A free CD of the music heard aboard the Titanic the night of its
demise will be given to guests at the screening of “A Night to
Remember” (1958) at 2 and 8 p.m. today at The Alex Theatre in
The Alex Film Society is sponsoring the event, featuring an uncut
print that contains footage trimmed from its original American
As a bonus, patrons will receive a free CD of Ian Whitcomb’s,
“Titanic, Music As Heard On The Fateful Voyage.” Winner of two
Grammys, the Rhino Records release is an authentic re-creation of the
music played by the White Star Orchestra on the fateful voyage.
Based on Walter Lord’s best- selling novel of the same name, this
factual re-creation of the last fateful hours of the “unsinkable”
Titanic is brought to the screen in meticulous detail. Each moment in
the great ship’s demise is documented. The film’s dignity and
simplicity are a tribute to the innocent souls who met their fate in
the North Atlantic on April 14, 1912.
Actor Bernard Fox, who portrayed a lookout on the Titanic, is the
special guest at the 8 p.m. show. Television fans will best remember
Fox for his recurring role as Dr. Bombay on TV’s “Bewitched.”
Both screenings include Walt Disney Co.'s Academy Award-winning
Technicolor cartoon, “The Old Mill” (1937).
In addition, through the partnership with the California Science
Center, filmgoers will also receive discount passes worth up to $12
to experience the “Legend in Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit.”
Tickets are $8.50, $7 matinee. Alex Film Society members get in
for only $6. Tickets can be purchased by calling 243-2539 or at the
box office, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale.
METHOD FEST CONTINUES THROUGH FRIDAY
Nearly 60 feature films and shorts have been chosen from 340
international entries for the fifth annual Method Fest continuing
through Friday at the AMC Media Center 8 Theatre in Burbank.
The winners were picked by a panel of six, including an actor, an
acting teacher, a filmmaker and the festival’s organizer, Don
Information about the festival is available at www.methodfest.com
or by calling (310) 535-9230.
RECITAL BENEFITS STUDENT MUSICIANS
The Glendale Branch of the Music Teachers’ Assn. of California
will present a benefit recital featuring Glendale Branch members and
pianists Rosanna Marzaroli and Natalie Ross on Sunday at Brand
Library Recital Hall, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.
A silent auction begins at 3 p.m., followed by the recital at 4.
Tickets are $15, $10 for students. Higher levels of donation are
gratefully accepted and all donations are tax deductible. For advance
tickets, call Ann Kleinsasser at 248-1186.
Proceeds will benefit the Glendale Branch Memorial Music
Scholarship Fund. This year’s scholarship auditions will be at 6 p.m.
May 2 at Brand Library.
The program for Sunday is Etudes (Op. 10, Nos. 2, 3, 5, 8 and Op.
25, Nos. 1, 6) by Chopin, Preludes (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair,
and Minstrels) by Debussy, L’Isle Joyeuse by Debussy, Paganini
Variations for Two Pianos by Lutoslawski, and Carnival of the Animals
for two pianos by Saint-Saens, narrated by Carl Matthes.
Marzaroli has performed with the Los Angeles Bach Festival
Orchestra, the Glendale Symphony Orchestra (under Lalo Schifriin),
Cal State Los Angeles Orchestra and the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.
Ross made her debut at 12 with the Miami Symphonic Society Orchestra.
She has performed solo and four-hand piano music at a variety of
venues throughout the United States and Europe, and has taught piano
PLAYERS RAISING FUNDS FOR ‘ANNIE’
The Stepping Stone Players’ are planning a fund-raising dinner
from 4 to 8 tonight for their next production, the Tony Award-winning
The Backstage Bar-B-Q will be hosted by the Mulder family in
Glendale. The family event will feature a home-style barbecue,
line-dancing lessons, activities for the kids, bingo, a silent
auction, 50/50 drawing, a bake sale and live entertainment, including
many performers who have been seen in past Stepping Stone Players’
productions. For reservations, call 246-8822.
The Stepping Stone Players is dedicated to building a sense of
community through live theater by encouraging people of all ages to
participate regardless of theatrical experience or background.
“Annie” opens Sept. 5. This marks the first time the musical will
extend over three weekends.
JAY UNDERWOOD JOINS ‘GRETTY GOOD TIME’
Jay Underwood of Burbank will play opposite Pamela Gordon in John
Belluso’s “Gretty Good Time,” opening tonight at the Falcon Theatre
For the theater, he studied and performed at the American
Conservatory Theatre and the Minneapolis Children’s Theatre Company.
In film, he appeared in “Billy Graham’s Road to Redemption,” Alan
Rudolph’s “Afterglow” and “The Boy Who Could Fly.”
His TV work includes the roles of Sonny in “The Sonny and Cher
Story,” Chip the Android in the Disney Channel’s “Not Quite Human
Trilogy” and Hemingway in “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.”
Joe Regalbuto directs this West-Coast premiere of the play.
Frustrated by her life of dependency, a paralytic woman with a
death wish and an irascible sense of humor escapes the confines of
her 1950s nursing home into a surreal dream world. But even amid this
world of fantasy, she finds she still must reconcile the horrors of
her past with the painful reality of her future.
The play continues through May 4. Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesdays
through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $25 to $37.50 with
group senior discounts available, except for Saturday shows. Falcon
Theatre is at 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank. For reservations, call
TV AND FILM STAR JOINS IMPROV TROUPE
The Really Spontaneous Theatre Company welcomes actor Bodhi Elfman
to The Third Stage in Burbank.
Elfman has appeared in the films “Gone in 60 Seconds” and “The Mod
Squad.” On TV, he has been seen in “Malcolm in the Middle” and
The improv troupe performs at 7 p.m. Sundays at The Third Stage,
2811 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Tickets are $15. For reservations,
call (323) 969-4991.
COLONY’S ‘DONNA MCKECHNIE’ OPENS TONIGHT
The Los Angeles premiere of “Donna McKechnie: Inside The Music”
opens tonight, produced by the Colony Theatre Company.
Written by Christopher Durang and directed by Thommie Walsh, it is
based on the true stories of McKechnie’s life. As a young dancer
raised in the Midwest, she literally runs away to New York to chase
her dreams of becoming a Broadway performer. Through poignant and
funny insights, the show traces the struggles of a young Broadway
dancer from her first big break in a Broadway musical to becoming a
Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and
7 p.m. Sundays through May 11. Tickets are $26 to $32 and can be
reserved by calling 558-7000. The Colony Theatre is at 555 N. Third
NUCLEAR FAMILY EXAMINED IN COLLEGE PRODUCTION
“Keeping Up with the Joneses,” a play by Nate Eppler, is being
produced by the Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Department.
Eppler explores the inner workings of a family of geniuses, which
includes a would-be superhero, an ornithologist, a 16-year-old
biology expert and a physicist working for the Department of Defense.
He uses nuclear war as a metaphor for the nuclear family and asks why
anyone would build such a terrible weapon.
“Keeping Up with the Joneses” has been nominated for four
playwriting competitions, including the Mark Twain Award for best new
Performances are at 8 tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday in the GCC
Auditorium Studio Theatre. .
Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended. Doors open
30 minutes before each show. Tickets are $7, $5 for students and
seniors. For reservations, call 240-1000, ext. 5618. There will be no
A NOISE WITHIN PRODUCING CLASSICS
A Noise Within’s “The King Stag” opens this weekend and continues
through May 18 at the Glendale playhouse. It plays in repertory with
“O Pioneers” and “Measure For Measure.”
Carlo Gozzi’s classic is directed by Joe Graves. The story is
about Deramo, King of Serendippo, who longs for a queen who honestly
loves him. Having already seen all the lovely ladies in the land,
Deramo seeks the help of a magician to conjure up his true love. But
when the magic falls into the wrong hands, life changes in the
kingdom and a struggle ensues between good and evil.
Artistic co-directors and husband and wife, Geoff Elliott and
Julia Rodriguez Elliott, direct “O Pioneers,” a stage adaptation of
Willa Cather’s novel. Heroine Alexandra Bergson leads her family into
the 1880s Midwest to carve out a living from a forbidding land.
It runs in repertory through May 15 with Shakespeare’s “Measure
for Measure,” which continues through May 10.
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
The former Masonic temple building is at 234 S. Brand Blvd.,
Glendale. Tickets range from $18 to $38 and can be reserved by
‘CAMELOT’ ENDS RUN AT CENTRE THEATRE TODAY
Lerner and Loewe’s “Camelot,” produced by Glendale Centre Theatre,
completes its run today.
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.
“Petticoat Fever,” a comedy by Mark Reed, opens Wednesday and runs
through May 17. The play had a successful run in London and on
Broadway in 1935 as well as on tour around the United States. In
1937, MGM released the motion picture, starring Robert Montgomery and
The story is about a young man stuck in a remote radio outpost in
Northern Canada. When the girl of his dreams (and her fiance)
literally drop into his world, it’s a recipe for fast-paced hilarity.
This production is directed by Burbank resident George Strattan.
The children’s musical “Cinderella” plays at 11 a.m. Saturdays through June 18.
‘LEND ME A TENOR’ AT GROVE THEATER CENTER
Grove Theater Center Burbank is producing Ken Ludwig’s zany comedy
“Lend Me a Tenor.”
Trouble begins for the Cleveland Grand Opera when tenor Tito
Merelli overdoses on sleeping pills right before his debut with the
company. The fun begins when the company’s office assistant (and
aspiring opera singer) Max offers to impersonate him.
The company might have pulled it off, except for the three women
who throw themselves at Tito. Then his jealous Italian wife appears.
Hilarity abounds when a mad lunatic dressed as Otello tries to break
into the theater.
For more information and to buy tickets, call 238-9998 or go to
Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays
through April 26. Tickets are $17.50 for Thursdays and Sundays,
$19.50 for Saturdays. There is a $5 discount for Burbank residents.
GTC Burbank is at 1111-b W. Olive Ave. in Burbank. It is in the
back of the George Izay Park, behind the Olive Recreation Center. For
tickets, call 238-9998 open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Saturday and prior to all performances.
A LITTLE JAZZ WITH DINNER
JAX OFFERS SUPPER, JAZZ EVERY NIGHT
Jax Bar and Grill is a supper club offering live jazz every night
of the week.
Show times are 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 p.m. to
1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
Happy Hour Jazz is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Tonight, the spotlight shines on the Bill Cunliffe Sextet. Dead
Ringer performs Sunday. The schedule for the week is the Marty Harris
on Monday; John Nagourney Trio on Tuesday; Harold Bennett on
Wednesday; Jack Sheldon on Thursday; and Karen Hernandez of Burbank
Jax is at 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. For more information, call
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 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,
BOLTON HALL FEATURES EARLY SUNLAND, TUJUNGA
Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga, run by the Little Landers
Historical Society, features historical displays relating to the
Sunland and Tujunga areas. It is open to the public at 1 p.m.
Tuesdays and Sundays. Admission is free. The museum is at 10110
Commerce Ave., Tujunga.
For information, call 352-3420.
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