Mission

Chromolume Theatre’s name comes from the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical, Sunday in the Park with George, about an artist struggling to make art meaningful in 19th Century France. Chromolume Theatre was founded by two struggling artists in 2003 with its primary mission to present the American musical on an intimate level in an entertaining, intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying way. With growth and change, Chromolume Theatre’s mission has evolved with a new dedication to presenting Broadway’s forgotten gems and off-Broadway’s undiscovered treasured, and shining a light on productions that deserve a second look. Chromolume Theatre also provides opportunity for artists to shine who have not had such an opportunity in the past, as well as a dedication to diverse and multi-cultural casts and crews.

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Slightly Off-Broadway

june 1 – june 24, 2017
broadwater black box theatre

***2017 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL PRODUCTION***

 

Chromolume Theatre returns to the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2017 for its third straight year, after successful runs of Tru (2015) and Edges (2016), with this hilarious and irreverent cabaret featuring parodies of your favorite Broadway hits of yesterday and today! A talented cast will be performing brand new lyrics to the music from Les Miserables, Newsies, Rent, Guys & Dolls, West Side Story, The Little Mermaid, Hamilton and many more! Join us at the Sacred Fools Black Box for this very limited engagement at the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017!

PERFORMANCE

       

Kelvin Ralph Chou

 

Kelvin is excited to be making his Hollywood Fringe Festival debut with the cast and crew of Slightly-Off Broadway! Notable past shows include: RENT (Mark Cohen), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon), and Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings (Smudge). He would like to thank Eleen Hsu-Wentlandt, for bringing him onboard the show, his loving girlfriend, and the magic of caffeine. Kelvin is also a pianist, writer, and archery instructor in his free time. He does not have any social media accounts. Yes, really. He does, however, own a record player.

Rita Outtrim

 

Rita was born a small baby in Houston, Texas. She grew up and discovered her passion at the age of 5, entertaining people through the arts of singing, dancing, and acting (some may call it musical theatre). Since then she received a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance and music education at the University of North Texas. Once they handed her that diploma, she moved to Los Angeles to further pursue her hopes and dreams. She’s performed in some stuff, which you haven’t seen. But she’s out there doing things. Much love to you all!

Ken Maurice Purnell

 

Ken Maurice hails from the Eastern Shore of Maryland as a singer, songwriter, actor, screenwriter, and director. Ken has participated in many plays, musicals and revues; from ones like Les Miserables portraying Thenardier, Into the Woods portraying Jack, as well as, taking on the role of Michael Jackson in a Motown Revue. Ken, also played the character of Oswald in William Shakespeare’s King Lear, in which he earned the high honor of “The Comedic Fool Performance Award”. Most recently, Ken appeared in Lost the Musical as Michael and in Chromolume Theatre’s Production of, Zanna Don’t portraying Tank. Ken has also filmed test pilot shows for HBO and A&E. And has filmed an independent sci-fi film entitled Safaar” which came out in 2013. Ken was also a lead actor in Iconic Dreams Entertainment, Ghetto Dreams a short Film for, the Rapper/Actor, Common’s “Ghetto Dreams” Contest. In this Global Contest of over 40 entries worldwide, a 4th placed finished was gained. Ken has gained many awards and many honors, from the Male Vocalist Award with the National Choral School. Ken not only is an actor, but is also an emerging screenwriter, he plans to film and release his work, later on in the year. Ken Maurice’s latest film projects were portraying Kanye West in Todrick Hall’s Pop-Star High Web Series, and as well as, Ezell from the Friday Franchise, in the Friday,the Web-Series.

Bonnie Sludikoff

 

Bonnie is an ambitious and fun-loving LA girl who made the incredibly questionable decision to work on three shows in this year’s Fringe Festival. In addition to this show, she is producing The Magic School Bus: A Traumedy and The Physicists! Bonnie is super excited to have the opportunity to work on this production with Chromolume Theatre (where she is a staff-member!). Slightly-Off Broadway is a collection of 20 Broadway songs re-imagined with parody lyrics that Bonnie wrote as a result of listening to her favorite Broadway soundtracks far too many times. She also wrote and is starring in her third one-woman show – The Magic School Bus: A Traumedy, playing next door in the Sacred Fools Studio from June 3-22! Bonnie was recently seen in Songs for a New World, and she currently enjoys making up silly songs with her Musical Improv Group, “99 Problems, But A Pitch Ain’t One.” In her spare time (that’s only sort of a joke…) Bonnie is working on making the world a better, safer place with her non profit campaign “That’s What She Didn’t Say”- an organization dedicated to creating healthy conversations about challenging topics. IG: NOTYOURBONNIE

Eileen Hsu-Wentlandt

 

Eileen Hsu-Wentlandt is happy to be back at L.A. Fringe Festival, having appeared in 2015 in Skanky Me from Kankakee. She has had the distinct pleasure of previously collaborating with Bonnie Sludikoff on her brilliant parodies, in her winner’s show for Cabaret Idol! Past favorite projects include The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby (Rhonda, Torrance Theatre Co), The Odd Couple (Gwen, Theatre Palisades), Bizet’s Carmen (Mercedes, Pacific Opera Project), 9 to 5 (Roz), Into the Woods (Witch, Carr/Limon), The Music Man (Marian), and Bach B Minor Mass (soloist, Pacific Chorale with Musica Angelica). Plus, two national commercials, singing back-up for Reba McEntire and Andrea Bocelli, and singing film scores at the Hollywood Bowl with Michael Giacchino (Star Trek) and on tour with the Munich Symphony (The Lord of the Rings). She studied music and acting at Pomona and El Camino Colleges, and South Coast Repertory. She loves chocolate, yoga, dancing, teaching, and Italy. Thanks to Josh and fam! www.yilinsings.com.

Paul Cady, Musical Director


Paul Cady has musical directed and has appeared in many show’s as an actor/singer as well. Most recently, Paul musical directed and played the lead role of Bill Medley Sr in That Lovin Feelin at the Group Rep Theatre. Other credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Al in A Chorus Line at Casa Manana In Fort Worth, Johnny Brown in The Unsinkable Molly Brown in San Diego Starlight Theatre, Samuel in the national tour of The Pirates of Penzance and Captain John Smith in The Spirit of Pocahontas for Disneyland.