On February 7, 2012, at the beautiful Arena Café in the heart of Hollywood, Doma Theatre announced its new season's dazzling Broadway style musicals. Hosted by Mike Abramson, Doma's executive director Marco Gomez presented entertaining songs professionally performed from each of the forthcoming plays. Acid Queen was sung by Christina Dohmen; New World was sung by Christina Dohmen, Kristin Towers-Rowles, Keith Barletta and Nathaniel Reynolds; Bring On the Men performed by Christina Dohman; Xanadu performed by Kristin Towers-Rowles; and Forever Yours sung by Kristin Towers Rowles, Nathaniel Reynolds and Keith Barletta. Sumptuous cakes, decorated with each play theme, were provided by Ricky Webster.
Under the theatre radar for the past ten years, Doma, founded in 2002, is about to shine. Co founders Marco Gomez and Dolf Ramos want to create a theatre union that will enhance not only their attendance, but that of the other small theatres, too. The pair of them will team up to direct three of the six shows. "Our plan is to bring something extra to each of the productions. We plan to create a unique environment for our audience, something that will make them feel part of the story. We will take familiar works and give them new twists."
Adds producer Judi Jordon, each show will be highly stylized with costume extravaganzas. "We want to entertain all the senses with the unique looks."
The growing company has partnered with The Hope &Union Foundation, a California public benefit organization dedicated to the arts and at risk youth. Through their united efforts, they were able to bring on not only new plays, but revivals as Cabaret, Into the Woods, The Wild Party, Passion and Jaques Brel.
This first full season presents the rock opera Who's Tommy (March 23- April 16) Directed by Hallie Baran with musical direction by Chris Raymond; Songs For a New World by Jason Robert Brown (May 11-June 3)directed by Chris Allport, musical direction by Chris Raymond; Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical (July 6-29) directed by Marco Gomez and musical direction by Dolf Ramos; the roller skating Xanadu (Aug. 17 -Sept 9)directed by Hallie Baran and music by Chris Raymond; Once Upon This Island (Sept 21 - Oct 14) directed by Marco Gomez and musical direction by Dolf Ramos; and a surprise Tony Award winning musical (Nov 2 - Dec 9.)
All performances will take place on Friday and Saturdays (8 pm) and Sundays (3 pm) at the MET Theatre, 1089 N. Oxford Ave, Los Angeles, Ca 90020. Tickets will range from $30 -$34.99 with seniors and students paying $20. Secure on-site parking is available for $5. A six - play season subscription package is available for $150. This includes not only preferred seating, but complimentary snacks and drinks. Party buses and audience participation for prizes enhance the theatre going experience.
For tickets call 323 465 0693 or www.DomaTheatre.com