Falcon Theatre's New Five-Show Season Has Laurel and Hardy and Michael Learned

News   Falcon Theatre's New Five-Show Season Has Laurel and Hardy and Michael Learned
Falcon Theatre, the Burbank, CA, company founded by Garry Marshall and focused on comedies, announced a 2011-2012 season that will include Michael Learned and Granville Van Dusen starring in Southern Comforts.

Michael Learned
Michael Learned

Learned starred in TV's "The Waltons" and recently toured with On Golden Pond. She and Van Dusen appeared in Southern Comforts — about the development of a December-December relationship between a feisty widow and a crusty widower — earlier this year in Long Beach, CA.

The Falcon troupe's tenth subscription season will also feature two new musical parodies from the Troubadour Theater Company, a West Coast premiere about film-comedy duo Laurel and Hardy and the West Coast premiere of Dissonance.

The season runs Aug. 31, 2011-April 22, 2012. Here's the Falcon season at a glance:

Aug. 31-Oct. 2
West Coast Premiere
Laurel and Hardy
Written by Tom McGrath
Directed by Dimitri Toscas

"Stan and Ollie as they reminisce about their lives, loves and careers, flashing back to some of their world famous comedy routines and behind-the-scenes antics."

Oct. 12-Nov. 13
Southern Comforts
Written by Kathleen Clark
Directed by Jules Aaron
Starring Michael Learned and Granville Van Dusen

"An enchanting and humorous" December-December romance about a Southern widow and a Yankee widower. Nov. 30, 2011-Jan. 15, 2012
Troubadour Theater Company's
A Christmas West Side Story
Directed by Matt Walker

"A brand new musical parody blending one classic holiday movie, 'A Christmas Story,' with a classic Broadway show, West Side Story."

Feb. 1-March 4, 2012
West Coast Premiere
Written by Damian Lanigan Directed by Crispin Whittell

"Egos, loyalty and love are all put to the test in a witty, buoyant and moving story of a string quartet clashing with a rock star and each other."

March 14-April 22, 2012
Troubadour Theater Company's
Two Gentlemen of Chicago
Directed by Matt Walker

"Mashing up the Bard's comedy Two Gentlemen of Verona with the chart-toppin' rock 'n' roll band Chicago in their musical parody."

For ticket information, visit www.FalconTheatre.com.

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