Like everyone else … I feel totally wilted! I didn’t attend any theater openings for “review,” but I do have a trio of productions coming up soon that look promising. Will give you the “scoop” once I’ve seen them, as always….
Mark Your Calendars
Under My Skin – Opening Sept. 19 at ThePasadena Playhouse
Starring Hal Linden and a recognizable cast of eight, under the direction of Marcia Milgrom Dodge. This is said to be a comedic and heartfelt story about sex, love, and healthcare. A twist of fate leads to love and laughter … whenNew York’s most eligible bachelor and a single working mom hilariously cross paths. Each inspires the other to view life from a different perspective. For seats call the box office at (626) 356-7529 or go online at PasadenaPlayhouse.org.
Dangerous Corner – Opening Sept. 27 at NoHo’s Crown City Theatre
A humorous ghost story, mystery thriller with music … Directed by Gary Lamb, and starring eight working actors, this one looks intriguing. It seems that Robert’s brother Martin committed suicide. At a dinner party a year later, the truth about Martin’s death unfolds, as the ghost of Martin quizzes the others in a song/piano performance, at a dinner party. Hidden truths and sordid secrets of the party guests reveal themselves, and many “Dangerous Corners” are turned in the process. For seats call (818) 605-5685 or go to crowncitytheatre.com.
Smoke and Mirrors – Opening Sept. 29 at The Promenade Playhouse inSanta Monica
Starring the multi-talented actor, writer, and master magician, Albie Selznick, and Directed by Paul Millet, I am highly anticipating this one! Drama and illusion come together in this wildly unusual production. Touching, funny, and super spooky, it is said to be “the story of a boy who uses magic to face the world, after the death of his father.” Following a seven week run in 2011, this production offers even more magic and new characters. For audiences age 12 and upward, why not make this a “magical” family outing? For seats call (800) 595-4849 or go to smokeandmirrorsmagic.com.
Well, that’s my story for this week … Short but sweet! As always, I encourage you to get out and experience some of L.A.’s exciting “live” theater!