End of the Rainbow


Production by La Mirada Theatre & McCoy Rigby Entertainment



This production includes adult language, adult situations, e-cigarettes and haze. Recommended for mature audiences 12 and older, parental guidance suggested.  

Angela Ingersoll’s “powerful, breathtaking performance” (Broadway World) as Judy Garland returns to Southern California in Peter Quilter’s Tony nominated END OF THE RAINBOW. It’s December 1968 and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback….again. In a London hotel room, with both her new young fiancé and her adoring accompanist, Garland struggles to get “beyond the rainbow” with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit. Featuring some of Garland’s most memorable songs, “You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want To Do it),” “For Me And My Gal,” “The Trolley Song,” ”The Man That Got Away,” and, of course, “Over the Rainbow,” this savagely funny play offers a unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of America’s most beloved figures.

Average Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes including intermission

Open caption performance: Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 2:00PM

Talk-back performance dates: Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:30PM Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 2:00PM

Angela Ingersoll
Judy Garland
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Angela Ingersoll

Award-winning actress Angela Ingersoll won acclaim starring as Judy Garland in multiple productions of End of the Rainbow including Chicago's Jeff Award (Porchlight Music Theatre) and LA Times Woman of the Year in Theatre (Laguna Playhouse and La Mirada Theatre / McCoy Rigby Productions). Attracting the attention of Garland’s family, Ingersoll joined Garland’s son onstage for Joey Luft and Angela Ingersoll Celebrate Judy Garland. Other work includes Marriott Theatre, Paramount Theatre, Music Theatre Works, Chicago Shakespeare, Drury Lane, Steppenwolf, The Second City, Northlight, Writers Theatre, Goodman Theatre, and The Goodspeed. Angela and husband Michael Ingersoll are the creators of Chicago-based concert company Artists Lounge Live. angelaingersoll.com

Jon Steinhagen
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Jon Steinhagen

is thrilled to be making his Laguna Playhouse debut in End of the Rainbow; he previously appeared in the role in the Porchlight Music Theatre and McCoy Rigby (at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts) productions. Jon has received four Joseph Jefferson Awards and eleven nominations for his work in Chicago theater as writer, actor, and music director, and won the Julie Harris Playwriting Award for his comedy The Analytical Engine. Jon is an alumni Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists and a member of the Dramatists Guild. His plays and musicals have been produced nationally and in the UK, significantly the musicals The Next Thing and The Teapot Scandals and the plays Blizzard ’67, Successors, Devil’s Day Off, and the ACES trilogy. Favorite roles include The House of Blue Leaves (Artie), Sweet Smell of Success (J.J. Hunsecker), Mack & Mabel (Mack Sennett), 1776 (John Dickinson), Hedda Gabler (Judge Brack), The Odd Couple (Felix Unger), Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Big Daddy), and The Man Who Came To Dinner (Sheridan Whiteside). He has authored a collection of stories, The Big Book of Sounds, and a forthcoming novel, The Hanging Artist.

Zachary Ford
Mickey Deans
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Zachary Ford

Zachary Ford thanks YOU for supporting live theatre. Favorites: Spamalot (Wynn Las Vegas), LA Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, VPAC (w/ Tyne Daly), McCoy/Rigby, Pasadena Playhouse, Musical Theatre West, 3D Theatricals, Cabrillo Music Theatre, Colony Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, PCPA, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Marriott Theatre, Apple Tree Theatre. Cast Recordings: Flaherty & Galati’s Loving Repeating, SFSO’s grammy-nominated West Side Story, conducted by MTT. Zachary attended the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and teaches at Studio School. Thank you, Ellen & Ann, Cathy & Tom, Mike, and AMT Artists. Proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and MTG. All together now. More: ZManForZJob.com

Radio Interviewer/Porter/Stage Manager
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Press Coverage

  • BWW Review: Ingersoll's Garland Reincarnated in An Excruciatingly Raw END OF THE RAINBOW

    Playwright Peter Quilter's END OF THE RAINBOW packs a powerful punch in the gut under director Michael Matthews sure-handed guidance of his talented cast.


    In a heart-tugging blur of torch songs, addictive behaviors, glamour and cutting wit, “End of the Rainbow”---a portrayal of the final  years of the legendary songbird Judy Garland---opened at the Laguna Playhouse in a tour de force performance by Angela Ingersoll.

  • Laguna Playhouse’s ‘End of the Rainbow’ provides riveting look at Judy Garland’s last days

    With the incandescent star power of the dynamic Angela Ingersoll — a ringer for the original in every respect — lighting the way, “End of the Rainbow” approaches rare theatrical brilliance under the fiercely sensitive direction of Michael Matthews.

  • Rage Magazine: Angela Ingersoll feature

    Angela Ingersoll has garnered abundant praise for her portrayal of Judy Garland, including a Jeff Award nomination, a Time Out Chicago Award nomination and“Top Performances of theYear”honors from both The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.

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