Author Archives: Harrison Held

Theater Review: Unforgettable at Write Act Repertory Theatre

I attended the premiere of Rochelle Perry’s touching and well written new drama, Unforgettable, at Write Act Repertory Theatre located at the Brickhouse, a cozy venue in North Hollywood. The poignant, yet powerful piece is about an Asian family dealing … Continue reading

Posted in Theater | 1 Comment

Theater Review: Dinner with Friends

The delicious and satisfying “Dinner With Friends” gets a powerful reboot at the Beverly Hills Playhouse under the direction of Michael Yavnieli. The  Pulitzer prize-winning play, written by Donald Margulies (Time Stands Still), still resonates strongly 20 years after its … Continue reading

Posted in Theater | Leave a comment

Theater Review: An Evening of One Acts

“An Evening of One Acts” at Theatre Unlimited in NoHo is fun, entertaining, thought-provoking and diverse. The show runs through April 6th, so be sure to catch it. First up was a colorful piece about legendary screen icon Joan Crawford, … Continue reading

Posted in Theater | Leave a comment

Theater Review: Next to Normal at Hillcrest Center for the Arts

The Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical “Next to Normal” examines the courageous and heartbreaking life of a family living with their mom’s chronic mental illness. The musical, written by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, also won three Tony Awards and is now playing at … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellanious, Theater | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Theater Review: The Night Forlorn (Or, Waitin’ On Godsford)

The Night Forlorn (Or, Waitin’ On Godsford), is a must-see new production well-written by Steve Nevil and well-directed by Arden Teresa Lewis. The well-paced fast-moving 80-minute play is performed without an intermission on a cool set designed by co-star J. Downing. Something funny … Continue reading

Posted in Theater, Upcoming Events | Leave a comment

Theater Review: Mulatto Math: Summing up the Race Equation in America

“Mulatto Math: Summing Up The Race Equation in America” is a very entertaining, cool, and enlightening one-woman show starring talented singer/actress Monique DeBose. The plot revolves around a Mulatto woman’s experiences growing up mixed in America. The original, soulful, and … Continue reading

Posted in Theater | Leave a comment

‘Dennis Wilson Forevermore: A Beach Boy’s Fable’ at the Promenade Playhouse

I was immediately intrigued when I heard about this exciting new musical about Dennis Wilson at the Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica. I attended the packed theater on opening night with high hopes. Like many other Beach Boys fans, I was really looking … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Theater | Leave a comment

“Hollywood Premiere Party: The Show” at Manor on Vine

“Hollywood Premiere Party – The Show” is a high energy interactive experience now playing at the swanky Manor on Vine in the heart of Hollywood. The cool, colorful and kooky show is the brainchild of writer/director Kerry Logan.  Guests of the event … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Photo Essays, Theater | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Theater Review: “Bye Bye Birdie” at the Fremont Centre Theatre

I attended the exciting and high-spirited opening night of the popular ’60s musical “Bye Bye Birdie” Friday night. This production was presented by Young Stars Theatre, a resident company of the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena, which is one of my … Continue reading

Posted in Theater | Leave a comment

Theater Review: “Sawed in Half”

“Sawed in Half” is an entertaining and poignant new one-woman show now playing at the ACME Theatre in North Hollywood. The show stars the bubbly and talented Andrea Mezvinsky, a former magician’s assistant and off Broadway actress. Ms. Mezvinsky  was once crowned … Continue reading

Posted in Theater | Leave a comment