LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS presents a very special (and quite the hilarious!) event - the Troubadour Theater Company presenting the tragic tale of FLEETWOOD MACBETH, a spectacular mash-up of the rocking music of Fleetwood Mac and the classic tale of the Bard's Macbeth! FLEETWOOD MACBETH will feature musical direction by Eric Heinly, choreography by Nadine Ellis and will be directed by (and will feature) Troubadour Artistic Director, Matt Walker. FLEETWOOD MACBETH will perform for one weekend only, Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada.
Watch with shock and awe as Macbeth wages war against forces natural, supernatural and spousal. Will he heed the witches who say, "You Can Go Your Own Way" or will he break The Chain? Will Lady Macbeth become his Gold Dust Woman or will she succumb to her Dreams? See Birnam Wood come to Dunsinane in a Landslide and Don't Stop Thinking about Tomorrow as the Troubies bring Shakespeare back to La Mirada this summer!
Troubadour Theater Company is a free-wheeling, no holds barred, Commedia Del Arte flavored, slapstick driven Los Angeles based ensemble of actors, musicians, and comedians that has been performing for audiences throughout Southern California and beyond since 1995. Their fast-paced, laugh-filled, loose adaptations (some of the lines are still there) of classic plays, literature and film, as well as their original productions and hilarious sketch material, make this company a unique and exciting experience for theater-goers of any age. "The Troubies," as they are affectionately called, have played to audiences throughout California, performing in parks, schools, parades, Legion Halls, food festivals, and fringe festivals. The company is a Not for Profit organization and has performed charitably for many causes including animal conservation, adult rehabilitation, AIDS awareness, California Literacy Night for LAUSD, children with autism and other youth programs. Troubadour members have professional experience as writers, directors, and performers for film, television, theater, orchestra, and circus.
In its adaptations of the Bard's classics, Troubadour has combined the beauty of Shakespeare's language with feats of acrobatic physicality, comic routines, and musical numbers. What makes for even more fun is the clownish, interactive style in which the performances are presented. Improvisation plays a large part as audience members are called upon to help erect the set, sing along, and even enlisted to play parts! Never the same show twice! In recent years the Troubies have put their spin on all genres of classic tales, such as A Midsummer Saturday Night's Fever Dream, Fleetwood MacBeth, Hamlet the Artist Formerly Known as Prince of Denmark and Frosty the Snow Manilow.
Matt Walker (Director) has trained with Second City Improvisation, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The San Francisco Mime Troupe, Master Clown Bill Irwin, and is a graduate of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Clown College. After a short stint as a circus clown with The Greatest Show on Earth, Matt returned to Los Angeles and resumed his post as Artistic Director for Troubadour Theater Company. Matt serves as an Adjutant Professor of Commedia dell'arte and Clowning for the University Southern California, and has written and directed shows for Universal Studios Theme Parks, The Getty Villa, and most recently collaborated as a writer on Garry Marshall's "Valentine's Day."
The cast of FLEETWOOD MACBETH will feature (in alphabetical order, please hold your applause until the end!): Annalea Arnold, Evan Arnold, Brandon Breault, Heidi Brucker, Marissa Ingrasci, Joe Keane, Beth Kennedy, Andy Lopez, Erin Matthews, Tammy Minoff, Rob Nagle, Darrin Revitz, Morgan Rusler, Monica Schneider, Jen Seifert, Jason Turner, Lisa Valenzuela & Matt Walker as Banquo.
The set design is by Mike Jesperson and the sound design is by Julie Ferrin. The costume design is by Sharon McGunigle. The fight choreography is by Ken Merckx.