Shari Barrett

Shari Barrett, a Los Angeles native, has been active in the theater world since the age of six - acting, singing, and dancing her way across the boards all over town. After teaching in local secondary schools, working in marketing for several studios, writing, directing, producing, and performing in productions for several non-profit theaters, Shari now dedicates her time and focuses her skills as an independent publicist to "get the word out" about smaller theaters throughout the Los Angeles area. As a founding member of the LA Stage Alliance Leadership Council Task Force, she and reps from theaters throughout the city work together to articulate a vision for the theatre community of Greater Los Angeles. Shari has received recognition from the City of Los Angeles for her dedication of heart and hand to the needs of friends, neighbors and fellow members of society for her devotion of service to the people of Los Angeles. Shari is honored to serve her hometown as a contributor to Broadway World.
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BWW Reviews: THE PETRIFIED FOREST is a Clever Mash-Up of a Love Story, Gangster Tale, and Political DramaBWW Reviews: THE PETRIFIED FOREST is a Clever Mash-Up of a Love Story, Gangster Tale, and Political Drama
Posted: Mar. 24, 2014


BWW Reviews: DOCTOR ANONYMOUS Looks At The Masks We Wear While Hiding The Truth  From OurselvesBWW Reviews: DOCTOR ANONYMOUS Looks At The Masks We Wear While Hiding The Truth From Ourselves
Posted: Apr. 12, 2014


BWW Reviews: World Premiere Comedy CLASSIC COUPLES COUNSELING Examines Shakespeare's Famous LoversBWW Reviews: World Premiere Comedy CLASSIC COUPLES COUNSELING
Posted: Mar. 31, 2014


BWW Reviews: High Energy and Spirituality Fuel the Passion in ALTAR BOYZ at the Chromolume TheatreBWW Reviews: High Energy and Spirituality Fuel the Passion in ALTAR BOYZ at the Chromolume Theatre
Posted: Apr. 7, 2014


BWW Reviews: World Premiere TALHOTBLOND Proves Everyone Lies OnlineBWW Reviews: World Premiere TALHOTBLOND Proves Everyone Lies Online
Posted: Mar. 29, 2014


BWW Reviews: COUNTRY ROADS: A JOHN DENVER CELEBRATION Fills the El Portal with LoveBWW Reviews: COUNTRY ROADS: A JOHN DENVER CELEBRATION Fills the El Portal with Love
Posted: Apr. 4, 2014


BWW Reviews: Anglo-Franco Fusion Farce DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER Sparks Frivolity and LaughterBWW Reviews: Anglo-Franco Fusion Farce DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER Sparks Frivolity and Laughter
Posted: Apr. 5, 2014


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BWW Reviews: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Reminds Us To Never Take Our Freedom For GrantedBWW Reviews: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Reminds Us To Never Take Our Freedom For Granted
Posted: Feb. 17, 2014


BWW Reviews: Hitchcock Meets Hilarious in THE 39 STEPS at the Norris CenterBWW Reviews: Hitchcock Meets Hilarious in THE 39 STEPS at the Norris Center
Posted: Jan. 26, 2014


BWW Reviews: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, THE MUSICAL! Hysterically Parodies the Best Loved Musicals of All TimeBWW Reviews: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, THE MUSICAL! Hysterically Parodies the Best Loved Musicals of All Time
Posted: Nov. 16, 2013


BWW Reviews: Tim Piper Channels John Lennon in JUST IMAGINE at the Hayworth TheatreBWW Reviews: Tim Piper Channels John Lennon in JUST IMAGINE at the Hayworth Theatre
Posted: Jul. 7, 2013


FIRST LOOK: The Star of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Shares Her Personal Ties to Anne FrankFIRST LOOK: The Star of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Shares Her Personal Ties to Anne Frank
Posted: Jan. 28, 2014


BWW Reviews: Broadway In The Park Presents a Magical THE WIZARD OF OZ Outdoors in El Segundo Recreation ParkBWW Reviews: Broadway In The Park Presents a Magical THE WIZARD OF OZ Outdoors in El Segundo Recreation Park
Posted: Aug. 9, 2013


First Look: BLOOD RELATIONS Asks Did She or Didn't She? A Psychological Murder Mystery About Lizzie BordenFirst Look: BLOOD RELATIONS Asks Did She or Didn't She? A Psychological Murder Mystery About Lizzie Borden
April 18, 2014

On August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother were found bludgeoned in their family home. Lizzie was arrested for murder and the trial date set for June 5, 1893. The trial lasted fourteen days, and caused a national sensation as it was the first public trial in the United States to be covered extensively by the media. Popular opinion was split on her innocence or guilt. Did she or didn't she do it? See BLOOD RELATIONS and decide for yourself.
BWW Reviews: Visually Stunning A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Wows Audiences at The Broad StageBWW Reviews: Visually Stunning A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Wows Audiences at The Broad Stage
April 18, 2014

The production is visually stunning, blending live actors, puppets and keenly choreographed movement that breathe life into everyday inanimate objects. The puppetry involves a huge range of ground-breaking techniques and variety of creations - from the smallest mechanical creatures to the huge god-like masks and limbs that represent Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the Fairies.
BWW Reviews: Chekhov Meets Fellini in WHITE MARRIAGE at The OdysseyBWW Reviews: Chekhov Meets Fellini in WHITE MARRIAGE at The Odyssey
April 13, 2014

Set in Poland circa 1890, WHITE MARRIAGE is a surreal and erotic coming-of-age fairytale that follows a young girl's poignant emergence into womanhood and frightened resistance to her impending marriage. Two sisters, sensitive Bianca (Kate Dalton) and precocious Pauline (Emily Goss), are on the verge of adulthood. Bianca is betrothed to Benjamin (Austin Rogers) and the preparations for her imminent wedding send the girls into a flurry of excitement and confusion.
BWW Reviews: DOCTOR ANONYMOUS Looks At The Masks We Wear While Hiding The Truth  From OurselvesBWW Reviews: DOCTOR ANONYMOUS Looks At The Masks We Wear While Hiding The Truth From Ourselves
April 12, 2014

Although a work of fiction, DOCTOR ANONYMOUS was inspired by a watershed moment in LGBT history when Dr. John E. Fryer, wearing a mask and using a voice-distorting microphone, declared himself a homosexual in front of the American Psychiatric Association's 1972 convention - leading to the decision to de-list homosexuality as a mental illness.
FIRST LOOK: Bailey Mason Journeys From Sex Worker to Healer in HOOKED, Opening 4/27FIRST LOOK: Bailey Mason Journeys From Sex Worker to Healer in HOOKED, Opening 4/27
April 11, 2014

Every once in a while an extraordinary story and performer comes along where we can explore the human condition from a new perspective. Such a performer is Bailey Mason and such a show is !HOOKED which blends wacky yet real comedy with episodes of somber events from Bailey's life. She is a strong person who has experienced more than she would have wanted, but came out better for it in the end.
BWW Reviews: Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with THESE APRIL FOOLISH THINGSBWW Reviews: Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with THESE APRIL FOOLISH THINGS
April 7, 2014

On the first Sunday of each month, Bruce Kimmel's Kritzerland Records' presents a supper club musical cabaret at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in NoHo. Sunday, April 6, 2014, the group celebrated its two-year anniversary with THESE APRIL FOOLISH THINGS with not only foolish songs but ones having to do with Spring or the month of April in general.
BWW Reviews: High Energy and Spirituality Fuel the Passion in ALTAR BOYZ at the Chromolume TheatreBWW Reviews: High Energy and Spirituality Fuel the Passion in ALTAR BOYZ at the Chromolume Theatre
April 7, 2014

The 9th longest-running off-Broadway musical of all time, ALTAR BOYZ is a foot-stomping, rafter-raising musical comedy satire about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their national 'Raise the Praise' tour during which they attempt to reduce the number of burdened souls in the theatre to zero by the end of the concert.
BWW Reviews: Kafkaesque THE MEMORANDUM Examines Humanity Stuck in the Corporate WorldBWW Reviews: Kafkaesque THE MEMORANDUM Examines Humanity Stuck in the Corporate World
April 6, 2014

Certainly anyone who has worked in a corporation, and especially those who are so hooked into the online world via Twitter, will identify with the characters and situations in THE MEMORANDUM. And even though parts of it may go over your head politically, the clear message that corporations zap individuality will come through loud and clear.
BWW Reviews: Anglo-Franco Fusion Farce DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER Sparks Frivolity and LaughterBWW Reviews: Anglo-Franco Fusion Farce DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER Sparks Frivolity and Laughter
April 5, 2014

When all the elements fall into place in perfect harmony, the resulting frivolity and laughter go far beyond the words on the page to reveal utter hysteria. Such is the case with Anglo-Franco Fusion Farce DON'T DRESS OF DINNER by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon, now onstage at Theatre Palisades through May 11.
BWW Reviews: COUNTRY ROADS: A JOHN DENVER CELEBRATION Fills the El Portal with LoveBWW Reviews: COUNTRY ROADS: A JOHN DENVER CELEBRATION Fills the El Portal with Love
April 4, 2014

John Denver was an environmentalist before it was fashionable and a man not afraid to sing about his deep love for the Earth and his wife. While few radio stations still play his music, his many albums sold millions of copies during his singing career from 1969-1997. Those of us in the audience on opening night were quick to join in singing, spreading Denver's joy and love throughout the theater.
BWW Reviews: World Premiere Comedy CLASSIC COUPLES COUNSELING Examines Shakespeare's Famous LoversBWW Reviews: World Premiere Comedy CLASSIC COUPLES COUNSELING Examines Shakespeare's Famous Lovers
March 31, 2014

How often have you wished you could have stopped the tragedy that befalls lovers in Shakespeare's plays? Playwright and producer Lloyd J. Schwartz, along with director Ted Lange, lovingly give you a chance to get to know these magnificent characters in the world premiere comedy CLASSIC COUPLES COUNSELING now onstage at the Secret Rose Theatre in NoHo. Their vision juxtaposes modern counseling with the timeless issues facing Shakespeare's classic couples.
BWW Reviews: Recognizable Local Characters Inhabit L.A. DELI, A New Comedy by Sam BobrickBWW Reviews: Recognizable Local Characters Inhabit L.A. DELI, A New Comedy by Sam Bobrick
March 30, 2014

Certainly those of us who frequent any Jewish deli in Los Angeles will recognize these characters. Playwright Sam Bobrick admits some of the events in the play's 12 sketches actually happened to him, some to his friends, and some to people he just happened to be sitting next to at lunch. After working in the entertainment business for over 50 years, he's not sure which is which.
BWW Reviews: World Premiere TALHOTBLOND Proves Everyone Lies OnlineBWW Reviews: World Premiere TALHOTBLOND Proves Everyone Lies Online
March 29, 2014

Any of us who have engaged in online chatting knows that sex and obsession, indulged through an erotic relationship on the Internet, can lead to disappointing or explosive consequences. You only have to follow today's headlines about young girls bullied online who commit suicide just to escape the continuous taunting, with helpless parents unable to help or even unaware of the problem until it's too late. TALHOTBLOND certainly is a cautionary tale for the times in which we live.
BWW Reviews: New British Musical CONFESSIONS OF A RABBI'S DAUGHTER Makes LA DebutBWW Reviews: New British Musical CONFESSIONS OF A RABBI'S DAUGHTER Makes LA Debut
March 28, 2014

Emily Rose has been traveling around the United States presenting her fictionalized one-woman musical CONFESSIONS OF A RABBI'S DAUGHTER. The show enjoyed a performance at the York New Musical Festival, a successful run in the Edinburgh Fringe last summer, and an Off-Broadway run before making its current LA debut at the Complex in Hollywood this weekend.
BWW Reviews: THE PETRIFIED FOREST is a Clever Mash-Up of a Love Story, Gangster Tale, and Political DramaBWW Reviews: THE PETRIFIED FOREST is a Clever Mash-Up of a Love Story, Gangster Tale, and Political Drama
March 24, 2014

THE PETRIFIED FOREST endures because it has it all: romance, suspense, danger, sex and even a little politics. A fantasy of the highway, it unfurls like a dream of a still-untamed corner of the American West. Although it has some of the flavor of an adventure, its multiple themes (men and women, working class struggle, class conflict gender issues, left vs. right) still resonate today.
BWW Reviews: GOD ONLY KNOWS Asks the Question 'What Does it Mean to Have Faith?'BWW Reviews: GOD ONLY KNOWS Asks the Question 'What Does it Mean to Have Faith?'
March 22, 2014

According to the Oxford Dictionary, faith means having complete trust or confidence in someone or something, a strong belief in God or in a doctrine of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof. In GOD ONLY KNOWS, Hugh Whitemore presents his audience with a factual, intelligent and intense debate over the validity and origins of faith, especially Christianity. It also explores humankind's need to believe in or have faith is something greater than ourselves.
BWW Reviews: SECRETS Attempts to Present a Raw Graphic Portrait of a Failing MarriageBWW Reviews: SECRETS Attempts to Present a Raw Graphic Portrait of a Failing Marriage
March 19, 2014

In SECRETS, Evan and Merisha struggle to save their once-fairytale marriage amidst mounting secrets that explode in their faces. According to writer/director (and star) Wallace Demarria, SECRETS explores infidelity, lies, lack of attention and communication, and much more. "If you ever wondered why men and women cheat or have been cheated on, then you will want to see this play.'
BWW Reviews: Bailey Mason Presents a Return Engagement of her Critically-Acclaimed Solo Show HOOKEDBWW Reviews: Bailey Mason Presents a Return Engagement of her Critically-Acclaimed Solo Show HOOKED
March 18, 2014

Bailey Mason presents a return engagement of her critically-acclaimed solo show HOOKED, opening Sunday, April 27 and continuing on Sundays at 7:00pm through June 29, 2014 at Spiritworks Center in Burbank, directed by Mark W. Travis. HOOKED recounts Bailey's journey from hooker to healer, a true story of love and transformation.
BWW Reviews: World Premiere WILD SONGS AND NAKED SOULS Shares Literary Musings on the Obsession Called LoveBWW Reviews: World Premiere WILD SONGS AND NAKED SOULS Shares Literary Musings on the Obsession Called Love
March 17, 2014

In this day of instant communication, how do you feel when the person you love does not answer a text or email within an hour? Makes you wonder what that person is up to and with whom, doesn't it? So image how was it in the days when the only way to reach a loved one was by sending a letter, and then having to wait for weeks or months for a response. Certainly the most outrageous scenarios would play in your head as to what was really going on.
Photo Coverage: Kentwood Players' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Celebrates Its Spectacular Opening Weekend!Photo Coverage: Kentwood Players' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Celebrates Its Spectacular Opening Weekend!
March 16, 2014

Audiences and critics are raving about the Kentwood Players production of the Tony Award winning FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, presented at the Westchester Playhouse during the musical's 50th anniversary celebration of its 1964 Broadway debut. With packed houses during its opening weekend, be sure to call (310) 645-5156 to get your tickets in advance for performances through April 19.


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