Category Archives: Theater

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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“B. Franklin”: A Frank and Alluring Lesson in Life, Love, Ladies, Electrocution and Leg Gout!

Benjamin Franklin:  Founding Father, Printer, Man of Science, Electrocutee, Gout sufferer (having nothing to do with his electrocutitis—most likely) grandfather of Benny (legitimately) and Temple (not-so-much), husband to Debbie, wife of politics, father to Sally, the untimely Frankie (having passed … Continue reading

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“Classic Couples Counseling” Provides a Prescription for Fun and a Cure Via Laughter

Imagine, if you will, all beloved Kings and commoners, Princes and plebeians from our collective childhoods on–in all their gleaming  poetic  glory–reduced to the problem deducing and appointment making capacity of your average run of the mill, urban adult-dysfunction, and … Continue reading

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Orpheus, Expect the Unexpected: The Four Larks Secret Underground Shows Set In DTLA

  The Four Larks Theater troupe hailing Australia performed a residency and a special showcase of their talents of their interpretation of the classic tale of Orpheus at the Getty Villa last weekend. For those who missed the Getty Villa shows or … Continue reading

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Cruisin’: a Charismatic Cavalcade of Cruises in Captivatingtivity!

Tom Cruise:  Underwear Dancer, Vampiric Brad Pitt Cohabitator, Mission Impossible Enabler, Oprah Affected Couch Dancer (again with the dancing); butt of gay men’s jokes…  (OMG, I did not just word it like that…butt okay…I mean really, no one’s more surprised … Continue reading

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The Pirates of Penzance, a hilarious musical, premieres March 7 in Thousand Oaks

The Pirates of Penzance, one of the most popular musicals from Gilbert and Sullivan, will have it’s Gala Premiere on March 7th. The Pirates of Penzance is about a young man, Frederic, who upon his 21st birthday, is sent to … Continue reading

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“Gearhead and the Realbot”: Sylistically ‘Josie and the Pussycats’ yet Grinds the Gears of Reality!

The stage is somewhat dusky as David Bowie’s Major Tom invested voice croons out the speakers, followed swiftly by Peter Schilling’s somewhat more frantically aggressive rejoinder.  (Science fictioney tomes all of ‘em.)  The set looks vastly space-shipey, complete with a … Continue reading

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“Obama Spy Drama”: Certainly Something to Examine–Like a two-hour, Much Less Patriotic Episode of “Get Smart” on Acid and Lust

What if you had an all access pass into the inner workings of President Obama’s everyday life?  And, if so, would you then be inclined to witness all measures–some necessary, some not-so-necessary and some REALLY not so necessary–put in place … Continue reading

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Calling All Goths: Carmilla Bites Again

J. Sherridan’s 19th century novella Carmilla predates Bram Stoker’s Dracula by 25 years and is the western prototype for all female vampires and erotic horror fiction, especially those dealing with sexual repression and lesbianism. First published in 1872 in a … Continue reading

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