I just got back from the No Ho Theatre and Arts Festival in (you guessed it) North Hollywood. It was a lot less crowded then last year… in fact, seems to be getting smaller and smaller. I remember when there were 20 theatres doing shows every hour; this year, there were perhaps four theatres, with shows every two hours. Major letdown.
I did get some useful information, though. Starting in last September, the Road Theatre Company will be doing a production of Dirk, which is based on DIRK GENTYLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY by Douglas Adams. There is supposedly a page for the show at http://www.dirkusa.com/. This may be worth seeing.
I also walked by the El Portal. shutterbug93 will be pleased to know that Valley Musical Theatre was handing out flyers advertising their season, with a prominent link to their website, which Sheri designed. It does look like the San Fernando Valley Playhouse, which was also using the El Portal, has died for now.
I picked up a copy of LA Stage. Musical Theatre West has an interesting 2006-2007 seasons: Thoroughly Modern Millie (10/21-11/5/2006); The Full Monty (2/24-3/11/2007); The Musical of Musicals: The Musical (4/21-5/6/2007); and The Pirates of Penzance (presumably the NY Shakespeare Festival version) (6/16-7/1/2007). Alas, they are in Long Beach.
Lastly, the Antaeus Theatre Group is doing an interesting classics fest from 7/6 to 8/13. Plays change almost daily. Of potential interest to my taste is June Moon by George S Kaufman and Ring Lardner on 7/7 and 7/8.
So, I guess it was worthwhile after all. Now to go back and work on the garage.