Theatre

NEIL SIMON IS ALIVE AND WELL AT NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE

NEIL SIMON IS ALIVE AND WELL AT NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE

Neil Simon, one of America’s most prolific and successful playwrights, has all but disappeared from the radar screens of patrons, and from the stages of professional and regional theatres across the country.   Simon like other playwrights of his generation over the last fifteen years, have been caught in the crossfire of changing audience demographics. The […]

GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE STAGES CONOR MCPHERSON’S “THE NIGHT ALIVE”

GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE STAGES CONOR MCPHERSON’S “THE NIGHT ALIVE”

It’s been said that the Irish are great storytellers and spinners of mystical tales and yarns.  And this is very true. It’s also been said that the Irishman’s vice comes bottled and is readily available at every pub in the Emerald Isle, which also may be true depending on who is doing the talking. Their […]

AMERICA’S PARANOID 1960’S RETURNS TO THE PEARL MCMANUS STAGE

AMERICA’S PARANOID 1960’S RETURNS TO THE PEARL MCMANUS STAGE

Dezart Performs of Palm Springs presents the West Coast Premiere of its 2014 Annual Theatre Festival award winning production “Duck and Cover”, written by Michael Kimball and directed by awarding winning actor/director Judith Chapman. It’s 1962. WW II is but a sad memory. America has lost its innocence and now teeters on the brink of […]

THE WISDOM OF AGE IS TENDERLY PLAYED OUT ON CV REP STAGE

THE WISDOM OF AGE IS TENDERLY PLAYED OUT ON CV REP STAGE

Watching the lives of two professional African-American centenarian sisters ages 101 and 103 unfold on stage, is like opening a time capsule and exploring its contents through culturally different eyes and time frames. CV REP artistic director Ron Celona, who carefully selects his all-Equity productions for the season, has come up with another compelling and […]

NORTH COAST REP THEATRE DELIVERS INVENTIVE FILM NOIR MUSICAL

NORTH COAST REP THEATRE DELIVERS INVENTIVE FILM NOIR MUSICAL

The “film noir” genre is not necessarily the first choice of stage producers to become book musical material. I’m having trouble coming up with a candidate, unless one considers Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd”, an English “noir” story set to music, as an example. And that’s a stretch at best. For audiences of North Coast Repertory […]

FASCINATING MEDICAL EMERGENCY ROOM DOCUMENTARY ON THE BIRTH OF THE “ER”

FASCINATING MEDICAL EMERGENCY ROOM DOCUMENTARY ON THE BIRTH OF THE “ER”

Unless one is a health professional, one only gets to view the Emergency Room (ER) either by walking into one as a patient or, on a gurney while being transferred from an ambulance. Either way, the documentary film written and directed by first time filmmaker Dr. Ryan McGarry, MD, is a fascinating and eye-popping journey […]

World Class Classical Pianist Hershey Felder Becomes Irving Berlin

World Class Classical Pianist Hershey Felder Becomes Irving Berlin

Many are called to become piano virtuosos, but few, very few, are chosen.  Fortunately for audiences of LA’s Geffen Playhouse, Hershey Felder likes the intimate confines of the Gil Cates theatre. Hershey Felder, the brilliant and creative concert pianist also had theatrical ambitions to go along with his life as a world class entertainer. Fifteen […]

1 2 3 19