Taking in a little bit of ‘Glama’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Phill Dorosky plays tour company operator Jeff Carson. Erika Figueroa is an Olvera Street shopkeeper along his tour route with whom he is in love. The people on the bus include quirky senior citizens, a pouting teenager traveling with her parents, and Andi Rhoads as the passenger who decides Carson must be a drug dealer. Armstrong started acting in community theater six years ago, after years singing in church choirs. His first role was in “Damn Yankees,” singing “You’ve Got to Have Heart.” He also has portrayed Thomas Jefferson in “1776” and Capt. Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music.” His first musical was a one-act piece done for Antelope Valley College’s annual one-act festival. “It was a musical comedy version of an audit – pretty bizarre concept,” Armstrong said of that work. PALMDALE – A brand-new musical comedy about a Hollywood bus tour operator mistaken by one of his passengers for a drug dealer will open tonight at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center in a Desert Opera Theatre show. “Glama” – the name of the fictional tour company – is the first full-length musical comedy written by William Armstrong, a Lockheed Martin employee who in his day job works with computers and who has had previous one-act plays performed locally and elsewhere. “It’s a pure comedy. It’s a farce. There’s mistaken identity involved,” said Armstrong, who wrote the lyrics, music and dialogue. “Glama” will open tonight with a sold-out dinner show. It will continue at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Cultural Center, 38300 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Tickets are $20. This weekend’s performances were staged with the intention of recording them to create a DVD, which Armstrong can use to interest theater producers. His earlier one-acts have been picked up off the Internet for productions elsewhere, he said. For tickets or other information on “Glama,” call (661) 272-9393.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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