Local Performances Articles
Taylor Hackford has directed some of Hollywood’s most outstanding films including The Devil’s Advocate, An Officer and a Gentleman, White Nights, Dolores Claiborne, and Proof of Life
Four Places by Joel Drake Johnson is a slice of life drama, best described in the Paddy Chayefsky tradition of “kitchen drama”
Opus is the story of the Lazara String Quartet, a fictional high-profile ensemble preparing for a White House performance
This powerful play, written by George Stevens, Jr., and directed with the utmost of delicate skill by Leonard Foglia, is a 95-minute monologue and was recently performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington D.C
I was transported from Los Angeles to Jerez de La Frontera in the Andalucia region, of Spain, the cradle of Flamenco and Gypsy culture
By re-inhabiting the lands where pivotal moments were embodied in the form of song, dance, ceremonies and pledges, Tom and Sue, played by Jason Adams and Jamey Hood respectively, reclaim their sense of self
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
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 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
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 is a dark comedy about a cat. Actually, a dead cat. Or maybe it's a story about revenge
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” 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.
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
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"
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
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
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
Wartime scandal, family intrigue - classics do endure
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