November 16, 1995 |
An interesting experiment is taking place in the Gaslight Alley shopping center in Studio City. It's called a cabaret theater. Theater can pop up anywhere. A number of years ago a play opened in a small town near London, in a pub theater. After a London critic just happened to drop in, he began spreading the word about that play, "The Elephant Man."
September 24, 1989 |
"We do have seasons out here," someone once observed when I was complaining about the lack of them, "but they're subtle as hell." That certainly applies to the arts. In New York at this time of year, you know you're at the top of a new theater season. The summer lull is over; the newspaper stories have started to appear about how this is going to be the best (or worst) Broadway season in 20 years; the starters are at the gate. . . . It doesn't work that way in Southern California.
August 11, 1996 |
It's maddening, that feeling, much like a turn through a family album where most of the photos have worked themselves free from the page. What remains? Vacant snapshot-sized windows where the photo once lay. A dogeared confusion bereft of chronology. A sepia wash: Moments so drained of detail, the remnants of image hover like ghosts. These, too, are the tricks of fickle memory.
March 17, 1999 |
Revivals took the lion's share of the honors Monday at the 30th annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards ceremony, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. David Chambers' staging of Noel Coward's "Private Lives" at South Coast Repertory took six awards, the most for a single show. A Noise Within, Glendale's classical theater company, won eight honors, the most for a single company, garnering five for Lillian Hellman's "Another Part of the Forest" and three for Sam Shepard's "Buried Child."
May 14, 1996 |
The Alex Theatre announced its most ambitious programming schedule Monday since the refurbished vaudeville house in Glendale opened at the end of 1993. For its 1996-97 season, the Alex will produce 32 shows--including performances by dance, jazz, classical and pop music artists--in addition to performances by the theater's resident companies. In all, there will be about 200 performances at the Alex next season.
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December 8, 1999 |
It was the Road Theatre Company's night Monday at the sixth annual Artistic Director Achievement Awards in the NoHo Arts District. The North Hollywood theater company, which specializes in producing new American plays, took 11 of the 27 awards presented by the Valley Theatre League for outstanding achievement in local theater and tied for a 12th award. The Road Theatre won for best original drama for "Hitler's Head" and for best revival and best ensemble cast for "Tainted Blood."