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between Wilson and California 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203
818-243-2539
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"Frost and Fire"
15 ratings
3.3 average rating
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57 events
25 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 10 2007

The story is better then the production. Didn't feel the stage's space was well utilized. Needed more set design. Most of the time the stage just looked like an empty space with a backdrop. Acoustics could have been better. Dialog was sometimes...continued

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9 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 11 2007

Ridiculous and embarassing. This is the first time I ever walked out on a show (I left at intermission). Because of the description and price, my expectations were set WAY too high. The dialogue was sophomoric, expository, and preachy. ("Life...continued

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6 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 09 2007

Subject matter seemed difficult to convey in a convincing, non-melodramatic way. It was also overtly moralizing which did not appeal to me. The dance sequences were enjoyable. The production moved along at a decent pace. I did enjoy the venue.

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Description

Frost and Fire, a new multimedia music theater production presented by Theatre Bethune, combines a variety of actors, dancers, and digital artists in a performance adaptation of novelist Ray Bradbury’s appropriately titled short story. The futuristic tale takes place in the year 5002 on a foreign planet where a sub-culture of humans rise to existence and are condemned to a life cycle of eight days. Main characters Sim and Lyte put their short existence in danger as they search for the secret to the society’s escape from their inevitable fate.

Their story is told through the words of Mr. Bradbury and the beautifully staged and choreographed sequences of director/choreographer Zina Bethune. Accompanied by the original score of composer Zeljko Marasovich, with the graphics and video artistry of Michael Masucci, and special video guest artists Michael York and Lee Meriwether, the production is an entryway to the “sublime” (LA Weekly).