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February 8, 1990 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Laguna Playhouse's national search for a manager to fill a newly created top post of executive director has ended in Garden Grove with a raid on the leadership of the Grove Shakespeare Festival. The Playhouse announced Wednesday that it has hired Richard A. Stein, the Grove's managing director, to lead it into the '90s. He will oversee all operations of the county's oldest and second-largest theater company, with special responsibility for fund raising.
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February 22, 1990 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Grove Shakespeare Festival has named an insider, Barbara G. Hammerman, to replace departing managing director Richard A. Stein, who was hired earlier this month as chief executive of the Laguna Playhouse. Hammerman will take over the management of the county's third-largest nonprofit theater operation--and the second-leading professional troupe after South Coast Repertory--in the newly created position of executive vice president.
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February 22, 1990 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Grove Shakespeare Festival has named an insider, Barbara G. Hammerman, to replace departing managing director Richard A. Stein, who was hired earlier this month as chief executive of the Laguna Playhouse. Hammerman will take over the management of the county's third-largest nonprofit theater operation--and the second-leading professional troupe after South Coast Repertory--in the newly created position of executive vice president.
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February 8, 1990 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Laguna Playhouse's national search for a manager to fill a newly created top post of executive director has ended in Garden Grove with a raid on the leadership of the Grove Shakespeare Festival. The Playhouse announced Wednesday that it has hired Richard A. Stein, the Grove's managing director, to lead it into the '90s. He will oversee all operations of the county's oldest and second-largest theater company, with special responsibility for fund raising.
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February 19, 1991 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andrew Barnicle, head of theater at United States International University in San Diego, has been named artistic director of Laguna Playhouse to succeed Douglas Rowe, who retires June 30. Playhouse Executive Director Richard A. Stein said Barnicle, 39, was selected last week by the Playhouse board of directors from six candidates and was signed Monday to a one-year contract, effective July 1.
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May 4, 1990 | JAN HERMAN
The Laguna Playhouse will raise its top ticket price from $17 to $22 for the 1990-91 subscription season, Executive Director Richard A. Stein announced. The lowest-priced ticket of $11 will remain the same. "We need the money," Stein said. "We haven't had any significant price increases in recent years."
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December 18, 1991 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Laguna Playhouse has reduced the capacity of its Moulton Theatre from 418 to 399 seats to avoid paying higher royalty rates levied last year by one of the theater industry's major play-licensing agencies. The Playhouse boarded 19 balcony seats, according to executive director Richard A. Stein, as the result of negotiations with Samuel French Inc., which controls the rights to hundreds of plays and had raised the royalty rates for large amateur community theater companies in California.
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August 14, 1990 | JAN HERMAN
The Grove Shakespeare Festival announced Monday that Thomas F. Bradac, its founder and artistic director, will take a yearlong, "part-time" sabbatical to assume a full-time teaching post at Chapman College. "I've spent 12 years at the Grove, and this just gives me a little time off," said Bradac, 43, who sought to minimize any perception that his departure could have a significant effect on the stability of Orange County's second-leading professional theater.
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January 19, 1989 | JAN HERMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Grove Theatre Company in Garden Grove has unveiled sweeping plans to go professional and to consolidate its 12-month season into seven months--from June through December--with classical fare being offered at the indoor Gem Theatre and the outdoor Festival Amphitheatre.
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January 28, 1991 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The competition over rights to "Big River" has been resolved so that both the Laguna Playhouse and the Fullerton Civic Light Opera may mount concurrent revivals later this season. The New York-based agency that controls the rights to the 1985 musical has reversed a decision that prohibited the playhouse's staging it because of a presumed conflict with a previously arranged Fullerton production. Playhouse executive director Richard A.
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May 15, 1991 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Their tussle over navigation rights to "Big River" behind them, two local theater companies will present the Tony Award-winning musical in concurrent runs beginning this week. The Laguna Playhouse already has waded in. Previews of the show, which is based on Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," started Tuesday and continue tonight. The official opening is Thursday. The Fullerton Civic Light Opera will test the waters starting Friday.
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