Posts Tagged ‘Glendale Centre Theatre’

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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BYE BYE BIRDIE

Glendale Centre Theatre’s terrific revival of the rock-n-rollin’ 1960 Broadway favorite Bye Bye Birdie makes at least two things abundantly clear. First, despite a number of cultural references certain to fly over the heads of whippersnappers too young for their AARP membership card, the fifty-seven-year-old Broadway smash remains younger than most musicals half its age. And second, there’s no SoCal theater better at staging musicals in-the-round than GCT.
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BLACK COMEDY

An inspired concept and some virtuoso physical comedy make the first two-thirds of Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy a one-of-a-kind Glendale Centre Theatre treat before the laughter gets derailed by a jarring second-act tonal shift and some unexpected (and decidedly unpleasant) character twists.
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ANYTHING GOES

Reno Sweeney once again fires up the congregation with revivalist fervor (and some of the best tunes ever written) as Glendale Centre Theatre offers audiences its exhilarating revival of the 1930s Cole Porter classic Anything Goes, once again demonstrating GCT’s expertise at taking great big Broadway musicals and giving them intimate in-the-round pizzazz.
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HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

No one know how to succeed at musicals-in-the-round better than Glendale Centre Theatre, proof positive of which can be savored in their pitch-perfect revival of the 1961 Frank Loesser/Abe Burrow Broadway classic How To Succeed At Business Without Really Trying.
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GUYS AND DOLLS

RECOMMENDED

The American musical theater classic Guys And Dolls gets a mostly quite good in-the-round revival at Glendale Centre Theatre highlighted by a pair of scene-stealing Dolls—Heather Lundstedt as Sarah Brown and Ann Myers as the one-and-only Miss Adelaide.
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9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL

Working 9 to 5 may be “no way to make a living,” but watching office gals Judy, Doralee, and Violet and triumph over their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss makes for one absolutely delightful afternoon or evening of summertime entertainment at Glendale Centre Theatre under Martin Lang’s snappy direction.
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