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By By Ani Amirkhanian | December 20, 2005
About 60 kindergarteners decked out in paper antlers and red spots on their noses, sang and signed "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" and "Salute the Flag" on Friday to a crowd of students and parents at Mountain Avenue Elementary School. The students sang and used American Sign Language to express the words to the songs and received cheers and applause from the audience after their performance. "I can sign 'Rudolph,' Brian Chonos, 5, said. "I can sign [words] ... 'blue,' 'gold,' 'red and 'white.
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July 24, 2001
Joyce Rudolph GLENDALE -- Following the success of The Stepping Stone Players' production of "The Wizard of Oz," the community theater troupe announced ticket sales for its upcoming production of "Peter Pan." The cast includes community members from Glendale and the surrounding areas and ranges in age from 8 to 83. Performances will be Sept. 14 to 16 and Sept. 21 to 23 at the Hoover High School Auditorium, 651 Glenwood Road. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays.
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May 4, 2002
Joyce Rudolph GLENDALE -- The Stepping Stone Players will have auditions for "Bye Bye Birdie," its third production, from 3 to 10 p.m. May 9 at Toll Middle School Auditorium, 700 Glenwood Road in Glendale. Callbacks will be on May 11. "Bye Bye Birdie" will run from Sept. 6 to 15, with six performances. Both Sunday matinees will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Performers needed are children 8 and older, pre-teens, teens and adults.
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By: | September 1, 2005
It was a return to the hustle and bustle of a new semester at Glendale Community College on Wednesday -- including the coming and going of students, teachers and their vehicles. Here, students poured down the front steps of the college, just a few of the thousands of students who descended upon the campus Wednesday for the first day of classes. Each semester's fastest-filled classes include English, math and other general education requirements. Some of the college's new classes include American Sign Language and Armenian for Armenian Speakers.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2004
The Stepping Stone Players, Glendale's community theatre group, will soon present the Tony-award winning musical, "West Side Story." Nine performances are scheduled for September with two Sunday matinee performances that will have American Sign Language interpretation. Now in their fifth season, the troupe continues to attract both deaf and hearing audiences to their "near Broadway quality" performances of popular Broadway musical shows. The Stepping Stone Players is a nonprofit Glendale-based community theater group with the vision to inspire a sense of community by encouraging the participation of people of all ages and backgrounds in their annual production.
NEWS
September 9, 2004
Darleene Barrientos What do you get when you mix a community theater group's actors and an Academy Award-winning star as their coach? Find out Friday when the Stepping Stone Players presents its production of "West Side Story," after weeks of coaching help from George Chakiris, who played both "Riff" and "Bernardo" in previous stage and film versions of the love story. Chakiris won an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his performance as Bernardo in the 1961 film.
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September 18, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- The Stepping Stone Players have taken to the air this year with their latest theatrical production, "Peter Pan." The follow-up to the group's inaugural play, the "Wizard of Oz," was a big step forward for the young theater group. "The show's a lot more technical this year," said Director Kevin Lee. "Peter Pan" features several local students and parents -- many of whom "fly" during several scenes, thanks to the ingenuity of parent James Kussman.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | February 25, 2006
Choreographers Paula Present and Hilary Thomas have come up with a whole new way to look at good causes. They have taken causes close to their hearts and interpreted them through movement in the next two segments of the Brand Dance Series. Of the seven pieces Ptero Dance Theatre will perform during the free dance performance on March 5, "Lifeline" is the most important to Present, artistic director and choreographer. During the piece, dancers will communicate through American Sign Language and deaf actors will dance, she said.
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October 26, 2002
The Stepping Stone Players, Glendale's nonprofit community theater group, gear up for a new season following their third success with September's production of "Bye Bye Birdie." Spokeswoman and Mark Keppel Elementary parent Lee Briggs said the troupe can continue to grow and develop its goal to provide quality community theater. If you would like to become involved with either production or fund-raising, please call 246-8822 or online www.steppingstoneplayers.
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By: GREER WYLDER | October 13, 2005
The DVD "Sign-A-Lot: The Big Surprise" was created for hearing children ages 3 to 11. Creators Barbara Granoff and Lee Sher -- specialists in American Sign Language -- developed the first "Sign-A-Lot" DVD to teach sign language vocabulary to children in an exciting, and entertaining way with animation, child performers and fantasy. Research shows that children who sign can improve other skills including vocabulary, reading and spelling, understanding concepts and number recognition.
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By Joyce Rudolph | February 25, 2006
Choreographers Paula Present and Hilary Thomas have come up with a whole new way to look at good causes. They have taken causes close to their hearts and interpreted them through movement in the next two segments of the Brand Dance Series. Of the seven pieces Ptero Dance Theatre will perform during the free dance performance on March 5, "Lifeline" is the most important to Present, artistic director and choreographer. During the piece, dancers will communicate through American Sign Language and deaf actors will dance, she said.
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By By Ani Amirkhanian | December 20, 2005
About 60 kindergarteners decked out in paper antlers and red spots on their noses, sang and signed "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" and "Salute the Flag" on Friday to a crowd of students and parents at Mountain Avenue Elementary School. The students sang and used American Sign Language to express the words to the songs and received cheers and applause from the audience after their performance. "I can sign 'Rudolph,' Brian Chonos, 5, said. "I can sign [words] ... 'blue,' 'gold,' 'red and 'white.
NEWS
December 16, 2005
La Crescenta Presbyterian Church This year, La Crescenta Presbyterian Church offers three Christmas Eve Candlelight Services. The first two Family Candlelight Services, at 3 and 5 p.m., will include singing carols with a full band, "The Christmas Story" production on DVD, and Pastor Andy Wilson will give a short message, "The Spirit of Christmas." The entire 5 p.m. service will be delivered in sign language. The third service at 10 p.m. will celebrate the arrival of the King of Kings in a candlelight service with sacred music by the Cathedral Choir and Handbell Choir, along with the message by Pastor Wilson, "The Spirit of Christmas."
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By: GREER WYLDER | October 13, 2005
The DVD "Sign-A-Lot: The Big Surprise" was created for hearing children ages 3 to 11. Creators Barbara Granoff and Lee Sher -- specialists in American Sign Language -- developed the first "Sign-A-Lot" DVD to teach sign language vocabulary to children in an exciting, and entertaining way with animation, child performers and fantasy. Research shows that children who sign can improve other skills including vocabulary, reading and spelling, understanding concepts and number recognition.
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By: | September 7, 2005
Send DATEBOOK items to Glendale News-Press and Leader, 111 W. Wilson Ave., Suite 200, Glendale, CA, 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. TODAY The Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Department is having auditions for the production of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" today in the Mainstage Theatre. All auditions are by cold readings from the script. "Romeo and Juliet" will open Oct. 27 and run for three weekends.
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By: | September 1, 2005
It was a return to the hustle and bustle of a new semester at Glendale Community College on Wednesday -- including the coming and going of students, teachers and their vehicles. Here, students poured down the front steps of the college, just a few of the thousands of students who descended upon the campus Wednesday for the first day of classes. Each semester's fastest-filled classes include English, math and other general education requirements. Some of the college's new classes include American Sign Language and Armenian for Armenian Speakers.
NEWS
September 9, 2004
Darleene Barrientos What do you get when you mix a community theater group's actors and an Academy Award-winning star as their coach? Find out Friday when the Stepping Stone Players presents its production of "West Side Story," after weeks of coaching help from George Chakiris, who played both "Riff" and "Bernardo" in previous stage and film versions of the love story. Chakiris won an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his performance as Bernardo in the 1961 film.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2004
The Stepping Stone Players, Glendale's community theatre group, will soon present the Tony-award winning musical, "West Side Story." Nine performances are scheduled for September with two Sunday matinee performances that will have American Sign Language interpretation. Now in their fifth season, the troupe continues to attract both deaf and hearing audiences to their "near Broadway quality" performances of popular Broadway musical shows. The Stepping Stone Players is a nonprofit Glendale-based community theater group with the vision to inspire a sense of community by encouraging the participation of people of all ages and backgrounds in their annual production.
NEWS
June 18, 2003
IN THE SPOTLIGHT IN THE SPOTLIGHT GLENDALE -- The Stepping Stone Players, a community theater company, has filled top positions for "Annie," opening Sept. 5. Directing the musical is Susan Kussman of Glendale, who returns to the company after directing its inaugural production, "The Wizard Of Oz," in 2000. Kussman has worked in the Los Angeles area as an award-winning actress, producer, director and teacher for more than 30 years. She is the recipient of a Drama Logue Award and two L.A. Weekly Theatre Critics' awards.
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