Ciarán will be leaving JUSTIN LOVE to play Jinx in PLAID TIDINGS at Laguna Playhouse

Laguna Playhouse Presents PLAID TIDINGS, Now thru 12/30
Laguna-Playhouse-Opens-PLAID-TIDINGS-121-20010101 Originally posted on: BWW News Desk.

Laguna Playhouse presents the third show of their 2012-2013 season, PLAID TIDINGS, written and directed by Stuart Ross. The cast of PLAID TIDINGS will feature William Martinez as Frankie, Scott Dreier as Smudge, David Brannen as Sparky and Ciaran McCarthy as Jinx. PLAID TIDINGS will preview tonight, November 27; Wednesday, November 28; Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, December 1 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.

On February 9, 1964, the semi-professional harmony group ‘Forever Plaid’ was tragically killed en route to their first big gig, but Frankie, Sparky, Smudge and Jinx are back on The Laguna Playhouse stage this December in the heart-warming holiday musical, Plaid Tidings. The only problem for this quartet of confused doo-wop wanna-be’s is that they have no idea why they’ve been sent to Laguna Beach or why they all have the overwhelming urge to sing Christmas classics such as “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas,” “ Let It Snow,” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Audiences are encouraged to help the Plaids find their way once again to the spirit of joy and community that sustains them and all of us during the holiday season.

Tickets range from $40 – $70 and can be purchased online at or by calling (949) 497-ARTS (2787). Student discounts are available at the Box Office. Group discounts are available by calling 949-497-2787 ext. 229. The box office is open Tuesdays – Sundays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (open until 8 pm on performance days).

For more information on all shows and programming visit Laguna Playhouse is located at 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.

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Ciarán to play Mitch Matthews in the World Premiere of JUSTIN LOVE at the Celebration Theatre

New Musical Justin Love Will Make World Premiere in Los Angeles; Casting Announced. By: Andrew Gans
02 Aug 2012

Celebration Theatre in association with Demand Productions and Peter Schneider will present the world premiere of the new musical Justin Love, which will begin previews Sept. 7 prior to an official opening Sept. 21 at Los Angeles’ Celebration Theatre.

Directed by Michael Matthews, performances will continue through Nov. 18.

The cast will include Tyler Ledon as Chris; Adam Huss as Justin; Alet Taylor as Buck; Carrie St. Louis as Amanda; Ciaran McCarthy as Mitch; Terrance Spencer as Donovan; Grant Jordan as Syd; Joe Donohoe as Lou; Gina Torrecilla as Mary; Afton Quast as Sue; Adam Joseph Reich; and Sabrina Miller as everyone else.

Justin Love features a book by Patricia Cotter and David Elzer, story by Elzer and Bret Calder, music by Lori Scarlett and David Manning, lyrics by Scarlett, choreography by Janet Roston and musical direction by Gregory Nabours.

“Justin Rush is Hollywood’s biggest movie star who has it all,” according to press notes, “a beautiful, devoted wife, more money than he knows what to do with, a huge summer action blockbuster set to open – but he’s finding it harder to keep his secrets secret in our TMZ, twitter-addicted, celebrity-obsessed culture. Justin’s wife Amanda, (rumored to be under some sort of ‘contract’), is getting frustrated by the growing questioning of her husband’s sexuality and the endless scrutiny about their ‘alleged’ arrangement. When Chris Andrews, his publicist’s assistant and Mitchell Matthews, her old high school sweetheart (and now tabloid photojournalist), enter their lives, things start to get complicated. What if the rumors aren’t true? But if they are…will any major movie star ever come out, or will they continue to retreat into the closet for career’s sake? Someone has to go first…will it be Justin Rush?”

Performances will be Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM.

Tickets are $34.99 for all performances. Previews are $25. For tickets call (323) 957-1884 or visit

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Ciarán has accepted the lead role of “Mickey McKee” in the World Premiere of HELLO! MY BABY.

From Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning, Tony nominated writer Cheri Steinkellner, award-winning composer Georgia Stitt, and a dream-team of great American songwriters comes Hello! My Baby, a riotous new-fashioned musical comedy that reboots Berlin, Gershwin, Kern and a score of others; smartly weaving their updated hits into a timely romantic farce for all ages. Set one-hundred years ago on the sidewalks of New York, young Mickey McKee, King of the Song-Pluggers, dreams of writing the next Tin Pan Alley million-selling hit song. Only problem is Mickey can’t write a note—until he meets Nelly Gold, a teenaged factory girl with a talent for tunes and moxie to spare. Mickey and Nelly make beautiful music together until she puts on the trousers she once sewed, calls herself Ned, and becomes the new King of the Pluggers, and Mickey’s arch-rival. These mismatched young lovers and their unlikely friends sing, dance, bicker, and coo from Debutante Balls to Delancey Street, confronting class struggles, social reform, gender-swapping, street-thugs, and a whole lot of ukuleles, as they sell the songs we’re all still humming a hundred years later.

The show will be at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura, with the following dates:

March 21 – 23

Saturday, March 24, 2012
6:15 pm Pre-show Champagne Reception
7:00 Curtain
9:00 Post-show Gala

March 25 – April 15

You can also catch H!MB in Santa Barbara!
May 5 – May 6, 2012
Lobero Theatre

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