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.
DIRECTOR FRANK DARABONT HONORED
“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.
ALLIANCE OPENS ‘SHYNESS IS NICE’
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.
JEWISH HUMOR CELEBRATED AT TEMPLE
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
‘TOM SAWYER’ STAR ATTENDS SCREENING
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.
‘CHARMED’ STAR GUEST AT ‘NIGHT OF MAGIC’
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.
PROVIDENCE HIGH PRODUCES ‘WHITE ROSE’
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.
‘BILOXI BLUES’ FINISHING RUN
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.
‘WISHING WELL’ EXTENDS RUN AT VICTORY
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.
‘A FEW GOOD MEN’ AT THIRD STAGE
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.
‘GUNMETAL BLUES’ IN FINAL WEEKEND
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’ PRODUCED AT FALCON
“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.
‘STEEL MAGNOLIAS’ AT FALCON
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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