La Mirada Blog
Articles by Grace Suphamark
Are you up for the challenge?
Can you handle the thrill of Camarones a la Diabla's fiery embrace?
The allure lies not just in its captivating heat, but also in its ability to harmonize contrasting flavors. (more)
This interactive experience of the cult classic is a must-attend event that will transport you to a world of delightful madness
So there I was, folks, in the heart of La Habra at this tiny local theater tucked away inside a historic train depot. And what was happening? Oh, just your average SOLD OUT PERFORMANCE of a mind-bending, booty-shaking, corset-sporting extravaganza known as the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The atmosphere crackled with “antici… pation”, like an electric shock from Dr. Frank-N-Furter's lab. Let me tell you, dear readers, attending this shindig was more fun than a barrel of transsexual aliens. (more)
The La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts is closing out its 2022-2023 season with “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
If, like me, the only version of the musical you’ve seen is the 1999 straight-to-video one with Donny Osmond and you thought it was a bit too cheesy and campy for your taste, cringe not! Yeah, it’s still a bit cheesy and a bit campy, but seeing a live version, especially THIS VERSION, somehow just works in a way I didn’t expect it would.
I’m not going to wait until the end, this time, to tell you that it’s a must-see show. (more)
This month, the La Mirada Theater of Performing Arts brings takes you back in time to the 1860’s and to the eastern Kingdom of Siam (now Thailand). At the time, the United States was in the midst of a civil war. Meanwhile, King Mongkut of Siam was working to modernize his country.
This brings us to the beginning of the story of Anna Leonownens and the King of Siam, brought to you through “The King and I”, a musical by Rogers and Hammerstein. The show features the theater’s largest cast ever, with a whopping 44 actors taking the stage to tell the story of a culture clash between East and West. (more)
REVIEW: World Premiere of “Did You See What Walter Paisley Did Today” at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
Ladies and gentlemen, how often do you get to experience the first run of a show? It’s rare, isn’t it? Well, here’s your chance! “Did You See What Walter Paisley Did Today?” was developed from the ground up at our very own La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and held its WORLD PREMIER there this past weekend.
This new production, developed and directed by La Mirada’s own Producing Artistic Director, BT McNicholl, is a fresh take on a 1950s horror-comedy film, and promises to be a thrilling and entertaining show. (more)
You have no idea how many times I’ve seen Grease, the movie. Perhaps you’ve seen it a few times yourself and sang along to songs such as “Summer Nights” or “You’re the One That I Want”. Yes, I am a sucker for musicals both on stage and on screen!
For those who aren’t aware, the movie was adapted from the stage performance written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. While the two have similar elements they are still quite different. With Grease, it's been so long since that original Broadway version, most people's point of reference is now the film. When they see a different version of the story it may seem unsettling. (more)