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Musical Theater

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Top Musical Theater Articles

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  • Alex Theatre continues to make history

    Alex Theatre continues to make history
    History can be seen everywhere in Glendale's venerable Alex Theatre. It's in the classic terrazzo walkway before the front doors. It's in the neon of the one-hundred-foot high art deco tower, added to the building in 1946. It's in the deep carpet of the...
  • Partners with 12 strings attached

    Partners with 12 strings attached
    When Robert Wetzel met fellow classical guitarist Fred Benedetti in the master's degree program at San Diego State University, they found a musical kinship that would evolve into a long professional bond. Each had played in enough situations to know...
  • Glendale theater troupe gets a glorious donation

    Glendale theater troupe gets a glorious donation
    This post has been corrected. See details below.  When the stage lights come up on the Stepping Stone Players’ production of “Oliver!” Friday night, the show will have benefited from a $2,000 donation from the Walt Disney Co., after...
  • Mandy Patinkin tells a story with music

    Mandy Patinkin tells a story with music
    These days Broadway, film and TV star Mandy Patinkin may be best known for his role as CIA Division chief Saul Berenson in the hit show "Homeland," but his first love is singing on stage. "There is nothing better or more fun. It's the love of my life,"...
  • Miles Mosley headlines with the Glendale Pops Orchestra at the Alex Theatre

    Miles Mosley headlines with the Glendale Pops Orchestra at the Alex Theatre
    Glendale Pops subscribers probably don’t know the name or music of 30-year-old Miles Mosley, a bassist and composer who headlines Saturday with the Glendale Pops Orchestra at the Alex Theatre. The pairing is a departure for a series more likely to...
  • The leader of the Pops

    The leader of the Pops
    Michael Feinstein was surprised to be asked to fill the newly named Marvin Hamlisch Chair as principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops orchestra. “I was gobsmacked,” Feinstein said, “and very touched.” Feinstein succeeds Hamlisch,...
  • 'A crazy kind of mishmash'

    'A crazy kind of mishmash'
    Carmine Sardo leads a double life much akin to that of a comic book superhero. By day, he's a mild-mannered merchant, tending to his La Crescenta auto and boat upholstery business. After dark, Sardo is transmogrified into a musical crusader, a player of...
  • Theater becomes family tradition

    Theater becomes family tradition
    Generations of actors keep coming back to Glendale's Stepping Stone Players. One of them is veteran actor and director Allan Hunt, who first performed with the group in the role of Harold Hill in “The Music Man” in 2005, directed “...
  • Doesn't get any better than 'Venus'

    With the thespian gods obviously smiling down on its efforts, Musical Theatre Guild recently presented the almost never produced Broadway musical “One Touch of Venus” at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Director Richard Israel and...
  • 'Life Begins Again'

    'Life Begins Again'
    When Sonny Fox and June August lost their husbands almost five years ago, little did they know that a chance meeting at a bereavement group would lead to a therapeutic collaboration on a musical about love, loss and recovery. "Life Begins Again"...
  • From animation to the stage

    From animation to the stage
    For Glendale resident Douglas Rogers, life took an animated turn in 1998 when he was hired as art director for "Shrek." "I had come to Los Angeles to do 'Othello' at the Shakespeare Festival. Jeffrey Katzenburg (producer of 'Shrek' and DreamWorks...
  • Byrd on a flier

    Haight-Ashbury, rock ’n’ roll and mind-altering drugs gave rise to an unusual burst of creativity that married type designs, images and explosive color on esoteric psychedelic posters. Artists embedded in the San Francisco hippie culture...