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
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
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
is the producing artistic director of the Ensemble Theatre of
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
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.
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
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