|THE FABULOUS LIPITONES |
by John Markus & Mark St. Germain
A barbershop quartet who's been belting out close harmonies for twenty years suddenly loses its lead singer, who dropped dead at the Regionals on a heart-stopping high C. The three surviving members must cease their bickering and race to find a replacement in time for Nationals. They hear a tenor with a gorgeous voice, but when he shows up he's a dark-skinned Indian in a turban who is also an illegal immigrant. And one of the quartet is Archie Bunker. A wonderful comedy about the journey they take to find their voice together.
“Pure fun from the opening scene to the final curtain call…A hit show for sure!”
WEST COAST PREMIERE
July 25 – August 23, 2015 Press Release
|THE BEST OF ENEMIES |
by Mark St. Germain
Meet Ann, an African-American civil rights activist, and C.P., the Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan. They are forced to work together by the federal government to achieve integration in their small North Carolina town fifteen years after Brown v. Board of Education. Clearly, they will never be friends, but over the course of the play they discover all the things they have in common, and ultimately forge an alliance based on respect and trust. Impossible to believe – except it’s a true story.
"One of the most important historical plays about America to ever reach the stage.” – The New York Times
September 19 – October 18, 2015
by Charlotte Jones
35-year-old Felix Humble is a bumbling Cambridge astro-physicist who cannot stumble across a garden hose without using it to illustrate the finer points of string theory before twisting it into a noose. He returns home to his bee keeping father's funeral, only to discover his difficult and domineering mother in the arms of another man. As he struggles to find his balance in the midst of familial chaos, what emerges is a touching, funny, and entertaining family portrait.
“Sad, very sad; funny, very, very funny…a seriously wonderful play.”
– London Sun
November 7 – December 13, 2015
|ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE
Book by Mark Saltzman
Based on Stories by Damon Runyon Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Music by Frank Loesser and others
Few writers made the streets of New York sing like Damon Runyon. His beat was the Great White Way – a scant mile of bright lights and brighter nightlife. He was a reporter in the Thirties, and he saw it all – bootleggers, gamblers, hustlers, actors, showgirls, and gangsters. In this new musical by Mark Saltzman (who wrote our hit from last season Falling for Make Believe) Runyon’s tales of guys and dolls, scams and swindles, are once again matched with songs by the great Frank Loesser, the original Guys and Dolls composer.
February 20 – March 20, 2016
by John Phiip Dayton
STARRING PATTY DUKE
Toward the end of her life, Mary Lincoln shares her stories, memories, and
personal recollections. The legendary Patty Duke stars in an evening that is
funny, heartbreaking, captivating, and sets the record straight about who
this fascinating woman really was.
April 16 – May 15, 2016
|COLONY CABARET SERIES|
POWERFUL, RIVETING, SULTRY
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Join us for a transformative musical adventure with the vocal jazz stylings of Maria Howell.
"Like her predecessors, Sarah, Carmen, Billie and Nancy, she grasps the emotion within the lyric and delivers to all who witness, the ability to individually connect to the sadness or joy of the song." -- jazz 91.9 WCLK
August 30, 2015, 7pm
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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