"The Secret Garden," the 1933 film based on the novel by Frances
Hodgson Burnett, is the final segment in the Family Film Series at 2
p.m. today at The Alex Theatre in Glendale.
An orphaned girl, Mary Lennox (Kate Maberly) discovers a secret
garden at her uncle's home and shares the special refuge with her
cousin and friend.
Pre-show activities at 1 p.m. include an arts-and-crafts project
The theme of the series has been to promote literacy among young
moviegoers, and there will be a book drawing of many children's
Also, moviegoers who bring a gently used book will receive $1 off
the ticket price. Books will be donated to the Glendale Public
Tickets are $7.50, $5 for children. Tickets are available at the
box office, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, or by calling 243-2539.
VIOLINIST MAKES L.A. DEBUT WITH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Violinist Caitlin Tully, 15, makes her Los Angeles debut with
Music Director Jeffrey Kahane and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
at 8 tonight at The Alex Theatre in Glendale.
Caitlin made her debut with the Vancouver Symphony at 10,
displaying a musical maturity far beyond her years.
She will perform the lyrical Mendelssohn Concerto for violin in E
minor that has long been associated with child prodigies. Also
scheduled during the event will be the world premiere of John
Steinmetz's Concerto for bassoon and orchestra.
Steinmetz is the principal bassoonist for the Los Angeles Opera
Orchestra, held the position of second bassoon with the Los Angeles
Chamber Orchestra for 14 years, and works regularly in motion picture
and recording orchestras. Steinmetz composed his Concerto for bassoon
and orchestra for the chamber orchestra's virtuoso principal bassoon
Kenneth Munday, a long-time friend and colleague.
Tickets range from $15 to $63 and can be purchased online at
www.laco.org or at The Alex box office at 216 N. Brand Blvd.,
BURBANK CHORALE SINGS OPERA SELECTIONS
"A Night at the Opera," featuring opera choruses, ensembles and
arias, will be performed in two free concerts given by the Burbank
Chorale this weekend at the First Presbyterian Church of Burbank, 521
E. Olive Ave.
The concerts are at 7:30 tonight and 4 p.m. Sunday. Music of
composers Carmen, Dido, Aeneas, Lohengrin, Nabucco, Rigoletto,
Tannehauser and more will be presented.
Directing the ensemble is Mikhail Shtangrud, and John Tveit will
accompany the singers on piano.
Special guest appearances at both concerts will be made by the
Mayfield Singers from Mayfield Junior High School in Pasadena.
NICOLE MARIE GALLERY UNVEILS FIRST SHOW
Ayanna Nicole Floyd and Kathryn Marie Evans are organizing a
floating gallery exhibit, Nicole Marie Gallery, which begins at a
vacant space at 990 Hollywood Way at Magnolia Boulevard.
The opening reception is from 5 to 9 tonight. A closing reception
is from 5 to 9 p.m. May 10. Gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. and by
appointment by calling 841-1561.
The premise of the gallery is to showcase the talent of local fine
artists while moving the gallery to several locations.
Floyd is showing her new works depicting the Pine Barrens in New
Jersey. These large landscape paintings are rich in color and subject
Evans is focusing on new works involving dark horizon lines deep
within soft landscapes.
Neil Alan Wicks will be showing new sculptures made from wood.
There will be two bodies of work. One will involve human forms and
the other will involve geometrical shapes within forms.
In addition, 11 other artists will also be showing their works.
CAR SHOW AND CRAFT FAIR AT JOHNNY CARSON PARK
Burbank Temporary Aid Center and the Burbank Kiwanis are
co-sponsoring a free Car Show and Craft Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Sunday at Johnny Carson Park, 400 Bob Hope Drive, Burbank.
There will be classic cars, food and music.
YOUTH ORCHESTRA GIVES SHOWCASE CONCERT
The Glendale Youth Orchestra will have its annual Showcase Concert
at 6 tonight at the First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2001
Cana- da Blvd., Glendale.
Artists from the orchestra will perform solo and ensemble works
such as a Bach violin and oboe concerto and a Saint-Saens cello
A $5 donation is asked. For more information, call 321-3083.
TRIBUTE TO MOMS AT CREATIVE ARTS CENTER
Moms are the inspiration for paintings, writings and group
installations in the Inseparable Wings exhibition, "Written On The
Body," at the Creative Arts Center in Burbank. The event is presented
in May in honor of Mother's Day.
Each artist is creating a new body of work focusing on separation
and the resulting growth as a woman and creator. Also explored are
the invisible imprints that their mothers have left on them and how
these imprints are reflected in their art.
Those showing works are Sherry Adamo, Carole Gillin, Sylvia
Hamilton, Goulden Susan 'Suki' Kuss and E.W. Lane.
The artists face difficult issues bravely and honestly, allowing
the viewer into their private thoughts, memories and creations.
The exhibit continues through May 30. The Creative Arts Center is
at 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank. For information, call 238-5397.
'IMAGES AND IMPRESSIONS' AT WHITES GALLERY
Whites Gallery is presenting a collection of paintings titled
"Images and Impressions" at the gallery, 2414 Honolulu Ave.,
Artists featured are Alison Ehmig of Pasadena, Heather Sturt Haaga
of La Canada Flintridge, Marijane Hebert of La Canada Flintridge and
Susan Gordinier of San Marino.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The
show ends May 23. For more information, call 957-4071.
BARBERSHOP SINGERS HAVE HARMONY SHOW
The 47th annual Barbershop Harmony Show "Top Ten," featuring the
Crescenta Valley Highlander Chorus, is scheduled for 2 p.m. today at
the Hall of Liberty in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills.
Forest Lawn is at 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles.
Donation is $14, $7 for children younger than 12. For more
information, call 249-6766.
DESCANSO GARDENS BLOOMS FLOWER FEST
Descanso Gardens is celebrating the season with its annual Spring
Show and Festival of Flowers.
This weekend features the theme "Heritage Weekend." There will be
walking tours at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., children's stories and
music in Spanish will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. and a guided tour
of the chaparral is at 2:30 p.m. today. A mariachi concert is from 1
to 2 p.m. Sunday.
A discovery station, where children and adults are invited to stop
and smell the roses, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Children can pick up an adventure map to help
them guide their families and friends to the children's maze, the
bird observation station and through the forest to find Miss Spider's
Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Ca- nada
Flintridge. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Parking is free.
Admission fees are $6, $4 for seniors and students, $1.50 for
children 5 to 12, and free for members and children 5 and younger.
For information, call 949-4200.
ARMENIAN ARTISTS SHOW AT FOREST LAWN MUSEUM
"From Ararat to America," an unprecedented collection of art by
contemporary Armenian artists, is featured in a exhibit at Forest
Lawn Museum in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale.
Artists in the exhibit Martiros Adalian, Raffi Adalyan, Vladimir
Atanian, Vahe Berberian, Vahe Fattal, Charles Garabedian, Gaspar
Gharibyan, Kaloust Guedel (Guedelekian), Vachag (Vachik
Der-Sarkisian), Samvel Harbardzumyan, Narine Isajanyan, Emil Kazaz,
Alina Mnatsakanian, Alexander Sadoyan, Sev (Henrik Khachatryan),
Zadik Zadikian, Zareh, and Suren Karapetian.
Forest Lawn is at 1712 S. Glendale Ave. For more information, call
'GRETTY GOOD TIME' CLOSES AT THE FALCON
John Belluso's "Gretty Good Time," starring Pamela Gordon, ends
its run Sunday at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank.
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 must reconcile the horrors of her
past with the painful reality of her future.
Show times are 8 tonight and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 to
$37.50. The Falcon Theatre is at 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank. For
reservations, call 955-8101.
DONNA MCKECHNIE GOES 'INSIDE THE MUSIC'
The Los Angeles premiere of "Donna McKechnie: Inside The Music" is
being produced by the Colony Theatre Company in Burbank.
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 runs away to New York to chase her dreams
of becoming a Broadway performer.
Performances are at 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
TV AND FILM STAR JOINS IMPROV TROUPE
The Really Spontaneous Theatre Company welcomes back Denice Duff
to The Third Stage in Burbank on Sunday.
A popular face in commercials for Budweiser and Kodak, Duff has
worked in films and television, including guest-starring roles in
"Northern Exposure" and "Reasonable Doubts." She has been playing
Amanda on the daytime drama "The Young and the Restless" for a year.
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.
A NOISE WITHIN PRODUCING CLASSICS
A Noise Within's "The King Stag" 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.
The former Masonic temple building is at 234 S. Brand Blvd.,
Tickets range from $18 to $38 and can be reserved by calling
'PETTICOAT FEVER' AT CENTRE THEATRE
"Petticoat Fever," a comedy by Mark Reed, runs through May 17 at
Glendale Centre Theatre.
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.
The play is directed by Burbank resident George Strattan.
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" plays at 11 a.m. Saturdays through June 18.
COLLEGE PRODUCES 'THE LARAMIE PROJECT'
"The Laramie Project" is being presented by the Glendale Community
College Theatre Arts Department in the Auditorium Mainstage Theatre.
Based on events surrounding the 1998 murder of a young gay man
named Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo., Moises Kaufman and the
members of the Tectonic Theater Project created a theatrical collage
that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights
of compassion that can be achieved.
Kaufman and the members of the theater project conducted 200
interviews with the people of Laramie and found a full spectrum of
reactions to the crime.
GCC theater arts professor Ken Gray is the director.
Show times are 8 tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday. The play continues at
8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and May 10. The final matinee is 2 p.m. May
11. Tickets are $7, $5 for students and seniors and $3 each for
groups of 10 or more.
To order tickets, call 240-1000, ext. 5618.
'2ND WIND THE MUSICAL' COMPLETES ITS RUN
The revival performance of the rock opera, "2nd Wind the Musical
2002," completes its run at 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.
Tickets are $25 with discounts available for seniors, groups and
teens. For reservations, call (310) 680-9109. The playhouse is at
3435 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank.
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