Historic El Portal Theater Announces Spring 2022 Season
El Portal Theater announces four upcoming shows for the Spring 2022 season. ABBA MANIA live from the West End, FRITZ COLEMAN Comedy Benefit, A SONDHEIM BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION and STEVE TYRELL in concert.
All four presentations will take place at the historic El Portal Mainstage Theater in the heart of NOHO’s Arts District, 5269 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA.
Sunday March 13 at 2 p.m.
Direct from London’s West End are back! ABBA MANIA is full of hits, great costumes, beautiful and talented singers, fun and even more fun!!! Celebrate to all the songs from Mamma Mia #1, #2 & #3 in this greatest hits tour de force. If you’ve seen this high-energy show before, you’ll want to come back for more. And if you haven’t seen it, get ready for a toe-boggling disco! Songs include: Dancing Queen, Super Trooper, Take A Chance on Me, The Name of the Game, Fernando, Chiquitita, Mamma Mia, Money, Money, Money, Waterloo, Gimme! Give me ! Give me!, knowing me, knowing you, does your mom know, and more!!!!”
Guest with Wendy Liebman
Sunday March 20 at 3 p.m.
Longtime television personality, comedian and (honorary) mayor of Toluca Lake, Fritz Coleman returns to the Debbie Reynolds Main Stage to tickle your funny bone at a benefit concert for the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce . The special guest is fellow Toluca Laker Wendy Liebman.
A Southern California broadcasting icon, Coleman is well known for his sense of humor and extensive knowledge of the weather. He was NBC4’s weatherman from 1982 to 2020. A longtime stand-up comedian, Coleman has previously performed at the El Portal Theater as well as The Improvisation, The Ice House and other comedy clubs across southern California. He has received four Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for his work on a number of television specials and comedy series.
Wendy Leibman has been a regular on late night television including Carson, Fallon, Letterman, Kimmel, Ferguson and Leno. Wendy has directed half-hour specials for HBO and Comedy Central and appeared in three documentaries. She was the recipient of the American Comedy Award for Best Female Comedian.
AN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN SONDHEIM
Live! To laugh! To like!
featuring members of the Musical Theater Guild
Hosted by Jason Graae
Special Guest Star Teri Ralston
Tuesday March 22 at 7:30 p.m.
The Musical Theater Guild presents a tribute to the great Stephen Sondheim on his birthday on Tuesday, March 22. His shows and his music have left their mark on the entire musical theater community, and this will be the opportunity to hear your favorite pieces (and some surprises!) performed by some of the most talented musical performers in Los Angeles. The evening is hosted by Jason Graae with special guest Teri Ralston. Prolific screenwriter and playwright Duane Poole provides the book for this unique performance. Directed by Lewis Wilkenfeld. Musical direction by John Massey and Brad Ellis.
STEVE TYRELL in concert
Saturday April 2 at 8 p.m.
The incomparable Steve Tyrell makes his El Portal debut in support of his latest and greatest album, Shades of Ray. Debbie Reynolds Birthday Celebration on Debbie Reynolds El Portal Main Stage.
Grammy Award-winning producer and singer Steve Tyrell is the definition of a Renaissance man. During his nearly five decades in the music business, he found success as a singer, songwriter, producer, music supervisor and, most recently, radio host. His groundbreaking performances in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride II helped Tyrell reinvent and repopularize classic pop standards for modern audiences. His hits, The Way You Look Tonight, The Simple Life, Crush On You and The Sunny Side of The Street, have launched millions of romances and been performed at thousands of weddings, including Chelsea Clinton’s! As an artist, his 9 American Standards albums reached the top 5 on Billboard’s Jazz charts. His debut album, A New Standard, was among the best-selling jazz albums for over 5 years. Steve’s latest album, That Lovin’ Feeling, debuted in the top 5. In it he celebrates what he calls the Great American Songbook 2, featuring seminal classics from the rock era written by songwriters legends, including Carole King, Burt Bacharach, Neil Sedaka, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber, among others.
For tickets and information, please call 818-508-4200 or online at www.elportaltheatre.com.
El Portal Theater will adhere to all CDC guidelines and recommendations for safe activities regarding Covid-19.