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COLONY MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

THE LION IN WINTER
 
by James Goldman
THE LION IN WINTER
Starring
Mariette Hartley
Mariette Hartley
Ian Buchanan
Ian Buchanan



Epic and intimate, brilliantly funny and deeply moving, The Lion in Winter plays out the spectacular strategies for power and love between two of England’s most formidable and most human rulers, King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. As the sun sets on his reign, the great and powerful Henry Plantagenet calls Eleanor to the castle at Chinon for one last Winter Court, along with their three crown-hungry sons – the warrior Richard, the conniving Geoffrey, and the bumble-headed John. Locked behind the palace doors, a deadly game of alliances and betrayals unfolds as each of the players moves to control who will sit on the throne when Henry is gone – a battle that will determine the future of an empire.

“Has more wit in every speech than some hit comedies have in an entire evening…a growling, snarling, skin-piercing, skull-rattling exhibit, couched in marvelously articulate language, with humor that bristles and burns.” – LA Times

 April 19 – May 18, 2014   PRESS RELEASE   PLAYBILL

THE 2014 - 2015 SEASON


FAMILY PLANNING

by Michelle Kholos Brooks
Family Planning


WORLD PREMIERE!

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then your parents move in. Larry is a New Age Jewish Buddhist. Diane is a narcissistic Auntie Mame wannabe. They have been divorced since forever.  When they lose their second spouses and most of their finances, both move in with their daughter and son-in-law. What could possibly go wrong? A captivating exploration of the comedy and the drama that ensue when relatives are packed into the same small space and actually forced to behave like a functional family.


 July 12 – August 10, 2014

WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS

by Pearl Cleage
What I Learned in Paris


WEST COAST PREMIERE!

In 1973, a rapidly changing Atlanta elected its first African-American mayor and looked ahead to an exhilarating but uncertain future. In the midst of social change, the key players in the winning campaign wrestle their most formidable opponent to date ─ Love. And as fate and feminism would have it, love truly does conquer all. Innocence, wisdom, and the dawning of a new day are lessons well learned.

“Funny, thought-provoking, and engaging.” – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 September 6 – October 5, 2014

HANDLE WITH CARE

by Jason Odell Williams
Handle With Care
WEST COAST PREMIERE!

Magic can happen in the unlikeliest places ─ like Christmas Eve in a seedy motel, where fate and bizarre circumstances bring together a young Israeli woman who has little command of English, and a young American man with little command of romance. Is their love an accident? Pure coincidence? Or is it destiny that’s been generations in the making? It’s a wonderful new play about love, communication, fate, and the importance of GPS-enabled tracking devices.

"Filled with laughter, tears, and entertainment ... snappy dialogue and plenty of heart." – Theatrescene

“Mr. Williams has achieved something special: He has written a Jewish Christmas story." – The New York Times

 November 8 – December 14, 2014

THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX

by Catherine Bush
The Road to Appomattox
WEST COAST PREMIERE!

One hundred fifty years later, who knew that the final actions of General Robert E. Lee during the Civil War could relate to the feelings of a modern-day couple facing their own challenges? Lee's final retreat is brilliantly woven together with the parallel story of a present-day couple following his trail. Both parties, past and present, have their own important decisions to make that will determine forever the future of a general, a marriage, an army, and a nation.

“A thoroughly moving drama… absolute artistry."  – Bristol Herald Courier  

“Highly entertaining!” – Washington County News

 February 14 – March 15, 2015

WORDS BY: IRA GERSHWIN & THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Book by Joseph Voss  Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Music By Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, and George Gershwin
Words by Ira Gershwin

LOS ANGELES PREMIERE

Meet the man behind the lyrics you love. With “Fascinating Rhythm,” “ ‘S Wonderful,” “The Man That Got Away,” “Long Ago And Far Away,” “A Foggy Day,” “I Got Rhythm,” and many more, the other half of the famous Gershwin duo guides us on a trip through some of the greatest American songs ever written. Insights and tales about his legendary collaborations all frame this fascinating and inspiring evening of music and theatre.

“Captivating … a wonderful evening’s entertainment for music lovers of all ages.”

– Aisle Say Twin Cities



 April 18 – May 17, 2015

SPECIAL EVENTS
Costume and Props



Own a piece of Colony history...

Friday May 30 – Saturday May 31, 2014
10am - 3pm

At the Theatre:

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Burbank, California
818-558-7000
Remembering the Ladies

The Colony Theatre in association with Karen Cadle International Presents

REMEMBERING THE LADIES

A Music, Comedy & Video Celebration of some of the most unforgettable ladies to grace the world stage!

Starring critically acclaimed British singer-entertainer-comedienne,  TONI MORRELL

Featuring Musical Director David Dial, directed by Karen G. Cadle

Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 8pm

  Voted "Best Special Theatre Event in Los Angeles!"

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Some Like it Hot

The Colony Theatre Presents

CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT

SOME LIKE IT HOT

Doors open at 7pm for champagne, desserts and POPCORN!

Screening begins at 8pm

Saturday, June 14, 2014. Tickets: $20

 



The award-winning Colony Theatre Company is Burbank's premiere professional theatre. It was voted "Best Live Theatre in L.A." in The Daily News 2006 Readers' Choice poll, and has been named one of "25 Notable U.S. Theatre Companies" by Encyclopedia Britannica Almanac for 6 years in a row.

(Plays and dates subject to change.)

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