Brandonna Summer, Healing Through Living
It's not just a show, it's a healing. Brandonna Summer is back to tell the truth on herself, her family, and especially, Jeff Goldblum. You'll laugh, you'll cry... from laughing so hard and, most importantly, you'll heal. As this force of nature takes the stage, her original songs, couture fashions, and legs for days will breathe life back into your tired spirit. Who knew living could feel this good?!
Brandonna is thrilled to be gracing the Cavern Club Celebrity Theatre with her luminous presence. After a wildly successful run at the 2016 New York Fringe festival with her original musical "Brandonna Summer Lives, Live", the Empress of Self-Empowerment is back with a brand new show full of never before heard songs, stories, and most importantly, never before seen fashions.
The world is falling apart and our leading lady wont deny it. But that doesn't mean we can't put ourselves back together in the meantime. As Brandonna illuminates every twist of her past, each stormy love affair, she comes closer to discovering the truth of who she really is. From her high school boyfriend Jimmy Katz to Jeff Goldblum to Jose Ramon (the second most powerful drug lord in Venezuela), Brandonna bares all-- leaving no stone unturned, no story untold. With the help of her Angels, the ghost of her mother and, of course, herself, Brandonna faces her past head on and marches confidently into the future. Learn with this living legend as she discovers for herself what Healing Through Living really means.
Brandonna Summer, Healing Through Living runs 85 minutes without intermission.
Brandonna Summer (Star) is Leo through and through, an international woman of mystery, a branding empire, the Auntie Mame you never had-- but so much younger. She's a living legend, an internationally acclaimed song-writer, pop star, DJ and she's gorgeous. She's a model and a muse; a true multi-hyphenate, Brandonna has also appeared as a versatile comedic and dramatic actress, on stage and screen. She's an energy worker, a Tarot reader, a channel, an angel healer, truly witch of all trades and she's gorgeous. In her spare time she relishes providing heart-centered life-coaching to wayward teenage girls and organizing an annual fashion show for the ASPCA with three-legged dogs and cats who are still able to walk in heels. Brandonna splits her time between Los Angeles, New York City, Saint-Tropez, Barcelona and Santiago.. Other projects in the works include: a television show starring herself, a metaphysical childrens book for adults and her inspirational self-help video series Brandonna Summer Says. Has it been mentioned, she's gorgeous? Mommy loves you But she loves herself more!
Brandon Alter (Creator/Writer/Producer) is a Los Angeles based writer and performer who graduated from the USC School of Theatre. His play Forty Miles from Tel Aviv won him the California Young Playwrights award at age 18 and went on to have professional productions around the country, including San Diegos Old Globe Theatre and Stages Theatre in Houston, TX. While attending college, Brandon studied playwriting with acclaimed storyteller Oliver Mayer, song writing and music theatre composition with Tony winner Jason Robert Brown, and had the privilege of interning directly under renowned artistic director Michael Ritchie. USC awarded his play, Masterpieces, the 2008 Stanley Musgrove Award for Creative Achievement. Since college, Brandon has been building a successful acting career with standout performances on stage and screen. He can be seen in the Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions feature film and Netflix television series Dear White People," the Netflix series Girlboss, NBCs Heartbeat, and on the TruTV hit sketch series Rachel Dratchs Late Night Snack. His biggest passion is giving his alter-ego, Brandonna Summer, the life she deserves on both stage and screen!
Lynn Downey (Director) takes great delight in performing, creating, and supporting those who perform and create. Since 2016, Lynn has been the Director of Outreach for Little Candle Productions, where she developed and starred in her adaptation of Shauna Niequists best selling memoir Cold Tangerines: The Play. The show enjoyed an extended run of its 2014 World Premiere, received an Encore Producers Award at 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival, and has toured Southern California. She is currently directing and in development for the new musical Monks + Witches by Ben Boquist. She co-created and stars in the Life Group, which won the 2018 IndieBOOM Festival Best Comedy Award, and she co-created and co-directed short film Things That Birds Say. She also writes and directs for Rock Your Reel. Acting credits include S.W.A.T, Henry Danger, & upcoming feature Faith Ba$ed, featuring Jason Alexander, Margaret Cho, and Lance Reddick. She hopes you feel as much love as she does basking in the glow of the incandescent Brandonna Summer.
Doug Peck (Music Direction & Pianist) is a musical director, pianist, conductor, orchestrator, arranger, voice teacher, and educator who most recently served as Associate Musical Director / Pianist for Into The Woods at the Hollywood Bowl. He has appeared in concert with artists like Renée Fleming, Michelle Williams, Heather Headley, Kristin Chenoweth, Lupe Fiasco, Jessie Mueller, Shemekia Copeland, John Prine, André DeShields, Tovah Feldshuh, Ernestine Jackson, Sylvia McNair, Rod Gilfry, and George Hearn. He conducted the original full orchestration of Carousel at the Glimmerglass Festival and created new Indian/jazz fusion arrangements and orchestrations for the stage version of Disneys The Jungle Book seen in Chicago and Boston. He served as musical supervisor for the hit off-Broadway musical Ride The Cyclone and is co-creator of the Goodman Theatres unique free musical theatre program for talented high school students who would not otherwise have access to conservatory training. Peck has presented Assassins and Follies in concert, as well as A Night At The Oscars (a marathon concert of every Academy Award-winning song) and A Night At The Tonys (one song from every Tony Award-winning musical), plus concert tributes to Prince, David Bowie, Josephine Baker, Eartha Kitt, Nina Simone, and Tina Turner. www.dougpeckmusic.com
Jade Yee-Gorn (Costume Designer) specializes in custom clothing, costumes, celebrity tailoring for the fashion and media industries. Her experience includes runway, editorial, film, television, theatre, concert tours and music videos, as well as red carpet events. With a decades worth experience and a diverse body of work Jade has a unique ability to move between the worlds of fashion and entertainment. Jade obtained her BFA in fashion design with a minor in costume design from Woodbury University.
Phoebe Tureen (Costume Designer) is a Los Angeles based celebrity stylist, costume research consultant for Academy Award winning designers and a mother of two. When her daughter asked her for a chandelier for her birthday, she proudly hung one in the foyer of her daughters bedroom suite.
The Cavern Club Theater at Casita del Campo (View)
1920 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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