Category: Los Angeles

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 […]

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 […]

BETTE, BABS & BEYONCÉ

BETTE, BABS & BEYONCÉ

[ 0 ] April 5, 2016

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) is taking “diva,” to a whole ‘nother level… As they themselves say, “Why settle for one diva when you can have them all?” Bette, Babs & Beyonce not only promises a packed concert with songs audience members will know and love, but stunning renditions of music from […]

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 […]

2016 GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS: CELEBRATING VISIBILITY AND DIVERSITY

2016 GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS: CELEBRATING VISIBILITY AND DIVERSITY

[ 0 ] March 9, 2016

by chris carpenter –  This year’s Academy Award nominations were roundly criticized for their lack of ethnic and LGBT diversity. Fortunately, the same can’t be said of the 27th annual GLAAD Media Award nominees. While they repeat several Oscar honorees, notably the lesbian romance Carol and trans historical drama The Danish Girl, GLAAD identified a […]

RAGE REVIEWS: Disastrous

RAGE REVIEWS: Disastrous

[ 0 ] March 4, 2016

by chris carpenter –  I soooo wish I lived in NYC right now so I could check out Disaster!, the musical spoof of 1970’s disaster movies by talented gay funny men Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick (ok, that and Hamilton).  Instead, I shall tide myself over with The Wave–no pun intended–a new epic from that unexpected epicenter of […]

THE SAGA OF S.A.G.A.

THE SAGA OF S.A.G.A.

[ 0 ] February 12, 2016

How one San Diego-based social group for skiers and sports enthusiasts is turning Southern California into a winter wonderland. ~ by ken knox ~ California may be called the “Sunshine State,” but that doesn’t mean its residents can’t take advantage of opportunities to enjoy the bounty of recreational activities held during winter. So, it’s a […]

FEBRUARY THEATRE BRIEFS

FEBRUARY THEATRE BRIEFS

[ 0 ] February 10, 2016

  BEAUTY AND THE BEAST “Tale as old as time, true as it can be…” Disney’s smash-hit Broadway musical, Beauty and the Beast, is coming to you courtesy of the Los Angeles Ovation Award-winning 3-D Theatricals Company. Performances run Friday, February 5 through Sunday, February 21 at Fullerton’s Historic Plummer Auditorium and then Friday, February […]

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