PALM CANYON THEATRE STAGES A GLITTERING DISCO BEAT MUSICAL

PALM CANYON THEATRE STAGES A GLITTERING DISCO BEAT MUSICAL

The Palm Canyon Theatre of Palm Springs hit a home Friday, October 27th, on opening night, with a glittering, kaleidoscopic stage full of twenty-five actors, dancers, and singers plus eye-popping costumes, and special effects with their current musical production “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”, (the musical). Musicals are the specialty of the Palm Canyon Theatre […]

A FLAWLESS RIVETING “VENUS IN FUR” ONSTAGE AT CV REP RANCHO MIRAGE

A FLAWLESS RIVETING “VENUS IN FUR” ONSTAGE AT CV REP RANCHO MIRAGE

Great acting is often accompanied by great writing.  The inspired playwright writes and talented actors then breathe life into the characters. Then it falls to the gifted directors to infuse their expertise and personal visions, into the process much like a symphony conductor choreographs and leads the orchestra.  When the stars in the heavens are […]

A POWERFUL AND RIVETTING “OF MICE AND MEN” AT NORTH COAST REP

A POWERFUL AND RIVETTING “OF MICE AND MEN” AT NORTH COAST REP

John Steinbeck became the voice of America’s common folks.  He understood the hard-scrabble life and day-to-day existence of poor, uneducated, itinerant farmers and day laborers.  He worked the ranches and farms himself as a young man in California’s ‘salad bowl’ area of the Salinas Valley; growing up where was born. He also understood the plight […]

G.B. SHAW IS ‘ALIVE AND WELL’ AND STILL VERY RELEVANT IN 2017 AMERICA

G.B. SHAW IS ‘ALIVE AND WELL’ AND STILL VERY RELEVANT IN 2017 AMERICA

George Bernard Shaw, was an irascible, prickly, Irish playwright, author, essayist, and critic of everything that English Victorian society held dear.  He relished poking his fingers into their hypocritical eyes when it came to politics and the plight of English and Irish women held hostage by centuries of patriarchy; and he did it with his […]

DICKENS CLASSIC NOVEL “A TALE OF TWO CITIES ON STAGE AT ‘A NOISE WITHIN’ THEATRE IN PASADENA

DICKENS CLASSIC NOVEL “A TALE OF TWO CITIES ON STAGE AT ‘A NOISE WITHIN’ THEATRE IN PASADENA

Nineteenth century English novelist Charles Dickens, is one of the English-speaking world’s greatest writers. His many novels validate his talent for creating memorable characters along with a gift for rich plotlines and the ability to keep the reader fully engaged from beginning to end. “A Tale of Two Cities”, published in 1859, was one of […]

NSPIRATIONAL ‘OUR TOWN’ AT PASADENA PLAYHOUSE


NSPIRATIONAL ‘OUR TOWN’ AT PASADENA PLAYHOUSE


Playwright Thornton Wilder’s, arguably quintessential philosophical play, “Our Town”, is a snapshot study of 20th-century American small town life.  Written in 1938 the play presented a view of a society that was kinder, gentler, and less chaotic than our 21st century of life in America.  The messages from that seminal 1938 play are sorely needed […]