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.
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
Domestic Violence Intervention Program.The event is sponsored by
the student organizations United Womyn’s Council and GCC Theatre
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.
Ensler wrote the play in 1996 based on interviews she conducted
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.
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
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
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.
‘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
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
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.
‘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
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
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
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
The production contains strong language and is recommended for
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.
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,
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