July 30, 1990 |
The general manager and the youth theater artistic director of the Laguna Moulton Playhouse are leaving to head up a newly created full-time, year-round resident professional children's theater in Los Angeles, the city's first in a permanent space. Jody Davidson announced that she will leave her post as general manager of the Laguna Beach theater as of Dec.
July 30, 1990 |
Los Angeles will finally have a full-time, year-round resident professional children's theater in a permanent space. The Coronet Theatre, a mid-size Equity house in West Hollywood, will become home to the Serendipity Theatre Company in August. That announcement was made by Jody Davidson, executive director of the newly formed children's theater, who is leaving her job as general manager of the Laguna Moulton Playhouse in Laguna Beach, as of Dec. 30.
October 13, 1996 |
Petrie Robie's mother, Frieda Berkoff, commissioned the building of the Coronet Theatre in 1947, and it remained in family hands for nearly 50 years. Robie decided recently that she wanted to sell it, but she was picky about the buyer. "I wouldn't have sold it to anyone who wouldn't turn a princess into a queen," Robie said. She conducted a private sale, approaching "at the most" about 10 potential buyers.
February 29, 2004 |
Courtyards were history's earliest garden rooms. Egyptians built them, Greeks paved them with stone, Romans set them off with colonnades, and for the same reasons the Persians loved them, so do we. Cooled by a fountain, they're a blessing in a hot climate. Their walls shut out the street, the neighbor's dogs, the howl of the Santa Anas. They give us frontyards we can use and invite us to enjoy them--for reading, lolling, feeling cosseted and soothed.