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Fall Arts Preview

The best of the season

September 19, 2004|Steven Johnson


My Favorite Year Musical Theatre Guild presents the musical based on the film about a young television writer assigned the task of taking care of a dissolute Hollywood star. Alex Theatre, Glendale, Sept. 20. Also, Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Oct. 3.

Poor Theater The Wooster Group presents the West Coast premiere of director Elizabeth LeCompte's exploration of Jerzy Grotowski's book "Towards a Poor Theater" and the work of choreographer William Forsythe. REDCAT at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Sept. 22-26.

Take Me Out In Richard Greenberg's play, a popular baseball star, living the life of an all-American hero, calls a news conference in which he "comes out" to the public. Geffen Playhouse at the Brentwood Theatre, West L.A., Sept. 22-Oct. 24.

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday September 19, 2004 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 34 words Type of Material: Correction
'Take Me Out' actor -- A photo caption in today's Calendar section Fall Arts Preview misspells the name of Terrell Tilford, an actor in "Take Me Out" at the Geffen Playhouse, as Terrill Tilford.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday September 26, 2004 Home Edition Sunday Calendar Part E Page 2 Calendar Desk 1 inches; 37 words Type of Material: Correction
'Take Me Out' actor -- A photo caption in last Sunday's Fall Arts Preview identified an actor in the Geffen Playhouse play "Take Me Out" as Terrill Tilford. The correct spelling of his first name is Terrell.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels John Lithgow heads the cast in the world-premiere, film-based musical. Jack O'Brien directs; music is by David Yazbek, book by Jeffrey Lane. Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, Sept. 22-Oct. 24.

Peter Pan Cathy Rigby stars in the musical version of the J.M. Barrie classic. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, Sept. 24-Oct. 10. Also, Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, Nov. 9-21.

A Midsummer Night's Dream The Shakespeare classic, directed by Geoff Elliott & Julia Rodriguez Elliott. A Noise Within, Glendale, Sept. 24-Dec. 3.

Golf with Alan Shepard Season-opening comedy features Charles Durning, Jack Klugman, Paul Dooley and Granville Van Dusen as four curmudgeonly golf partners in search of meaning and the location of their tee shots. Falcon Theatre, Burbank, Sept. 24-Oct. 10.

Nothing but the Truth John Kani's family drama set in post-apartheid South Africa. Directed by Janice Honeyman. Mark Taper Forum, Sept. 26-Nov. 7.

The Ten Commandments BCBGMAXAZRIA Entertainment presents Val Kilmer in a pop musical that tells the 3,300-year-old story of Moses' exodus from Egypt. Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, Sept. 27-Oct. 31.

ALMA Taking place in the classic downtown theater, Joshua Sobol's interactive work explores the life of Alma Mahler-Werfel, whose relationships with many of the 20th century's greatest creative spirits -- including Mahler, Gropius and Klimt -- influenced contemporary art. Los Angeles Theatre, Sept. 30-Dec. 5.

Fiction A new play by Steven Dietz examines a couple who thrive on the give and take of their honest relationship. But when they decide to share their diaries, the boundaries between fact and fiction, trust and betrayal begin to break down. Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, Sept. 30-Oct. 31.


The Retreat from Moscow West Coast premiere of William Nicholson's play about a man who drops a bombshell on his wife after 35 years of marriage that has consequences for everyone involved, including the couple's son. Directed by Martin Benson. South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, Oct. 1-17.

Late Nite Catechism 2 Maripat Donovan is back as Sister in this sequel to the long-running comedy. Hermosa Beach Playhouse, Oct. 5-Oct. 17. Also, El Portal Theatre, North Hollywood, Oct. 20-31.

The Homecoming In Harold Pinter's drama, the prodigal son returns to his birthplace, his new wife in tow, and language becomes the menacing weapon of choice. The wife's presence rekindles long-dormant and deadly rivalries. Directed by Sabin Epstein. A Noise Within, Glendale, Oct. 8-Dec. 5.

Hairspray The Tony-winning musical based on the John Waters film makes its way to Orange County. Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa, Oct. 12-24.

Side by Side by Sondheim Sporting a cast of veteran professionals that has changed since the production's premiere at the Rubicon Theatre, this revival delves into psychological and emotional nuances in a retrospective of Stephen Sondheim's early songwriting career. Pasadena Playhouse, Oct. 12-Nov. 21.

Othello The British theater company Cheek by Jowl's modern version of the Shakespeare classic is the opening production of UCLA Live's International Theatre Festival. Freud Playhouse, UCLA, Oct. 14-17.

Grand Hotel Peter Schneider directs the Tony Award-winning musical based on Vicki Baum's novel about the staff and guests of a Berlin hotel in 1928. Colony Theatre Company, Burbank, Oct. 16-Nov. 14.

Night of the Iguana Tennessee Williams' classic features Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., and daughter Stephanie. Rubicon Theatre Company at the Laurel, Oct. 16-Nov. 7.

Jersey Boys World premiere musical. Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music by Bob Gaudio. Directed by Des McAnuff. A group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks becomes the Four Seasons. La Jolla Playhouse, Oct. 17-Nov. 21.

For an End to the Judgment of God / Kissing God Good-bye Director Peter Sellars stages his own translation of controversial writer Antonin Artaud's hallucinogenic and prophetic final text coupled with poet June Jordan's work. REDCAT at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Oct. 20-24.

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