July 30, 2005
Mark R. Madler If the actors from "The Waltons" television series were to return to their set on the Warner Bros. Studios lot these days, they probably would not recognize what had been their fictional home. Built on the family homestead is a swampy jungle that serves as the setting for "Invasion," one of the 11 new series now filming at the studio for the upcoming fall season. "Our jungle will serve as the Everglades and we'll have a lagoon back there," said Lisa Rawlins, a senior vice president of studio and production affairs.
August 21, 2009
BURBANK — “The Jay Leno Show” may do more harm than good for local economies, even as it prepares to begin rolling tape from a studio here next month, experts say. Although the show will bring production jobs and spending to the area, it will simultaneously crowd out potential dramas from prime-time TV spots, costing the region hundreds of possible entertainment-industry jobs at a desperate time for labor markets, experts say....
February 25, 2004
Lindsay Lohan is amazingly talented Carin Kellzi, 12, of Glendale, is a seventh-grader at Armenian Sisters' Academy. Disney has done it again, charming the audience with another fantastic movie fit for any girl. "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" is an awesome movie. It's about a teenage city girl, Lola, who has just moved to New Jersey and wants to become an actress. At her new school, she gets the chance to be in a play, "Eliza Rocks," which is an updated version of "My Fair Lady."
January 28, 2006
match point"Match Point" is a Woody Allen film masquerading as something entirely different until the climax when it is revealed to be, if nothing else, a Woody Allen film. As with most of his films, "Match Point" is beautifully shot, well-acted, and superbly directed. The hermetically sealed milieu, and characters, featured in some of his weaker films, supports, rather than undermines, the story here. Set in modern-day London, "Match Point" follows the upward mobility of Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers)
May 4, 2005
Drama students at Glendale Community College are taking on the challenge of Oscar Wilde's "The Ideal Husband" on their Main Stage Theatre, which is a very big theater with lots of seats. All in all, they do a fine job of it, and they deserve to have more of those seats filled. The plot revolves around two men -- the rich, famous, virtuous and enormously respected Lord Robert Chiltern, played solidly by Ian Felchlin, who is suddenly faced with having to choose between public disgrace for a long forgotten indiscretion, or paying blackmail.
May 5, 2007
BURROUGHS HIGH — Several surprises occurred in the latest chapter of the Pacific League boys' tennis finals that involved players from Glendale and Burbank. The first came in doubles, before the final surprise took place in singles on Wednesday afternoon at Burroughs High. Burbank's tandem of Tigran Yeremyan and Leo Kim won the league's doubles championship shortly before Glendale senior Hovik Mazmanyan won the singles match in less time than he could have imagined. Mazmanyan's upset made him the second straight Nitro to reign as Pacific League champion following Mike Youn's dominanting win in 2006.
November 10, 2001
Gary Moskowitz HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Janee Hoffman has been waiting two years for her chance to perform on her school's stage. This Tuesday night, Hoffman finally gets her opportunity as she portrays the White Witch in a production of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," put on by the 80 students and teachers involved in Muir Middle School's drama department. "I've never played a villain before, but I hope to strike fear into the entire audience," said the 13-year-old Hoffman, whose eighth-grade status made her and at least 30 other eighth-grade students eligible to perform.
April 25, 2012
BURBABK HIGH - Long after the swim meet between Burroughs High and Burbank had ended Wednesday, and long after most of the participants had departed, Indians Coach Danny Garcia and Bulldogs Coach Ryan Hairpetyan were in the Burbank aquatic office still trying to figure out who won the boys' portion of the contest. By placing first and third in the final event of the day, the 400-yard freestyle relay, Garcia calculated that Burroughs had eked out a two-point victory. However, when Hairpetyan entered all the data into the swim computer program, it showed that the squads had tied.
March 5, 2003
Dink O'Neal Not since its most recent production of "The King and I" has Glendale Centre Theatre presented a musical with the depth and strength as the current offering of "Camelot." Director and choreographer Mark Knowles complements Lerner's and Loewe's moving story of King Arthur's attempts to establish a kingdom based on man's better nature with a near flawless cast. Additionally, Knowles expertly handles the dramatic scenes so often glossed over in favor of the show's musical numbers.
March 15, 2000
Terri Roberts, Enjoy! BURBANK -- The director of a critically acclaimed guest production at Burbank's Falcon Theatre has received a nomination for directorial excellence from the prestigious Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle. Matt Walker directed, and starred in, the comedy "Twelfth Dog Night," a production of The Troubadour Theatre Company (which he also co-founded) that blended Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identities, "Twelfth Night," with the music of pop rock band Three Dog Night.