September 21, 2002
48 HOURS The Victory Theatre begins its world premiere of the comedy "Love Struck" at 8 tonight. The play, a Macha Theatre Co. Production, reveals what happens when two love-struck Latinas fall off a couch, proving nothing is funnier than sex. It is written by Marie Barrientos and Odalys Nin and is produced and directed by Odalys Nin. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays through...
August 28, 2002
Danielle Cohen David Church gained a new appreciation for Judy Garland while penning the musical comedy "Judy's Scary Little Christmas." In the play -- part of the Victory Theatres' fall season -- Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Liberace and Richard Nixon make guest appearances on a Garland television special. "It's a combination of a 1959 Judy Garland Christmas television special and 'The Twilight Zone,' " Church said. The idea for the play came when Church and co-writer James Webber began to think back on the star-filled Christmas television specials of their youth.
May 11, 2002
Joyce Rudolph, Weekend GLENDALE -- The Crescenta Valley Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will present "America the Beautiful," a musical journey across the good old U.S.A., at 7:30 tonight at Wilson Middle School Auditorium, 1221 Monterey Road in Glendale. President of the group is John Ihlenfeldt of Burbank, who has written, produced and directed the show. Song topics range from California to New York and will be sung by chapter quartets and the Highlander Chorus under the direction of Terry Ghiselli.
December 12, 2001
Joyce Rudolph Road'ers collect Toys for Tots GLENDALE -- The Road'ers Car Club members will be gathering Toys for Tots at their car show from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Bob's Big Boy, 1407 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. Members and guests are asked to bring unwrapped toys that will be donated to needy children. Hot Rod Santa Claus will arrive with a police escort and children can have their pictures taken with him at the show. Admission is free.
November 24, 2001
Jose Ruiz, Weekend BURBANK -- David Mamet's work always stimulates discussion -- even arguments, and this archetypal play, "Oleanna," is controversy personified to the core. The Little Victory Theatre in Burbank has mounted this gritty presentation of the familiar story where a pompous college professor is accused of sexual harassment by a female student. Her accusations to the tenure committee cause him to lose his job, the home he is about to buy, presumably his family and in the end, the existence he had worked to build over the last 20 years.
September 26, 2001
Joyce Rudolph Burbank blues band in Verizon festival BURBANK -- Burbank vocalist Jessie Payo and her blues band Jessie and the Raindogs have been selected to perform as part of the Verizon Music Festival on Sunday in Old Pasadena. Jessie and the Raindogs will perform at 1 p.m. at Central Park. This free concert is from noon to 7 p.m. The band will share the stage with international artists David Clayton-Thomas with Blood, Sweat and Tears, Me'shell Ndegeocello, and many more.
August 22, 2001
Dink O'Neal, Enjoy! BURBANK -- If faced with the weighty responsibility of having inadvertently affected world history for the worse, what would you do? Such is the dilemma of five participants in "The War Game" playing at Burbank's ironically named Victory Theatre. Authors Ashley Scott Meyers and Jeffry E. Stein have crafted a story reminiscent of "Twilight Zone" episodes wherein the mundane often leads to the catastrophic. Gathering in a Los Angeles-area home, a quintet of weekend gamers prepare for a risk-like contest in which World War II is recreated and determined by the roll of dice and the movement of miniature armed forces.