Category Archives: Theater

REDCAT Premieres Fanciful ICELAND July 24-26

Next Thursday through Saturday at REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival, Overtone Industries presents the first half hour of ICELAND, an upcoming musical theatre work by Overtones’ artistic director/composer/actress O-Lan Jones and singer/songwriter Emmet Tinley. ICELAND tells the story of Vaya (Cesili … Continue reading

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Zombie Joe’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream”: An Early Summer, Evening Fantasy

You know the old story: Boy meets girl…other boy meets other girl.  Boy meets boy.  Girl meets girl and all are met under the guise of the most magically misconstrued love rectangle since the Peloponnesian Wars.—[Boy gets engaged to girl … Continue reading

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Setting the Record Gay: Gay Just Got Real!

Think you know all there is to know about male sexuality—male homosexuality to be precise—its customs, its culture, what makes it tick?  What if you’re way off?  And what if there’s actually nothing to know anyway—in the collective stereotypical sense?  … Continue reading

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Zombie Joe’s “Urban Death” Revives Rustic Fears the Likes of Which You’ve Never Experienced

Naked elderly zombie folk reaching to the sky in a split second of illumination–Nude old ladies masturbating in open flower print bathrobes–Equally bare and openly enrobed elderly men in walkers with catheter bags surgically taped to their inner thighs falling … Continue reading

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My Friends & Their Favorite Plays

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My Dinner with Ted Lange: “Love Boat” Remembrances and Theatrical Dreams—Made Real!

I catch up with Ted Lange on the heels of the opening of his most recently directed and rousing, Lloyd J. Schwartz penned “Classic Couples Counseling”, the review of which can be found: http://thelosangelesbeat.com/2014/03/classic-couples-counseling-provides-a-prescription-for-fun-and-a-cure-via-laughter/ An actor since the age of … Continue reading

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BritWeek Los Angeles

There are 5 days left of BritWeek Los Angeles, the annual program of events that celebrates the “creative fusion” between the United Kingdom and the United States. Britweek is a non-profit that was founded in LA in 2007 by Nigel Lythgoe and … Continue reading

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“All For The Love Animal Rescue” Charity Cabaret Event Brings A Splash of Broadway to NoHo

“All For The Love Animal Rescue” put one a special Musical Theater “Broadway” flavored event at Sterling’s Upstairs at The Federal Bar that echoes one of my favorite annual events, The Actors Fund Tony Awards® Viewing Party. The All For The Love Animal Rescue … Continue reading

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Archway Theatre’s “Salome”: Biting and HEADstrong!

The drive to downtown LA is enchanted on this April 11th of a Friday night.  The city lights appear like a mirage of metropolitan magnificence and the sky is just slightly overcast.  The prime reason I have time to appreciate … Continue reading

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“Manicomio”: Not a MANicure, COMbover or Even a Play; Really More of an “Experience”

Manicomio:  A Manicure…?  A fancy Italian Combover (that makes the combover cool again before combovers were ever cool?)—A snazzy combination Manicure/Combover using one’s nail clippings to cover the offending bare scalp, like some drag queen’s all too cuteicle rhinestone skullcap? … Continue reading

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