The Falcon Theatre Announces its 2016-2017 Subscription Season
The 2016-2017 Five-Play Subscription Season begins on August 17, 2016
Falcon Theatre Founder, Garry Marshall, is thrilled to announce the Falcon Theatre’s 2016-2017 Five-Play Subscription Season. Falcon Theatre’s 15th subscription season brings five entertaining productions to Burbank, including a holiday collaboration with the award-winning Troubadour Theater Company, and a world premiere written by and starring Dan Castellaneta. For the 2016-2017 season, the Falcon has also partnered with Malbec restaurant in Toluca Lake to give subscribers a delicious bonus benefit.
The season begins with Parallel Lives, written by Mo Gaffney & Kathy Najimy and directed by Jenny Sullivan. With boundless humor, the audience is whisked through the outrageous universe of Kathy and Mo, where two women portray a crew of characters struggling through the common rituals of life: from teenagers on a date, to sisters at their grandmother’s funeral, to a man and a woman in a country western bar.? They aren’t afraid to tackle any issue and the result will leave you in stitches!
Next, the Falcon is excited to bring Buyer & Cellar to the stage, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Dimitri Toscas. This Off-Broadway hit that the New York Post calls “fantastically funny” is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Alex More, a struggling actor in LA, takes a job working in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu basement, as a solo shopkeeper of sorts for her mall-like collection of memorabilia. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play, and an unlikely friendship develops.
The Ovation Award-winning Troubadour Theater Company returns for the holidays, reimagining a holiday show favorite, Little Drummer Bowie directed by Matt Walker & Joseph Leo Bwarie. This show mashes up the journey of Ziggy., “The Little Drummer Boy”, with the sounds of the legendary rock singer/songwriter in a tribute parody that is both touching and hilarious. “Full of mischief, anarchy, and creativity, Little Drummer Bowie rocks.” –Entertainment Today
The Falcon kickstarts 2017 with a world premiere, presenting Laugh Then Think’s production of For Piano and Harpo, written by and starring Dan Castellaneta. Oscar Levant, the brilliant, witty, pill-popping concert pianist, wakes up to find himself in the Psych Ward of Mt. Sinai Hospital. His past collides with his present, as he grapples with his demons to save his marriage and his sanity. It’s a nightmarish, and sometimes hilarious journey, from addiction to redemption, as he verbally jousts with Jack Paar, is haunted by the genius of George Gershwin, and moves in with his only friend, Harpo Marx.
Rounding out our season is The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) written by Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor, directed by Jerry Kernion. From the high-brow to the low, this fast-paced, madcap ride covers comedy through the ages, from Aristophanes to Shakespeare, Moliere to Vaudeville, Charlie Chaplin to The Daily Show.? Find answers to the age-old questions, “Who’s on first?” and “Why did the chicken cross the road?”
The Falcon Theatre is a 130-seat professional theatre that operates year-round in Burbank, California, built by Director/Writer/Producer Garry Marshall and his daughter Kathleen Marshall LaGambina. The Falcon opened in November of 1997 and launched its annual 5-play Subscription Series in 2002, currently produced by Kathleen and Sherry Greczmiel.? Mr. Marshall founded the Falcon as a place where established artists and emerging talent can come together to create exciting work on stage.
SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE: June 25 – Sept. 18, 2016
Current subscribers may renew starting May 21, 2016
TO ORDER: visit FalconTheatre.com or call our Box Office 818-955-8101
WHERE: Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
Falcon Theatre 2016-2017? Five-Play Subscription Season
Aug. 17 – Sept. 18, 2016
written by Mo Gaffney & Kathy Najimy
directed by Jenny Sullivan
Previews: Aug. 17 – 25
Opening: Fri., Aug. 26
Closing: Sun., Sept. 18
Oct. 5 – Nov. 6, 2016
Buyer & Cellar
written by Jonathan Tolins
directed by Dimitri Toscas
Previews: Oct. 5 – 13
Opening: Fri., Oct. 14
Closing: Sun., Nov. 6
Nov. 30, 2016 – Jan. 15, 2017
Little Drummer Bowie
by Troubadour Theater Company
directed by Matt Walker & Joseph Leo Bwarie
Previews: Nov. 30 – Dec. 8
Opening: Fri., Dec. 9
Closing: Sun., Jan. 15
Feb. 1 – Mar. 5, 2017
For Piano and Harpo
written by and starring Dan Castellaneta
A Laugh Then Think Production
Previews: Feb. 1 – 9
Opening: Fri., Feb. 10
Closing: Sun., Mar. 5
Mar. 22 – Apr. 23, 2017
The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)
written by Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor
directed by Jerry Kernion
Previews: Mar. 22 – 30
Opening: Fri., Mar. 31
Closing: Sun., Apr. 23
All performances, unless scheduled otherwise, are Wed., Thu., Fri. and Sat. nights at 8pm and Sun. at 4 pm. All productions and artists are subject to availability.
Subscribers may choose from a variety of 5-PLAY Subscription Packages
Opening Galas (includes champagne reception with cast) $275
Weekends (Sat/Sun) $190
Weekdays (Wed/Thu/Fri) $170
Individual Show Ticket prices
Previews $32.00 – $35.00
Opening Night $55.00 – $60.00
Wed/Thu $37.00 – $40.00
Fri/Sat/Sun $42.00 – $45.00
Individual show tickets available for purchase four weeks before the first preview.
4252 Riverside Dr.
Burbank, CA 91505