Category: Theatre

THE MOORS: Juxtaposing The Old and The New at Diversionary

THE MOORS: Juxtaposing The Old and The New at Diversionary

[ 0 ] November 7, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  Is it true that everything old is new? Perhaps everything is just old? Maybe just timeless? The issues, relationships, the story of humankind? Playwright Jen Silverman investigates this concept in her play The Moors, the recipient of a 2015 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award. By set and costume, the show […]

ROTTERDAM: Living and Loving Authentically

ROTTERDAM: Living and Loving Authentically

[ 0 ] November 6, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  This holiday season Skylight Theatre Company asks audiences to join them as they examine transformation, humor, complex relationships and authenticity. Welcome to Rotterdam, an Olivier Award-winning show by Jon Brittain, that is making its West Coast Premiere. Since 2011, Skylight has focused on discovering, developing and producing new plays and Rotterdam […]

ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE with Something Rotten's Adam Pascal

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE with Something Rotten’s Adam Pascal

[ 0 ] November 6, 2017

by tim parks –  Shakespeare once wrote in the play As You Like It that “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” The tried-and-true adage is something actor Adam Pascal can certainly relate to, as he has spent much of his life under the stage’s spotlight. The singer/actor made […]

END OF THE RAINBOW: Judy Garland's Swan Song Tribute

END OF THE RAINBOW: Judy Garland’s Swan Song Tribute

[ 0 ] October 12, 2017

by tony reverditto –  Since her endearing role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz back in 1939, Judy Garland won the hearts of millions, cementing her as a much-beloved icon throughout her entire career. An image marred only, by her ongoing struggle with an addiction to drugs and alcohol throughout that storied calling. End […]

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE: Discovering Elvis...And High Heels

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE: Discovering Elvis…And High Heels

[ 0 ] October 11, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  Cygnet Theatre is now in rehearsals for the San Diego premiere of the witty, sequin-filled musical comedy The Legend of Georgia McBride. Written by Obie award-winning playwright Matthew Lopez (The Whipping Man), the show brings both sass and meaningful storytelling. “The real center of the story is about people finding their […]

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS: Celebration Presents West Coast Premiere of a New Musical by Max Vernon

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS: Celebration Presents West Coast Premiere of a New Musical by Max Vernon

[ 0 ] October 4, 2017

by tony reverditto –  The West Coast Premiere of the new Off- Broadway musical by Max Vernon, The View UpStairs, is based on the true story about a lively gay bar in the French Quarter called the UpStairs Lounge that was the target of a horrific arson attack on June 24, 1973. Located on the […]

HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA West Coast Premiere Coming to Diversionary

HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA West Coast Premiere Coming to Diversionary

[ 0 ] September 11, 2017

by lisa lipsey –    Diversionary Theatre’s Executive Artistic Director Matt M. Morrow is at it again, calling attention to theatre’s newest voices. “I’ve got an ear to the ground and my radar attuned to what is coming out across the country. I read The New York Times every day and the title of this […]

FINDING FAMILY: Orange County Premiere of TRIBES Comes to Chance Theatre

FINDING FAMILY: Orange County Premiere of TRIBES Comes to Chance Theatre

[ 0 ] September 11, 2017

by tony reverditto –  Proud to be one of the leading ensemble-driven theatre companies in Southern California, Chance Theater has won six Ovation Awards, most recently receiving a National Theatre Company Grant from American Theatre Wing. Their current production, Tribes, by playwright Nina Raine, tells the story of Billy, the only deaf child in a […]

LUKE MACFARLANE stars in the World Premiere of Big Night

LUKE MACFARLANE stars in the World Premiere of Big Night

[ 0 ] September 7, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  The Center Theatre Group is taking on the world premiere of playwright Paul Rudnick’s Big Night directed by Tony-winner Walter Bobbie and starring an amazing cast of six, including: Brian Hutchison (Smokefall), Max Jenkins (The Mysteries of Laura), Kecia Lewis (The Drowsy Chaperone), Luke Macfarlane (Brothers & Sisters), Wendie Malick (Just […]

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’:  Frenchie Davis Stars at La Mirada Theatre

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’: Frenchie Davis Stars at La Mirada Theatre

[ 0 ] September 5, 2017

  La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, will be jumpin’ as it kicks off its 40th Anniversary season with American Idol and The Voice contestant Frenchie Davis, starring in a brand-new look at the Fats Waller musical Ain’t Misbehavin’, directed by one of its original Broadway cast members, Ken Page. The Harlem Renaissance of […]

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