Tag archive for ‘Theatre Reviews’

Walk Like a Man: The Songs of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Walk Like a Man: The Songs of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

TRIUMPHANT RETURN, October 9th – 19th at El Portal Theatre El Portal Theatre, in association with 3000 Miles Off Broadway Productions, proudly presents the return of Walk Like A Man: The Songs of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, starring Val Martinez (formerly with the Four Seasons) at El Portal’s Monroe Forum Theatre, in the […]

Lost: The Musical – We Have to Go Back

Lost: The Musical – We Have to Go Back

By Natasha Lewin           Ten years after the hit show Lost first aired comes a retrospective revue in the highest form of flattery: a musical. All 121 episodes of Lost are jam-packed into two hours, 16 musical numbers, and the choice of THREE alternate endings (which the audience votes on during the 15-minute intermission), leaving Lost […]

The Little Magic Show That Made Good: Smoke and Mirrors in NoHo On its Way to NYC

The Little Magic Show That Made Good: Smoke and Mirrors in NoHo On its Way to NYC

By Alex Dean The magic show Smoke and Mirrors is one of the longest running shows in recent history. It opened at the Santa Monica Promenade Playhouse in the fall of 2012, and enjoyed a spectacular run at the Road on Lankershim in North Hollywood all of 2013. Now it’s back as of September 13th, […]

The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?

The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?

By Bea Wolff Winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Awards for Best Play, Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia? is brought to life under the inspired direction of Ken Sawyer. Although in the tradition of Theater of the Absurd, this play is basically a morality play, examining whether even the most […]

It’s Going Down: Lost: The Musical

It’s Going Down: Lost: The Musical

Marguerite Fair, writer and director for Your Late Mother, is producing her final action play reading at the Missing Piece Theater on Sunday, September 28th (2-4pm). Originally written as a one act in 2007, Marguerite met and collaborated with Kevin Dobson, star of the former hit shows Kojak and Knots Landing. He collaborated on the […]

Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

More than just a display of magic, and as striking as any dramatic piece, Smoke and Mirrors excels as it infuses the synergy of illusion and deception to tell a story — a story complete with arc, complexity and emotional impact. It contains theatrics, drama and has of course, a plethora of tricks that defy […]

Boss: The Untold Story of Tony Danza — A Brazen Look at the Concept of Stardom

Boss: The Untold Story of Tony Danza — A Brazen Look at the Concept of Stardom

Boss: The Untold Story of Tony Danza, now at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood, is a no-holds-barred, brazen look at the concept of stardom, as personified by Tony Danza. It is performed by a wonderful troupe of actors, Damien Luvara (Tony); Jennifer Monce (Alyssa Milano); Meghan Parks (Judith Light); Christopher Schram (Danny Pintauro); and Gabriel […]

Buried Child

I only caught one play for “review” on the weekend, and it was a MESMERIZINGLY MACABRE drama. Hauntingly written by the infamously gritty and highly revered Sam Shepard, he was a Pulitzer Prize recipient in 1978 for this searing drama. A dark and eerily explosive story unfolds in a farmhouse in middle America. (BRILLIANTLY designed […]

I only caught one play for “review” on the weekend, and it was a MESMERIZINGLY MACABRE drama

I only caught one play for “review” on the weekend, and it was a MESMERIZINGLY MACABRE drama

Hauntingly written by the infamously gritty and highly revered Sam Shepard, he was a Pulitzer Prize recipient in 1978 for this searing drama. A dark and eerily explosive story unfolds in a farmhouse in middle America. (BRILLIANTLY designed set by Christopher Tulysewski!) Each of the family members are stranger and more dysfunctional than the last. […]

Saddle up for The Western: UnScripted at The Falcon Theatre

Saddle up for The Western: UnScripted at The Falcon Theatre

If you want to see a classic Western packed with fun, excitement and surprises, then skedaddle to The Falcon Theatre to see The Western: UnScripted. The surprises come because the Impro Theatre Company’s presentation is 100% improvised — that creates the fun and excitement that follows. It is difficult to review a show that changes […]