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January 25, 1996 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A family show with a twist: That's "Ramona Quimby," the latest touring production from the venerable Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, set to play at Southland venues, including UCLA's Freud Playhouse on Saturday.
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April 17, 2011 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
— Ramona Quimby is everywhere. She's outside the front door of Beverly Cleary's retirement community apartment, on a poster that proclaims: "Libraries are forever!" She's on a sideboard in the living room, in the form of a life-size bust, hair wild and face cut into the shape of a grin. Most important, she's on the bookshelf in Cleary's neat, spare bedroom, along with the author's other books, 40 or so of them, the work of half a century. Asked which is her favorite character, the 95-year-old doesn't hesitate.
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April 17, 2011 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
— Ramona Quimby is everywhere. She's outside the front door of Beverly Cleary's retirement community apartment, on a poster that proclaims: "Libraries are forever!" She's on a sideboard in the living room, in the form of a life-size bust, hair wild and face cut into the shape of a grin. Most important, she's on the bookshelf in Cleary's neat, spare bedroom, along with the author's other books, 40 or so of them, the work of half a century. Asked which is her favorite character, the 95-year-old doesn't hesitate.
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July 23, 2010 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"No matter what my sister says, I'm not a pest," insists 9-and-three-quarters-year-old Ramona Quimby (newcomer Joey King) at the beginning of "Ramona and Beezus," a sweet and sure-handed adaptation of the Beverly Cleary children's book series. Big sister Beezus (Disney Channel star Selena Gomez) would likely take issue with Ramona's assessment, ticking off a laundry list of ways that Ramona can be a bother. Sticking her with the nickname Beezus — Ramona couldn't pronounce "Beatrice" when she was smaller — undoubtedly would top the grievance list.
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January 29, 1996 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the most outstanding children's shows anywhere was the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis' 1995 production of "Animal Fables From Aesop." When this acclaimed company does a show right, it makes magic. Its new national touring production of "Ramona Quimby," though competent and enjoyable enough, is missing that magic. At least it was at an early matinee at UCLA's Freud Playhouse on Saturday.
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October 29, 1994 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Financial considerations forced the Serendipity Theatre Company to leave the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles this summer, after four years of children's theater there as a resident Equity company. Down, but not out, Serendipity has bounced back as a touring company, kicking off an ambitious 1994-95 season with an engaging production of "Ramona Quimby" at the Hermosa Civic Theatre and UCLA's Freud Playhouse.
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September 17, 1988 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
If you've ever sneaked a peek at Beverly Cleary's best-selling books for children, you've probably had the pleasure of meeting 8-year-old Ramona Quimby--giggly, cranky, naughty and nice, wispy haired, knobbly kneed, round-nosed, gap-toothed and real --the quintessential kid's kid. Now, in a deliciously faithful transition from book to screen, Cleary's creation has made her film debut, starring in a 10-part series on PBS called "Ramona."
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May 28, 2006
"The Boxcar Children" By Gertrude Chandler Warner This story is about the boxcar children: Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny. Their parents passed away and the children predicted trouble was coming. In this story, these children find new homes in the strangest places. Will the children stay in one place or keep moving locations? How will the children ever make money to survive? Read the story to find out.
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July 23, 2010 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"No matter what my sister says, I'm not a pest," insists 9-and-three-quarters-year-old Ramona Quimby (newcomer Joey King) at the beginning of "Ramona and Beezus," a sweet and sure-handed adaptation of the Beverly Cleary children's book series. Big sister Beezus (Disney Channel star Selena Gomez) would likely take issue with Ramona's assessment, ticking off a laundry list of ways that Ramona can be a bother. Sticking her with the nickname Beezus — Ramona couldn't pronounce "Beatrice" when she was smaller — undoubtedly would top the grievance list.
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May 6, 1988 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, Compiled by Terry Atkinson
**** "Ramona" Lorimar. $29.95 each. Here's a new three-part series almost as irresistible as the books upon which it's based: Beverly Cleary's delightful best-sellers about 8-year-old Ramona Quimby, one of the most for-real kids in children's literature. The casting is inspired: Sarah Polley, a piquant-faced sprite with a wide, gap-toothed grin, is Ramona. Each hourlong cassette contains two stories about everyday joys and sorrows, sure to be recognized by children and parents.
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May 28, 2006
"The Boxcar Children" By Gertrude Chandler Warner This story is about the boxcar children: Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny. Their parents passed away and the children predicted trouble was coming. In this story, these children find new homes in the strangest places. Will the children stay in one place or keep moving locations? How will the children ever make money to survive? Read the story to find out.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 1996 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the most outstanding children's shows anywhere was the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis' 1995 production of "Animal Fables From Aesop." When this acclaimed company does a show right, it makes magic. Its new national touring production of "Ramona Quimby," though competent and enjoyable enough, is missing that magic. At least it was at an early matinee at UCLA's Freud Playhouse on Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 1996 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A family show with a twist: That's "Ramona Quimby," the latest touring production from the venerable Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, set to play at Southland venues, including UCLA's Freud Playhouse on Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 1994 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Financial considerations forced the Serendipity Theatre Company to leave the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles this summer, after four years of children's theater there as a resident Equity company. Down, but not out, Serendipity has bounced back as a touring company, kicking off an ambitious 1994-95 season with an engaging production of "Ramona Quimby" at the Hermosa Civic Theatre and UCLA's Freud Playhouse.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 1988 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
If you've ever sneaked a peek at Beverly Cleary's best-selling books for children, you've probably had the pleasure of meeting 8-year-old Ramona Quimby--giggly, cranky, naughty and nice, wispy haired, knobbly kneed, round-nosed, gap-toothed and real --the quintessential kid's kid. Now, in a deliciously faithful transition from book to screen, Cleary's creation has made her film debut, starring in a 10-part series on PBS called "Ramona."
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September 10, 1988
A lunch pail full of new shows for children starting this weekend will temporarily take their minds off returning to school. NBC's new Saturday lineup includes the debut of "The Misadventures of Ed Grimley," a live action/animated series that finds Martin Short reprising his zany "Saturday Night Live" character of a few years back (10:30 a.m. today on Channel 4). New seasons of "Kissyfur," "Gummi Bears," "Smurfs," "Alf" and "The Chipmunks" are also unveiled today.
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August 18, 1995 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With 37 acts in all, the Irvine Barclay Theatre's fifth season brings the return of Randy Newman and Judy Collins, first-time appearances from Cleo Laine and John Dankworth and international acts including Ballet Folklorico de Chile, which opens the season Oct. 5, Cajun group Beausoleil and the Musicians and Dancers of Bali. Though the number of acts has increased this season over last year's 32, the number of performances--58--remains about the same.
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