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Art association unveils winners in fall showcase


Christina Ramos received three honors in the fall show of the Burbank

Art Assn., continuing at the Burbank Central Library.

She took home Best of Show in the Honors Division for an untitled


entry. In the Open Division, Dennis Westerling captured Best of Show

with his entry “Near Los Oliveos.”

In the Honors Division, Hal Heimlick received first place, Lilli

Monello took home second place and Ramos won third place with another


of her entries.

In the Open Division, Dortha Engquist received first place while

second place went to Arline Helm, and Dennis Westerling took home

third place. Ramos also received first place in the special category.

Works can be viewed in the upstairs auditorium during library

hours. The library is closed on Sunday. The show continues through

Nov. 30. The library is at 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank.




“The Green Mile” director Frank Darabont and “Fahrenheit 451"

author Ray Bradbury will give a talk on their successful careers

Sunday at Woodbury University.

Darabont will receive the university’s Ray Bradbury Creativity

Award, given to those who have contributed significantly to the

universe of creative excellence. Bradbury and his committee select

the recipient every year.


A buffet reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 7.

The cost is $50 or $25 for the program only. Proceeds benefit

Woodbury University’s Library Associates, a volunteer organization

dedicated to improving library services.

For reservations, call 767-0888 ext. 230.


The Alliance Repertory Company presents the West Coast premiere of

“Shyness Is Nice,” opening this weekend at the Alliance Theatre in


Playwright Marc Spitz is a senior writer at Spin magazine. His

writing on rock ‘n’ roll has also appeared in the New York Post, GQ,

the Washington Post, Nylon and Maxim.

Suzan Fellman directs the play about two very shy 30-year-old male

virgins who find out who they really are and what is truly important

to them after a drug deal goes wrong.

Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling (800) 595-4849. The

theater is at 3204 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank.


Performers Herschel and Judy Fox will offer comedy and music laced

with Jewish humor from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Burbank Temple Emanu


In the 23 years they have been married, the Foxes have performed

for hundreds of audiences in North America.

As a singer and comedian, Herschel has performed on Broadway in

“Most Happy Fella” and “Pajama Game.” He is the cantor at Valley Beth

Shalom in Encino.

Judy has opened for Rodney Dangerfield, and for many years was a

popular headline singer on the New York supper club circuit,

including the Copacabana. She’s appeared in off-Broadway productions

of “Wizard of Oz” and “Sweet Charity.” Judy is the cantor for the

Synagogue for the Performing Arts.

For tickets, at $50 each, call Burbank Temple Emanu El at



Johnny Whitaker, who handles the title role in the film “Tom

Sawyer,” will be a special guest at the 2 p.m. screening today at The

Alex Theatre in Glendale.

Also attending is Richard M. Sherman, half of the team who wrote

the score and screenplay for the film.

Sherman will discuss the making of the film. The film is based on

the classic Mark Twain novel, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” The

score for this musical adaptation was co-written by Richard M. and

Robert B. Sherman (“Mary Poppins” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”), who

also wrote the screenplay.

Also starring in the film is two-time Academy Award- winner Jodie

Foster, who plays Becky Thatcher.

The event launches the third season of The Alex Family Film Series

matinees that feature classic movies based on classic children’s

novels with the goal of promoting literacy to young moviegoers.

There will be a book drawing of Mark Twain novels, and moviegoers

bringing a gently used book will receive $1 off the ticket price. An

interactive arts and crafts workshop begins at 1 p.m. in forecourt.

Tickets are $7.50, $5 for children and can be purchased at The

Alex box office, 216 N. Brand Blvd. or by phone at 243-2539.


Alyssa Milano of WB Network’s “Charmed” will be the special guest

at the Burbank High Vocal Music Assn.'s seventh annual “Night of

Magic’ fund-raiser at 6:30 tonight at the Pickwick Gardens Banquet

Center in Burbank.

The featured artist for the event is Carmen Twillie, best known

for her work on numerous Disney soundtrack albums including “The Lion

King. She will perform “The Circle of Life.”

There will be a dinner and silent auction. Proceeds go to student

scholarships, equipment, accompanist fees, music clinics and travel

costs for choir competitions.

Tickets are $50. A limited number will be available at the door or

can be reserved by calling 731-2403. Pickwick Gardens is at 1001

Riverside Drive, Burbank.


The Providence Players will perform “The White Rose,” directed by

drama and English teacher Anne Matthews, at 8 tonight and 2 p.m.

Sunday in Providence High School’s Multiple Purpose Room, 511 S.

Buena Vista St., Burbank.

Tickets are $10, $8 for students, and $5 for seniors and children

11 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Set in 1943 Germany, “The White Rose” is based on factual events.

The play centers on a group of students from the University of

Munich, who publish anonymous pamphlets protesting the atrocities of

the Nazi regime. Eventually they are apprehended and their passion

stirs conflicting emotions in the Gestapo officer who arrested them.



The Actors’ Project ends its run of Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues”

this weekend at the Grove Theatre Center in Burbank.

The play is the second in Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy,

centered on his experiences in a 1943 U.S. Army boot camp in Biloxi,

Miss. Six diverse young men struggle with military discipline at the

hands of a tyrannical drill sergeant, who is bent on turning them

into first-rate soldiers.

The central character, Eugene, is the Simon alter ego, conversing

with the audience throughout, commenting on the incidents and the


Eileen Eberhardt is directing the play and the producer is Davey


Performances are 2 and 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are

$12 in advance and $15 at the door. For reservations, call 277-2300.

The theater is at 1111-B W. Olive Ave., Burbank.


The world premiere of Jon Klein’s comedy “Wishing Well” has been

extended until Dec. 14 at The Victory Theatre in Burbank.

It is directed by Maria Gobetti and co-produced by Tom Ormeny,

Robert E. Alschuler, Susan Alschuler and Gobetti.

It’s about a family of strong women and their men. Secrets define

their lives and shocks of discovery force them to change.

Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets range from $22 to $24. The Victory is at 3326 W. Victory

Blvd., Burbank. For reservations, call 841-5421.


Aaron Sorkin’s military courtroom drama, “A Few Good Men,”

continues in its Los Angeles premiere tonight at the Third Stage in


The play is directed by David Blanchard, who also is playing the

role of Lt. Jonathan Kendrick. Co-producing the play are Birdman and

Old Country Productions.

Before the film, the play was on Broadway and even though it went

on national tour, it was never produced in Los Angeles.

Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays until Nov. 22.

Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors. The theater is at 2811

W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. For reservations, call 842-4755.


The Colony Theatre Company’s “Gunmetal Blues” ends its run this

weekend in Burbank.

The story is about Sam Galahad, a down-and-out private detective,

hired to find Jennifer, the daughter of the recently deceased

millionaire Adrian Wasp. As Sam starts digging deeper into Jennifer’s

disappearance, he finds himself getting in too deep, but will he be

able to solve the mystery?

The text of the play is by Scott Wentworth with music and lyrics

by Craig Bohmler and Marion Adler. Andy Barnicle is the director.

Performances are 8 tonight and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range

from $29 to $35 with discounts for students and seniors. Burbank

Center Stage is at 555 N. 3rd St., Burbank. For tickets, call



“Late Night Catechism” is continuing in an open-ended run at 7:30

p.m. each Sunday at The Falcon Theatre in Burbank.

It was written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan. Directed by

Marc Silvia, the interactive comedy features an irrepressible

“Sister” teaching a class of “students” (the audience).

The Falcon is at 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank. Tickets are $25.

For reservations, call 955-8101.


A limited run of Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias” is continuing

at The Falcon Theatre in Burbank.

D. Lynn Meyers directs the 19-performance engagement featuring

Ovation Award best actress nominees Beth Grant, nominated for “The

Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife” at Zephyr

Theatre, and Madison Dunaway, nominated for “Agnes of God” at

International City Theatre.

Others in this all-star ensemble cast are TV veterans Kathryn

Joosten (“West Wing”), Karen Valentine (“Room 222"), Ruta Lee (“1st &

Ten”) and Beth Anne Garrison.

Everyone’s favorite ladies from Chinquapin, La., return in this

comedy, offering audiences a hearty helping of love, laughter and

tears. As six women gather in a beauty parlor over the period of two

years to discuss everything from favorite recipes and local beauty

queens to births and death, they find strength within themselves and

comfort in each other’s company.

Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m.

Sundays through Nov. 22. Tickets for adults range from $25 to $37.50.

The Falcon Theatre is at 4252 Riverside Drive, in Burbank. For

reservations, call 955-8101.

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