West Coast Newswire

From Backstage Magazine

January 13, 2005
By Les Spindle

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA– American Musical Theatre of San Jose announces its 71st season. Included are the stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s novel The Wizard of Oz, using the score from the classic 1939 MGM film (Sep. 13-25); Disney’s On the Record, the new touring revue from Disney Theatricals, incorporating songs from the Walt Disney canon (Oct. 11-23); Sondheim, Bernstein, and Laurents’ classic West Side Story (Nov. 1-13); Disney’s The Lion King (Jan. 20-Feb. 26, 2006); Sondheim, Styne, and Laurents’ Gypsy (Mar. 28-Apr. 9, 2006); and the Tony-winning Broadway hit Hairspray (Jun. 6-18, 2006). San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 225 Almaden Blvd., San Jose. (888) 455-7469 or (408) 453-7108…

The L.A.–based Burglars of Hamm troupe makes its San Francisco debut, offering its interactive satiric play Easy Targets as part of the annual Sketchfest festival. The play is an unaffectionate sendup of solo shows. A single L.A. performance will precede the festival appearance, at the Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Sun. 7 pm. Jan. 16. $10. (323) 769-6334. At the Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St. @ Battery, San Francisco. Thu. 8 pm. Jan. 20. $15. (866) 468-3399.

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