Press Release: 30th Anniversary Season
MEDIA ALERT FOR THEATRE EDITORS AND REVIEWERS
AND CALENDAR LISTINGS
THE COLONY THEATRE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ITS
30th ANNIVERSARY SEASON
Celebrating 30 years of bringing World Class Theatre to Los Angeles!
Now in its fifth season in its beautiful home in the heart of Burbank!
May 3, 2005…Burbank…Let the CELEBRATION begin!!! The
Colony Theatre Company is thrilled to announce its 2005 - 2006 "30TH
ANNIVERSARY" season of shows. In this, its fifth year in its beautiful
home in Burbank, the multi-Ovation award-winning theatre company will
be taking its subscribers and audiences on 5 extraordinary journeys
from Sherlock Holmes' London onto a very Grand Tour, from Mozart's
Vienna to the lives of some very love-struck cats and then finishing up
with the always infamous TBA. Barbara Beckley, Artistic Director of the
Colony Theatre comments, "30 years! Wow! It has been a most
extraordinary journey to get here and it's a year to celebrate all that
we have accomplished. I can think of no better way than with this
remarkable season of shows. I know our subscribers and audiences are in
for five marvelous theatre experiences as we look back on our
accomplishments and forward to our future and providing audiences more
memorable theatre magic over our next 30 years!"
The 2005/2006 Colony Theatre Company season:
Fiendishly clever. Wickedly funny. "It means, my dear Watson, that within a very short period of time, only days perhaps there is every likelihood that I shall be murdered."
SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE
by Charles Marowitz
June 8 - July 10
We begin our season with the return of a fiendishly clever mystery
that began here in Los Angeles! Someone is trying to kill Sherlock
Holmes. Now the greatest detective on earth must solve the case of his
life. Come travel back to Arthur Conan Doyle's foggy Victorian London
to witness hair-raising twists and turns, scenes of odd happenstance
and outbursts of comic brilliance. As the sinister plot unravels,
you'll be drawn inexorably to a stunning climax that will take your
breath away. But will it also take our hero's…forever?
Directed by David Rose
The Purrrrfect Romantic Comedy!
by Kenny Finkle
August 17 - September 18, 2005
Our second production of our 30th season will be the West Coast
Premiere of a play that has the regional theatre world purring in
delight! Overly pampered housecat Samantha is falling madly in love
with handsome outdoor wildcat Oscar only a thin pane of glass keeps
them apart. Will Samantha's lonely-guy owner ever understand? Is the
visiting cat therapist flying on catnip? Will love conquer all? This
funny, romantic tale of two cats separated by fate feels so human, even
dog lovers will be drawn into the joys, laughs and heartaches as well
as the grand themes of hope and inspiration.
"And every once in a while, we'll be able to look into each
other's eyes and for a moment, even if that's all it is, a moment, for
that moment we'll understand each other and I'll love you…."
Directed by Stefan Novinski
Danger. Daring. Destiny. "It is easy to die, but to live requires ingenuity."
THE GRAND TOUR
Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman ("Hello, Dolly" and "Mame")
Book by Michael Stewart & Mark Bramble
November 2 - December 4, 2005
Evan Weinstein returns to the Colony after directing its much
acclaimed production of Candide! It's a race against time across the
Nazi-occupied French countryside. To escape, a humble young Jew fleeing
for his life must suddenly join forces with an anti-Semitic Polish
officer smuggling secret papers to England. Come share this odd
couple's harrowing yet grand adventures, told through Jerry Herman's
rousing music and lyrics. Experience the truths they discover about
courage, survival, and the meaning of friendship.
Directed by Evan Weinstein
Tony Award Winner! Oscar Triumph! "I
looked on astounded as from his ordinary life he made his art...from
the ordinary he created legends."
by Peter Shaffer
February 8 - March 12, 2006
Jessica Kubzansky returns to the Colony following her remarkable
Ovation Award-winning production of Lillian Hellman's Toys in the Attic
to direct the revival of this Tony and Academy Award-winning show.
Antonio Salieri is the most revered musical composer in all Vienna
until brash, irreverent boy-genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart steals his
thunder. Now what? Wicked revenge played out in this imaginative
staging of mega award-winning Amadeus. Greed, irony, betrayal,
obsession and envy blend to a dastardly crescendo, as you witness the
exquisite clash of ambition and genius, mediocrity and brilliance, life
Directed by Jessica Kubzansky
THE SEASON FINALE
To Be Announced
April 19 - May 21, 2006
Come enjoy an exhilarating fifth show to crown our 30th Anniversary Season! Stay tuned…you'll be the first to know!
more information or for press comps, please contact David
Elzer/DEMAND PR at 818/508-1754 or at ELZERD@aol.com.
The Colony Theatre Company is a 30
year old organization dedicated to bringing the finest quality
theatrical productions to Los Angeles. The theatre is located at 555
North Third Street, at the corner of Cypress, in the heart of the
Burbank Media Center. For further information, call (818) 558-7000. Fax
number: (818) 558-7110. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or
visit our website at www.colonytheatre.ORG.
PRESS CONTACT: David Elzer