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Musical Theater

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  • Laying down the tracks with Van Dyke Parks

    Laying down the tracks with Van Dyke Parks
    The train was decidedly not bound for glory. It was only going to Hollywood. Pasadena, actually. But that three-day journey — taken in 1955 by 12-year-old Van Dyke Parks, aboard the ultra plush Super Chief from Princeton Junction — nevertheless provided compelling narrative grist for the composer’s latest musical adventure.
  • Community: Orchestra's first benefit pulls huge support

    Community: Orchestra's first benefit pulls huge support
    Artistic director/conductor Norman Mamey is a giant step closer to his dream of starting a new orchestra. His 35-member board of governors coordinated the first fundraiser for the Los Angeles Premiere Orchestra earlier this month at Lakeside Golf Club....

    Making 'music out of glass'

    Making 'music out of glass'
    Many people can name a list of musical instruments ranging from flute to piano, but few have encountered a glass armonica. Not only has William Zeitler heard of the unique period instrument — he plays it. Zeitler, a composer and trained pianist,...

    Stage Review: Cast adds new luster to Cole Porter classic

    Stage Review: Cast adds new luster to Cole Porter classic
      “Another Op’nin’, Another Show….” But not just any show. This is Cole Porter’s 1948 masterwork, “Kiss Me, Kate,” and it fairly zings with exuberance at the Pasadena Playhouse. Taking his inspiration...

    Keppel show choir back in business

    Keppel show choir back in business
    Members of Glendale's youngest show choir at Mark Keppel Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School — who made a name for themselves during a major competition last year — are preparing again for a full slate of musical performances. Under the...