Seth Landsberg Family Foundation & FABULOUS MONSTERS presents
Ramayana 2k4 - Soundtrack by Various Artists
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
Stephen Hues (Ramayana 2K3)
Kathleen Marshall (Wonderful Town)
Jerry Mitchell (Never Gonna Dance)
Anthony Van Laast and Farah Khan ( Bombay Dreams)
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
Todd Robbinsf Carnival Knowledge
Toxic Audio in Loud Mouth
visit online at DRAMA DESK AWARD.com
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)
gcloaded with acrobatic tricks and visual spectacle. Itfs the love-child of Cirque du Soleil and The Lion King.h
-PiaCatton, The New York Sun
gcplenty to dazzle the eye and ear.h
-Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times
gca visual feast. A lively athletic spectacleset to a pulsating electronic score. Ifve 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, itfs a successful adaptation of a classic myth that retains the talefs epic qualities while giving it a broader-based appeal.h
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.fabulousmonsters.org/
For LA Press & Public Relations: John Hansen
323 363 5260
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 thatfs got the downtown crowd buzzing.h
"artfully executedcdazzles with spectacle. Priorfs 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 Huescan enduring sweetness of spiritc"Anahata Spurkel (Sita) exuded"ca serene eroticism that made the war fought over her entirely plausiblec.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 gcjumping 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. Priorfs Fabulous Monsters expand on their old tricks of lavish costumes (by Prior), shadow puppets, Stephen Huesf swaying, callisthenic choreography and actors arriving from ceiling beams and slithering down ropes to enact Valmikifs 2,000-year-old poem. The energy and design are beyond reproach. You wonft find anything else in town quite like it.h
-Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly