is so excited to be a part of such a fun and uplifting production. She would like to thank November Christine, and the fabulous cast and crew.


Aly Fainbarg, Dee-Dee MacHelstein u/s
Mirror, Mirror, the Musical

Aly Fainbarg is beyond excited to participate in the first full production of Mirror, Mirror! She is so thankful to be associated and working with such a talented cast and crew. When Aly isn't acting, she's writing, producing, puppeteering, "yogi-ing," or doing something else. She thanks family, friends, and you for supporting live theater and hopes you get your smiles on this afternoon/evening!


TR Krupa, Stephen Q. Burkowski u/s
Mirror, Mirror, the Musical

TR Krupa has been acting since he was a little boy in various theater companies around Michigan. Some of his favorite credits include, The Who's Tommy, Glee: A Musical Revue, and Miscast. He recently had his LA stage debut at the Fringe Festival where he played, "Franz" in The Count of Monte Cristo. He's also been seen on the stage of Whiskey A Go Go, The Viper Room, and Warped Tour and various bars and performance venues around Los Angeles. He would like to thank his entire family and Timm Richardson for their unwavering support and love.


Nicholas Hodges, Man 1 u/s
Mirror, Mirror, the Musical

Nic is happy to be joining the cast of Mirror, Mirror. Previous show included Recorded In Hollywood. He graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). While at AMDA, he had the privilege to be in Children of Eden and Agwe in Once On This Island. I have performed in two concerts The Lyric Project and Timeless Classics. He made his TV debut in a special edition of Catfish: The Untold Stories. Now I am happy to be apart an amazing cast in Recorded in Hollywood. I live by this quote daily which I would like to share with you, "Know who you are, know where you come from, know where you are going." Enjoy the show.


November Christine, Playwright/Director
Mirror, Mirror, the Musical

November Christine, wrote the book, lyrics, and music of Mirror, Mirror. She has a BM in Musical Theatre from the East Carolina University School of Music. An AEA/SAG-AFTRA actress, November has performed at Carnegie Hall, toured nationally with Bruce Vantine's Brass Quintet and Chorale, and has numerous theatre and television credits. She is currently working on a new musical titled Legacy.


Luis "Tony" Gonzalez, Musical Director
Mirror, Mirror, the Musical

Luis "Tony" Gonzalez received his Bachelor of Music in Voice from Baylor University, his Master of Music in Voice from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. He now teaches voice and musical theater, assistant directs vocal ensemble, NOVA, and is one half of "The Sam and Tony Show." Their original musical, Annabella, premiered at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival.


Lauren J. Peters, Lighting Design
Mirror, Mirror, the Musical

A Los Angeles native, Lauren grew up as a performer in El Segundo, observing the technical team and always offering a helping hand, she switched teams and started working "tech", in all sorts of ways. Lauren is very excited to be working on this production of Mirror, Mirror and to be designing the lighting. Lauren has worked all over Southern California as a Stage and Production Manager,band Lighting Designer working at the Warner Grand in San Pedro with TheRelevant Stage, El Segundo's Broadway In The park for 3 years, at the El Portal in North Hollywood for Kelrik Productions, and most recently at The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center for their production of 9 To 5 The Musical. Lauren has worked at Chromolume Theatre for the past 2 years and has loved her time working on so many wonderful productions. Lauren would like to thank her ma, Nance, for always being by her side and raising her to be such an avid Theatre fan. She would also like to thank her girlfriend Emily for putting up with her schedule and for supporting her to follow her dreams. Lauren would also like to thank her best friend Ksells. Hope you enjoy the show.


Nora Matz, Stage Manager
Mirror, Mirror, the Musical

Nora Matz is proud to be a part of this production of Mirror, Mirror! It brings her great joy to work with such a talented and fun group of people. Nora is a sometimes stage manager/actress/producer, and an all-the-time massage therapist. She'd liked to thank November for this exciting ride, and her wife, Mary, for her unconditional love and support.

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Reviews

 

Steven Stanley of StageSceneLA raves...

 

"Michael-Anthony Nozzi does outstanding work as Truman Capote."

 

"Nozzi's uncanny recreation of Capote's trademark vocal and physical mannerisms is so spot-on, you may find yourself forgetting that it's not Tru himself..."

 

 

Shari Barrett of Broadwayworld.com raves...

 

"Michael-Anthony Nozzi's larger-than-life portrayal of Capote is so nuanced and complete, you will forget for awhile that you are not really in the presence of the great writer of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Bloodas!"