LOS ANGELES--The weatherman is back.
NBC television's Fritz Coleman will reopen his critically-acclaimed one-man show It's Me! Dad! at the Coronet Theatre Aug. 13 for a five-week run.
Coleman opened his show a year ago at the Actor's Forum Theatre in N. Hollywood, where it won plaudits from the Los Angeles Times, the Valley Theatre League and the L.A. Weekly. Richard Kline directs.
The No. 1-rated weathercaster in southern California, Coleman has a background as a stand-up comic and talk-show host. He has won two L.A.-area Emmy Awards as best host/moderator for two different Channel Four shows, "Fritz!" and "86: You Had to be There!"
It's Me! Dad! began three years ago as a video-gift from Coleman to his young sons. "After the passing of his own father, Coleman began putting down on paper what he thought was important for his two boys to know about him and his life," said a company spokesperson. "As he developed his thoughts, he began to think of it as a theatre piece." The play delves into his feelings and experiences on growing up, the family, school years, religion, divorce, dating and other similar issues. Performances are Friday - Saturday 8 PM; Sunday 3 PM. Tickets are $18-$28. The Coronet is at 366 N. LaCienaga Blvd. Call (310) 657-7377.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent