July 23, 1992
A musical variety show performed by stage, screen and television celebrities, a raffle and buffet dinner as well as a celebrity tennis tournament are planned this weekend in Vista to raise funds for the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Personalities featured in the Las Vegas-type revue and the tennis tournament include Master of Ceremonies Frank Bonner (Herb on "WKRP in Cincinnati"), Richard Kline (Larry on "Three's Company"), Ilene Graff (Marcia Owens on "Mr.
July 12, 1996 |
It began by accident, with a stroll in the park. In 1980, high school drama teacher Kathy Brombacher was hiking through a community greenbelt when she noticed a concrete slab at the foot of a grassy slope. Suddenly, she could visualize performers on that slab, belting out great musical scores. She could see lights and hear the applause from the natural grassy amphitheater.
July 31, 1992 |
Moonlight Amphitheatre, more than most theaters in town, is as much about atmosphere as it is about the show on stage: families with babies stretch out on the ample grassy seating area between rows of chairs. Elaborate picnic baskets and rattling bags of Kentucky Fried Chicken are common, as are popping corks, the snap of flip-top cans, and surreptitious glances at the stars coming out overhead as the show kicks into gear.
March 11, 1992 |
Promoter Michael Goldman's Music Futures company officially entered the local market Friday when he announced his first area concert. In keeping with his penchant for producing outdoor events, Goldman has booked the traveling show, "Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles," into Vista's Moonlight Amphitheatre for April 4. The opening act will be Dwight Adams, former vocalist with San Diego's Dr. Feelgood and the Interns of Love, who will perform a tribute to Otis Redding.
August 10, 1991 |
The trouble with staging corn-pone musicals such as "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" is that the play itself is extraordinarily mundane. Even if the production is top-notch, even if the singing is glorious and the acting is sublime, the result of watching this musical comedy is still: "So what?" Frustratingly, the Moonlight Amphitheatre's production is top-notch, forcing one to wonder what this ensemble could have done with worthier material.
July 26, 1986
The following is the story of how a city can instill in its citizens a tendency toward apathy and resentment, and an example of why the saying "you can't fight City Hall" is so commonly heard. There was a very discouraging council meeting July 7 in Burbank when three council members refused to place the Burbank Fine Arts Federation development fee for the arts proposal on the November ballot. However, we are not giving up. We will begin to circulate a petition for the February ballot next month.