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Musical Theater

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • John Burroughs High graduates take the field for final hurdle

    John Burroughs High graduates take the field for final hurdle
    More than a thousand spectators filled the stands of Memorial Field Thursday night to cheer not for a game, but for John Burroughs High School students clearing the final hurdle. As the 602 red-gowned members of the class of 2013 talked excitedly...
  • Amid high demand, Colony Theatre extends run of current production

    Amid high demand, Colony Theatre extends run of current production
    Despite the uncertainty that’s come with being on rocky financial footing over the last year, Burbank’s Colony Theatre is extending its season to meet unexpected demand for their hit musical “Falling For Make Believe.” 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Joyful noise

    Joyful noise
    The Burbank Chorale is celebrating its 90th anniversary with one of its most successful years ever, as it prepares to deliver "The Sounding Joy," its holiday concert, on Saturday. The group, founded in 1920, will be accompanied by the Burbank Chorale...
  • Local Rotarians host district luncheon

    Local Rotarians host district luncheon
    Members of the Burbank Sunrise Rotary welcomed fellow Rotarians from surrounding districts as they hosted this year's Rotary District Foundation luncheon at the Castaway Restaurant this past week. Co-chaired by Sheri Polak and Suzanne Cox, members and...
  • 'Love is on the Way' at Burroughs

    'Love is on the Way' at Burroughs
    The John Burroughs High School Vocal Musical Assn. presented this years Alumni Pop Show, "Love is on the Way," Saturday evening. Alumni from several years participated in the event at the high school auditorium, including Burroughs Music Director Brendan...