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Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter, a Clever Multi-Media Affair at The Wallis

Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter, a Clever Multi-Media Affair at The Wallis

Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter is an ultra-clever multi-media stage production being presented by the UK’s renowned Kneehigh Theatre Company at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. The show was inspired by director David Lean’s beloved movie and shifts between theater and brief film scenes. It is cleverly adapted from Noël […]

Derby Day Races Towards Disaster

Derby Day Races Towards Disaster

Unflinching in its bleak portrayal of human depravity, Samuel Brett Williams’ Derby Day features gut-wrenching prose, black comedy, and animalistic acting as it examines the destructiveness of one family. Williams dissects addiction and dysfunction and their emotional toll on the psyche. The three distant Ballard brothers, Frank (Robert M. Foster), Ned (Malcolm Madera), and Johnny […]

I only caught one production on the weekend, but it was a lot of fun!

I only caught one production on the weekend, but it was a lot of fun!

A tongue-in-cheek look at politics today … with more than a few belly laughs to be had … try to see it! Obama Spy Drama This satirical show is certifiably insane! Admittedly, I am not a wizard on political world happenings. I probably missed some of the pertinent true to life “barbs,” as the pace […]

“In The Mood,” a Big Band Blast at the Alex Theatre

“In The Mood,” a Big Band Blast at the Alex Theatre

The Alex Theatre, performing arts and entertainment center in Glendale, presented the outstanding and patriotic “In The Mood,” big band musical revue over Presidents Weekend to a packed house. It was a blast featuring the show’s creator and producer Bud Forrest leading the 13-piece String of Pearls Orchestra, along with six terrific big band singers […]

Bunny Bunny Is Funny Funny at the Falcon Theatre till March 2

Bunny Bunny Is Funny Funny at the Falcon Theatre till March 2

Of course Bunny Bunny is funny funny, it’s a show about the hilarious Gilda Radner of Saturday Night Live fame. And Bunny Bunny — Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy was written by Alan Zweibel, her devoted friend and the award-winning original SNL writer who had Gilda as his muse. The play also focuses […]

Made in America

Made in America

We define ourselves by blood and by country. What makes the U.S. so unique is that we are a composite of many different cultures, creeds, and nationalities. It is our greatest strength and also what causes the most conflict. The same differences that unite us have the potential to break us as well. Playhouse West’s […]

I only caught one production on the weekend. Mostly, I just hung out at home in front of the “boob tube” watching the Olympic Games

I only caught one production on the weekend. Mostly, I just hung out at home in front of the “boob tube” watching the Olympic Games

The dedication of these young athletes is commendable … as most of us “veg” on our couches totally in awe! Life Is…. Towne Street Theatre Presents Their 7th Annual 10 Minute Play Festival. Always entertaining, and looking at all sides of life … this year they chose from 200 submissions from all over the U.S. and […]

CART Presents Village Wooing Starring Norman Lloyd and Samantha Eggar

CART Presents Village Wooing Starring Norman Lloyd and Samantha Eggar

The day after Valentine’s, on Saturday, Feb. 15, two great actors will give all of us a Valentine by performing in a reading of a comedy, written by George Bernard Shaw. It is Village Wooing. Norman Lloyd and Samantha Eggar will appear in ONE performance at the Garland Hotel, on Vineland in Studio City, in […]

Inherit the Wind Shines Light on Curiosity

Inherit the Wind Shines Light on Curiosity

As timely today as when it was written, Inherit the Wind looks at a close-minded society that fears freedom of speech and independent thinking, preferring instead to live hermetically sealed inside a lockstep mentality. Featuring a terrific cast and creative staging, the production emotionally reveals that while time has moved on since the play’s 1955 […]

CART Presents Village Wooing Starring Norman Lloyd and Samantha Eggar

CART Presents Village Wooing Starring Norman Lloyd and Samantha Eggar

The day after Valentine’s, on Saturday, Feb. 15, two great actors will give all of us a Valentine by performing in a reading of a comedy, written by George Bernard Shaw. It is Village Wooing. Norman Lloyd and Samantha Eggar will appear in ONE performance at the Garland Hotel, on Vineland in Studio City, in […]