Archived entries for The Colony Theatre

NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ DONNA MILLS IN “DRIVING MISS DAISY” AT COLONY THEATRE ▪︎ OPENS SATURDAY 11/4 at 8pm

THE COLONY THEATRE
PRESENTS
EMMY AWARD-WINNER
DONNA MILLS
IN
DRIVING MISS DAISY
ALFRED UHRY’S PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING PLAY
ALSO STARRING
JAMES LEO RYAN AND ARTHUR RICHARDSON
DIRECTED BY HEATHER PROVOST
OPENS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 AT 8PM

Donna Mills headshotThe Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced a new production of Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy starring Emmy Award-winner Donna Mills. Directed by Tony Award-nominee Heather Provost, the cast will also feature Broadway veteran James Leo Ryan and stage and screen actor Arthur Richardson. There will be two preview performances on Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3 at 8pm, and opening is set for Saturday, November 4 at 8pm. The limited engagement will run through December 10.
Donna Mills is perhaps best known for her portrayal of the beautiful, scheming, manipulative businesswoman, Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Sumner on the long– running primetime drama series Knots Landing, which ran for 14 seasons on CBS. She began her acting career on soap operas in New York and quickly worked her way up to guest starring roles on countless television series including Cold Case, Nip/Tuck and Melrose Place. Her feature films include The Incident, Murf the Surf, Play Misty for Me, Joy, Life Gets in the Way, and the recently completed indie feature Best Mom. Mills has starred in over 50 movies for television including six she produced with her own production company, Bonaparte Productions, including Runaway Father, My Name is Kate, The World’s Oldest Living Bridesmaid, Dangerous Intentions, An Element of Truth, and Intimate Encounters. She also starred in several TV mini-series including Bare Essence, Remember, False Arrest, Alice in Wonderland, and Hanging by a Thread. Recently, Mills won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Madeline Reeves on General Hospital. She appeared on the reality TV series Queens of Drama and the limited series Hilton Head Island.

Said Mills, “I am so honored to get the opportunity to play the iconic role of Daisy Werthan. I am beyond thrilled to be onstage and to show audiences my take on this character, which is so different from my roles in film and television.”
Director Heather Provost said, “It’s so exciting to relaunch production at The Colony Theatre by revisiting this beautiful play and working with the incredible Donna Mills. The story and the issues the play examines continue to reflect the current times.”
Driving Miss Daisy takes place in the 1940s through 1970s at the height of the Civil Rights movement. The play delicately explores racial tensions when a warm friendship evolves between an elderly Jewish woman and her black chauffeur. It won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

There will be two preview performances of Driving Miss Daisy on Thursday 11/2 at 8pm and Friday 11/3 at 8pm, and opening is set for Saturday 11/4 at 8pm. The regular running schedule will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm through December 10. There will be no performance on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday 11/23. Admission is $39 and tickets may be purchased online at www.colonytheatre.org or by phone at (866) 811-4111. The Colony Theatre is located at 555 N. Third Street (between Cyprus and Magnolia) in Burbank, 91502. Ample free onsite parking is available.

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10-10-17

NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ AN EVENING WITH FRITZ COLEMAN at THE COLONY THEATRE, OCTOBER 19–22

AN EVENING WITH
FRITZ COLEMAN
FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY
AT THE COLONY THEATRE IN BURBANK
OCTOBER 19, 20, 21, AND 22

Fritz ColemanThe Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced four performances of An Evening with Fritz Coleman from October 19–22.
The forecast is for fun and laughter when An Evening with Fritz Coleman arrives on the Colony stage. Everyone’s favorite weatherman shares his hilarious, insightful take on growing up and growing older. He proves that aging isn’t pretty … but it’s pretty funny! NBC4’s weathercaster for the past 35 years, Coleman has made eight appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, and he is a three-time Emmy Award-winner.

An Evening with Fritz Coleman completes the Colony’s It’s Showtime series which began in July and included Reign Morton’s ICONversations: A Musical Tribute to the Masters, Magic Mania, I’d Enjoy Being a Girl … On Broadway! starring Mark C. Reis, and a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music.

The running schedule is Thursday 10/19 at 8pm, Friday 10/20 at 8pm, Saturday 10/21 at 8pm, and Sunday 10/22 at 3pm. Admission is $35 and tickets may be purchased online at www.colonytheatre.org or by phone at (866) 811-4111. The Colony Theatre is located at 555 N. Third Street (between Cyprus and Magnolia) in Burbank, 91502. Ample free onsite parking is available.

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09-29-17

NEWS RELEASE ▪︎ “I’D ENJOY BEING A GIRL … ON BROADWAY!” at the COLONY THEATRE ▪︎ FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY, SEPT. 14–17

I’D ENJOY BEING A GIRL … ON BROADWAY!
STARRING MARK C. REIS
DIRECTED BY MICHELE LYNCH
CHOREOGRAPHY BY LISA MANDEL
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY SCOTT HARLAN
FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY
AT THE COLONY THEATRE IN BURBANK
SEPTEMBER 14, 15, 16, AND 17

I'd Rather Be a Girl...on Broadway!The Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced a four-performance run of I’d Enjoy Being a Girl … On Broadway! from September 14–17. Starring Mark C. Reis, the show is directed by Michele Lynch and features choreography by Lisa Mandel and musical direction by Scott Harlan.

Humorous, uplifting, and inspiring, I’d Enjoy Being a Girl … On Broadway! brings writer, performer, and dancer Mark C. Reis to the Colony with his solo show. Through an abundance of music and dance, the Broadway veteran explores how to continue surviving in his career and ponders how different his success in musical theatre might have been had he been a girl.

Mark C. Reis has worked from summer stock to Broadway with National Tours, European Tours, Radio City Music Hall, and Regional work in between. His many stage credits include productions of Fosse (Broadway), Jesus Christ Superstar, 42nd Street, Funny Girl, Paint Your Wagon (Goodspeed Musicals), Red, Hot and Blue (Paper Mill Playhouse), The Wizard of Oz (Tuacahn Amphitheatre), Elf (TUTS), Cabaret (Reprise), Chicago (several different productions and at the Hollywood Bowl), The Producers and The Wedding Singer (Musical Theatre West). Most recently Reis was seen in Mary Poppins at MTW and Spamalot with 3D Theatricals. He currently appears in the live Frozen show at Disneyland.

Said Reis, “I am thrilled to have my work included in the Colony’s It’s Showtime! series. I’ve always loved the theatre and dreamed of performing there. I never thought it could happen, but here I come!”

The running schedule for I’d Enjoy Being a Girl … On Broadway! is Thursday 9/14 at 8pm, Friday 9/15 at 8pm, Saturday 9/16 at 8pm, and Sunday 9/17 at 3pm. Admission is $35 and tickets may be purchased online at www.colonytheatre.org or by phone at (866) 811-4111. The Colony Theatre is located at 555 N. Third Street (between Cyprus and Magnolia) in Burbank, 91502. Ample free onsite parking is available.

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08-28-17