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‘Frozen Jr.’ Offers Spectacular Voices and Unbridled Enthusiasm at Theatre Palisades

Theatre Palisades Youth will present “Frozen Jr.” starting this weekend. If the Monday rehearsal is any indication, Director Lara Ganz will once again have a hit on her hands and sold-out performances. Forty-one talented youth will participate and, in an … Continue reading

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Westside Ballet Long-standing Production of ‘The Nutcracker’ Presents Palisades Talent

Southern California’s longest running production of “The Nutcracker” will return for its 47th season and feature nine dancers who live in Pacific Palisades or attend school here. The Broad Stage production, which starts Thanksgiving Weekend, will include the pre-professional dancers and … Continue reading

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At Theatre Palisades, ‘Ruthless! The Musical’ Is The Perfect Entertainment for Out-of-Town Guests

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and out-of-town guests arriving and wanting to be entertained, take them to “Ruthless! The Musical” at the Pierson Playhouse. This is the perfect musical for that fault-finding aunt or the uncle who is driving … Continue reading

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PaliHi’s Fall Drama, ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog,’ Is A Terrific Production; More Shows Thursday through Saturday

      Many people have read the critically acclaimed mystery novel, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” since it was published in 2003. A neighbor’s dog is murdered and Christopher Boone, who appears to be on … Continue reading

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Palisades Fall Drama Will Feature ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog’

Palisades High School fall drama “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,” based on the 2003 mystery novel by British writer Mark Haddon, will be held at Mercer Hall, 15777 Bowdoin St. This show won the 2015 Tony … Continue reading

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Take a Prehistoric Trip at Universal

Jurassic World Ride Entices Fans By LAUREL BUSBY  Special to Circling the News Universal Studios’ newest addition, the Jurassic World: The Ride, is a fun revamp of the Jurassic Park ride, which originally opened on June 21, 1996. (Spoilers to … Continue reading

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‘La Traviata’ Highlights to be Featured

This Sunday with Palisades Symphony A concert version of highlights of Guiseppe Verdi’s opera “La Traviata” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, at the Palisades Lutheran Church, 15905 Sunset. Joel B. Lish is the music director … Continue reading

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‘And the Winner Is’ … Theatre Palisades

Holds Annual Awards Show/Meeting This was another strong season at Theatre Palisades, which produced “Bark! The Musical,” “Parfumerie,” “Twelfth Night,” “Clybourne Park” and “Lend Me a Tenor.” Gathering at Pierson Playhouse on August 11, various actors, technicians and TP members met … Continue reading

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‘Lend Me a Tenor’ Provides Lots of Laughs

At Theatre Palisades, Making It a Must See After the initial setup, this Theatre Palisades production of “Lend Me a Tenor,” written by Ken Ludwig, produces nonstop laughs and is absolutely delightful. If you continue reading, you’ll find that this … Continue reading

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Theater Around Town:

Noises Off Is a Delight By LAUREL BUSBY Contributing Writer Sardines, slamming doors, and silliness combine in Noises Off, a fast-paced farce that so delighted audiences last year that it has returned for an encore run at A Noise Within Theatre in … Continue reading

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