"American Idol" star LaToya London is featured in the retro musical Beehive, which began at the El Portal Theatre in Los Angeles from on September 24th and plays through October 8th.
Among the stars who turned out for the opening were Sara Ramirez, Lea Thompson, Joanne Worley, Karen Morrow and Doug Sills.
Also starring Stacy Francis, Kathleen Hennessey, Tricia Kelly, Sylvia MacCalla and Lesli Margherita, the show is helmed by Nick DeGruccio with choreography by Lee Martino. "Silly and serious, funny and phenomenal, this feelgood, fast-paced '60s songfest is all about having a good time. So, grab your Aquanet and go-go boots and get ready to party!," state El Portal notes.
Beehive is the inaugural production by the new company Valley Musical Theatre, which will also present Sally Struthers and Adrian Zmed in Nuncrackers this holiday season.
The El Portal Theatre is located at 5269 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, CA. Tickets range from $30-$45; call (866) 811-4111, or visit www.valleymusicaltheatre.com or www.elportaltheatre.com.
Photos by Ed Kreiger
Sara Ramirez, Beehive producer Ronn Goswick and Lea Thompson
Ronn Goswick with Beehive creative team: Choreographer Lee Martino, Musical Director Jim Vukovich and Director Nick DeGruccio
KSA Power Agents: Steve Glaudini, Victoria Morris, Casting Director Michael Donovan and Ronn Goswick
Ronn Gosswick and Martha Strassman from "Welcome Back, Kotter"
Jim Vukovich with song and dance man Jeffrey Polk
Jennifer Leigh Warren and Ronn Goswick
Broadway veterans Karen Morrow, Todd Hunter and Jim Vukovich
Lea Thompson with Beehive's Tina Turner, Stacy Francis
Actress Carole Cook, Ronn Goswick and Tom Troup
Jeffrey Polk and Costume Designer Tommy Marquez
Actress Joanne Worley with Beehive's Leslie Margherita
Beehive's Janis Joplin, Trisha Kelly
Beehive's Sylvia MacCalla, LaToya London and Kathleen Hennessey
Actor Doug Sills, Ronn Goswick and Todd Murray
Ronn Goswick, Lee Martino, Jim Vukovich and Nick DeGruccio