June 1, 2006
The latest offering from Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, Grover and the rest of the "Sesame Street" crew comes alive on stage this weekend at the Kodak Theatre. "Super Grover! Ready for Action" offers children lessons on healthy habits, featuring their "Sesame Street" friends. Sunday's afternoon performance is a benefit for KCET-TV. "Super Grover! Ready for Action," Kodak Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 7 p.m. today; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.
January 5, 1995 |
Officials of the financially troubled Long Beach Civic Light Opera have raised $490,000 to qualify for a matching grant from the City Council, said J. Phillip Keene, general manager. The council agreed in September to give the organization $490,000 in cash and other subsidies if the Civic Light Opera raised an equal amount from private donors. "We're thankful for the city's assistance," Keene said. "We're now on track."
September 11, 1986
Long Beach Opera has announced the postponement of Karol Szymanowski's "King Roger," which the company was scheduled to perform in February. According to general director Michael Milenski, the work "is not an easy opera to cast, and it finally became impossible to assemble the necessary singers for this season." Instead, the company will offer Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos" on March 1, 4, 6 and 8 in the Center Theater of the Long Beach Convention Center.
March 7, 1985
The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved most of a task force's recommendations for restructuring the beleaguered Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, which went dark in November because of a $575,000 debt. In keeping with the Blue Ribbon Task Force recommendations, Robert Langslet, task force chairman, said he and Mayor Ernie Kell will meet this week to begin choosing 10 new symphony board members for a revamped executive committee.
September 23, 2010
Disney Live! Mickey's Magic Show Everyone's favorite anthropomorphic rodent takes to the stage with all his Disney cohorts for an all-new magic show sure to amuse parents and thrill their kids. Feats of prestidigitation include the breathtaking levitation of Minnie and Jasmine and the transformation of Cinderella's rags into riches in a split second. Fred Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 3 and 6 p.m. Fri. Terrace Theater, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.
April 1, 1985 |
The Long Beach Ballet "Coppelia" was a modest, agreeable "me-too" production: It courted respectability by trying to look just like everyone else's. Sometimes David Wilcox's choreography grew overly Russian in style, Saturday night in the Terrace Theater. Sometimes, too, the storytelling purpose of the dances became lost, as if Wilcox had filled in incomplete recollections of the ballet with generalized new material.
December 8, 1991 |
Ever since Edward Mulhare started acting when a teen-ager, he always wanted to play Ebenezer Scrooge. Forty years later, he has landed the role--in the Long Beach Civic Light Opera's "A Musical Christmas Carol." Mulhare, above, a British-born actor probably best known in this country as the ghost in the late '60s television series "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir," takes on ghosts of his own in an adaptation of the Charles Dickens' Christmas classic on stage at the Terrace Theater beginning Wednesday.
September 23, 1991 |
Since its emergence a decade ago as a serious musical contender, the Long Beach Symphony has come a long way toward fulfilling its considerable promise. Opening its 57th season Saturday night in Terrace Theater, before another sold-out house, the orchestra again displayed its musical wares brilliantly.
December 13, 1993 |
Children are placed at the heart of the Los Angeles Classical Ballet's familiar "Nutcracker," dancing--yes, actually dancing--at every possible opportunity. Yet the performance of the work that opened the run Friday at a less-than-full Terrace Theater in Long Beach did not exactly speak from the heart to the heart. Blame too many of the adult principals dancing on automatic pilot or else seeming to aspire to an imagined Russian-style hauteur.
December 9, 1996 |
Calling all tutus! And velvet frocks, party pyrotechnics, leaping Russians, a flying sleigh, dancing mice, one near swoon-worthy Nutcracker Prince, an over-the-top drag Mother Ginger (Jesse Coyle), a Sugar Plum Fairy worth her sucrose . . . and lots of cute and cuddly, scene-stealing kids.