February 12, 1987 |
The rehearsal had overtones of a family reunion. After a three-week layoff, cast members of "My One and Only" gathered in sweats and tap shoes on the stage at the Harlequin Dinner Playhouse in Santa Ana, where the spirited musical will open Friday after three nights of previews. The show has moved intact from its original home at Southampton, the San Clemente dinner theater acquired last summer by Al and Barbara Hampton, who also own the Harlequin.
January 10, 2002
* Big River (Deaf West Theatre, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood,  762-2773). Jeff Calhoun's staging of the Roger Miller-William Hauptman adaptation of Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" makes the action intimate, crisp and simmering with energy. Among the cast are James Black, above left, as Jim and Tyrone Giordano as Huck Finn. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. Ends Jan. 27. $18-$25.
March 26, 2005 |
The romance of James Joyce and Nora Barnacle, one of history's juiciest love affairs as immortalized in Joyce's "Ulysses," has survived the most amazing series of obstacles. The sexually obsessed Irish writer's dysfunctional life could not destroy it. The probings of hundreds of biographers have yet to spoil it for us. Even the occasional bad Joycean movie, such as the recent "Nora," comes and goes too quickly to do lasting damage.
February 20, 2002 |
Small theaters dominate the nominations for the 2001 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards. But the larger South Coast Repertory led the pack in total nominations for a single company (nine) and in the special awards that were announced with the nominations Tuesday. Four productions that were in sub-100-seat theaters garnered the most nominations for individual shows. "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"
June 22, 2000
* Pop/Music. The multi-platinum-selling San Diego punk trio Blink-182 wraps up its widely separated Southern California appearances with shows at 7:30 tonight at the Long Beach Convention Center, and 3:15 p.m. Sunday at the Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City. $25 to $27.50. (213) 480-3232. * Theater.
July 26, 2003 |
New York critics have given the thumbs up to the innovative, L.A.-bred Broadway revival of "Big River," Roger Miller's musical based on Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Originated in 2001 at North Hollywood's Deaf West Theatre and mounted last fall at the Mark Taper Forum, director Jeff Calhoun's production uses deaf actors performing in American Sign Language alongside hearing cast members who sing and speak their roles.