No Ho Theatre and Arts Festival

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 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.

It looks like the Madrid Theatre in Canoga Park will be doing Nunsense in early June (June 9-18). This is a possiblity.

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.