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October 7, 2004
The Foothill Musical Theater performance of Annie Get Your Gun was a pleasant surprise last weekend. My daughter, a 5th grader at LCE and a participant in the Alfie program, asked me to take her to the play. I had not read or heard about it. The performances were great, especially the lead actress who played Annie. The musical accompaniment was excellent. I noted in the program that there are many local residents involved in the production. Anyone who enjoys theater, especially musicals, shouldn't miss this local treat.
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By Eleanor Green | July 30, 2009
The Assistance League of Flintridge summer drama workshop performed the musical ?Babes in Toyland? Saturday at Lanterman Auditorium. The play featured students from 7th to 12th grade, and was adapted and directed by Koni McCurdy, now in her 11th year with the ALF. ?I was so nervous backstage, but they were awesome!? said Meredith Murdock, assistant director, choreographer, and member of ALFie since she was a kid. ?I?m just really proud of them.? ?Babes in Toyland,? written in 1903 by Victor Herbert in an attempt to cash in on the success of ?
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August 23, 2007
ALFie director returns Koni McCurdy is returning as the ALFie drama director this year for the Assistance League of Flintridge drama program, open to children grades 4 to 12. McCurdy has adapted two productions that are sure to be audience pleasers. Registration for these productions with take place during the parent meeting on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Chapter House behind the Bargain Box at 4607 Oakwood Ave. The fall workshop for grades fourth through sixth will be “Peter Pan” with its performance on Nov. 3; and the spring workshop for grades seventh through twelfth will be “Curtains!
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2007
This weekend and this weekend only, the Assistance League of Flintridge  presents its summer drama workshops. Director Koni McCurdy takes the fourth to sixth grade drama students to camp in the play entitled "Terribly Terrifying Twisted Tales." While at camp, the kids will perform their very own humorously silly versions of "Frankenstein" and "Dracula." And while they have you in stitches, they will present two more stories also based on fractured fairy tales entitled "Sleepy Hollow" and "The Raven."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2006
The ALFie Youth Theatre Summer Drama Workshop, sponsored by the Assistance League of Flintridge, will present 'Snow Queen and Other Slightly Twisted Tales' and 'Out of the Woods' this weekend at Lanterman Auditorium. 'The Snow Queen' In 'The Snow Queen' Hans Christian Anderson comes to visit the "Kind Friends of the Needy" orphanage. The orphans are cold and hungry and to cheer them up, they implore Anderson to tell them one of his stories. In jest, he tells them a twisted version of Cinderella, but ultimately relates his beautiful tale of The Snow Queen.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2004
What do Lewis Carroll and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have in common? This summer, 48 fourth- and eighth-grade actors and 23 eight- and 12th-grade actors have made Lanterman Auditorium come alive with the music, dance, comedy and drama of these two classic writers. Both adaptations by director Koni McCurdy employ historical people to introduce the story. "Alice in Wonderland," adapted from Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," finds the real Alice, her sisters and school friends reading the book Mr. Dodgson wrote for them.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2006
Beginning as a fourth grader in "A Christmas Carol" nine years ago, John Deacon "was a natural," recalls Koni McCurdy, veteran Director of the ALF Summer Drama Workshop. John's performance as Bob Cratchet began a long term involvement with the Assistance League's Drama Program, culminating in his role as Assistant Director for the past three years. John is this year's valedictorian at Montclair Academy and a national kick-boxing champion as he graduates from high school. Simone Fried is an accomplished Flintridge Prep senior, National Merit Scholar, and editor of Flintridge Prep's newspaper among other distinctions.
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March 9, 2006
La Cañada will have more than its 15-minute allotment of "Fame" this Friday night as teens from Assistance League of Flintridge's Alfie Youth Theater perform the Broadway musical based on the Academy Award-winning 1980 movie in Lanterman auditorium at 7 p.m. "Fame," the musical, was conceived and developed by David De Silva. Jose Fernandez wrote the book, Jacques Levy wrote the lyrics, and Steve Margoshes composed the music. The title song, "Fame," was written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore.
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December 10, 2009
Nancy Abbott and The ALFie Singers True to tradition, Kiwanis-AM again had the ALFie Singers on their agenda for the first meeting in December. Formed by the musical ladies in the Assistance League, this spirited choir is directed by Nancy Abbott. Not only did the lovely voices of the ALFie Singers put the Kiwanians in the right mood for the holidays, but they made the performance even more enjoyable by acting out the carols with bells and antlers. ? DAR host Dr. Mascola, new members Members of the Don José Verdugo Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution have been busy recently.
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By Eleanor Green | July 30, 2009
The Assistance League of Flintridge summer drama workshop performed the musical ?Babes in Toyland? Saturday at Lanterman Auditorium. The play featured students from 7th to 12th grade, and was adapted and directed by Koni McCurdy, now in her 11th year with the ALF. ?I was so nervous backstage, but they were awesome!? said Meredith Murdock, assistant director, choreographer, and member of ALFie since she was a kid. ?I?m just really proud of them.? ?Babes in Toyland,? written in 1903 by Victor Herbert in an attempt to cash in on the success of ?
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FEATURES
August 23, 2007
ALFie director returns Koni McCurdy is returning as the ALFie drama director this year for the Assistance League of Flintridge drama program, open to children grades 4 to 12. McCurdy has adapted two productions that are sure to be audience pleasers. Registration for these productions with take place during the parent meeting on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Chapter House behind the Bargain Box at 4607 Oakwood Ave. The fall workshop for grades fourth through sixth will be “Peter Pan” with its performance on Nov. 3; and the spring workshop for grades seventh through twelfth will be “Curtains!
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2007
This weekend and this weekend only, the Assistance League of Flintridge  presents its summer drama workshops. Director Koni McCurdy takes the fourth to sixth grade drama students to camp in the play entitled "Terribly Terrifying Twisted Tales." While at camp, the kids will perform their very own humorously silly versions of "Frankenstein" and "Dracula." And while they have you in stitches, they will present two more stories also based on fractured fairy tales entitled "Sleepy Hollow" and "The Raven."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2006
The ALFie Youth Theatre Summer Drama Workshop, sponsored by the Assistance League of Flintridge, will present 'Snow Queen and Other Slightly Twisted Tales' and 'Out of the Woods' this weekend at Lanterman Auditorium. 'The Snow Queen' In 'The Snow Queen' Hans Christian Anderson comes to visit the "Kind Friends of the Needy" orphanage. The orphans are cold and hungry and to cheer them up, they implore Anderson to tell them one of his stories. In jest, he tells them a twisted version of Cinderella, but ultimately relates his beautiful tale of The Snow Queen.
NEWS
October 7, 2004
The Foothill Musical Theater performance of Annie Get Your Gun was a pleasant surprise last weekend. My daughter, a 5th grader at LCE and a participant in the Alfie program, asked me to take her to the play. I had not read or heard about it. The performances were great, especially the lead actress who played Annie. The musical accompaniment was excellent. I noted in the program that there are many local residents involved in the production. Anyone who enjoys theater, especially musicals, shouldn't miss this local treat.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2004
What do Lewis Carroll and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have in common? This summer, 48 fourth- and eighth-grade actors and 23 eight- and 12th-grade actors have made Lanterman Auditorium come alive with the music, dance, comedy and drama of these two classic writers. Both adaptations by director Koni McCurdy employ historical people to introduce the story. "Alice in Wonderland," adapted from Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," finds the real Alice, her sisters and school friends reading the book Mr. Dodgson wrote for them.
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