Category Archives: Theater

Where the Cool Kids Will be Celebrating New Year’s Eve 2017

Did you wait until the last minute, torn between expensive New Year’s Eve events and the new Dave Chapelle special on Netflix? Don’t worry, we have selected some of the best celebrations for you. Most of them are free or … Continue reading

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Pacific Opera Project Closes 2017 Season with La Bohéme: AKA “The Hipsters”

What more can be said about La Bohéme? Puccini’s romantic masterpiece of comedy, tragedy and beautiful music is the surely the most popular and often produced opera in the canon. Given this ubiquity, is fair also to ask what more … Continue reading

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Rita Rudner Returns From Vegas To Tickle Southern Californians Personally

Comedian Rita Rudner is a low-key American institution. A ubiquitous presence on TV during the “standup boom” of the late 1980s and early 90s, with multiple HBO specials filmed during thaat time, she has spent much of the last sixteen … Continue reading

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Singer/Actress Laura Pursell’s “The Pope of Jocelyn Hollow”: A One Woman Religious Experience with Which to Be Reckoned: This December, at The Actors Group Theatre!

Imagine if you will, an extremely riveting story, revolving around a Pope who is a woman, who also hates men (and oftentimes does not seem too keen on the women folk either). Yet, a pope has never been a woman. … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: The 40th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade

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‘Caught’ at Think Tank Gallery – A Truly Amazing Immersive Theatre Experience

I don’t want to say too much about this incredible, original theatrical piece or I’ll spoil the fun — and great fun it is. It’s also like no other theatre experience I’ve ever had. The award-winning Firefly Theater & Films, … Continue reading

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Billie Holiday Comes Alive in Leimert Park

For those who don’t know Billie Holiday, or only heard her in the background, here is a rare chance to hear her songs performed with the same emotion that made her a legend in the few short years of her … Continue reading

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‘The Red Dress’ A Powerful Play About Forbidden Love in Nazi Germany

‘The Red Dress’ written by Tania Wisbar is a semi-autobiographical play that tells the story of Tania’s mother, Eva who was born in Berlin Germany during the Nazi era and lived thorugh the tumultous years when Hitler tried to form … Continue reading

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Only the Coolest Events for Halloween Weekend and None That Suck

Every year The LA Beat gets so excited about Halloween! In this spirit, we offer a hand-selected list of events, and have weeded out the douchey ones. Events for Monday and Tuesday coming soon. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th  Lucha VaVOOM Halloween … Continue reading

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Zombie Joe’s Underground Presents Urban Death: Tour of Terror

Located at 4850 Lankershim Blvd in the blackened heart of the NoHo theater district is the Zombie Joe Underground — a cracker box of a theater with no remarkable exterior clues as to what remarkable slices of madness lie within. It’s a … Continue reading

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