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August 4, 1994 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to foster the arts here, the City Council has put the Gem Theatre and the Festival Amphitheatre under new management with an agreement calling for 175 performances a year at the city-owned complex, including at least six full theatrical productions.
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November 15, 1995 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When one restaurant closes and another opens in its place, nobody expects the food to be the same, right? How about theater companies? One closes; another opens in the same building, and everybody expects a new menu, right? Wrong, says Charles L. Johanson, executive director of the Grove Theater Center. Even after a full year of operation, some patrons come to the GTC expecting to see nothing but Shakespeare.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1989 | JAN HERMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Grove Theatre Company in Garden Grove has unveiled sweeping plans to go professional and to consolidate its 12-month season into seven months--from June through December--with classical fare being offered at the indoor Gem Theatre and the outdoor Festival Amphitheatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 1994 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to foster the arts here, the City Council has put the Gem Theatre and the Festival Amphitheatre under new management with an agreement calling for 175 performances a year at the city-owned complex, including at least six full theatrical productions.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 1995 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When one restaurant closes and another opens in its place, nobody expects the food to be the same, right? How about theater companies? One closes; another opens in the same building, and everybody expects a new menu, right? Wrong, says Charles L. Johanson, executive director of the Grove Theater Center. Even after a full year of operation, some patrons come to the GTC expecting to see nothing but Shakespeare.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 1988 | Jan Herman
The first Shakespeare groupie may well have been a character named Gullio in a college play called "The Return from Parnassus," which dates from around 1599. "I'le worshipp sweet Mr. Shakspeare," Gullio declares, "and to honoure him will lay his Venus and Adonis under my pillowe." Nearly four centuries later, actor Benjamin Stewart feels pretty much the same way about Shakespeare and his epic poem. Only Stewart plans to honor the Bard this summer with a solo performance of "Venus and Adonis" at the Gem Theatre during the 10th annual Grove Shakespeare Festival.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1989 | Jan Herman
Amid the sweeping changes at the Grove Shakespeare Festival--which has dropped its associated Grove Theatre Company designation, and has adopted a unified, indoor-outdoor schedule running through December instead of dual, year-round programming--one of the things that remains unchanged is the theatrical collaboration with guest director Jules Aaron. When the festival launches its 11th annual Shakespeare season Friday with "Romeo and Juliet" under the stars at the 550-seat Festival Amphitheatre in Garden Grove, it will mark the third consecutive year that Aaron has directed the opening play.
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August 30, 1991 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second time in as many weeks, the Garden Grove City Council showed its friendliness to the arts by delivering on an earlier promise to sign a new, five-year theater-lease agreement with the Grove Shakespeare Festival. On a 5-0 vote at a special meeting earlier this week, the council approved a contract giving the county's second-largest professional theater the right to operate the city-owned Gem Theatre and Festival Amphitheatre rent-free through December, 1996.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 1991 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second time in as many weeks, the Garden Grove City Council showed its friendliness to the arts by delivering on an earlier promise to sign a new, five-year theater-lease agreement with the Grove Shakespeare Festival. On a 5-0 vote at a special meeting earlier this week, the council approved a contract giving the county's second-largest professional theater the right to operate the city-owned Gem Theatre and Festival Amphitheatre rent-free through December, 1996.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1989 | Jan Herman
Amid the sweeping changes at the Grove Shakespeare Festival--which has dropped its associated Grove Theatre Company designation, and has adopted a unified, indoor-outdoor schedule running through December instead of dual, year-round programming--one of the things that remains unchanged is the theatrical collaboration with guest director Jules Aaron. When the festival launches its 11th annual Shakespeare season Friday with "Romeo and Juliet" under the stars at the 550-seat Festival Amphitheatre in Garden Grove, it will mark the third consecutive year that Aaron has directed the opening play.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1989 | JAN HERMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Grove Theatre Company in Garden Grove has unveiled sweeping plans to go professional and to consolidate its 12-month season into seven months--from June through December--with classical fare being offered at the indoor Gem Theatre and the outdoor Festival Amphitheatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 1988 | Jan Herman
The first Shakespeare groupie may well have been a character named Gullio in a college play called "The Return from Parnassus," which dates from around 1599. "I'le worshipp sweet Mr. Shakspeare," Gullio declares, "and to honoure him will lay his Venus and Adonis under my pillowe." Nearly four centuries later, actor Benjamin Stewart feels pretty much the same way about Shakespeare and his epic poem. Only Stewart plans to honor the Bard this summer with a solo performance of "Venus and Adonis" at the Gem Theatre during the 10th annual Grove Shakespeare Festival.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1987
The Grove Theatre Co. has received a $1,500 operational grant from Chevron U.S.A. Inc. The city-sponsored drama organization in Garden Grove presents works in both the Gem Theatre and the Festival Amphitheatre. The 1987 summer Shakespeare Festival is being held at the outdoor facility. The group previously announced the donation of $7,500 by its Gem Theatre Guild, a 110-member support group.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 1990 | JAN HERMAN
Gem Theatre: * "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" by Christopher Hampton (May 9 to June 15) * "Tomfoolery" by Tom Lehrer (July 11 to Aug. 10) * "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder (Oct. 3 to Nov. 2) * "A Child's Christmas in Wales" (Nov. 29 to Dec. 29, non-subscription) Festival Amphitheatre: * "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare (June 20 to July 13) * "Measure for Measure" by Shakespeare (July 25 to Aug. 17) * "The Taming of the Shrew" by Shakespeare (Aug. 29 to Sept.
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