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Whitefire Theatre’s Quickies T(h)ree Review - Throw Down A Throw and Hunker Down For The Best Picnic In Town

Whitefire Theatre’s Quickies T(h)ree Review - Throw Down A Throw and Hunker Down For The Best Picnic In Town Strung together like colorful beads on Marsha Brady’s grooviest necklace, the latest installment of the Quickies series at the Whitefire Theatre delivers one comedic gem after another

Master Class Review - Masterfully Done

Master Class Review - Masterfully Done Presented at the Will Greer Theatricum Botanicum outdoor theatre, Master Class tells the story of opera’s soprano singer Maria Callas’s last years as a teacher of new sopranos and tenors

Up Chick Creek Review at Santa Monica Playhouse - Three Sassy Solos

Up Chick Creek Review at Santa Monica Playhouse - Three Sassy Solos Up Chick Creek is a trio of short one woman shows performed recently as a benefit for Santa Monica Playhouse. Barbara Cole, Lizzie Czerner and Dinah Steward pitched in to show, in their very different styles, a medley of women finding themselves

Vince Gill Performs at Hollywood Bowl's 4th of July Spectacular Review- When Country Meets the West

Vince Gill Performs at Hollywood Bowl's 4th of July Spectacular Review- When Country Meets the West The Hollywood Bowl’s Fourth of July Celebration brings together the serenity of LA’s flora and fauna with Tinseltown signature

The Lieutenant of Inishmore Review - A Fine Feck Of A Farce Comes To The Taper

The Lieutenant of Inishmore Review - A Fine Feck Of A Farce Comes To The Taper The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a dark comedy about a cat. Actually, a dead cat. Or maybe it's a story about revenge

The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Mark Taper - Wicked Wit

The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Mark Taper - Wicked Wit Bloody mayhem makes for dark Irish comedy in this play about contentious factions within a nasty group of remarkably stupid terrorists during the "Troubles"

Cougars and Kittens Prowl Through Hollywood

Cougars and Kittens Prowl Through Hollywood “Cougars and Kittens” is a citywide stand up comedy competition which is picking up steam. Sexy and funny ladies tickle the funny bone and titillate other bones as well.

The Three Musketeers Theatre Review - Topanga Canyon Adaptation of Historial Epic Tragically Misses Its Mark

The Three Musketeers Theatre Review - Topanga Canyon Adaptation of Historial Epic Tragically Misses Its Mark Sadly, Director Ellen Geer tries too hard to include every aspect of Dumas’s classic, resulting in a disastrous second act that brings down the entire play

Carmen Miranda Play Review - The Lady in the Tutti Frutti Hat

Carmen Miranda Play Review - The Lady in the Tutti Frutti Hat At the tiny Hudson Backstage Theatre in Hollywood, Carmen Miranda's memory is brought to life as the vivacious Magi Avila stars in the title role of "Carmen Miranda - The Lady in the Tutti Fruitti Hat"

Blank Theatre Review - Solo Artist Presents Profound Theatrical Mosaic About Identity

Blank Theatre Review - Solo Artist Presents Profound Theatrical Mosaic About Identity L.A. performer Brian Stanton demonstrates his multifaceted skills as an actor and playwright in his one-man show BLANK, which details his journey about how an adopted young man decides to meet his birth mother

A Midsummer Night's Dream Theatre Review - Magnificent Magic Comes Alive at The Botanicum Once Again

A Midsummer Night's Dream Theatre Review - Magnificent Magic Comes Alive at The Botanicum Once Again For the fifth year in a row, the Will Geer Theatre continues its annual tradition of producing this enjoyable Shakespearean production that appeals to all ages

Hamlet Theatre Review - Theatricum Botanicum's 2010 Season Opener "To Be" the Beginning of a Phenomenal Theatrical Summer

Hamlet Theatre Review - Theatricum Botanicum's 2010 Season Opener "To Be" the Beginning of a Phenomenal Theatrical Summer Theatricum Botanicum regulars Mike Peebler, Melora Marshal, Jeff Wiesen, and Susan Angelo alternate their performances as the Danish prince and his conflicted mother, resulting in what may be the best production of this Shakespearean play that has been conjured in Southern California to date

All My Sons Theater Review - An American Classic

All My Sons Theater Review - An American Classic Wartime scandal, family intrigue - classics do endure

Spike Heels Theater 68 Review - Sexual Harrassment, Corruption, Lies, Deceit, and Dignity Confronted by American Society

Spike Heels Theater 68 Review - Sexual Harrassment, Corruption, Lies, Deceit, and Dignity Confronted by American Society Sexual Harrasment since in the 1990's pave a new wave and mind-set for the modern day women of today facing the battle between feast or famine to get ahead in a male dominated world

Wagner's Ring Cycle at LA Opera - Recap for Late Deciders

Wagner's Ring Cycle at LA Opera - Recap for Late Deciders Tickets are still available for full cycles of Richard Wagner's four-opera Ring

The Women of Brewster Place- The Musical Theatre Review

The Women of Brewster Place- The Musical Theatre Review Gloria Naylor's classic collection of short stories is revisited in the musical creation by Tim Actio. The Women of Brewster Place the Musical - Now at the Celebration Theatre in Hollywood

Behind the Gates Theatre Review - World Premiere of Wendy Graf's Latest Play Cannot Conceal Flaws

Behind the Gates Theatre Review - World Premiere of Wendy Graf's Latest Play Cannot Conceal Flaws Sadly, despite the riveting performances of Annika Marks and Keliher Walsh, Graf’s clichéd dialogue and one-note characterization fail to explore the multi-faceted world of an Orthodox Jewish culture

Palomino Review - A One-Man West Coast Premiere at the Kirk Douglas

Palomino Review - A One-Man West Coast Premiere at the Kirk Douglas The Kirk Douglas Theatre's 2009/2010 season winds down with a one-man show from David Cale

Palomino Review - Rake and Pony Show at the Kirk Douglas

Palomino Review - Rake and Pony Show at the Kirk Douglas David Cale portrays seven people in a sensuous tale about a NY carriage driver/gigolo

A Musical “Nightmare Alley,” then “Love, Loss…” and a Political Hero at the Geffen – Review and Upcoming Shows at the Geffen Playhouse

A Musical “Nightmare Alley,” then “Love, Loss…” and a Political Hero at the Geffen – Review and Upcoming Shows at the Geffen Playhouse The new musical, “Nightmare Alley,” opened at the Geffen Playhouse on April 21st. As you enter the theater, the faux circus tent and lights extending over the audience prepares you for the 1930’s carnival world you are about to enter

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