For Immediate Release: June 17, 2011
Stephanie Hutchinson: The Start of Something Real – The Secret Rose Theatre to produce an evening of short plays and musicals by Los Angeles-based playwright/composer/lyricist
North Hollywood, CA - One of today’s brightest writers of ten-minute plays and short musicals, Los Angeles-based Stephanie Hutchinson has had a long relationship with the Secret Rose Theatre. A collection of her works, entitled The Start of Something Real, will be presented for two weeks only at the Secret Rose on July 8 through July17, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, and Sundays at 2:00 PM. This production will be the first to feature Hutchinson’s work exclusively, and includes six short plays and
two short musicals.
Several plays in the show have been published and produced, including Carwash; or In This Town, You Are What You Drive, which was a finalist in Secret Rose Theatre/Fire Rose Productions’ Ten-Minute Play Competition in 2008. Also included in the show are:
The Stone Cat, Super 8 Versus Bacara Resort and Spa, More Precious Than Diamonds: The Musical, The Truth About the Trash In the Trailer, You Can’t Be Tony!/The Start of Something Real and Museum Tour: The Musical.
Stephanie’s association with the Secret Rose Theatre began in 2007 when her play Model Home was a Semi-Finalist in Fire Rose Productions’ 10-Minute Play Competition.
In the following years, she was called upon to submit short musicals for Fire Rose/Secret Rose Theatre’s Mini Musical Festivals. She wrote the music and lyrics for April in New York (book by Virginia Lynn Emrick) at ANMT (the Academy for New Musical Theatre), which was produced on the Secret Rose stage in 2008. Hutchinson adapted her play, More Precious Than Diamonds into More Precious Than Diamonds: The Musical in 2009, writing book, music and lyrics, as well as being the Musical Director/Pianist for the ten-show run. BroadwayWorld.com gave the show an excellent review.
Smith and Kraus published Hutchinson’s play Model Home in THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2007. Super 8 Versus Bacara Resort and Spa and More Precious Than Diamonds were published in THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2009, and Carwash; or In This Town, You Are What You Drive, was published in THE BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS 2010.
Directors Jonathan Levit, Derrel Maury and Eva Minemar plus a cast of twelve talented actors will bring the six plays and two musicals to life.
About the Plays/Musicals:
CARWASH; OR IN THIS TOWN, YOU ARE WHAT YOU DRIVE -A top movie producer, a newly-arrived small town girl, a wannabe starlet and a colorful carwash cashier cross paths at an L.A. carwash, but which car is whose? And does it really matter? Comedy.
THE STONE CAT - Two neighbors, one isolated and the other overly friendly, test the boundaries of friendship and reality. Comedy.
SUPER 8 VERSUS BACARA RESORT AND SPA - A Hollywood producer trying to relax is annoyed by his next-door hotel guest, a sweet small town Southern girl, but is she really just an actress trying to get a part? Romantic Comedy.
MORE PRECIOUS THAN DIAMONDS: The Musical - A single woman turning 40 can't wait any longer for a Tiffany diamond and visits Tiffany's Beverly Hills with her married friend. Romantic Musical Comedy.
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TRASH IN THE TRAILER - Two very different L.A. sisters fly to Arizona to help their Great-Aunt, a stranger, move into a nursing home-at least, that's the plan…Comedy.
YOU CAN’T BE TONY!/THE START OF SOMETHING REAL - A model home stager invents the perfect man (client) to gear her home decor to, but when he shows up and claims the house, fireworks begin. A Double Play. Romantic Comedy.
MUSEUM TOUR: The Musical - The Old West meets The Twilight Zone when a sophisticated Angeleno visits a Western museum. Musical Comedy.
The doors will open on Friday, July 8 at 8 PM. General admission seating is $15 and tickets can be purchased by visiting wwwsecretrose.com.
The Secret Rose Theatre is located at 11246 Magnolia Blvd in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood, CA 91601. www.secretrose.com
For more information, contact Mike Rademaekers at 1-877-620-7673 ext. 2.
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News release prepared by: Mike Rademaekers
Personal note from Stephanie:
It means more to me than I can express when people support my art by attending shows and purchasing books and music. God bless you, one and all, and see you at the theatre!