Rick D. Wasserman, Melissa Kite (background)

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Malibu Times Review of “Belfry”

Belfry PP1By Hank Pollard / Special to The Malibu Times 

Irish theater arrived in Malibu last Friday evening with Billy Roche’s “Belfry,” the second offering of the Malibu Playhouse’s 2013-14 season. Even when riven by political and sectarian turmoil, Ireland has maintained a long and illustrious theater tradition.

The last two centuries have given us a multitude of noteworthy dramatists, running the eclectic gamut from Wilde ...

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Stage Scene LA Reviews “Belfry”

Belfry PP16A lonely Irish sacristan looks back on the brief shining moments in his life when he loved another man’s wife in Billy Roche’s exquisite gem of a memory play, Belfry, at last getting its West Coast Premiere at a revitalized Malibu Playhouse under the assured, nuanced direction of Veronica Brady.

“Athough she’s been gone out of here for over a year now, I swear to God her fragrance still lingers about ...

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Malibu Playhouse Presents West Coast Premiere of Belfry by Billy Roche

Malibu Playhouse Presents West Coast Premiere of Belfry by Billy Roche

The second play in MALIBU PLAYHOUSE’s 2013-2014 season will be the West Coast Premiere of Belfry by Billy Roche, opening Friday, January 31, 2014. The play will be directed by Veronica Brady and stars Michael Hyland, Rebekah Tripp and 2010 American Idol contestant Carson Higgins. Tickets are $30, and may be purchased through the box office, online at www.malibuplayhouse.org/belfry, or by calling 323-960-7711. There will be previews on January 29th and 30th for $20. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at ...

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Terence Davis — Person of the Month

From The Malibu Chronicle, August 11, 2013

I am meeting Terence Davis (TD) at Sunset Café over dinner while the Malibu Music unplugged is going on by the bar. Terence is answering my curious queries with one keen ear to the order at the show. He had to get up a few times to make sure that all performances are going on as scheduled and everyone is happy but made sure he came back and continued the interview and ...

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Malibu Playhouse Gets A Makeover

From the Malibu Times, August 21, 2013:

With only a few short days before its new season opens on Sept. 6, the Malibu Playhouse is looking a little sportier thanks to some much-needed renovations and a little help from friends.

“The entire lobby is different now,” Artistic Director Gene Franklin Smith said. “It’s modern, but welcoming and warm and approachable. We ripped that horrible carpet off the wall and painted it. The exterior colors now match the interior colors. We put ...

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Acting Conservatory Fall Schedule

MPAC flyer

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Melissa Kite & David Esquire Make Magic

melissaMelissa Kite, featured as “Andrea” in The Dream of the Burning Boy, and David Esquire, our semi-resident photographer and bon vivant, teamed together in an amazing photo/video shoot, in which David combined high-tech (including Google Glass) to create a startling and beautiful video with music by Moby. Enjoy!

Click here to watch magic.

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Malibu Playhouse Stages West Coast Premiere of “The Dream of the Burning Boy”

The Malibu Playhouse will open its 2013-2014 season with the West Coast Premiere of The Dream of the Burning Boy by David West Read, September 6 – October 13, 2013. The play will be directed by Edward Edwards and stars Broadway veteran Jeffrey Hayenga and Tyler Ritter, the youngest son of the late John Ritter.

The Dream of the Burning Boy premiered off-Broadway in 2011 at the Roundabout Underground. It was a 2011 Drama League Award Nominee for Distinguished Production of ...

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Terence Davis Named as Chairman of Malibu Playhouse

TerenceThe Malibu Playhouse is pleased to announce the appointment of Terence Davis, founder of Great Music, Inc. as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Davis was appointed to the position at a Board of Directors meeting on June 24, 2013. He succeeds Geoff Ortiz, who served as Chairman for 13 years. Davis originally joined the board in 2002 and is its longest current serving member.

“As a longtime member of ...

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