Archive for May, 2010

Memorial Weekend Music in the Park

Please bring your family, your picnic, and a blanket and come to Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks War Memorial Park on SUNDAY, May 30, 2010 to celebrate Memorial Day with us and to honor our American heroes who have given the ultimate sacrifice, as well as our veterans and military currently serving in our Armed Forces. The […]

Performing Arts Workshops Youth Camp Now Playing at The NoHo Arts Center

Performing Arts Workshops Youth Camp Now Playing at The NoHo Arts Center

Performing Arts Workshops, a veteran enrichment company with over 20 years experience providing quality after school and summer camp programming to public and private schools has opened a new summer camp location in the heart of North Hollywood at The NoHo Arts Center. Kids ages 5-15 can spend their summer in their choice of 3 […]

Gregg Hunter’s Newspace

Gregg Hunter’s Newspace

In search of the perfect bargain breakfast. I grew up on real “down home cookin’” which included at least a half pound of meat and piles of taters on every plate. At breakfast we also expected a stack of flapjacks which bore little resemblance to today’s puny Cal-style pancakes. To qualify, the flapjack treat must […]

SHARE Presents 57th Annual Boomtown Event

SHARE Presents 57th Annual Boomtown Event

By Kat Kramer Well folks, on Saturday June 5th, the fabulous, philanthropic ladies of SHARE are back and better than ever and will be at The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium hosting the 57th Annual “BOOMTOWN” event. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis will be honored with SHARE’s Shining Spirit Award. Ms. Curtis is the daughter of Tony […]

Letters to Juliet

Letters to Juliet

Letters to Juliet Runtime 105 minutes. OK for children. In 1962, schoolteacher Suzanne Pleshette runs off to Rome and meets architect student Troy Donahue and they cavort all around Italy in one of the better travelogues ever filmed. The syrupy love story entranced Troy and Suzanne so much that they married. I heard that Troy […]

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Robin Hood Run time 140 minutes. Not for children. Hollywood has made big bucks making movies out of legendary tales. A case in point is the legend of King Arthur. I’m not counting, but just off the top of my head I can think of three, Knights of the Round Table (1953), Bing Crosby’s A […]

As different as could be … I caught a “brain teasing” drama, and a fun loving musical on the weekend.

As different as could be … I caught a “brain teasing” drama, and a fun loving musical on the weekend.

Madagascar Wow! This disturbingly dark, and dauntingly complex play had the audience united in a hypnotic trance, from start to finish. The multi-award winning Road Theatre, long one of L.A.’s most highly regarded troupes, always challenges their audience’s psyches to the “max,” and offers flawlessly skilled performances. Though the “occasional” comedy emerges on their roster, […]

More Lies About Jerzy

More Lies About Jerzy

With its dynamic staging, crackling pace, and standout performances, More Lies About Jerzy emerges as one of the most impressive productions of the year. The play, based on the bizarre true story of Jerzy Kosinski, examines the conflict between society’s need for heroes and its hunger for truth. The action begins with lauded writer and […]

CART’s May 29th presentation of acclaimed Norman Corwin comedies, Murder in Studio One and Mary and The Fairy, with Corwin To Attend

CART’s May 29th presentation of acclaimed Norman Corwin comedies, Murder in Studio One and Mary and The Fairy, with Corwin To Attend

On Saturday, May 29th a once in a century lifetime performance will be presented by the California Artists Radio Theatre (CART), in tribute to Norman Corwin’s 100th birthday. Two great Corwin radio plays, Murder in Studio One and Mary and the Fairy, will feature an impressive list of stars: JoAnne Worley, Marvin Kaplan, Samantha Eggar, […]

Line-Up of One-Acts

Line-Up of One-Acts

This production presented six one act plays with varying themes and temperaments. A full range of comedy and intense drama highlighted the evening, performed by some new and promising talent. A brief summary of each act: Apres Opera featured the absurdity of reconciling lovers whose lives have taken radical turns. Peter (Jeremiah Ocanas) waits in […]