This timeless story is directed by Steven W. Mergogey-Conti assisted by Keala Freitas with musical direction by Carille Bruno-Thayer. Original choreography reproduced by Alicia Nicole Andreatta-Jacques & Zia Tedford. Season tickets and individual tickets now available through the box office at the California Theatre. Show dates Sept 16-25, with Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 2 p.m. matinees. Tickets $10-$25. Call 925-427-1611 Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. or go to www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com.
Impressive as he’s been, though, as Mr, “Top Gun,” M:I’s Ethan Hunt and so many other best-of-the-best good guys, we think Cruise excels most at playing heels, The actor is inevitably more fascinating to watch when there’s ethical compromise behind that million dollar smile – or sociopathic absence in his rare but chilling scowls, “American Made” gives us another one of Cruise’s patented rogues, the real good ol’ boy pilot Barry Seal who was a key, greedy player in all kinds of shady, Reagan-era dealings that led up to the Iran-Contra Scandal, He’s an affable, can-do character like so many others Cruise has played, a devoted family man and even, by the end, a victim of larger, more amoral forces, He’s also an unrepentant dance/ ballet print - 'adrianna' liar, drug smuggler, gun-runner and accessory to everything from murder to insurrection..
“For a director to take something and only look at the top level, you’re not doing the full depth of your job, you’re not looking at everything. “And that’s all based on eight hours of watching Sondheim.”. She was on hand as Sondheim was working on “Merrily We Roll Along,” which ended up limping on Broadway, with only 16 performances after 52 previews. “We were in rehearsal hours and hours every day, for revisions,” she said. “We’d try it out, and then they’d turn to Sondheim and say, ‘We need this in Latin style.’ Sure enough, the next day he’d have it. … Stephen was taking things and remorphing them.”.
Multimedia artist Katinka dance/ ballet print - 'adrianna' Hartmetz uses such objects as a birdcage, old window or library card file in her work, expressing a kind of nostalgia, She wonders, “Does anyone remember what the old days were like?”, For printmaker Diana Herring, humor is an important element to point to the ways our human behavior is leading to a potentially deadly situation, Terri Wilson Moore uses detailed graphite drawings, layers of paint, acrylic gels and elements of collage to create panels that illustrate the destruction of forests..
Under the deal, the Bank of New York Mellon will forgive $7.5 million, a third of the outstanding debt. Alameda County will contribute $2.8 million in exchange for the right to hold four rent-free events every year and vet any sale of the building. The county would be repaid if the building is sold. The county’s Board of Supervisors must first approve the contribution at its Oct. 7 meeting. The arts center will contribute $2.7 million and continue managing the theater’s day-to-day operations under terms of a sublease agreement, which carries an initial term of seven years. The parties will have the option to renew the lease in future increments of 10 and 13 years. The center will also be required to provide the city with quarterly and monthly financial reports.