If you are interested in the last week of the Civil War told from two different perspectives, run don’t walk to the Colony Theatre’s West Coast Premiere of “The Road to Appomattox” by Catherine Bush in Burbank running through March 15th.

The Colony Theatre presents

A World Premiere

FALLING FOR MAKE BELIEVE

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The Colony Theatre presents

THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION

Written by Evan Smith
Directed by Cameron Watson

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The Colony Theatre opens its 38th Season of wonderful theatre productions with the Los Angeles Premiere of THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, a funny and thought provoking play written by Evan Smith and directed by award-winning Cameron Watson.

The Colony Theatre Company presents The Los Angeles Premiere of

TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT

Written by Graham Greene
Adapted for the stage by Giles Havergal
Directed by David Dean Bottrell

Secret agents, fortune tellers, Caribbean valets, Turkish police, the Orient Express, all in romantic far off lands of France, Istambul, Brighton England, Argentina and Paraguay, and escorted by your daring, mysterious Aunt, is TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT at The Colony Theatre in Burbank, directed by David Dean Bottrell. Plus, we have men playing women, women playing men with four fabulous actors playing more than 20 roles. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? It is!

The West Coast Premiere of SHOOTING STAR is the newest production in the fantastic Colony Theatre Company’s 37th season. SHOOTING STAR is a delightfully playful romantic comedy written by Steven Dietz, listed in 2010 as one of the top ten most produced playwrights in America (“Inventing Van Gogh”, “Private Eyes”, “Halcyon Days”).

3867.jpgThe second production in The Colony Theatre Company’s 37th successful season is the wonderful ON GOLDEN POND. Originally written by Ernest Thompson as a play in 1979, and presented to critical and popular acclaim on Broadway, this delightful script was developed into the winning 1981 film.

We all know the story of ON GOLDEN POND. Brusque and cantankerous Norman Thayer, Jr. (Hal Linden) and his high-spirited and energetic wife, Ethel (Christina Pickles) arrive for their 48th annual summer to their home on Golden Pond, Maine. Their daughter Chelsea (Monette Magrath) is bringing her new fiancé, Bill (Jonathan Stewart) and his son Billy (Nicholas Podany) to meet the family. They ask Norman and Ethel to allow Billy to stay for the summer so they may have some time to themselves. Mailman Charlie Martin (Jerry Kernion) and Chelsea were childhood friends, and Charlie’s continuing love for Chelsea touches us with poignancy and amusement.

 

THE COLONY THEATRE presents YEAR ZERO

Written by Michael Golamco
Directed by David Rose

The Colony Theatre begins its fabulous 37th season with the West Coast Premiere of YEAR ZERO, written by Los Angeles based Michael Golamco, an emerging playwright and screenwriter whose compelling characters introduce us, with humor, sensitivity and hope, to the little known struggles of Cambodian-Americans.

Vuthy is 16, loves rap and hip hop, play’s video games.  He and his older sister Ra are coming to terms with their Mother’s recent death, reflecting on their Mother’s sacrifices fleeing the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the 1980’s, and starting a new life in Long Beach, California to give her children a better life.  Ra, a pre-med student at Berkley lives with her Chinese-American doctor and well-meaning boyfriend, Glenn.  But during her return to clear out her Mother’s apartment and arrange for Vuthy to live with a close friend of the family while finishing school, she is attracted to  “bad boy” and gang member, Han.  Han loves Ra, and shares with her intimate details of her past that neither Ra or Vuthy knew.  The entire cast is incredibly appealing and talented.  David Huynh as Vuthy, Christine Corpuz as Ra, Tim Chiou as Han, and Eymard Cabling are superb and draw us into this immigrant saga.  They all give superb, truthful performances and enhance this heartfelt play.

A wonderful musical celebration of the 1930s and 1940s, depression, World War II and post war is the fifth and final production of The Colony Theatre Company’s 36th season.  THE ALL NIGHT STRUT, conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Fran Charnas, bursts onto the multi-tiered stage giving us a superb look at the joys and memories of two decades in song and dance.  In two fabulous acts and 28 songs, the evening is filled with jazz, blues, bebop and classic American songs as we travel through the Jazz Age, Harlem, the renowned El Morocco nightclub, Swing and the Stage Door Canteen. 

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