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Daughters of Our Mothers (Broad)

Since the late ’90s, The Sapphire Sisters’ Daughters of Our Mothers Festival has provided an annual opportunity for female-identifying musicians to find strength in harmony and sisterhood in song. And after a smash Eastside run this spring, the Sisters are bringing their message of unity and resistance to the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica on October 7.

In addition to the Sapphire Sisters — Jenna (Jen Burton) and Raina (Martha Marion) — and their band, the night will feature some fabulous artist guests, including angry rocker Kenzi LaChappelle (Lauren Flans), tender folk duo Heron & the Hen (Jamie Hultgren and Ryan Harrison), and cerebral singer-songwriter January Schonfeld (Leslie Korein). And the coming together of this sacred community of esoteric musicians may never have been so important as it is this year. Just read the news, you guys. Now is a time for us to be marching, joining hands, setting cop cars on fire, and above all lifting our voices to sing. Because whether you’re a son, a daughter, a sister, a grandmother, or a father – we’re all daughters of our mothers.

TWO PERFORMANCES, ONE NIGHT!

Saturday, October 7
7:00pm & 9:30pm

The Broad Stage (The Edye)*
1310 11th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

$35 – Get Tickets

* The Edye is the more intimate of the two theaters at the Broad, and the only one named for a woman, philanthropist Edye Broad, whose spirit and artistic temperament we will be channeling as we burn the patriarchy to the ground. Both spaces are located at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center.

The Sapphire Sisters are a creation of Lost Moon Radio. The Daughters of Our Mothers Festival features performances by Jen Burton, Martha Marion, Lauren Flans, Leslie Korein, Lauren Ludwig, Jamie Hultgren, Ryan Harrison, Frank Smith, Dan Oster, Michael Wells, and Dylan Ris. Written by Frank Smith, Ryan Harrison, and Jamie Hultgren. Original songs by Dylan Ris, Michael Wells, Ryan Harrison, Frank Smith, and Lauren Flans. Sound design by Dave McKeever. Lighting design by Brandon Baruch. Produced by Gaalan Michaelson. Directed by Lauren Ludwig.

Complete Human Experience Next Live Show

Finally, the full breadth of the human journey, conveniently condensed into sixty minutes of sketch comedy and original music.

It’s Lost Moon Radio presents THE COMPLETE HUMAN EXPERIENCE.

Join Lost Moon Radio host Jupiter Jack as he guides us through every stage of life on earth: Birth, Middle School, Tinder Dating, Marriage, Conscious Uncoupling, Realizing You’re A Republican Now, Death. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll leave with a complete understanding of what it means to live a life on earth. And then stick around for dollar-off drinks at the bar!

August 3rd – 5th

The Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Cafe
2106 Hyperion Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Doors open at 7:30pm and show starts promptly at 8:00pm.

The Lyric is open before the show starts so stop by early for happy hour till 7:30 each night. Get there early and enjoy happy hour drink prices and $1 off drinks all night after each show.

Tickets: $18.00

Stay after the show for wine and beer and casual conversation.

Lost Moon Radio presents The Complete Human Experience features performances by Jen Burton, Lauren Flans, Ryan Harrison, Dan Mahoney, Dan Oster, Frank Smith, Dylan Ris, Michael Wells, and Will Greenberg as Jupiter Jack. Written by Frank Smith, Ryan Harrison, Dylan Ris, and Dan Oster. Songs by Dylan Ris, Michael Wells, Ryan Harrison, Frank Smith, Rich Ramberg, and Duke Doyle. Lighting design by Brandon Baruch. Sound design by Dave McKeever. Choreography by Lauren Ludwig. Stage Managed by Jonas Newhouse. Produced by Gaalan Michaelson. Directed by Kat Vondy.

The Sapphire Sisters

Since the late ’90s, The Sapphire Sisters’ Daughters of Our Mothers Festival has provided an annual opportunity for female-identifying musicians to find strength in harmony and sisterhood in song. And the coming together of this sacred community of esoteric folk musicians may never have been so important as it is this year. Just read the news, you guys. Now is a time for us to be marching, joining hands, setting cop cars on fire, and above all lifting our voices to sing. Because whether you’re a son, a daughter, a sister, a grandmother, or a father – we’re all daughters of our mothers.

This year’s line-up includes headliners The Sapphire Sisters, with special guests January Schonfeld and more!

THREE SHOWS ONLY!
March 16 – 18
Lyric Hyperion Theatre & Cafe
2106 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

7:30PM – doors open!
8:00PM – show starts
(The Lyric Hyperion is open early – stop by for a drink before the show!)

GENERAL ADMISSION: $18
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: $13 (available until 2/21)

“These harmonies fight fascists”
$1 of each ticket sold will go toward supporting the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

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The Sapphire Sisters are a creation of Lost Moon Radio and the festival features the talents of Jen Burton, Martha Marion, Lauren Flans, Leslie Korein, Lauren Ludwig, Jamie Hultgren, Ryan Harrison, Frank Smith, Dan Oster, Mikey Wells, Dylan Ris, Brandon Baruch, Dave McKeever, and Tori Lyon.

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La Weekly has named And the Drum — the immersive, experimental theater and dance production co-written by Lost Moon Radio’s own Lauren Ludwig and Martha Marion, produced by Monica Miklas, and based on Martha’s poetry — as one of the five “coolest and most creative experimental” works produced in Los Angeles in 2016. Nice! So let the record show, it’s not all novelty songs and yuk-’em-ups from Lost Moon company members. Sometimes they also make avant-garde theater, and when they do, it is ACCLAIMED.

You can read the full write-up here.

After 146 years, we finally have a Little Women the way it was meant to be seen: live on stage in Hollywood with Lauren Flans playing Jo March.

WOMEN is the New York hit that won Best Comedy at this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival and is now returning to The Asylum Theatre for a limited run. This fast paced comedy is a mash-up of Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women and HBO’s critically acclaimed Girls, delivering a smartly crafted and hilarious 55-minute show.

Note: The show is sure to be excellent every night, but die-hard Lauren Flans fans (“flans”) should note that she will not be appearing in the 9/13 and 9/27 performances.

The show opens on Sept.5th and tickets are $15: http://womentheshow.com/. (There’s also a preview on Thursday, Sept.4th, to which you can obtain half-price $7.50 tickets with the code “preview”: http://bit.ly/bethdies)

WOMEN is written by Chiara Atik, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, and directed by Stephanie Ward.  In addition to Lauren, the cast features Erika Rankin, Jacquie Walters,  Brigitte Valdez, Chris Farrah, Clayton Farris, Joseph Patrick O’Malley, Ben Moroski, and J.B. Waterman.  Plus lighting design by Lost Moon Radio’s own Brandon Baruch!

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We’re headed to the always fabulous Hollywood Fringe Festival for our fourth year, and we’re bringing a brand-new show: Million Dollar Hair. Come celebrate the life and death of fictional music icon Bernie Schonfeld in this unforgettable tribute concert. Over five decades in the industry, the groundbreaking music producer, record label owner, and amateur homeopath made history with his nontraditional taste and unforgettable haircut. Learn of his adventures (and scandals!) from the rock stars, legends, and family members who knew Bernie best in this song (and joke!) filled evening. If you combined Dylan going electric with the premiere of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and poured it over the Beatles at Shea Stadium, that event wouldn’t be half as big as Million Dollar Hair.

Needless to say, we’re super excited to be returning to the festival where we nabbed two “Best of Comedy” awards and the 2012 “Top of the Fringe” prize. Get your tickets now for one of our nine performances!

Fringe Freak AwardSaturday June 7 2014, 8:00 PM
Sunday June 08 2014, 6:00 PM
Friday June 13 2014, 8:00 PM
Saturday June 14 2014, 9:45 PM
Friday June 20 2014, 8:00 PM
Saturday June 21 2014, 9:45 PM
Sunday June 22 2014, 5:30 PM
Friday June 27 2014, 8:00 PM
Saturday June 28 2014, 5:30 PM

All performances are at the Hudson Backstage, 6539 Santa Monica Boulevard.

Tickets are $18. (Discounts available for Fringe participants and anybody with a Fringe button. See details on the Hollywood Fringe website.)



Tickets to our all-new live show go on sale today!

From our first paper route to our last retirement party, we humans love to work. Also, we have to for sustenance. Come join Jupiter Jack and Lost Moon Radio’s joke-filled exploration of the rat race in Lost Moon Radio Gets a Job.

This new full-length episode runs Fridays & Saturdays, March 21 - April 12 at The Hudson Backstage (home of the Comedy Central stage) in Hollywood, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. LA, CA 90038. We're also taking the show west of the 405 for a special, one-night-only performance at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica on Sunday, April 6th. And we'll be joined each night by an opening comic, with an amazing line-up that includes Ahmed Bharoocha, Rob Gleeson, Paul Cibis, Ryan O'Flanagan, Galloway Allbright, Benji Aflalo, and Richard Bain.

Sketches! Songs! Spreadsheets!

Lost Moon Radio Gets a Job. Cast: Jen Burton, Lauren Flans, Dan Oster, Frank Smith and Connor White. Band: Michael “Mikey” Wells, Brenton Kossak, David Richman, Dylan Ris, Matt Hayes, and Eric Kalver. Songs by Dylan Ris, Ryan Harrison, Frank Smith, Michael Wells, Dan Oster, Rich Ramberg, and Duke Doyle. Sketches and Jupiter Jack material by Martha Marion, Frank Smith, Ryan Harrison, Dan Oster, Dylan Ris, Paul Cibis, Jeff Stone, and Duke Doyle. Additional contributions by Isaac Laskin, Kat Vondy, Mason Flink, Leslie Korein and Galloway Allbright. Stage Manager: Hayley Waters. Lighting Designer: Brandon Baruch. Lighting Assistant: Ben Durham. Sound Designer & Engineer: David McKeever. Music Director: Dylan Ris. Vocal Director: Michael “Mikey” Wells. Produced by David McKeever & Monica Miklas. Directed by Lauren Ludwig.

Special Thanks to Brooke Seguin, Tom DeTrinis, and 30 Minute Musicals; Ken Wells & Chris Benson; Johnny Clark & VS. Theatre Company; Diavolo Dance Theatre; Sue Ellen & Loc Waters; James Asmus; Matt McKenna; John Miklas; Gianna Masi; Will Greenberg; Rich Ramberg; Hudson Theatres; Theatre Asylum; and Mackenzie Halfhide.

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