TOMMY TURNABOUT'S CIRCUS TURNABOUT THEATRE HOLLYWOOD
A LOST LOS ANGELES TREASURE
by CHAD ALLEN and GARY W. HEATH
An historical look at the Turnabout Theatre in Los Angeles, from 1941 - 1956. The Famous Yale Puppeteers were the founders of the theater. Elsa Lanchester graced its stage for 12 years. Famed Folk Singer, Odetta, launched her singing career at the theater. The book takes a visual tour of the theater and its many players. The book is written in a personal size. It is a personal journey.
Gary W. Heath has written 4 musicals, 2 of which have been produced in the professional theatre. They are Ginger and Me (Indian Wells Theater, Indian wells,Ca. 2008 (Libby Hughes-book and lyrics, Gary W. Heath-music; and Life in the Park (14th Street Playhouse, Atlanta, Ga. 2011 (book, lyrics, music by Gary W. Heath. Waiting on a Dream was a college produced piece Gary W. Heath wrote with Kathy Lewis Phd. at Moorpark College (book by Kathy Lewis/Gary W. Heath and music/lyrics by Gary W. Heath. The 4th piece is Speakeasy, Book by Michael Davidson/Gary W. Heath and music/lyrics by Gary W. Heath. Speakeasy is newly completed and has yet to be produced. Gary W. Heath is also an artist and goes by the name Garrison Wayne. He hand paints beautiful market umbrellas.You can visit his work at canvasinthegarden.com. The book, Chad Allen, was a collaboration with his partner Chad Allen of 31 years. It was time to compile all the wonderful photos he had in old scrapbooks and give them a new lif