Oct 262014

Troubadour Theater Company’s The Snow QUEEN Directed by Matt Walker at The Falcon Theatre in Burbank

Previews begin December 3, 2014
OPENS Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8pm

The Falcon Theatre in Burbank To Feature “The Snow QUEEN”

Falcon Theatre is proud to present Troubadour Theater Company’s The Snow QUEEN, directed by Matt Walker, the third production of the Falcon Theatre’s 2014-2015 Subscription Season.

We Will Rock You this holiday season with the Ovation Award-winning Troubadour Theater Company, as they do a hilarious musical reimagining of this classic fable with the music of the mercurial British rock band. So grab your Somebody To Love and feel the holiday fun of being Under Pressure with the masters of mayhem.

PREVIEWS: December 3 – 6 at 8pm; December 7 at 4pm & 7pm; December 10 & 11 at 8pm
OPENING NIGHT: Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8pm
SHOW CLOSES: Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 4pm
PERFORMANCES: Wed. – Sat. at 8pm, Sun. at 4pm & 7pm
No shows Dec. 24 & 25, or Dec. 31 & Jan. 1
No 7pm show on Jan. 11 or Jan. 18
Added shows Dec. 27 at 4pm, Jan. 3 at 4pm
PRICES: Previews $31.50 – $34.00
Opening Night $54.00 – $59.00
Weekdays (Wed/Thurs) $36.50 – $39.00
Weekends (Fri/Sat/Sun) $41.50 – $44.00
Student Rate (valid student ID) $29.00

WHERE: Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91505
TICKETS: (818) 955-8101 or FalconTheatre.com
TICKETS ON SALE: November 12, 2014

Troubadour Theater Company is a free-wheeling, no holds barred, Commedia Del Arte flavored, slapstick driven Los Angeles based ensemble of actors, musicians, and comedians that has been performing for audiences throughout Southern California and beyond since 1995. Their fast-paced, laugh-filled, loose adaptations (some of the lines are still there) of classic plays, literature and film, as well as their original productions and hilarious sketch material, make this company a unique and exciting experience for theater-goers of any age. The Troubies, as they are affectionately called, have played to audiences throughout California, performing in parks, schools, parades, Legion Halls, food festivals, and fringe festivals. The company is a not-for-profit organization and has performed charitably for many causes including animal conservation, adult rehabilitation, AIDS awareness, California Literacy Night for LAUSD, children with autism and other youth programs. Troubadour members have professional experience as writers, directors, and performers for film, television, theater, orchestra, and circus. In its adaptations of the Bard’s classics, Troubadour has combined the beauty of Shakespeare’s language with feats of acrobatic physicality, comic routines, and musical numbers. What makes for even more fun is the clownish, interactive style in which the performances are presented. Improvisation plays a large part as audience members are called upon to help erect the set, sing along, and even enlisted to play parts! Never the same show twice! In recent years the Troubies have put their spin on all genres of classic tales, such as A Midsummer Saturday Night’s Fever Dream, Fleetwood Macbeth, Hamlet the Artist Formerly Known as PRINCE of Denmark and Frosty the Snow Manilow. Troubadour Theater Company was one of five arts organizations selected by the Santa Monica City Council to program youth entertainment at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica. The Troubies’ travels have grown each year to include theaters in Hollywood (The Ford Amphitheatre, The Roxy on Sunset, The Matrix Theatre), Santa Monica (The Miles Memorial Playhouse), Malibu (The Getty Villa), Burbank (Falcon Theatre), La Mirada (La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts), Long Beach (The Carpenter Center), Garden Grove (Grove Theatre Center), Fullerton (The Muckenthaler), Ojai (Ojai Shakespeare Festival), San Francisco (San Francisco Fringe Festival), Hailey, Idaho (sponsored by Company of Fools at the Liberty Theatre) and Adelaide, Australia (Adelaide Fringe Festival). The Troubies have ventured the high seas as well performing with Crystal Cruises as part of their Film & Theatre Cruise from New York to Turks/Caicos. The Troubies have received numerous accolades including Ovation Awards for Best Season for the productions As U2 Like It, Alice in One Hit Wonderland 2 – Through the Looking Glass and It’s a Stevie Wonderful Life as well as The First Jo-el, A Wither’s Tale and Fleetwood Macbeth. The Troubies are the first to win the prestigious Best Season award twice. Matt Walker was also presented with the Joel Hirschhorn Award for Achievement in Musical Theatre. For more information on the Troubies or details on how to donate to this growing troupe, please visit www.troubie.com.

Matt Walker (Director) has trained with Second City Improvisation, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The San Francisco Mime Troupe, Master Clown Bill Irwin, and is a graduate of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Clown College. After a short stint as a circus clown with The Greatest Show on Earth, Matt returned to Los Angeles and resumed his post as Artistic Director for Troubadour Theater Company. With the Troubies, Matt has collected four Ovation awards, three LADCC awards, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree. Matt serves as an Adjutant Professor of Commedia dell’arte and Clowning for the University Southern California, and has written and directed shows for Universal Studios Theme Parks, Disney Imagineering, The Getty Villa, and most recently collaborated as an on-set-writer for Garry Marshall’s New Years Eve. Many thanks to our audiences who give us a chance to live our dreams.

The Falcon Theatre is a 130-seat professional theatre that operates year-round in Burbank, California, built by Director/Writer/Producer Garry Marshall and his daughter Kathleen Marshall LaGambina. The Falcon opened in November of 1997 and launched its annual 5-play Subscription Series in 2002, currently produced by Kathleen and Sherry Greczmiel. Mr. Marshall founded the Falcon as a place where established artists and emerging talent can come together to create live, exciting work on stage.

The Falcon Theatre is located at 4252 W. Riverside Drive in Burbank, California. Website: www.FalconTheatre.com