| Dec 29, 2012
| 5:00 AM
A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city’s chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer.
The year 2012 was full of...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 7:02 AM
“The Morini Strad,” the surprise hit playing at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, has generated enough revenue for the cash-strapped venue to produce the next play of its season, the thriller “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight,”...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Italy’s toe is cold. Or, anyway, it was when I was there a couple of weeks ago. Surely the closest part of the mainland to North Africa ought to be more cozy than this. Even Naples, pictured always in the tourist literature with its blue bay and...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Barbara Beckley, pencil thin and fiercely emphatic, sits in an armchair in the living room-style lobby of the Colony Theatre in Burbank. Sounds from the stage indicate that rehearsals are underway for the second show of the Colony's 38th season: the...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its 18th season of musicals. Here are the shows, which have a heavy retro theme:
- "A Class Act." the first Chicago production of the musical about musicals, by Edward Kleban, Linda Kline and Lonny Price. Opens in...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Actress Mariette Hartley has been through drama before, with decades of experience in film, television and on local stages, beginning with a Los Angeles production of “A Midsummer Night's Dream” with Bert Lahr. But she experienced suspense...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Sometimes the less familiar results in a delightful surprise. Such was the case Saturday afternoon at the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s salute to the music of Broadway and film composer Richard Rodgers, “My Favorite Things.” (There'...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 3:14 PM
Sometimes the less familiar results in a delightful surprise.
Such was the case Saturday afternoon at the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's salute to the music of Broadway and film composer Richard Rodgers, "My Favorite Things."
Tucked in among songs...
| Dec 5, 2007
When you think of modern-day musicals, two names pop right into your head: Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. A producing team for nearly 15 years, their film and TV musicals have won scores of Oscars and Emmys, most notably for "Chicago," which took home six...