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November 25, 1993
Santa Margarita High School's Talon Theatre will present "Stage Door" Dec. 7-11. The play follows the lives of theatrical people living in a New York boarding house. The play, with a cast of 31, will be presented nightly at 7:30, with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased by calling (714) 831-3899 or (714) 448-9519.
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May 6, 2013 | By David Ng
Helen Mirren reverted to Jane Tennison mode on Saturday when she cracked down on noisy street drummers who disrupted a performance of her West End play "The Audience. " The Oscar-winning actress left the Gielgud Theatre during intermission of the play -- in full costume -- to verbally berate the drummers, who had taken to London streets to promote a music festival. The Daily Telegraph reported that Mirren appeared from the stage door and used some salty language to express her annoyance.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 1989 | DINA ADLER, Adler is a Westlake Village free-lance writer. and
How do you measure the success of an Equity waiver theater? According to Gale Trumbeaux, the executive producer of the Stage Door Theatre in Agoura, longevity--rather than profitability--is the answer. "In the eight years we've been in operation, many little theaters in Los Angeles and the Valley have closed their doors," said Trumbeaux, 50. But the 49-seat Stage Door continues to survive by offering mainstream fare, such as Neil Simon and Agatha Christie.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Two things to keep in mind when considering "Barrymore," starring Christopher Plummer as the great John B: It was brilliant as a one-man stage show; it was never a good candidate for film. Indeed, the struggle to transform itself for the big screen is there in every frame. Adapted and directed by Erik Canuel, "Barrymore" sticks very close to its source, William Luce's deliciously gossipy play. The filmmaker is reluctant to even let his leading man step off stage. The setting is 1942, the final year in Barrymore's life.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1995 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
"Stage Door Charley," the misnamed new musical starring Tommy Tune, just opened at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on its way to Broadway. The happy-go-lucky Charley, played by Tune, actually cares nothing for the stage door at all. He's a street entertainer--a busker--who happily strums a ukulele for tuppence outside of the tony Garrick Theatre. It's Libby (Darcie Roberts), his street-urchin sidekick, who longs to be bathed in the footlights of the legitimate stage.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2005 | Susan King
The Classic Comedy Collection Warner Home Video, $20 to $27 each; $69 for the set Five legendary comedies from the Golden Age of Hollywood -- "Dinner at Eight," "Libeled Lady," "Stage Door," "Bringing Up Baby" and "To Be or Not to Be" -- make their long-awaited DVD debuts. Warner is also unveiling a two-disc set of the remastered version of "The Philadelphia Story." Dinner at Eight George Cukor directed this delicious 1933 comedy-drama, based on the play by George S.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2005 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
They don't know her face, but there's something about those green fingernails.... "It's the green nail polish that triggers them," says Stephanie J. Block. "I've been asked at the market and Costco and places like that. They say: 'Are you in "Wicked," by chance?' " Block is, by chance, in "Wicked" -- billed as the "untold story of the Witches of Oz" -- portraying Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Two things to keep in mind when considering "Barrymore," starring Christopher Plummer as the great John B: It was brilliant as a one-man stage show; it was never a good candidate for film. Indeed, the struggle to transform itself for the big screen is there in every frame. Adapted and directed by Erik Canuel, "Barrymore" sticks very close to its source, William Luce's deliciously gossipy play. The filmmaker is reluctant to even let his leading man step off stage. The setting is 1942, the final year in Barrymore's life.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2013 | By David Ng
Helen Mirren reverted to Jane Tennison mode on Saturday when she cracked down on noisy street drummers who disrupted a performance of her West End play "The Audience. " The Oscar-winning actress left the Gielgud Theatre during intermission of the play -- in full costume -- to verbally berate the drummers, who had taken to London streets to promote a music festival. The Daily Telegraph reported that Mirren appeared from the stage door and used some salty language to express her annoyance.
NEWS
December 1, 2011 | By Amy Dawes, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Quick, funny and offbeat — blend those traits with her adorable strawberry blondness and Judy Greer is a natural for the scads of supporting roles she's played in romantic comedies such as "27 Dresses"; such TV shows as "Two and a Half Men" and "Arrested Development"; and in movies from A-list directors Cameron Crowe ("Elizabethtown") and Spike Jonze ("Adaptation"). But the Chicago-trained actress has always hankered to unveil some of her depth and complexity, and she gets the chance to do just that opposite George Clooney in Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" — mostly in a single scene that's a tour de force example of the real, relatable and awful-hilarious behavior that defines today's most effective comedy work.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's six kids have been trailed by paparazzi from a very early age. Now, one of Brangelina's children is stepping into the spotlight in an actual film role. At the tender age of 4, the A-list couple's daughter Vivienne will make her acting debut alongside her mother in Walt Disney Studios' upcoming adaptation of "Maleficent. " The 3-D film, set to hit theaters in March 2014, stars Jolie as the villain from the classic fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty. " The movie details why the evil fairy cursed Princess Aurora - a.k.a.
NEWS
December 1, 2011 | By Amy Dawes, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Quick, funny and offbeat — blend those traits with her adorable strawberry blondness and Judy Greer is a natural for the scads of supporting roles she's played in romantic comedies such as "27 Dresses"; such TV shows as "Two and a Half Men" and "Arrested Development"; and in movies from A-list directors Cameron Crowe ("Elizabethtown") and Spike Jonze ("Adaptation"). But the Chicago-trained actress has always hankered to unveil some of her depth and complexity, and she gets the chance to do just that opposite George Clooney in Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" — mostly in a single scene that's a tour de force example of the real, relatable and awful-hilarious behavior that defines today's most effective comedy work.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2005 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
They don't know her face, but there's something about those green fingernails.... "It's the green nail polish that triggers them," says Stephanie J. Block. "I've been asked at the market and Costco and places like that. They say: 'Are you in "Wicked," by chance?' " Block is, by chance, in "Wicked" -- billed as the "untold story of the Witches of Oz" -- portraying Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2005 | Susan King
The Classic Comedy Collection Warner Home Video, $20 to $27 each; $69 for the set Five legendary comedies from the Golden Age of Hollywood -- "Dinner at Eight," "Libeled Lady," "Stage Door," "Bringing Up Baby" and "To Be or Not to Be" -- make their long-awaited DVD debuts. Warner is also unveiling a two-disc set of the remastered version of "The Philadelphia Story." Dinner at Eight George Cukor directed this delicious 1933 comedy-drama, based on the play by George S.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2003 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Michael C. Hall could commit to only six weeks in the Broadway production of "Chicago" last summer. But the producers of the long-running musical leaped at the chance to cast the co-star of HBO's "Six Feet Under" in the role of flamboyant trial attorney Billy Flynn, announcing his arrival at the height of the all-important tourist season with big ads.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2001 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With "Soon," his first play, independent filmmaker Hal Hartley demands that we pay serious and respectful attention to religious fanatics who think the end of the world is at hand. "I feel I am a satirist, for the most part, but this is one of the few pieces I've ever made that's not satire," Hartley says as darkness gathers over the patio bar of a hotel across the street from the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, where "Soon" is having its U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 1994 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Midsummer reality check: County theatergoers have money to burn when it comes to "The Phantom of the Opera." Last week, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical extravaganza grossed slightly more than $1 million in Costa Mesa. Does this come as a surprise? Not really. But it's not business as usual, either. The show, which runs through Sept. 3 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, is also averaging about $100,000 a day in box-office walk-ups and phone sales.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2003 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Michael C. Hall could commit to only six weeks in the Broadway production of "Chicago" last summer. But the producers of the long-running musical leaped at the chance to cast the co-star of HBO's "Six Feet Under" in the role of flamboyant trial attorney Billy Flynn, announcing his arrival at the height of the all-important tourist season with big ads.
NEWS
June 29, 1995 | ANN CONWAY
Broadway supernova Tommy Tune got a taste of Tinseltown on Tuesday night when he attended a bash at Planet Hollywood at South Coast Plaza Village in Santa Ana. Arriving by limousine following his opening night performance in "Stage Door Charley" at Segerstrom Hall, the winner of nine Tony Awards posed for photographers next to a wall of celebrity handprints, sipped a margarita with extra salt and rubbed elbows with the patrons of the Orange County Performing Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1995 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
"Stage Door Charley," the misnamed new musical starring Tommy Tune, just opened at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on its way to Broadway. The happy-go-lucky Charley, played by Tune, actually cares nothing for the stage door at all. He's a street entertainer--a busker--who happily strums a ukulele for tuppence outside of the tony Garrick Theatre. It's Libby (Darcie Roberts), his street-urchin sidekick, who longs to be bathed in the footlights of the legitimate stage.
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