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Musical Theater

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Top Musical Theater Articles

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  • Theatre review: 'Two Gentlemen of Chicago'

    Theatre review: 'Two Gentlemen of Chicago'
    Another season, another work of inspired musical lunacy from the Troubadour Theater Company. This time around, the gifted troupe known for signature mash-ups of theater classics and iconic pop music has nearly surpassed itself with “Two Gentlemen of...
  • On the Town: Nativity musical blends 'classic' with 'out there'

    On the Town: Nativity musical blends 'classic' with 'out there'
    With the holiday season upon us, the odds are good that some folks may be invited to a party, imbibe a bit too much spiked egg nog or eat a few bad mushrooms, pass out, and experience visions of surreal and bizarre events and characters dancing in their...
  • Theaters from Burbank to South Pasadena

    Theaters from Burbank to South Pasadena
    Shakespeare, Molière, musical romps, contemporary classics, comedies of all Jordi Galcerán's descriptions, cutting-edge new work — theater in Southern California is varied, plentiful and far-flung, from the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and...
  • The theater that Colonized Burbank

    The theater that Colonized Burbank
    Barbara Beckley, pencil thin and fiercely emphatic, sits in an armchair in the living room-style lobby of the Colony Theatre in Burbank. Sounds from the stage indicate that rehearsals are underway for the second show of the Colony's 38th season: the...
  • Jazz master's career riffs on musical contrasts

    Jazz master's career riffs on musical contrasts
    Lucy's 51 is a classic Toluca Lake spot, one still haunted by the gently jiving spirits of high times and late nights long since past. This room on Riverside Drive has a formidable history: Its previous incarnation was venerable jazz club the Money Tree,...
  • San Fernando Valley roundup: Laurel Canyon's musical roots, Burbank studio boosts benefits

    Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, October 14. If you take a drive through Laurel Canyon today, you'll find some remnants of a past generation.  The canyon, which connects the Valley to West Hollywood, became a retreat for musicians in the 60s and...
  • On the Town: PTA and Booster Club partner for fall fun

    On the Town: PTA and Booster Club partner for fall fun
    With fall officially in full swing, members of the Parent Teachers Assn. and Booster Club of Burbank's Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School welcomed the season with their annual Fall Festival Picnic fundraiser last week. Transforming the grounds of the...
  • Community: Character plays role at McKinley Elementary

    Community: Character plays role at McKinley Elementary
    Students in three classes at McKinley Elementary School gave their parents and siblings a lesson in building positive traits with an after-school musical performance titled “Character Matters.” About 90 students, representing two fourth-grade...
  • Band will blow its own horns again

    Band will blow its own horns again
    My brother and I were the best of friends when we were in elementary school in Burbank during the mid 1960s. But that changed after I started Muir Middle School and went on to Burbank High School in the '70s. We barely saw one another, even though the...
  • Actor, teacher Gene Bua dies

    Soap star and acting coach Gene Bua — who helped train the likes of Brad Pitt, Drew Barrymore and Katey Sagal at his Burbank school — died Saturday after a 13-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. The Glendale resident was 72. Bua is...
  • The Colony sets the stage for another act

    The Colony sets the stage for another act
    For many months, local theater-goers have been in a state of suspense in regards to one local institution: the financially troubled Colony Theatre in Burbank. Despite a hit show in the form of “Falling for Make Believe,” a musical about the...
  • Hart to heart: Burbank's Colony Theatre fights to survive

    Hart to heart: Burbank's Colony Theatre fights to survive
    The Colony Theatre in Burbank continues its fight for survival due to serious financial shortfalls, but you'd never know it from the venerable mid-sized venue's fine season-ender, "Falling for Make Believe." This world premiere musical by Mark Saltzman,...