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By Cindy Parr and Cindy Parr,Contributing Writer | October 16, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- When the curtain goes up on the Carroll Players' performance of "On Golden Pond" this weekend, a bit of local flavor will be brought back to Carroll County.Ernest Thompson, who wrote the comedy, spent his teen years with his family in Carroll County and graduated from Westminster High School in 1967."On Golden Pond," was first presented on stage in New York in 1978.Tonight, Mr. Thompson's play will open at Frock's Dinner Theatre. After this evening's performance, shows will run Oct. 17, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 and 31.On Fridays and Saturdays, doors open at 5:45 p.m., with dinner at 6:45 p.m. and the show at 8 p.m. On Sunday, doors open at 1 p.m., with dinner at 2 p.m. and the show at 3:15 p.m.A six-member cast will perform the contemporary story of an elderly couple, Norman and Ethel Thayer, who work through the day-to-day challenges of growing old together.
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By J. WYNN ROUSUCK and J. WYNN ROUSUCK,SUN THEATER CRITIC | February 9, 2006
A theater subscription series will return to the Lyric Opera House for the first time in three seasons in 2006-2007. The five-show season will range from a dance-musical adaptation of Casablanca to a revival of On Golden Pond starring Richard Chamberlain and Hayley Mills. "We're thrilled to be back at the Lyric presenting another season of Broadway attractions," said Nicholas A. Litrenta, president of Performing Arts Productions, which offered a series at the Lyric for almost a decade, until fall 2003.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | September 18, 1994
Ask Ernest Thompson why he became a writer."Bucks," replies the man who wrote the play and later the movie script of "On Golden Pond," which captured three Academy Awards in 1981. "That's my trade, and I happen to enjoy it immensely."Mr. Thompson, who left a brief career as an actor on soap operas in the late 1970s to write, will speak tomorrow at the annual Carroll County Children's Fund banquet.The fund, which raised about $3,000 last year, helps hospitalized children's families who have exhausted all other means of paying the bills.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,SUN STAFF | October 7, 2004
When disaster strikes members of a tight stage cast near the end of rehearsals, they either focus or fall apart. The cast of the Kennedy Center's On Golden Pond, which opened last weekend, lost its leading lady during the last week of rehearsals. Diahann Carroll, who was to play the mother, Ethel, bowed out last minute because of back injuries. There was a two-day period of uncertainty, and then Leslie Uggams stepped into the role, and the show went on. "We've not had time to panic, because we were too busy working," said Linda Powell, who plays Ethel's daughter, Chelsea.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 5, 1998
Let's call Colonial Players' production of "On Golden Pond" a mixed success, because the acting is better than the play.Playwright Ernest Thompson's script creates characters who are far more interesting for what goes unspoken than they are verbally. And that creates a big problem on the stage, as you quickly find out in the interminable opening scene."Golden Pond" is the exception to the rule that 99 times out of a hundred a play on the stage is better than anything Hollywood dishes out after the fact.
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By Mary Johnson and By Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 11, 2000
Bowie Community Theatre's scheduling switch from "Brighton Beach" to "On Golden Pond" sounds more like a change in a vacation destination than a last-minute change in programming. When BCT president and show director Craig Allen Mummey learned that the rights for Neil Simon's play "Brighton Beach Memoirs" had become unavailable, he chose another vehicle for his actors in Ernest Thompson's "On Golden Pond." Not only did Mummey make a commitment to the new vehicle, he did it so completely that he began painting floorboard patterns on the stage floor.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,SUN STAFF | October 7, 2004
When disaster strikes members of a tight stage cast near the end of rehearsals, they either focus or fall apart. The cast of the Kennedy Center's On Golden Pond, which opened last weekend, lost its leading lady during the last week of rehearsals. Diahann Carroll, who was to play the mother, Ethel, bowed out last minute because of back injuries. There was a two-day period of uncertainty, and then Leslie Uggams stepped into the role, and the show went on. "We've not had time to panic, because we were too busy working," said Linda Powell, who plays Ethel's daughter, Chelsea.
BUSINESS
November 18, 2001
Golden Pond Overlook Trinity Homes has six home sites available at Golden Pond Overlook, a community of single-family homes in southern Carroll County. The Sykesville community, adjacent to Piney Run Park and Piney Run Lake, offers well and septic systems, with electric heat and cooking as standard features. Propane and oil heat are available as options. The home sites range from 2 to 5 acres. Trinity offers 14 floor plans, which can be customized for buyers. The plans range from 2,500 square feet to 4,200 square feet, and base prices range from $340,600 to $540,600.
FEATURES
By J. WYNN ROUSUCK and J. WYNN ROUSUCK,SUN THEATER CRITIC | February 9, 2006
A theater subscription series will return to the Lyric Opera House for the first time in three seasons in 2006-2007. The five-show season will range from a dance-musical adaptation of Casablanca to a revival of On Golden Pond starring Richard Chamberlain and Hayley Mills. "We're thrilled to be back at the Lyric presenting another season of Broadway attractions," said Nicholas A. Litrenta, president of Performing Arts Productions, which offered a series at the Lyric for almost a decade, until fall 2003.
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | February 13, 1993
Parents and children, children and parents . . . the course of life inexorably reshapes this never-simple relationship, whose only constants are change -- and persistent attention from thoughtful artists."
BUSINESS
November 18, 2001
Golden Pond Overlook Trinity Homes has six home sites available at Golden Pond Overlook, a community of single-family homes in southern Carroll County. The Sykesville community, adjacent to Piney Run Park and Piney Run Lake, offers well and septic systems, with electric heat and cooking as standard features. Propane and oil heat are available as options. The home sites range from 2 to 5 acres. Trinity offers 14 floor plans, which can be customized for buyers. The plans range from 2,500 square feet to 4,200 square feet, and base prices range from $340,600 to $540,600.
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By Mary Johnson and By Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 11, 2000
Bowie Community Theatre's scheduling switch from "Brighton Beach" to "On Golden Pond" sounds more like a change in a vacation destination than a last-minute change in programming. When BCT president and show director Craig Allen Mummey learned that the rights for Neil Simon's play "Brighton Beach Memoirs" had become unavailable, he chose another vehicle for his actors in Ernest Thompson's "On Golden Pond." Not only did Mummey make a commitment to the new vehicle, he did it so completely that he began painting floorboard patterns on the stage floor.
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 5, 1998
Let's call Colonial Players' production of "On Golden Pond" a mixed success, because the acting is better than the play.Playwright Ernest Thompson's script creates characters who are far more interesting for what goes unspoken than they are verbally. And that creates a big problem on the stage, as you quickly find out in the interminable opening scene."Golden Pond" is the exception to the rule that 99 times out of a hundred a play on the stage is better than anything Hollywood dishes out after the fact.
NEWS
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | September 18, 1994
Ask Ernest Thompson why he became a writer."Bucks," replies the man who wrote the play and later the movie script of "On Golden Pond," which captured three Academy Awards in 1981. "That's my trade, and I happen to enjoy it immensely."Mr. Thompson, who left a brief career as an actor on soap operas in the late 1970s to write, will speak tomorrow at the annual Carroll County Children's Fund banquet.The fund, which raised about $3,000 last year, helps hospitalized children's families who have exhausted all other means of paying the bills.
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | February 13, 1993
Parents and children, children and parents . . . the course of life inexorably reshapes this never-simple relationship, whose only constants are change -- and persistent attention from thoughtful artists."
NEWS
By Cindy Parr and Cindy Parr,Contributing Writer | October 16, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- When the curtain goes up on the Carroll Players' performance of "On Golden Pond" this weekend, a bit of local flavor will be brought back to Carroll County.Ernest Thompson, who wrote the comedy, spent his teen years with his family in Carroll County and graduated from Westminster High School in 1967."On Golden Pond," was first presented on stage in New York in 1978.Tonight, Mr. Thompson's play will open at Frock's Dinner Theatre. After this evening's performance, shows will run Oct. 17, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 and 31.On Fridays and Saturdays, doors open at 5:45 p.m., with dinner at 6:45 p.m. and the show at 8 p.m. On Sunday, doors open at 1 p.m., with dinner at 2 p.m. and the show at 3:15 p.m.A six-member cast will perform the contemporary story of an elderly couple, Norman and Ethel Thayer, who work through the day-to-day challenges of growing old together.
FEATURES
By Lou Cedrone | August 10, 1991
MOVIESWonderful life?Mel Brooks co-wrote, directed and stars in "Life Stinks," a comedy that pays more than a passing tribute to such luminaries as Charlie Chaplin, the Three Stooges and Frank Capra. Brooks plays a tycoon who bets a rival businessman he can survive for 30 days on the mean streets of Los Angeles. He does survive, and often enough, the comedy works. Brooks, along with Lesley Ann Warren, also manages to kid the early MGM musicals, with kindest regards, of course. Language. Rating: PG-13.
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By Miki Turner and Miki Turner,FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM | April 28, 2001
It must be awfully daunting for two veteran actors to assume roles once played so wonderfully by a pair of screen icons from Hollywood's Golden Age. Even more so considering that they're going to do it live on CBS (WJZ, Channel 13) at 9 p.m. tomorrow. But the stars of "On Golden Pond," Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, appearing together for the first time since the Academy Award-winning "The Sound of Music," are seemingly more excited than nervous about stepping into roles that won Oscars for Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn in 1981 on the big screen.
FEATURES
By Lou Cedrone | August 10, 1991
MOVIESWonderful life?Mel Brooks co-wrote, directed and stars in "Life Stinks," a comedy that pays more than a passing tribute to such luminaries as Charlie Chaplin, the Three Stooges and Frank Capra. Brooks plays a tycoon who bets a rival businessman he can survive for 30 days on the mean streets of Los Angeles. He does survive, and often enough, the comedy works. Brooks, along with Lesley Ann Warren, also manages to kid the early MGM musicals, with kindest regards, of course. Language. Rating: PG-13.
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