Tag archive for ‘Theatre Reviews’

Big Problems, Little Country — The Mouse That Roared

Big Problems, Little Country — The Mouse That Roared

What does a European country that boasts only 6,000 residents do once it goes broke? Why, declare war on the United States of course! After a wine company in Southern California rips off the one and only export from the dwarfed Duchy of Grand Fenwick, the tiny territory plans on losing a war with the […]

Lancers Restaurant

For decades, Lancers has been dishing up the tastiest breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The ultimate community mainstay, Lancers is one of the best restaurants in Burbank. Open daily from 5:30 a.m. to midnight, a great meal always awaits you at Lancers. Lancers’ Mother’s Day Dinner menu is as follows: Roast Tom Turkey with Dressing – […]

I didn’t catch any plays on the weekend, but I have a couple coming up in the near future, that look like winners!

Let me give you a “heads up” … so you have a chance to book seats early, if interested. The Ghost of Gershwin – A World Premiere Opening on May 8 at The Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood. Billed as a “new old fashioned musical.” Directed by one of L.A.’s most visionary and highly […]

TARZAN The Stage Musical, is swinging at NoHo’s El Portal

TARZAN The Stage Musical, is swinging at NoHo’s El Portal

Tarzan swings! That’s not a cliché, it’s a fact! At NoHo’s historic El Portal Theatre TARZAN The Stage Musical is swinging through May 18 with a fun and sumptuous musical for the entire family. The cozy Monroe Forum Theatre has been transformed to a lush jungle for the setting of the story is based on […]

I only caught one production on the weekend to tell you about

I only caught one production on the weekend to tell you about

Presented by an innovative theater troupe called “Stages of Gray.” They have recently taken residence at the long respected Hudson Theatre, in the intimate space next to the café. This production is double cast … so my review is only on the actors I saw the night I attended. Mandrake’s End A World Premiere murder […]

Tony Monaco, Pat Boone Preach Transformation

Tony Monaco, Pat Boone Preach Transformation

Saul of Tarsus experienced a life-transforming event on the “Road to Damascus,” abandoning a life of hatred to become the prolific scholar, Paul the Apostle, spreading God’s word. Thirty-eight years ago, actor Tony Monaco also saw mystical visions, abandoning addiction for a life of peace and happiness. Inspired by how his life-giving experience mirrored that […]

Not to Be Missed! Bryony Lavery’s Frozen

Critical Action Theater Company’s inaugural play showcases talent and tears at the heart with Bryony Lavery’s Frozen — a play about unthinkable acts in everyday people. Weaving together the lives of a grieving mother, the man who abducted her child, and the psychologist sent to study him, Frozen challenges our potential for forgiveness and revenge […]

Scenes from ANZAC

Scenes from ANZAC

Our collective memory of WWI is usually bits and pieces of newsreel film played in a fabricated fashion on TV. With the exception of a few documentaries, the distant from the actual events seems archaic. Little do many know that that war changed the very fabric of history that is still reverberating today. However, we […]

Pray to Ball

Pray to Ball

By Natasha Lewin From racist remarks to religious discrimination, it seems like every time you turn on the news someone somewhere is spewing hate. While boycotts and anger only further the backlash of intolerance, ignorance is best dealt with using creative outlets to further spread education and understanding. This strategy is perhaps best witnessed by […]

Tony Monaco in The Road to Damascus is Riveting

Tony Monaco in The Road to Damascus is Riveting

“I never knew playing a saint would be so hard,” is a prophetic line at the beginning of the musical play The Road to Damascus playing at The Little Victory Theatre in Burbank. The line is uttered by the character George Spelvin, a troubled actor about to perform the transformative role of the apostle St. […]