August 26, 2009
It’s a mystery. The Troubadour Theatre Company players should be mega-stars. They should have their own TV show. I shouldn’t even be able to get tickets to see them — they’re that good. Luckily, you can see them in beautiful downtown Burbank. Not only are they funny down to their DNA, but they’re good singers, dancers, writers and storytellers. And they are brave provocateurs, messing with members of the audience without having any idea where a prank will lead.
May 17, 2006
Jeff Boulton does not consider himself an angry person. But on Thursday, the 18-year-old will have to muster enough rage to play Oedipus in John Burroughs High School's production of Scottish playwright Liz Lochhead's "Thebans" ? a role that includes murder, incest and the eventual gouging out of his own eyes. "He has these very weird emotional turnarounds," Boulton said of Oedipus. "I have to push myself to just get angry." The play, a condensed version "The Oedipus Cycle," is one of the darkest 18-year-old Christopher Rockriver, who plays Creon, can remember performing in at Burroughs.
August 29, 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. ? ONSTAGE The Falcon Theatre presents the Troubadour Theater Company?s ?Oedipus the King, Mama!? directed by Matt Walker at 4252 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank. The musical parody brings together Sophocles? twisted tragedy, ?Oedipus the King,? and the music of Elvis Presley. The play closes Sept.
August 8, 2009
TODAY Once Upon A Page , a scrapbooking/paper crafting store is celebrating 11 years in business with a workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the store, 2800 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. There will be games, raffles, prizes, food and sales on paper products. Reservations are required. Prizes for the first 20 customers, the first customer in line and more. For more information, visit www.onceuponapage.com. ? Dark Delicacies will host a signing for urban fantasy author Kat Richardson at 2 p.m. at 4213 W. Burbank Blvd.