Category: Theatre

NEWSIES: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS!

NEWSIES: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS!

[ 0 ] May 10, 2016

by joel martens –  Like many theatrical tales, Newsies is based on a true story pulled from history’s pages. In this case, it’s a story directly associated with the pages of New York’s two most powerful news sources The New York World and The New York Journal, owned by tycoons Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph […]

MAY THEATRE BRIEFS

MAY THEATRE BRIEFS

[ 0 ] May 7, 2016

  CHRIS BOTTI WITH PACIFIC SYMPHONY Back by popular demand for an all-new show, the world’s most popular trumpeter, Chris Botti returns to Pacific Symphony for a concert overflowing with his astute mastery, as he effortlessly crosses the boundaries of jazz, classical, rock and pop. Botti makes his fourth Pacific Symphony appearance for a night […]

FROM OZ TO CALIFORNIA - THE ESSENCE OF PETER ALLEN

FROM OZ TO CALIFORNIA – THE ESSENCE OF PETER ALLEN

[ 0 ] April 11, 2016

  by ken knox –  For the West Coast premiere of the Tony-winning musical The Boy from Oz, the Celebration Theatre is trying something very different. The director of Celebration Theatre’s production, Michael Shepperd, discusses the show’s SoCal debut, the lasting legacy of its hero, Peter Allen and scaling it for a smaller space. The […]

HUBBARD STREET DANCE

HUBBARD STREET DANCE

[ 0 ] April 8, 2016

ALEJANDRO CERRUDO AND THE ART OF MOVEMENT ~ by joel martens ~ The limitations of language make it difficult to put into words the experience of a dance performance. Erudite a writer as one might be, to explain the effect of the interplay between the fluidity of a dancer’s body in relation to how each […]

FULL THROTTLE MONTY - GET READY TO DROP EVERYTHING

FULL THROTTLE MONTY – GET READY TO DROP EVERYTHING

[ 0 ] April 8, 2016

by tony reverditto – Six unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo, New York are at a stalemate in their unproductive lives. They’re all broke, with no work prospects in sight. During their down time,. A “lightbulb” moment takes place when they catch their wives amongst a crowd of crazed women at a male strip club. The unlikely […]

ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET: TWENTY YEARS ON THEIR FEET

ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET: TWENTY YEARS ON THEIR FEET

[ 0 ] April 4, 2016

by lisa lipsey – Split between the small town, big arts world of Aspen, Colorado and the diversity of Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is returning to town with its unique fusion of ballet and modern dance. Their high-octane, contemporary-classical style, stirring music and deep commitment to curating new ballets, has […]

RAGE REVIEW: Death Becomes Him

RAGE REVIEW: Death Becomes Him

[ 0 ] March 31, 2016

by chris carpenter –  After zig-zagging back and forth across the US the last few years, the Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder is finally making its Los Angeles debut now through Sunday, May 1 at the Ahmanson Theatre.  It was first performed at Connecticut’s Hartford Stage and was then finessed […]

A BLOODY TRAGEDY

A BLOODY TRAGEDY

[ 0 ] March 10, 2016

by chris carpenter –  Thirty years ago—when AIDS was a deadly disease but still considered limited to gay men—medical companies in the US knowingly sold HIV-infected blood to Japan. More than 2,000 Japanese citizens died as a result. Robert Allan Ackerman’s world premiere play Blood, which will be presented by LA’s The Garage, promises to […]

OH ROCKY...YOU'RE SO FINE!

OH ROCKY…YOU’RE SO FINE!

[ 0 ] March 8, 2016

by lisa lipsey –  Cygnet Theatre’s Artistic Director Sean Murray, nabbed the royalties for Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, just as the musical reached its 40th anniversary milestone. Who would have guessed this campy, frolicking science fiction, B-grade parody would have such staying power? From the steps of the church to the steps of […]

RAGE REVIEWS: Oh. My. God.

RAGE REVIEWS: Oh. My. God.

[ 0 ] February 12, 2016

by chris carpenter –  Lent is underway and it has brought no less than God Almighty to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles for an understandably limited engagement.  To be more precise, God has adopted the body of Will & Grace star Sean Hayes temporarily to present ten new commandments via humorist David Javerbaum’s An Act of God.  […]

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