Wednesday
Mar072012

MAN ABOUT TOWN LOS ANGELES: PALEYFEST 2012

 

PALEYFEST 2012

MARCH 2 – MARCH 14, 2012

FESTIVAL LINEUP: AMERICAN HORROR STORY, COMMUNITY, ONCE UPON A TIME, NEW GIRL, PARKS AND RECREATION, SONS OF ANARCHY, BONES, CASTLE, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, REVENGE, TWO AND A HALF MEN, MAD MEN and MODERN FAMILY

SABAN THEATRE

8440 Wilshire Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA  90211 

AMERICAN HORROR STORY

MARCH 02, 2012

7:00 PM

The Harmons see dead people. The exceedingly troubled family at the epicenter of this outlandish spine-chiller from FX—“arguably the season’s sexiest, scariest, strangest show,” per TV Guide—has moved from Boston to L.A., hoping to begin anew after a miscarriage and an affair, but their adopted home is a house of horrors flush with dead, tortured souls, all of the malevolent variety. The show, from Glee’s Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, was highly anticipated and hasn’t disappointed; three-plus weeks after its October premiere, trick-or-treaters were masquerading as one of its characters, the Rubber Man. Much credit goes to the cast, including Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton (the Harmons); Taissa Farmiga (daughter Violet); and Jessica Lange (their sinister and completely batty neighbor). 

IN PERSON:

Ryan Murphy, Creator/Executive Producer

Brad Falchuk, Creator/Executive Producer

Dante Di Loreto, Executive Producer

Connie Britton, “Vivien Harmon”

Dylan McDermott, “Ben Harmon”

Jessica Lange, “Constance Langdon”

Alexandra Breckenridge, “Young Moira”

Sarah Paulson, "Billie Dean Howard"

Frances Conroy, "Moira"

Moderator: Tim Stack, Entertainment Weekly

Plus additional guests to be announced

 

INFO: 310-786-1000 / www.paleycenter.org

ADMISSION:

Orchestra Front: 

General Public $75 / Members $60

Orchestra: $45 / $35

Orchestra Rear: $35 / $25

Mezzanine: $35 / $25

Balcony: $25 / $15

Please note: Events and panelists are subject to change.

 

PARKING:  There are a number of independent parking lots surrounding the theatre.

Underground parking is available at the Nibblers Building (on Gale, north of Wilshire,) or at the Flynt Communications building (on Hamilton , south of Wilshire.) The Medical Center , east of the theatre, maintains an outdoor pay lot.   Parking fees are $10.00 - $15.00.

NOTE:  Most of the surrounding streets are restricted to permit only parking and are heavily patrolled by parking enforcement.

THE GOOD:  Series star Jessica Lange did not disappoint!  Her quick wit and feisty style filled the room with laughter and made for one very memorable night.  It is no surprise that her portrayal of “Constance Langdon” won her an Emmy and a Golden Globe.  She certainly deserved it.

Also high on everyone’s list was Dylan McDermott.  He wasn’t too far behind on crowd-pleasing; giving Lange a run for her money.

It was an expletive filled night of adult humor for the enthusiastic fans in attendance and rivals as one the best in all of Paley events.

THE BAD:  For as popular as this show is, there were too many empty seats.  This show should have been sold out.

THE UGLY:  The noise and heat from the video projector located in the Mezzanine section was a distraction for those unfortunate enough to sit next to it.

MY SCORE:  *****

(5 OUT OF 5 STARS) 

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