On Golden Pond: Touching Family Drama Comes to Glendale
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The last date listed for On Golden Pond was Friday August 10, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Now the national touring production is back at the Pantages for a second round of hilarity. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Learn More
About the Pricipals:
Andrew Prine (Norman Thayer) - Well-known for military/western dramas, Prine was first seen in Kiss Her Goodbye (1959). He has since starred in over 30 films and made over 80 guest starring appearances. Appearing on Broadway, he soared to recognition in the leading role of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Look Homeward Angel, and in his film role in the Academy award-winning The Miracle Worker (1962). When Westerns were king on television, he was one of Hollywood’s most sought-after stars, appearing almost every week on television, including a number of appearances on the long-running hit series Gunsmoke. Other series appearances included The Wide Country (1962) with Earl Holliman, The Road West (1966) with Barry Sullivan, and W.E.B. (1978), in which he portrayed television network executive Dan Costello. Adept at comedy, he co-starred in the series Room For Two (1992), and was featured in the cast of Weird Science (1994).
Additional television shows on which he has appeared include Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Alcoa Theatre, U.S. Steel Hour, and Profiles In Courage, to popular weekly shows The Fugitive, Hawaii Five O, Dr. Kildare, Barnaby Jones, Quincy, Murder She Wrote, In The Heat Of The Night and the sci-fi genre's Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Next Generation and V. He has worked with such Hollywood legends as John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch, Henry Fonda, Anne Bancroft, Glenn Ford, Carl Reiner, and Ben Johnson, in Western theatrical feature films such as The Devil's Brigade (1968 with William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Richard Jaeckel and Claude Atkins; Chisum (1970), Bandelero! (1968), Texas Across The River (1966), and Gettysburg (1993). A member of the prestigious Actor's Studio, Andrew's work in theatre includes Long Day's Journey Into Night with Charlton Heston and Deborah Kerr, The Caine Mutiny directed by Henry Fonda, and Sam Shepard's Buried Child for which he received his second Dramalogue Critics Award for Best Actor in A Leading role. Andrew’s most recent television work includes Saving Grace, with Holly Hunter, CSI (Directed by Quentin Tarantino - Emmy Award), Boston Legal, Six Feet Under, plus the television pilot Hollis And Rae and Conversations With Andrew Prine on The Western Channel. Displaying his acting range by portraying a variety of characters in his long career, Mr. Prine is considered one of Hollywood's consummate actors.
Salome Jens (Ethel Thayer) - Ms. Jens began studies with Herbert Berghof and dance work with Martha Graham. She later managed to switch to acting classes with teacher Lee Strasberg. After several unsuccessful attempts, she won a place in the Actor's Studio training workshop.
Her stage debut was in 1956, and, after a couple of years, she began landing off-Broadway roles. Jens also made some performances at her hometown's Swan Theatre (later known as the Milwaukee Rep). was a founding member of Lincoln Center's early repertory company. Whilst there, she appeared in Elia Kazan's premiere of Arthur Miller's After The Fall, his Tartuffe and But For Whom Charlie. Her first film appearance was in 1961's Angel Baby, also Burt Reynold's first movie. In 1966, Jens had her most famous screen appearance, as Norma Marcus in Seconds, the Rock Hudson sci-fi movie.
Jens has appeared in a range of films and TV shows since then, including Me. Natalie in 1969, Savages (1972), Medical Center between 1970 and 1975 and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman between 1976 and 1977. She then appeared in the TV show From Here to Eternity in 1980, the TV film Grace Kelly in 1983 and Cagney and Lacey in 1986. Amongst her many awards, Jens has picked up several L.A. Dramalogue Awards and San Francisco Bay Area's Critics’ Awards, the latter for About Anne. She won the Clarence Award for The Balcony and the Straw Hat award for And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little and a Chicago Critics Award for A Moon for the Misbegotten. Jens was the narrator of the acclaimed eight-hour 1996 mini-series The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century, now known as 1914-1918.
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