Category Archives: Theater

‘The Face in the Reeds’ Premiere at the Ruskin Group Theatre: A Passover Dinner any family could have

Family holidays have much in common no matter what religion they are. In The Face in the Reeds, which premiered Friday night, August 22 at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica, a Jewish family gets together to celebrate the holiday … Continue reading

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Ahmanson Theatre’s “We will Rock You” Rolls, Flows, and Almost Breaks the Mold

Y’know that story about that guy…the guy who just doesn’t fit in, by way of actually fitting in, but nobody notices he fits in ‘cause there’s nothing he really does to stand out; and he basically just lives in a … Continue reading

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‘THE ECHO ONE ACTS’ Extended Through August 31

The Echo Theater Company’s world premier presentation of 6 commissioned one act plays (which were reviewed by the LA Beat on August 16 and were originally scheduled to run through August 23) has been extended to run through August 31. … Continue reading

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The Echo One Acts. The World Premiere of Six New Plays at the Atwater Village Theater – Through August 23rd

Cutting to the chase because I am late with this review and don’t want anyone to miss an opportunity for some truly wonderful local theater due to my slacking – I highly recommend The Echo One Acts playing this weekend … Continue reading

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Dixie’s Tupperware Party: Delights, Excites and Seals Air Tight!

Think of the most badass, yet Jesus referential, yet highly irreverent, most challenging, colorful, yet highly hilarious Tupperware party your mother and grandmother were never allowed to be invited to, (that you knew of anyway) times it times ten, and … Continue reading

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Jules Aaron Directed “The Gamester”: A Buoyant Ride Rife with Saucy Jokes and Ribald Rhymes

Picture it—France, 1696: Boy (aka Valere) meets girl. Boy gives gambling a whirl.   The Roulette table, swiftly rendered his nemesis; Girl loses boy to a calling/addiction figuratively as old as the book of Genesis.   But ‘tis no matter; … Continue reading

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Robin Williams and the Weather

Back in the ’90s, I was the foley stage recordist at Sony Studios. I had met Robin Williams once, when I was at Disney and we had both worked on Hook. He seemed like a very nice guy. A few … Continue reading

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Neil Labute’s “In a Dark Dark House” Illuminates A Most Riveting and Unusual Brotherly Drama

Child molestation with incestuous implications – Two brothers sharing the history in kind at the hands of the self same adult—but maybe not quite…  Two male siblings:  One more at odds with the other than the other brother to most … Continue reading

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Bellydance Evolution Premieres “Alice in Wonderland” Friday!

Fall down the rabbit hole this Friday with Bellydance Evolution as they premiere the story of “Alice in Wonderland” as told through world fusion dance. This dance style combines moves from Middle Eastern dancing, tribal, hip hop, contemporary dance, belly … Continue reading

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NOW Festival at REDCAT: ICELAND & More

Last Friday, REDCAT kicked off Program One of its New Original Works (NOW) Festival with three performances: Wilfried Souly’s Saana/The Foreigner, Rosanna Gamson/Worldwide’s Still and a preview of ICELAND from Overtone Industries. The evening opened with Saana/The Foreigner, which was … Continue reading

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