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July 9, 1992
The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, scheduled to be completed in October, will hold a series of performances to test the acoustics before it officially opens Jan. 13. From January to June, the center will offer 75 evenings of music, theater, mime, ballet and modern dance, the city has announced. Forty attractions will be offered, some in multiple performances. Performers and a complete schedule will be announced in August or September.
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May 30, 1997 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wayne Shilkret, executive director of the Pasadena Symphony Assn. for seven years, has been named executive director of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, effective July 21. Shilkret, 63, was executive director of performing arts at the Ambassador Foundation in Pasadena from 1976 to 1989, when he became the Hollywood Bowl's general manager. He joined the Pasadena Symphony the next year.
NEWS
December 10, 1992
The city has formed a group to provide financial and volunteer support for the new $60-million arts center, which opens Jan. 13 with Frank Sinatra. The group, called Friends of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, has levels of support ranging from a Friend at $50 to the Platinum Circle for donations of $10,000 or more.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 1997 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Southern Californians and one Coloradan are under serious consideration for the job of executive director at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, the facility's interim chief confirmed Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1996 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pace Theatrical Group, which produces the Broadway series at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, will be producing a similar series of nationally touring shows at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. Except for "Deathtrap," a nonmusical that would not fit OCPAC's Broadway agenda--all of the shows set for Long Beach have been presented in Costa Mesa, some several times and two as recently as last season.
NEWS
October 29, 1992
Reversing earlier statements, officials at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts said this week that no public performances will be staged before the Jan. 13 opening that stars Frank Sinatra. The theater had previously announced that public events would be staged to test acoustics and accustom the staff to theater operations, but Manager Victor Gotesman said that plan has been scuttled.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 1993 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Local audiences may get another chance to hear Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet play "The Juliet Letters," their acclaimed collaborative song sequence for string quartet and voice--and this time they might not have to drive to Los Angeles. Interviewed this week in Santa Monica on public radio station KCRW-FM (89.9), Costello raised the possibility of additional engagements with the quartet once its four-date U.S. tour, which opened Sunday at UCLA, concludes Thursday in New York City.
NEWS
July 14, 1994 | ZAN DUBIN
Paid attendance during the first full season at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts averaged 81% capacity, up two points from the abbreviated 1993 inaugural season, center officials announced last week. The center's season ended in May. Center General Manager Victor Gotesman said he was pleased with the new numbers, given that paid attendance rates for new performing-arts facilities typically decline as the venue's newness wears off.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 1994 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paid attendance during the first full season at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts averaged 81% of capacity, up two points from last year's inaugural, abbreviated season, center officials announced Thursday. The center's 1993-94 season ended in May. Center general manager Victor Gotesman said he was pleased with the new numbers, given that paid-attendance rates for new performing-arts facilities typically decline as the venue's newness wears off.
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June 6, 1995 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts will present its first commissioned work--a jazz piece by Anthony Davis of New York--along with the New York City Opera National Company's "La Traviata," the Central Ballet of China, Hal Holbrook in "Death of a Salesman," Tom Jones and Gordon Lightfoot during its eclectic fourth season, announced today. The season, being kicked off by the Beach Boys on Aug.
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