April 17, 2002
Joyce Rudolph, Enjoy! BURBANK -- For its new season, aptly titled "Season of Discovery," Colony Theatre Company producers are aiming to uplift audiences with plays touting American themes. Moises Kaufman's The Laramie Project will have its Los Angeles premiere in June. It is directed by the Garland Award-winning Nick DeGruccio, who also directed the Colony's recent production "Side Show." "Laramie is an 'Our Town' for the new millennium," said Barbara Beckley, producing director.
September 10, 2005
History of film class enrolling The Burbank Adult School is offering a "History in Film" class from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 21 at Burbank High School. Kathleen Hitt, a film researcher for the History Channel, is the instructor. In the class, she will examine how history, from ancient through modern periods, has been told through film and how film can be used to teach history. To register, call (818) 558-4611. 'Othello' kicks off new season A Noise Within, Glendale's classical theater company, will launch its new season with Shakespeare's "Othello" starting in preview performances Sept.
September 21, 2005
Send DATEBOOK items to Glendale News-Press and Leader, 111 W. Wilson Ave., Suite 200, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. TODAY A Noise Within launches its new season with Shakespeare's "Othello" in preview performances at 8 p.m. tonight and Thursday. The play opens at 8 p.m. Friday and closes Dec. 8. Tickets are $26 for previews, $45 for opening nights and from $32 to $36 for regular performances.
August 9, 2013
For many months, local theater-goers have been in a state of suspense in regards to one local institution : the financially troubled Colony Theatre in Burbank. Despite a hit show in the form of “Falling for Make Believe,” a musical about the life of lyricist Lorenz Hart , the 38-year-old theater was unable to announce a new 2013-2014 season because the future was so uncertain. That all changed last month with the announcement of a new season and a grant from the Marilyn P. & Wayne H. Kohl Memorial Fund.
September 12, 2013
SOUTH PASADENA - For the first time in the last 37 years, the Burbank High School girls' volleyball program begins a new season with the title of defending Pacific League champions. But the Bulldogs' defense of that championship will have to wait until next week when they open league play against Arcadia, with whom they split last year's title. The first order of business to open the new season was a tough nonleague matchup on the road against South Pasadena, which sits just outside the top 10 in the Division II-A rankings.
July 13, 2013
Burbank's Colony Theatre has come back from the financial brink again and is preparing to launch its next season in September, thanks to a grant from the Marilyn P. & Wayne H. Kohl Memorial Fund. Last fall, the Colony, which moved to Burbank in 2000, announced a goal of raising $500,000 to forestall a potential mid-season shutdown and put the theater on a more firm financial footing. Creative Director Barbara Beckley said Thursday that because of donations and one large financial backer, the theater was able to finish last season, but that the grant made it possible to officially confirm the next season.
September 3, 2003
JOYCE RUDOLPH Artistic directors of A Noise Within see a parallel between themselves and the quest the company is on to fund a new building and the characters in their new season. All are in fierce pursuit of truth and fueled by a daring spirit. All the plays surround the notion of characters learning the truth about themselves, said husband and wife Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez Elliott. Thus, the season has been titled "Truth and Dare." There is no fixed formula for choosing plays each season, Geoff Elliott said.
November 28, 2001
Paul Andersen, Weekend GLENDALE -- When the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles opens its 23rd season, titled "Out & About In L.A.," with a holiday program, it will mark the dawning of a new era for the organization. In an interview, Bruce Mayhall, the new artistic director, said he promises to maintain and build upon the high standards set by his predecessor, Jon Bailey, who retired at the end of last season. "I'm still settling into the job, but I'm intensely aware on a daily basis what a wonderful opportunity this is to follow in Jon's footsteps," Mayhall said on the phone from the chorus' offices in West Hollywood.
September 25, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Relationships take center stage during A Noise Within's new season falling under the umbrella title "State of the Union -- A Celebration of the Ties that Bind." State of the Union is a play on words as this is an election year, said Julia Rodriguez Elliott, who is co-founder and co-artistic director with her husband, Geoff Elliott, of the Glendale classical theater company. "But the plays we are producing look at relationships inside the family or political relationships, and we are really examining the strength of relationships," she said.