Category Archives: Theater

A Good Time at Carol’s Christmas, Underground Annex

Story by Laura Smearer Gonyaw We arrived at the cozy Underground Annex Theater to see “Carol’s Christmas” and were greeted by a smiling gentleman who provided refreshments prior to and after the performance. We sat ourselves in the rows of seats in … Continue reading

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POPS’ ‘La Bohème: AKA The Hipsters’ Returns to Highland Park

Pacific Opera Project closes the 2019 season with its signature production, “La Bohème: AKA The Hipsters.” First staged in 2012, the show transports Puccini’s timeless story of love and loss from Paris to contemporary Los Angeles, transforming the 19th century … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Zombie Joe’s Holiday Nightmare!

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What to do on Black Friday Instead of Fighting over a Big Screen TV

Black Friday has a reputation for being one big, grabby, greedfest. Nowadays with early Black Friday prices and Cyber Monday, you don’t have to fight the crowds unless you get off on the madness. For those of you looking for … Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Marlowe’ Dominate the Cosmos with ‘School of Night”s ‘Klingon Tamburlaine’

Director Christopher Johnson and The School of Night have brought back their Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019 production of “Klingon Tamburlaine” to the Ruby Theater the Complex Hollywood, playing until Saturday, November 9, 2019. Together, with loads of hand-to-hand combat drama … Continue reading

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Theater Review: Death with Dignity Comes in a Milkshake

A gritty, funny new play, “Death with Dignity Comes in a Milkshake,” recently opened at one of my favorite places–Theatre 68 in NoHo. The eclectic play is written by Sam Henry Kass (“Star-ving”), and directed by acclaimed Theatre 68 artistic … Continue reading

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Review: LA Opera’s Psycho and The Light in the Piazza

LA Opera Off Grand’s presentation of Psycho with live score is a great night at both the movies and the orchestra. Watching the Alfred Hitchcock thriller on the big screen at Theatre at the Ace Hotel, I became so engrossed … Continue reading

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Family-Friendly Halloween Fun in LA

Even though Halloween is becoming more of a holiday for grown-ups, there are still millions of activities for kids this time of year. Here are our recommendations for local happenings that the whole family will enjoy. Get tickets soon–a lot … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Pit of Goblins’ Comically Scares Up From Deep Within

The scariest of things is not that which slinks behind walls, lurks in the dark, or hides deep within a dark and ominous pit. It is that which stands before us, in plain sight, and often without giving us the … Continue reading

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Ace Hotel, Bates Motel, Halloween Chills: LA Opera Presents Psycho with Live Score

LA Opera Off Grand continues its Halloween tradition of pairing classic horror films with live orchestral accompaniment in the Theatre at Ace Hotel this October with a screening of “Psycho.” One of Hitchcock’s true masterpieces, “Psycho” remains among the most … Continue reading

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