10 by 10

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24266 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

10 by 10 is a variety night giving ten selected entertainers the chance to take the stage for a ten minute performance of their choosing. Audience members will enjoy storytelling, magic, comedy, improv, music, and other forms of entertainment at this ever changing event. Admission is FREE! 

We are interested in short live theatre pieces, improv, comedy, magic, dance, monologues, music, and anything else you think might entertain an audience.  Each month, ten performers will be selected to perform a 10-minute piece. All types of art forms are accepted and considered; however, there are some restrictions on live music.  Performers are responsible for their own property.

Interested in performing at 10 by 10?
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February 1, 2018

Thursdays@Newhall’s 10 by 10 variety show continues to amuse and entertain attendees month after month. This free evening of entertainment is one you won’t want to miss.

    by Shelly Martin

    Shelly has been a member of the Story Salon storytelling group in Los Angeles for 16 years, and has published both non-fiction articles and short stories. She has two books currently in print, Los Angeles by Stroller, and Manhandling- How to Find Mr. Right and Fix Him.

    by The New Mexican

    The New Mexican is 10 by 10’s “house one-man-band.”  He plays a blend of country blues featuring banjo, harmonica, guitar, and percussion.

    by Marty Ross the “Wrinkled Rebel”

    Marty Ross started his stand-up comedy career late in life, so he may have to take a nap before the show.   Marty waited until he was almost eligible for Social Security before taking to the stand-up stage so “I could fully experience the misery of getting old” he says.

    from James Gangl

    James Gangl won a Canadian Comedy Award for Best One Person Show for Sex, Religion, and Other Hang-Ups.  James teaches improvisation at the legendary Second City in Los Angeles and was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award as Best Male Improviser. Recent television credits include Workin’ Moms, Saving Hope, and Dark Matter. James is a StorySlam Champion of The Moth. 

    by GRIT

    GRIT is an Americana, Blues, and Folk band.   The band consists of Aaron who plucks on string instruments and huffs into the harmonica. Corissa sings and plays acoustic guitar.  Squeezebox Sam plays accordion, hums, whistles, plays the kazoo and slide whistle.  Michael fingerpicks the banjo and sings, and Stuart plays the acoustic bass.

    by Nick Goodman

    Nick worked in the record business and moved to Los Angeles in the 1970’s.  In 1986 he switched to working in the film industry, where he has been working as a Production Designer ever since.  He has been playing music all of his life and recently started playing in public again.


    In a dystopian world where books are banned and fossil fuels completely consumed, the ruling corporations confiscated all the books to burn them and generate energy. However, in New York City there is an underground group of ex-scientists, writers, and artists who remember the books and risk their lives to find and save them from being destroyed.

    by Doug Hoover

    Magician Doug Hoover, long time member of the Magic Castle, puts laughs and a little bit of Harry Houdini into his magic. Featuring the rarely seen Vanishing Mouse Cage and Houdini’s Thumb Tie, Doug’s interactive style brings the magic right up under his helpers’ noses

    from Julia Pels

    Julia Pels is a Los Angeles based stand-up comedian, storyteller, and LGBTQ activist. She performs in the independent comedy scene frequently and has also done larger shows at The Comedy Store, The Ice House, and The Hollywood Improv.

    with Jaynee Thorne

    At the age of 12, Jaynee knew that she had a special gift to share when an auditorium of teary-eyed listeners applauded her first writing effort. From that first performance, she believed that she could make a difference by writing songs that inspire the heart and elevate the spirit.

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