Archive for June, 2013

ModRock – A World Premiere Musical

ModRock – A World Premiere Musical

I caught a wildly energetic and enjoyable production on the weekend, that brought out fond memories of my earlier years as a wild n’ crazy rocker chick. All of my friends were in the music biz in one way or another… and I particularly loved British bands. Directed with gritty realism by Brian Lohmann, and […]

An Arctic Tale Review

An Arctic Tale Review

By Dennis Spair Many theater performances entertain us with amazing set pieces, stunning wardrobe, and dazzling lighting design. An Arctic Tale relies solely on its performers’ talents and music to not only charm us, but also make us aware of a critical issue we should become involved with. The show itself is very imaginative and […]

Resurrection of the Ants — It’s Got High Hopes

Resurrection of the Ants — It’s Got High Hopes

The first thing that “struck my fancy” in the production of Resurrection of the Ants, now in its run at the Hayworth, was the wonderfully arranged set (Allison Schenker, scene designer). For a minimally funded production, the sets and musical interludes were beyond expectation and delightful. The title of the play refers to a book […]

A Play with Purpose: Marguerite Fair’s Goddess Intervention

A Play with Purpose: Marguerite Fair’s Goddess Intervention

By Natasha Lewin When senior playwright and screenwriter Marguerite Fair initially created Goddess Intervention, her intention was to help fund her next production Your Late Mother — a collaboration with Kevin Dobson of Knots Landing and Kojak. As a member of Women in Film and the Female Playwrights Initiative, Fair decided that she would put […]

God of Carnage

The Purge

The Purge

The Purge Runtime 88 minutes. Not for children. The time is nine years from now, America in 2022. The “New Founders of America” have decreed that every year there will be a 12 hour period when all laws are suspended, including murder. The idea is for people to get rid of all their bad urges […]

Four Cylinder Engines Go Mainstream

Four Cylinder Engines Go Mainstream

I recently spent some time in a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, a fully-loaded example with pretty much every nicety you’d want in a modern car. Decent looks (though Chevy is about to give it a mild design makeover), a comfortable interior, and of course the amenities that make both heavy traffic and highway travel a lot […]

The Toronto Blue Jays were a favorite to win the American League East before the season started

Then faded after a poor start. They were in last place with a record of 13-24 on May 10, 9 1/2 games behind. Now they’ve caught fire, playing like they were expected to. They won 11 straight games through Sunday before having their streak snapped on Monday. Toronto moved above the .500 mark on Saturday […]

Rings

That Miami repeated as NBA champion wasn’t surprising, nor that LeBron James was named the Finals Most Valuable Player because these seemed predestined when the best basketball player in the world left the Cleveland Cavaliers to sign a free agent contract with the Heat in the summer of 2010. When Game 7 at American Airlines […]

Peering Forward

Coming off a three-city, nine-game road trip in which the Dodgers (32-42) went 4-5, there is a ray of hope they’ll escape the cellar of the National League West after splitting two of four games with San Diego this past weekend. The Dodgers scored two runs in the ninth inning on solo homers from Adrian […]