LACC Theatre Academy announces auditions and upcoming theatre presentation
(Bruce Villanch photo by Oliver Carnay)

By Oliver Carnay

The Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy (LACCTA) will be conducting auditions for the Theatre Academy’s Spring 2007 Semester initially this Saturday, October 20, on November 17 and December 8, 2007, starting at 11:00 a.m. at the college, located 855 N. Vermont Avenue (between Melrose and Santa Monica Blvd.), Hollywood Blvd., California 90029.

Auditions will be held for students interested in pursuing professional careers in Acting, Technical Theatre and Costuming. Ten-minute auditions will be held for Acting applicants, and appointments will be held for Technical Theatre and Costuming applicants. For application forms please log on to or please call 323.953.4000, ext. 2990. For Technical programs, you may call 323.953.4000, ext. 2977.

Also, in the news: the Los Angeles City College Theatre Alumni & Associates (LACCTAA) will be presenting “Two’s Company – An All-Star Event Celebrating the Songs of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz” at the Alex Theatre in Glendale (216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203) on November 5, 2007.

Under the direction of producer Bruce Kimmel, the event will be hosted by Cindy Williams, choreographed by Adam Cates and musically directed by Richard Berent. The All-Star Cast will include: Misty Cotton, Rita McKenzie, Michelle Nicastro, Julie Reiber, Emily Rozak, Sara Rue, Alet Taylor, Andy Taylor, Terry Trotter, Bruce Villanch, Matthew Ashford, Alice Ripley, Kevin Spirtas, Linda Purl, and other exciting surprise appearances. The stars will be performing hit songs from the musical “Wicked,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “ Pippin,” “Pocahontas,” and “Little Shop of Horrors.” For tickets and other information, call the Alex Theatre at 818-243-ALEX. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. The Silent Auction begins at 6:30 p.m.