Tag archive for ‘Theatre Reviews’

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 […]

Make Believe Reality Celebrates Magic

Make Believe Reality Celebrates Magic

Combining magic, music, and merriment, Make Believe Reality celebrates the freedom of creative expression in a time-traveling tale about wandering gypsies looking for a way to get home. Told through the prism of Steampunk, which blends old and new into a fascinating magic adventure, Make Believe Reality allows Brandon Scott and his fellow troubadours to […]

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 […]