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Musical Theater

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Burbank theater helps build community, founder says

    Burbank theater helps build community, founder says
    When she was 8 years old, Julia Swanwick had three lines in “The Three and a Half Musketeers,” her first theatrical production. That kicked off a decade of theater during which she performed in nearly 30 plays and musicals. She played Miss...
  • Famed Cambodian's life portrayed on stage in Burbank

    Famed Cambodian's life portrayed on stage in Burbank
    Cambodian physician Haing S. Ngor survived torture and slave labor during the Pol Pot regime, came to Hollywood, won an Oscar for his role as a journalist in "The Killing Fields" — and lost his life in Los Angeles, shot to death during an apparent...
  • 'Wrap Your Heart Around It' masters tales, talent and the accordion

    'Wrap Your Heart Around It' masters tales, talent and the accordion
    You may never think of polka — or the accordion — in the same way again. And don't forget to bring a box of tissues. In her one-woman show, "Wrap Your Heart Around It," at the Falcon Theatre, accordion player, polka music superstar and five-...
  • Hard-knock debut: Burbank Community Theater's first show, 'Annie' ready to hit the stage

    Hard-knock debut: Burbank Community Theater's first show, 'Annie' ready to hit the stage
    Julia Swanwick, the president of the Burbank Community Theater, had a problem. A big one. A cast of children, arriving in October for the first rehearsal of “Annie,” the company’s debut production, milled around outside the...
  • Burbank Phil honors young artists

    Two beautiful and talented young women who have already made their mark on the world did the same in Burbank this past week by taking top honors in the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra and Hennings-Fischer Foundation’s 10th annual Young Artists’...
  • Ceremonies set to honor, remember veterans

    Ceremonies set to honor, remember veterans
    While Memorial Day is meant to honor the nation's fallen military heroes, Burbank's ceremony Monday will also recognize local sons and daughters who have made it home safely from their time in the service. Four Burbank residents completed their tours...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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, Moličre, 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...