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THE COLONY THEATRE PLANS OPEN HOUSE FOR WEEKEND AFTER "BALLYHOO" CLOSES  
Burbank Residents Invited To Burbank Center Stage  
July 14th For A Day Of Entertainment, Refreshments, And Prizes

Burbank, CA, June 27, 2001 - The Colony Theatre Company today announced an Open House to be held at Burbank Center Stage on Saturday July 14, from 11 AM to 5 PM. This event will take place the weekend after the close on July 8th of its smash hit production, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo." The Open House will feature refreshments, tours of the theatre, and ongoing musical entertainment by members of the Colony's professional company. There will also be free drawings throughout the day. According to Colony Producing Director Barbara Beckley, "we are extending a special invitation to the people of Burbank to see this wonderful new city facility right in their own backyard.  The day will be very festive and fun,  our way of saying 'thank you' for the warm welcome and overwhelming support we have received."  The renowned theatre company has been in residence at the former Natural History Museum since last summer. At press time, door prizes donated by local businesses include a gift basket from Macy's valued at $300, a $100 gift certificate for Ikea, free passes to AMC movie theatres, a $25 gift certificate for Maola's Silver Imports, a free manicure & pedicure at The Nail Club, 10 gift certificates worth $25 each at Mi Piace, brunch for two at The Castaway Restaurant, and dinners for two at Cafe Asia, Chevy's, Crabby Bob's, Gordon Biersch, Piero's, and California Pizza Kitchen.  The famous Chez Mimi restaurant of S anta Monica has also donated a dinner-for-two certificate valued at $50.

The award-winning Colony Theatre is celebrating 26 years of artistic achievement and the largest subscriber base of any like-size theater in Southern California.  The non-profit theatre company is dedicated to excellence and to creating a warm relationship with its Burbank community. 
 
CONTACTS: Laura Wernette/Amanda Diamond 
(818) 558-7000
Bob Canning, thewriteguy@home.com

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