A MUSICAL ABOUT SHAKESPEARE HE WOULD BE PROUD TO HAVE WRITTEN

A  MUSICAL ABOUT SHAKESPEARE HE WOULD BE PROUD TO HAVE WRITTEN

The Center Theatre Group brings another winning Broadway musical to Los Angeles with the bright, clever and energetic “Something Rotten”, now on stage at The Ahmanson Theatre. The Bard goes musical in this fresh, witty, and highly entertaining production from, the creative and inventive pens of brothers Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. The […]

HILARIOUS COMEDY FARCE “THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG” WOWS NYC AUDIENCES

HILARIOUS COMEDY FARCE “THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG” WOWS NYC AUDIENCES

Most older theatre mavens and fans of a certain age will probably remember playwright George Kelly, and his 1936 satire/spoof “The Torch-Bearers”, a play about amateurs producing and performing in what we now call ‘community theatre’. Fifty-six years later, British playwright Michael Frayn struck gold with his hilarious and highly entertaining farce “Noises Off”. The […]

WALL STREET WHEELER – DEALERS ON STAGE AT LINCOLN CENTER THEATER

WALL STREET WHEELER – DEALERS ON STAGE AT LINCOLN CENTER THEATER

Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, (“Disgraced”) highlights in his fictional play, set in 1985, what our current President claims he is doing or going to do when it comes to draining the Washington D.C. ‘swamp’ of insider trading, manipulators and financial sharks and lobbyists who roam the halls of Wall Street and Capitol Hill. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

“BIG NIGHT”

“BIG NIGHT”

By Lisa Lyons Award-winning playwright Paul Rudnick is known for his comic takes on gay culture set against the backdrop of everyday life – his hit play/film “Jeffrey” examined the modern day dating dilemma of its protagonist; but his latest effort “Big Night”, now having its world premiere at Center Theater Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre […]

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