staged reading of new musical
COLD TOFU, in collaboration with Center Theatre Group, presents staged readings of PRETENDO, a new 8-bit musical.
It's 1985, and Sally really wants to be accepted by the cool kids at the arcade. When Kendrick, the coolest one of all, finally notices her, Sally's world turns upside down. She is transported to the land of Arcadia, a magical 8-bit realm where she becomes the prophesied Space Warrior. Her mission is to help the Kingdom of Tari defeat the evil Tendo empire. It's a dream come true…until she learns that dying in Arcadia means game over, with no resets or continues.
Music and Lyrics by HOWARD HO
Book by HOWARD HO and JULLY LEE
Directed by JULLY LEE
Featuring Cold Tofu performers MICHAEL C. PALMA, DOREEN CALDERON and TIFFANY MUALEM
And special guest performers JESSICA RAU, BEN PALACIOS and KEVIN MATSUMOTO
TIME AND LOCATIONS
APRIL 17 at 6pm -- Benjamin Franklin Library | 2200 E First St, L.A., CA 90033
APRIL 18 at 6pm -- Malabar Library | 2801 Wabash Ave, L.A., CA 90033
APRIL 19 at 6pm -- Robert Louis Stevenson Library | 803 Spence St, L.A., CA 90023
running time: 50 min
Please allow plenty of time for parking
FAMILY FRIENDLY COMEDY SHOW 4/22
MARCUS EVANS presents a Family Friendly Comedy Show featuring COLD TOFU.
Come down and join us for this fun family-friendly fabulously fantastic FREE fomedy fow! -- COMEDY SHOW. Also featuring comedians Diana Darling, Cammy Aguilar and Improv Teams IDENTICAL FRIENDS and MAMACITAS.
SUNDAY, April 22, 2018 at 6pm
1607 N. Vermont | Los Angeles 90027
No cover, no drink minimum
SECOND CITY DIVERSITY SHOWCASE
COLD TOFU performs at the 2nd Annual Second City Diversity Showcase, splitting the hour with friends from ROOM TO IMPROV. Join us for an hour of short form improv - we'll make our tofu hot for you.
SATURDAY, October 21, 2017 at 2pm
SECOND CITY HOLLYWOOD
Brick Box Theatre, 2nd Floor
6560 Hollywood Blvd. | Hollywood, CA
Also performing: ROOM TO IMPROV
Running Time: 1 hour
Performing Cast: Doreen Calderon, Corinne Chooey, Tony Kim, Jully Lee, Victoria Tate
first improv show on 9/22
new performing cast performs together for the first time!
"cold tofu: pilot, episode 1"
For the first time in Cold Tofu's history, we have auditioned improvisors to join the main performing cast and we have put together the AWESOMEST group of improvisors. Join us on Sept 22 for a night of short form games and see us PERFORM TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! Admission includes a free opportunity drawing raffle ticket.
FRIDAY, September 22 at 8pm
Carrie Hamilton Theatre (upstairs from courtyard)
39 S. El Molino | Pasadena, CA 91101
Earlybird Online: $9 (discount available until 9/15)
At the Door: $12
Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cast: Doreen Calderon, Corinne Chooey, Tony Kim, Jully Lee, Matthew Nye, Victoria Tate, Emmett Ferguson, Angelie Meehan, and Kurt Yamamoto with musician Howard Ho
COLD TOFU ALUMNI SHOW 4/22
WE'RE BOILING IT BACK WITH THE OLDIES FROM THE 90'S-00'S
After 25 years of performing with Cold Tofu, Helen Ota will be retiring -- sadface/cry!!! We're sending her off by bringing back her compadres for her final show as a Core Performing Member.
Come check out all your favorite Cold Tofu'ers through the decades as we revisit Cold Tofu circa 1990's-2000's!
Starring your favorite Cold Tofu celebrities from years past: Helen Ota, Steve Brady, Robert Covarrubias, Denise Iketani and Aaron Takahashi... with SPECIAL GUESTS Marilyn Tokuda and Denice Kumagai!
Running Time: 75 minutes
Saturday, April 22, 2017
SFXC - Maryknoll Main Auditorium
222 S. Hewitt St. | Los Angeles 90012
Street parking and valet parking available - $5 with Cold Tofu validation | Valet parking entrance on 3rd St.