September 11, 2002
Danielle Cohen The legend of the curse of "Macbeth" won't stop A Noise Within from kicking off its 12th season with a performance of the Shakespearean classic. The company has never performed "Macbeth," which previews on Sept. 20, partly because it's been difficult in the past to find actors who will perform the play. "There's the old curse thing with 'Macbeth' and it scares people away ... actor-wise," group co-founder Geoff Elliott said. "Actors often take it very seriously."
February 28, 2009
Theatre Banshee producers are hoping to ignite more passion into their production of “Macbeth,” Shakespeare’s classic tale usually shrouded in doom and gloom. “There’s a lot of combat in it, which most of the actors think is an exciting challenge to embrace,” said director/producer Sean Branney. Another part of its appeal is its tone, the Glendale resident added. “It’s a dark and scary and ominous and bloody play,” Branney said.
August 23, 2008
First-time independent filmmaker Joe Tyler Gold wrote a screenplay based on the “Macbeth” theater curse and then enlisted his friends to help make it into a film. On Tuesday, “Never Say Macbeth” will be released nationwide on DVD by Vanguard Quality Independent Cinema. “It’s been a long journey showing it at film festivals,” said Gold, who works at Angel City Data in Burbank, which develops databases for the entertainment industry.
July 17, 2002
Molly Shore Queen Tatania and King Oberon, rulers of the fairy kingdom from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," have been duking out their child custody dispute on a local stage. Their saga has been reenacted at the Starlight Bowl as part of the Kids on Stage summer workshop. When the children formed two groups on stage at a recent practice, actors Tracy Perry and Jean Gaskill coached them with bits of dialogue and expressive body language from three Shakespearean plays.
October 2, 2002
Jose Ruiz Murder, treason and betrayal abound in this darkly staged version of one of Shakespeare's most tragic dramas -- "Macbeth." Opening with a melancholy and ominous horn blast, Glendale's classical theater company, A Noise Within, has again sounded a loud thunderclap serving notice of its superb penchant for the classic as it brings the fatal story of a man and a woman consumed by ambition, devoid of scruples,...
July 14, 2011
Viva Cantina presents Jonny Whiteside's “Messaround” from 5 to 9 p.m., 900 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank. Soul-pop legend Evie Sands will perform. Also performing will be Simon Stokes. There is no cover. Call (818) 845-2425. Falcon Theatre presents “Fleetwood Macbeth” at 4252 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The show runs through Aug. 14. Tickets range from $27 to $48. The show is a mash-up of “Macbeth” with the sounds of Fleetwood Mac. It is recommended for ages 13 and up. Call (818)
April 1, 2009
“Macbeth,” as brought to us by Theatre Banshee in Burbank, is a thrilling, juicy tale of power, ambition, guilt and back-stabbing. Sounds like a season finale episode of “Dynasty” but it’s much, much more. This one has to do with kings and ancient Celtic supernatural lore. This one is written by a man commonly believed to be the world’s greatest dramatist. And this one features living, breathing, fighting, spitting actors. Ah, live Shakespeare done well!
January 14, 2004
Dink O'Neal Troubadour Theater Company has created another hilarious combination of Shakespeare and rock music with "Fleetwood Macbeth" at The Falcon Theatre in Burbank. In the same wacky vein of the company's critically acclaimed productions "Twelfth Dog Night" and "A Midsummer Saturday Night Fever's Dream," director Matt Walker and his Troubies have inserted some 1970s tunes from the group Fleetwood Mac into the bard's bloodiest of tragedies.
March 7, 2009
Send DATEBOOK items to Burbank Leader, 221 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. ? TODAY ?Once Upon a Mattress? will be presented by Providence High School Drama Department at 7:30 p.m. today and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the school auditorium, 511 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank. Performances continue at 7:30 p.m. March 14 and 2:30 p.m. March 15. Contact Allison Knowles at (818)