Profiles

Art Shulman

In the theatre world, there are many big moments, moments when the culture of theatre takes notice. Benchmarks, accomplishments if you will, that become the fodder of legend. It may be the sheer number of production of a given show (The Fantasticks), ovations for a particular performance (Ray Bolger’s Performance in Where’s Charley?), or the number of shows a playwright may have running at the ...

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A Noise Within: Moving Stage Right

by Marshall Bissett In a town where the terms longevity, loyalty and consistency rarely spring to mind,  A NOISE WITHIN  is thriving while other theatre companies are wilting.  A Glendale cultural  landmark housed temporarily (for the past eighteen years) in the iconic Masonic Temple on Brand Boulevard, the company produces classic repertory theatre of exceptional quality.  The theatre is run in the style of the ...

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Who’s Got a Barn?

by Bonnie MacBird Stock market down?  Musicals up!  If you, like this writer, love musicals no matter how life is going – it turns out that Los Angeles is the city of golden abundance. Because of film and television, we have more Mickey Rooneys and Judy Garlands and their bands looking for “barns” than any other city on the planet.  More competition…more talent… and more ...

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Veterans Center for the Performing Arts

There may very well be an unwritten code of conduct – be it institutionalized machismo, mission security, or the tacit understanding that, yeah, brother, we’ve all been there, so why waste your breath? – that as a military veteran, you simply don’t talk about the things that keep you awake at night.  Memories of combat, visions of comrades maimed and killed, sights, sounds and smells ...

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