Will Geer News

Erin Moore Named Executive Director at Astoria Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) announced today, that as of April 14, 2014, Erin Moore will be the new Executive Director, replacing Taryn Sacramone, who resigned last June. This is the culmination of a nearly year-long search for that candidate whose love for the performing arts is matched only by her commitment to further the cultural vibrancy of Queens. Moore's first production as Executive Director will be Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro, directed by APAC's Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik, opening May 1st, 2014. (more...)

The Colony Theatre to Present Ian Buchanan & Mariette Hartley in THE LION IN WINTER, 4/16-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present Ian Buchanan and Mariette Hartley starring in THE LION IN WINTER, written by James Goldman and directed by Stephanie Vlahos. THE LION IN WINTER will preview on Wednesday, April 16; Thursday, April 17; and Friday, April 18 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, April 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 18 at The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center Mall. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum to Celebrate the Bard's 450th Birthday With All-Shakespeare Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum celebrates the Bard's 450th Birthday with an All-Shakespeare Season under the stars and live oaks of Topanga Canyon. (more...)

DR. KILDARE Among Warner Archive's New Releases
by Movies News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Warner Archive Collection announces its latest releases! (more...)

BWW Southern California Shakespeare Spotlight: What To See in 2014
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 06, 2014

It's Shakespeare for the masses in 2014 as we celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth! In Southern California you'll find more productions and events than ever so mark your calendar now for a big year ahead. (more...)

The Old Globe's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 09, 2013

The Old Globe presents The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, running tonight, Nov. 9 - Nov. 17 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is tonight, Nov. 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

The Old Globe Sets MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Cast and Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, running Nov. 9 - Nov. 17 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Nov. 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Douglas Morrisson to Present 110 IN THE SHADE, 11/14-12/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season of mystery and romance with "110 in the Shade" by N. Richard Nash, music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. Directed by Nancy McCullough Engle, the former Artistic Director of DMT, "110 in the Shade" features Melissa Reinertson as Lizzie Curry, Reg Clay as Starbuck, David Bauer as File, Avi Jacobson as H.C. Curry, Danny Martin as Noah Curry, James Koponen as Jimmie Curry and Emma Mercier as Snookie. Filled with achingly beautiful melodies and dynamic dance numbers, "110 in the Shade" is a heartfelt musical romance about one woman's learning to believe in herself. The show runs Nov. 14- Dec. 8, 2013. (more...)

Thearicum Botanicum to Offer Free Classical Theater Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

A schedule of free theater workshops and residencies for residents of the Antelope Valley is being offered as part of Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum's Antelope Valley Theatre Project, an immersive theater program that expands the company's reach to the area with support from The James Irvine Foundation Exploring Engagement Fund. (more...)

Inara George and Friends Celebrate Eleni Mandell with UNSUNG HEROES Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 05, 2013

89.9 KCRW presents Inara George and Friends: 'Unsung Heroes: A Tribute to Eleni Mandell' tonight, October 5 at 6 p.m. (more...)

USVAA & Rogue Machine to Present TRACERS & THE LONG WAY HOME with All Veteran Cast, 9/28-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2013

Winning upwards of 50 awards (including Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, Garland, and BEST PRODUCTION two years in a row), and lauded as 'Best Theatre Company of 2012' by the LA Weekly, Rogue Machinewill partner with the United States Veterans' Artists Alliance for two historic productions. With a stellar cast, all of whom are Veterans, these highly respected institutions pay homage to those who have served in the United States Military. Leading up to Veterans Day 2013, the shows will run in rep. The USVAA acknowledges veterans of all eras, while supporting and artistic talents and healing for a new generation of Veterans. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Launches Antelope Valley Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum has announced the Antelope Valley Theatre Project, an immersive theater program that will expand the company's reach to the Lancaster/Palmdale area with support from The James Irvine Foundation Exploring Engagement Fund. (more...)

Inara George and Friends to Celebrate Eleni Mandell with UNSUNG HEROES Concert, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

89.9 KCRW presents Inara George and Friends: 'Unsung Heroes: A Tribute to Eleni Mandell' on Saturday, October 5 at 6 p.m. (more...)

Theatricum's World Premiere of MERLIN: THE UNTOLD ADVENTURES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2013

A young druid wizard destined for greatness comes of age during Britain's bloodiest age. Written and directed by Ellen Geer and featuring an original electronic score byMarshall McDaniel and Kellen McDaniel, the world premiere of Merlin: The Untold Adventures opens tonight, July 20 at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ebullient Chemistry Lights Up THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 16, 2013

Okay, I'll say it. I haven't seen a production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW that comes anywhere close to this vivid interpretation of the story. It is spectacular! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE ROYAL FAMILY is a Valentine to Theatre and All Those Who Make it Happen
by Shari Barrett - Jul 01, 2013

Actors who dedicate their life to the theatre are a passionate, unique and rare breed. Art imitates life imitates art when Theatricum Botanicum artistic director Ellen Geer stars alongside her sister Melora Marshall, daughter Willow Geer and daughter-in-law Abby Craden in THE ROYAL FAMILY, an uproarious comedy about a family of actors. (more...)

Theatricum to Present World Premiere of MERLIN: THE UNTOLD ADVENTURES, Begin. 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

A young druid wizard destined for greatness comes of age during Britain's bloodiest age. Written and directed by Ellen Geer and featuring an original electronic score byMarshall McDaniel and Kellen McDaniel, the world premiere of Merlin: The Untold Adventures opens on July 20 at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga. (more...)

THE ROYAL FAMILY, Starring Geer Family, Opens Today at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

Art imitates life imitates art when Theatricum Botanicum artistic directorEllen Geer stars alongside her sister Melora Marshall, daughter Willow Geer and daughter-in-law Abby Craden in an uproarious comedy about a family of actors. Originally written as a thinly disguised parody of the Barrymores,George S. Kaufman andEdna Ferber's winsome spoof about a thespian dynasty is the perfect vehicle for Topanga's first theatrical family. Also in the cast are 'defacto' Theatricum family members Alan Blumenfeld, Tim Halligan, Aaron Hendry and Earnestine Phillips, and longtime company member Susan Angelo directs.The Royal Family opens today, June 22 at Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga, the centerpiece of the company's 40th Anniversary Summer Repertory Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatricum Botanicum's THE ROYAL FAMILY, Opening 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Art imitates life imitates art when Theatricum Botanicum artistic director Ellen Geer stars alongside her sister Melora Marshall, daughter Willow Geer and daughter-in-law Abby Craden in an uproarious comedy about a family of actors. Originally written as a thinly disguised parody of the Barrymores, George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's winsome spoof about a thespian dynasty is the perfect vehicle for Topanga's first theatrical family. Also in the cast are "defacto" Theatricum family members Alan Blumenfeld, Tim Halligan, Aaron Hendry and Earnestine Phillips, and longtime company member SusanAngelo directs. The Royal Family opens on Saturday, June 22 at Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga, the centerpiece of the company's 40th AnniversarySummer Repertory Season. Check out a first look below! (more...)

THE ROYAL FAMILY, Starring Geer Family ro Play Theatricum Botanicum; Opens June 22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2013

Art imitates life imitates art when Theatricum Botanicum artistic directorEllen Geer stars alongside her sister Melora Marshall, daughter Willow Geer and daughter-in-lawAbby Craden in an uproarious comedy about a family of actors. Originally written as a thinly disguised parody of the Barrymores,George S. Kaufman andEdna Ferber's winsome spoof about a thespian dynasty is the perfect vehicle for Topanga's first theatrical family. Also in the cast are "defacto" Theatricum family members Alan Blumenfeld, Tim Halligan, Aaron Hendry and Earnestine Phillips, and longtime company member Susan Angelo directs.The Royal Family opens on Saturday, June 22 at Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga, the centerpiece of the company's 40th Anniversary Summer Repertory Season. (more...)

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