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A Noise Within to Present 'An Evening with Fritz Coleman: Baby Boomer Support Group', 5/12

A Noise Within to Present 'An Evening with Fritz Coleman: Baby Boomer Support Group', 5/12

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, presents An Evening with Fritz Coleman: Baby Boomer Support Group on Monday, May 12 at 8:00 pm - a performance of stand- up comedy about "getting up there" LA's longest-running climate clairvoyant knows that we all get older, "weather" we like it or not-- but Fritz proves that humor lets us do it like heroes. Aimed at the Boomer generation, this benefit show focuses on the shared experiences of the post-War generation, but folks of all ages will relish this beloved weatherman's comic charm.

Maturity and meteorology: with Fritz, the forecast is always funny. All tickets are $40.00. For tickets and info, call 626-356-3100 ex 1 or visit www.anoisewithin.org.

Fritz Coleman is NBC4 Southern California's weathercaster for NBC4 News at 5, 6 and 11 pm. A Southern California broadcasting icon, Coleman is well known for his sense of humor and extensive knowledge of weather. He joined NBC4 in February 1982as the weekend weathercaster, and moved up to weekdays in June 1984. Coleman has been named "Best Weathercaster" in nearly every major paper in Southern California, including the Orange County Register, the San Bernardino Sun and four times in the Los Angeles Daily News.

Coleman devotes much of his free time to charitable activities and frequently organizes evenings of entertainment for local service and civic organizations, as well as serving as master of ceremonies for dozens of Southern California community events. He has won a number of awards and honors for his dedication to community service.

A longtime stand-up comic, Coleman has performed at The Improvisation, The Ice House and other Southern California comedy clubs. Coleman has written, produced and starred in three one-man plays: "It's Me! Dad!," "The Reception," and "Tonight at 11!"

Coleman moved to Los Angeles in 1980 from Buffalo, New York, where he worked as an on-air radio personality. Prior to that, he was a disc jockey and radio talk show host at various stations throughout the country. From 1980 until he joined NBC4 in 1982, he worked as a stand-up comic at various clubs throughout Southern California. He also made a number of appearances on the "Tonight Show" and other non-scripted and scripted television programs.

A Noise Within is located on the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue at 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107.

About A Noise Within: A Noise Within performs and promotes classical theatre as an essential means for our community to confront the universal human experience, expand personal awareness and challenge individual perspectives. A Noise Within's mission is to produce world-class performances of the great works of drama in rotating repertory with a resident company; to educate and inspire the public through programs that foster an understanding and appreciation of history's great plays and playwrights; and to train the next generation of classical theatre artists.

A Noise Within was founded in 1991. Operating out of a former Masonic Temple in Glendale, they staged a production of Hamlet that was accessible and relevant at a time when classic theatre was not widely performed in Los Angeles. The twenty-year evolution from a small neighborhood theatre to the current acclaimed repertory company has been marked by constantly raising the bar on what great classical theatre can be. The move to a new, permanent home provides A Noise Within with expanded artistic possibilities, a greater scope of educational opportunities, and the capacity to meet demand and reach its full potential.

A Noise Within Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott both hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Florida and a Master of Fine Arts from San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre. In 1991, with a mere $3,000 from their personal savings account, they set an ambitious vision for ANW: to establish a home for the classics that would present a challenging repertory, take artistic risks, and ensure accessibility to diverse audiences. Through their passion and persistence, the theatre now ranks as the leading presenter of great world drama in Southern California.

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