Combining the talents of musical theatre star Cathy Rigby with Tom McCoy's extensive production and theatrical experience, McCoy Rigby Entertainment has become one of the nation's premier theatrical production companies. Credits include Tony-nominated Broadway shows, long-running national tours, multiple-award-winning Los Angeles stage productions, and hit TV specials.
Creative home-base for McCoy Rigby is the beautiful La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, where the company has produced more than a decade of award-winning plays, musicals and concerts. Each season has offered an eclectic mix of dramas, musicals and comedies.
La Mirada Theatre is also the launch pad for the national and award-winning tour "Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan".
A New Musical
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Music by ALAN MENKEN
Lyrics by STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
Book by PETER PARNELL
Sept. 16 - Oct. 9, 2016
This brand new musical is the only stage collaboration from two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). With a lush, emotionally rich score and beautiful choral arrangements, it’s a dramatic retelling of the epic but tragic Victor Hugo novel. Darker than the Disney film, closer in plot to the novel, the musical showcases the film’s Oscar-nominated score and introduces stunning new songs.
"A remarkable piece of theatre....a masterpiece!"
- The London Times
"Non stop laughter."
Lend Me A Tenor
by KEN LUDWIG
Oct. 21 - Nov. 13, 2016
Set in the 1930s, Lend Me a Tenor is a madcap, screwball comedy that takes place when Tito Merelli, the fiery-tempered and world famous Italian tenor, arrives to play Otello at a Cleveland opera company. He arrives late and, through a set of crazy circumstances, passes out after mixing wine with a tranquilizers. Believing that the divo is dead, the excitable opera manager taps his hapless assistant, an aspiring singer named Max, to suit up as the Moor and replace Merelli. Meanwhile, the tenor’s jealous wife, his ambitious female co-star, Max’s young girlfriend and the flirtatious head of the opera guild are on the scene fighting—sometimes literally—for the star’s attention. A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, Lend Me A Tenor is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.
“Knocks you back on your heels. Just like love.”
- Rolling Stone
The Last Five Years
Written and Composed
by JASON ROBERT BROWN
Jan. 20 - Feb. 12, 2017
In his intimate, musical The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown paints a vivid picture of the five-year relationship between young, ambitious author Jamie and Cathy, a struggling actress. The show unfolds in reverse chronological order, Cathy's experiences portrayed from the painful end of the relationship while Jamie's are portrayed from the passionate beginning. Since its Off-Broadway premiere in 2002, Brown's funny, poignant, and devastatingly honest two-person musical has enraptured audiences around the world with its spellbinding, emotional score and libretto.
"A ravishing fusion of drama, dance, and song." - LA Times
West Side Story
Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS
Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
April 21 - May 14,
From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finestaccomplishments. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
Man of La Mancha
Written by DALE WASSERMAN
Music by MITCH LEIGH Lyrics by JOE DARION
June 2 - 25,
Man of La Mancha is a comic tragedy of mankind's struggle to better both himself and the world in which he lives. Based on The Adventures of Don Quixote, by Miguel Cervantes, the story is both very entertaining and very moving, and will warm the heart of everyone whose spirits were ever raised by the prospect of a victory by the underdog against all the odds. The score is a musical delight, and contains one of the most inspiring moments in musical theatre as Don Quixote relates his personal credo in "The Impossible Dream".
Winner of the Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Score, Man of La Mancha has become one of the most enduring works of musical theatre.
Vicki Lawrence & Mama:
A Two-Woman Show
2pm & 8pm
Emmy Award winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. Plucked out of total obscurity as a high school senior, Vicki went on to become part of the now-legendary cast of "The Carol Burnett Show" where she created her most endearing character to date, Thelma Harper, or "Mama" as she is better known to her fans. After the Burnett Show, Vicki went on to star in "Mama's Family." The multi-talented entertainer is mostly known for her acting and comedic talents, but she also earned a gold record for the 1973 hit, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia."
Ms. Lawrence takes the stage in this two-woman show that's a mixture of stand up comedy, music, and life observations.
"Pure electricity and undeniable drama."
- LA Times
"TEN Tenors truly outshine all who have come before!"
The TEN Tenors 20th Anniversary World Tour
2pm & 8pm
The Power of TEN is a celebration of the exhilarating and unique sound for which the TEN Tenors are now world-renowned. In this spectacular new show, The TEN Tenors take on the most dynamic songs in the world, soaring through Rock and Pop anthems giving them unmistakable tenorial treatment.
They will woo you with some of the most romantic love songs and Arias of all time. This electrifying night of world-class entertainment truly shows that 'the Vocal Wonder from Down Under' can sing anything, with beloved classics by Puccini, Rossini, and Verdi and artists as eclectic as David Bowie, Bruno Mars, Fun, and the Everly Brothers. The TEN Tenors never fail to deliver something for everyone.