By the time you read this column, we will have elected our President for the next four years

It has been a long, hard journey and both candidates have been tireless in delivering their messages and projected plans. The debates have been spirited and loaded with issues that are “over my head” to be sure, but I have been glued to the tube like most of you, trying to make some sense of it all. May the best man win!

The Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre Have Had Quite a Year!

Under the devoted and diligent co-artistic direction of Larry Eisenberg and Chris Winfield, and with a constantly growing roster of talented “company members,” the rhythm of their whole theatrical operation has been jammin’! Presenting six full productions in 2012, I have seen all of them so far, with one more to go. Opening Nov. 30 and titled Sherlock’s Last Case, it is a mystery written by Charles Marowitz. The plot begins where Conan Doyle’s stories ended, and is said to be “part spoof … part loving tribute … and all fun!” I will be there on opening night, and will tell you all about it. Kudos are in order to Nora Feldman … (a theater publicist who really cares) for her tireless and loving efforts in marketing every new offering at GRT with savvy skill! It is every theater troupe’s job to present worthy offerings … and a publicist’s job to “spread the word,” and build an audience. L.A. has many fine publicists to be sure … but none of them work any harder than Nora!

Avenue Q – Opening Nov. 9 – Doma Theater Co. at The Met Theatre

Closing their highly successful, critically acclaimed first full season (all Broadway musicals), Dolf Ramos and Marco Gomez are thrilled to present this whacky, much loved musical! Taking place in NYC, singing puppets and their human neighbors join forces to tackle life’s undeniable issues. Hilarious, yet deeply touching as well … Avenue Q ran for 2,534 performances, earning countless awards! Now under the direction of the highly acclaimed Richard Israel, choreography of Angela Todaro, musical direction of the ingenious young Chris Raymond, and puppetmaster Libby Letlow … this is sure to be fab fun! These loveable puppets (and their human counterparts) have their own ideas to be sure, about the trials and tribulations of life! An adult musical that addresses juicy issues like sex, drinking, and porn – it’s up to you whether to bring your teenagers (but not the wee ones!) This show closes an exciting season for Doma Theatre that has been creative, spectacular, and well received! I’ve really enjoyed every offering! In the capable hands of one of L.A.’s most endearing and enduring theater publicists, Lucy Pollack (20 years) … I’m sure next season will also be amazing! I’ll keep you posted on their upcoming plans (full review next week). Call as soon as possible to reserve seats for this one – as it is selling out already! Call (323) 802-4990 or go to domatheatre.com.


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