is pleased to announce (finally!) that we will be hosting the world
renowned Canadian band “The Musical Box” performing Genesis’
landmark progressive rock concept album “The Lamb Lies Down on
Broadway” at the La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts on Tuesday
October 18, 2011. If you have ever been a Genesis fan but you have never
heard of The Musical Box, I invite you to go to our web site, look at the
photos and watch the videos. This is not a Genesis “tribute” band as
much as it is a theatrical re-creation of the historic “Lamb” tour
from the 70’s. It was Peter Gabriel’s swan song with the band and it
was full of costume changes and special visual effects as well as some of
the most captivating music ever written. This is the only production
licensed by Peter Gabriel and Genesis, and they use the original 3 screen
slide show from the tour. Even if you saw the original tour (as I did, at
the Shrine Auditorium), this is a chance to see it WITHOUT all the
technical snafu’s that plagued that tour. If you never saw Genesis in
their prime, this is the closest you will ever get. It’s like stepping
into a musical time machine.
This is among the first shows of what is scheduled to be an international
tour of epic proportions. Don’t miss this opportunity to see this in a
classic theater setting, as it was MEANT to be seen. Speaking of which,
this will be our first production at the La Mirada Theater and I think
you’ll find this venue as warm and personable as we have, from the
couches around the fire place in the lobby, to the state of the art JBL
built-in sound system. It is wide, but not deep, with a large stage and a
clear unobstructed view from EVERY seat. While this is an all ages venue
(of course!) they will be serving beer and wine to those that are
interested. And there’s plenty of free parking.
those of you traveling from out of town for this show, the theater
recommends the following for lodging:
14299 Firestone Blvd.
On behalf of the entire CalProg staff, we look forward to seeing you
at this monumental production!