January 17, 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 Wax Poetic Gallery presents the artwork of Raskoe opening with a reception from 8 to 11 p.m. at the gallery, 3208 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Records will be spinning and refreshments will be served. This show is suitable for all ages and will be on display until early March.
January 16, 2002
Dink O'Neal, Enjoy! BURBANK -- That whirring sound emanating from the Falcon Theatre? It's William Shakespeare spinning in his grave. However, cast members of "Romeo Hall & Juliet Oates," the Troubadour Theatre Company's newest stab at the Bard, might say, "Serves him right for dying!" Following on the heels of their critically acclaimed hits, "12th Dog Night" and "A Midsummer Saturday Night's Fever Dream," their latest mangling, that of the star-crossed lovers and the '80s hits of Hall & Oates, is nothing short of hysterical pandemonium.
January 21, 2009
Providing an engaging but equally frustrating window into Hollywood filmmaking, the Sidewalk Studio Theatre hosts the world premiere of “Modern Love.” Playwright Anthony Mora’s story, detailing the impersonal aspects of show business, is quite captivating. It’s just the show’s direction, technical aspects and some of the performances that gum up the works. Mora’s script features a film-like structure of multiple scenes set in widely divergent locales.
December 21, 2005
theater reviewThe Troubadour Theater Company, again invading Burbank's Falcon Theatre with another trademark musical parody of a beloved Christmas television program, presents the hilarious "Little Drummer Bowie." Director/comic whiz kid Matt Walker, acquitting himself nicely in a trio of roles, controls the reins on this laughably hyperactive group of performers. Though no writing credits are listed, it's obvious that, as with their earlier offerings, this show is a collaboration of ideas, shtick and those eagerly awaited moments of improvisation when things don't go quite the way they were scripted.