November 6, 1996
Paula Prentiss, Richard Benjamin and Kevin Spacey will present certificates of congratulations on behalf of California Youth Theatre to the first-place-winning actors of the Drama Teachers' Assn. of Southern California's fall drama competition, at Paramount Theatre on the Paramount Studios lot, today at 7 p.m. The association's competitions, held twice annually, involve hundreds of high school and junior high school drama students from Southland schools. Tonight's winners will perform.
September 12, 1993 |
They're off and running for the Ovations, L.A.'s first peer-judged competitive theater awards. As of Wednesday, 11 shows that were already open or about to open had signed up as the first contenders. Though the year-long eligibility period began Sept. 1, shows that opened earlier could sign up with Theatre LA, the sponsoring organization, as long as they continued playing at least into September. Though the race has barely begun, the first sign of Ovations controversy has already cropped up.
August 7, 1992 |
The California Youth Theatre, a nonprofit theater arts training program for teens and young adults and a community outreach program for at-risk youth, is being given the use of a sound stage and other facilities at Paramount Pictures. Paramount announced Thursday that it has "designated Stage 23 on its lot as the group's 'home.' " The youth theater will use the sound stage for rehearsals, subject to the studio's shooting schedule.
February 28, 1992 |
Spectators at the 1992 Los Angeles Marathon waiting to applaud all those sweaty folks in running shorts are in for "A Mile of Smiles" with Taiko drummers, tap dancers and improv artists. The California Youth Theatre, an official charity of the marathon, is turning the race's fourth mile into "a milelong, family-oriented block party to promote and display the positive achievements of young people," according to Jack Nakano, the company's artistic director.
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May 2, 1989 |
The 16-year-old folded the paper along its well-worn creases and began, in a voice perhaps more innocent than it should have been: "I remember the first time I got locked up in the halls . . . ." He froze, fumbled for his footing and admitted: "I know it, but I can't remember where it starts." Leaning toward his pupil, actor Roger Kern was reassuring, telling the boy to take it easy and start over. "I remember when I first got locked up in the halls," the boy began anew, in flat, even tones.
August 23, 1986 |
Last week, the California Youth Theatre presented its first show at the John Anson Ford Theatre, Rodgers and Hart's "Babes in Arms," a winning musical about kids, done pleasantly by kids. It was an ambitious project, the result of a summer training program in the creative arts process for young people ages 12 to 21. Its second show, which opened Thursday at the Ford, is more ambitious still, taking on Shakespeare's "As You Like It," a comic tale of treachery and love conquering all.