August 25, 2002 |
The invites were out, the caterers booked and the glossy centerpiece--a poster-sized image perched on an easel--was set up at the host couple's house. Dale Franzen, director of the Madison Theater project, had everything ready for her upcoming party. In fact, she was looking forward to the chance to thank recent contributors to the proposed $15-million, 500-seat performing arts facility in Santa Monica.
February 19, 1999
Wendy Malick ("Just Shoot Me") will host the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum's second annual "A Midwinter Night's Feast" at the private Mermaid tavern in Topanga on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. The evening, a benefit for the nonprofit theater's arts programs, will feature a sit-down dinner and Shakespearean selections read by Nan Martin, Mariette Hartley, John Randolph and members of the Theatricum company. Opera singer Dale Franzen will perform. Tickets are $100. Information: (310) 455-2322.
February 4, 1995 |
At the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's concert Thursday at Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, one could be distracted by the facts that the LACO itself was only recently rescued from ruin, and that this grand hall is slated to close its doors in May. Such conditions call for the solace and spur of good music, which the Chamber Orchestra, under conductor Christopher Perick, provided amply.
August 9, 1992 |
Question: What would you do with an extra day off? Tony Bill, producer/director: I'd get in my airplane and go flying. It's a Pitts, an aerobatic biplane. I'm practicing for the national aerobatic championships--loops, rolls and spins, things like that. I'd fly to Santa Paula, that's where the practice area is. I'd fly for a couple of hours and fly back.
December 4, 1993 |
The hills are alive with the sound of Dale Kristien, the only sound reason to see the revival of "The Sound of Music" playing through Sunday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The lady who so gracefully performed Christine Daae for five years and three phantoms in "The Phantom of the Opera" at the Ahmanson Theatre is first class. But almost everything else about this locally assembled Theatre League production of "The Sound of Music" is cut-rate.
October 24, 2010 |
So much for the rooftop party under sunny skies. As Angelenos know, it really does rain in California, at least sometimes. And Wednesday, the day of Aviva's annual fashion show, was one of those times. But for Aviva Family and Children's Services ? which provides counseling and educational programs for adolescents at risk ? the show had to go on. Event co-chair Susan Casden said she waited until 4 p.m. the previous day before moving the event from upstairs on the rooftop pool deck to inside at the London West Hollywood Hotel.