Theater Season Announcement: LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (“Welcome Home” 2021/2022)

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by Nia Liat on June 2, 2021

in Theater-Los Angeles,Theater-Regional

McCoy Rigby Entertainment are bringing Broadway shows and events back to The La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Their newly announced season will feature:

 
WEST COAST PREMIERE
CLUE
September 24 – October 17, 2021
Based on the screenplay by JONATHAN LYNN Written by SANDY RUSTIN 
Additional Material by HUNTER FOSTER and ERIC PRICE 
Based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture
Based on the Hasbro board game CLUE 
Original Music by MICHAEL HOLLAND 
Directed by CASEY HUSHION

Bring your Game Night to La Mirada Theatre. It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Murder and blackmail are on the menu when six mysterious guests assemble at Boddy Manor for a night they’ll never forget! Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Or was it Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? Based on the cult 1985 Paramount movie and inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is the ultimate whodunit that will leave you dying of laughter and keep you guessing until the final twist. Rated PG.

MAMMA MIA!
October 29– November 21, 2021 (Press Opening October 30 at 8 pm)
Music and Lyrics by BENNY ANDERSSON & BJÖRN ULVAEUS 
And Some Songs with STIG ANDERSON 
Book by CATHERINE JOHNSON 
Originally Conceived by JUDY CRAYMER 
Choreography by DANA SOLIMANDO
Directed by LARRY RABEN

Get swept away by the infectious music, funny story, and dazzling dance numbers that have made Mamma Mia! a worldwide phenomenon. On the eve of her wedding on an idyllic Greek island, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings back 3 men from her mother’s past.  Featuring over 20 ABBA songs, including the hits “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me,” this high-spirited, feel-good sensation will have you singing and dancing in the aisles! Recommended for ages 13 and up.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
January 21 – February 13, 2022
Book by COLIN ESCOTT and FLOYD MUTRUX
Original Concept and Direction by FLOYD MUTRUX
Inspired by ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH, JERRY LEE LEWIS 
and CARL PERKINS

 When Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins got together for one unforgettable night, they became the Million Dollar Quartet. The true story of what happened when “The Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Sam Phillips brought these icons together for the recording session of a lifetime. And you’re in the room! Featuring Over 20 Rock ‘N’ Roll Hits Including: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “I Walk The Line,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “That’s All Right,”  “Sixteen Tons,” “Hound Dog,” “Down By The Riverside,” “Peace In The Valley,” “Matchbox,” “Great Balls Of Fire,” and “See You Later, Alligator!”  Rated PG.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC
April 22 – May 15, 2022
Music by RICHARD RODGERS 
Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Book by HOWARD LINDSAY AND RUSSEL CROUSE 
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by MARIA AUGUSTA TRAPP
Choreography by PEGGY HICKEY
Directed by GLENN CASALE
 A beautiful new production of The Sound of Music is coming. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the unforgettable title song. Children (3+) and adults will re-discover the inspiring story of family, faith, joy and courage in turbulent times – all to songs we know and love. Celebrate Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most famous musical for an unforgettable theatrical experience!  Children under 3 will not be admitted.
                                                        
IN THE HEIGHTS
June 3–June 26, 2022
Music & Lyrics by LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA
Book by QUIARA ALEGRÍA HUDES
Conceived by LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA
 
 In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. With a score by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), this hip musical will win you over with its sweet story and hot tunes!  Recommended for ages 13 and up. WINNER OF THE 2008 TONY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL.
 
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ONE NIGHT ONLY!
ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
October 22, 2021 – 8 pm
In a career spanning almost 50 years, Engelbert has generated sales in excess of 140 million records, including 64 gold albums and 23 platinum, four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe, and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Las Vegas Walk of Fame. He has performed for the Queen four times and many heads of state. He has recorded everything from the most romantic ballads to movie theme songs, disco, rock, and even gospel. His unique voice has charmed millions of fans around the globe. Engelbert’s music has transcended time and his voice still continues to reach out to people now serving to transport and inspire, to embrace and to provoke feelings and emotions…ingredients that are no doubt the essence of his long-lasting success.
TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY!
JAY LENO – LIVE IN CONCERT
February 19, 2022 – 2 pm & 8 pm
See one of the world’s leading entertainers, comedian Jay Leno, live in La Mirada! Leno has captivated living rooms across the world for over 20 years with charisma, comedy, and charm as host of late-night television’s top-rated, “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno and now with “Jay Leno’s Garage” on CNBC. A television icon, stand- up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, Leno has been deemed “the hardest working man in show business.” He has been honored by the Television Academy with an Emmy® for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series and was inducted into the Television Academy’s Broadcast Hall of Fame.
TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY!
THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
March 25 – 26, 2022 – 8 pm

The Lovin’ Feelin’ is Back – The Righteous Brothers Live!  Blue-eyed soul pioneers The Righteous Brothers are back!  With a string of #1 classics, including the most played song in radio history, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield topped the charts in four decades. After Bobby’s death in 2003, Bill Medley continued to perform to sold-out crowds around the world, but fans and friends pleaded with him to keep The Righteous Brothers alive.  Says Medley … No one could ever take Bobby’s place, but when I caught Bucky Heard’s show it all came together – I found the right guy to help me recreate the magic. The concert experience features their biggest hits – “Lovin’ Feelin’,” “Soul & Inspiration,” “Unchained Melody,” “Rock and Roll Heaven,” Medley’s Grammy-winning “Dirty Dancing” theme “The Time of My Life,” and much, much more!

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 21-22 Season
Subscriptions ($42.50 – $281.50) are now available by calling the Box Office at 562-944-9801
for single tickets — on sale August 20, 2021 —
call 562-944-9801 or 714-994-6310 or visit La Mirada
14900 La Mirada Boulevard in La Mirada
near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue where the 91 and 5 freeways meet
parking is free

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