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‘Vagina Monologues’ benefits domestic violence intervention

48 HOURS

Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” will be presented by students at

Glendale Community College at 8 tonight in the Student Center in

observance of National Women’s History Month and the V-Day campaign.

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Benefit V-Day performances supporting programs to end violence

against women and girls have featured celebrity performers Glenn

Close, Whoopi Goldberg, Susan Sarandon, and others.

Proceeds from this performance will go to the Glendale YWCA

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Domestic Violence Intervention Program.The event is sponsored by

the student organizations United Womyn’s Council and GCC Theatre

Guild.

Tickets are $12, $5 for students and seniors. Proceeds will go to

the Glendale YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention Program that serves

the Burbank area. For tickets, call the box office at 240-1000, ext.

5618.

Ensler wrote the play in 1996 based on interviews she conducted

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with women around the world. It has been widely performed in the

United States and abroad. In its 1996 run, “The Vagina Monologues”

earned an Obie Award.

SPECIAL EVENTS

COMMUNITY CONCERTS CELEBRATES 50TH

The Glendale Community Concert Assn., celebrating its 50th

anniversary concert season, will feature Hudson Shad at 2:30 p.m.

Sunday at the Glendale High School auditorium, 1440 E. Broadway in

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Glendale.

This group of singers recreates the music of the Comedian

Harmonists popular in Germany in the 1920s. Singing songs of the day

in close harmony with piano accompaniment, the Comedian Harmonists

rose to fame before the Nazis banned them.

Hudson Shad’s repertoire ranges from Schubert to Frank Sinatra and

the Beatles. Songs are choreographed with dances, props and acting to

make each concert lively and entertaining.

Upcoming performers in the series are Common Ground on March 29

and Alison England on April 6.

Membership includes admission to concerts presented by affiliated

Community Concert groups in other communities. For more information,

call 248-4080 or 248-3133.

‘CINDERELLA’ REOPENS AT FALCON THEATRE

Producers at the Falcon Theatre are reopening the family musical

“Cinderella!” written by Dimitri Toscas, which begins a limited

four-week run this weekend.

Adapted from composer Gioacchino Antonio Rossini’s classic opera,

“La Cenerentola,” this production combines music, song and audience

participation in telling the tale.

Cast members are Roberta Wall, who portrayed Mrs. Potts in the

first national tour of “Beauty and the Beast,” and Eric Meyersfeld,

who recently starred as The Boy in the record-break- ing off-Broadway

production of “The Fantasticks.” Rounding out the cast are Kimberly

Kurtenbach, Peter Allen Vogt, and Karen Schnurr.

Performances are at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays

through March 30. Tickets are $10. The Falcon Theatre is at 4252

Riverside Drive, in Burbank. For reservations, call 955-8101.

ARTIST OPENS 33RD EXHIBIT AT DESCANSO

Ruth Basler Burr returns to Descanso Gardens today for her 33rd

annual one-woman art exhibit, “Reflections.” The former La Canada

Flintridge resident, whose watercolors and prints are in collections

worldwide, will bring familiar scenes this year to Descanso’s Boddy

House Gallery.

The exhibit includes a new group of paintings of the gardens as

she remembers them during the many years she walked its pathways with

her friends. The show continues until April 10.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and admission is free

with paid gardens fee. Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La

Canada Flintridge. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Parking

is free. Admission fees are $5; $3 for seniors and students; $1 for

children 5 to 12; and free for members and children 5 and younger.

For information, call 949-4200 or visit www.descanso- gardens.org.

ART EXHIBITS

‘STRETCHINGS’ EXHIBIT AT WAX POETIC SALON AND GALLERY

“Stretchings -- Paintings and Pantyhose” by Trisha van Cleef are

on display at Wax Poetic Salon and Gallery in Burbank through

Wednesday.

Salon owner Kerry Hite has combined her hair, skin, massage and

waxing beauty salon with an art gallery.

The next show will be “Photo-Mandala” featuring digital images by

Matt DeMerritt. A reception will be from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The salon and gallery

are at 3208 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. For more information, call

843-9469.

FAMOUS BATTLE SCENES EXHIBITED AT LOCAL MUSEUM

Paintings of battle scenes by Toluca Lake resident John Pomeroy,

ranging from 9-by- 12 feet to wall size, are on exhibit at the Forest

Lawn Museum in Glendale.

A supervising animator with Walt Disney Feature Animation, Pomeroy

has captured in oil such famous scenes as Alexander the Great at the

Battle of Granicus in this exhibit “Windows of War: Historical

Paintings by John Pomeroy.”

The exhibit continues through April 26. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5

p.m. daily. The museum is at Forest Lawn, Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. Admission and parking are free. For more information,

call 204-3131 ext. 4545.

ON STAGE

‘CAMELOT’ OPENS AT CENTRE THEATRE

Hail back to the glorious reign of King Arthur in Lerner and

Loewe’s “Camelot” produced by Glendale Centre Theatre.

Merlin and the knights of the Round Table are all here as well as

the musical triumphs “The Lusty Month of May” and “If Ever I Would

Leave You.”

Tickets range from $14 to $17. For reservations, call 244-8481.

Glendale Centre Theatre is at 324 N. Orange St., Glendale.

The children’s musical “Cinderella” runs at 11 a.m. Saturdays through June 18.

A NOISE WITHIN PRODUCING ‘MEASURE FOR MEASURE’

Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure,” produced by Glendale’s

classical theater company A Noise Within, opens this weekend.

As part of his plan to arrest the moral decay plaguing his beloved

city, the Duke of Vienna abdicates power to his trusted subordinate

Angelo in order to travel incognito throughout his realm. Angelo, a

man of unblemished reputation, sentences Claudio, an unwitting

citizen, to death for “sinful indiscretions” as an example to all who

would err.

Claudio’s tenacious and pure-hearted sister, Isabella, rushes to

her brother’s aid, unleashing a deadly passion in Angelo. Thus begins

the age-old confrontation between compassion and intolerance, public

morality and private lechery, in Shakespeare’s tale of the measure of

mercy.

A Noise Within performs inside the Masonic temple building, 234 S.

Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets range from $18 to $38 and can be

reserved by calling 240-0910.

‘2ND WIND THE MUSICAL’ IS BACK ON STAGE

The revival performance of the rock opera, “2nd Wind the Musical

2002,” has returned with two new songs. Show time is 8 tonight at

the Gene Bua Acting For Life Theatre in Burbank.

The story is about an acting coach, Teacher, who rallies together

three celebrity volunteers to help him with a new program at

Strawberry Fields Residential Treatment Center. They attempt to teach

three street kids how to turn their rage, fear and shame into

positive energy through acting.

Tickets are $25 with discounts available for seniors, groups and

teens. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Here’s To Life Foundation,

reaching at-risk youth through art and entertainment. For

reservations, call (310) 680-9109. The play continues through March

15. The playhouse is at 3435 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank.

‘FUDDY MEERS’ CLOSES THIS WEEKEND

“Fuddy Meers,” the off-Broadway hit comedy that launched the

career of playwright David Lindsay- Abaire, completes its run this

weekend. It is produced by Burbank’s Colony Theatre.

It tells the story of Claire, an amnesiac who awakens each morning

not knowing anything about who or where she is. She ends up being

kidnapped by one husband and pursued by another.

Directing is David Rose, who also directed “Bea[u]tiful in the

Extreme” and “Our Country’s Good,” which received six Ovation

nominations.

The production contains strong language and is recommended for

mature audiences.

Show times are 3 and 8 p.m. today and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets

range from $22 to $28 and can be reserved by calling 558-7000. The

Colony makes its home at the Burbank Center Stage, 555 N. Third St.

MUSEUM

BURBANK MUSEUM DEDICATED TO AVIATION

Burbank Aviation Museum is dedicated to the memory of the men and

women who made aviation history in the San Fernando Valley.

Located at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Cemetery, artifacts are

displayed in the Portal of the Folded Wings-Shrine to Aviation, an

ornate domed building that is listed on the National Register of

Historic Places. Visitors can enter on Valhalla Boulevard behind

Fry’s Electronics, off of Hollywood Way or use the main entrance at

10621 Victory Blvd.

The Portal building is accessible from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for

viewing the cenotaphs and burial stones.

The aviation displays can be viewed from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Admission is free but donations are accepted. For more information,

call 845-3300.

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call JOYCE RUDOLPH at 637-3241 or e-mail joyce.rudolph@latimes.com or

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