Category Archives: Theater

“Mötley Crüe: The End” Premieres in Theaters

In early 2014, Mötley Crüe announced they would embark on a two year final tour saying goodbye to the fans, celebrating their history, and going out on top with all four original members. The band played over 70 arenas in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Extra Dry Martini Productions in Association with Boston Bred Productions’ “War Stories” Falls into Deserved Top 3 at LA Fringe Festival!

Okay, so suppose there’s no such thing as romantic love. If so, what is it then? A mass elitist criminal conspiracy in support of inhumane diamond mining and smuggling, encompassing anything you could ever procure for or from your Valentine—(or, … Continue reading

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Bloomsday Celebration at The Hammer, June 16

You don’t have to finish all 1,000 or so pages of James Joyce’s mighty tome, “Ulysses,” in order to celebrate Bloomsday, nor do you have to live in Dublin. The celebration (named after the book’s protagonist, Leopold Bloom), occurs every … Continue reading

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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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