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Destiny Surrenders Productions

Destiny Surrenders Productions At Destiny Surrenders Productions we know your free time and leisure activities are important. We offer a diverse range of theatre performances to meet the cultural entertainment and recreational interests of our guests.

Our overall goal as a production company is to provide authentic and professional live theatre performances at all of our venues. This is the mission put forth by the Theatrical Producer/Director, and Writer, Destiny C. Fletcher-Dwyer.

Operating as usual

Happy Valentine's Day to our theatre family.Love you,DSP
02/15/2022

Happy Valentine's Day to our theatre family.
Love you,
DSP

New Year New Address
02/09/2022

New Year New Address

New Year New Keys!
02/09/2022

New Year New Keys!

To our family and friends near and far.  We wish you a very Merry Christmas filled with good health, laughter, joy, and ...
12/26/2021
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To our family and friends near and far. We wish you a very Merry Christmas filled with good health, laughter, joy, and love. Blessings for all the best to you and those you love for the coming new year.❤️❤️

12/08/2021

Bleeding Theatre-Hearts Surrender to Fate as We Embark into New Territory.

Recollections of the last decade scintillate my mind as if beckoning, no, bewitching me to keep going. Tempting as the echoes may be, hunting for the perfect building with ceilings high enough to accommodate stage lights, with fire sprinklers in place for safety, in a decent location with just enough foot/vehicle traffic so the public knows where we are … but not too much so as to have anyone (actor/parent/staff member, etc.) think twice about coming by; the hunt has proven fruitless. It is indeed time for the final curtain; to take a bow and say, ‘so long.’ How fitting that this is all happening at a time that is properly reserved for giving thanks and expressing gratitude. We are infinitely grateful to the Antelope Valley community for welcoming us and taking us in as one of your own. As newcomers to the area 10 years ago, we were looking for a theatre home, unsure of where we were or what sort of people called this place home. Who we found were strangers with open arms, ready to embrace us and readily take part in what we had to offer to the community. Friends we hadn’t met yet, until we did. Whether it was on stage, in a coffee shop on the boulevard, in fellowship at church, or in line in a supermarket, we were made to feel at home. Speaking of theatre homes, stages, and friends…..we had a blast. What a privilege, and how blessed we were to have been given favor to work with young (and not so young😊) impressionable children (and adults alike) on such fun (sometimes serious), delightful, message-driven, thought-provoking, and wonderful shows! It was an exquisite honor, an experience that will stay with us for the rest of our lives.

But alas! Geoffrey Chaucer insists that all good things must come to an end. As we have relocated and now reside in Beverly Hills, Ca., the practical course of action is to relocate our theatre home accordingly. This saddens us, particularly because our current community appears to be floating in an abundance of arts activities (An embarrassment of riches, quite frankly.). Nonetheless, Destiny Surrenders Productions will be opening its doors once more come January 5th, 2022.

Before we start on that next chapter, however, we would be amiss if we didn’t express our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you who took any part in actualizing the dream that is Destiny Surrenders Productions. There are so many who have already moved on but were incredibly instrumental in making the dream work, and must therefore be mentioned. The late Mr. Wayne Berry and his dear wife Margaret Harris Berry for making space. Margaret, I am so deeply sorry to read of Wayne's passing. My heart aches for you and the family. Sending prayers up for comfort and peace during this very difficult time. Nathan, Allison Marie Alverdi, Douglas Stevens, Quentin Ice-breaker Winston, Alejandra Sandoval, Crystal Schumacher, J.C- Juan Carlos, Alyssa Mak, Joana Buchholz, thank you all very much for lending your magnificent talents to the Antelope Valley chapter of what has so far been a thrilling journey. Ms. April and George of Daisy's Costumes, thank you for always helping the young actors get into characters by getting into your fabulous costumes. Thank you! Your hard work was not lost on us.

To everyone else we had the pleasure of getting to know, if you happen to have played a role (whether backstage, tech, on stage, or otherwise) in any of the following shows:
*Glimpses of a Modest Life
*Grace’s Anthony
*Patching Up Tomorrow with Yesterday’s Pieces
*Age of Grace
*Lessons Learned
*Boo Barry’s Burial Ground
*Bully-Free Zone
*Kill’em with Kindness
*Valentine’s Last Dance
*All Give Some but Some Give All
*Our Neighbor’s Child is in Forster Care
*Ms. Banister’s Class
*Princess Whatsername
*Enchanted Sleeping Beauty
*Aladdin and His Wonderful Magical Lamp
*The Emperor’s New Clothes
*Pocahontas
*The Best of Both Worlds
*Mirror Image
*The Pies Piper
*Enchanted Bookshop Musical
*Aboard the Dream Train
*A Midsummer Camp’s Dream, thank you!
ACAVEC’s semi-annual one-act play festivals were near and dear to our hearts. After working with some extraordinarily talented people, it was crystal clear that the community was hungry for an outlet. The answers came in the form of ACAVEC’s open mic nights, One-act plays Competition Festivals, and Musical Theatre Summer Camps. Through those platforms, we enjoyed Craig Tappa’s “Precinct 5150”, China Franklin’s “The Many Faces of Agnes Johnson”, and Glynis Fuller’s “A Sticky Situation”. Trinity Marino & Kate Checkwood joined their brilliant creative brains and debuted “Shadow: A Social Anxiety Story”. Not to be upstaged by his own daughter, Andy Marino granted us a glimpse at some of the thoughts that may bombard the mind of an individual living with ADHD in his “Life Imperfect”. Brent Lark wrote and produced “Sitch” and his then 9-yr old daughter Tehya Mae wrote “The Adventures of Leo & Jack”. It is easy to see that the community had plenty to express! There were so many, many more. We are going to miss it all!

Craig Tappa’s “The President’s Little Angel” debuted on the ACAVEC stage, as did “Message in a Garment” by DeNaeya Brown.
Our last Musical Theatre Summer Camp (2021) at ACAVEC was quite memorable; it unveiled works of young budding writers such as “Mystery Murder” by Tayelor Bermudez, Desiree Claiborne, & Aman Glasgow; “The Bond Beyond Blood” by Ora Glasgow &Darcel Watley’ and “The Thing I Didn’t Tell Her”, by Inca Glasgow and Taylor Victoria Gadsden. It was the best possible way to a final curtain. Thank you Jowail Mbarkeh and Jaylee Vogel for all your help with summer camp! DSP’s Musical Theatre Summer camps were something wonderous; and speaking of new horizons, the Glasgow family participated in at least one summer camp session every single year, and they will be dearly missed. Die allerbesten Wünsche an die Familie, wenn Sie ein neues Kapitel in Portugal beginnen

Because we operated ACAVEC like a community space, we had the profound pleasure of welcoming and facilitating such classics as “Little Johnny Jones”, “The Importance of Being Ernest”, “A Winter’s Tale”, “Rape of the Belt” and “Antigone”, all produced by A.V.on Shakespeare and directed by the company’s founder, Glynis Fuller.
We watched Zebra (AV’s best Improv Comedy group, led by Chris Murphy and later passed down to Brittney Pettus and Daniel Meza) grow and blossom into a dynamic and spectacular entertainment troupe.
Kelsey Kiefer and Stage 28, Tiffany Poitevint Humphreys and Just Dance, Sam Middleton and the Untamed Babes, Nancy Gutierrez, and La Love Burlesque & Cabaret, and Amped were just a few of the many different troupes we enjoyed hosting regularly at ACAVEC. Thank you for choosing our theatre home for your performances. We wish you all continued success and prosperity!
We are fortunate to have found people so special that it makes saying ‘good-bye” a very difficult thing. But then we are reminded that “if you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Paulo Coelho And on a "good traffic day", we're only about 2 hours away and we enjoy having friends over. So plan a visit!

~Farewell friends,
Destiny Surrenders Productions.

07/13/2021

Dancing notes curl through the air as the orchestra warms up. The house lights dim and the murmurs of the audience quiet to an anticipatory hush. A spotlight appears, illuminating a stage left dark for far too long.

Theatre is back.

In the coming months, with a little bit of those two words that should never be spoken in a theatre, more shows and auditions are sure to arise. A few companies, however, have revived postponed productions and begun new ones.

RECENT PRODUCTIONS

Destiny Surrenders Productions / ACAVEC
Location: ACAVEC, 858 W Jackman St, Lancaster CA 93534
Website: acavec.com

Summer Camp Showcase
Date(s): Saturday, June 26th at 5:00pm

After three weeks of rehearsals and writing, students presented three of their own short plays as well as performing in an original play by Destiny Fletcher-Dwyer. This allegorical play, Aboard The Dream Train, brought us to a fantastical City and Forest, divided by a generation of misunderstanding, where two young girls found a kinship in the past and hope for the future.

AUDITIONS
The Ties That Bind, a musical by Destiny Fletcher-Dwyer
Audition Dates: Thursday, July 15th, 4:00 – 7:00pm and Tuesday, July 20th, 4:00 – 7:00pm
Location: ACAVEC, 858 W Jackman St, Lancaster CA 93534
Phone: (866) 662-7895

Destiny Surrenders Productions will be holding auditions to cast all roles in The Ties That Bind, an original by Destiny Fletcher-Dwyer, which is a tale about two young adults displaced during the gentrification of Potato-Isle, the place their families called home for generations.

List of Characters
SAKARI NETOMPAS – 14 plus-year-old Native American farm girl.
HELUSHKA TAKODA – 17 plus-year-old Native American boy in town.
QUANAH – Sakari’s long-suffering, overly cautious mother.
WANIKIYA – Sakari’s grandmother.
ANTINANCO – Sakari’s grandfather.
SARAH NAKAI – Helushka’s mom.
CALDWELL BILAGAANA – Helushka’s dad.
ESMOND – Helushka’s security attendant
MAITANE – Esmond’s wife and head housekeeper.
ELIZA – Maiden # 1, about 14 years of age
STEPHANIE – Maiden # 2, about 14 years of age
OMARIAH – Maiden # 3, also about 14 years of age

Looking for musical theatre actors between the ages of 14 and 40. For your audition, please prepare a dramatic monologue no longer than three minutes. The roles of SAKARI NETOMPAS, HELUSHKA TAKODA, and all three Maidens require singing. Please prepare up to 32 bars of a song that shows your range.
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Monsters Anonymous by Debra A. Cole
Audition Dates: Thursday, July 15th, 4:00 – 7:00pm and Tuesday, July 20th, 4:00 – 7:00pm
Location: ACAVEC, 858 W Jackman St, Lancaster CA 93534

Monsters have problems too. The world sees them as vicious and mean creatures, but deep down inside, they have issues like everybody else. They just want to be loved, supported, and understood. Monsters Anonymous support group may just be the answer to monster problems.

DSP will be looking to cast actors between the ages of 9 and 13 years of age. Actors will be asked to cold read slides from the script.

List of Characters
VAMPIRE – (M/F) allergic to blood - is always thirsty
WEREWOLF – (M) looks human - suffers from severe hair loss
GHOST – (M) young ghost - stutters - can’t get words out
WITCH – (F) bad cook - her potions never come out correctly
ZOMBIE – (M/F) monotone speaker - vegetarian - doesn’t want to eat brains
THERAPIST – (M/F) human - new to therapy with monsters

The above-mentioned one acts will be joined by “Lessons Learned”, another original by Destiny Fletcher-Dwyer, to mount the stage the weekend of September 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2021.
Tickets to the three one acts $15 - General / $12 - Seniors, military & 13<

Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 – 7:00pm
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Feud of the Finklesteins
Location: ACAVEC, 858 W Jackman St, Lancaster CA 93534

Feud of the Finklesteins is a comedy farce set in Victory era England. Sir Reginald Finklestein and Sir Cedric Finklestein, bankers at Finklestein & Company, a UK private banking arm of the Royal Bank of England, are brothers with vastly different personalities, appearances and morals. When a vacancy opens for the highly coveted appointment of Royal Exchequer for the English Crown, that's when the heads starting rolling.

There are still openings in the cast. We need an actor, male and female, young or older, to portray one of the Auditors (supporting role), and a voice over actor (male or female, young or older) to portray the wise-cracking Parrot that is perched on Priscilla's shoulder throughout the show. We also need an actor (male, older) to portray Frederick Finklestein (small but critical role of the patriarch of the Finklestein family). British accents are a must (except the Parrot voice overs).

If interested in auditioning, contact Craig Tappa at [email protected]
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DSP’S Fall One Act Play Festival Competition
Festival Dates: November 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2021
Accepting Submissions: August 2nd – August 26th.
Location: ACAVEC, 858 W Jackman St, Lancaster CA 93534
Phone: (866) 662-7895

Festival rules and regulations will be posted on acavec.com on Friday, July 23rd.
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Between Faith & Desiree by China Franklin
Audition Dates: Saturday, July 17th, 2021, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Location: ACAVEC, 858 W Jackman St, Lancaster CA 93534

Between Faith & Desiree tells the story of three women who grew up in the church singing gospel music. We meet them as adults and best friends who have decided to take their talents to the world of R & B music. But the road to secular fame and fortune is not easy, the girls begin to have second thoughts about leaving gospel music, when they encounter a man who promises to give them all that they desire. Unfortunately for the group, this man turns out to be the devil in disguise. One by one Lucifer destroys their dreams and the group. Yet good conquers evil and through their faith in God the Devil is beaten.

Open casting call. Actors must bring a 3 min prepared monologue. Musically, this an unaccompanied audition, singers must bring their own music on a flash drive. You will be photographed for reference.

List of Characters:
MELONIE: Member of the group Desire, Sassy, fun loving & must sing
VANNESA: Member of Desire, Mellow, peace keeper & must sing
SHARON: Member of Desire, Crumpy, suspicious & must sing
OSWALD: The devil in disguise
DANTE: Demon working for the devil
DONAVAN: Demon working for the devil/ must be short
SISTA BETTY: Mother of the church and mentor to Desire & must sing
REV. WOODS: Voice heard from off stage only
YOUNG MELONIE: One song during flash back
YOUNG VANNESA: One song during flash back
YOUNG SHARON: One song during flash back
LITTLE MAN: THE Devils next victim
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The Enchantment of Beauty and The Beast, the Musical
Show Dates: December 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, & 12th.
Tickets: $18 - General / $15 - Seniors, military & 15<
Audition Dates: Saturday, September 11th, 10:00am – 12 noon and Sunday, September 12th, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Location: ACAVEC, 858 W Jackman St, Lancaster CA 93534
Phone: (866) 662.7895

Destiny Surrenders Productions will hold auditions to cast for The Enchantment of Beauty and The Beast – The Musical, book by Vera Morris and music by Bill Francoeur.

We all know the story of the prince who is cursed to be a ’beast’ until he learns to love. Well, in this enchanting version, a poor widowed woman plucks a forbidden rose from the Beast’s property. Though he sentences the woman to death, Beast allows her to first say good-bye to her family. Her third daughter, Beauty, goes to the Beast and promises to stay if her mother’s life is spared. Of course, Beast falls in love with Beauty, but can he change enough for Beauty to ever love him? You will be captivated by both the script and the score, filled with nine dazzling musical numbers.

Calling all musical theatre actors 14 years of age and older.
Male and female, all races, some experience helpful but not a deal breaker.

Please prepare 32 bars of an up-tempo Broadway style song of your choice to perform at the audition. You MUST provide/bring your own instrumental/karaoke music for use at the audition.
Look out for more regarding the September auditions in our August & September newsletters.

UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS
Palmdale Repertory Theater
Location: Online
Website: facebook.com/PalmdaleRep

A Killer Party (A New Musical)
Date(s): October TBA
Tickets: TBA

Presented over Zoom, this murder mystery will stream in October (exact dates TBD). It centers on a group of actors who gather for a read through and, instead, find themselves at the center of a far more bloody drama.
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AVC
Location: Online
Website: www.facebook.com/Antelope-Valley-College-Theatre-Arts-Department-109879925723158/

Reflections: A Look Back (Original Works by Students of AVC)
Date(s): July 23rd and 24th at 7pm, July 25th at 2pm
Tickets: Free on YouTube

This collection of original works will showcase both students’ writing and acting skills, and will stream live for all three performances.
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Lancaster Performing Arts Center (LPAC)
Location: LPAC, 750 W Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, CA 93534
Website: https://www.lpac.org/season.php?type=0

Brian Regan Standup
Date(s): Sunday, August 29th at 7:00pm
Tickets: $79-$54

The FABBA Show
Date(s): Friday, September 17, 2021 at 8:00pm
Tickets: $49-$29, $10 Youth

LPAC will be kicking off their season with a performance by stand-up comedian, Brain Regan. Next up, in September, The FABBA Show plays a nostalgic tribute to ABBA. For LPAC’s full schedule of upcoming performances, please visit their website.
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Cedar Street Theater
Location: LPAC, 750 W Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, CA 93534
Website: cedarstreettheatre.com

The Cherry Orchard
Dates: November 5th - November 7th
Tickets: TBA

Cedar Street is reviving their production of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, originally slated for spring of last year. Set in Russia at the turn of the century, this play examines the impact social change has on people of different classes and pasts.

AROUND LA

Canyon Theatre Guild
Location: 24242 Main Street, Newhall, CA 91321
Website: canyontheatre.org

Pride & Prejudice
Date(s): July TBA
Tickets: $20, $17 Youth/Seniors

Suite Surrender
Date(s): July TBA
Tickets: $20, $17 Youth/Seniors

Beauty and the Beast Jr
Date(s): July 10th, 11th, 17th, & 18th
Tickets: Not Listed

From classics to historical farces, Newhall’s Canyon Theatre Guild has something for everyone. Keep an eye on their website for exact performance dates in the coming days.
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Theatricum Botanicum
Location: 1419 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga, CA 90290
Website: theatricum.com

Julius Caesar
Date(s): July 10th – October 30th
Tickets: $60 Premium, $42-$26 Adult, $25-$15 Seniors/Students/Teachers/Veterans, $10 Youth (5 - 15)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Date(s): July 11th – November 7th
Tickets: $60 Premium, $42-$26 Adult, $25-$15 Seniors/Students/Teachers/Veterans, $10 Youth (5 - 15)

The Last, Best Small Town – WORLD PREMIERE
Date(s): July 31st – November 6th
Tickets: $60 Premium, $42-$26 Adult, $25-$15 Seniors/Students/Teachers/Veterans, $10 Youth (5 - 15)

This picturesque outdoor venue in Topanga Canyon features both Shakespearean classics and, starting in July, the world premiere of a brand new play.
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Independent Shakespeare Co.
Location: Griffith Park’s Old Zoo, 4801 Griffith Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Website: iscla.org/summer-2021

The Tempest
Date(s): August 7 - September 5
Tickets: Donation Based, Reservations Needed

With their permanent stage under construction, this summer’s Shakespeare in the Park will be a little further up the hill from its usual spot overlooking the Old Zoo. This year, they will present Shakespeare’s tale of shipwrecks, sorcerers, and strange spirits to a socially distanced audience.
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Please contact us if you know of other productions, either staging or holding auditions, which are not listed above.

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Beverly Hills, CA
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Destiny Surrenders Productions wishes you the very best this wonderful New Year has to offer!
Missed the AUDITIONS last week? Here is your one last opportunity. THURS. NOV. 8th, 5 - 7pm
A wonderful and Happy Mother's Day to all the fabulous moms! You work so hard to take care of your family every single day. To the world you're a mother, but to your family you're the world. Thank you for giving of yourself so selflessly and so completely. From me (Destiny), everyone at Destiny Surrenders Productions, Arbor Court Antelope Valley Entertainment Center - ACAVEC -, we're excited to celebrate YOU today. Thank you for all you do.
Wishing you all the love and joy your heart can hold. .....From our family to yours!
“It’s not in the book or in the writer that readers discern the truth of what they read; they see it in themselves, if the light of truth has penetrated their minds.” ~ Augustine of Hippo
Learn to appreciate every moment of every day🎈🧡
Destiny has taken this place and turned into a massively creative and magical experience for the community & my son. Thanks to Destiny and her husband for creating an outlet for our children. I give her 5 stars & an Oscar,plus an academy award !!! We love your family for helping our kids the camp was absolutely the best!!!