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Sugar Plum Fairy

SUGAR PLUM FAIRY is an offbeat holiday treat for ages 8 to 80 and beyond.

Written by: Sandra Tsing Loh

Directed by: Bart DeLorenzo

Produced by: Gary Grossman and Frier McCollister

THE STORY: Sugar Plum Fairy is a thoroughly original story about a 12 year-old girl who dreams of dancing the lead in The Nutcracker with a cast of characters you won't forget!

Enjoy an offbeat holiday treat that Adults and Kids love! Join in if you like, (think G-rated “Rocky Horror” fun) and don't forget to wear your ugly holiday sweater, tutu or silly Hanukah hat. It's 75 minutes of madcap merriment that will send you home smiling!

 

  • Dancing Flowers in SUGAR PLUM FAIRY at Skylight Theatre
  • Sugar Plum Fairy at Skylight Theatre
  • Sugar Plum Fairy cast of characters

Schedule

Skylight Theatre: Nov 24 - Dec 23

Buy Now
Adults $35 - $43; Children $15 - $18; Seniors $29 - $34
Previews: Nov 24, 25 and 30

75 minutes, no intermission

2018 - 2019 Season

 

The Artists of Sugar Plum Fairy

  • Sandra Tsing Loh
    Sandra Tsing Loh
    writer, actor

    A writer and performer whose solo theatre shows include Aliens in America and Bad Sex With Bud Kemp (both off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre), Sugar Plum Fairy (Geffen Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre), I Worry (The Kennedy Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville) and The Bitch Is Back (Broad Stage). Her bestselling New York Times Notable Book, Mother on Fire, was inspired by her hit solo show in 2005, during which time Variety named her one of America’s 50 most influential comedians. Her memoir, The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones, was selected as one of The New York Times’ 100 Most Notable Books; it was inspired by her Best American Essay in The Atlantic, for which she is a contributing editor. The play version of Madwoman premiered at South Coast Repertory in January 2016 and subsequently ran at the Pasadena Playhouse and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Paramount Television and Anonymous Content optioned Madwoman for TV. Her three-actor play version of Sugar Plum Fairy premiered at SCR last December. Loh has been a regular commentator on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” and on Public Radio International’s “This American Life” and “Marketplace;” her daily radio minute, “The Loh Down on Science,” is heard locally on KPCC (89.3 FM) and is internationally syndicated.

  • Bart de Lorenzo
    Bart DeLorenzo
    director

    is the founding Artistic Director of the Evidence Room Theater. Recent work includes Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and the premieres of Sugar Plum Fairy, tokyo fish story, Fast Company, Doctor Cerberus and Shipwrecked!: An Entertainment at South Coast Repertory; Stage Kiss and the premieres of Death of the Author, and Coney Island Christmas at the Geffen Playhouse; Annapurna with The New Group (Off-Broadway); Nomad Motel at Pittsburgh’s City Theatre; Kiss, Go Back to Where You Are, and A Number at the Odyssey Theatre; Need to Know at Rogue Machine Theatre; Cymbeline at A Noise Within; The Projectionist at the Kirk Douglas, and The Night Watcher at Washington’s Studio Theatre. Recent Evidence Room productions include The False Servant, Passion Play, Ivanov, Margo Veil, and The Receptionist. Faculty at CalArts. Awards: LA Drama Critics Circle including career achievement, LA Weekly, Backstage Garlands, and TCG’s Alan Schneider Director Award.

  • Tony Abatemarco
    Tony Abatemarco
    actor

    Won the Ovation Award for Lead Actor in The Mystery of Irma Vep and he is a three-time Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle nominee for lead performance, including South Coast Rep’s Bach at Leipzig, and most recently for Red at International City Theatre, Long Beach. Tony has appeared in Long Beach Opera’s The Soldier’s Tale by Stravinsky, LA Opera's Wonderful Town by Leonard Bernstein and in the Mozart Festival’s Abduction from the Seraglio by Mozart. He received two National Endowment Directing Fellowships, founded two seminal L.A. theatres: Accident Theatre and The Night House, and has directed on Broadway (Julie Harris in Lucifer’s Child), at The Arts Theatre in London’s West End (Robyn Peterson’s Catwalk Confidential), regionally and in Paris. Selected on-camera work includes How to Get Away with Murder, the films Town & Country, Sleeping with the Enemy, HBO’s Sacrifice, The L Word, E.R. and Frasier. As a playwright, he has won LA Weekly and Drama-Logue awards. His play, Beautified, world premiered at Skylight Theatre, 2012; and his latest, Forever House, premiered here in 2016. His collected plays are being published by F-Stop Books in 2018.

  • Shannon Holt
    Shannon Holt
    actor

    Appeared in Sugar Plum Fairy at South Coast Repertory and also was featured in Ms. Loh's hilarious Madwoman In The Volvo, at South Coast Repertory, Pasadena Playhouse, and Berkeley Repertory. She is currently doing the LA Theatre Works National Tour of Steel Magnolias which goes out again in February/March 2019. Shannon’s stage work includes appearances at Trinity Rep, Center Theater Group/Mark Taper Forum, Indiana Rep, Laguna Playhouse, Actors Theatre Of Louisville, Dixon Place and The Public Theatre in NYC. In Los Angeles, she has worked on many stages including Evidence Room, Rogue Machine Theater, The Theatre@Boston Court, Actors' Gang, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Matrix Theater, LATC, East West Players and the Antaeus Company, where she is a member. She has received nominations and awards from LA Weekly, Stage Raw, LA Stage Alliance Ovation, Broadway World and Backstage. Selected film and television credits include Seinfeld, ER, and That 70's Show.

DESIGNERS:

SCENIC DESIGN: Keith Mitchell
LIGHT DESIGN: Jared A. Sayeg
COSTUME DESIGN: Angela Balogh Calin
SOUND DESIGN: John Ballinger

PRODUCTION STAFF:

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER: Christopher Hoffman
PUBLICIST: Judith Borne

Schedule

Skylight Theatre: Nov 24 - Dec 23

Buy Now
Adults $35 - $43; Children $15 - $18; Seniors $29 - $34
Previews: Nov 24, 25 and 30

75 minutes, no intermission

2018 - 2019 Season

Reviews

“Wildly successful. Check out Sandra Tsing Loh's ROLLICKING ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’ as a modern glimpse of the Christmas season, and if you sit close enough to the stage you might go home with one of the show's props’ – Los Angeles Times

"BLISTERINGLY FUNNY" - LA Weekly

"Sheer HILARITY" - LA Observed

…Unbridled LAUGHTER” – OC Register

“Sugar Plum Fairy is sure to double your pleasure this season whatever your religious preference” – So Cal Arts and Entertainment

 

Media

 

The Artists of Sugar Plum Fairy

  • Sandra Tsing Loh
    Sandra Tsing Loh
    writer, actor

    A writer and performer whose solo theatre shows include Aliens in America and Bad Sex With Bud Kemp (both off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre), Sugar Plum Fairy (Geffen Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre), I Worry (The Kennedy Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville) and The Bitch Is Back (Broad Stage). Her bestselling New York Times Notable Book, Mother on Fire, was inspired by her hit solo show in 2005, during which time Variety named her one of America’s 50 most influential comedians. Her memoir, The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones, was selected as one of The New York Times’ 100 Most Notable Books; it was inspired by her Best American Essay in The Atlantic, for which she is a contributing editor. The play version of Madwoman premiered at South Coast Repertory in January 2016 and subsequently ran at the Pasadena Playhouse and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Paramount Television and Anonymous Content optioned Madwoman for TV. Her three-actor play version of Sugar Plum Fairy premiered at SCR last December. Loh has been a regular commentator on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” and on Public Radio International’s “This American Life” and “Marketplace;” her daily radio minute, “The Loh Down on Science,” is heard locally on KPCC (89.3 FM) and is internationally syndicated.

  • Bart de Lorenzo
    Bart DeLorenzo
    director

    is the founding Artistic Director of the Evidence Room Theater. Recent work includes Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and the premieres of Sugar Plum Fairy, tokyo fish story, Fast Company, Doctor Cerberus and Shipwrecked!: An Entertainment at South Coast Repertory; Stage Kiss and the premieres of Death of the Author, and Coney Island Christmas at the Geffen Playhouse; Annapurna with The New Group (Off-Broadway); Nomad Motel at Pittsburgh’s City Theatre; Kiss, Go Back to Where You Are, and A Number at the Odyssey Theatre; Need to Know at Rogue Machine Theatre; Cymbeline at A Noise Within; The Projectionist at the Kirk Douglas, and The Night Watcher at Washington’s Studio Theatre. Recent Evidence Room productions include The False Servant, Passion Play, Ivanov, Margo Veil, and The Receptionist. Faculty at CalArts. Awards: LA Drama Critics Circle including career achievement, LA Weekly, Backstage Garlands, and TCG’s Alan Schneider Director Award.

  • Tony Abatemarco
    Tony Abatemarco
    actor

    Won the Ovation Award for Lead Actor in The Mystery of Irma Vep and he is a three-time Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle nominee for lead performance, including South Coast Rep’s Bach at Leipzig, and most recently for Red at International City Theatre, Long Beach. Tony has appeared in Long Beach Opera’s The Soldier’s Tale by Stravinsky, LA Opera's Wonderful Town by Leonard Bernstein and in the Mozart Festival’s Abduction from the Seraglio by Mozart. He received two National Endowment Directing Fellowships, founded two seminal L.A. theatres: Accident Theatre and The Night House, and has directed on Broadway (Julie Harris in Lucifer’s Child), at The Arts Theatre in London’s West End (Robyn Peterson’s Catwalk Confidential), regionally and in Paris. Selected on-camera work includes How to Get Away with Murder, the films Town & Country, Sleeping with the Enemy, HBO’s Sacrifice, The L Word, E.R. and Frasier. As a playwright, he has won LA Weekly and Drama-Logue awards. His play, Beautified, world premiered at Skylight Theatre, 2012; and his latest, Forever House, premiered here in 2016. His collected plays are being published by F-Stop Books in 2018.

  • Shannon Holt
    Shannon Holt
    actor

    Appeared in Sugar Plum Fairy at South Coast Repertory and also was featured in Ms. Loh's hilarious Madwoman In The Volvo, at South Coast Repertory, Pasadena Playhouse, and Berkeley Repertory. She is currently doing the LA Theatre Works National Tour of Steel Magnolias which goes out again in February/March 2019. Shannon’s stage work includes appearances at Trinity Rep, Center Theater Group/Mark Taper Forum, Indiana Rep, Laguna Playhouse, Actors Theatre Of Louisville, Dixon Place and The Public Theatre in NYC. In Los Angeles, she has worked on many stages including Evidence Room, Rogue Machine Theater, The Theatre@Boston Court, Actors' Gang, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Matrix Theater, LATC, East West Players and the Antaeus Company, where she is a member. She has received nominations and awards from LA Weekly, Stage Raw, LA Stage Alliance Ovation, Broadway World and Backstage. Selected film and television credits include Seinfeld, ER, and That 70's Show.

DESIGNERS:

SCENIC DESIGN: Keith Mitchell
LIGHT DESIGN: Jared A. Sayeg
COSTUME DESIGN: Angela Balogh Calin
SOUND DESIGN: John Ballinger

PRODUCTION STAFF:

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER: Christopher Hoffman
PUBLICIST: Judith Borne

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