Category Archives: Theater

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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La Traviata: The Inexhaustible Variety of Life at LA Opera

LA Opera’s excellent production of Verdi’s La Traviata has two performances left at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Wednesday, June 19th, at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 22nd, at 2 pm. Set in the jazz era, the dazzle of the set design and … Continue reading

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Blackboxing takes an Hysterical Poke at the Craft at the Hollywood Fringe Festival

Full disclosure: this writer donated toward the making of this show without being privy to its full plot and content and has no vested interest in its box office take or success In the play Blackboxing, actor and writer Matt … Continue reading

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‘Lincoln 2020’ Asks a Pointed ‘What if,’ Offers a Choice, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival

Fast-paced satire “Lincoln 2020,” written and produced by Holiday Kinard, and neatly directed by Colleen Labella, hits some very sharp political notes in their first-year effort at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, now playing at the Broadwater Second Stage. Mirroring the … Continue reading

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New Music, Food and Fun at LA Phil’s Noon to Midnight

The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents its third annual Noon to Midnight (N2M) festival in and around Walt Disney Concert Hall this Saturday, June 1st, 2019. N2M is the quintessential LA Phil event, combining uncompromisingly avant garde music with a fun … Continue reading

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An Interview With Christopher Job: Opera Singer, OC Native, Headbanger

Bass-baritone Christopher Job is a Southern California native who has been busy making a name for himself in the opera world. Having cut his teeth in Orange County with Opera Pacific, Mr. Job has sung all over North America and … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss The Acrocats in NoHo this Weekend!

You can still catch the Acrocats this Saturday and Sunday at El Portal Theater in NoHo, either at the afternoon matinee or in the evening. All of the Easter weekend activities are in the morning–church, Easter egg hunts, biting the … Continue reading

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Pacific Opera Project to Livestream Madama Butterfly This Sunday

Pacific Opera Project’s new staging of Madama Butterfly, a co-production with Houston’s Opera in the Heights, is in the middle of a sold out run at Little Tokyo’s Aratani Theatre. If you missed last weeks premier and don’t have tickets … Continue reading

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Theater: Too Much Sun by Nicky Silver. Through April 28 at the Odyssey.

  For those who are fortunate, a family in chaos still functions as a family. And all of the turmoil that travails them (whether comedic or caustic, merely fantasized or fully realized) is balanced against a certainty of love. One … Continue reading

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Pacific Opera Project Presents Madama Butterfly in Little Tokyo

On Saturday, April 6th, and continuing with two more performances the next weekend, Pacific Opera Project will present a new production of Puccini’s beloved opera Madama Butterfly at the Artani Theatre in Little Tokyo. Originally written and traditionally sung in Italian, POP … Continue reading

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