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The Entertainer Headlines Changing Times

The Entertainer Headlines Changing Times

A caustic look at the parallel declines of the British Empire and the British Music Hall, John Osborne’s The Entertainer examines the changing culture and mores of a failing England and declining community, revealing the shabby underbelly of a struggling nation through fine acting and thoughtful direction. Old-fashioned comic Price presides as headliner over the […]

Triple Feature True Crime Cleveland to Play at the Laemmle NoHo

Triple Feature True Crime Cleveland to Play at the Laemmle NoHo

How does someone get in the movie business? The classic way is to go to Film School at USC or UCLA and then pay your dues, working your way up the ladder. But that’s not the way it worked with Mark Wade Stone. He was born and raised in Minneapolis, thousands of miles from Hollywood. […]

Gene Kelly: The Legacy Returns; Letters From Zora to Follow at The Pasadena Playhouse

Gene Kelly: The Legacy Returns; Letters From Zora to Follow at The Pasadena Playhouse

By Kareem Cervantes Gene Kelly: The Legacy, An Evening With Patricia Ward Kelly returns for an extended run at The Pasadena Playhouse. After a sold-out, limited engagement in early March, Patricia Ward Kelly returns to The Playhouse for three more performances of her tribute to late husband and iconic actor, dancer and director Gene Kelly. […]

Come Back, Little Sheba, an American Classic, Resonates at A Noise Within in Pasadena

Come Back, Little Sheba, an American Classic, Resonates at A Noise Within in Pasadena

Come Back, Little Sheba has come to a Noise Within (ANW), the celebrated theatre company in Pasadena; the play runs from April 5 through May 17. The acclaimed play by William Inge is the story of a middle-aged couple, Lola and Doc, awash in the what-ifs and drifting apart. Then the vivacious college boarder Marie […]

Happily anticipating the soon to erupt onslaught of heavily tattooed “rockabilly” folks from all over the world, in my vintage clothing store of 32 years, “Hubba Hubba!” …

Happily anticipating the soon to erupt onslaught of heavily tattooed “rockabilly” folks from all over the world, in my vintage clothing store of 32 years, “Hubba Hubba!” …

I spent most of last week shopping! Feverishly looking for sassy clothing, jewelry, and accessories from the 1930s thru ‘60s, for both “guys n’ dolls,” many “fab foreigners” come in to see me year after year. They fly into L.A. heading for a four day party in Nevada, called “Viva Las Vegas” … where thousands […]

88 Year-Young Performer Tony Monaco Opens One-Man Musical The Road to Damascus April 11

88 Year-Young Performer Tony Monaco Opens One-Man Musical The Road to Damascus April 11

Singer/dancer/actor/playwright/songwriter Tony Monaco—an amazingly energetic man with an astonishing career spanning more than 70 years, including successes on Broadway, recordings, in film, TV, and nightclubs—returns to the stage with a self-written musical, The Road to Damascus. It’s been 33 years since the original 1981 production of “Damascus” played Southern California. That version featured Monaco’s actor […]

Shakespeare Unscripted

Shakespeare Unscripted

Improvisation is more than a parlor trick. It requires skill, timing, and specifically talent; even the most venerable actors are not capable of performing without a script, without structure, sans convention. Fortunately, the ensemble of Impro Theatre pulls it off with ease, guile, and panache. Simply stated, it is immensely enjoyable. The brilliance is that […]

Classic Couples Counseling

Classic Couples Counseling

It was bound to happen. Someone with the foresight and ingenuity to pen the Bard’s most memorable couples onto the stage. And it works. Due to a witty script by Lloyd J. Schwartz, this production realizes Shakespeare’s genius of creating truly compelling and three-dimensional characters. They will live with us forever. The show features Hamlet […]

CART’s Brigid of Kildaire

CART’s Brigid of Kildaire

CART will present Brigid of Kildaire on Saturday, March 29, at a 1:30 matinee at The Garland Hotel located in the Little Theatre at 4222 N. Vineland Ave. Written by Myla Lichtman Fields and starring Samantha Eggar as Brigid with Monte Markham as the Arch Druid, and a cast of TV, Film, and Theater stars […]

I have two currently running productions to tell you about this week …

I have two currently running productions to tell you about this week …

Very different in style and content … but both are ambitious efforts, worthy of your time. The Petrified Forest Written by Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955) in 1934, the filmed version starred Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, and Leslie Howard. An offbeat variety of society’s quirky misfits interact in a combination gas station and luncheonette, in the […]