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Starlight Bowl Celebrates July 4 With Capacity Crowd

The July 4 show at the Starlight Bowl featured musical act Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, followed by a spectacular fireworks show that didn’t disappoint anyone in attendance this year.

The grass area, which sold out weeks ago, was filled with families with picnic baskets and kids of all ages running around. At 9:00 p.m., the lights dimmed and the fireworks show began.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy played earlier in the evening as the sun was setting. Then, the DJ gave some general safety messages, the lights dimmed and the crowd was ready for the spectacular fireworks show.

Here is a photo gallery from July 4th at the Starlight Bowl.

 

Starlight Bowl’s Concert And Fireworks Show Spectacular To A Sell Out Crowd

This year’s Starlight Bowls opening show with The Company Men and the Spectacular Fireworks that followed pleased everyone inside the Starlight Bowl and community around.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

The lawn at Starlight Bowl was filled to capacity and the seats from front to back were nearly full as well. 

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

The evening started off with Grooveline and followed with the main act The Company Men. The Fireworks fired off a little past 9:00 PM and the oohs and ahhs could be heard everywhere.

In the morning many residences of West Burbank had a mini parade off of Clybourn Street, the Queen of the Parade was longtime Burbank resident Lois Bennett who celebrated her 95th Birthday. 

Here is a photo gallery of Independence Day activities.

 

Fireworks and Joys of Independence Day Were Seen all over Starlight Bowl

Burbank residents and others got to enjoy this years Independence day at Burbank’s Starlight Bowl. Families gathered as they have for years at Burbank’s Starlight Bowl July 4th Celebration, decked out in hat’s with Red, White & Blue and enjoying the holiday.

Our Chief Photographer Ross A. Benson was on hand to capture some of the enjoyable sights of the evening.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

 

 

Starlight Bowl Season Announced

The Starlight Bowl is thrilled to announce its sensational summer concert season for 2016 including the annual 4th of July spectacular as well as a fabulous series ending show with fan favorite The Fab Four!

The Starlight Bowl website, www.StarlightBowl.com, will go live on Sunday, May 1, 2016 with all details on the upcoming concert season available online.

The beloved 4th of July Star Spangled Salute will be a real crowd pleaser with performances by Kings of 88 and Stone Soul, plus the always dazzling fireworks show! Lower reserved seating is $25 per person and $20 for seniors while upper reserved seating is $20 per person and $15 for seniors. All lower and upper reserved seating is assigned. Seats on the grass are $15 per person and $10 for seniors, and children under 2 years of age are free. A 10% military discount is also available to our servicemen and women. Box seating is $140 and based on availability. Tickets must be purchased in advance; there will be no tickets sold at the gate the day of the concert.

The Starlight Bowl concert season officially kicks off on July 9th and runs through August 7th, 2016. Following is the fantastic summer lineup:

July 9, 2016 – Ozomatli

July 16, 2016 – John Burroughs High School Powerhouse and Under the Street Lamp

July 23, 2016 – Kenny Metcalf as Elton and Queen Nation

July 30, 2016 – Video Star and Berlin

August 7, 2016 – The Fab Four

Tickets for the 2016 season will go on sale Tuesday, May 17th, 2016. Online ticket sales begin at 7:00 a.m. at www.StarlightBowl.com while in person ticket sales begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Park, Recreation and Community Services Department on the third floor of the City of Burbank, Community Services Building located at 150 North Third Street. Payment is by cash, check or credit card, though all credit card sales will incur a service charge per ticket.

The Starlight Bowl is pleased to once again offer the Park Lover’s Pass. This pass is a terrific deal at $60 for the entire summer season of shows. These passes are for grass seating only and do not include the July 4th show. Season ticket prices for box seating are $400, which holds 4 people and include 1 prepaid parking pass per box. Premium seating is available for $100, which is within the first 8 rows and includes 1 prepaid parking pass per 2 tickets. All season tickets and box seating are based on availability.

Individual concert tickets are available at $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 3 to 12, $8 for seniors and the disabled, and free for children ages 2 and under (excluding box seats). There may be a limited number of tickets available for purchase at the gate on the evening of a performance for an additional $2 per ticket. Individual ticket pricing does not include the July 4th event.

Parking at the Starlight Bowl is $8 cash per vehicle. Carpooling is highly recommended! Parking opens at 4:30 p.m., the gates open at 5:30 p.m., and concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.

Public Invited to Take Survey on Starlight Bowl

Starlight Bowl would love to get your feedback as they prepare for the upcoming Starlight Bowl Summer Concert Series. This is your opportunity to let them know who you would like to see at the Starlight Bowl in the future, what days and times you prefer, and the best way to let you know what’s happening at the Starlight Bowl.

By filling out the survey you also enter your name into a drawing to win a complimentary set of two concert tickets of your choice to the Burbank Starlight Bowl 2016 Summer Concert season (this promotion excludes the 4th of July).

Deadline to enter survey: January 8, 2016

Click here to go to the survey

Burbank Summer Theater Camp Puts On A Hip Shakespeare

The Burbank Youth Summer Theater Institute (BYSTI) debuts a fun and contemporary take on Shakespeare with A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Starlight Bowl Thursday evening, June 26.

Approximately 20 kids and teenagers participated in the 2014 Burbank summer theater camp, learning lines, working on acting chops, painting scenery and immersing themselves in the world of the stage.

“I really like acting and BYSTI is such a family – all the lords and ladies are really helpful and supportive,” commented twelve-year-old Addie Miller. The adult directors of the camp are referred to as “Lord” or “Lady” rather than “Mr.” or Mrs.,” she explained.

Burbank Youth Summer Theatre Institute 2014. Back row, left to right: Drew Anderson, Susie Miller, Emma Shannon, David Prather, Dvean Shahnazarian, Louie Zekowski, William Rodriguez, Crystal Robbins; Middle Row, left to right: Lisa Dyson, Matthew Molaro, Addie Miller, Shayna Gerard, Julia Skillsky, Alexa Klohn, Desiree Cooper, Jaden Gerard, Michael Cutone; Front Row left to right: Taaryn Cooper, Clare Collins, Phoebe Kellogg, Cassius Clay-Harris, Harry Zekowski, Holden Schade, Michael Goltry.(Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Burbank Youth Summer Theatre Institute 2014. Back row, left to right: Drew Anderson, Susie Miller, Emma Shannon, David Prather, Dvean Shahnazarian, Louie Zekowski, William Rodriguez, Crystal Robbins; Middle Row, left to right: Lisa Dyson, Matthew Molaro, Addie Miller, Shayna Gerard, Julia Skillsky, Alexa Klohn, Desiree Cooper, Jaden Gerard, Michael Cutone; Front Row left to right: Taaryn Cooper, Clare Collins, Phoebe Kellogg, Cassius Clay-Harris, Harry Zekowski, Holden Schade, Michael Goltry.(Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Miller, who will begin seventh grade at Muir Middle School in August and performs the role of Helena in the production, also said, “I learned a lot. I’ve been attending this camp for five years and this was my first big role.”

Starting out at Woodbury University, BYSTI has drawn kids ages 8-18 from Burbank and surrounding communities for the past five years. The brainchild of Dr. David Rosen, BYSTI was founded by Lisa Dyson, Beth Morrison, David Prather and Crystal Robbins, after Dyson was introduced to Rosen by Peggy Flynn, BUSD Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator.

The acting and theater camp focuses each summer on one play by William Shakespeare to study and prepare for the culmination of the three-week experience.

Burbank Youth Summer Theatre Institute presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream." (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Queen Titania and the fairies pamper Bottom in BYSTI’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

BYSTI moved to the Starlight Bowl this year, after an invitation by Victoria Cusumano, Recreation Supervisor for the City of Burbank. The directors of the camp and the kids all agree the Starlight Bowl venue is pretty great.

“I like it up here a lot,” added Miller. “The stage is so much bigger and the acoustics are great.”

“We are having a blast up here at the Starlight Bowl,” Dyson, the theater camp’s Artistic Director, said. “It’s great to have a real stage to work with and the setting is awesome.”

Burbank Youth Summer Theatre Institute presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream." (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Demetrius, Helena, Lysander and Hermia tussle in BYSTI’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

While many of the camp’s attendees are returning from previous years, some youngsters are new to the experience and are enjoying it.

“This is my first year doing BYSTI and it’s really exciting,” commented Louie Zekowski, age 12. “It’s something I really enjoy, from the drama and the acting, to the attention.”

“Weirdly, I even enjoy learning my lines,” Zekowski added. The Luther Middle School eighth-grader performs the role of Lysander in the production. “I’ve found there’s a spark in acting for me.”

Sixteen-year-old Susie Miller was helping out behind the scenes, painting fairy tree branches, at a recent rehearsal. She volunteers at the camp, along with other older teens, providing needed off-stage help.

Puck and Fairy King Oberon plot in BYSTI's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."  (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Puck and Fairy King Oberon plot in BYSTI’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Eight-year-old Taaryn Cooper likes his first year at BYSTI and especially his role of Philostrate, “Philostrate is more formal and royal and I like to get into the character.”

Robbins, Dyson and Prather use all original lines and scenes from the Shakespeare play they choose to work on each year for the theater camp. By focusing on preparing core scenes, they are able to stage the play in three weeks.

“We always add in some elements that the kids would appreciate, perhaps a bit of a current popular song or dance,” explained Robbins. “It helps our audience, who are mostly young, too, to see these old stories have a lot in common with events and actions that go on today, even on the playground at school.”

BYSTI’s performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream lasts about an hour and begins at 6:00 pm. Thursday, June 26. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and picnics are welcome. Admission and parking are free. The Starlight Bowl is located at 1249 Lockheed View Drive in Burbank.

 

 

Spectacular Fireworks Show Lights Up Burbank Sky

Burbank’s 2013 Summer Concert Series kicked off with its July 4th event at Starlight Bowl on Thursday.  Several thousand inside the Starlight Amphitheater enjoyed the music of High Street Band with a spectacular fireworks show that followed. Families picnicked on the grass area, while kids ran around to the music of yesteryear. Several thousand more lined the street below the Starlight Bowl to get a glimpse of the spectacular show.

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Kenn Lewis checks all the cannons prior to the firework show. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

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Several thousand packed the Starlight Bowl for this years July 4. event. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Kenn Lewis the licensed Pyro technician who was responsible for the fireworks display said there were over 300 different cannons that will be ignited during the display, that would last 20 minutes. The Burbank Fire Department had Fire Inspectors oversee his installation along with the firing of the fireworks. For fire prevention The Los Angeles City Fire Department had 2 water dropping helicopters staged and standing by on the Mesa that overlooks the Starlight Bowl parking lots. There were no spot fires following Burbank’s Fireworks show, and no injuries reported from the events at the Starlight Bowl or from fireworks in the city.

 

Tickets for the Starlight Bowl Season Go on Sale June 4

2013 Starlight Bowl Concert Series tickets will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, June 4th at 7:00am online at www.StarlightBowl.com or at the Community Services Building, 150 North Third Street, Third Floor at 9:00am.

Purchase tickets ONLINE!

Click here for information regarding ticket sales.

You don’t want to miss this season’s line up!

Thursday, July 4th Celebration –

Fireworks!
High Street Band
The United States Marines

  • Lower Reserved Seating: $22/$18*

  • Upper Reserved Seating: $17/$14*

  • Grass Seats: $12/$8*

Tickets are not available for purchase at the gate on July 4th.

Sunday, July 14th –

BOSTYX – Tribute to Boston and STYX

LIGHTS -The Premier Tribute to JOURNEY

with Special Guests Country Nation

  • Adults: $12/6*
  • Children (3-12): $6

Tickets purchased at the gate on the evening of the performance will be an additional $2 per ticket.

Sunday, July 21st –

An Evening with Ozomatli

  • Adults: $12/6*
  • Children (3-12): $6

Tickets purchased at the gate on the evening of the performance will be an additional $2 per ticket.

Sunday, July 28th –

The Fab Four

  • Adults: $12/6*
  • Children (3-12): $6

Tickets purchased at the gate on the evening of the performance will be an additional $2 per ticket.

Saturday, August 3rd –

MOONWALKER

The Reflection of Michael Jackson

  • Adults: $12/6*
  • Children (3-12): $6

Tickets purchased at the gate on the evening of the performance will be an additional $2 per ticket.

Saturday, August 10th –

Led Zepagain and Queen Nation

  • Adults: $12/6*
  • Children (3-12): $6

Tickets purchased at the gate on the evening of the performance will be an additional $2 per ticket.

 

 

New this year, Starlight Bowl will be offering a Park Lover Season Pass (grass seating) to the Summer Concert Series for $50!

5 Tickets included for the following concerts dates:

July 14th

July 21st

July 28th

August 3rd

August 10th

*Senior/disabled: (Over 60, proof of age may be required at time of entry)

Children 2 and under free (excluding box seats)

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more adults on a single concert night. Group rates will not apply to the Season packages, July 4th Spectacular and The Fab Four concert on 7/28.

For information visit:

www.starlightbowl.com

For ticket purchase, visit:
www.itsmyseat.com/Starlight

Engelbert Humperdinck to Headline Starlight Bowl in August

On August 4th, 2013 Engelbert Humperdinck is returning to Los Angeles to perform at the  Starlight Bowl–LA’s secret intimate and rustic setting. The evening’s program will consist of Humperdinck’s greatest hits and fan favorites. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic and enjoy the concert under a night sky full of stars.

Nestled between the Verdugo Mountains and the Burbank Hills, the Starlight Bowl’s natural  Amphitheater lends itself to excellent acoustics and a cozy environment. The theater offers lawn or stadium-style seating. Both seating options provide uninterrupted views of the stage and allow guests to bring their own picnic and wine. Guests can also purchase food on site; food concessions will be provided by BJ’s Restaurant. The Starlight Bowl is a superb arena to feature an incredible talent, such as Engelbert Humperdinck on stage and under a star studded sky.

Engelbert Humperdinck

Engelbert Humperdinck

Engelbert Humperdinck’s extraordinary voice has endeared him to millions of fans around the world. From long-time fans to the MTV generation, Humperdinck’s remarkable talents have stood the test of time. Resonating with contemporary musicians and producers, such as Grammy award winning producer Martin Terefe–who has worked with Train, Jason Mraz, James Morrison and Beverly Knight. Engelbert has just started recording a brand new CD which will feature all-star duet recordings including Sir Elton John, Charles Aznavour, Willie Nelson, Seal, Smokey Robinson, and  Lulu. Humperdinck is the first major act to perform on the Starlight Bowl stage since the Amphitheatre re-opened in 1993. We welcome the community at large to join us in this significant evening of music.

The tickets for this event are expected to sell out quickly. Interested parties are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advanced. They can purchase their tickets through the following ticket outlets:

Online www.itsmyseat.com/EH or www.StarlightBowl.com or

By credit card at 626.8MY.SEAT

In person at Burbank Park & Recreation Community Services Building Third floor 275 E Olive Ave  Burbank, CA starting on June 4 , and also at Beyond the Stars Palace Theater in Glendale 417 N Brand  Blvd, Glendale CA.

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Starlight Bowl Turns Scary This Weekend

Burbank’s Starlight Bowl will be the location for the annual Haunted Adventure that will offer a fun and slightly scary Halloween adventure for local residents.

Sponsored by the City of Burbank’s Stough Canyon Nature Center, the Haunted Adventure is in its 16th year.  Originally, it was put on the City’s Parks and Recreation Department at the Luau Grounds at the DeBell Golf Course.   When the Nature Center was built in 2001 the event was moved there.  It is now put on by docents and other volunteers from the Nature Center.

This year the Starlight Bowl will be transformed into an “old haunted theater,” with scary scenes around every corner.  As small groups of guests are ushered from Stough Park into the Starlight Bowl, they will encounter traditional scary scenes in the snack bar area, dressing rooms, storage rooms, and the stage.  A “ghostly audience” may even greet them as they make their way through the 15-minute guided tour.

Carol Mercado, Recreation Supervisor in charge of the Nature Center estimates that 70 volunteers have been working since August to put together the show.  High school students, and some adults, make up the ghostly and sometimes grisly cast of the Haunted Adventure.  They do it for fun, but the volunteers do get fed each night, thanks to Domino’s Pizza and the Handy Market.

Last year’s Haunted Adventure featured a scary tour of Burbank in honor of the City’s Centennial celebration.  Independent Studio Services has generously donated movie props each year.  Many of the props are saved and used over again each year.  The volunteers have cleverly altered them to fit this year’s theme.

The Haunted Adventure will be held two nights only, Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20.  Admission is $5 per person, and tickets go on sale at Stough Park at 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.  Ample free parking is available in the large lot across the street from the park on Lockheed View Drive.  The park can be reached by driving up Walnut Ave.

Those attending must be at least 6 years old.  Because of the scary nature of the event, no child under 6 will be allowed.  Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  The first hour on Friday evening will feature the “less-scary” version of the show for children and those who have nightmares.  However, there are no refunds for scared visitors.  Costumes worn by visitors and props are prohibited, in order to keep visitors from being confused with actors.   Flashlights are also prohibited on the tour.   Walking up hill, and walking up and down stairs is involved on the tour.

Refreshments will be sold in Stough Park, as well as face painting, children’s activities, and souvenirs will be offered. There is a fee for refreshments and souvenirs.   For more information about the Haunted Adventure, call 818-238-5440.