Category Archives: Theater

‘Caught’ at Think Tank Gallery – A Truly Amazing Immersive Theatre Experience

I don’t want to say too much about this incredible, original theatrical piece or I’ll spoil the fun — and great fun it is. It’s also like no other theatre experience I’ve ever had. The award-winning Firefly Theater & Films, … Continue reading

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Billie Holiday Comes Alive in Leimert Park

For those who don’t know Billie Holiday, or only heard her in the background, here is a rare chance to hear her songs performed with the same emotion that made her a legend in the few short years of her … Continue reading

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‘The Red Dress’ A Powerful Play About Forbidden Love in Nazi Germany

‘The Red Dress’ written by Tania Wisbar is a semi-autobiographical play that tells the story of Tania’s mother, Eva who was born in Berlin Germany during the Nazi era and lived thorugh the tumultous years when Hitler tried to form … Continue reading

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Only the Coolest Events for Halloween Weekend and None That Suck

Every year The LA Beat gets so excited about Halloween! In this spirit, we offer a hand-selected list of events, and have weeded out the douchey ones. Events for Monday and Tuesday coming soon. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th  Lucha VaVOOM Halloween … Continue reading

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Zombie Joe’s Underground Presents Urban Death: Tour of Terror

Located at 4850 Lankershim Blvd in the blackened heart of the NoHo theater district is the Zombie Joe Underground — a cracker box of a theater with no remarkable exterior clues as to what remarkable slices of madness lie within. It’s a … Continue reading

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Lucha VaVOOM! Three Nights of Halloween Madness Starting Tonight!

What could be better than Mexican wrestling? Or burlesque? How about both! Lucha VaVOOM has made a name for themselves with this genius mash-up. Tonight marks the start of three days of madness! On the wrestling bill are the high-flying Stuka … Continue reading

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Musical Theatre West’s Production Of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Soars at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach

When I saw ‘In the Heights’ on Broadway in 2008, I was not only blown away by the musical, but I was blown away by the performance of the man who conceived the show and wrote the music and lyrics, … Continue reading

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‘Mrs. Warren’s Profession’ by George Bernard Shaw Shines at A Noise Within

Shaw wrote more than 60 plays, including “Man and Superman,” ‘Major Barbara,’ ‘Pygmalion,’ and the protofeminist play, ”Mrs. Warren’s Profession.’  Considering the events of late, this play is extremely timely and the production at A Noise Within, directed by Michael … Continue reading

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‘Our Town’ and The Deaf West Theatre: A Beautiful Poignant Commentary On Life

‘Our Town’ is a Pulitizer Prize-winning 1938 three act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. It tells the story of the fictional American small town, Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire between 1901 and 1913 as its seen through the every day … Continue reading

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‘Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally’ There Hasn’t Been a Phone Invented Like This One

‘Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally’ is an extremely funny, sad and highly original coming of age story written by playwright Kevin Armento and directed by Peter Richards. The play features an unconventional narrator: the phone belonging to a troubled … Continue reading

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