By Christine Crooks
Burbank, California is home to several live theatres, playhouses, and musical ensembles that offer Broadway-style shows and top performances. You can see well-known stage actors and actresses as well as emerging talents - both musical and theatrical. Watch acclaimed shows such as Of Mice and Men, A Streetcar Named Desire, Macbeth, Around the World in 80 Days, The Glass Menagerie, An Ideal Husband, Lost in Yonkers, Nutcracker Suite, and many others. Seeing live theatre and orchestral performances in Burbank is a great way to enjoy an evening.
Selected Burbank Theatre Arts & Venues:
Downtown Burbank Arts Festival
Intermingling with renowned animators and special effects artists exhilarates anyone looking to this unparalleled outdoor cultural event. Streets in Downtown Burbank will be brimming with special effects artists, street painters and more than 100 reputable artists from all artistic areas, such as painting, photography, sculpture - all outdoors on four blocks of San Fernando Boulevard between Angeleno Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard.
Burbank International Film Festival
The Burbank International Film Festival Board of Directors is contained exemplary industry experts and production execs who work inside of the studio framework. The Burbank International Event judges, screeners, and even a large number of the volunteers are regarded experts in the movie and TV industry. The awards festivities stay true to the categories of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and The Annie Awards. Learn more about the Burbank International Film Festival at www.burbankfilmfest.org or call (818) 601-2082.
The Colony Theatre
The beautiful Colony Theatre is located in the heart of Downtown Burbank. The spacious yet intimate 268-seat theater features stadium seating with a clear view of the thrust stage from every seat. Along with a state-of-the-art performance space, the facility also includes a large rehearsal room/studio with the same dimensions as the stage, a gallery, an elegant but comfortable lobby, green room, dressing rooms, a kitchen and production office. There are many restaurants within walking distance and plenty of safe, free parking.
The Colony Theatre is the perfect location to host your performance, concert, recital, dance event, film shoot, showcase, screening, meeting, art show, party, or private event. The management team can also offer other services such as full box office support, marketing and producing consultation, and event planning.
The Colony Theatre is located at 555 N. Third St., Burbank. Visit www.colonytheatre.org or call (818) 558-7000 ext. 20.
By Christine Crooks