Category Archives: Theater

Gazzetta Arrives in Highland Park: POP Delivers with Rare Rossini Opera

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Rossini’s comic opera “La Gazzetta” received its west coast debut at The Highland Park Ebell Club, a mere two centuries after its 1816 premiere in Naples. Produced by Pacific Opera Project, the work both looks … Continue reading

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Humans: The Tony Award-Winning Drama about the Things that Keep us Human Now Playing at The Ahmanson

“Humans,” written by Stephen Karam, opened off-Broadway in New York City in 2015 and then moved to Broadway in 2016. The play won a Tony Award for Best Play and was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Price. After seeing … Continue reading

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‘Still’ Stirs in a Roller Coaster ‘Complex’ of Sibling Emotions

This article has been updated on 6/27/18 for extended dates. Do I find it so hard When I know in my heart I’m letting you down every day Letting you down every day Why do I keep on running away? … Continue reading

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‘Parade’ A Powerful Musical Still Timely After All These Years

“Parade” opened on Broadway in 1998 and won several Tony Awards including Best Book and Best Original Score, as well as six Drama Desk Awards. The musical was co-conceived and directed by the late Harold Prince. The music and lyrics … Continue reading

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‘Meanwhile,’ the KaBam! Cast Blasts Through with Superhero ‘Lair’ at the New American at Hollywood Fringe

With the glut of super-serious, superhero films coming out of Marvel and DC Comics these days, it’s shows like “Meanwhile, Back at the Super Lair…,” writtten by Greg Kalleres, that seek to blast through the BS, keep things in check, … Continue reading

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Not Fake News: Pacific Opera Project Presents West Coast Premier of Rossini’s La Gazzetta

Pacific Opera Project’s next production is the west coast premiere of an opera by a major composer. You might expect a contemporary name like Glass, Hegge or Adams to fill in that blank, but with La Gazzetta, POP is presenting … 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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Award-winning ‘Easy Targets’ Returns to Hollywood Fringe With New Reasons to Sock-it-to-’em

Last year’s Winner of the HFF17 Best Comedy Award, “Easy Targets,” brought to the Hollywood Fringe Festival by members of the Burglars of Hamm–at the then-Sacred Fools Theater, now The Broadwater–gave a gave deal of relief, albeit only temporarily, in … Continue reading

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“The Empire Strips Back – A Burlesque Parody” at the The Theatre at Ace Hotel on June 1st

I remember a friend pointing out an article about a Star Wars themed burlesque parody last fall that was having a good run in Australia. It sounded really exciting and it was a titillating idea to play with, but I … Continue reading

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Mae West’s ‘Sex’ at the Hudson in Hollywood

“Looking for Sex?”  “Why yes!”  Such was the dialogue–ah!–with a playfully cute man at the Hollywood box office on Theatre Row as he asked me, and I replied, with a fun-loving and carefree bawdiness that felt fresh and surreptitious, as … Continue reading

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