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Jack Klugman in one-man show at Falcon

A special evening with actor Jack Klugman kicks off the five-play

subscription season planned for The Falcon Theatre, it was announced

last week by Producer/Director Garry Marshall.

Two-time Emmy Award-winner Klugman, from Marshall’s celebrated

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television series, “The Odd Couple,” will perform in the world

premiere of his new one-man show, “An Evening with Jack Klugman.

Previews begin Sept. 12 for this intimate visit with the actor as

he shares stories from his more than 50 years in the entertainment

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industry, working with Ethel Merman, Jackie Gleason, Judy Garland and

Tony Randall, as well as discussing for the first time publicly the

details of his emotional battle and recovery from throat cancer.

Robert Harling’s stage and screen classic, “Steel Magnolias,” will

offer theatergoers a hearty helping of love, laughter and tears in

the second installment of the season. D. Lynn Meyers, who has

directed several highly acclaimed productions of the play, including

the Canadian National Tour, will stage the Falcon production. Meyers

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is the producing artistic director of the Ensemble Theatre of

Cincinnati.

In December, the Troubadour Theater Company returns with another

spin on a beloved yuletide classic in the world premiere of “It’s A

Stevie Wonderful Life,” directed by Matt Walker. This time the

Troubies take the perennial favorite, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and

add the musical stylings of legendary singer/songwriter Stevie

Wonder.

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On Valentine’s Day, writer/comedian Lewis Black, a regular on

Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” will premiere “One Slight Hitch”

as the fourth play of the season. On the day of their daughter’s

wedding, Doc and Delia Coleman find themselves in all sorts of

hilarious predicaments, starting when an unexpected guest arrives

hours before the wedding is to begin. Actor/Director Joe Grifasi will

direct this “Father of the Bride” meets “Noises Off” comedy in its

West Coast premiere.

The season’s finale is another world-premiere play, “Johnny Boy,”

written by Jeff Mandels. Two teenage brothers come of age during the

summer of the historic 1955 Dodgers vs. Yankees World Series.

For reservations, call 955-8101.

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Foothill Summer Theatre’s “Les Miserables” continues this weekend

at La Canada High School Auditorium.

Show times for the musical, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, are

at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday.

This year’s cast includes Burbank students Julie Adams, Chelsea

Morgan, Cody Morgan and Samantha Regal.

Directing the production is Zoe Bright, a member of the original

London cast. Bright is joined by musical director Dan Kerr,

choreographer Melinda Gillman, co-producer Joanna Hurst and costume

designer Janis Kerker.

For tickets, call 236-2666

* JOYCE RUDOLPH’s column appears Wednesdays. For events happening

this weekend, read her 48 Hours column Saturdays. Reach her at

637-3241.


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