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Posted by: ThLaBon 2008/10/8 1:10:00 2068 reads A Conversation with Edith Head
Performed by Susan Claassen
Written by Paddy Calistro and Susan Claassen
Texas Premiere

Hollywood’s Golden Age comes to life in an evening of wit, wisdom and a whisper of gossip!

Based on the book Edith Head’s Hollywood by Edith Head and Paddy Calistro this behind-the–scenes feast of great movie lore and delicious stories provides great insight into Hollywood’s legendary costume designer Edith Head.

In her six decades of costume design, she worked on 1,131 motion pictures, dressed the greatest stars of Hollywood, received thirty-five Academy Award nominations and won an unprecedented eight Oscars. Hear Ms. Head who was the original make over artist tell her own story, which is fascinating as the history of the film industry itself. A story filled with humor, frustration and above all glamour. A Conversation with Edith Head just completed a month long run In London. For additional information please visit www.edithhead.biz

“So perfectly accurate, it’s almost scary“ New York Times
“’Head’ and shoulders -above the rest…“ Chicago Sun Times

This is an exclusive limited run engagement with only 5 performances.
Opening Night, Wednesday, October 22nd at 8pm.
Friday, Oct. 24th at 8pm, Saturday, Oct. 25th at 8pm.
Sunday, October 26th at 3pm and 6pm.


The Receptionist
by Adam Bock
Regional Premiere

A Dark Comedy with a Twilight Zone twist………….

At the start of a typical day in the Northeast Office, Beverly deals effortlessly with ringing phones and her colleague's romantic troubles. But the appearance of a charming rep from the Central Office disrupts the friendly routine. And as the true nature of the company's business becomes apparent, The Receptionist raises disquieting, provocative questions about the consequences of complicity with evil. TLH is pleased to present the Regional Premiere of one of the theater’s current hot playwrights – Adam Bock, winner of the 2007 Obie Award for his play The Thugs. This spring Playwrights Horizon presented the world premiere of his latest play The Drunken City. The Receptionist received its world premiere at the Manhattan Theater Club In October 2007.

"Mr. Bock's poisoned Post-it note of a play." New York Times
"Bock's intense initial focus on the routine goes to the heart of The Receptionist's pointed,
painfully timely allegory...elliptical, provocative play..." Time Out New York

Opening Night, Wednesday, November 12th at 8pm.
Friday’s and Saturday’s at 8pm through December 13th
Sunday, December 7th at 5pm

Nursery School Musical
Book and Lyrics by Brett & Rachael McCaig
Music by Anthony Bastianon
US Premiere

Get ready for your first day of school!

The hit of the recent 2008 Toronto Fringe Festival makes its US premiere. Second City meets South Park in this hilarious musical satire on kids, their parents and the first day of school. When your three years old - college and getting into the right school is not exactly what occupies your days, however mom and dad have a very deferent outlook and whatever happen to sex…. Parental Advisor – get a babysitter!!

“Bright, witty and FUN!” Named one of the Toronto Fringe Festival’s top 5 Shows Toronto Sun
“Shockingly hilarious musical numbers” Toronto.com

For additional information please visit www.nurseryschoolmusical.ca

Opening Night, Wednesday, February 18th 2009 at 8pm.
Fridays and Saturdays through March 21st at 8pm.
Sunday, March 15th at 5:00pm


China: the Whole Enchilada
by Mark Brown
Musical Arrangements by Paul Mirkovich
Regional Premiere

One of the standout NY International Fringe Festival’s hits makes its Regional Premiere. This hilarious new musical is three men singing, dancing and irreverently marching their way through four thousand years of Chinese history. The show dares to tackle racism, human rights, genocide and the birth of the fortune cookie. Who knew that Peking Man was a lounge singer? Who knew one could cram Wang Chung, Connie Chung and
Ricardo Montalban into the lyrics of a song? Come hear and see much more in this outrageous new musical comedy….

“done with exceptional wit, energy and comedy shtick“ Time Out NY
“****Stars…Mark Brown’s fabulous musical parody is a laugh riot.“ BACKSTAGE.com

For additional information please visit www.chinathewholeenchilada.com

Opening Night, Wednesday, April 8th 2009 at 8pm.
Fridays and Saturdays through May 9th at 8pm.
Sunday, May 3rd at 5:00pm