April 13, 1996
The opening night performance of "Andrew Lloyd Webber--Music of the Night" at the Ahmanson Theatre on April 24, will benefit Center Theatre Group's youth programs P.L.A.Y. (Performing for Los Angeles Youth) and YAP (Young Audiences Program). The gala event will include the show, a champagne reception with the cast in the Impresario Ristorante E Bar and valuable prizes. Information: (213) 972-7660.
January 17, 2007 |
Corey Madden, producing director of Center Theatre Group's youth program and a former associate artistic director of the Mark Taper Forum, will leave the company in June, CTG announced Tuesday. During her 22-year tenure at CTG, Madden was involved with the Taper's mainstage productions and new play development programs. As head of the Performing for Los Angeles Youth (P.L.A.
April 4, 2002 |
What if you were a 10-year-old boy who woke up one morning to find that everyone, Mom and Dad included, thought that you were a girl, and always had been? And what if your mom sent you to school in the pinkest, frilliest, laciest dress you've ever seen--and everyone at school thought you were a girl, too? Gender stereotypes are given a delicious trouncing in "Bill's New Frock," presented by the Mark Taper Forum's professional theater for young audiences, P.L.A.Y.
March 27, 2003 |
A rock star and his biggest fan -- a nerdy 12-year-old -- learn something about the seductive and fleeting power of fame and the need for a strong sense of self in "The Legend of Alex," an entertaining, muscular new musical from the Mark Taper Forum's P.L.A.Y. (Performing for Los Angeles Youth) company.
March 23, 1994 |
The Mark Taper Forum's latest P.L.A.Y. (Performing for Los Angeles Youth) production, touring Southland public venues and schools, turns out to work quite nicely as a complement to the clown hit "Fool Moon," finishing its run Sunday at the Doolittle Theatre. "Harold's Big Feat," a short comedy created and performed by Wolfe Bowart and directed by Peter C. Brosius, is billed as "a day in the life of an Everyman clown."
February 11, 2000 |
A frightened, lost boy's odyssey of discovery and growth parallels the life of the migrating monarch butterfly in "The Highest Heaven," a thought-provoking play now touring Southern California schools. Playwright Jose Cruz Gonzalez said he was inspired by two somber realities: the racial tensions that he has observed between Latino and black youth in his work in schools, and the emotion-packed issue of immigration. Gonzalez, associate professor of theater at Cal State L.A.