Seth Landsberg Family Foundation & FABULOUS MONSTERS presents

RAMAYANA 2K4

Ramayana 2k4 - Soundtrack by Various Artists


PRICE: $15.00 US

Sizzling world/electronica sountrack for the hit theatre production Ramayana 2k4,
featuring various artists including Ra Ra Avis, Alex Spurkel, and Mutaytor.
A must have for anyone who has seen The Ramayana!

Avarable at www.shamansdreammusic.com

5 Prestigious DRAMA DESK Nominations!!!

49th Annual Drama Desk Awards

Outstanding Choreography

Stephen Hues (Ramayana 2K3)
Kathleen Marshall (Wonderful Town)
Jerry Mitchell (Never Gonna Dance)
Anthony Van Laast and Farah Khan ( Bombay Dreams)

Outstanding Music

RaRa Avis and Andrew Yeater, et al (Ramayana 2K3)
Boy George (Taboo)
Eric Rockwell (The Musical of Musicals: The Musical)
Stephen Schwartz (Wicked)
Martin Silvestri and Joel Higgins (Johnny Guitar)
Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change)

Outstanding Costume Design

Jess Goldstein (Henry IV) (LCT)
Susan Hilferty (Wicked)
Robert A. Prior and Lisa Leighton (Ramayana 2K3)
Jenny Mannis (Animal Farm)
Mark Thompson ( Bombay Dreams)
Catherine Zuber (Intimate Apparel)

Outstanding Sound Design

Mark Bennett (Henry IV) (LCT)
Scott Jennings (Ramayana 2K3)
Brian Ronan (Bug)
Dan Moses Schreier (Assassins)
David Van Tieghem (The Stendhal Syndrome)

Unique Theatrical Experience

Ramayana 2K3
Todd Robbinsf Carnival Knowledge
Toxic Audio in Loud Mouth

visit online at DRAMA DESK AWARD.com

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June 10th through July 3rd
El Portal Theater at 5269 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood

Written and Directed by Robert A. Prior
Choreographed by Stephen Hues
Visual projection design by Yo Suzuki (Love Mushroom Psychedelic Visual Arts)

gcloaded with acrobatic tricks and visual spectacle. Itfs the love-child of Cirque du Soleil and The Lion King.h
-PiaCatton, The New York Sun

gcplenty to dazzle the eye and ear.h
-Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

gca visual feast. A lively athletic spectacleset to a pulsating electronic score. Ifve seen a number of interpretations of the Ramayana over the years. But never have I experienced one as visually and aurally sumptuous as this. Stylish and sexy, itfs a successful adaptation of a classic myth that retains the talefs epic qualities while giving it a broader-based appeal.h
-Dan Bacalzo,TheatreMania

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Ramayana2K4
A FABULOUS MONSTERS PRODUCTION

Los Angeles theatre company garners

5 Prestigious DRAMA DESK Nominations!!!

The critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based Fabulous Monsters Performance Group production of "RAMAYANA 2K4," after a brief but amazing 3 week run at NYC's famous La MaMa, ETC, has been nominated for 5prestigious Drama Desk Awards.

Matching the Pulitzer Prize winning I am My Own Wife and Boy George's Taboo!
Beating out the multi-million dollar Bombay Dreams!
In the Top 10 nominated productions including Wicked, Assassins, Wonderful Townand Caroline, or Change!
One of only 3 nominated for the most Unique Theatrical Experience!

Described as the love-child of Cirque du Soleil and The Lion King, the twenty member ensemble of actors, dancers and acrobats of Ramayana 2K4 will return home to LA to share their gsumptuousc stylish and sexy production with you once again at the El Portal Theater in the No Ho Arts District of North Hollywood from June 10th through July 3rd.

This is a four week only engagement before returning to NYC's Little Schubert Theatre on 42nd Street for an open-ended, extended run.

WHEN: June 10th through July 3rd

WHERE: El Portal Theater at 5269 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood

TICKETS: For Tickets call 1 866 811 4111 or go to www.theatremania.com or www.fabulousmonsters.org

June 10-12, 16-19, 22-25, 29-July 3 at 8:00pm
June 13, 20 and 27(Sundays) matinees at 2:30pm
$25, $35 and $18(students/seniors) Tuesday through Thursday
$30, $40 and $20(students/seniors) Friday and Saturday
$40, $50 and $30(students/seniors) Closing Celebration

FOR MORE INFO: Call the Fabulous Monsters hotline at 323-931-5022
Email: thefabmonsters@hotmail.com Website: www.fabulousmonsters.org/

For LA Press & Public Relations: John Hansen
323 363 5260
r2k4pr@aol.com

What critics are saying about Ramayana 2K3

gRamayana 2K3, a new performance piece at LaMaMa E.T.C. by a super-hot troupe Fabulous Monsters thatfs got the downtown crowd buzzing.h
-Broadway.com

"artfully executedcdazzles with spectacle. Priorfs gorgeous costumes and sinister masks look great on his 18-person cast."
-Sandra Ross, LA Weekly

"Ancient myth meets techno music and eclectic contemporary dance...a rich array of styles by choreographer Stephen Huescan enduring sweetness of spiritc"Anahata Spurkel (Sita) exuded"ca serene eroticism that made the war fought over her entirely plausiblec.Will Watkins (Ravana) supplied unfailingly juicy over-the-top villainy."
-Lewis Segal, LA Times

"A daring depiction of the ancient Hindu epic. An over the edge hypnotic ultra theatrical experience of contemporary music,dance, and drama."
-Astha Singhal, Hollywood Masala.com

gThere's no way the after-party could match what went on in the FABULOUS MONSTERS production of RAMAYANA 2K3, directed by ROBERT A. PRIOR, at the GASCON CENTER THEATER: hallucinogenic projections, dancing monkeys sliding up and down poles, orgy scenes, sexy evil gods and goddesses, wanton acrobatic demons, and your favorite yoga poses all set to a throbbing, trance-inducing score (did we mention the belly dancers?).h The audiences were gcjumping to their feet to applaud the rave-ishing telling of this classic Hindu legend, which dealt with issues of violence, paternity and loyalty cThe Monsters would do well to try and go to Vegas. Their one blue guy beats Vegas' three anytime.h
-Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, LA Weekly

gWriter-director Robert A. Priorfs Fabulous Monsters expand on their old tricks of lavish costumes (by Prior), shadow puppets, Stephen Huesf swaying, callisthenic choreography and actors arriving from ceiling beams and slithering down ropes to enact Valmikifs 2,000-year-old poem. The energy and design are beyond reproach. You wonft find anything else in town quite like it.h
-Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly

Full reviews

Backstage Dec 9th,2003
New Kerala Dec 3,2003

NY Times Nov 26, 2003

TheaterMania Nov 26, 2003

LA Weekly Feb 14,2003(Pick of the week)

LA Times Oct 26, 2002

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