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The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson…. Preaches Tolerance

The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson…. Preaches Tolerance

Strong acting, design, and writing enliven NoHo Arts’ Center’s entertaining, thought-provoking world premiere production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. The play challenges viewers to examine the moral and spiritual choices of their own lives. Jefferson, Dickens, and Tolstoy find themselves locked in a room together, vigorously […]

Jason and the Argonauts, a Delight for Kids at the Wallis Annenberg Center

Jason and the Argonauts, a Delight for Kids at the Wallis Annenberg Center

The new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills will have something for everyone for its inaugural season. On the schedule are wonderful shows with extraordinary performers featuring music, dance, drama, and comedy for the theater-loving public. The Wallis, as the center is affectionately known, is also introducing children’s shows with the […]

It is a new year, folks! A time for new beginnings, fresh experiences, new friends, and exciting theatrical openings

It is a new year, folks! A time for new beginnings, fresh experiences, new friends, and exciting theatrical openings

Theater around town is booming with new plays to pique your interest and broaden your horizons. I hope you will set aside time to support L.A. theater in 2014. As always, I will tell you all about the productions I attend … The good ones, & the not so good ones too. Arousal and The […]

Happy New Year, folks! You haven’t heard too much from me lately, because theatrical “openings” are scarce during the holidays

Happy New Year, folks! You haven’t heard too much from me lately, because theatrical “openings” are scarce during the holidays

Now, a new year has dawned, and my schedule is filling up to catch some new productions to tell you about. Let me give you a sneak peek at three upcoming local plays for your consideration. Barrymore – Opening Jan. 9. Written by William Luce, directed by Janet Miller, and brilliantly starring Gordon Goodman … this […]

One Starry Night ALS Benefit at The Pasadena Playhouse, Monday, Jan. 13

One Starry Night ALS Benefit at The Pasadena Playhouse, Monday, Jan. 13

Do you want to see great performances and support an important cause? “One Starry Night – Hollywood and Broadway Stars Come Together to Fight ALS is a benefit show at The Pasadena Playhouse, Jan. 13. As one of the performers, I see it as an event that inspires each of us to step forward and […]

Merry Christmas and a 2014 that brings all of you closer to your dreams!

It was a fun and rewarding year, theatrically speaking … and I hope many of you followed my “reviews” and supported L.A. theater. Los Angeles is loaded with talented, hopeful, and creative people, in all areas of “live” theater … and they thrive on our attendance. I hope all of you will put catching a […]

The Man in the Red Suit and The Cat & Squirrel Dialogues

The Man in the Red Suit and The Cat & Squirrel Dialogues

Are we not curious in what our pets do when we are away? Has domestication turned our lovable animals into something that they are not? These relevant themes are explored with a dynamic intercourse in The Cat & Squirrel Dialogues. Written and directed by Jonathan Emrys, the show peeps into the ordinary life of Tom […]

Walkin’ in a Winter One-Hit-Wonderland Entertains

Walkin’ in a Winter One-Hit-Wonderland Entertains

Watching a Troubadour Theatre Company production always brings a smile to the face, and Walkin’ in a Winter One-Hit-Wonderland follows suit. Blending the Troubies sense of anarchic mayhem, frivolous fun, and eclectic pop culture references, the show offers something for everyone from eight to eighty. A walk down memory lane, highlighting video clips and memories […]

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues take on some holiday icons — Santa and his reindeer, who get the glare of the spotlight in a sassy show now playing at the Complex Theatre through Dec. 21. It’s a unique evening that’s all about having fun. If you’re stressing out with shopping and traffic, and looking for a […]

Plaid Tidings

Plaid Tidings

By Bea Wolff The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts and Music Departments presents Plaid Tidings, featuring four deceased crooners who have been sent from heaven to earth on a holiday mission. Directed and choreographed by Perviz Sawoski, Plaid Tidings is nostalgic Christmas-warmth and humor rolled into one. The 1964 Plaids is a group of distinct […]