Skid Row Retains a Vital Mission MICHAEL DEAR, Michael Dear is a professor of geography and urban and regional planning at USC, and is a co-author with J. R. Wolch of "Landscapes of Despair: From Deinstitutionalization to Homelessness" (Princeton University Press, 1987)
Stage Reviews : 'Brigadoon' MARK CHALON SMITH and 'BRIGADOON' A Buena Park Civic Theatre production. Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Music by Frederick Loewe. Director Kent Johnson. With Alan Wager, Elaine Marie Houssels, Mitchell Nunn, Dana McClary, Kevin St. Clair, Mignonne Profant, Josh Fischel, Martin Levy, Dick Cobb, John L. Moreno, Ron Lipp, Jane Young and Bradley Miller. Choreography Kysa Cobb. Music direction Tim Nelson. Orchestra conducting Richard Schraier. Plays at 8 p.m. today and Aug. 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29. Closes Aug. 29. Tickets: $7, $6, $5. 8150 Knott Ave., Buena Park. (714) 821-1394.
Stage Reviews : A Loving Tribute To Broadway CATHY DE MAYO and 'BROADWAY: OUR WAY' A Golden West College production of the revue conceived and directed by David F. Anthony. With Yetta Benson, Bradford Bowen, John Blumberg, Marsha Clark, Calvin Coker, Craig Fleming, Michael Hayward, Lorraine Hinz, Laura Pryzgoda, Marcie Ross, Sharon Shedivy, Joni Sheppard and Tom Waite. Musical direction Jane Frank, David F. Anthony. Choreography and staging Janet Miller, David F. Anthony. Set Steven Wolff Craig. Costumes Mary Simpson. Lighting Charles Davis. Sound Scott Steidinger. Plays at 8:30 p.m. today, Aug. 8, 9, 13, 14 and 15. Closes Aug. 15. Tickets $5; with Gold Key card, $4. Patio Theater, Golden West College, 15744 Golden West St., Huntington Beach. (714) 895-8378.