Category: THEATRE

THEATRE OUT’S 'BEIRUT' - A GENDER-NEUTRAL INTERPRETATION

THEATRE OUT’S ‘BEIRUT’ – A GENDER-NEUTRAL INTERPRETATION

[ 0 ] August 12, 2014

by tony reverditto -  Alan Bowne’s intense drama Beirut, starring Sam Irving and Jade Paris, takes place during a time when a new deadly virus has made its way into mainstream America. Those infected are literally branded with the letter “P” for positive and quarantined in Lower Manhattan. The story revolves around Torch, a young […]

INTO THE WOODS

INTO THE WOODS

[ 0 ] August 5, 2014

  FIASCO THEATRE REINVENTS SONDHEIM’S CLASSIC AT THE OLD GLOBE THEATRE ~ by lisa lipsey ~ Now playing at The Old Globe is Fiasco Theatre’s production of Into the Woods. Fiasco has been dubbed a fearless theatre company. Based out of New York, but born out of a theatre program at Brown University, they are known […]

COMES BACK TO CYGNET THEATRE - DAVID MCBEAN RESURRECTING THE CROWN

COMES BACK TO CYGNET THEATRE – DAVID MCBEAN RESURRECTING THE CROWN

[ 0 ] July 17, 2014

by lisa lipsey -  “Clang, clang, clang went the Old Town trolley…” Its caboose painted with the charming, pageant-perfect smile of Miss Deep South (David McBean). Cygnet Theatre’s 12th season kicks off with the Bill Russell, Frank Kelly and Albert Evans musical comedy smash, Pageant!  Just in time for Pride’s season of fun, James Vasquez […]

A DIVERSIONARY DEBUT 'BARE: A POP OPERA' STARRING DYLAN MULVANEY

A DIVERSIONARY DEBUT ‘BARE: A POP OPERA’ STARRING DYLAN MULVANEY

[ 0 ] July 3, 2014

by lisa lipsey -  Diversionary Theatre welcomes the San Diego premiere of a contemporary rock musical about identity, sexuality and religion, BARE: A Pop Opera. Music and lyrics are by Damon Intrabartolo, with book and additional lyrics by Jon Hartmere, Jr. The premise of BARE is as follows: A group of teens in a Catholic […]

RAGE REVIEWS: Keeping It in the Family

RAGE REVIEWS: Keeping It in the Family

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014

by chris carpenter -  Every family has its little secrets, and this fact has provided fodder for dramatists since Sophocles wrote Oedipus Rex, at least.  One of the most acclaimed plays of recent years, Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities, is a current example and is having a superior production at International City Theatre (ICT) […]

OH WHAT A NIGHT! WITH JERSEY BOYS IN ORANGE COUNTY

OH WHAT A NIGHT! WITH JERSEY BOYS IN ORANGE COUNTY

[ 1 ] June 9, 2014

by tony reverditto -  Frankie Valli was born Francis Castelluccio, the son of Italian immigrants who spent his adolescence in a tough Newark, New Jersey neighborhood and taught himself to sing by imitating popular singers on records and the radio. After forming a quartet and years of paying their dues, Valli, Bob Gaudio on keyboards […]

'OTHER DESERT CITIES' COMES TO LONG BEACH

‘OTHER DESERT CITIES’ COMES TO LONG BEACH

[ 0 ] June 6, 2014

  International City Theatre (ICT) is bringing Jon Robin Baitz’s 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist and five-time Tony Award-nominated play Other Desert Cities to the Long Beach Performing Arts Center stage from Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 29. About the Show: The manicured life of an actor-turned-politician and his impeccable wife is upset when relatives […]

THEATRE OUT PRESENTS: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

THEATRE OUT PRESENTS: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

[ 0 ] June 5, 2014

Mayhem, mix-ups and much more mark the high-spirited hijinks of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone. The fun begins when a die-hard musical fan alone in his apartment plays his favorite cast album, the 1920s smash hit, aptly-named, The Drowsy Chaperone. The show magically bursts to life and he suddenly finds himself immersed […]

THEATRICAL THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER

THEATRICAL THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER

[ 0 ] May 9, 2014

by chris carpenter -  AUSTRALIA HAS EXPORTED MANY GREAT THINGS to the United States: kangaroos, koalas, shrimp on the barbie, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert and Hugh Jackman, to name a few. Now we can add the acclaimed play Holding the Man to the list. Based on a bestselling memoir by gay writer and activist […]

 SEGERSTROM CENTER WELCOMES PLÁCIDO DOMINGO IN 'THAÏS'

SEGERSTROM CENTER WELCOMES PLÁCIDO DOMINGO IN ‘THAÏS’

[ 0 ] May 9, 2014

  Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes LA Opera – Off Grand to its stage for a special concert performance of one of the most beloved French operas, Jules Massenet’s Thaïs on Tuesday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. Operatic superstar Placido Domingo headlines the international cast that includes acclaimed soprano Nino Machaidze in the title […]

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