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June 14, 1994 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stefan Haves stands clad in shiny red boxer shorts amid semi-chaos. The gym floor of the Gascon Institute fencing school is filled with huge puppet heads on 20-foot stilts and sundry huddles of partially costumed performers. It may look like entropy, but there's method to this madness--"Moon Over Madness" to be exact. Director-performer Haves' comic variety spectacle opens the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre's Summer Nights series on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is an ambitious undertaking.
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July 8, 2010 | By Ramie Becker, Los Angeles Times
Vaudeville acts like plate spinners, sleight-of-hand artists, burlesque beauties and sword swallowers hardly seem like they have a place in an entertainment universe dominated by high-flying Cirque du Soleil and high-tech concert tours. The good old variety show is the stuff of a simpler era. But Stefan Haves has stripped back entertainment to the essentials of physical comedy and corporeal dexterity in a bid for an astonishing night out. The former comic act director for Cirque du Soleil has taken up residence in the Coronet Theater (home of Largo)
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July 8, 2010 | By Ramie Becker, Los Angeles Times
Vaudeville acts like plate spinners, sleight-of-hand artists, burlesque beauties and sword swallowers hardly seem like they have a place in an entertainment universe dominated by high-flying Cirque du Soleil and high-tech concert tours. The good old variety show is the stuff of a simpler era. But Stefan Haves has stripped back entertainment to the essentials of physical comedy and corporeal dexterity in a bid for an astonishing night out. The former comic act director for Cirque du Soleil has taken up residence in the Coronet Theater (home of Largo)
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June 14, 1994 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stefan Haves stands clad in shiny red boxer shorts amid semi-chaos. The gym floor of the Gascon Institute fencing school is filled with huge puppet heads on 20-foot stilts and sundry huddles of partially costumed performers. It may look like entropy, but there's method to this madness--"Moon Over Madness" to be exact. Director-performer Haves' comic variety spectacle opens the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre's Summer Nights series on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is an ambitious undertaking.
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August 24, 1999
The Music Center in downtown Los Angeles will hold a free Family Arts Day on Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the center's outdoor plaza. The event at 135 N. Grand Ave. will feature performances by local ethnic artists including comedian Nathan Stein, the folk music ensemble Arco Iris, Johnny Mori's Japanese Festival Sounds, Sakai Flamenco and clown Stefan Haves. Workshops will also be held on such subjects as storytelling, taiko drumming, African singing and electronic music making.
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September 5, 1990 | T.H. McCULLOH and At 3116 2nd St., Santa Monica; Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; ends Sept. 29. $12.50-$15. Information: (213) 466-1767.
In front of an imaginative wall of ice (actually empty plastic water jugs) designed by Stephen Glassman, adaptor-director Stefan Haves almost brings off the impossible with Jack London's "The Call of the Wild" at the Powerhouse Theatre. Haves' interesting basic trick is simple, leaving the actors playing London's sled dogs barefaced while the actors playing humans are hidden behind Deborah Bird's expressionistic masks. That's probably how dogs do see us.
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August 24, 1995 | T.H. McCulloh
The future, according to the Moon (Jason Hicks), is ruled by the evil Balthazar the Goat (Cristian George), aided by his Lepratrons (Dayna keyes, Kahlil Nelson), which are automated leprechauns. It is AD 22,014. Back at the end of the 20th Century there were leprechauns seen in Pacoima Park, namely the ditsy Norco (Amy O'Neill) and Covina (Jade Gordon), and their Gold (O.G. Banks III, in glittering lame shorts.).
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March 31, 1994 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 1994 "Summer Nights at the Ford" performance series, running June 18-Sept. 4, will encompass 31 performances of music, opera, dance and theater by 17 Los Angeles County-based arts organizations--including expanded world arts and culture events and a new series of seven children's events, program organizers announced Wednesday.
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December 12, 1990 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's Natale --Christmas--in Calabria, so Strega Nona (Grandma Witch) refuses to use her magic, even when the baccala-- codfish stew--is ruined for the holiday feast. "Christmas has a magic of its own," she says. Based on Tomie dePaola's children's book, "Merry Christmas, Strega Nona" is the Serendipity Theatre Co.'s heartfelt holiday offering at the Coronet Theatre.
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June 19, 1997 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With serious technical hitches during opening weekend two weeks ago, and a sudden question about who had rights to the play, Serendipity Theatre Co.'s new production of "Peter Pan" seemed destined not to fly at all. The show's troubles were quickly resolved, however, and the comic musical version of the J.M. Barrie classic, adapted by Carol Weiss, gamely resumed last Saturday, frequently enjoyable but still not ready for prime time.
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June 20, 1994 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Cirque du Soleil hasn't passed through Los Angeles in quite awhile. Over the weekend Stefan Haves attempted to create the next best thing--a Cirque de la Lune, so to speak--at John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. The result, "Moon Over Madness," opened the L.A. County-sponsored Summer Nights at the Ford series Saturday and Sunday after a Friday preview. Like the real moon's relationship to the sun, this "Moon" reflected only a fraction of the glory of the Cirque du Soleil.
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May 21, 1985 | DAN SULLIVAN, Times Theatre Critic
Robert Wilson meets Shakespeare. It happened over the weekend on a sound stage at Metromedia Square, where Wilson presented the results of a short-term investigation of "King Lear" with a complement of UCLA theater folk. The results were surprisingly complete. "Exploring King Lear" was an alternate title for the production, presented by the arts division of UCLA Extension. We weren't promised anything more than a rough sketch of a "Lear" that Wilson will be doing in Germany in 1987.
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