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By Dink O’Neal | July 15, 2009
With an engaging, almost circus-like atmosphere, Burbank?s Theatre Banshee is presenting ?The Hostage.? There?s laughter, tears, joy and fear, all threaded together by a seemingly endless collection of wonderfully performed Gaelic tunes. It?s a safe bet that this piece, written by Brendan Behan in the late 1950s, offers something for everyone. To that end, director McKerrin Kelly deserves the greatest portion of the praise for exposing this production?s heart and soul. Even during the most chaotic moments, of which there are many in the play, Kelly?
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By Dink O'Neal | April 28, 2011
Burbank’s Theatre Banshee tops itself, this time with “The Crucible,” Arthur Miller’s Tony Award-winning indictment of mankind’s affinity for emotional hysteria. Miller’s script dramatizes the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 in a thinly veiled condemnation of the McCarthy anti-communism hearings. So often, Miller’s work is treated with excessive reverence resulting in a stodgy, dry, poetic stoicism, devoid of any guts or dramatic impact. Not so with the Banshee’s production under the expert hand of director Sean Branney.
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By Dink O'Neal | March 24, 2012
Last Monday night, the local theater community gathered for the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards at the recently opened, multimillion-dollar A Noise Within venue in Pasadena. Among the winners was the Burbank-based Theatre Banshee company, which took home three awards for the 2011 season. Banshee co-founder Sean Branney picked up an award in best direction for the company's staging of Arthur Miller's “The Crucible,” already honored recently in the same category with a Back Stage Garland Award.
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By Joyce Rudolph | September 20, 2006
Gene Bua Theatre and Theatre Banshee are swapping roles. Theatre Banshee assumed the lease on Sept. 1 for the building on Magnolia Boulevard that Gene Bua's Acting for Life Theatre has leased since 1985. For the last 12 years Banshee has sublet from Bua. Now Banshee is taking over and will sublet space to Bua. The building is now known as The Banshee. The husband-and-wife team of Sean Branney and Leslie Baldwin, of Glendale, founded the nonprofit Theatre Banshee in 1994 and produced their first play at the Bua Theatre in 1995, Branney said.
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December 2, 2009
Send DATEBOOK items to Glendale News-Press, 221 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. ONSTAGE A Noise Within presents William Shakespeare?s ?Richard III? in repertory through Dec. 12 at its theater, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The other plays this season are ?Crime and Punishment? through Dec. 17 and ?Noises Off? through Dec. 19. Tickets range from $30 to $44 with group rates available.
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By Dink O'Neal | November 20, 2010
Local theater fans have a unique opportunity to experience a pair of excellent West Coast premieres as Burbank's Theatre Banshee presents the repertory performance schedule of "War" and "The Field. " Utilizing designer Arthur MacBride's spacious Irish pub set for both productions, Banshee co-founder Sean Branney's directorial work demonstrates a depth and insight rarely seen in Los Angeles area small theaters. On the Saturday these pieces were reviewed, novelist/playwright Roddy Doyle's outrageously funny "The Field" occupied the matinee slot.
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By Dink O'Neal | March 24, 2012
Last Monday night, the local theater community gathered for the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards at the recently opened, multimillion-dollar A Noise Within venue in Pasadena. Among the winners was the Burbank-based Theatre Banshee company, which took home three awards for the 2011 season. Banshee co-founder Sean Branney picked up an award in best direction for the company's staging of Arthur Miller's “The Crucible,” already honored recently in the same category with a Back Stage Garland Award.
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By Dink O'Neal | April 28, 2011
Burbank’s Theatre Banshee tops itself, this time with “The Crucible,” Arthur Miller’s Tony Award-winning indictment of mankind’s affinity for emotional hysteria. Miller’s script dramatizes the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 in a thinly veiled condemnation of the McCarthy anti-communism hearings. So often, Miller’s work is treated with excessive reverence resulting in a stodgy, dry, poetic stoicism, devoid of any guts or dramatic impact. Not so with the Banshee’s production under the expert hand of director Sean Branney.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Dink O’Neal | July 15, 2009
With an engaging, almost circus-like atmosphere, Burbank?s Theatre Banshee is presenting ?The Hostage.? There?s laughter, tears, joy and fear, all threaded together by a seemingly endless collection of wonderfully performed Gaelic tunes. It?s a safe bet that this piece, written by Brendan Behan in the late 1950s, offers something for everyone. To that end, director McKerrin Kelly deserves the greatest portion of the praise for exposing this production?s heart and soul. Even during the most chaotic moments, of which there are many in the play, Kelly?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | September 20, 2006
Gene Bua Theatre and Theatre Banshee are swapping roles. Theatre Banshee assumed the lease on Sept. 1 for the building on Magnolia Boulevard that Gene Bua's Acting for Life Theatre has leased since 1985. For the last 12 years Banshee has sublet from Bua. Now Banshee is taking over and will sublet space to Bua. The building is now known as The Banshee. The husband-and-wife team of Sean Branney and Leslie Baldwin, of Glendale, founded the nonprofit Theatre Banshee in 1994 and produced their first play at the Bua Theatre in 1995, Branney said.
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