Art

27th PALM SPRINGS INTERNATONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PSIFF) WRAPS

27th PALM SPRINGS INTERNATONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PSIFF) WRAPS

With the 2016 Oscar nominations now announced we are in the dark, same as the general public as to which Foreign films will take home that coveted gold covered Oscar’s statuette for Best Foreign Language Film. One thing we do know for sure is the 27th Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) screened nine foreign […]

AMERICAN MUSICAL PHENOMENON “HAMILTON” WOWS NYC

AMERICAN MUSICAL PHENOMENON “HAMILTON” WOWS NYC

A fresh and a creative wind has blown into the Great White Way in game-changing fashion, potentially altering the way some American musicals will be staged and produced in the future. “Hamilton”, the captivating musical/opera with a book, music and lyrics by MacArthur Genius Award recipient Lin-Manuel Miranda, is a breathtaking historical ride back to […]

COLLEGE OF DESERT STAGES A COMPELLING MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF “RENT”

COLLEGE OF DESERT STAGES A COMPELLING MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF “RENT”

The College of the Desert (COD) hits all the right notes in its compelling production of “RENT” that opened last Friday at the on- campus Pollock Theatre. The rock musical loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s 1896 opera “La Boheme”, has been updated to 1980’s New York City, and explores the lives a group of impoverished […]

PASADENA’S A NOISE WITHIN THEATRE PRESENTS “ALL MY SONS

PASADENA’S A NOISE WITHIN THEATRE PRESENTS “ALL MY SONS

A Noise Within (ANW) Theatre production of Arthur Miller’s powerful drama “All My Sons”, opened on the actual date and year of Miller’s 100 year annivesary. He was born on October 17, 1915. It was a good omen. A Noise Within theatre company is one of California’s finest production companies that present, in repertory, mainly […]

DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES ARE STILL INTRIGUING TO WATCH

DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES ARE STILL INTRIGUING TO WATCH

Dysfunctional families have always been low-hanging fruit as subjects for stories, plays, movies, TV series, and novels for centuries. And why not. It’s reflective and resonates everywhere as to the foibles of families and a continuing fascination with the human condition. Broadway and the movies for years made hefty profits off the behavior of flawed […]

STUNNING WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL/DANCE PRODUCTION AT SAN DIEGO’S OLD GLOBE THEATRE

STUNNING WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL/DANCE PRODUCTION AT SAN DIEGO’S OLD GLOBE THEATRE

Don’t be surprised to discover that there are less than a half-dozen scripted words of dialogue spoken in the entire production of “In Your Arms”, the World Premiere dance-theatre-musical production that debuted at The Old Globe Theatre on September 24th.. This magical production, however, doesn’t need help of any kind in order to dazzle its […]