April 7, 2004
Colony's 'Drawer Boy' opens Saturday BURBANK -- Preview performances begin at 8 tonight for The Los Angeles premiere of "The Drawer Boy" written by Michael Healey and produced by the Colony Theatre Company. The production opens Saturday. Directed by David Rose, the play is about two aging bachelor farmers in 1972 rural Ontario. World War II veterans and lifelong friends, the farmers share a quiet life until their world is comically disrupted by a young, energetic actor from the big city who wants to live and work with them as research for a play about farming.
September 29, 2007
When he enrolled in an acting camp over the summer, little did Nicholas Apostolina know it would lead to a role in the theater company’s season kick-off production. The Burbank 9-year-old participated in the Summer with Shakespeare program produced by A Noise Within, a classical theater company in Glendale. “We had some great teachers,” he said. “They taught us a lot of stuff that I didn’t know before. We learned basic tools of improv, a lot of stage combat and how to use our voices and exercise your voice.
February 4, 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 The Colony Theatre Company presents ?Candida,? written by George Bernard Shaw, beginning preview performances at 8 tonight and continuing through Friday and opening at 8 p.m. Saturday at the theater, 555 N. Third St., Burbank. Preview tickets run $20 to $25 and opening night is $50. Regular performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays until March 8. Tickets are $37 to $42. A pay-what-you-can performance is at 7 p.m. Feb. 15. For tickets, call (818)
December 10, 2008
Ray Stevenson, star of “Punisher: War Zone,” signed movie posters Wednesday night at the opening of Emerald Knight Comics & Games, drawing huge crowds of comic book fans to the expansive two-story store. “The store is three times bigger than your average comic book store,” co-owner Jason Weymouth said. “If some kids want to do some roll playing games, they can come in and play for free for a couple of hours and have a good time.” He and co-owner Mark Levine are looking to branch out, Weymouth said.
October 28, 2009
Replica of Dorothy’s slippers auctioned off Warner Bros. recently offered for auction interpretations of Dorothy’s ruby red slippers from “The Wizard of Oz,” valued at $10,000 each. The slippers were created by famed designers, including Jimmy Choo, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta and Gwen Stefani. The auction benefited the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. ‘Twilight’ giveaway for opening night Burbank’s vintage-inspired fashion boutique Unique Vintage ( www.unique-vintage.
March 11, 2009
First international film festival at Woodbury The first Burbank International Film Festival will be from March 22 to 29 at Woodbury University, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank. There will be an opening night inauguration ceremony and filmmaker press night, film screenings and seminars featuring industry professionals. The closing ceremony and award show, on March 29, will feature a live performance of movie themes, composed by Academy Award-nominated film composer John Debney, as well as a live acoustic performance by multi-platinum vocalist Mark Slaughter (from the band Slaughter)
August 18, 2004
The Colony Theatre Company begins previews tonight for the world premiere of a newly revised production of "The Ladies of the Camellias," written and directed by Lillian Groag. Set in France in 1897, riots and political unrest brew outside a major Paris theater. Inside, two of the greatest rivals in the history of the stage -- Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse -- gird for their perceptive, quick-witted and legendary encounter. Previews are at 8 tonight, Thursday and Friday.
October 11, 2003
The seventh annual World Championships of Performing Arts kicked off Sunday at the Hilton Burbank Airport and Convention Center with a colorful opening-night parade reminiscent of the Olympics. About 150 representatives from more than 40 countries marched into the convention center carrying the flags of their respective nations. Competition in variety arts, instrumental, dance, modeling, acting, comedy and vocal categories started Monday and continues through today, with participants showcasing their skills in 90-second performances.
June 9, 2010
FRIDAY Rockin' for the Arts will be at 5:30 p.m. at Mark Keppel Elementary School, 730 Glenwood Road, Glendale. The fundraiser is in partnership with the Burbank Music Academy, and proceeds benefit Keppel's Integrated Arts program. Admission is $6. Call (818) 244-2113. BCR "a place to grow" and the Burbank Parks, Recreation and Community Services present the Grand Finale Gala dinner-dance beginning with a pizza dinner from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. followed by dancing until 9:15 p.m. to music by Mainline Sound Mobile DJ at McCambridge Recreation Center, 1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd.