Category: Theatre

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 […]

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN: Kelly McIntyre Bringin’ It On

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN: Kelly McIntyre Bringin’ It On

[ 0 ] August 20, 2017

by bill biss –  “I do think her music is timeless. I definitely loved listening to rock n’ roll growing up. I listened to her stuff quite a lot.” That’s Kelly McIntyre, who portrays both the persona and the vocalist known as Janis Joplin, in A Night With Janis Joplin this month at the Laguna […]

RAGE Reviews: Opening Nights

RAGE Reviews: Opening Nights

[ 0 ] August 15, 2017

  by chris carpenter Health and family issues conspired, sadly, to prevent me from attending an opening night at Los Angeles’ storied Ahmanson Theatre since the end of last year.  Thankfully, I was able to break out of this vicious cycle last week in time for the L.A. premiere of The Curious Incident of the […]

THE RAINBOW TOUR: San Diego Repertory Theatre's "Evita"

THE RAINBOW TOUR: San Diego Repertory Theatre’s “Evita”

[ 0 ] August 14, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  The world has been fascinated by the short, but accomplished and ambitious life, of Eva Perón…And rightly so. Coming from a small town of working class poor, Perón made it to the big city of Buenos Aires at 15. She became a major radio and stage star by age 22, the […]

PUMP UP THE VOLUME - A Musical 90’s Palooza with Colleen Kollar Smith

PUMP UP THE VOLUME – A Musical 90’s Palooza with Colleen Kollar Smith

[ 0 ] August 7, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  Jon Lorenz and Colleen Kollar Smith have done it again! This local dynamic duo is known for their hit 1980s-themed show Mixtape and 2016’s Miracle on 34th Street, A Live Radio Play (with Smith’s husband Lance), are once again working with San Diego Musical Theatre to launch a new show highlighting […]

SILENT SKY - Los Angeles Premiere Comes to International City Theatre in Long Beach

SILENT SKY – Los Angeles Premiere Comes to International City Theatre in Long Beach

[ 0 ] August 6, 2017

Decades before Hidden Figures the Academy Award-nominated film made them famous, astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921) and her female colleagues at the Harvard Observatory acted as “human computers,” using math and measurement to chart the skies. Without ever being allowed to touch a telescope—a task prohibited to women at the turn of the 20th century—Leavitt […]

Come to the FUN HOME with Robert Petkoff

Come to the FUN HOME with Robert Petkoff

[ 0 ] July 18, 2017

by bill biss –  An innovative musical hit the “Great White Way” in 2015, called Fun Home, a show that was nominated for twelve Tony Awards and won five of the highest honors for a musical, capturing the Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Direction and Best Leading Actor in a […]

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