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‘Pterodactyls’ A Hilarious Touching Play About a Very Dysfunctional Family

Pterodactyls’ written by the award winning playwright Nicky Silver, is a play that you’ll be thinking about way after the curtain falls. When the play opens we meet the Duncans, an affluent but super dysfunctional  family living in the Main … Continue reading

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‘Rainbow Bridge’ A Comedy About a Mother, a Sister and a Dog

‘Rainbow Bridge’ directed by Mike Myers and written by Ron Nelson is a new comedy now playing at Santa Monica’s Ruskin Theatre. When the play opens, we meet Jerry (Paul Schackman) a lawyer who is at his vet, Dr. Klein’s … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: ‘Shout Sister Shout’ The Story of the First Lady of Rock & Roll

Long before the great female rocker Janis Joplin came on the scene, there was a lady named, Rosetta Tharpe, a gospel singer born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas in 1915. Miss Tharpe was gospel’s first superstar and the preeminent crossover figure … Continue reading

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Barbara Van Orden Sponsored LA’s Next Great Stage Star: A Living Reflection Extended to the Enhancement of the Lives of Others

To paraphrase: “There are angels all around us in this City of Angels and sometimes you come across them when you least expect it,” Steven Spielberg once asserted in a most rousing and unforgettable commencement speech to all graduating U.S.C. … Continue reading

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LADIES and LOBSTERS: A Magical Night of Art, Wine and Comedy—at Oh My Ribs Theatre this Coming Saturday!

Artwork, wine tasting, female stand-up comedy, more artwork, more wine tasting, comics from Comedy Central, Showtime, and Last Comic Standing!!!—What do all these things have in common?   They are all things you can meet, watch, drink, witness and purchase at … 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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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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FirstStage Knocks Another Annual Playwright’s Express out of the Gates!

An ambivalent vehicle owner sits in the parking lot of a used car dealership panicking over which direction to turn.  (There are only two.)  Suddenly and seemingly out of nowhere, a British voice comes to his aid lauding his eventual … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Theatre Review: The Exorcist (at the Geffen Playhouse)

In 1971, William Peter Blatty came out with The Exorcist, a novel inspired by a real-life event from the 1940s. The book was a bestseller and Hollywood immediately pounced on the property releasing the film version only two years later. … Continue reading

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