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Musical Theater

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  • All that razzmatazz jazz

    All that razzmatazz jazz
    “Hoboken to Hollywood: A Journey Through the Great American Songbook,” has been playing to sold-out crowds and critical acclaim for several months at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica. That trip from Hoboken to Hollywood required...
  • Taking her bows

    An outstanding performance by 17-year-old violin soloist Ani Bukujian was the highlight of the Glendale Youth Orchestra’s concert on March 13 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Fronting an orchestra of 31 musicians ranging from 11 to 18 years of age,...
  • 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...
  • Careers in the spotlight

    Careers in the spotlight
    Burbank High School show choir students gained hands-on experience putting on the annual Pop Show this weekend. Not only did students perform, but they worked on the technical aspects of the show — lighting and sound. During a rehearsal Tuesday, a...
  • Studio stages a Shrek rally

    A decade after winning an Oscar for the animated film “Shrek,” Glendale’s DreamWorks Animation is preparing to bring the heroic green ogre to the Los Angeles stage. On Monday, DreamWorks Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, key members...
  • Theater Review: Westside Christmas story is a gas

    Theater Review: Westside Christmas story is a gas
    “When you’re a kid, you’re a kid all the way….” “West Side Story” meets Ralphie and his Red Ryder BB gun in “A Christmas Westside Story,” the latest pop culture mash-up from the deliriously daft...
  • Guitarist Pete Anderson pulls some strings at the Moose

    Guitarist Pete Anderson pulls some strings at the Moose
    When guitarist Pete Anderson straps on his ax, it's a loaded, calm-before-the-storm moment. When he gets down to business, conjuring an eruptive musical cascade of flawless technique, seductive understatement and indigo-hued atmosphere, it's a...
  • Area stages undaunted by times

    Area stages undaunted by times
    To survive and thrive in 2012, local theaters in Burbank and Glendale have adjusted to the times, expanding repertoires and finding niches in musicals, the avant-garde and the classics. They offer a wealth of affordable, engaging art and entertainment...
  • Shakespearean-themed program 'The isle is full of noises' soars on the wings of children's voices

    Shakespearean-themed program 'The isle is full of noises' soars on the wings of children's voices
    In a rehearsal space at Pasadena Presbyterian Church on a recent February evening, the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus warmed up with physical stretches and vocal exercises, then began singing, voices soaring and ethereal in the high-ceilinged hall....
  • 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...