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July 2018 Overture Online: Curtain Call 🎭 The Musicians of Musical Theatre

Overture Online
July 2018

Curtain Call:
The Musicians of Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre in the Modern Age
A look at the role of musical theatre in today’s fast-paced, hi-tech world

Cleto & the Cletones Say: #RespectTheBand!
Musicians tell TV networks to play fair

#ListenLA Spotlight: ‘Incredibles 2’
Incredible snapshots from the scoring stage

and more!

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Thank You, El Portal Theatre!

El Portal plaque

To thank our area theaters that regularly employ AFM Local 47 musicians, the union has been presenting plaques to these venues – many of which have had collective bargaining agreements for several decades.

Our most recent plaque was presented to the El Portal Theatre on Dec, 22, 2015. Pictured above from left: Live Performance Business Rep Michael Ankney; President John Acosta; Jay Irwin, Manager, El Portal Theatre; and Secretary/Treasurer Gary Lasley.

You can see photos of past presentations here.

Deaf West’s ‘Spring Awakening’ a Stunning Triumph

Innovative choreography delivers a powerful experience for hearing and non-hearing audiences alike

by Linda A. Rapka

Based on German playwright Frank Wedekind’s controversial 1891 stage play, the rock musical “Spring Awakening” debuted over a century later in the 1990s. With music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, “Spring Awakening” went on to Broadway to win eight Tony awards and a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album. Continue reading