* Sat., March 27 @ 7:30pm... New Zealand's Funniest Jewish Export (and Parlor favorite) DEB FILLER!
* Your Parlor Producer goes public, singing about her love for Peet's coffee! (Drama West free event Saturday!)
* Roy Zimmerman performs at special Workman's Circle Awards event on Sunday!
* Special free screening of sitcom classic The Goldbergs (followed by panel discussion!) at the Hammer!
* Carla Zilbersmith interviewed on ABC News about her ALS calendar -- link below!
* Link to special contest -- $500 prize for writing a script for 1-minute videos!
* Calling all famous dead people! Radio veteran Ira Fistell wants to interview you on his new TV show!
* Event being planned for March to aid Haiti quake survivors (need venue!) -- stay tuned but give now!
Parlor Performances in association with Temple Akiba presents
New Zealand's Funniest Jewish Export!
DEB FILLER Saturday, March 27 at 7:30pm at Temple Akiba in Culver City
"Magnificent... hilarious... to miss her would be madness." New Zealand Herald
"Consistently clever...extraordinary...tour de force." Philadelphia Enquirer "I was laughing, crying, thinking, feeling...magnificent!" Boston Globe
Described alternatively as warm, gifted, a consummate performer and a complete chameleon, the New York Times says "she has turned to theatre, to writing, to art, in an effort to sort through the experience of growing up in a family with memories too terrible to speak of." Deb's comedic genius should leave no fan of Tracy Ullman or Lily Tomlin disappointed!
Please consider buying a block of seats for friends, charity, professional &/or social groups! (If you'd like to circulate this to friends & associates, I'll be happy to e-mail you a more forwardable-friendly flyer.)
Temple Akiba * 5249 South Sepulveda Blvd. in Culver City, CA
Such a deal! $20 ($15 for groups of 8 or more!) w/ RSVP by March 1
Please RSVP ASAP to assure seats! All available seats $25 after March 1
Join me Saturday for a fun & free afternoon of theater, comedy & more! I've been invited to perform my Peet's parody (At The Peet's Where I Live)! Alan Chapman & Karen Benjamin so one or two of their own as well!
DRAMA WEST FEST at the EDENDALE! Drama West Productions - L A's best kept secret, hosts a showcase Sat. Jan. 30, at Edendale Library in Echo Park. 2011 W. Sunset Bl., 2-4pm (free!). Five new plays, two award winning short films and a musical interlude or two. Turn off your TV and come out for a creative and enjoyable afternoon. Public Welcome! Street parking available. Actors bring headshots, Writers Inquire. For complete program, email email@example.com
Catherine Stanley, Producer, Drama West * Hettie Lynne Hurtes, Casting Director, Drama West
** Singing satirist Roy Zimmerman performs at Workman's Circle Awards Celebration & Concert! Sun., Jan. 31, 1:30pm, Studio City * Details: www.circlesocal.org * A block of $25 tix have been set aside for Parlor Performance patrons (price to the public is $65!) * Please call (310) 552-2007 ASAP to take advantage of this generous offer!
** Special event at the Hammer's Billy Wilder Theater -- The Goldbergs! 3:00pm, Sun., Jan. 31. Three episodes of the classic sitcom will be shown along with excerpts from Aviva Kempner's documentary "Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg," and a brief panel discussion to contextualize the Goldbergs and Gertrude Berg. The event is free with a portion of sales from the new DVD going to NCJWLA, to support their valuable social programs. Info at www.NCJWLA.org
** M.O.I.S.T! a hilarious comedy celebrating "sex and the seasoned woman" Sundays, Jan 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21 & 28, at 7 pm, Hayworth Theatre, 2511 Wilshire Bl., LA 90057, adjacent to La Fonda Restaurant (offering 20% off on food for M.O.I.S.T! ticket-holders!!!) Tix: $25 / Groups (10 or more): $15/ea / Ages 60-plus: $20; Purchase online: www.moistonstage.com or call 323-960-4442 ** "an evening of pleasure" Tolucan Times * "inventive and smart" Edge
** Carla Zilbersmith's fabulous 2010 Always Looking Sexy Calendar to fund ALS research!
** Resolved to read more in 2010? Established Westside book group open to two more participants. For specifics, contact Mike Levin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310/828-3859. $25 per session. This is a small group of about a dozen readers. There may be a few new openings in two other groups which meet monthly.
** Planning a party? Fundraiser? Convention? Military coup? Parlor Performances can arrange the ideal entertainment or speaker for events large & small (as well as create hilarious, highly personalized song parodies)! For info &/or roster of attractions, contact Jeannine@FrankEntertainment.com
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Please take note! A contest, a calendar & creative conversation from clever cronies!
A CONTEST... NY Public Library Artist-in-Residence, photographer/cartoonist /humorist Flash Rosenberg invites you to submit words to 1-minute videos for a $500 prize! Click on IMAGININGS or http://vimeo.com/channels/69858 to learn more about this unique, innovative contest. Deadline Jan. 31. Four short, super slo-mo videos crave your imaginative wording. This contest is a search for new talent -- please share with inventive minds! Please clickon eitherFlash Rosenberg's videos on Vimeo or http://www.vimeo.com/user1501131/videos to enjoy up to a dozen short short videos by Flash! See her in action in the NEA's inner-city reading project on Emily Dickinson, cartooning John Lithgow on Mark Twain, Errol Morris on Torture & more!
A CALENDAR... In addition to being the subject of LEAVE THEM LAUGHING (a documentary by Academy Award director John Zaritsky) the beautiful, brilliant, sassy and brassy ALS stricken artist Carla Zilbersmith has (from her wheelchair and with virtually no use of her limbs) mastermided an amazing 2010 Calendar (ALS: Always Looking Sexy) featuring a courageous ALS-stricked individual each month (from teen years to seniors) in a pose from the movies. All proceeds are tax-deductible and support ALS research. Carla was interviewed this week by ABC TV in the Bay Area about this project. Take a look -- .ideal for reminding you of Parlor Performance dates! Additional information at: https://alwayslookingsexy2010.alscommunity.org/GroupSite/tabid/54/albumid/278/view/ViewAlbum/Default.aspx Says Carla: It's a funny, sexy, full of life, full of love calendar which will remind you each time you go to write down an appointment how unbearably lucky we all are to live on this beautiful planet. We'll have another screening of LEAVE THEM LAUGHING (90 riveting minutes of songs and quips about life and death, from the wheelchair of a woman who vows to exit the stage with a smile on her beautiful face) in the early spring.
CLEVER CONVERSATION... Veteran radio host, Ira Fistell, is planning to re-launch his popular Bring 'Em Back Alive show on the Jewish Life Television Channel (JLTV). He's seeking actors and writers who would be comfortable participating in a 30-minute on air interview in the character of well-known personalities in the arts, science, literature, politics, etc. He has taped two pilots (with Albert Einstein and Dorothy Parker). There will be compensation -- most likely AFTRA scale. The show is carried by Direct TV and Time Warner in many large cities, with a potential reach of 35-40 million viewers. Personalities already lined up are Ayn Rand, George Gershwin, Queen Elizabeth I, Clarence Darrow, Christopher Columbus, Margaret Sanger, Harry Houdini, and Abraham the Patriarch. The personalities must have a Jewish connection, either positive or negative. Please e-mail Jeannine with ideas, leads and questions!