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This small theater in Burbank features intimate productions of high quality. The group has received praise from local drama critics and produces plays in all genres-musicals, comedy, and drama—classical and contemporary. Ray Bradbury, the science fiction writer, has a special affection for this theater. The Colony has mounted four Bradbury productions through the years, including three world premieres: The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451 and The World of Ray Bradbury.
The Victory Theatre has both a larger and a smaller theater, though both theaters are rather small. The theater showcases fairly unknown and critically acclaimed productions, so you can often see a West Coast premiere or even a World premiere. If you want to learn how to act, the theater also teaches acting with basic, intermediate and advanced classes.
Sidewalk Studio Theatre is a small theater that shows local productions. The shows are often innovative and occasionally there is a world premiere. The acting and directing is often fantastic, and it's no wonder with Hollywood so close by. There are also several classes that you can attend if you'd like to learn how to act.
Opened in 1947, this theater is a great local community theater that features shows that delight and entertain the loyal audience that continues to return. It often has more than one show running (taking turns on the stage every other night), and produces both musicals and comedies. The theater is cozy, with the stage in the center and seat surrounding it, so nobody has a bad view. In addition, classes are offered in acting, tap dancing and stage combat. The family also runs Glendale Costumes, a shop that rents costumes taken from the sets of the theater's plays over the years. Make sure to check out their children's programing for family-friendly entertainment.
Another Los Angeles classic, this beautiful theater was originally built in 1925 by architects Charles Selkirk and Arthur Lindley. Alex Theatre was later re-opened as a movie palace, screening everything from Gone With the Wind to Some Like It Hot, and was refurbished in 1993 to its original elegance. It now focuses on short runs of local and traveling theater productions and other live performances while playing an occasional classic film.