Articles by Alex Weaver

Elephant On The Move - Departing The Lillian

Elephant On The Move - Departing The Lillian The Elephant Theatre Company is producing its last production at the infamous Lillian Theatre in Theatre Row Hollywood. After The Great Divide closes on August 29th, The Lillian Theater will close its doors

August: Osage County - A Family Affair at Theatricum

August: Osage County - A Family Affair at Theatricum A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. A maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets that is simultaneously hilarious and tragic

To Kill a Mockingbird - Theatricum Americana

To Kill a Mockingbird - Theatricum Americana A poignant look at justice and the human spirit as told through the eyes of a young girl, Christopher Sergel’s stage adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird continues this summer’s “Americana” season at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum

To Kill a Mockingbird - Theatricum Americana

To Kill a Mockingbird - Theatricum Americana A poignant look at justice and the human spirit as told through the eyes of a young girl, Christopher Sergel’s stage adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, continues this summer’s “Americana” season at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Theatricum's Signature Production Returns

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Theatricum's Signature Production Returns Shakespeare conjures a world of wonder, magic & romance where comical misunderstandings & the pain of unrequited love are resolved & all is reconciled through midsummer night revelries & the enduring power of nature. At Theatricum Botanicum this summer

As You Like It – In the Post-Civil War South

As You Like It – In the Post-Civil War South Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum kicks off its 2015 “Americana” season with an all-American staging of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, set in the post-Civil War era. It features traditional period American folk music and dance

As You Like It – In the Post-Civil War South

As You Like It – In the Post-Civil War South Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum kicks off its 2015 “Americana” season with an all-American staging of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, set in the post-Civil War sOUTH era and featuring traditional American folk music and dance from that period

As You Like It – In the Post-Civil War South

As You Like It – In the Post-Civil War South Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum kicks off its 2015 “Americana” season with an all-American staging of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, set in the post-Civil War sOUTH era and featuring traditional American folk music and dance from that period

I See You Made an Effort Review - From the Edge of 50, Life Looks Pretty Funny

I See You Made an Effort Review - From the Edge of 50, Life Looks Pretty Funny Is it possible to enjoy just one night off from the horrible and sometimes hilarious indignities that are visited upon a woman of a certain age? This is the question that New York Times bestselling author Annabelle Gurwitch attempts to answer

Jewish Women’s Theatre - Looking to the Future

Jewish Women’s Theatre - Looking to the Future JWT is growing; their influence in the arts is also growing, while retaining the warmth, humor, and compassion of personal experience. Current offerings include art exhibits, and the world premiere production of Monica Piper’s "Not That Jewish"

63 Trillion by John Bunzel - A World Premiere

63 Trillion by John Bunzel - A World Premiere The global financial markets go radioactive, and the predators stand poised for a fight to the finish. Partnerships prove to be perilous and laws are meaningless in the jungle of scheming money managers, where these cleverly crafted characters dwell

Prison Boxing - at the Skylight Theatre SkyLab

Prison Boxing - at the Skylight Theatre SkyLab With consummate skill, Montana-born and bred Leah Joki traces her personal and professional development through high school, college, Juilliard, soap operas, and finally to her special "Arts in Corrections" prison classroom

Serrano the Musical Review - Rocking The Matrix

Serrano the Musical Review - Rocking The Matrix Edmond Rostand meets David Chase by way of Seth McFarlane in Serrano the Musical, currently rocking the Matrix and likely to continue

Serrano The Musical - It's Cyrano meets The Sopranos

Serrano The Musical - It's Cyrano meets The Sopranos It's Cyrano meets The Sopranos in this World Premiere musical! Serrano D’Angelo is a renaissance man - poet, connoisseur of arts… and the enforcer for the Reyo crime family. Cyrano de Bergerac is updated to New York's Little Italy. With music

Bob’s Holiday Office Party - Bawdy Holiday Cheer

Bob’s Holiday Office Party - Bawdy Holiday Cheer LA’s most “hilariously deranged” (Los Angeles Times) seasonal tradition is back for its 19th year! Every year, insurance agent Bob Finhead’s whacked out friends and clients stop by his small-town Iowa office for their annual holiday bash.

Dog Sees God - Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

Dog Sees God - Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead Clever, funny take on beloved, well-known comic strip characters as they navigate the high school gauntlet on the path to figuring out who they are. Plus death. Plus the internet. Plus bullying. Plus binge drinking. Plus sexuality.

The 39 Steps - Hilarious Whodunit at Malibu Playhouse

The 39 Steps - Hilarious Whodunit at Malibu Playhouse Hilarious Whodunit with Double-Crossing Secret Agents, Death-Defying Chases, and Devastatingly Beautiful Women. And only 4 actors portraying more than 130 characters. A Hitchcock homage (of sorts).

Hollywood Party - New 1928 Farce Comedy

Hollywood Party - New 1928 Farce Comedy Hollywood 1928. Lights… Cameras… Press… Jewel Thieves, Cross Dressers, a Snooping Butler, and Two Murderers to Unmask!

Bulrusher - Los Angeles Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Bulrusher - Los Angeles Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist A multiracial orphan girl, growing up in a predominantly white California town in the 1950’s... discovers a new sense of self when a black girl from Alabama suddenly appears in her world.

One In The Chamber - "A Powerhouse of a Play"

One In The Chamber - "A Powerhouse of a Play" Six years ago, a ten-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his little brother. Now, we meet his whole family. One In The Chamber brings to life a dysfunctional family drama that explores the effects of gun violence in one American family.

Paternus - Keeping "the Edge" in LA Theatre

Paternus - Keeping "the Edge" in LA Theatre A father and son, snowbound in an RV, without food and no hope of rescue... how their struggle to survive changes their relationship. The story is told in reverse, starting at the “end” and working backwards to the start of their journey

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Supernatural: The Play - Natural Hair Meetup

Supernatural: The Play - Natural Hair Meetup If you haven’t heard, women of color around the world are meeting and talking about natural hair. They are doing it fabulously in droves through hair workshops, hair makeover experiences, hair lectures, hair product tests, and so much more

The Sexual Life of Savages - Who's Keeping Count?

The Sexual Life of Savages - Who's Keeping Count? The existential double standard - unending debate as to what is acceptable and unacceptable when it comes to gender roles. What happens when the main character, everyman Hal, discovers that his girlfriend has had more sexual partners than he

The Human Spirit - Riveting Performances

The Human Spirit - Riveting Performances The story is both heartbreaking and uplifting, with moments of wry humor, as parties from both sides of Apartheid work selflessly together to achieve, against all odds, unbelievably positive results, despite major obstacles.

Flim Flam - Houdini and the Hereafter

Flim Flam - Houdini and the Hereafter Harry Houdini is determined to prove that a beautiful and seductive psychic (championed by Arthur Conan Doyle) is a phony, until she appears to make contact with his beloved dead mother, and he must confront his own beliefs about life-after-death.

Dental Society Midwinter Meeting - A Comedy with Teeth

Dental Society Midwinter Meeting - A Comedy with Teeth Following a scandal of molar-sized proportions, the Chicago Dental Society has gathered to debate the future of Midwestern dentistry as they know it. But how can a group of upright dental professionals actually make a difference?

The Human Spirit - World Premiere

The Human Spirit - World Premiere The Human Spirit is a compelling, inspirational true story we can all relate to: loss, devastation, heartbreak... but it serves as a reminder of something that we can all achieve: recovery, replenishment, and making an impact on others.

Les Misérables - Voices Soft as Thunder

Les Misérables - Voices Soft as Thunder "Les Mis" -- "You can feel the energy. It’s the magic of theatre at work; no matter how well you might know the story, it’s always an extra thrill to experience it performed and live in a place where auto-tune and do-overs are far away"

THE VORTEX - Noël Coward at Malibu Playhouse

THE VORTEX - Noël Coward at Malibu Playhouse The Vortex premiered in 1924 in London; its scandalous subject matter of drug abuse, repressed homosexuality, nymphomania, and Oedipal jealousy made Coward an overnight sensation. This production of The Vortex is updated to the mod London of 1965

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