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BUCKET LIST THEATRE

Amanda is the Founder and Artistic Director of Bucket List Theatre, a small and mighty group of actors and creatives making fun, fresh, exciting theatre. Bucket List Theatre

has been named a Stage Raw "Top Ten" & "Recommended", a Better Lemons

"Must-See" and received the Hollywood Fringe "Encore! Producers' Award".

BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Amanda Conlon: The Actor, Singer and Director

Who Created Bucket List Theatre

Playbill: The New Los Angeles Theatre Company Catering to

Everyone’s “Bucket List”

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SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
*LA TIMES 99 SEAT BEAT *
* BETTER LEMONS100% SWEET *
*LAIST AWESOME THINGS TO DO *
*LA WEEKLY BEST SPOOKY EVENTS *
* A BROADWAY WORLD FAVORITE SHOW *
"Silence! hits its targets from all angles...staging the movement with dead-on timing."  
- Stage & Cinema
"This is such a brilliant show. Bucket List Theatre can do no wrong with this production. Casting every role so extraordinarily well. Funny, smart, inventive and full brilliance from the performers. I absolutely loved it!" - NoHo Arts District
"There isn't a moment missed, nor scene ignored in this brightly-paced lavish extravaganza. That has a lot to do with the Director, Choreographer and Production Designer, Amanda Conlon. There is a ton of choreography that they all ably and unmitigatedly perform, catching all the nuances to each style. The choreography alone gave me great pleasure and enjoyment. The songs were clever, inventive and funny, always moving the plot along with intent. Bravo to Amanda Conlon for such attention to detail and imparting this to the entire cast. It pays off, and is not easily accomplished."
- Broadway World
"The presentation is strictly bare-board, which highlights the cleverness and the silliness of the show of which the evening abounds with excess...non-stop snickers and chortles." - TVolution
"SILENCE! THE MUSICAL is the trick to treat!" - Accessibly Live Off-Line
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THE SURVEILLANCE TRILOGY
* BETTER LEMONS100% SWEET *

"Playwright Leda Siskind’s evening of one-acts, directed by Amanda Conlon, commences with a touching two-hander between a closeted McCarthy-era professor who is more fearful of being outed as gay than he is of having his subversive associations revealed. The second play revolves around the mysterious internal injuries suffered by American diplomats stationed at the Cuban embassy in Havana, as a CIA doctor tries to convince one of the sufferers that her symptoms are psychosomatic. And lastly, a comically intrusive Alexa-like virtual assistant plays mind games on a colorfully unstable family. Whether playfully or poignantly rendered, the characters share a pervasive and justifiable paranoia. The fearful professor and his yearning wife start things off on a serious note, yet Siskind also has a knack for the lighthearted, as demonstrated by her closing play’s scathing sendup of our tech-dependent society. Most fascinating, however, is her rigorously fact-based account of the Havana Syndrome, ailments the State Department still attributes to “high-pitched crickets.” - LA Times

 

"The world premiere of Leda Siskind’s thought provoking, topical The Surveillance Trilogy is so perfectly timed. Trilogy is well-acted and directed by Amanda Conlon and is highly recommended for thoughtful theatergoers who cherish food for thought and love serious, intelligent drama." - Ed Rampell, Free Press

"THE SURVEILLANCE TRILOGY is a thought-provoking investigation of some of the big questions of our time. Directed by Amanda Conlon, the play probably asks more questions than it answers. This is an entertaining peek at the unanswered queries which might point to people listening in on our personal and very secret lives. A favorite topic for conspiracy theorists, THE SURVEILLANCE TRILOGY is sure to pique the interest of every audience member." - Elaine Mura, Splash Magazine

"An eye opener." - Rich Borrowy, Accessibly Live Offline

 

"A searing and thought-provoking new drama, The Surveillance Trilogy, written by the talented Leda Siskind and well directed by Amanda Conlon. The cast in all 3 pieces are wonderful...an intriguing suspenseful trilogy...startling and strong...a must see production." - Harrison Held, Scene Around Town 

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BUCKET LIST CABARET

* A BROADWAY WORLD FAVORITE SHOW *

"Featuring an eclectic mix of sexy, DARK & DIRTY show tunes and comedy songs, Bucket List Cabaret, the brain-child of Amanda Conlon invaded Three Clubs with an explosively entertaining evening of musical fun that kept its audience laughing from start to finish. I am not exactly sure how Ms. Conlon found (or perhaps created) such an amazing mix of naughty tunes, but I can say each one kept me laughing at the unexpected language and subject matter throughout the entire show. All of these enthusiastic performers seemed to be having the time of their lives onstage together, and I can only wonder how they managed to keep from laughing themselves at many of the lyrics! Do catch this DARK & DIRTY and incredibly fun show the next time Bucket List Cabaret brings it to a theater in the greater Los Angeles area." - Shari Barrett, Broadway World 

"You guys are amazing!" - Three Clubs

AUDIENCES ARE SAYING:

"You are all awesome!! I laughed until I peed my pants ya’ll are so hilarious and fun to watch!!! Thank you for such an intelligent fun bawdy show." 

"What a great show. Great voices and tremendous talent. Thank you to the whole Bucket List Cabaret. I haven't laughed that much in ages." 

"Blown away by the talent last night."

"Such a hilarious show!" 

"I like your shows better than Broadway. Everything you touch turns to gold." 

 

"What a talented group! Thank you all for a fun filled night of impressive and hilarious entertainment." 

"Still laughing after seeing Bucket List Cabaret tonight!" 

 

"I think my cheeks still hurt this morning from all the laughter you created" 

"Felt like we were back in New York - just the night we needed." 

"Bravo! All you guys were awesome last night. So glad I went!" 

"This is exactly what I needed - thank you for the laughs!"

"The best cabaret I've seen, I was entertained the whole time!" 

"Omg! Was amazing! The talent was incredible - great job! They should tour!" 

"We had such a fun night!"

"You are a force. Strong song material. All great singers and performers. We’re bonafide Bucket List Fans!" 

ALL IN THE TIMING
* STAGE RAW TOP TEN & RECOMMENDED *

"Playfulness and the unexpected inform this sextet of one-acts by David Ives.

An intellectual tickler that serves up a lot of laughs." - Lovell Estell III, Stage Raw

AUDIENCES ARE SAYING:

"We really enjoyed All in the Timing. It was an impressive cast and smartly staged. Really nice work all around."

"AMAZING Show!!!!!!!" ​

"Hilarious. Creative, witty and fun." 

"Great show!" ​

"LOVED their work!" 

"Go. Just go." 

"I just wanted to tell you again how much I enjoyed All in the Timing. Definitely a great way to spend the afternoon. Thank you again!"

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MISSMATCH
* ENCORE PRODUCERS AWARD *
* BETTER LEMONS MUST SEE MUSICAL *

CERTIFIED FRINGE REVIEWS:

"Superior, perceptive comedy about dating. I would like to see a sequel." 

"This show is a delight! My musical theatre loving heart exploded into a thousand comedy and tragedy mask emojis. This show is completely silly and totally feels sincere and that is a fantastic combo! If there is an award for an amazing ensemble I nominate these guys. The ensemble involvement tight, consistent, dynamic and really made this feel authentic." 

"Go see this show! Hilarious and incredibly clever, Amanda Conlon has managed to create something entirely relatable, funny and feel-good! Great cast and a fun show! This show is a hit! I had a blast!" 

"An absolute must must see! So creative and funny and charming and had me in tears by the end. I loved it in every way! Hilarious! Very talented cast and writing! Loved!!"

"Amanda Conlon’s witty lyrics were on point. A charming and clever musical parody with excellent comedic timing. A must see for all of you musical theatre lovers out there!" 

"Brilliant. Everyone around me, including myself, was laughing and enjoying themselves. So, so well done. I haven’t stopped talking about this show since I saw it. Hilarious. Smart. Brilliantly written and performed. I could have watched it for hours." 

"Excellent show, great writing. Extremely enjoyable and entertaining. Clever and compelling. All musical parody shows should take note...a wonderful treat." 

"So fun!!! I cracked up almost the whole time, choreography was especially funny. What a great show and time we had!!! Go see this show!!!" 

"From beginning to end the show was rock solid. It was hilarious, as quick witted as it was quick paced. For anyone who has dated in the modern age, this is a must see." 

"The story was so relatable and well-written. LOVED this show. Bucket List Theater is definitely a group that delivers!"

"The star is charming, the supporting cast is top-notch and the material is oh so timely. This was a feel-good show that left me smiling!"

"So fun and enjoyable! Clever lyrics. The ensemble was wonderful and I’d recommend anyone go see this show if they’re looking for a good time!" 

"It was joyful, engaging, and completely relevant. I literally had to hold my stomach from laughing so hard. It is a must see and a barrel of fun!"

"I had no idea that I would enjoy this show as much as I did! It was very funny, topical, and creative."

"Lots of charisma with this cast. Super funny with strong lyrics, it’s one of my favorite musicals at the Fringe. I couldn’t stop laughing and smiling throughout. Super fun show!" 

"I really enjoyed MISSMATCH! Great writing. Yay women writers!!!! Great directing, the cast was solid." 

"Such a great show!! Fun and light-hearted with a great message. See this show!" 

"I loved how clever and sharp the show was. The music and choreography were so funny and smart and everyone was on point throughout! Incredibly smart and witty and so relatable. There were plenty of times that I laughed out loud. Great show!" 

"Oh my goodness. It was absolutely engaging. Missmatch is very funny and endearing." 

"Missmatch is hilarious!! Must see." 

"Surprising and fresh. A nice breath of fresh air that manages not to feel cynical or jaded. In fact, just the opposite." 

"Funny, clever, well written! Definitely don’t miss this one!" 

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AUDIENCES ARE SAYING:

"One of the most satisfying nights of theatre I have experienced."

"Fantastic!!...unique and fun!" 

"Thank you for creating a platform for shows like this to re-inspire folks like me...I am so excited that this small but mighty company is making such beautiful work. So grateful for this performance. It is so rare to see art in this city that reminds me of the pure love and joy we all get from creating together. Thank you, thank you, thank you!" 

"HILARIOUS. Go see this show, LA." 

"I'm still smiling from your charming production. I want to say again how much I appreciated your precise and energetic touch with the direction & staging. It is just wonderful. Thanks for such a fun night at the theatre."

"I laughed so much! I just loved the show." 

"Watching genius be born. So. AWESOME! I am still deep in thought about it today, cannot get parts of it out of my mind and that is a testament not only to how f*cking awesome that show is but moreover how f*cking awesome your work is in it. You have really put something special together with this piece, with Bucket List on the whole, and the people that you have collected to work with on it, their talents and all of your rawness and beauty for living a creative life."

"Awesome production of Title of Show!" 

"Go and see this show!!!!!! SO GOOD!!!!" 

"Go see this show, it's fantastic!" 

"“F*cking genius!” 

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AUDIENCES ARE SAYING:

"It's a rare treat to see a play where every performance is stellar. Go see this show!!!" 

 

"We loved it!"

"Where did you find this play?! It's awesome!"

 

"So, so good!" ​

"Hysterical, I loved it!"