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By JOYCE RUDOLPH | January 17, 2007
Guests got a taste of classical theater from Aesop's Fables to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" during a theater night presented by Shakespeare at Play Thursday at the Colony Theatre. Debbie Gates , the troupe's executive director, welcomed more than 50 guests to the event she called "Dream the Power of Will." It was a night to introduce people to the group and raise money to support its activities. Shakespeare at Play is a group of more than 50 professional actors, directors and designers committed to presenting classical literature to schools and the community for free.
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NEWS
February 26, 2003
Three arts groups are organizing a celebration of the arts in recognition of the unveiling of the Theatre Arts Courtyard on Saturday. Shakespeare At Play is joining forces with Media Dance Centre and Renaissance Art to present a day of fine art, live theater and dance. The event marks the christening of the alley between the three businesses as the Theatre Arts Courtyard. A sign will be displayed naming the alley off Palm Avenue between Third Street and San Fernando Boulevard, said Debbie Gates, executive director of Shakespeare At Play.
ENTERTAINMENT
By By Joyce Rudolph | December 7, 2005
concertGlendale Symphony Orchestra takes audience on a trip around the world.Conductor Norman Henry Mamey and the Glendale Symphony Orchestra took guests on a sleigh ride from the Caribbean to the North Pole during the third annual Christmas Celebration Gala on Friday. A total of 1,184 people attended the concert Friday night at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. It was the highest attendance since Mamey took the baton three years ago, said Diane Hedrick, symphony executive director.
NEWS
By Lauren Hilgers | May 31, 2006
Actors in the troupe Shakespeare at Play arrived at Monterey High School on Tuesday prepared to make the bard's "Hamlet" exciting, dramatic and short enough to fit into a one-hour period. "The play usually takes about three hours," said Steve Josefson, who plays Horatio. "We ain't got that time today." Rather than sprinting through the full play, the group fills in gaps with narration, picking and choosing the most important scenes in the play. "I gently cut it with a chainsaw," said Tony Potter, who geared the play for a high-school audience.
NEWS
By: | August 31, 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 "Dames at Sea," the off-Broadway musical comedy, opens at 8 p.m. tonight at Glendale Centre Theatre. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays until Oct. 8. Tickets range from $18 to $22 and can be reserved by calling 244-8481.
NEWS
August 15, 2007
Regarding ?Public School stage not the place for God,? Mailbag, Saturday: I could certainly understand citing the 1st Amendment in being critical of the presentations at John Burroughs High School ? if there was actually a connection or a point, but there isn?t, so I don?t. Before we wring our hands and whine while citing the separation of church and state, perhaps we might all revisit the history book and actually read the 1st Amendment: ?Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
NEWS
By Ken Stone | July 9, 2008
As the Burbank Leader has recently reported, a move is underway by the John Burroughs High School administration to relieve Scott Bailey of his duties as drama teacher (“Teacher files grievance,” June 25). I find this an ill-considered action that does an injustice to the individuals involved and threatens an admirable academic program. I say this as a parent of two Burroughs High students not enrolled in his classes, as an audience member at a number of recent productions directed by Bailey, as a theater professional resident in Burbank and not incidentally as a high school drama student of a generation ago. I know that the level of ambition and accomplishment shown in recent productions surpasses all my expectations and memories of high school theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
By By Joyce Rudolph | February 11, 2006
shakespeareThe Colony Theatre and Shakespeare at Play are teaming up to bring classical theater to the community.Two local theater companies are making much ado about a new partnership. The Colony and Shakespeare at Play have joined forces to provide classical theater experiences for youngsters. Through the new partnership, The Colony Theatre is providing theater space for Shakespeare at Play's Festival of Shakespeare program, said Debbie Gates, executive director of Shakespeare at Play.
NEWS
July 9, 2008
No grounds to file school grievance As a writer, producer, director and parent of a former Burroughs High School student, I think teacher Scott Bailey has no grounds to file a grievance against Principal Emilio Urioste (“Teacher files grievance,” June 25). I am certain that Bailey will find that the more he “stirs the pot” on this incident, the more opposition he will find to his “interpretations.” A couple of my plays have been produced in small theaters, and it has always given me great pleasure when the director honors my work by asking my permission to change a word or two. I can’t imagine what William Shakespeare would have said about Bailey’s liberal interpretation of his work.
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