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Irina Maleeva’s Illusions: An Interview with the Artist

Irina Maleeva’s Illusions: An Interview with the Artist

By Natasha Lewin Veteran actress and cabaret artist Irina Maleeva returns this November with her one-woman musical revue, Illusions. Featuring songs from Amanda McBroom and Edith Piaf, the show is directed and co-written by Randy Johnson, the writer/director of the 2014 Tony Award-nominated musical A Night with Janis Joplin. The Tolucan Times had the opportunity […]

Jimmy Spencer’s Music – A ‘Blues-Print’ to Happiness

Jimmy Spencer’s Music – A ‘Blues-Print’ to Happiness

Magic was truly in the air this past Saturday evening at the Smokehouse in Toluca Lake, as Jimmy Spencer wooed the audience in a most intimate, cozy setting. He was in top form, in a setting much like a throwback to the Las Vegas nightclub lounges and dinner shows, featuring the likes of Frank Sinatra […]

I only caught one play on the weekend for your consideration

I only caught one play on the weekend for your consideration

A totally entertaining musical with a nutty storyline, countless “over the top” visuals, and whacky songs. What’s not to like? Don’t Hug Me, We’re Married A world premiere – the fifth in the crowd pleasing Don’t Hug Me series of whacky Minnesota musical comedies. Penned OUTRAGEOUSLY by Phil Olson, with music and orchestrations by his […]

Crazy Love: A Night of One-Act Relationships

Crazy Love: A Night of One-Act Relationships

By Natasha Lewin Whether you’ve got the attention span of a goldfish (three seconds) or you need a quickie ride on the frightening rollercoaster of love, the Renegade Theater can cure what ails you with their current production, The Renegade Theatre One Acts: The Crazy Love Edition. Four different one-act plays have been selected from […]

Jimmy Spencer and the Karen Hernandez Trio will be performing at the Smoke House on Saturday, October 18th

Jimmy Spencer and the Karen Hernandez Trio will be performing at the Smoke House on Saturday, October 18th

By M. Valentine Fall is in the air and the night’s are beautiful… a perfect time to join Jimmy Spencer and The Karen Hernandez Trio (Karen — Piano; Lou Shoch — Bass; Larry Klein — Drums) at the Smoke House for an evening of music, dancing and fun! The music menu for the evening will […]

Melissa Arctic – A Chilling Tale

Melissa Arctic – A Chilling Tale

The Road Theatre, operating for 22 years, is a vibrant force in the Noho Arts District. This play, Melissa Arctic, written by Craig Wright, is a modern day existential delving into A Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare. It takes place in a small town in Minnesota, over a period of 20 years. The theatre itself […]

On the Razzle

On the Razzle

This charming production is a paean to a previous age, not really that long ago, but one that is now considered quaint by many. It was a tender time, full of hope, promise and innocence that begs nostalgia. Our story begins at a merchant’s shop — above the ordinary but not opulent. The proprietor (Andrew […]

Fringe Ready: Your Late Mother

Fringe Ready: Your Late Mother

Writer and director Marguerite Fair’s latest and last reading of her play Your Late Mother was held at the Missing Piece Theater this past Sunday. This final of four readings was staged before its eventual premiere in the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Originally set to only be one act, Fair collaborated with the former star […]

ArtNight Pasadena Is Friday, October 10th

ArtNight Pasadena Is Friday, October 10th

ArtNight Pasadena is just around the corner and everyone is invited to participate in this culturally exciting, fun and free event! ArtNight Pasadena is a ten-year tradition and regularly scheduled for the second Friday of every March and the second Friday of every October. The upcoming event will take place on October 10th, from 6pm […]

I had a magically musical weekend, theatrically speaking!

I had a magically musical weekend, theatrically speaking!

I caught two exceptional and expertly presented productions, both miraculously performed in equity waiver theatres…under 100 seats. Cabaret The 1972 film, originally starring Liza Minelli and directed by Bob Fosse, who each received Oscars for their work, has always been one of my all-time favorite movies. Currently, it is “knockin’ them dead” as a musical […]