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COLONY MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

FAMILY PLANNING
by Michelle Kholos Brooks
Family Planning


WORLD PREMIERE!

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then your parents move in. Larry is a New Age Jewish Buddhist. Diane is a narcissistic Auntie Mame wannabe. They have been divorced since forever.  When they lose their second spouses and most of their finances, both move in with their daughter and son-in-law. What could possibly go wrong? A captivating exploration of the comedy and the drama that ensue when relatives are packed into the same small space and actually forced to behave like a functional family.


 July 12 – August 10, 2014   Press Release  Playbill

WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS

by Pearl Cleage
What I Learned in Paris


WEST COAST PREMIERE!

In 1973, a rapidly changing Atlanta elected its first African-American mayor and looked ahead to an exhilarating but uncertain future. In the midst of social change, the key players in the winning campaign wrestle their most formidable opponent to date ─ Love. And as fate and feminism would have it, love truly does conquer all. Innocence, wisdom, and the dawning of a new day are lessons well learned.

“Funny, thought-provoking, and engaging.” – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 September 6 – October 5, 2014

HANDLE WITH CARE

by Jason Odell Williams
Handle With Care
WEST COAST PREMIERE!

Magic can happen in the unlikeliest places ─ like Christmas Eve in a seedy motel, where fate and bizarre circumstances bring together a young Israeli woman who has little command of English, and a young American man with little command of romance. Is their love an accident? Pure coincidence? Or is it destiny that’s been generations in the making? It’s a wonderful new play about love, communication, fate, and the importance of GPS-enabled tracking devices.

"Filled with laughter, tears, and entertainment ... snappy dialogue and plenty of heart." – Theatrescene

“Mr. Williams has achieved something special: He has written a Jewish Christmas story." – The New York Times

 November 8 – December 14, 2014

THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX

by Catherine Bush
The Road to Appomattox
WEST COAST PREMIERE!

One hundred fifty years later, who knew that the final actions of General Robert E. Lee during the Civil War could relate to the feelings of a modern-day couple facing their own challenges? Lee's final retreat is brilliantly woven together with the parallel story of a present-day couple following his trail. Both parties, past and present, have their own important decisions to make that will determine forever the future of a general, a marriage, an army, and a nation.

“A thoroughly moving drama… absolute artistry."  – Bristol Herald Courier  

“Highly entertaining!” – Washington County News

 February 14 – March 15, 2015


WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN
A Musical Play by Joseph Vass
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Additional Lyrics from Porgy and Bess by DuBose Heyward
Music by George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Jerome Kern, and Kurt Weill
Words by Ira Gershwin

LOS ANGELES PREMIERE

Meet the man behind the lyrics you love. With “Fascinating Rhythm,” “ ‘S Wonderful,” “The Man That Got Away,” “Long Ago And Far Away,” “A Foggy Day,” “I Got Rhythm,” and many more, the other half of the famous Gershwin duo guides us on a trip through some of the greatest American songs ever written. Insights and tales about his legendary collaborations all frame this fascinating and inspiring evening of music and theatre.

“Captivating … a wonderful evening’s entertainment for music lovers of all ages.”

– Aisle Say Twin Cities



 April 18 – May 17, 2015
SPECIAL EVENT

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
A Film by Mel Brooks
Words by Ira Gershwin
THE COLONY THEATRE CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT

Young Frankenstein stars Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. Also in the cast: Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn and Gene Hackman. The screenplay was written by Wilder and Brooks.

Doors open at 7pm for wine and popcorn!

Screening begins at 8pm

Tickets, $20 per person

  August 16, 2014

The award-winning Colony Theatre Company is Burbank's premiere professional theatre. It was voted "Best Live Theatre in L.A." in The Daily News 2006 Readers' Choice poll, and has been named one of "25 Notable U.S. Theatre Companies" by Encyclopedia Britannica Almanac for 6 years in a row.

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