Show Camp Productions will present the Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at The Alex Theatre
today and Sunday.
The Burbank Summer Show Camp offers a variety of enrichment
opportunities for young- sters 7 to 18 from Burbank, Glendale and
Show Campers spend their summer taking classes in dance, music,
acting, computers, video production, and more. The highlight of the
campers summer program is, of course, the show.
Sponsored by the Burbank First United Methodist Church, this is
the fourth season of the project. It is coordinated by directors
Darrell and Jenny Bishop and their production team.
More than 250 Show Campers were put through a Broadway- style
vocal and dance audition in June. After the more than 120 children
were cast in the choir, an open call adult audition was held to cast
the principal roles.
Nick Palance is Joseph, Erin Workman is the Narrator, and a
multiethnic cast of brothers and wives complete the adult ensemble.
Show times are 2 and 7:30 tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday at The Alex
Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets are $12 to $17. For
information, call 243-2539 or go online at www.alextheatre.org.
BIG BAND MUSIC CONTINUES AT MOOSE LODGE
The Bobby Perino Big Band is continuing its series “Big Band
Dancing at the Moose” from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Moose Lodge,
357 Arden Ave.
Guests can exhibit their ballroom and swing dancing skills to an
orchestra playing the standards from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s. Dance
styles are East and West Coast swing, waltzes, fox trots and mixers.
Latin dance styles include cha-cha, rumbas, mambos and tangos.
Admission is $6. For information, call 240-1505.
GLENDALE RESIDENT PERFORMS IN OPERA CONCERT
Opera of the Foothills will join forces with Golden West Opera
Theatre to present a concert, “A Potpourri of Opera,” at 7 tonight at
the South Pasadena Community Room in Pasadena.
Darlene Jensen of Glendale is a founding member of the Opera of
the Foothills. She is not only a board member but is also box office
manager as well as a performer in the chorus for this concert.
The chorus will perform “Brindisi” from “La Traviata,” “Hear Thou
Our Supplication” from Rossini’s “Moses in Egypt” and “O Sommo Carlo”
from Verdi’s “Ernani.”
Donation for the concert is $20 at the door or call for
The community room is at 1115 El Centro in South Pasadena.
MEDIA CITY BALLET HAS SUMMER PROGRAM
Principals from the Media City Ballet Company will perform
favorite works at the “Summer Evening at the Ballet” program
scheduled at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Media Dance Centre, 237 E. Palm
An informal reception will follow the performance allowing the
audience to talk to the dancers.
Company members will perform their favorite ballet for two and
solo dances from “Swan Lake,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Flames of Paris”
and others. Company principals dancing for this performance are Askar
Alimbetov, Danny Davalos, Askar Kettebekov, Ellen Rosa and Jennifer
Wilson. Soloists performing are Jacquelyn Shaw and Damara Titmus.
Tickets are $15. For information, call 972-9692. Seats are limited
and reservations are recommended. This program is not recommended for
children younger than 4.
The next program in the series, “Storybook Ballets,” is scheduled
for Sept. 21. It is recommended for children. The company will have a
“Kings & Princesses” fund-raising dinner dance Oct. 26 at the Media
City Theatre Arts Courtyard outside of the Media Dance Centre in
Burbank. For ticket information, call 972-9692.
‘TONS OF MONEY’ ENDS RUN
Alan Ayckbourn’s “Tons of Money” ends its run today at Glendale
Centre Theatre. Burbank resident George Strattan directs the play
“Jack and the Beanstalk,” by Byron Simpson continues at 11 a.m.
Saturdays except Labor Day weekend through Nov. 15.
Tickets range from $14 to $17. For reservations, call 244-8481.
Glendale Centre Theatre is at 324 N. Orange St., Glendale.
The next production, “Damn Yankees,” opens Wednesday. The musical,
about one fan’s attempt to save his favorite baseball team, has
entertained numerous generations since it first premiered on
Broadway. The run continues through Oct. 11.
AGA-BOOM CLOWNS TAKE FINAL BOW AT FALCON
“AGA-BOOM” completes its hysterical run Sunday at the Falcon
Theatre in Burbank.
From the veteran clowns of Cirque du Soleil’s record- breaking
shows, “O” and “Alegria,” “AGA-BOOM” is a unique theatrical event for
the family. Rooted in the unique style and universal language of
clowning, “AGA-BOOM” cuts through the barriers of language and
culture with the art of slapstick, the humor of physical comedy and
the excitement of childhood.
Performances are 8 p.m. today and 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are
from $15 to $25. The Falcon is at 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank. For
reservations, call 955-8101.
‘RAPUNZEL’ CONTINUES AT THE FALCON THEATRE
“Rapunzel,” written by Lori Marshall and directed by Joseph Leo
Bwarie, is continuing at The Falcon Theatre in Burbank.
Based on the classic fairy tale of love and deception by the
Brothers Grimm, Rapunzel and friends look high and low for happiness
in a magical forest, only to find that it was right in front of them
Performances are 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays,
through Sept. 7. Tickets are $10. The Falcon is at 4252 Riverside
Drive, Burbank. For reservations, call 955-8101.
COLLEGE MUSICAL ‘CABARET’ ENDS RUN
“Cabaret,” with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb,
finishes its run this weekend at Glendale Community College in the
Auditorium Mainstage Theatre.
The hit musical takes place in troubled 1929 Berlin at the
beginning of the Nazis’ rise to power and at the decadent Kit Kat
Professor Ken Gray is the director. Several “Cabaret” cast members
appeared last year in the college production of “West Side Story,”
including Jeff Leatherwood, playing the central character, Cliff, and
Bonnie McMahan in the lead role of Sally Bowles. Ben Magallanes Jr.
plays the master of ceremonies and Aaron Foley portrays the Nazi
Shows are at 8 tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15, $12
for students and seniors and $8 each for groups of 10 or more and
children 12 and younger. For reservations, call 240-1000, ext. 5618.
COLONY PRODUCING ‘TOYS IN THE ATTIC’
The Colony Theatre Company is producing “Toys in the Attic” by
Lillian Hellman at the Burbank Center Stage.
Directing the play is acclaimed director Jessica Kubzansky.
Funny yet poignant, the play illustrates what happens after two
sisters discover their ne’er-do-well brother is suddenly wildly
This run continues until Sept. 14. The Burbank Center Stage is at
555 N. Third St., Burbank. For tickets, call 558-7000.
ARTISTS COMBINE IN ‘SUMMER GARDENS’ EXHIBIT
Artists Vicki D. Thomas and Jo Spiller are featured in “Summer
Gardens,” an exhibit in watercolors, is continuing at Whites Gallery
Thomas was a freelance fashion illustrator for 17 years in Los
Angeles before she moved into fine arts watercolor.
Spiller has just moved here from Maine and is known for her
florals. She prefers to work from real flowers, both outdoors and in
The exhibit continues through Aug. 27. Gallery hours are 1 to 7
p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to
8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Whites Gallery is at
2414 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. For more information, call 957-4071.
PENELOPE’S HAS NEW ARTISTS
Penelope’s Cafe, Books and Gallery is showcasing the works of two
artists. Mary Tracy of La Canada Flintridge is displaying her collage
works made with recycled materials while Catherine Parkinson, also of
La Canada Flintridge, is showing her photography.
Tracy has been making framed art pieces, art cards and bookmarks
for several years. She finds energy from taking discarded marketing
textile items and transforming them into part of art.
Parkinson won an award from the National Geographic magazine when
she entered its first photography contest a few years ago.
The exhibit continues through Sept. 15. Cafe hours are 7 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to
9 p.m. Saturday.
Penelope’s Cafe is at 1029 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge.
For more information, call 790-4386.
PICTURE POETRY EXHIBIT AT BODDY HOUSE
Actress Angela Cartwright, from 1960s TV shows “Make Room for
Daddy” and “Lost in Space,” shows her hand-painted photography in her
exhibit “Picture Poetry” at the Boddy House in Descanso Gardens.
Joining her in the exhibit are Shirley Flynn, showing oil
paintings that depict the special places of her life, from New
England to Southern California, and Marsha Grieco making her Descanso
debut with watercolors of flora, fauna, landscapes and other
whimsies. Also in the show are ceramic artists Lilia Venier and
The exhibit continues through Aug. 28. The Boddy House Gallery is
open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and accessible by foot path or,
in the afternoons, by tram. Admission is free with admission to the
Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Parking is free. Admission fees
are $5 for adults; $3 for seniors and students; $1 for children 5 to
12, and free for members and children younger than 5. For more
information, call 949-4200.
JURIED SHOW AT CREATIVE ARTS CENTER
Burbank Art Assn. is presenting the Honors Division 10th Annual
Juried Art Exhibit featuring many artists in the area at the Creative
Arts Center Gallery, 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank.
The exhibit runs through Aug. 28. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m.
to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 238-5397.
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
Tonight, the spotlight shines on Dead Ringer. Med Flory Quintet
performs Sunday. The schedule for the week is Eldad Tarmu Trio on
Monday; Bruce Lofgren Trio on Tuesday; Steve Blackwood Quartet on
Wednesday, Jack Sheldon on Thursday; and the Gracie Speranza on
Jax is at 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. For more information, call
RESTAURANT OFFERS MUSIC FROM ‘20s, ‘30s, ‘40s
The Oceanview Bar and Grill offers live entertainment six nights a
week for diners.
Entertainers perform a combination of piano and jazz guitar
pieces, and some accompany with vocals. Musical selections include a
mix of music from the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s to opera to Celine Dion.
Some entertainers also perform their original pieces and invite
diners to sing along.
Jennifer Russell and Michael Gayle sing jazz while playing piano
and guitar from 7 to 10 tonight. Singing behind the piano the rest
of the week are Bill Howe on Monday; Travis Warren, Tuesday; Mary
Ekler, Wednesday; Alexandra Caselli, Thursday; and Bob Fetherolf,
The Oceanview Bar and Grill is at 3826 Ocean View Blvd., Montrose.
For more information, call 248-2722.
OPEN HOUSE PLANNED AT CASA ADOBE DE SAN RAFAEL
Members of Glendale Beautiful are sponsoring an open house with
free tours from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Casa Adobe de San Rafael, 1330
Dorothy Drive, Glendale.
Glendale Beautiful members maintain the state historic landmark,
which was built in 1870 for Tomas Sanchez, the first sheriff of L.A.
County. The adobe contains period furnishings and historic artifacts
and photographs. For more information, call 246-3634.
BURBANK HISTORICAL SOCIETY OFFERS EXHIBITS OF BURBANK
The Burbank Historical Society’s Gordon R. Howard Museum Complex
features exhibits of early Burbank. There are extensive collections
of vintage vehicles, costumes, dolls, cameras and special sections on
the history of Lockheed, Disney and Warner Bros. studios.
Hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free, but
donations are accepted. The complex is at 1015 W. Olive Ave.,
Burbank. Parking is available at George Izay Park lot off Clark
For more information, call 841-6333.
THE DOCTORS’ HOUSE FEATURES GLENDALE HISTORY
The Doctors’ House, tucked inside Brand Park in Glendale, is a
Victorian home in Queen Anne Eastlake-style and is open to the public
from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Built in the 1880s by real-estate
entrepreneur E.T. Byram, the house has been restored. Brand Park is
at 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.
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 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. on
Sundays. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more
information, call 845-3300.
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.
LOOKING BACK AT THE LANTERMAN HOUSE
The Lanterman House, owned by the city of La Canada Flintridge, is
operated by the Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation and is open to
the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and the first and
third Sundays of the month.
The house was built in 1914 by the founding family of La Canada
Flintridge. The city took ownership in 1987, and public tours have
been offered since 1995.
For information, call 790-1421.
SWING DANCING, KARAOKE COMBINE AT THE MIX
The Mix, at 2612 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose, offers Top 40 music
played by a disc jockey on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. On
Wednesday, there is swing-dancing instruction from 8 to 9 p.m.
followed by swing dancing from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Karaoke is offered
at 9:30 p.m. Thursday. There are also 12 pool tables and a pool
league, dart boards and a darts league, and the occasional live music
band. Cover is $3 on the weekend, $2 on Tuesdays and $5 on
Wednesdays. Call 248-3040.
GO TO GIGGLES FOR SALSA, LATIN HOUSE
Giggles night club, 215 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale, offers a
mixture of dancing and salsa lessons Fridays.
Salsa and merengue dancing are offered on the lower level Friday
and Saturday. On the main floor, Spanish rock and pop are played
Friday, while Latin house, trance and Top 40 are offered Saturday.
There is a strict dress code. The club is open 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Friday and Saturday. Admission is $12 both nights. For information,
SKATING IS COOL FUN AT PICKWICK ARENA
Pickwick Ice Skating Arena, 1001 Riverside Drive in Burbank, has
public skating, figure skating and ice-hockey lessons. It is also
available for private parties. Public sessions are from 2:30 to 4:30
p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 8 to 10 p.m. Saturdays; 1:30 to 5:30
p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and 8:15 to 9:45 p.m.
Wednesdays. Admission is $6, $5 for 17 and younger, and $3 extra for
skate rentals. For information call 846-0035.
EQUESTRIAN CENTER GREAT FOR HORSING AROUND
The Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Drive in Burbank,
has horse events throughout the year but also rents out the animals
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Horse rentals are $20 for one hour, $30
for 1 1/2 hours, and $35 for two hours, all with a $15 deposit, cash only. Private hourlong lessons are $35.
Private parties can take night rides or, for the summer only,
sunset barbecue rides. The sunset rides are also open to the public.
To horse around, call 840-8401, or for general information about the
center, call 840-9063.
MOONLIGHT ROLLERWAY IS THE PLACE TO SKATE
Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale offers skating for children and
adults throughout the week. Admission ranges from $4.50 to $6.75.
There is a $2 skate rental fee or skaters can bring their own in-line
or regular skates.
There is a session for children 12 and younger and their parents
from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
Public sessions are from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and
1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Adult Disco Night for those 18
and older is from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Monday. Old-timers Night with live
organ music is from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
Skaters receive a discount on the public session from 8 to 10:30
p.m. Wednesdays. Adult admission is $5 with $2 skate rental. The rink
is reserved for private parties Thursday.
Moonlight is at 5110 San Fernando Road in Glendale. For more
information, call 241-3630.
TALK TO THE ANIMALS AT THE LOS ANGELES ZOO
The L.A. Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is
$9, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $4 for kids 2 to 12 and free for
kids younger than 2. Parking is free and strollers and wheelchairs
are available to rent. The zoo is at 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. For
information call (323) 644-6400. It is closed on Christmas Day.
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