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‘Jersey Boys’ at the Ahmanson Theatre – Oh What A Night

‘Jersey Boys’ is what I call a feel good jukebox musical. Whether you’re a fan of The Four Seasons or not, by the time you leave the theatre, you’ll be singing many of the great songs the group wrote and recorded. … Continue reading

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‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ Rocks At The Hillcrest Center For The Arts

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is a comedy rock musical by composer Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.  The musical is based on the low budget 1960 black comedy film of the same name.  It opened Off Broadway in 1982 where it … Continue reading

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Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off: An Evening of Edible Cannabis and Sexy Burlesque

Saturday, May 20th, GrassFed LA and The Art Of Edibles Collective present New York’s “Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off,” a show combining sassy burlesque with stand up comedy. The evening, which is billed as “A Whimsical Night of Enhanced Senses, Humor, & … Continue reading

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Theater Review: The Designated Mourner at REDCAT

Wallace Shawn’s play The Designated Mourner, showing at REDCAT through May 21st, is an existential drama that unfolds in an unnamed city, in an unnamed country, at an unspecified time. Under the minimalist direction of André Gregory, a cast of … Continue reading

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“Pure Confidence” A Powerful Play About an Unlikely Friendship

The high-stakes world of pre-Civil War horse racing sets the stage for this captivating drama during the time of slavery followed by the Reconstruction era in the 1900’s. Director Marya Mazor tells us that “this is a play, that at first glance, … Continue reading

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My Dystopia With André: REDCAT presents The Designated Mourner

2017 has and continues to be a year of landmark plays and players in Los Angeles.  REDCAT plays host for ten performances to just such a production when it stages Wallace Shawn’s “The Designated Mourner” from May 11th to 21st … Continue reading

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West Side Story Soars at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

“West Side Story” was the first Broadway musical I ever saw.  I was barely four years old, but I remember every second of that extraordinary theatrical experience. Since then,  I’ve seen the film at least ten times and know the … Continue reading

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“Lord of the Underworld’s Home for Unwed Mothers” at Skylight Theatre

Skylight Theatre Company launches the World Premiere production of resident writer Louisa Hill’s “Lord of the Underworld’s Home for Unwed Mothers,” recipient of the Mark Twain Award for Comic Playwriting from the Kennedy Center American College of Theatre Festival. The story … Continue reading

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‘Sister Act’ Broadway is Coming to the Cabrillo Music Theatre

SISTER ACT is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and The Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), … Continue reading

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The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) A Total Laugh Fest

The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) written by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor and directed by Jerry Kernion takes you on a fast paced ride through the high and lows of comedy. From Aristophanes to Shakespeare, Moliere to Vaudeville, Charlie … Continue reading

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