Articles by Michelle Clay

Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps - The Art of Comic Chaos Comes to the Ahmanson

Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps - The Art of Comic Chaos Comes to the Ahmanson Tony Award Nominated Director Maria Aitken combines suspense, slapstick and Shadow puppets to bring the irresitably funny "The 39 Steps" to Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre

Altar Boyz Theatre Review - See This One Before It Goes Away!

Altar Boyz Theatre Review - See This One Before It Goes Away! Celebration Theatre opens its 27th season with a slam dunk in its current production of the satirical, Christian pop musical Altar Boyz.

Oedipus el Rey Theatre Review - A Theatre Experience of Epic Proportion

Oedipus el Rey Theatre Review - A Theatre Experience of Epic Proportion The Theatre @ Boston Court opens its 2010 All New Works Season with Luis Alfaro's powerful reimagining of an enduring Greek tragedy

The Subject Was Roses Theatre Review - Martin Sheen Revisits a Pulitzer Prize-winning Drama

The Subject Was Roses Theatre Review - Martin Sheen Revisits a Pulitzer Prize-winning Drama Martin Sheen and Frances Conroy star in Frank D. Gilroy's Pulitzer Prize winning Classic "The Subject Was Roses"

Sweeney Todd Theatre Review - The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street Exacts His Vengance at Musical Theatre West

Sweeney Todd Theatre Review - The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street Exacts His Vengance at Musical Theatre West Musical Theater West presents a powerful, near perfect production of Sweeney Todd at the Carpenter Theatre in Long Beach

Hellz Kitchen Ablaze Theatre Review - The Tale of Eight Angry Men Erupts

Hellz Kitchen Ablaze Theatre Review - The Tale of Eight Angry Men Erupts Tommy Carter's gritty, hard-hitting drama delves into the sadly familiar terrain of police brutality and corruption

Orpheus Descending Theatre Review - Tennessee Williams takes on Greek Tragedy

Orpheus Descending Theatre Review - Tennessee Williams takes on Greek Tragedy Frantic Redhead Productions presents the rarely produced Tennessee Williams' classic "Orpheus Descending" at the Theatre/Theater in Los Angeles

Italian American Reconciliation Theatre Review - Passions Runneth Over at the Ruskin

Italian American Reconciliation Theatre Review - Passions Runneth Over at the Ruskin John Patrick Shanley's contemporary folktale asks: Does being a good friend necessarily have to include risking life and limp, literally?

A Christmas Carol Theatre Review - A Heartwarming Family Tradition Returns to the Madrid

A Christmas Carol Theatre Review - A Heartwarming Family Tradition Returns to the Madrid The holiday classic A Christmas Carol revisits the Madrid Theatre bringing with it much heartwarming, holiday cheer

Extinction Theatre Review - A Darkly Funny Drama at the Elephant Theatre

Extinction Theatre Review -  A Darkly Funny Drama at the Elephant Theatre In Gabe McKinley's World Premiere play, the two long-time friends face-off with their indulgent past and take a sober look at their all-too-present future

Mary Poppins Theatre Review - Truly Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Mary Poppins Theatre Review - Truly Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Mary Poppins: Broadway's Practically Perfect Magical Musical flies into the Ahmanson

Creating Karma Film Review - What Goes Around, Comes Around Comically

Creating Karma Film Review - What Goes Around, Comes Around Comically CREATING KARMA the BEST FEATURE in the 2008 Broad Humor Film Festival makes its US Theatrical release in Los Angeles.

Naked Boys Singing Musical Review - The Boys in the Buff Return to the Macha Theatre

Naked Boys Singing Musical Review - The Boys in the Buff Return to the Macha Theatre Naked Boys Singing, the musical comedy revue comes home to Los Angeles, baring it all in the name of big laughs

F*cking Men Theatre Review - The Smash Hit Play from London's West End Makes Its US Premiere at Celebration Theatre

F*cking Men Theatre Review - The Smash Hit Play from London's West End Makes Its US Premiere at Celebration Theatre What Goes Around... Comes Around

The Golden Gays (A Musical Spoof) Theatre Review - The Wigs Must Go On

The Golden Gays (A Musical Spoof) Theatre Review - The Wigs Must Go On The Golden Gays explores the world of four older gay men who are unhealthily obsessed with the famous foursome. Thanks to their equally dysfunctional therapist, they are able to explore their obsession through a novel new therapy: Drag role-play

August: Osage County Theatre Review - The Tony Award Winning HIt Drama Comes to the Ahmanson

August: Osage County Theatre Review - The Tony Award Winning HIt Drama Comes to the Ahmanson A sensational production of the Tony Award Winning "August: Osage County" opens at the Ahmanson with well-deserved standing ovations

School for Suckers Theatre Review - An Original Piece of Shameless Theatre

School for Suckers Theatre Review - An Original Piece of Shameless Theatre The comedy School for Suckers highlights five young adults experience at being served the inevitable suck punch by the real world

Bright Ideas Theatre Review - A Brilliant Macbethian Black Comedy Metriculates at ICT

Bright Ideas Theatre Review - A Brilliant Macbethian Black Comedy Metriculates at ICT Bright Ideas takes the absurdity of excessive parental devotion, wraps it in a richly textured abstract set, adds a healthy dash of Macbeth and ties it all together with a bright bow of screwball comedy

Manuscript Theatre Review - Tall Blonde Productions and Elephant Stageworks Delivers Another Solid Show

Manuscript Theatre Review - Tall Blonde Productions and Elephant Stageworks Delivers Another Solid Show Tall Blonde Productions and Elephant Stageworks presents the West Coast Premiere of Manuscript, Paul Grellong's ode to the unrequitted Wordsmith, and those who try to steal their work

Billie & Bogie Theatre Review - Channelling Icons at the Whitefire Theatre

Billie & Bogie Theatre Review - Channelling Icons at the Whitefire Theatre The Whitefire Theatre presents two legends in Back-to-back Solo Shows Billie & Bogie

The Music of Life - A Celebration of the Music of Ryan Cayabyab

The Music of Life - A Celebration of the Music of Ryan Cayabyab Saturday night at the Ford Amphitheater, music and song filled the night air with the presentation of “The Music of Life” a musical salute to the life of Philippines' own native son, Ryan Cayabyab

Don't Forget to Remember Theatre Review - A Superbly Acted Drama

Don't Forget to Remember Theatre Review - A Superbly Acted Drama Director Kiff Scholl give the midas touch to "Don't Forget to Remember", a sensitive social issue explored in this compelling drama of when minds and lives become unhinged

Treefall Theatre Review - A Thoughful Exploration of Human Nature and Gender Roles

Treefall Theatre Review - A Thoughful Exploration of Human Nature and Gender Roles Henry Murray's Treefall is a poignant tale of three young boys who struggle to grown into men, in a world that provides no example of how to do that

The Pain & The Itch Theater Review - A Vicious Must-See Comedy

The Pain & The Itch Theater Review - A Vicious Must-See Comedy Director Damaso Rodriguez of the Furious Theatre Company presents the West Coast Premiere of Bruce Norris' brilliantly wicked dramedy at the Theatre @ Boston Court

And Then Came Lola Film Review - an Official Selection of OUTFest 2009

And Then Came Lola Film Review - an Official Selection of OUTFest 2009 The Kickass Action Comedy of the summer is here, and there's not a guy or an explosion in sight. Look for this movie: And Then Came Lola

Pornography Film Review - an Official Selection of OUTFest 2009

Pornography Film Review -  an Official Selection of OUTFest 2009 More than its title, this film is a thriller, a mystery and a fresh cocktail in Gay cinema

Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America Film Review

Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America Film Review Director/Actor Tony Stone makes his feature film debut in this majestically ambitious fictional retelling of The Vinland Sagas

College Boys Live Film Review - an Official Selection of OUTFest 2009

College Boys Live Film Review - an Official Selection of OUTFest 2009 College Boys Live! A documentary by George O'Donnell that is - thankfully - not at all what you are expecting

Little Shop of Horrors Theatre Review - Musical Theatre West Wraps its 56th Season with a Crunch

Little Shop of Horrors Theatre Review - Musical Theatre West Wraps its 56th Season with a Crunch Musical Theatre West presents an extra-terreststrial blast from the past, Little Shop of Horrors, showing at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach

Mr. Right Film Review - an Official Selection of OUTFEST 2009

Mr. Right Film Review - an Official Selection of OUTFEST 2009 OUTFEST 2009 narrative feature Mr. Right follows a group of lovers and frenemies in their struggles with civility, finding love and awkwardly entangled relationships

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