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Musical Theater

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Shakespeare gets sexy with "Fleetwood Macbeth"

    Shakespeare gets sexy with "Fleetwood Macbeth"
    Those masters of murderous mirth who make up the Troubadour Theatre Company are back again at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, this time with a rocking Shakespearean revival called “Fleetwood Macbeth.” The work, which premiered at the Falcon...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Glendale production features 11-year-old Broadway finalist

    Glendale production features 11-year-old Broadway finalist
    This year marks the 35th anniversary of “Annie,” which tells the story of Little Orphan Annie, a child who runs away from an orphanage and finds a family with rough but sensitive billionaire Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks. This week,...
  • Film review: 'Rock of Ages' stewed in irony?

    Film review: 'Rock of Ages' stewed in irony?
    “Rock of Ages” is adapted from a stage musical that — in the manner of “Mamma Mia” and “Jersey Boys” — uses a story as an excuse to resurrect bygone hits with emotional resonance for an aging demographic....
  • 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 “...
  • 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...