Jack Lyons

La Based Kentwood Players Hit A Home Run With Drama

La Based Kentwood Players Hit A Home Run With Drama

One of Southern California’s oldest, continuously running (sixth-three years) Community Theatres, the highly honored and respected Kentwood Players of Westchester, is performing John Patrick Shanley’s powerful and resonating drama “Doubt, A Parable”, intelligently and sensitively directed by Gail Bernardi. It helps that the overall production is blessed (no pun intended) with a strong cast of […]

“Inherit The Wind” At San Diego’s Old Globe Davies Theatre

“Inherit The Wind” At San Diego’s Old Globe Davies Theatre

“He who troubles his house, inherits the wind”… It may sound Shakespearean, but the line is uttered by Mathew Brady, a character in the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee masterpiece drama “Inherit the Wind”, now onstage at the Lowell Davies Outdoor Theatre. The insightful drama is the third production being performed in repertory, as […]

“Forever Plaid” The Musical Shines At Palm Canyon Theatre

“Forever Plaid” The Musical Shines At Palm Canyon Theatre

Musicals always seem to hit the right spot with theatre audiences. Perhaps, it’s a way to escape the troubling economic times, or the unsettling international news we read about in newspapers and on the Internet. Whatever the reasons, the Palm Canyon Theatre’s production of “Forever Plaid” originally written, choreographed, and directed by Stuart Ross, is […]

Largest Short Film Festival And Film Market In The World Delivers The Goods

Largest Short Film Festival And Film Market In The World Delivers The Goods

The most influential Short Film Festival and frequent harbinger of Academy Awards nominations for a short festival, was held in Palm Springs June 19 through June 25, 2012.      The city of Palm Springs is now recognized as the destination for young and emerging filmmakers to be and be seen during the month of June.  […]

San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre Summer Shakespeare Festival Opens With Richard III

San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre Summer Shakespeare Festival Opens With Richard III

  The Old Globe Theatre of San Diego is one of America’s finest Regional theatres.  Their Shakespeare Summer Festival staged in the Lowell Davies Outdoor Theatre is a San Diego tradition always worth attending.       Theatre performances have been given in the Repertory format, in an outdoor setting for more than a half a century […]

Reality Tv Show Spoof Debuts At The Old Globe’s Sheryl And Harvey White Theatre In San Diego

Reality Tv Show Spoof Debuts At The Old Globe’s Sheryl And Harvey White Theatre In San Diego

If ever a TV genre needed to be spoofed it’s the mindless and vapid “reality show”.  The death of scripted TV dramas or comedies can be directly traced back to the last Writer’s strike.  Without the writer’s words, the producers were forced to resort to filming outlines of show ideas with the reality contestants sometimes […]

Victorian Melodrama Onstage At Pasadena Playhouse

Victorian Melodrama Onstage At Pasadena Playhouse

When “The Heiress”, the drama adapted and written by Ruth and August Goetz made its Broadway debut at the Biltmore Theatre in 1947, America was a different society.  Based on the nineteenth century novel “Washington Square” by Henry James, the selection of “The Heiress”, as the penultimate production of the Pasadena Playhouse 201l-2012 Season is […]

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