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Max Wagner

 

 

 

Kaleidoscope

An original song recorded entirely on one acoustic guitar. Produced by John Schroeder at Blue Dream Studios.

Max Wagner

 
 
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Max Wagner is a Chicago-born, Los Angeles-based freelance guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. Max is in demand as a sideman, studio player, and theater pit musician. His extensive theater credits most recently include After Hours Theatre Company’s multi-sensory production of The Last Five Years on guitar and Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Bright Star at Candlelight Pavilion on banjo. He played guitar for the regional premiere of Bright Star at Musical Theatre West, the world premiere of Mutt House The Musical at the CTG Kirk Douglas Theatre, and the Southern California mini-tour of Godspell in 2018, among others. He’s also the guitarist for the award-winning John Burroughs High School show choir pro combo in Burbank, CA.

As a sideman, Max has played venues throughout the LA/Orange County area, including Hotel Café, Bar Lubitsch, and the Troubadour. He’s played the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and NYC venues the Cutting Room, City Winery, and the Duplex. He’s shared the stage with singer-songwriters, cabaret singers, and rock bands, always bringing his trademark attention to detail and infectious smile to the stage. Some of Max’s favorite live collaborators include NYC-based songwriters Selda Sahin and Derek Gregor; singer-songwriters Bianca Gisselle and Michelle Vezilj; and Broadway stars Emma Hunton, Lilli Cooper, and Tony-Award Winner Lindsay Mendez.

In the studio, Max has played on dozens of sessions, working with Grammy-winning, legendary producer Glen Ballard, Alexander Hall/Oliver Heimach Productions (BEATLES EP, “Golden Hour” single), producer/engineer Austin Farmer (Toonhouse Inc.), and producer/arranger Elmo Zapp.

Other selected theater credits:

Big Fish (IVRT)

Carner & Gregor’s TECHIES In Concert (The Duplex NYC)

Modern The Musical (Live Read@SDA)

Dogfight; I Love You Because; tick, tick… BOOM! (After Hours Theatre Company)

Once On This Island, Footloose (LACHSA)

Starry: A New Musical (Rockwell Table and Stage)

The View UpStairs; The Boy From Oz; Priscilla Queen of The Desert (Celebration Theatre)

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Odyssey Theatre Ensemble)

Cruel Intentions: The Musical; A Walk To Remember: The Musical (Prospect Theatre)

Green Day’s American Idiot (glory/struck productions)

Assistants the Musical (LA Fringe Festival; ENCORE Producer’s Award Winner)

The Album Project: Jagged Little Pill (Rockwell Table & Stage)

 
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shows

 

Upcoming Shows

Previous Shows

October 11-13, 2019, Burroughs on Broadway, John Burroughs High School, Burbank, CA

October 13, 2019, The Loft, Westwood United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, CA

October 6, 2019, Rockwell Musical Parodies: Stephen King’s IT, Rockwell Table and Stage, Los Angeles, CA

October 5, 2019, w/Jessica Rau and Candy Emberley, Hotel Café Second Stage, Los Angeles, CA

October 4, 2019, For The Record: The Brat Pack: Summer School! – An 80’s Soundtrack Experience, Break Room 86, Los Angeles, CA

September 30, 2019, Rosh Hashanah Day Service, Open Temple, Los Angeles, CA

September 29, 2019, University Christian Church Service, Los Angeles, CA

September 27, 2019, Rockwell Musical Parodies: Stephen King’s IT, Rockwell Table and Stage, Los Angeles, CA

September 22, 2019, w/Morgan Reilly (opening for Jessie J), The Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA

September 22, 2019, The Loft, Westwood United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, CA

September 20-1, 2019, A Walk To Remember: The Unauthorized Musical, Rockwell Table and Stage, Los Angeles, CA

September 17-18, 2019, Inland Valley Repertory Theatre Presents: Fun Home (Regional Premiere), Candlelight Pavilion, Claremont, CA

September 15, 2019, The Loft, Westwood United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, CA

September 7, 2019, Private Wedding (w/The Half Moons), Kestrel Park, Santa Ynez, CA

September 1, 2019, The Loft, Westwood United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, CA

August 14, 21, 28, 2019, A Walk To Remember: The Unauthorized Musical, The Three Clubs, Los Angeles, CA

August 9-25, 2019, 3-D Theatricals Presents: Shrek The Musical, Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts, Cerritos, CA

August 23, 2019, For The Record: The Brat Pack: Summer School! – An 80’s Soundtrack Experience, Break Room 86, Los Angeles, CA

August 18, 2019, The Loft, Westwood United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, CA

August 17, 2019, John Burroughs High School Alumni Pop Show, Burbank, CA

August 11, 2019, The Loft, Westwood United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, CA

June 1-August 4, 2019, After Hours Theatre Company Presents The Last Five Years: A

Multisensory Experience, The Actor’s Company – The Other Space, Los Angeles, CA

August 4, 2019, The Loft, Westwood United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, CA

August 3, 2019, For The Record: The Brat Pack: Summer School! – An 80’s Soundtrack Experience, Break Room 86, Los Angeles, CA

July 27, 2019, Ken Burns Country Music Series Screening, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA

July 21, 2019, The Loft, Westwood United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, CA

July 14, 2019, The Loft, Westwood United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, CA

July 8, 2019, Tricoastal: The Songs of Selda Sahin and Derek Gregor, The Loft at City Winery, New York, NY

June 29, 2019, Norwegian Cruise Lines “Whiskey & Rye” Workshop Performance, Norwegian Creative Studios, Riverview, FL

June 2, 2019, The Loft, Westwood United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, CA

April 19-May 25, 2019, Bright Star, Candlelight Pavilion, Claremont, CA

May 23, 2019, Cherry Poppins Presents: A Clash of Queens – A Game Of Thrones Parody Burlesque, Globe Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

May 16, 2019, John Burroughs High School Spring Concert, Burbank, CA

April 24-May 8, 2019, Inland Valley Repertory Theatre Presents: Big Fish, Candlelight Pavilion, Claremont, CA

April 30, 2019, w/Bianca Gisselle, Hotel Café Main Stage, Los Angeles, CA

April 27, 2019, JBHS VMA at Vista Competition, Vista, CA

April 12-13, 2019, JBHS VMA at Burroughs Showcase Competition, Burbank, CA

April 11, 2019, Musical Theatre West Presents: Catch Me If You Can, Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA

April 6, 2019, JBHS VMA at Eastern Show Choir Festival, Waltham, MA

March 29, 2019, JBHS VMA at Oceanside Sound-Off Competition, Oceanside, CA

March 24, 2019, Michelle Young’s “You’ve Got This” Birthday Bash (w/Bianca Gisselle), The Hi Hat, Los Angeles, CA

March 21, 2019, Cherry Poppins Presents: Harry Poppins and the Knock Shop of Secrets, Globe Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

March 14-15, 2019, Carner & Gregor’s TECHIES In Concert, The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, New York, NY

March 9, 2019, JBHS VMA at Hart Competition, Santa Clarita, CA

March 8, 2019, The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Stranger Things, Rockwell Table and Stage, Los Angeles, CA

March 2, 2019, JBHS VMA at Burbank Blast Competition, Burbank, CA

February 22-24, 2019, John Burroughs High School Pop Show 40: Change The World, Burbank, CA

February 15, 2019, Shabbat Take Me Higher, Open Temple, Venice, CA

February 14, 2019, JBHS VMA at David Starr Jordan Middle School, Burbank, CA

February 14, 2019, JBHS VMA at Luther Burbank Middle School, Burbank, CA

February 9, 2019, w/Michelle Vezilj, Hotel Café Second Stage, Los Angeles, CA

February 6, 2019, ROVE x The Tribe Ldn Presents: London Meets LA (w/Bianca Gisselle), Hotel Café Second Stage, Los Angeles, CA

January 27, 2019, Scissorhands: A Musical Inspired By The Film, Rockwell Table and Stage, Los Angeles, CA

January 26, 2019, LiveRead@SDA – Modern (by Selda and Derek), Tommy’s Place – USC, Los Angeles, CA

January 20, 2019, Color & Light Theatre Presents: Lizzie – A New Rock Musical, Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles, CA

January 20, 2019, Dark of the Moon, Fullerton Union High School, Fullerton, CA

January 19, 2019, Color & Light Theatre Presents: Lizzie – A New Rock Musical, Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles, CA

January 18, 2019, Shabbat Take Me Higher, Open Temple, Venice, CA

December 13, 2018, Broadway Sings Disney (w/Trent Mills), Rockwell Table and Stage, Los Angeles, CA

December 7-8, 2018, Once On This Island, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

November 23-24, 2018, Starry: A New Musical, Rockwell Table and Stage, Los Angeles, CA

November 16-18, 2018, Dark Of The Moon, John Burroughs High School, Burbank, CA

November 13, 2018, Carner and Gregor, John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts Millenium Stage, Washington, D.C.

October 19-November 4, 2018, Musical Theatre West Presents: Bright Star (Regional Premiere), Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA

October 12-14, 2018, Burroughs on Broadway, John Burroughs High School, Burbank, CA

Audio/ Video

"Filling Space” by Selda Sahin and Derek Gregor, sung by Eric Krop, produced by Elmo Zapp

"London in the Rain" with Normal Heights, produced by Glen Ballard


"Anything, Anything (I’ll Give You)" live, with John Easdale of Dramarama

“MONKEY” from OHEI Productions’ BEATLES EP, produced by Alexander Hall

"Left Behind" from Spring Awakening at the Starlight Bowl

 

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