SUGAR

Characters made famous in Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot, songs by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill of Funny Girl fame, a couple of men in drag, all-around terrific performances, and one particularly inspired bit of casting turned Sunday’s concert staged reading of the 1972 Broadway hit Sugar into another one-performance-only Musical Theatre Guild concert staged reading delight.
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MASTER CLASS

Carolyn Hennesy gives one of the year’s most dazzling performances as the legendary Maria Callas in the virtual one-woman-show that is Terrence McNally’s Master Class, the inaugural season opener of the newly rechristened, spiffily refurbished Garry Marshall Theatre.
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FOOTLOOSE THE BROADWAY MUSICAL

Glendale Centre Theatre once again proves itself best-in-town in musicals-in-the-round with Footloose The Broadway Musical and Chaz Feuerstine’s triple-threat star turn in the role that helped make Kevin Bacon a household name.
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AS YOU LIKE IT

The Antaeus Company transports lovers, philosophers, fools, royals, and audiences into the woods as Antaeus likes it, that is to say with two equally terrific casts bringing William Shakespeare’s As You Like It to magical, mystical, mesmerizing life.
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THE ANDREWS BROTHERS

The older you are, the more you will enjoy the journey back in time that is Glendale Centre Theatre’s The Andrews Brothers. Still, you don’t have to be seventy-plus to get a kick out of Roger Bean’s slapstick tale of three 4F stagehands who end up taking over for a trio of ailing Andrews Sisters at a WWII USO concert somewhere in the South Pacific circa 1945.
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ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

Glendale Centre Theatre once again does what it does best—revive classic Broadway musicals in-the-round—with Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun, the song-and-dance tale of legendary 1880s “cham-peen” sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
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THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED)

Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor’s The Complete History Of Comedy (abridged) has arrived in beautiful downtown Toluca Lake, the latest from Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre, and if there aren’t nearly as many chuckles, giggles, titters, and guffaws as audiences might wish, more of its jokes hit the mark than fizzle.
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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Cameron Watson directs two equally sensational ensembles in Antaeus Theatre Company’s pitch-perfect intimate revival of Tennessee Williams’ Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, not only one of the finest productions now playing around town but (sound the trumpets!) the very first to grace the brand-spanking-new Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Beautiful Downtown Glendale.
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