Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSanta Clarita Repertory Theatre
IN THE NEWS

Santa Clarita Repertory Theatre

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2000 | JANA J. MONJI
Staging David Hirson's "La Be^te," at Santa Clarita Repertory Theatre, Gabrielle Brewer-Wallin allows the central character, a playwright named Elomire, to take himself too seriously. In addition, the actor who plays him, Bruce Marshall Romans, is too wooden. Hirson wrote in verse, setting his play in 17th century France, where a prince (Albert Dayan) orders his resident acting troupe to meet a common street clown, Valere (Christopher Neiman).
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2000 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
David Ian Stears, the Santa Clarita Repertory Theatre's producing artistic director, says running the professional theater company is like being a cowboy. "Going out onto the frontier and opening up new territory," he said with a flair that betrays his formal training as an actor at the California Institute of the Arts in the 1980s.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2000 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
David Ian Stears, the Santa Clarita Repertory Theatre's producing artistic director, says running the professional theater company is like being a cowboy. "Going out onto the frontier and opening up new territory," he said with a flair that betrays his formal training as an actor at the California Institute of the Arts in the 1980s.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2000 | JANA J. MONJI
Staging David Hirson's "La Be^te," at Santa Clarita Repertory Theatre, Gabrielle Brewer-Wallin allows the central character, a playwright named Elomire, to take himself too seriously. In addition, the actor who plays him, Bruce Marshall Romans, is too wooden. Hirson wrote in verse, setting his play in 17th century France, where a prince (Albert Dayan) orders his resident acting troupe to meet a common street clown, Valere (Christopher Neiman).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
About 9,000 youngsters here have learned the importance of hard work and self-esteem from trolls, mystical winds, a Spanish-speaking bear and a candle-maker's daughter. The lesson came from the Santa Clarita Repertory Theatre's bilingual presentation of "East of the Sun, West of the Moon." Friday's presentation ended a string of 33 performances in 28 Santa Clarita Valley elementary schools over the past few weeks.
NEWS
July 28, 1995
ROCK There's evidence that rock 'n' rock will never die. It's called the Everly Brothers. Phil and Don will be at Universal Amphitheatre Saturday, asking the musical question "When Will I Be Loved?" Rita Coolidge opens. Call (213) 480-3232. THEATER Santa Clarita Park will be transformed into the Forest of Arden for the Santa Clarita Repertory Theatre's final production of the Shakespeare comedy "As You Like It." Admission is free. Show starts at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Call (805) 266-7170.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2000 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Most great plays are about failure, but failure on an intimate, private scale. Ted Tally's "Terra Nova" is a fine, if not great, play about epic, public failure, ironically encased within the tormented mind of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott as he attempts a round-trip trek to the South Pole in 1911-12. What may seem an impossible staging assignment on a small stage is turned by co-producers Santa Clarita Repertory Theatre and the Pilgrimage Theatre into a moving meditation on existence and hubris.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2000
* Photography. The two-week engagement of "Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment," a re-creation of the original retrospective that caused a sensation 10 years ago, including his "Self-Portrait," right, closes Saturday at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2525 Michigan Ave., G-1, Santa Monica. Today-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. (310) 586-6488. * Music.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2004 | Don Shirley
"The warring divas," in the words of director Simon Levy, have arrived. Three productions of Terrence McNally's "Master Class," about opera legend Maria Callas, are currently running in Los Angeles County. Levy's staging at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood opened first, in November. Last weekend, it was joined by one production to the north, at Santa Clarita Repertory Theatre, and another to the south, at Long Beach Playhouse.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2001 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Never, ever discount the cachet of the name Neil Simon. For without Simon's name attached as author of "Rumors," this farce barely over a decade old would long be forgotten. How else, other than Simon's name, to explain the play's steady life as a stock item in the seasons of countless American theater companies?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
About 9,000 youngsters here have learned the importance of hard work and self-esteem from trolls, mystical winds, a Spanish-speaking bear and a candle-maker's daughter. The lesson came from the Santa Clarita Repertory Theatre's bilingual presentation of "East of the Sun, West of the Moon." Friday's presentation ended a string of 33 performances in 28 Santa Clarita Valley elementary schools over the past few weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1996 | ED BOND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In this crowd one flaw could wreck the magic and blow apart the suspension of disbelief built up during a 45-minute performance. "They are the hardest audience," said Ezra Weisz, an actor currently playing a role of giant proportions in the Santa Clarita area. His is a discerning audience who can pick out the scratches in the golden egg or tennis shoes under costumes. One hint of incongruity can rip through a room with pinches, taunts and thoughts of Power Rangers. Kindergarten students.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2000 | JANA J. MONJI
From the minute he bursts through the door, the back-lit smoke obscuring his visage, Justin M. Gorence as the Laredo Kid shines more brightly than any spit-polished sheriff's badge. Unfortunately, Mark Medoff's "The Majestic Kid" isn't about him. Presented by and at Santa Clarita Repertory Theatre, in association with the Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival of the city of Santa Clarita, this play limps like a crippled horse under David Colwell's direction, with a generally lackluster cast.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|