Category Archives: Theater

DGA Award Winner Charles Haid Helms “Altman’s Last Stand” at the Zephyr Theatre

“Years ago, a now famous psychiatrist in London mentioned an Auschwitz survivor that he was treating. It had a profound effect on me when he told me that the elderly Jew had attempted suicide. That story continued to follow me. I gave this anonymous senior … Continue reading

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Get Romantic with John Waters

Start off your Valentine’s weekend right by treating your loved one to John Water’s new one-man show, “This Filthy World: Dirtier and Filthier.” John Waters is best known as a filmmaker, having directed pioneering films like Pink Flamingos, Polyester, and his crossover hit, … Continue reading

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Freeze Frame Premieres February 5th – 7th at the Wallis Center for the Performing Arts

Emmy Award-winning choreographer Debbie Allan’s multimedia show, “Freeze Frame” uses a fusion of dance, music, film and theater to start a dialogue about violence in America. Art allows us to see things we tend to look away from, and the show doesn’t pull punches … Continue reading

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Pole Show LA: Expect A Heat Wave In Hollywood On Saturday!

Some of the most highly acclaimed Pole Dancers in the world will be performing in Pole Show LA at the Avalon in Hollywood on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, for a one-of-a-kind theatrical production. Pole Show LA has the energy and precision of a Cirque du Soleil … Continue reading

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The Edwardian Ball Celebrates Illustrator Edward Gorey

The 7th Annual Edwardian Ball returns to the Fonda Theatre on Saturday, February 27, 2016, re-imagining the turn-of-the-century through the sinister, yet whimsical filter of illustrator Edward Gorey. Guests will enjoy live music, theatre, art installations, fashion and cosplay, black comedy, ballroom dancing, absinthe cocktails, … Continue reading

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2016 ACTRA Awards To Honor Neve Campbell With The National Award of Excellence

Hollywood is in the thrall of award season and engulfed in a blur of the process of honoring so many talented and gifted artist for their hard work. ACTRA will be hosting its own award event. ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: Judith Owen And Harry Shearer’s Christmas Without Tears This Weekend

Welsh singer Judith Owen seems to be one of those people who can’t help overdoing it a little over the holidays. The annual Christmas party she throws with husband Harry Shearer has turned from a handful of friends gathered around … Continue reading

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Auditions to Compete for LA’s Next Great Stage Star in its Tenth Year Anniversary, on December 13th!

On Sunday December 13th singers and performers between the ages of 18 and 32 will have the opportunity of a lifetime in an audition to beat all auditions by way of LA’s Next Great Stage Star ®! Co-Executive produced by … Continue reading

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Krampusfest 2015: A Cavalcade of Hairy, Horned Beasts

Do you enjoy being chased around by giant hairy monsters who whip and spank you? Did you once have a crush on any of the characters in Where the Wild Things Are? Wishing you had someplace to wear your Bavarian folk dress … Continue reading

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“Let There be Gwar” Book Signing Saturday at La Luz

Although GWAR was not the first comedic, costumed rock band with unpredictable over-the-top theatrics, they did it funnier and louder, with bigger costumes and crazier theatrics than any band before or since. The band/artistic collective portrays the band members as grotesque and violent … Continue reading

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