September 24, 2004
After a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in July and a short breath of fresh air, A Noise Within is going full-speed ahead with its 2004-2005 Season: _____________ "A Midsummer Night's Dream" By William Shakespeare Directed by Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez Elliott Runs: Sept. 24 to Dec. 3 In a world where "No night is now with hymn or carol blest," passionate lovers, ham-handed actors, and discordant spirits of the fairy world cross paths in a moon-drenched wood and discover the transformative power of love.
November 11, 2000
Joyce Rudolph DOWNTOWN -- Cushy seats and a working elevator await patrons attending the first production of A Noise Within's 10th season, back at the Masonic Temple structure on south Brand Boulevard. Previews for Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth" begin Sunday for the theater company that returned home more than two months ago after performing only one season at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex on the Cal State L.A. campus. The old church pew seats have been replaced by 144 modern cushioned chairs and the elevator works, making it easier to get to the stage on the third floor, Art Manke said.
October 10, 2001
Jose Ruiz, Enjoy! GLENDALE -- Although written more than 100 years ago, the comedy in "Trelawny of the Wells," being produced by A Noise Within, is as contemporary now as it was long ago. And, just as actors are not often held in high regard today, it was worse then. With that backdrop in place, we find Rose Trelawny, actress of some renown, preparing to abandon the stage in her prime, to become the wife of a wealthy aristocrat who has offered to take her away from all this.
November 18, 2009
A Noise Within, Glendale?s self-proclaimed home for the classics, often produces plays you?ve never heard of like ?Coriolanus? or ?The King Stag.? Now comes a time-honored classic everyone has heard of, ?Noises Off.? The show has existed since 1982, but it?s been a favorite of theatergoers everywhere for what seems like forever. Michael Frayn?s knowing farce follows a troupe of bumbling actors as they stumble through rehearsals and performances of a dreadful sex comedy called ?
September 3, 2003
JOYCE RUDOLPH Artistic directors of A Noise Within see a parallel between themselves and the quest the company is on to fund a new building and the characters in their new season. All are in fierce pursuit of truth and fueled by a daring spirit. All the plays surround the notion of characters learning the truth about themselves, said husband and wife Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez Elliott. Thus, the season has been titled "Truth and Dare." There is no fixed formula for choosing plays each season, Geoff Elliott said.
January 29, 2005
Joyce Rudolph A Noise Within has announced encore performances of Arthur Miller's "The Price" before the production ends its run. Five shows, from Feb. 4 to 6, will be at the company's Glendale home, followed by touring performances on Feb. 12 and 13 at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, said Julia Rodriguez Elliott, the company's co-founder/artistic co-director. The ensemble cast is made up of company co-founder/artistic co-director Geoff Elliott, Deborah Strang, Len Lesser and Robertson Dean.
June 14, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Glendale will negotiate a lease for A Noise Within to return to the city, but the classical theater group may not get the $250,000 it wants to erect a building. City Manager Jim Starbird told the Glendale Redevelopment Agency Tuesday that budget constraints will limit how much the city can contribute. A Noise Within wants to install a $500,000 building on a parking lot at the northwest corner of Brand Boulevard and Harvard Street.
November 20, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman A Noise Within is looking for a little support from without to make the professional repertory theater company a prominent community institution. The founders of the classical theater company hosted a public meeting Tuesday night to discuss plans for expansion, public outreach and a general campaign to increase awareness of the group in Glendale. About 30 people gathered at the theater, in the former Masonic temple at 234 S. Brand Blvd.
August 29, 2001
Tim Willert DOWNTOWN -- Glendale's classical theater company should learn the fate of its breach of contract lawsuit against Cal State L.A. in the next couple of weeks, the company's attorney said Monday. A Noise Within is seeking $400,000 in damages stemming from a disagreement that led to the award-winning company leaving the university's Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts complex and returning to Glendale last summer. A court-ordered arbitrator heard the lawsuit last month, and is expected to make his ruling in the next couple of weeks, attorney Tim Toohey said Monday.
July 21, 2008
A Noise Within patrons will have to follow the classical repertory theater company about 12 miles to the company?s new site in Pasadena for early 2010. The company, now in its 17th season at the historical Masonic Temple building in Glendale, has raised $8 million in hopes of building a new facility and a long-term home in Pasadena. That new home would be at a 35,000-square-foot theater in the Stuart Pharmaceutical Building on Foothill Boulevard. Husband-and-wife co-founders Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott are grateful to the Glendale community for their years at the Masonic Temple.