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
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
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.
ANIMATION DISCUSSED ON 'GATEWAYS'
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
"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.
TAKE COMPUTER CLASSES FROM HOME
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
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
www.ed2go.com/ 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