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  • Film review: 'Dark Shadows' more comedic than dark

    Film review: 'Dark Shadows' more comedic than dark
    In “Dark Shadows,” Tim Burton exhumes the Dan Curtis gothic soap opera of the same name, which ran five days a week from 1966-1971. Not surprisingly, Burton's frequent collaborator Johnny Depp takes over the role of vampire Barnabas Collins. (Jonathan Frid — who played Barnabas in over a thousand episodes of the TV show and who died just a few weeks ago — can be spotted in the film as a guest entering a gala ball.)
  • Finding humor in Griem's response

    After reading Rev. Bryan Griem’s response in the Oct. 14 In Theory question, “Should yoga class should have been banned from church,” I suggest that the News-Press allow him to appear in a new feature column entitled, “In Theory...

    'Magnolias' blooms great comedy

    Now here's something interesting. The Missing Piece Theatre in Burbank has spiced up Robert Harling's "Steel Magnolias" with two separate casts, one white as the play was intended, the other using all African American actors. I went on the night with...

    Equal measures of comedy and drama

    What a pleasure it is to have a classical theater company like A Noise Within in Los Angeles. From William Shakespeare to Henrik Ibsen, no playwright is deemedtoo "high-brow", and its actors' passion for the material is palpable on stage. Shakespeare's...

    More melancholy this 'Wither's Tale'

    More melancholy this 'Wither's Tale'
    Directly on the heels of the wacky "CHiPs the Musical" comes the Troubadour Theater Company's noticeably more sedate "A Wither's Tale." Almost a one-man show for founder Matt Walker, Shakespeare's romance gets a heartfelt and moving homage injected with...