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MISSION: We entertain, inspire, and empower with innovative productions that celebrate the LGBTQ community.

 

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RAVENSWOOD MANOR

A CAMP-HORROR-SOAP-OPERA IN 12 EPISODES

Every show is a standalone, two-episode arc with story recap⁠—drop in at any point!

See our weekly guest stars and episodic packages below!

Previews October 17th and 18th

Opens October 19th

Runs Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm

80 minutes, no intermission

Written by Justin Sayre
Directed by Tom DeTrinis and Jessica Hanna
Produced by Gina Torrecilla

Theme composed by Lizzie Hogstedt

     and Robby Sandler

Original Score composed by Henry Koperski

The performance is presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood.

Taking a page from the cult classic "Dark Shadows", Justin Sayre's Ravenswood Manor brings audiences the gothic and hilarious goings-on of a small New England town during the spring of 1976. Directed by Tom DeTrinis and Jessica Hanna, Ravenswood Manor is an episodic theatrical event with two new episodes of the ever-unfolding adventure premiering each of the six-week run. 

With a cast of comedic heavy hitters that includes,  Drew Droege* (Bright Colors, Bold Patterns, "Heathers"),  Sam Pancake ("A Million Little Things", "Dumplin’"),  Daniele Gaither ("MadTV", "BoJack Horseman", "A Black Lady Sketch Show"), Leslie-Anne Huff (“The Vampire Diaries”), Ryan Garcia ("Community", "Jane The Virgin"), Angela Cristantello* ("Bored to Death"), and Justin Sayre* (The Meeting, "2 Broke Girls"). Plus weekly guest stars—see our episode list! Join us this fall for the spooky, the silly, the glamour and the camp.

Swings: Amanda Leigh Jerry and Brooke Seguin

*Members of Actors' Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors' Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule.

Stage Manager: Casey Deal

Assistant Stage Manager: Trevor Lee

Assistant Director: Alan Wethern

Costume Designer: Judith Armas

Lighting Designer: Brian Barraza

Visual Designer: Howl

Sound Designer: Christopher Moscatiello

Wigs Designer: Mandi Moss

Props Designer: Michael O'Hara

Publicity: PR MACHINE

Each week, see two back-to-back episodes starting with a recap! Drop in at any point for a hilarious, standalone story...or join us for the full arc!

 

Ep. 1 & 2: Oct. 17-20 with Jonathan Lisecki & Pete Zias

Ep. 3 & 4: Oct. 24-27 with Jonathan Lisecki

Ep. 5 & 6: Oct. 31-Nov. 3 with Jim Rash (Academy Award Winner)

Ep. 7 & 8: Nov. 7-10 with Michael Henry & Nina Millin

Ep. 9 & 10: Nov. 14-17 with Jack Plotnick* & Gina Torrecilla*

Ep. 11 & 12: Nov. 21-24 with Alec Mapa*, Jack Plotnick*,
Michael A. Shepperd* 
& Scott Thompson*!

FAQ: Do I need to see every episode to enjoy the story?

Answer: Not. At. All. We have great packages available below for those who can attend multiple weekends, but you will not miss a thing even if you attend just ONE performance. Every show is designed to be thoroughly enjoyed à la carte.
 

Episodic Packages 

While you can't binge-watch all episodes, you can come back weekly to the theatre and save! For the same cost per ticket of General Admission seats, order a package of 6 or 12 tickets and enjoy an upgrade to VIP/Reserved seats.

All Episodes For Two - VIP Package

You and your date can attend one (1) performance per week for the 6-week run. Each weekly performance includes 2 back-to-back episodes, for a total of 12 episodes. Enjoy VIP/Reserved seating for the price of General Admission.

All Episodes for One - VIP Package
 
Attend one (1) performance per week for the 6-week run. Each weekly performance includes 2 back-to-back episodes, for a total of 12 episodes. Enjoy VIP/Reserved seating for the price of General Admission.

6 Episodes - VIP Package

Attend up to three (3) performances for the 6-week run. Each weekly performance includes 2 back-back episodes, for a total of 6 episodes. Plus, every performance includes a brief recap of the previous episodes so you can easily follow along regardless of when you attend. Enjoy VIP/Reserved seating at a reduced price.

Meet the Cast

Justin Sayre

Justin Sayre (Bettina Doors) is a writer and performer whom Michael Musto called, “Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg.” Sayre has been a fixture of the Downtown Cabaret Scene in New York, first with their long-running monthly show, The Meeting of The International Order of Sodomites, Bistro Award-winning & 2 MAC nominations, but now with new shows at Joe’s Pub/The Public Theatre like Peaches, Eggplants, and Tears & The gAyBC’s, a five-part show which will be released in book form by Chronicle Books next year. As a playwright, Sayre’s work has appeared at Dixon Place, The Wild Project, Celebration Theatre, The Players Club, and La MaMa Experimental Theatre. Sayre was amongst the first class of The Queer Art Mentorship, where he worked with Everett Quentin of Charles Ludlam’s Ridiculous Theatre Company on their play, The Click of the Lock. Sayre also hosted and wrote, Night of a Thousand Judys, a benefit honoring the life and legacy of Judy Garland and raising money for The Ali Forney Center for Homeless LGBT Youth in New York. Sayre has written a series of YA Novels, Husky & Pretty, with the third in the series, Mean, released this year by Penguin Books. Sayre is the host of the podcast, "Sparkle & Circulate". Sayre’s first comedy album, "The Gay Agenda", was listed as The Comedy Bureau's Best of 2016. Sayre has also written for Television, working with Michael Patrick King on his Hit CBS comedy, "2 Broke Girls" and most recently on Fox's "The Cool Kids". Sayre also appeared on HBO’s "The Comeback" with Lisa Kudrow.

Angela Cristantello

Angela Cristantello (Sheridan/Sarah Punt) A native of Upstate NY, Angela is an actor/writer thrilled to be making her Celebration Theatre debut with this kooky show. She received her MFA in Acting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and has done a hefty amount of theatre since, including The Borderland (KCRep), Night of the Living Dead (Coterie Theatre), Denim Doves (Sacred Fools, U/S), Twelfth Night (Libra Theatre Co.), Three Sisters (Spencer Theatre), & The Book of Liz (Piper Theatre). Her TV credits include: "Agent Carter" (ABC), "Bored to Death" (HBO), "One Bad Choice" (MTV). She’s also been in numerous commercials and has been largely cast as a mom ten years her senior. Angela regularly performs with her improv team Mouthfeel and spends her downtime petting dogs and playing big spoon to her husband TJ.

AEA/SAG-AFTRA

Daniele Gaither

Daniele Gaither (Dr. Mahogany Goldstein, Dirk) Theater: The Black Version Show (Groundlings Theatre), Dezigning Women (Cavern Club Theater), The Factz of Life (Cavern Club Theater), Golden Girlz (Cavern Club), Meet & Greet (Hollywood Fringe Festival), The Phacts of Life (Renberg Theater), Groundlings Co. Main Show (Groundlings Theater). Television: "Mad About You" (Charter), "Battle Kitty" (Netflix), "A Black Lady Sketch Show" (HBO), "Bojack Horseman" (Netflix), "American Dad" (Fox), "Family Guy" (Fox), "Angie Tribeca" (Paramount), "Transparent" (Amazon Prime), "The Thundermans" (Nickelodeon), "Nobodies" (Paramount), "Tuca & Bertie" (Netflix), "Mike Tyson Mysteries" (Comedy Central), "2 Broke Girls" (CBS), "Key & Peele" (Comedy Central), "MADtv" (Fox).

Drew Droege

Drew Droege (Mary-Lois/ Iris) Off-Broadway: Bright Colors And Bold Patterns (Soho Playhouse). Celebration Theatre: Born To Win, Die Mommie Die! (Block Party 2018, Kirk Douglas Theatre). TV: "Bob’s Burgers", "Drunk History", "Search Party", "Heathers", "Now Apocalypse", "Teachers", "Nobodies", "IdiotSitter", "Life In Pieces", "Transparent", "Bajillion Dollar Properties", "2 Broke Girls". Writer: AJ And The Queen, Big Mouth. Film: El Tonto, Ideal Home, The Circle, The 4th, You’re Killing Me, Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse. Internet: "The Chloe Sevigny Shorts". Grand Jury Award: Outstanding Performance (Bright Colors And Bold Patterns, Outfest 2018). Alum of The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade LA. His new solo show, Happy Birthday Doug, directed by Tom DeTrinis, premiered at Dynasty Typewriter, then at Celebration Theatre, and will be performed at Soho Playhouse in NYC in early 2020.

Leslie-Anne Huff

Leslie-Anne Huff (Paisley/Victor) is a graduate of the Groundlings Sunday Company and the CBS Diversity Showcase program. She is also known for her turn as Rayna Cruz on the long-running hit series "The Vampire Diaries". Other credits include: "The Middle" (ABC) , "Bones" (FOX), "NCIS" (CBS), several Disney Channel shows, and numerous commercials. A Los Angeles native and graduate of UC Berkeley, she is also the co-creator of the award-winning original comedy series "The LifeSavers", the writer/producer of the short film Rosie, and a writer/performer in the sketch comedy group Big Party! Leslie-Anne is honored to be making her Celebration Theatre debut with this show and this group of comedy greats.

Ryan Garcia

Ryan Garcia (Danny Futz) has been acting professionally since he was a child in Miami, FL doing commercials, TV, movies, and tap dancing. He's been on stage at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, the Hangar Theatre in New York, and many 30 Minute Musicals around LA and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. TV includes "Rosewood", "Jane the Virgin", "Pretty Little Liars", "Community", and most recently in Darren Criss' new show "Royalties for Quibi", as well as the upcoming features My Fiona and Natural Disasters. Ryan also writes and produces projects with his much more talented wife Kelly Walker.

Sam Pancake

Sam Pancake (Jonah Scriggs) is an actor, writer, improviser and comedian who grew up in Romney, WV. For nearly thirty years, he has been one of the very few openly gay continually working actors of his generation. He currently recurs on the hit ABC drama “A Million Little Things” and next year will recur on Season 3 of TBS’s “Search Party.” He has also guest-starred or recurred on numerous tv shows, including “Abby’s,” “Gilmore Girls,” “The Mick,” ”Parenthood," "Pushing Daisies," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Arrested Development," “Friends,” "Will & Grace," "Charmed," "West Wing," "NYPD Blue," and many more. Sam was a regular on two back-to-back critically acclaimed series, FOX's "Kitchen Confidential," with Bradley Cooper, and Lifetime's improv-based sitcom, "Lovespring International" with Jane Lynch and Wendi McLendon-Covey, which he also helped develop. He has appeared in dozens of commercials, a score of unaired tv pilots and many popular web-series, for which he has won online-awards: best actor for “PRETTY: The Series”, and best supporting actor for “Where The Bears Are” and “Paragon School For Girls”. HIs extensive film work includes Netflix’s “Dumplin’,” ”You're Killing Me," “Space Station 76” starring Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler (which he also co-wrote), ”The Hungover Games,” "Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3," "Over Her Dead Body," "Win A Date With Tad Hamilton!," "Legally Blonde 2," “Gia,” and the cult drag hit "Girls Will Be Girls." Sam has performed for years on LA stages in sketch, improv, storytelling and a wee bit of stand-up. He has written and regularly performs four different one-man shows: The Head Is Not Reliable about this unusual Appalachian childhood as a Pancake; Wasted On A Boy which covers his last thirty years as an out working actor in Hollywood; Hot Sticky and Sweet, a broad three-character comedy show; and Fritzie Zimmer in ‘What’s Left of Me!’ in which he plays the world’s oldest openly gay stand-up comedian and cabaret singer, Fritzie Zimmer. Yes, Pancake is his real last name.