Performing arts classes producing 'West Side Story'

The Glendale Community College dance, music and theater arts

departments are rehearsing a production of "West Side Story," which

will open Aug. 9 for nine performances.

Shows are in the Auditorium Mainstage Theatre at 8 p.m. Aug. 9,

10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. Aug. 11, 18

and 25.

The musical is based on a concept by Jerome Robbins. The book was

written by Arthur Laurents, music is by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics

by Stephen Sondheim. Ken Gray, GCC theater professor, is stage


Musical direction is by Brent Crayon, choreography by Carlos

Ramos, set and lighting design by Guido Girardi and costume designer

is by Royce Herron.

The story is an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"

transplanted to the streets of New York.

Tickets are $14, $10 for students and seniors and $6 each for

groups of 10 or more. They can be reserved in advance or purchased at

the door.

For more information, call 240-1000, ext. 5618.

The main characters Tony and Maria are played by Jeff Leatherwood

and Tina Woodhull. Leatherwood is a Burbank resident and graduate of

Burroughs High. He previously appeared in GCC's production of

"Grease" and is a music major. He works in technical support at

Disney. He plans to transfer to USC.

Woodhull went to high school in Hayward, and appeared in musicals

in Hayward, San Francisco and Palo Alto. She most recently performed

in "Godspell" in Anaheim. She plans to transfer to UCLA.

Brian Rambally of Glendale as Bernardo, Michael Sapienza of Valley

Village as Riff and Anais Thomassian of Glendale as Anita co-star in

the large cast.


Mike Eberts, associate professor of mass communications, and Roger

Bowerman, social science division chairman, are the guests on

"Gateways to Glendale College."

Eberts will discuss the Humanities/Social Science lecture series

he coordinates and Bowerman will talk about a large history grant the

college received.

"Gateways" can be seen on Charter cable channel 15 at 7 p.m.

Thursdays and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. Sundays.

A new show airs every two weeks.


The Glendale College Community Services Education program offers

online computer classes in several subjects and applications.

Students can take a six-week class without leaving home. Classes

start the second Wednesday of the month and the next courses begin

Aug. 4.

There are introductory classes for $49 in Microsoft Word, MS

Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, PC Troubleshooting, QuickBooks,

Windows, Windows XP, Internet, MS Front Page, Dreamweaver 3.0 and


There are A+ Certification classes for $89, Cisco Network

Associate certification prep courses for $99 and personal enrichment

(genealogy, writing, debt elimination, grant writing, digital

photography and Spanish) for $69.

For a complete list of available classes got to the Web site at gcc. System and program requirements are also listed.

To register, call 548-0864, ext. 5015 or 5016.

* ON CAMPUS is written by the staff of Glendale Community


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