We are pleased to announce a new three-year deal with the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
The Wallis CBA is the result of many years of dialogue with the management at the venue. “I want to thank Local 47 member Dan Savant for his help in arriving at this deal along with Business Rep Michael Ankney, who maintained a good working relationship with the venue’s operations team,” says AFM Local 47 President John Acosta. Continue reading →
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 →
The entire cast and orchestra of “Into the Woods” on the stage of the Wallis Annenberg Center. The orchestra included AFM musicians from Oregon and Los Angeles, contracted by Dan Savant and led by Martin Majkut, who performed front and center on the stage during the entire three-hour performance. Photo: Kevin Parry
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of hit musical “Into the Woods” took Beverly Hills by storm during its run at the new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
Martin Majkut conducted a small, talented orchestra contracted by Dan Savant comprising AFM members from Los Angeles and Oregon. The musicians were featured front and center on the stage during the entire three-hour performance. Continue reading →