Author Archives: Harrison Held

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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“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

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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

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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

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Ronnie Marmo’s Theatre 68 Grand Opening Party in North Hollywood

Award-winning thespians Joe Mantegna and Carolyn Hennessy join Theatre 68’s acclaimed artistic director Ronnie Marmo at the grand opening party for the gorgeous new theatre located at 5112 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood.  For more info, visit Photo Gallery … Continue reading

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