November 2, 2007 |
At the beginning of "Betty Garrett: Closet Songwriter," a world premiere musical revue at Theatre West, Garrett jokes about how her son advised her to reveal her age early on in the show, just for the hearty round of applause it would surely elicit. At 88, Garrett gets points for sheer durability, but she also deserves high marks for undiminished wryness and charm.
January 20, 2005
Dan Goggin directs the premiere of a new, expanded version of his cheery comedy staple "Nunsense," about the Little Sisters of Hoboken who put on a song-and- dance fundraiser. The veteran cast includes Betty Garrett, Lee Meriwether and Bridget Hanley. * Theatre West 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, L.A. Opens 8 p.m. today. Runs 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Ends March 6. $30 (323) 851-7977
May 26, 2002 |
Betty Garrett feels a lot of good karma surrounding Theatre West's production of "Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology," which opened on Garrett's 83rd birthday Thursday. Garrett, who appeared in the original production of "Spoon River" four decades ago, is directing the revival, which features longtime Theatre West members Lee Meriwether and Bridget Hanley. Musical director and supervisor Naomi Caryl, also an original cast member, wrote the music.
January 30, 2000 |
June Allyson breezes into the room tossing out hellos and interrupting conversation with the command, "Kiss me!" A reunion is underway as the headliners of "A Celebration of the Classic Hollywood Musicals"--a nostalgia-drenched program of reminiscences, songs and film clips to be presented Tuesday through next Sunday at Pasadena Civic Auditorium--gather to talk about the movie musicals in which they starred in the '40s and '50s.
April 23, 1999
Carl Reiner will be the emcee and Dale Gonyea, Carole Cook, Gogi Grant and Karen Culliver Parks are among those scheduled to perform in "Celebrating a Los Angeles Legend," a gala tribute to stage and screen's Betty Garrett, at the Pasadena Playhouse on May 17. A veteran of MGM musicals and the Broadway stage, Garrett is also known for her regular role on TV's "Laverne and Shirley" and as co-founder of Theatre West.
April 5, 1998
Your article on March 1 ("Poipu to Princeville: Lodgings With Aloha") was really quite excellent in regard to the Kauai recommendations for hotel stays. Having rented accommodations for 17 family members for a week at the Waimea Plantation Cottages in 1996, I could never find at this date a truer feeling of Old Hawaii. All the cottages are comfortable, and the Manager's Cottage is first-rate. BETTY GARRETT Ventura