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Musical Theater

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  • Shrek characters come to life at the Americana

    Shrek characters come to life at the Americana
    Fiona and Shrek, played by Haven Burton and Eric Petersen, perform for a good-sized crowd at the Shrek the Musical preview at the Americana at Brand in Glendale on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. The cast from Shrek the Musical put on a free taste of what is in...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Taking music to the cleaners

    Taking music to the cleaners
    Everyone deals with the clatter of everyday life, but Burbank resident Diego Stocco makes music out of it. His video piece, “Music From a Dry Cleaner,” shows Stocco capturing the sounds of Aviva Cleaners on Magnolia Boulevard. Using...
  • 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...
  • 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 “...
  • Will Rogers talent endures in 'Follies'

    Will Rogers talent endures in 'Follies'
    Will Rogers wore many hats in his lifetime. He was an accomplished vaudeville performer, a popular silent film actor, a syndicated newspaper columnist, a radio personality, a comedian, a social commentator and the list goes on. When his small-engine...