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Musical Theater

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  • Gene Kelly: the dancer and the bookworm

    Gene Kelly: the dancer and the bookworm
    Ask a 20-something if they know who Gene Kelly was and most likely the response will be a blank stare. Start singing the lyrics to “Singing in the Rain,” and immediately his or her face will light up with recognition of one the most famous,...
  • Jazz bassist now a leading player

    Jazz bassist now a leading player
    Readers of this byline may recall a feature on the jazz at Glendale's Neat Bar in the Glendale News-Press in March 2012. While the bar itself and the band were worthy enough subjects, the big discovery that night was young bassist Katie Thiroux and her...
  • 'Legally Blonde' coming to stage in La Caņada

    'Legally Blonde' coming to stage in La Cañada
    The local musical theater program for children, La Caņada Junior Theater, this weekend presents "Legally Blonde," which in 2007 won the Best New Musical award on Broadway. The story centers on a sorority girl, Elle Woods, who enrolls in Harvard Law School...
  • Comedy cabaret at Hollywood's Fringe Fest stars Glendale native

    Comedy cabaret at Hollywood's Fringe Fest stars Glendale native
    Danielle Sadd is a rare breed of entertainer in Los Angeles: a native, who can sing a soulful rendition of “The Sister Act” opening and crack killer jokes about falling in love with guys named Taylor at Starbucks. She’s so local that...
  • Martin Short: No shortage of comedy cred

    Martin Short: No shortage of comedy cred
    Martin Short is a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor with dozens of films behind him and a small crowd of bizarre characters that follow him everywhere. The "completely mental" Ed Grimley — with slippery cowlick and pants pulled up to his chest...
  • 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...
  • Via Venice: The living paper cartoon arrives in Pasadena

    What do you get when you cross the creative son of a Venetian espresso salesman with a passion for all things Disney, an eye for carnival costume design, a love of origami and a musical ear? The result is artist Ennio Marchetto and his ever-evolving live...
  • Taken For Granted: A treasure in our midst

    I’m amazed at how many Glendale residents fail to take full advantage of the great entertainment opportunities our city has to offer. Topping the neglect list is the Glendale Centre Theatre. The recent production of “1776” was a...
  • Cast and filmmakers recall making 'Lion King' 3-D

    Cast and filmmakers recall making 'Lion King' 3-D
    Walt Disney's 1994 animated blockbuster "The Lion King" certainly hasn't been an endangered species for the studio. Not with an international gross of $788.2 million. Though it hasn't been out on DVD or VHS since 2004, Disney reports it is the most...
  • 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....