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Musical Theater

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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • 'Girls' has equal parts charm and ham

    'Girls' has equal parts charm and ham
    Showbiz veterans kicked up their heels as Musical Theatre Guild recently dusted off the Broadway chestnut, "70, Girls, 70" at Glendale's Alex Theatre. Composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb, better known for their collaborations on "Cabaret" and...
  • Spotlight on Broadway

    Spotlight on Broadway
    Some of Broadway's brightest stars will shine on the Alex Theatre stage Monday in "Broadway Tonight!" Eric McCormack of TV's "Will & Grace" and Broadway's "Music Man," and Stephanie J. Block and Megan Hilty of "Wicked" are among those who will be...
  • '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...