Category Archives: Theater

Lunatics And Actors And Lunatics at The Shakespeare Center Of Los Angeles: Who is Clowning who?

Directed by Jeremy Aluma and written by David Bridel, this is a wry and deceptive horror comedy that sucks you in almost as soon as it starts. Think of a streamlined version of Marat Sade performed on Nitrous Oxide, and … Continue reading

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Write Act’s “Joe and Marilyn: A Love Story”– Sentimental, Distressing, and uh… just a little bit Sexy…

Imagine being married to Marilyn Monroe; then envision living in-and-out of sin with Joe DiMaggio (despite his alleged staunchly Catholic sensibilities).  Then pretend the two of them have a pet fly which resides on their fictional fourth wall and imagine … Continue reading

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Ted Lange’s “The Cause, My Soul” aka Prequel to Shakespeare’s “Othello”: From the Calm before the Storm to the Charm before the Scorn

Ah Othello, Desdemona, Cassio, Rodrigo, Iago–the entire Venetian gang: Back together again for the very first time!!! The suspense, the duplicity, the black vs. white racial tension, the revelation of which would stun most in the Black Lives Matter community … Continue reading

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Monsterpalooza Takes Over the Pasadena Convention Center this Weekend!

It’s not too late to get your Monsterpalooza tickets for this weekend! There are hundreds of vendors for monster movie make-up, monster sound effects, and pretty much anything monster-related. Enjoy special screenings of horror and fantasy movies, panels on subjects … Continue reading

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Sci-Fest L.A. Returns to Hollywood in May

Sci-Fest L.A. returns this year on May 5th through 29th to the Acme Theatre in Hollywood. Now in its third year, the festival features one-act science fiction plays, often starring actors from well-known sci-fi and fantasy franchises. (Wil Wheaton, Armin … Continue reading

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SuicideGirls Blackheart Burlesque 2016 Coming April 16!

SuicideGirls, the online community for alternative, tattooed and pierced beauties (and their admirers), first introduced the world to a new kind of burlesque in 2002. The 2016 tour, “the SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque,” will be opening in LA on April 16. The LA Beat was there … Continue reading

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The Ahmanson Theatre’s “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” Mercilessly Mischievous—In only the Most Marvelous of Manners!

You know the classic tale: Boy loses mother to grim reaper.  Boy meets new lady old enough to be his mother who informs him all the riches in the world can be his if he would just…(no, no get your … Continue reading

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What to Do at the LA Times Festival of Books: SATURDAY

It’s only two more weeks until LA’s greatest free event of the year. The Festival of Books, the largest literary event in the country, will be taking over the USC campus Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th. See here … Continue reading

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Carol Channing Rings in 95th Birthday Like a Diamond Studded with Stars!

When one thinks Carol Channing, one can only be reminded of things like Diamonds, Song and Dance and a welcomed and adored Lady named Dolly! A legend in her own time Carol Channing recently celebrated her 95th birthday in a … Continue reading

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The Illyrian Players in Association with Watts Village Theatre Company’s “Hot ‘N’ Throbbing” Shocks Us All with Surprise Ending!

Imagine, if you will, living the life of an underprivileged female in the customer service industry, married to a destructive drunkard, only to escape said situation through the world of porn… Just who are the folks who churn out your … Continue reading

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