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February 26, 1995 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Talk about a splashy entrance. Jennifer Paz--currently on the Ahmanson stage in "Miss Saigon"--was discovered at an open-call audition for the role in Vancouver when she was a 19-year-old Seattle college student. She had had no stage experience beyond community theater and no vocal training whatsoever. "It was kind of an accident, actually," says the soft-spoken Paz, seated in her dressing room after a recent Sunday matinee. "I drove up there to audition, and they cast me on the spot."
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February 27, 2005 | Don Shirley
Jennifer PAZ has become Exhibit A in Actors' Equity's case against erstwhile members of the union who work in stage productions without Equity contracts. The L.A.-based actress, best known as the star of the Equity-blessed "Miss Saigon" tour that played L.A. in 1995, quit the union in 2003 to play the same role on a nonunion tour. She hoped to rejoin, however, in time to appear in a Rubicon Theatre production, "Songs for a New World," that will open in Ventura on Saturday.
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January 1, 1995 | Laurie Winer
Some of them you know. Some you don't. But the following artists, entertainers and executives have one thing in common: We're counting on each to mae a significant impact or difference in their respective fields this year. Sure, there will be thers who make a splash, but after we talked with dozens of people who work in entertainment and the arts, these were the names mentioned most often. You might say that Jim Carrey was a face to watch in '94, and you would be right.
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June 7, 2002 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the world goes 'round, does Tim Dang's East West Players production of the musical revue "The World Goes 'Round" bring anything especially distinctive to the New York-style sensibility of the musical team of composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb?
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February 27, 2005 | Don Shirley
Jennifer PAZ has become Exhibit A in Actors' Equity's case against erstwhile members of the union who work in stage productions without Equity contracts. The L.A.-based actress, best known as the star of the Equity-blessed "Miss Saigon" tour that played L.A. in 1995, quit the union in 2003 to play the same role on a nonunion tour. She hoped to rejoin, however, in time to appear in a Rubicon Theatre production, "Songs for a New World," that will open in Ventura on Saturday.
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June 7, 2002 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the world goes 'round, does Tim Dang's East West Players production of the musical revue "The World Goes 'Round" bring anything especially distinctive to the New York-style sensibility of the musical team of composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb?
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June 3, 1999
Jennifer Paz from Broadway's "Miss Saigon" will perform July 10 at 7 p.m. in Showtime '99, the eighth annual concert to benefit the Asian American Drug Abuse Program. Comedian and actress Amy Hill will host the event at Japan America Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro St. Information: (323) 293-6284.
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November 6, 1998
"Hero, a Tribute to George Takei," an evening of comedy and music honoring the actor of "Star Trek" fame, will be held Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. at East West Players' David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center for the Arts. The event, which features guest performers Garrett Wong ("Voyagers"), Jennifer Paz ("Miss Saigon"), Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig ("Star Trek") and Pat Morita ("The Karate Kid"), will benefit East West programs and operations.
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February 5, 1999 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
In "Measure for Measure" at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre, director David Anthony Smith and a lively cast tear through Shakespeare's dark comedy with slapstick momentum and plenty of laughs. The staging is streamlined and simple. The stage is mostly bare, the actors clad in unobtrusive modern attire. The emphasis here is on the language, and although some lines are lost in the pell-mell enthusiasm with which they are delivered, the result is a crackling entertainment.
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May 10, 1995 | ANTONIO OLIVO
The Los Angeles Unified School District's Asian Pacific American Education Commission will kick off its annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration today. In 1979, May was proclaimed the month in which Asian Pacific American contributions to American history are acknowledged. This year's celebration at 8:30 a.m.
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February 26, 1995 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Talk about a splashy entrance. Jennifer Paz--currently on the Ahmanson stage in "Miss Saigon"--was discovered at an open-call audition for the role in Vancouver when she was a 19-year-old Seattle college student. She had had no stage experience beyond community theater and no vocal training whatsoever. "It was kind of an accident, actually," says the soft-spoken Paz, seated in her dressing room after a recent Sunday matinee. "I drove up there to audition, and they cast me on the spot."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 1995 | Laurie Winer
Some of them you know. Some you don't. But the following artists, entertainers and executives have one thing in common: We're counting on each to mae a significant impact or difference in their respective fields this year. Sure, there will be thers who make a splash, but after we talked with dozens of people who work in entertainment and the arts, these were the names mentioned most often. You might say that Jim Carrey was a face to watch in '94, and you would be right.
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September 13, 1996 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
"Cabaret," at East West Players, is an ambitiously revisionistic production that features a largely Asian American cast, additional tunes from the award-winning film and a few gender-bending "innovations." Director David Galligan beautifully surmounts the theater's space limitations, as does set designer Patrick Plamondon and choreographer Kay Cole. Musical director Scott Nagatani nicely melds the score into the action.
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September 10, 1998
all day: Festival Actress Jennifer Paz, of "Miss Saigon" fame, is among the artists scheduled to appear during the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro. The two-day event features music, dance, arts and crafts, film, video presentations and food. * Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture, Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro. Jennifer Paz, others. Part of an ongoing centennial celebration of the Philippines' independence from Spain. Saturday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.
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