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Curtain Call Productions, LLC

CURTAIN CALL PRODUCTIONS, LLC Curtain Call Productions, LLC is dedicated to the development of new plays and music theatre, the reconception of existing plays and musicals, and providing opportunities for emerging theatre composers, writers, and artists. Although the current company was founded in 1998 by Scott and Cristen Susong, it is actually a dream renewed. The original Curtain Call began in 1964 when Carl Monson, the father of Cristen (Monson) Susong, converted a furniture store in North Hollywood into the Curtain Call Theatre. In doing so, Monson created a critically acclaimed invitational playhouse run by professional actors on a cooperative basis. For the next five years it became home to a repertory company of 40 actors who explored new facets of their art as they tackled old and new works with a fresh perspective. It also established a theatrical legacy for his daughter and ultimately resulted in the rebirth of Curtain Call as CURTAIN CALL PRODUCTIONS, LLC.


Recent projects for CURTAIN CALL include the world premiere production of the 1997 Richard Rodgers Award finalist Lindbergh Baby Kidnapped, a new musical about the media frenzy that surrounded the most famous kidnapping of the 20th century. Written by Kenneth Allan Vega, this exciting new work received a successful limited engagement run at Baltimore's Theatre Project in February/March 2001 directed and designed by Artistic Director, Scott Susong and a public reading and live recording of Deceptions: Wind of Change, a new romance musical by Baltimore theatre artists Linda Brager, Edie Catto and Rita Pearlman July 1, 2001 at Spotlighters in downtown Balitmore. Future projects under development or in negotiations include the June 2004 mid-Atlantic premiere of Lucky Nurse and Other Short Musical Plays by Michael John LaChiusa; Save the Horse, an original play by Ted Karber, Jr.; a 2005 production of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years; another 1997 Richard Rodgers Award finalist, Winter of the Fall, an epic musical about the fall of the Ceauceseu dictatorship, by Lawrence Rush and Lee Wind; and Frida and Diego, a new musical about Mexico's most colorful couple, by Adair Seldon and Keiko Takeda. For more information about CURTAIN CALL PRODUCTIONS, please email us at CurtainCall Prod@aol.com

 

Artistic Staff:
Scott Susong, Artistic Director and Executive Producer
Cristen Susong, Managing Director and Associate Producer

Artistic Associates:
Rhonda AbouHana
Julie Borsetti
Allison Campbell
Caitlin Duffy
S. Lee Lewis
Jayne Murphy
Juanita Rockwell
Josh Singer and Puppkin Recording House, Inc.
Theodora Skipitares
Nancy Wanich-Romita


Contributing Artists:

Jason Robert Brown
Edie Catto
Ted Karber, Jr.
Michael John LaChiusa
Lawrence Rush
Adair Seldon
Keiko Takeda
Lee Wind