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LOS ANGELES, CA Sept. 20th, 2017: MB Stage Productions welcomes MaheaLani Leofa as Company Manager to the The Video Games. Following a successful reboot at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, 2017 and the closing of the Off-Broadway production at the Elektra Theatre; The Video Games will continue performances in The Flight theatre at The Complex, Hollywood, thru 2018.

Mahealani “Mahea Lani” Leofa is a small town girl from Ridgecrest, CA that moved to Hollywood in 2010. She holds a BFA in Acting from AMDA: The College and Conservatory for the Performing Arts. Some of her Hollywood Fringe  directorial credits include Roommates: The College Guide to Sharing your Closet (Fringe 2014) and a Two Time Nominated play for the Beyond-Betchel Wallace and Dance and Physical Theatre Award, Stringmates. Mahea is humbled to be joining The Video Games creative team along with the MB Stage Productions team. Follow her on Twitter @MahealaniLeofa and Instagram @mleofa

THE VIDEO GAMES is an audience interactive comedy with loads of stage combat that places popular video games characters against one another in a Hunger Games esque battle to the death. The audience gets to vote for their favorite characters using their smartphones, interacting with actors and live voting during the show.  THE VIDEO GAMES, was written and directed by: Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy. Fight choreography by Matt Franta and Brandon Pugmire. See multiple storylines unfold, resolve or get cut tragically short, no two performances are exactly the same.

Show dates thru Jan 2018:
09/29 @ 11pm
Special Halloween performances in October come dressed up to each show for prizes, blood effects and more!
10/13 @ 11pm
10/27 @ 11pm
10/19 @ 5pm *Family Halloween performance
11/17 @ 10:30pm **New earlier showtime!
12/1 @ 10:30pm**
12/15 @ 10:30pm**
More shows planned in 2018.

Tickets and information available at:

www.thevideogamesplay.com


LOS ANGELES, CA Aug 17th, 2017: MB Stage Productions announces the 2017 cast of The Video Games and additional show dates. Following a successful reboot at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, 2017 and the closing of the Off-Broadway production at the Elektra Theatre; The Video Games returns to The Flight theatre at The Complex, Hollywood.

 

Show dates are as follows:
08/18 at 11:00pm
08/25 at 11:00pm
09/02 at 5:00pm *Special performance at Long Beach Comic Con
09/15 at 11:00pm
09/29 at 11:00pm
10/13 at 11:00pm
10/27th at 11:00pm
10/31 at 8:00pm *Special Halloween performance
11/17 at 11:00pm

Tickets are available at thevideogamesplay.com

Cast of The Video Games, LA:

Henry Steelhammer Scorpion
Derek McAlister Master Chief
Katy Wicker Princess Peach
Reid Honeywell Mega Man
Laurel Coleman Commander Shepard – Renegade
Mel Glickman Commander Shepard – Paragon
Bennett Cousins Samus Aran
Jacqueline Gerhardy Lara Croft
Rich Dally III Donkey Kong
Brian Erickson Link
Chloe Madriaga Yuna
Sarah Ruttan Zelda/Sheik
Kevin Maphis Mario
Nicoletta Brunelli Jigglypuff
Noelle Hensler UNDERSTUDY – Zelda/Sheik
Demetra Kane SWING – Samus/Shepard
Brandon Derk SWING – Mega Man/Pikachu
Anthony Kiyoshi LePage SWING
Ian Walker Price SWING – DK/Mario
Pavel Slanina SWING – MC/Link/Shepard

THE VIDEO GAMES is an audience interactive comedy with loads of stage combat that places popular video games characters against one another in a Hunger Games esque battle to the death. The audience gets to vote for their favorite characters using their smartphones, interacting with actors and live voting during the show.  THE VIDEO GAMES, was written and directed by: Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy. Fight choreography by Matt Franta and Brandon Pugmire.

Each and every show is different because, the audience chooses the winner! See multiple storylines unfold, resolve or get cut tragically short, no two storylines are exactly the same.

Tickets and information available at:

www.thevideogamesplay.com

 


THE VIDEO GAMES, Encore Extensions!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOS ANGELES, CA July 7th, 2017: MB Stage Productions is pleased to announce performances of The Video Games as part of the Encore Producers Award. The Video Games, Won the Encore Producers Award, during the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017 and will be extending its Hollywood Fringe cast performances on:

July 14th at 11pm
July 28th at 11pm

The show recently closed Off-Broadway and returned to the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017 for its two (2) year anniversary. It was also nominated (in the top 5) for the Best in Immersive Theatre category this year.

THE VIDEO GAMES is an audience interactive comedy with loads of stage combat that places popular video games characters against one another in a Hunger Games esque battle to the death. The audience gets to vote for their favorite characters using their smartphones, interacting with actors and live voting during the show.  THE VIDEO GAMES, was written and directed by: Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy. Fight choreography by Matt Franta and Brandon Pugmire.

Each and every show is different because, the audience chooses the winner! See multiple storylines unfold, resolve or get cut tragically short, no two storylines are exactly the same.

Tickets and information available at:

www.thevideogamesplay.com

or

hff17.org/2254


Recently, David Evan Stolworthy and Jared Tyrel Pixler (co-creators of THE VIDEO GAMES) were interviewed by Flip Magazine along with Fight Directors Matt Franta and Brandon Pugmire, and actors Alex Genther and Sarah Ruttan.

Click this link to read the full article.

The Video Games, Flip Book Magazine

 

THE VIDEO GAMES, CLOSING performance Off-Broadway at the Elektra Theatre

NEW YORK, NY Apr. 30, 2017: MB Stage Productions announces the closing production of THE VIDEO GAMES at the Elektra Theatre (300 W 43rd St, NY, NY). The final performance will be on May 13th at 7:00pm. Tickets are available at thevideogamesplay.com, ovationtix at 866-411-8111 or at the theatre box office 30 minutes before a performance. For more information about the show contact info@mbstage.com.

After running for six months Producers Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy made the decision to close the show. Another production of THE VIDEO GAMES will be “rebooting” as they put it at the Hollywood Fringe Festival on the West Coast. “The decision to close the show was a difficult one, but one that made sense to us. Although, we are still looking at possible venues in NYC and more convention performances of the show.” said Stolworthy. “The final performance of the show will be bitter sweet for us. We’ve put a lot of time and energy into it and are amazed by the response we have received from our audiences.” said Pixler.

If you miss the show in NY, you can catch all the action of THE VIDEO GAMES, in Los Angeles with six performances in June and monthly shows beyond. Tickets and information for both shows can be found at thevideogamesplay.com.

THE VIDEO GAMES is an audience interactive and immersive comedy with loads of stage combat that places popular video games characters against one another in a Hunger Games esque battle to the death. The audience gets to vote for their favorite characters using their smartphones, interacting with actors and live voting during the show.  THE VIDEO GAMES, was written and directed by: Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy. Fight choreography by Matt Franta and Brandon Pugmire.


Stringmates, defining connections in an isolating age

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOS ANGELES, CA April 7th, 2017: MB Stage Productions is pleased to announce the cast and artistic team for “Stringmates” by: Amanda Newman. Performing during the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017 at The Actors Company (916 N Formoasa Ave, Hollywood CA 90038) in the Other Space Theatre.

“Stringmates” explores the idea of the word “soulmate”, which is often used to describe someone’s romantic partner. Healthy, romantic relationships are wonderful but, there are many kinds of love, all of which are valid, and necessary. “Stringmates”, uses a combination of language and movement to explore what “soulmate” can mean. As the Writer, Amanda Newman puts it “To encourage the audience to consider all the relationships in their lives.”

“Stringmates” presented by; Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy (MB Stage Productions, LLC) will be directed by Mahealani Leofa with choreography and original music by Brandon Bolte. Pixler and Stolworthy saw “Stringmates” last year at InkFest produced by the 2 Cents Theatre group at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood and immediately knew they wanted to produce “Stringmates” for the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Stolworthy said “There is something very unique about this show that people need see. I think everyone can see a story from their own life reflected in her (Amanda Newman’s) script.”

Each year MB Stage Productions tried to bring at least two shows to the Hollywood Fringe Festival previously they have produced “Book of Love” with Jessica Rau, “California Kiki” with Brett Mcmahon, and “A Shadow of Doubt” by: Maruisz Kotowski.“After going through a lengthy selection process, several Director and Choreographer interviews we finally found a team that we think will best bring the vision of Amanda’s piece to life.”, Pixler said.

Mahealani “Mahea Lani” Leofa the Director,  is an Actress and a second time Director for the Hollywood Fringe Festival. She has worked with MB Stage Productions before during Hollywood Fringe 2014 as the director of “Roommates” by: David Evan Stolworthy. She holds a BFA in Acting from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. As an artist, Mahea’s work focuses on inspiring other young artists to push themselves to think outside the box. Which is why she jumped onto Stringmates when she heard about it. When asked about why she wanted to direct the piece she said, “What I love about this story is that it is so relatable and so uniquely written that you can’t help but be attached.” Mahea’s work also includes inspiring artists to do more than just be a face on stage.

Brandon Bolte the Choreographer, is an LA based dancer signed with Go2Talent agency. After graduating from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy with his BFA in Dance Theater, Brandon had the opportunity to work on set for Glee with choreographers Brooke Lipton and Zach Woodley. Other credits include Marilyn! A New Musical directed by Tegan Summers and Mina Tobias’ music video Kings and Queens directed by Madchen Amick. When speaking with the producers about the show Bolte stated, “The beautiful simplicity in the relationships as well as the beats of the transitions were written so fluidly made me feel a need to join the production.”

“Stringmates” will play at The Actors Company (916 N Formosa Ave, Hollywood CA) in the Other Space Theatre. More information can be found at mbstage.com/stringmates or http://www.hff17.org/4570.
Producers Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy are the creative team behind the award winning, off-Broadway show The Video Games. Both are graduates of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and active members of the California Educational Theatre Association.


MB Stage Productions, Fate and Fringe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOS ANGELES, CA Mar. 24th, 2017: MB Stage Productions is pleased to announce that it will be bringing two shows to the Hollywood Fringe Festival this year; A full reboot of its award winning Off-Broadway show The Video Games (co-created by Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy) and an original play Stringmates by: Amanda Newman.

David Evan Stolworthy and Jared Tyrel Pixler (MB Stage, Producers) wanted to bring something light hearted and thought provoking to the Fringe Festival this year. Pixler says “Both The Video Games and Stringmates explore the concept of fate, if that means being ‘tied’ to another person in Stringmates or putting the direction of the story in the hands of an audience with The Video Games. The idea of fate, destiny and karma are fascinating and we couldn’t have thought of a better way to bring those ideas to the Fringe Festival.”

Stringmates, is a dance theater piece that will be directed by: Mahea Lani Leofa with choreography by: Brandon Bolte. The writer, Amanda Newman describes the show as, “a hybrid play and movement exploration of many kinds of love and relationships, using dance and language” she continues to say that her goal is to “explore what the word ‘soulmate’ really means.”

The Video Games, (written by: Pixler and Stolworthy) Stolworthy, describes as “A piece of theatre that has never been executed before, unique in structure and script. It takes contemporary theatre play structure and turns it on its head. Beyond audience-interactive and audience-immersive experiences it allows the audience to direct the show.” Pixler continues, “It (the play) is written in such a way that even the smallest voice or the tiniest player can influence the course of the show in a big way. It bridges the gap between the traditional theatre-goer, who may want to simply watch the play and the avant-garde theatre-goer who wants an immersive performance experience.

Stringmates will play at The Actors Company (916 N Formosa Ave, Hollywood CA) in the Other Space Theatre and The Video Games will perform at The Complex Theatres (6472 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood CA)in the Flight Theatre.

Information on both plays can be found at mbstage.com or their respective Hollywood Fringe websites:

Stringmates http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/4570
The Video Games http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/2254

Or thevideogamesplay.com


THE VIDEO GAMES, announces more show dates in 2017!

NEW YORK, NY Feb. 26, 2017: MB Stage Productions is pleased to announce extended performances of THE VIDEO GAMES at the Elektra Theatre (300 W 43rd St, NY, NY). Added show dates are April 13th at 7:00pm and May 13th at 7:00pm. Tickets are available at thevideogamesplay.com, ovationtix at 866-411-8111 or at the theatre box office 30 minutes before a performance. For more information about the show contact info@mbstage.com.

THE VIDEO GAMES is an audience interactive comedy with loads of stage combat that places popular video games characters against one another in a Hunger Games esque battle to the death. The audience gets to vote for their favorite characters using their smartphones, interacting with actors and live voting during the show.  THE VIDEO GAMES, was written and directed by: Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy. Fight choreography by Matt Franta and Brandon Pugmire.

Show description:

What if the fate of your favorite video game characters rested in your hands? Take control as they take the stage in THE VIDEO GAMES! A parody of the popular book/movie series The Hunger Games. The tributes participating in the Battle to the Death have been substituted for video game characters from all the popular video game franchises. Princess Zelda, Queen of The Console, is celebrating the 64th Annual Video Games and needs the audience’s assistance (through social media) to ensure that this year’s Games are bigger, badder, and bloodier than the year before! By voting for their favorite characters, the audience will to alter the course of events throughout the performance. It’s a different show every night as iconic pixelated heroes and villains, such as Donkey Kong, Lara Croft, the Master Chief, and more, compete to win the coveted title of Player One.


Performances at The Elektra Theater:
300 W 43rd St. New York, NY 10036
April 13th at 7:00pm
May 13th at 7:00pm

visit: www.thevideogamesplay.com or call 866-811-411 for tickets.


THE VIDEO GAMES, New venue, new time and a new year! 

LOS ANGELES, CA Jan. 12th, 2017: MB Stage Productions is pleased to announce that it will be moving into THE COMPLEX HOLLYWOOD – FLIGHT THEATRE (6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA) for monthly shows starting Jan 20th at 11:00pm to continue every 3rd Friday thru 2017!

THE VIDEO GAMES is an audience interactive comedy with loads of stage combat that places popular video games characters against one another in a Hunger Games esque battle to the death. The audience gets to vote for their favorite characters using their smartphones, interacting with actors and live voting during the show.  THE VIDEO GAMES, was written and directed by: Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy. Fight choreography by Matt Franta and Brandon Pugmire.

Show description:

What if the fate of your favorite video game characters rested in your hands? Take control as they take the stage in THE VIDEO GAMES! A parody of the popular book/movie series The Hunger Games. The tributes participating in the Battle to the Death have been substituted for video game characters from all the popular video game franchises. Princess Zelda, Queen of The Console, is celebrating the 64th Annual Video Games and needs the audience’s assistance (through social media) to ensure that this year’s Games are bigger, badder, and bloodier than the year before! By voting for their favorite characters, the audience will to alter the course of events throughout the performance. It’s a different show every night as iconic pixelated heroes and villains, such as Donkey Kong, Lara Croft, the Master Chief, and more, compete to win the coveted title of Player One.

Performances at The Complex – FLIGHT THEATRE:

6476 Santa Monica Blvd.

Jan 20th @ 11:00 pm

Feb. 17th @ 11:00 pm

Mar. 17th @ 11:00 pm

April. 21st @ 11:00pm

visit: www.thevideogamesplay.com


THE VIDEO GAMES (off-Broadway),
announces replacement cast and swings for continued
2017 production!
 

NEW YORK, NY Jan. 07th, 2016: MB Stage Productions is pleased to announce casting is complete for replacements and swings for the Off-Broadway production of THE VIDEO GAMES.  Starting Jan. 21st at 7:00pm and monthly every third saturday of the month in 2017!

Anna Chicco as Princess Peach/Commander Shepard SWING
Christian Sochor as Scorpion (replacement)
Claudia Smith as JigglyPuff (replacement)
Jonathan Whitney as Donkey Kong/Scorpion SWING
Alexandra Acosta as JigglyPuff/Yuna SWING
Kaitlin Noble as Samus Aran/Lara Croft SWING
Sarah Walsh as Sheik/Zelda/Commander Shepard SWING
Triever Sherwood as Mega Man/Pikachu/Link SWING

THE VIDEO GAMES is an audience interactive comedy with loads of stage combat that places popular video games characters against one another in a Hunger Games esque battle to the death. The audience gets to vote for their favorite characters using their smartphones, interacting with actors and live voting during the show.  THE VIDEO GAMES, was written and directed by: Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy. Fight choreography by Matt Franta and Brandon Pugmire.

Show description:

What if the fate of your favorite video game characters rested in your hands? Take control as they take the stage in THE VIDEO GAMES! A parody of the popular book/movie series The Hunger Games. The tributes participating in the Battle to the Death have been substituted for video game characters from all the popular video game franchises. Princess Zelda, Queen of The Console, is celebrating the 64th Annual Video Games and needs the audience’s assistance (through social media) to ensure that this year’s Games are bigger, badder, and bloodier than the year before! By voting for their favorite characters, the audience will to alter the course of events throughout the performance. It’s a different show every night as iconic pixelated heroes and villains, such as Donkey Kong, Lara Croft, the Master Chief, and more, compete to win the coveted title of Player One.

 

Performances at The Elektra Theater:
300 W 43rd St. New York, NY 10036
Jan 21st @ 7:00pm
Feb. 18th @ 7:00pm
Mar. 18th @ 7:00pm

Future dates TBA

visit: www.thevideogamesplay.com or call 866-811-411 for tickets.
contact: info@mbstage.com


THE VIDEO GAMES, Extends off-Broadway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

NEW YORK, NY Dec. 13th, 2016: MB Stage Productions is pleased to announce that THE VIDEO GAMES will be extending its performances off-broadway at the Elektra Theatre. Starting Jan. 21st at 7:00pm and monthly every third saturday of the month in 2017!

THE VIDEO GAMES is an audience interactive comedy with loads of stage combat that places popular video games characters against one another in a Hunger Games esque battle to the death. The audience gets to vote for their favorite characters using their smartphones, interacting with actors and live voting during the show.

THE VIDEO GAMES, was written and directed by: Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy. Fight choreography by Matt Franta and Brandon Pugmire. Company Manager, Matt Hill, Stage manager Erin Cohen, Assistant Stage Manager Jonathan Castanien and Fight Captain Matthew Ip Shaw.

Show description:

What if the fate of your favorite video game characters rested in your hands? Take control as they take the stage in THE VIDEO GAMES!

A parody of the popular book/movie series The Hunger Games. The tributes participating in the Battle to the Death have been substituted for video game characters from all the popular video game franchises. Princess Zelda, Queen of The Console, is celebrating the 64th Annual Video Games and needs the audience’s assistance (through social media) to ensure that this year’s Games are bigger, badder, and bloodier than the year before! By voting for their favorite characters, the audience will to alter the course of events throughout the performance. It’s a different show every night as iconic pixelated heroes and villains, such as Donkey Kong, Lara Croft, the Master Chief, and more, compete to win the coveted title of Player One.

Performances at The Elektra Theater:

300 W 43rd St. New York, NY 10036

Jan 21st @ 7:00pm

Feb. 18th @ 7:00pm

Mar. 18th @ 7:00pm

Future dates TBA

visit: www.thevideogamesplay.com or call 866-811-411 for tickets.


Winter is Coming to Hollywood theater

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOS ANGELES, CA. November 28th, 2016: As the title suggests, Winter is Coming is a musicalized spoof covering Season 1 of “Game of Thrones”. It had it’s workshop premier during the  2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival and received the PICK OF THE FRINGE AWARD. With an original score, clever lyrics, witty dialogue and just the right amount of self loathing be assured Winter is Coming back, to Hollywood this December.

The cast is in the final weeks of rehearsal and it is a whole new show complete with new songs and scenes for a full 90 minute production! The cast consists of some of the best talent in the hollywood theater scene, featuring:

David Miller as Eddard Stark

Robert Steinberg  as Tyrion Lannister

Bennett Cousins as Cersei Lannister/Catelyn Stark

Cory Robinson as Jaime Lannister/Rob Stark

Ila Faubion as Sansa Stark/Doreah/Whore

Sherry Berg as Arya Stark/Daenerys Targaryen

Matthew Lindberg as Bran Stark/Joffrey Baratheon

Justin Mokayed as Jon Snow/Little Finger/Viserys

Samuel Compton as Robert Baratheon/Khal Drogo/Lord Commander

Justin Huff as Hodor/Jorah/Townsperson 1

Alexandra Vita DeMaio as Townsperson 2/Prostitute/Assassin

Tickets are $20 – $30 and can be purchased at: http://mbstage.com/winteriscoming/tickets

 

Winter is Coming: A Musical Parody

The Complex Theater in the Dorie

6474 Santa Monica Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90038

Show dates and times:

Dec. 16th at 8:00pm

Dec 17th at 7:00pm & 10:30pm

Dec 18th at 7:00pm


THE VIDEO GAMES, Off-Broadway Casting Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact:

Jared Pixler

760.717.6232

jtpixler@mbstage.com

 

NEW YORK, NY Oct. 28th, 2016: MB Stage Productions presents THE VIDEO GAMES at the Elektra Theatre, off-broadway. Performances Nov 19, 21 and Dec 3, 5 and 12th at 7:00pm and a special Black Friday performance Nov 25th at 10:00pm.

Casting has now been finalized and MB Stage Productions is proud to announce the first Off-Broadway cast of THE VIDEO GAMES.

Dan Anderson Mario

Zelda Gay Samus Aran

Amber Lawson JigglyPuff

Connor Carson Lara Croft

Jay Cobian Pikachu

Kaitlin Abendroth Sheik

Scott Gunner Scorpion

Matthew Peters Link

Matt Ip Shaw Master Chief

Meaghan Aitkens Yuna

Dana Eckley Princess Peach

Kate Hill Zelda

John Schanck Male Shepard

Cody Jordan Mega Man

Natalie Wagner Female Shepard

Brandon Schraml Donkey Kong

David Riveria Swing

Weronika H. Wozniak Swing

THE VIDEO GAMES, won awards at the Hollywood Fringe Festival (2015), was a selection for the San Diego International Fringe Festival (2016) and the New York International Fringe Festival (2016) and has played at many major comic conventions in the Southwest including Nerd-Con (2015-2016) Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con (ComikazeExpo,2015-2016).

Show description:

What if the fate of your favorite video game characters rested in your hands? Take control as they take the stage in THE VIDEO GAMES! Princess Zelda, Queen of The Console, is celebrating the 64th Annual Video Games and needs the audience’s assistance (through social media) to ensure that this year’s Games are bigger, badder, and bloodier than the year before! It’s a different show every night as iconic pixelated heroes and villains, such as Donkey Kong, Lara Croft, the Master Chief, and more, compete to win the coveted title of Player One.

Performances at The Elektra Theater:

300 W 43rd St. New York, NY 10036

11/19, 11/21, 12/05, 12/03, 12/12 @ 7:00pm

11/25 Special Black Friday performance at 10:00pm

Tickets: $56 – $39

visit: www.thevideogamesplay.com or call 866-811-411

More info contact: Jared Tyrel Pixler (760) 717 – 6232 jtpixler@mbstage.com

 


 

From Hollywood Fringe to Off-Broadway in 2 years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact:
Jared Pixler
760.717.6232
jtpixler@mbstage.com

LOS ANGELES, CA Oct. 13th, 2016: MB Stage Productions headed up by Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy are taking THE VIDEO GAMES to New York, NY for an Off-Broadway run. The show is their one of a kind, choose your own adventure style, stage combat show, where the stories and even the main characters can change every performance.

THE VIDEO GAMES, which won awards at the Hollywood Fringe Festival (2015), was a selection for the San Diego International Fringe Festival (2016), invited to perform at the New York International Fringe Festival aka. FringeNYC (2016) and has played at many major comic conventions in the Southwest including Nerd-Con (2015-2016) Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con (formerly ComikazeExpo,2015-2016).

During FringeNYC Jared and David (also writers and directors of THE VIDEO GAMES) were approached by theatrical producer Cooper Jordan to perform at the Elektra Theatre (300 West 43rd St, New York, NY). Dates have been agreed upon and THE VIDEO GAMES and MB Stage Productions will be making its Off-Broadway debut from Nov. 19th to Dec. 12th.

Just what are THE VIDEO GAMES:

What if the fate of your favorite video game characters rested in your hands? Take control as they take the stage in THE VIDEO GAMES! Princess Zelda, Queen of The Console, is celebrating the 64th Annual Video Games and needs the audience’s assistance (through social media) to ensure that this year’s Games are bigger, badder, and bloodier than the year before! It’s a different show every night as iconic pixelated heroes and villains, such as Donkey Kong, Lara Croft, the Master Chief, and more, compete to win the coveted title of Player One.

Performances at The Elektra Theater:
300 W 43rd St. New York, NY 10036

11/19, 11/21, 12/05, 12/03, 12/12 @ 7:00pm

11/25 Special Black Friday performance at 10:00pm

Tickets: $56 – $39

facebook.com/thevideogamesMB

More information go to mbstage.com or contact Jared Pixler.


‘GoT’ Musical Parody “Winter is Coming”… back!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact:
Jared Pixler
jtpixler@mbstage.com

LOS ANGELES, CA. October 6th, 2016: MB Stage Productions brings back, Winter is Coming: A Musical Parody with co-producer Laura Wiley and continuing producers Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy. As the title suggests, Winter is Coming is a musicalized spoof covering Season 1 of “Game of Thrones”. It had it’s workshop premier during the  2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival and received the PICK OF THE FRINGE AWARD. With an original score, clever lyrics, witty dialogue and just the right amount of self loathing be assured Winter is Coming back, to Hollywood this December.

Ever wanted to join the Lannister family but have mixed feelings about incest? Or maybe you always wanted to be a Targaryen but, still have mixed feelings about incest? Perhaps you prefer the noble Stark line but, have mixed feelings about dying and being separated from your family? Then Winter is Coming: A Musical Parody is for you!  With new songs, lyrics, scenes and your favorite (and least favorite) characters the Lannisters!

Tickets are $20 – $30 and can be purchased at: http://mbstage.com/winteriscoming/tickets

Winter is Coming: A Musical Parody
The Complex Theater in the Dorie
6474 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038

Show dates and times:
Dec. 16th at 8:00pm
Dec 17th at 7:00pm & 10:30pm
Dec 18th at 7:00pm
With possible extensions into 2017!

More information go to mbstage.com/winteriscoming or contact: Jared Tyrel Pixler, Phone: 760.717.6232, Email: jtpixler@mbstage.com


Review of THE VIDEO GAMES at FringeNYC

Theatre is Easy Review


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact:
Jared Pixler
760.717.6232
jtpixler@mbstage.com

LOS ANGELES, CA. August 30th, 2016; THE VIDEO GAMES, fresh from performances off-off-Broadway, in New York city begins regular performances at The Actors Company (916 N. Formosa Ave, Hollywood, CA)! The Video Games is a one of a kind choose your own adventure, parody of the Hunger Games where iconic video game characters battle to the death. Princess Zelda, the Queen of The Console, is celebrating the 64th Annual Video Games and needs the audience’s assistance (through the use of social media) to ensure that this year’s Games are bigger, badder, and bloodier than the year before! It’s a different show every night as iconic pixelated heroes and villains, such as Donkey Kong, Lara Croft, the Master Chief, and more, compete to win the coveted title of Player One.

Performances dates are:
Sept. 22nd 8:00pm
Oct. 13th 8:00pm
Nov. 17 8:00pm
Dec. 15th 8:00pm

All performances at The Actors Company, Let Live Theatre at 916. N. Formosa Ave, Hollywood, CA.

Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased at mbstage.com or $20 at the door.

Recent and upcoming performances of THE VIDEO GAMES include, The New York International Fringe Festival, Nerd-Con 2016, Long Beach Comic Con (Sept. 17 & 18th) and FandomVerse Expo (sept. 25th).

More information go to mbstage.com/videogames, or contact Jared Pixler 760-717-6232 email jtpixler@mbstage.com.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NYC Fringe PR cast announcement
Press Contact: Jared Pixler
tel. 760.717.6232 email. jtpixler@mbstage.com

NEW YORK, NY. August 2, 2016; MB Stage Productions announces their official New York International Fringe Festival Cast. of THE VIDEO GAMES, starring (in order of appearance):

Jane Schumaker as Queen Zelda
JP Rapozo as Mario
Amber Lawson as Jigglypuff
Matt Franta as Scorpion
Matthew Ip Shaw as John 1:17 aka. The Master Chief
Kate Hill as Princess Peach
Cody Jordan as Mega Man
Jason Lee Dennis as Renegade Shepard
John Schanck as Paragon Shepard
Connor Carson as Samus Aran
Kaitlin Abendroth as Lara Croft
Amanda Newman as Pikachu
Kameron Omidian as Donkey Kong
Casey Suddeth as Link
Chloe Malaisé as Yuna
Sarah Ruttan as Sheik

The Video Games is a one of a kind choose your own adventure, parody of the Hunger Games where iconic video game characters battle to the death. Princess Zelda, the Queen of The Console, is celebrating the 64th Annual Video Games and needs the audience’s assistance (through the use of social media) to ensure that this year’s Games are bigger, badder, and bloodier than the year before! It’s a different show every night as iconic pixelated heroes and villains, such as Donkey Kong, Lara Croft, the Master Chief, and more, compete to win the coveted title of Player One.

Written by: Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy with fight choreography by: Matt Franta and Brandon Pugmire. The video games began rehearsal with a New York based cast this month and will be joined by cast members from Los Angeles for performances during the New York International Fringe Festival. The performances will take place at The Flamboyan Theater, at The Clemente (107 Suffolk St, New York, NY) on the following dates:

Aug 13th @ 5:00pm, Aug 15th @ 5:00pm, Aug 16th @ 9:45pm, Aug 18th @ 9:30pm and Aug 20th @ 12:30pm

Tickets are $18 in advance and can be purchased at mbstage.com or fringeNYC.org.

More information go to mbstage.com/videogames, or contact Jared Pixler 760-717-6232 email jtpixler@mbstage.com.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact:
Jared Pixler
760.717.6232
jtpixler@mbstage.com

NEW YORK, NY. August 2, 2016; MB Stage Productions presents: The Video Games at the New York International Fringe Festival 2016. The Video Games is a one of a kind choose your own adventure, parody of the Hunger Games where iconic video game characters battle to the death. Princess Zelda, the Queen of The Console, is celebrating the 64th Annual Video Games and needs the audience’s assistance (through the use of social media) to ensure that this year’s Games are bigger, badder, and bloodier than the year before! It’s a different show every night as iconic pixelated heroes and villains, such as Donkey Kong, Lara Croft, the Master Chief, and more, compete to win the coveted title of Player One.

Written by: Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy with fight choreography by: Matt Franta and Brandon Pugmire. The video games began rehearsal with a New York based cast this month and will be joined by cast members from Los Angeles for performances during the New York International Fringe Festival. The performances will take place at The Flamboyan Theater, at The Clemente (107 Suffolk St, New York, NY) on the following dates:

Aug 13th @ 5:00pm – Fringe plus performance followed by a meet and greet.
Aug 15th @ 5:00pm
Aug 16th @ 9:45pm
Aug 18th @ 9:30pm
Aug 20th @ 12:30pm – closing performance

Tickets are $18 in advance and can be purchased at mbstage.com or fringeNYC.org.

More information go to mbstage.com/videogames, or contact Jared Pixler 760-717-6232 email jtpixler@mbstage.com.


 

We just Launched our Kickstarter for NYC Fringe and San Diego Fringe!

Here is a special message from the creators of THE VIDEO GAMES, Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy.

Theater culture meets geek culture in The Video Games


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact:

Jared Pixler

760.717.6232

jtpixler@mbstage.com

 

LOS ANGELES, CA. April 19h 2016: MB Stage Productions and The Video Games, have been selected to be part of the New York International Fringe Festival 2016. The Video Games won the Encore Producers award and the Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda award in the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Since then it has been traveling to Southern California comic-conventions and will be making its Las Vegas premiere at LVL-UP Expo, May 14th 2016.

Written by: Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy with fight choreography by: Matt Franta and Brandon Pugmire. Princess Zelda, the Queen of The Console, is celebrating the 64th Annual Video Games and needs the audience’s assistance (through the use of social media) to ensure that this year’s Games are bigger, badder, and bloodier than the year before! It’s a different show every night as iconic pixelated heroes and villains, such as Donkey Kong, Lara Croft, the Master Chief, and more, compete to win the coveted title of Player One.

Before MB Stage Productions takes the video games to The New York International Fringe Festival it will perform at the San Diego Fringe International Festival June 23rd – 30th, at the Sprekles Off-Broadway in downtown San Diego.

More information go to mbstage.com/videogames, or contact Jared Pixler 760-717-6232 email jtpixler@mbstage.com.


 

MB Stage Productions and Michael Conley Present
“Shadow of Doubt” A Who-Done-It Film Noir Dramedy Making its LA Debut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact:
Jared Pixler
760.717.6232
jtpixler@mbstage.com

LOS ANGELES, CA. April 15, 2016: MB Stage Productions and Michael Conley are proud to announce the World Premiere of their film noir dramedy, “Shadow of Doubt” which is written and directed by Mariusz Kotowski. “This murder mystery who-done-it drama dovetails the classic storytelling of Hollywood’s femme fatale with film noir dialogue and scintillating style. The always curious audience members will be on the edge of their seats, literally, not knowing who the killer is until the last scene.”

Kotowski is an international award-winning feature film writer and director. “Shadow of Doubt” at the Hollywood Fringe 2016 will mark Kotowski’s directorial debut in Los Angeles theater. This classic tale of murder and mayhem will be sure to satiate even the most steadfast of theatergoers.

All performances are at the Actors Company, 916 N Formosa Ave, West Hollywood, CA.
Show dates are as follows:

June 3rd (Preview) @ 9:00pm
June 12th (opening) @5:30pm
June 16th @10:00pm
June 24th @8:00pm
June 25th (closing) @ 4:00pm

More information go to hff16.org/3439


 

MB Stage Productions presents “Winter is Coming: A Musical Parody”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact:
Jared Pixler
760.717.6232
jtpixler@mbstage.com

LOS ANGELES, CA. April 12th 2016: MB Stage Productions has started rehearsals for the newest musical farce, “Winter is Coming: A Musical Parody” to premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2016. Following the Starks, Lannisters and Targaryens through Season One/Book One of “Game of Thrones”. The show is a fun musical farce with such songs as “I’m in Love with my Twin Sister”, “Wine and Whores” and the title song “Winter is Coming”.

Composed/Written by Laura Wiley (Music Director) who is a former accompanist for Don’t Tell Mama. She played for several cabaret shows, including Bombshells and their Christmas Charity Event hosted by Jai Rodriguez. She is joined by Writers/Additional Lyrics Jared Tyrel Pixler and David Evan Stolworthy (Director/Producers) who created the now touring show “The Video Games” from last years Hollywood Fringe Festival.

All performances are at the Actors Company, 916 N Formosa Ave, West Hollywood, CA.
Show dates are as follows:

Preview June 3rd 10:00pm
Opening June 10th 11:30pm
June 11th 5:30pm
June 17th 11:30pm
June 18th 5:30pm
June 25th 8:30pm
June 26th 2:00pm

More information on the Hollywood Fringe festival go to hff16.org/3460