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December 6, 2000
Joyce Rudolph DOWNTOWN -- It's the transformation of the lead character that makes A Noise Within's "A Christmas Carol" especially charming. Actor William Dennis Hunt plays Ebenezer Scrooge in this Charles Dickens' classic that co-director Julia Rodriguez Elliott said is very true to the text. "What's wonderful about William's portrayal is you get a real sense of the tranformation, from this man who has lived a life of denying himself and everyone else pleasure and joy to the rebirth of him when he discovers his own generosity of spirit," she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Charly Shelton | December 21, 2007
Christmas came early to Crescenta Valley High School last weekend when the high school’s drama department presented “A Christmas Carol,” the timeless classic tale by Charles Dickens. Drama teacher R. Brent Beerman adapted the play for the stage into an award-winning show from Dickens’ original novella. Beerman’s re-imagining of the tale won honors from a national playwriting contest sponsored by The Butler Little Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was originally produced there.
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By Lynne Heffley | December 13, 2013
"Marley was dead, to begin with. " December brings many things specific to the season and one of them is "A Christmas Carol," Charles Dickens' rich tale of redemption, a staple offering of countless theater companies this month, across the country and beyond. How this 19th century classic of literature is brought to life on stages today ranges from minimalist readings, assorted abstractions and daffy adaptations to all-out theatrical Victorian feasts with lavish trimmings. At A Noise Within in Pasadena, co-artistic director Geoff Elliott hits the high points in his engaging, if brisk 90-minute production for all ages, using Dickens' language (albeit in short excerpts)
NEWS
November 21, 2001
Sandra Kraisirideja GLENDALE -- Moments before the stage lights come on at the Glendale Centre Theatre, actor Tim Sabourin stands in a tunnel under the audience, waiting to go on stage. "It's pitch black in the tunnel," Sabourin said. "I can't see my hand in front of my face. Then the music starts and the prerecorded narration of Charles Dickens' preface to 'A Christmas Carol' begins. For me, that is the moment when I become Bob Cratchit." This is Glendale Centre Theatre's 37th consecutive annual performance of the holiday classic.
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December 15, 2001
Mary Burkin, Weekend GLENDALE -- All right, who doesn't know this story by now? OK then, briefly, "A Christimas Carol" is about a mean, rich, and lonely old man named Ebeneezer Scrooge. Scrooge's former business partner, Jacob Marley, who is undisputably dead as a doornail, visits Scrooge one Christmas Eve, clanking around in chains forged from his sins. Marley offers Scrooge an undeserved chance at redemption by sending Scrooge ghosts of Christmases past, present and future.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2006
Deborah Scott and Patty Wynne-Hughes are helping to make the season bright with their appearances in Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. Their vivid characterizations are enhanced by singing and dancing in the mid-19 century setting. Both women are featured vocalists in solos, duets and quartet performances. Wynne-Hughes was lead vocalist for the Step Sisters, singing hits from the 1940s, 50s and 60s, performing internationally, including appearances with Linda Rondstat, Mel Torme and Tex Beneke.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2004
ArtsNorthridge, in association with the Metropolitan Educational Theatre Network (MET2) presents four special holiday performances from Dec. 10, 11 and 12 of the timeless Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol," to be presented at the Performing Arts Center at California State University Northridge. "A Christmas Carol" is a holiday adventure suitable for the young and old, creatively bringing them into a masterpiece of world literature. This is the opportunity to see the characters of Dickens' compelling novel come to life onstage.
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By Mary Burkin | December 10, 2008
Christmas is coming, and the Glendale Centre Theatre is a special place to get into the true spirit of the season. Here it is for its 44th year in a row — a bright, warm and wonderful production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” It’s a ghost story that’s not really about ghosts. It’s about families, for families, as created by a close-knit theater family — the Dietleins. In the unwanted company of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, hapless Ebenezer is forced to see himself as others see him. Ouch.
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By Ruth LongoriaValley Sun | December 5, 2008
He doesn’t have a lot of lines, but one he does have is a line known round the world. With exuberance and class, La Cañada Elementary School second grader Harry Peterson delivers the final line of the Glendale Centre Theatre’s production of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” as the unforgettable character Tiny Tim. “God bless us everyone,” the pint-size youth proclaims at the end of each production....
FEATURES
December 14, 2007
Crescenta Valley High School’s drama department will present “A Christmas Carol,” re-written by Bravo-awardee and performing arts teacher Brent Beerman. This version was selected as the best adaptation of the classic story in a nationwide contest in Pennsylvania. The director, Robert Meals, noted that this production is a fresh take on the story as Beerman used the Industrial Revolution to spotlight certain parts of the story. “A Christmas Carol” will be performed tonight, Friday, and Saturday at the Crescenta Valley High School MacDonald Auditorium on Ramsdell Avenue.
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By Lynne Heffley | December 13, 2013
"Marley was dead, to begin with. " December brings many things specific to the season and one of them is "A Christmas Carol," Charles Dickens' rich tale of redemption, a staple offering of countless theater companies this month, across the country and beyond. How this 19th century classic of literature is brought to life on stages today ranges from minimalist readings, assorted abstractions and daffy adaptations to all-out theatrical Victorian feasts with lavish trimmings. At A Noise Within in Pasadena, co-artistic director Geoff Elliott hits the high points in his engaging, if brisk 90-minute production for all ages, using Dickens' language (albeit in short excerpts)
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By Lynne Heffley | December 2, 2013
It's that time of year when, once again, local stages light up with holiday-themed treats for audiences of varying ages. The festive offerings range from the soulful (a symphonic concert) to the intentionally ridiculous (anarchic clowning, a British-style panto), topped off, of course, by “The Nutcracker” and an assortment of “Christmas Carols.” The shows: Aladdin and His Winter Wish (Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena). Bruce Vilanch plays Widow Twankey and Ben Vereen is the Genie in Lythgoe Family Productions' second annual holiday musical, presented British panto style with a cast whose stage and screen credits range from Nickelodeon to Broadway.
NEWS
November 22, 2010
Verdugo Woodlands students will experience a modern twist to a familiar holiday story thanks to the school's PTA. The upcoming performance of "A Christmas Carol" is an example of efforts in sponsoring a fresh view of the story to blend educational and historical material with entertainment. This performance takes place during the school's Cultural Arts Assembly on Dec. 16 for grades one through six. Presented by Will & Company, the story takes place in multicultural Los Angeles where casting choices have created an artistic scenario in which actors for each part have been selected regardless of ethnicity, gender, or ability.
ENTERTAINMENT
By James Famera | December 2, 2009
Next to Santa Claus and fruitcake, you’re sure to come across Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at some point during the next few weeks. The story of Ebenezer Scrooge has been adapted into countless movies and TV specials, and is steeped in holiday tradition. Dickens conveyed the importance of family and community in the story, and this same sense of familial responsibility is represented quite well in Glendale Centre Theatre’s stage production of the classic Christmastime tale.
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By Ruth LongoriaValley Sun | December 5, 2008
He doesn’t have a lot of lines, but one he does have is a line known round the world. With exuberance and class, La Cañada Elementary School second grader Harry Peterson delivers the final line of the Glendale Centre Theatre’s production of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” as the unforgettable character Tiny Tim. “God bless us everyone,” the pint-size youth proclaims at the end of each production....
NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | January 8, 2008
When Brent Beerman is trying to teach his drama students at Crescenta Valley High School that an arresting play doesn’t automatically fall together, he has his own work to use as an example. Beerman, 45, has been teaching theater at the school for nearly 15 years, and has been writing plays since he was a child. Being a playwright and teacher means that Beerman can use his own scripts and experiences to show his students the playwriting process and the value of criticism in improving art-in-the-making.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2007
  California Youth Ballet Presents Snow Queen — Dec. 21-23. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 21 and 22 and matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23. Veterans perform their last show before going pro, international guest performer and special effects highlight this year’s show. This year’s production marks the 10th annual presentation of a great holiday fairy tale. For three days, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 21 -23, Snow Queen is performed at the Glendale Community College’s theater, 1500 N. Verdugo Road.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2007
Harvest Gallery, 938 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, presents ?Megapolis Osmosis,? a group exhibition, featuring works by Susan Bolles, Greg Brisson and Gauche through Jan. 13. For more information, call (818) 546-1000. ? The Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers performs a free concert from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Glendale Marketplace is at 144 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. ? Prop and rental houses have pooled together to host a sale of their items because of the Writer?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Charly Shelton | December 21, 2007
Christmas came early to Crescenta Valley High School last weekend when the high school’s drama department presented “A Christmas Carol,” the timeless classic tale by Charles Dickens. Drama teacher R. Brent Beerman adapted the play for the stage into an award-winning show from Dickens’ original novella. Beerman’s re-imagining of the tale won honors from a national playwriting contest sponsored by The Butler Little Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was originally produced there.
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