West Coast Premiere!
MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET
by Tom Dudzick
Meet the Nowaks of Buffalo, NY. They have always known they were special, ever since the night Clara’s father, an immigrant from war-torn Poland, had a miraculous vision in his barbershop. Keeping the faith nearly 65 years later in their gritty, deteriorating neighborhood are Clara and her grown children: Jimmy, a garbage collector, Bev, a ketchup bottler, and Ruth, who would be a struggling actress if she could only get a part. But now Ruth has stopped going to mass, Jimmy is dating a Jewish girl, and a deathbed confession causes the family legend to unravel with unexpectedly dramatic results. A marvelous new comedy about family, faith, and adjusting to life’s surprises, by the celebrated author of Over the Tavern.
“One revelation builds on another to an unexpected and thoroughly satisfying conclusion. Best to order tickets before it sells out!" – Journal News
“Utterly delightful!” - Theatremania.com
November 9 – December 15, 2013 Press Release Playbill
|SEX AND EDUCATION
by Lissa Levin
Before texting, facebooking, and tweeting became the preferred mode of communication for young people, there was writing notes. Remember passing them in high school? Remember how it felt to get caught? OMG! Meet Miss Edwards, a high school English teacher on the last day of a long teaching career. And meet Joe Marks, a basketball star whose college scholarship is suddenly in jeopardy when his attempt to pass his girlfriend a profanity-laced, sexually charged note, dripping with hormones and misplaced modifiers, is intercepted by Miss Edwards during a final exam. With nothing to lose as she bids farewell to her teaching career, Miss Edwards puts an unorthodox approach to the test, using the note to teach him a lesson in English composition, and to see if she can light an intellectual flame under one last underachiever.
“A delightfully warped homage to educators everywhere, filled with the mixed joys and sorrows of passing the mantle of knowledge to a generation that thinks Madonna was a contemporary of Mark Twain and school is a waste of time.” – Backstage
“Hilarious… Levin has obviously diagrammed a sentence or two in her time, and her shots at declining standards of literacy are spot-on.” - LA Times
February 15 – March 16, 2014
LION IN WINTER
by James Goldman
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
IN THE HOLIDAY MOOD
with Dean Mora and his Orchestra
Don’t miss what will surely be one of the highlights of the holiday season!
Songs include “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “White Christmas,” “Moonlight Serenade,”
“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” and many more holiday favorites! Dean Mora
& His Orchestra, one of the most accomplished vintage-styled bands in the
country, have performed popular dance band music all over Los Angeles in
places like The Hollywood Derby, Hollywood Palladium, Biltmore Hotel,
Wilshire Ebell Club, Orpheum Theatre, Jazz Bakery, Queen Mary, and many more.
December 19th at 7:30pm
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.
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