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Santa Monica Playhouse To Present “Carlie & Doni” This Wednesday

Posted May. 19, 2013, 9:24 am

Mirror Staff

Santa Monica Playhouse presents a one-night-only special appearance of “CARLIE & DONI Hit the Road The College Tour” this Wednesday, May 22 at 8 pm.

Carlie Mantilla and Doni Carley are two best friends who met in 2005 at Los Angeles Community College Theater Academy. They quickly realized it wasn't for them and dropped out.

Carlie moved in with Doni and they decided to form a musical/comedy act, writing silly songs, and sketches on their own time. One day in 2007, Carlie's mom convinced Carlie to sign them up for an open mic at the Comedy Store.

They weren't sure how their straight girl/lesbian musical duo would go over. It went better than they expected.

Over the last five years they have developed that seven-minute audition into a one-hour comedy musical/comedy extravaganza. Carlie & Doni recently performed at The Comedy Festival in San Francisco.

They are regulars at Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, were the headline attractions at The Improv, and created their first commercial for Toyota, writing and performing a song they wrote called "My First Ride."

Carlie and Doni also wrote the titular song and also appear as troubadours in the comedy film, "When Harry Tries to Marry." The act is building a following among many of their peers including the preeminent comedian, Lily Tomlin.

All tickets $10. All proceeds raised go directly to benefit Santa Monica Playhouse.

For tickets or more information, call 310.394.9779 ext. 1.

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