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I only caught one production on the weekend. It was a Rockin’ n’ Rollin’ musical winner!

I only caught one production on the weekend. It was a Rockin’ n’ Rollin’ musical winner!

All Together Now – The All-New Beatles Musical Are you a diehard supporter of The Beatles, like trillions of other “forever fans”? If so, this humorous, nostalgic, and musically power-packed show is a must see! Produced by Ronald Kurtz and David Leon, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their American breakthrough on The Ed Sullivan Show, this […]

Picasso’s Women: The Darker Side of Genius

Picasso’s Women: The Darker Side of Genius

Can art consume more than just the artist? Can creative brilliance be so volatile that it damages all who are in contact with it? Like Zeus’s enigmatic glorious illumination, it destroys those who see. Picasso was an artist who needs no introduction. A painter extraordinaire who defined art of the 20th century and whose name […]

The Real Thing Explores Love

The Real Thing Explores Love

Combining thoughtful direction and outstanding acting, The Real Thing brings Tom Stoppard’s witty take on love and marriage to animated life. Stoppard’s brilliant wordplay and thought-provoking insights illuminate the sometimes rocky road of romantic relationships. Famous playwright Henry (Michael Robb) discovers that his life is echoing that of his latest play, turning his life and […]

As many of you know from my theater column of many, many years …

As many of you know from my theater column of many, many years …

I love live theatrical productions! Of course some are disappointing, but each one invites you to consider different lifestyles and situations. This vicariously broadens the tapestry of your life experiences, while enjoying a night out with friends. Last weekend was a particularly rewarding one. I caught a pair of excellent plays, offered by two long-successful […]

Showrunners Get Our Favorite TV Productions on the Air

Showrunners Get Our Favorite TV Productions on the Air

One of the most interesting presentations during this winter’s Television Critics press tour was the panel with the showrunners for the top CBS dramas. The lineup had the producers from some of our favorite dramas on TV — Elementary’s Rob Doherty, NCIS’ Gary Glasberg, Person of Interest’s Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman, and The Good […]

More Magic Coming from Gary Peterson Following His Awesome “Supernatural Dark Christmas”

More Magic Coming from Gary Peterson Following His Awesome “Supernatural Dark Christmas”

Lots of pretty cool magic was featured with some supernatural fun when Gary Peterson presented his “Supernatural Dark Christmas Show” last month. It was a wonderfully strange show with vampire elves dancing along with the magic creating an edgy holiday celebration. In addition to grabbing the spotlight as a spellbinding magician, Peterson produced the show. […]

Pacific Broadcasters to Honor Jaime Jarrin

Dodgers’ Broadcaster Jaime Jarrin, who has been the “Spanish voice of the LA Dodgers” for fifty-five years will be honored by the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters, Friday, Jan. 24, at the Sportsmen’s Lodge, it was announced today by PPB President Commander Chuck Street. He will receive the Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award in front of his […]

ART

ART

We guard our perceptions and opinions as vigorously as we do our lives. For our perceptions define us as individuals, and our opinions separate us from our peers. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, be it music, sculpture, film, architecture, or a painting. But beauty can be frivolous, sacred, and at times, profane. […]

How about this gorgeous summer weather in January?

How about this gorgeous summer weather in January?

The rest of the country must be so jealous, while they’re freezing their patooties off! Not one single day of rain to date…. Still, with everything so dry, the chances of fire devastation linger…. Keep your yards nice and wet, and keep an eye on your neighbors’ homes too! I only caught one play on […]

Calling All Baby Boomers! Don’t Leave It All to Your Children

Calling All Baby Boomers! Don’t Leave It All to Your Children

By Natasha Lewin Written and directed by six-time Emmy-nominated Saul Ilson, Don’t Leave It All to Your Children has landed in Sherman Oaks. Best known for his work with the Smothers Brothers, Ilson’s Don’t Leave It All…. stars three of the four original cast members from its off-Broadway eight-month run in New York. Barbara Minkus […]