Theatre

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 […]

The Cast Is Laughing Too During Screwball Comedy, “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody”, At Theatre 29

The Cast Is Laughing Too During Screwball Comedy, “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody”, At Theatre 29

As delighted audiences fill Theatre 29 with belly laughs during the latest production, “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody” at Theatre 29, the cast is laughing right along with them. Director John Wright says the cast started clicking right away during rehearsals for the screwball comedy and the humor was infectious. He said it started […]

College Of The Desert “Jekyll & Hyde” Production A Smash Hit

College Of The Desert “Jekyll & Hyde” Production A Smash Hit

One of the many benefits that live theatre enjoys here in the desert is the on-going relationship between the McCallum Theatre and College of the Desert’s (COD) theatre arts department.  Where else can one produce a first-rate musical production, which includes the theatre’s professional staff and equipment inside a magnificent 1100 seat auditorium?   For both […]

Unusual Musical “Scottsboro Boys” Launched At The Old Globe

Unusual Musical “Scottsboro Boys” Launched At The Old Globe

It’s rare to see a musical that had only forty-nine performances in its 2010 Off-Broadway New York debut, become the current production on the Donald and Darlene Shiley stage at San Diego’s venerable Old Globe Theatre.  Technically, it’s a revival and is not a re-imagining. “The Scottsboro Boys”, a daring, off beat show with music […]

A Provocative Look Into The “Infidelity War Zone” At Cv Rep

A Provocative Look Into The “Infidelity War Zone” At Cv Rep

“Love and Marriage” may be the title of a popular and light-hearted pop song from the 60’s, but a peek into the war zone of infidelity, now on stage at the Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre in Rancho Mirage, presents a deeper and a more complex look into the subject matter.      CV Rep’s mission statement, […]

“Good People” On Stage At Geffen Playhouse In La

“Good People” On Stage At Geffen Playhouse In La

David Lindsay-Abaire, the off-beat playwright of such plays as “Kimberly Akimbo” and “”Rabbit Hole” (a powerful story) debuted his latest effort “Good People” at LA’s Geffen Playhouse last week.  This time he takes a page from his own roots; examining the lives of South Boston residents or “Southies’s”, as they are affectionately known in  Boston’s […]