Articles by Gerald Jones

Mutually Assured Destruction Review – Amusing Cold War Metaphor

Mutually Assured Destruction Review – Amusing Cold War Metaphor Mutually Assured Destruction, written by Peter Lefcourt and directed by Terri Hanauer, is a comedy of middle-aged sexual mores

The Dorrington Inn Review - Perfect in the Pines

The Dorrington Inn Review - Perfect in the Pines The Dorrington Inn is tucked into the tall pines of Calaveras County, California, midway between Sacramento and Yosemite, about 5,000 feet up in the Sierra mountains

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"

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

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

Siegfried Review - A Marathon at LA Opera

Siegfried Review - A Marathon at LA Opera Nothing can stop the heroic young Siegfried, who finally gets the coveted golden ring and the beautiful warrior-goddess in this third opera of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle

Elixir of Love Review - Lighthearted Fun at LA Opera

Elixir of Love Review - Lighthearted Fun at LA Opera "The Elixir of Love" tells the story of a magic love potion and the destiny of a love triangle involving a lovable bumpkin, a dashing sergeant and the bewitching town flirt

Love Sex Violence Etc Review - Teasing at the Whitefire

Love Sex Violence Etc Review - Teasing at the Whitefire 99-seat theater is alive and well in Sherman Oaks

Dame Edna Review at the Ahmanson - Sidesplitting

Dame Edna Review at the Ahmanson - Sidesplitting Dame Edna, billed as "the widely loved international homemaker, talk show host, gigastar, fashion icon, guru, swami and most-sought-after friend of the rich, famous and royal" is back

La Traviata at LA Opera Review - Familiar and Splendid

La Traviata at LA Opera Review - Familiar and Splendid Guiseppe Verdi's "La Traviata," the last production of the 2008 - 09 season, opened at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion tonight

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo at the Kirk Douglas - Provocative and Original

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo at the Kirk Douglas - Provocative and Original Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo is a darkly humorous, haunting new play set against the backdrop of the war in Iraq

Cirque du Soleil's KOOZA at Santa Monica Pier - Wonder and Delight

Cirque du Soleil's KOOZA at Santa Monica Pier - Wonder and Delight Cirque du Soleil held a press conference on sunny Santa Monica Beach today to announce that the troupe will be returning to the spot this fall with its show KOOZA

The Birds Review - Weimar Germany at LA Opera

The Birds Review - Weimar Germany at LA Opera (Recovered Voices Project) Your country has just been humiliated in a disastrous war, in which it was the aggressor

'Taking Over' Review - One-Man Show at Kirk Douglas Theatre

'Taking Over' Review - One-Man Show at Kirk Douglas Theatre Georja pops over to Culver City to see actor Danny Hoch return to a Center Theatre Group stage with his latest solo work directed by Tony Taccone, artistic director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Magic Flute Review - LA Opera Revival a Marvel

Magic Flute Review - LA Opera Revival a Marvel Georja and Gerald marvel at Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, a revival of the Los Angeles 1993 production

Pink Martini Review - New Year's Eve at Disney Hall

Pink Martini Review - New Year's Eve at Disney Hall Georja & Gerald discover why Pink Martini is like a romantic Hollywood musical of the 1940s or '50s

The Little Dog Laughed at the Kirk Douglas Theatre - Review

The Little Dog Laughed at the Kirk Douglas Theatre - Review Georja and Gerald comment on the razor-sharp, Tony Award-nominated farce by Douglas Carter Beane about a brash, fast-talking Hollywood agent whose client has a chance to make it to superstar status, if only he stays in the closet

Zoo Elephant Fundraiser - Friends of 'Billy' Want Him Sent to Sanctuary

Zoo Elephant Fundraiser - Friends of 'Billy' Want Him Sent to Sanctuary On November 16 Sunday afternoon, as an animal advocate, I attended an elephant conservation and advocacy fundraiser sponsored by the Los Angeles Alliance for Elephants

Carmen at LA Opera - Review

Carmen at LA Opera - Review Gerald and Georja attended the opening night of Bizet's Carmen, one of the most popular operas ever

L.A. Master Chorale at Disney Hall - Review

L.A. Master Chorale at Disney Hall - Review Conducted by Grant Gershon, the Los Angeles Master Chorale performed two new Asian-American works. Georja and Gerald found themselves in Disney Hall on November 9 listening to the fusion of Pacific Rim cultures in the multicultural world of music

Desperate Writers at the Edgemar Center -- Review

Desperate Writers at the Edgemar Center -- Review G&G review "Desperate Writers," an original two-act farce about a young married couple with middle-class day jobs who take desperate measures to get their long-gestating movie screenplay taken seriously by three jaded producers

Wokcano in Santa Monica--Restaurant Review

Wokcano in Santa Monica--Restaurant Review Wokcano is a relatively new local chain of Asian-fusion restaurants, with five locations in Southern California and ambitious plans to keep on growing (Long Beach will be the sixth)

Rick Pagano's "Women with Dogs" at the Lex Theatre--Review

Rick Pagano's "Women with Dogs" at the Lex Theatre--Review Playwright-director Rick Pagano's new two-character play "Women with Dogs" explores the ups and downs of an intimate relationship. Georja and Gerald suspect Rick has their house bugged

Madama Butterfly at LA Opera Review

Madama Butterfly at LA Opera Review Along with La Bohème, Madama Butterfly is one of Giacomo Puccini's most well known and most frequently performed operas. This production marks the return to the LA Opera of Robert Wilson's staging. This design was first mounted in Paris in 1993

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