March 25, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE ADVENTIST MEDICAL CENTER -- Patients in the hospital's rehabilitation center saw something Friday that few others ever have and all they could do was laugh. Honk! Such was the sound the man known as Ormly Gumfudgin produced with his musical bazooka -- a trumpet-like instrument made of two sliding metal pipes and a whiskey funnel -- during a show for the patients. The man is actually C. Stanley Locke, a 77-year-old La Crescenta resident who claims to be the only person in the world playing the instrument invented by American comedian Bob Burns.
April 9, 2008
Glendale resident Quin Gustason knew he had a talent for singing when he was 9 years old. Gustason, now 81, started singing in a boys’ choir and continued to sing in high school and college. He took clarinet lessons in the fifth grade, taught himself to play the harmonica and studied the piano. When he attended George Williams College in Illinois, Gustason joined a barbershop quartet on campus. He sang in his church choir and even conducted the hand-bell choir at the church.
August 16, 2005
RITA PARDUE- FALLMAN Community theater group The Stepping Stone Players is rehearsing for its sixth production, Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man" opening at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 for a three-weekend run at Hoover High School auditorium/theater in Glendale. Making his directorial debut with the Stepping Stone Players is Josh Meltzer, and returning from last year's production of "West Side Story" is Robert Brandzel as musical director and Jeremy Lucas as choreographer.
May 3, 2000
Joyce Rudolph, Enjoy! GLENDALE -- "The Music Man" is the next performance scheduled for The Music Theatre of Southern California. It opens Friday at the San Gabriel Civic and completes the run with five shows at The Alex Theatre in Glendale. Alex shows are at 8 p.m. May 26 and 27, at 7 p.m. May 28 and 2 p.m. May 27 and 28. Tickets range from $22 to $42. For reservations, call (800) 233-3123. All of Music Theatre's musicals feature seasoned actors with professional orchestra and choreography.
July 21, 2006
Trouble is coming to Glendale's Alex Theatre. That's Trouble, with a capital "T" which rhymes with "P" and that stands for Preston! Robert Preston to be exact, the star of Warner Brothers' 1962 classic musical adaptation of The Music Man, presented by the Alex Film Society at the historic Alex Theatre. Preston plays "Professor" Harold Hill, a flim-flam man who sees Iowa as the greatest test of his sales abilities as he arrives in River City, Iowa to sell the town on the idea that he can train the local youth to become a marching band using nothing but his very own "think system."
June 30, 2006
Summer reading program kicks off La Crescenta Public Library's Summer Reading Program, "Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales," will kick-off today with "Wildlife Wendy's Tropical Birds," at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the La Crescenta Public Library, 4521 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta. Wendy Horton will entertain the audience with exotic birds, tricks, mimicking and facts. Horton will be back to entertain audiences at 2 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call (818) 248-5313.
May 25, 2000
Glendale is in for a real treat! We attended the opening of The Music Theatre of Southern California's production of Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" at the San Gabriel Theatre. It was absolutely wonderful, and will be coming to Glendale on Friday, so don't miss it! The music, choreography, sets and costumes were all outstanding, and the two leads, Ann Winkowski and Michael Hawkins have beautiful voices. Will Krieger, who played the boy lead, is a local child.
May 31, 2002
Marshall Allen LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- The Towne Singers will celebrate musical theater at their show at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Lanterman Center for the Performing Arts, 4490 Cornishon Blvd., La Canada Flintridge. The Towne Singers is a nonprofit community singing group that has been performing since 1987. This show will feature production numbers from many shows, including: "The Marriage of Figaro," "The Pirates of Penzance," "Ragtime," "The Music Man" and more.
September 19, 2005
BEST BET MONDAY The Stepping Stone Players presents "The Music Man" by Meredith Willson at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Hoover High School auditorium, 651 Glenwood Road, Glendale. An American Sign Language interpreted performance will be on Sept. 18 and 25 Sunday. Tickets are $12, $8 for children 10 and under. Purchase tickets at the box office or on line at www.steppingstoneplayers.com. For more information, call (818) 548-3180.
July 25, 2008
LDS presents ‘The Music Man’ Over 100 youth and adults from the Foothills and Glendale area of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be on stage performing Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man.” Performances, which are free to the public, will be at 7 p.m. July 25 and 26, with a 2 p.m. matinee on July 26. The shows will take place at the LDS Church, at 4550 Raymond Ave. in La Crescenta, located...