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Shari Barrett

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: Cam Clarke Shares his Inspirational Journey to Self Acceptance in STOP ME IF I TOLD YOU THISCam Clarke Shares his Inspirational Journey to Self Acceptance in STOP ME IF I TOLD YOU
Posted: Mar. 2, 2015


BWW Review: ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO Skillfully Sets Mozart's Opera in Star Trek's Final FrontierReview: Pacific Opera Project's ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO
Posted: Mar. 8, 2015


Cast Announced for 31st Annual STAGE Benefit for APLA on 5/9Cast Announced for 31st Annual STAGE Benefit for APLA on 5/9
Posted: Feb. 26, 2015


BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL Asks Who is Crazier? The One Who Gets Help or the One Who Hopes for the Best?BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL Asks Who is Crazier
Posted: Mar. 11, 2015


BWW Review: LIFEBOAT Recounts a True Story of Courage, Survival and Enduring FriendshipReview: Baclays Stage Award-Winning LIFEBOAT
Posted: Mar. 15, 2015


BWW Reviews:  ILove99 THE MUSICAL! Offers A Cabaret To Save Los Angeles Intimate TheatreBWW Reviews: ILove99 THE MUSICAL! Offers A Cabaret To Save LA Intimate Theatre
Posted: Mar. 25, 2015


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BWW Reviews: THE BEATLES' 50th Brings Their Rock and Roll Celebration Back to the Hollywood BowlBWW Reviews: THE BEATLES' 50th Brings Their Rock and Roll Celebration Back to the Hollywood Bowl
Posted: Aug. 23, 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 Interview: Jack Stehlin and Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin on OTHELLO at the Odyssey; Opens Next FridayBWW Interview: Stehlin & Wisnosky Stehlin on OTHELLO at the Odyssey
Posted: Oct. 17, 2014


Photo Coverage: Oscar Wilde's LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN Returns to UCLA's William Andrews Clark Memorial Library This SummerPhoto Coverage: Oscar Wilde's LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN Returns to UCLA's William Andrews Clark Memorial Library This Summer
Posted: Jul. 3, 2014


BWW Reviews: Tour De Force Fabulous French Farce THE GAMESTER at Theatre 40BWW Reviews: Tour De Force Fabulous French Farce THE GAMESTER at Theatre 40
Posted: Jul. 26, 2014


BWW Reviews: Cam Clarke Shares his Inspirational Journey to Self Acceptance in STOP ME IF I TOLD YOU THISCam Clarke Shares his Inspirational Journey to Self Acceptance in STOP ME IF I TOLD YOU
Posted: Mar. 2, 2015


BWW Reviews:  ILove99 THE MUSICAL! Offers A Cabaret To Save Los Angeles Intimate TheatreBWW Reviews: ILove99 THE MUSICAL! Offers A Cabaret To Save Los Angeles Intimate Theatre
March 25, 2015

Due to the enormous success of their first show, Sixth Avenue presented an encore of its National Tour 'ILove99 The Musical!' cabaret event to save Los Angeles intimate theatre on Tuesday, March 24 at the Dragonfly on Hollywood's Theater Row. Produced by Adam Silver and directed by Alan Smithee (wink wink) featuring returning and additional performers, the event proved to be a real meeting of the minds for both union and non-union audience members. And what a show it was, giving both AEA union members as well as non-members a chance to enjoy great entertainment while rallying everyone to go out and encourage all union member to vote NO on the proposed union changes that could wipe out intimate theater in Los Angeles.
BWW Review: The Ultimate Online Party Awaits IF YOU CAN GET TO BUFFALOBWW Review: The Ultimate Online Party Awaits IF YOU CAN GET TO BUFFALO
March 24, 2015

The online world of social media began long before the internet exploded with email services and today's outlandish graphics and photo capabilities. Local BBS online systems allowed its members to log on, visit various chat rooms on lots of topics and create a world unto themselves by just typing away and watching plain text conversations fly by at rapid speed. No graphics - no photos - just words from however many users were in that particular chat room. It was a heady time when anyone could pretend to be whoever they wanted to be and create worlds where each of us could be a star - or the controller of everyone and everything going on in that imaginary room. Have avatar, will travel.
BWW Review: AMERICAN WEE-PIE Proves A Second Chance Can Happen When You Least Expect ItBWW Review: AMERICAN WEE-PIE Proves A Second Chance Can Happen When You Least Expect It
March 21, 2015

Most people who change career paths make that choice due to being let go from a job or being offered a new challenge that seems to be something more rewarding. But what about those who walk away from a successful career, from a job with a great salary and excellent benefits, to go back to a more simple life that offers a more fulfilling way to express your creativity when a second chance comes along? Wouldn't it be wonderful to be that lucky?
BWW Review: LIFEBOAT Recounts a True Story of Courage, Survival and Enduring FriendshipBWW Review: LIFEBOAT Recounts a True Story of Courage, Survival and Enduring Friendship
March 15, 2015

Winner of the Barclays Stage Award for Best Show for Children and Young People, LIFEBOAT by Nicola McCartney is a true story of courage, survival and enduring friendship set during World War II. In September 1940, a ship, the City of Benares, set sail from Liverpool for Canada. Onboard were 90 evacuees trying to escape the relentless bombing and dangers of war-torn Britain. Four days into its journey, the ship was torpedoed and sank. Only eleven of the evacuees survived, including two fifteen-year-old girls, Bess Walder (Ashley Smith) and Beth Cummings (Hannah Donaldson) who spent 19 terrifying hours in the water on an upturned lifeboat during a harsh, relentless storm. Through their will to survive in spite of their dire situation, they endured to tell their story so the bitter consequences of World War II on so many innocent, young children will never be forgotten.
BWW Review: Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Presented by LA Opera as Second Part of Figaro TrilogyBWW Review: Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Presented by LA Opera as Second Part of Figaro Trilogy
March 15, 2015

Trevore Ross stages this splendid revival of a production originally created by Spanish director Emilio Sagi for the Teatro Real in Madrid. Thanks to his stellar ensemble who do the lion's share of changing the sets while playing multiple roles, the opera is just as lovely to watch as it is to hear with the entire cast harmonizing spectacularly and playing their parts for all the laughs they can muster. THE BARBER OF SEVILLE is performed in Italian with simultaneous English translations projected over the stage.
AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Moves to Rockwell, Monday, 3/16AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Moves to Rockwell, Monday, 3/16
March 13, 2015

Following spectacular performances at Upstairs at Vitello's, The Catalina Jazz Club and the El Caballero Country Club, Fraser Entertainment Group moves to Rockwell Table & Stage on Monday, March 16 with the critically- acclaimed ongoing series AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY. This show welcomes a new cast of singers from Broadway, television and film.
BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL Asks Who is Crazier? The One Who Gets Help or the One Who Hopes for the Best?BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL Asks Who is Crazier? The One Who Gets Help or the One Who Hopes for the Best?
March 11, 2015

NEXT TO NORMAL tells the story of a mother, Diana Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and the day-to-day reality of suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family's world intact. The production plays more like a modern operetta as there is little dialogue with most of the story being told via the story-forwarding song lyrics.
BWW Review: TRU Presented as a True Tour-de-Force Performance by Michael-Anthony NozziBWW Review: TRU Presented as a True Tour-de-Force Performance by Michael-Anthony Nozzi
March 9, 2015

When TRU premiered on Broadway, Robert Morse won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One-Person Show for his tour-de-force portrayal of Truman Capote. For his performance in the 1992 American Playhouse presentation of TRU, Morse won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. As a way to pay it forward, Morse is acting as the Creative Consultant for the all-new run of TRU at the Primitive Stage in Woodland Hills starring Michael-Anthony Nozzi who gives his own tour-de-force performance as the lonely writer.
BWW Review: ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO Skillfully Sets Mozart's Opera in Star Trek's Final FrontierBWW Review: ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO Skillfully Sets Mozart's Opera in Star Trek's Final Frontier
March 8, 2015

Pacific Opera Project boldly goes where no opera company has gone before in a Star Trek-themed production of ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO: POP puts their zany spin on Mozart's kidnapping caper by setting it in space... the final frontier. Klingons, slave girls, and all your favorite characters from the original Star Trek series sing and dance their way through Abduction accompanied by a spectacular 27-piece orchestra conducted by POP co-founder Stephen Karr. The new English libretto, written by artistic director Josh Shaw who also directs the POP production, takes the action from an 18th century harem in Turkey and places it Stardate 14-20.27 on the hereto unexplored planet M113.
BWW Reviews: Cam Clarke Shares his Inspirational Journey to Self Acceptance in STOP ME IF I TOLD YOU THISBWW Reviews: Cam Clarke Shares his Inspirational Journey to Self Acceptance in STOP ME IF I TOLD YOU THIS
March 2, 2015

STOP ME IF I TOLD YOU THIS is the touching, funny, off-beat multimedia musical memoir of prolific voice-over actor Cam Clarke who began his career in short pants and knee socks in 1965 as one of the youngest members of TV's "The King Family Show" - all 39 members in an environment where Mormonism and Burlesque collided! The show business progeny of glamorous Alyce King of The King Sisters and science fiction B-movie icon Robert Clarke, his childhood played out on TV screens across America, but his true nature was something he chose to hide from his Mormon family and school friends.
Cast Announced for 31st Annual STAGE Benefit for APLA on 5/9Cast Announced for 31st Annual STAGE Benefit for APLA on 5/9
February 26, 2015

Following last year's sold out benefit, the Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (STAGE) is delighted to announce the All-Star cast participating in the 31st annual gala, 'To Broadway, From Hollywood.With Love,' being held on Saturday, May 9th, at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. David Galligan directs with Brad Ellis serving as Musical Director for his first time. The cast includes Loni Anderson, Obba Babatunde, Adrienne Baron, Mary Jo Catlett, Carole Cook, James Darren, Loretta Devine, Nancy Dussault, David Engel, Barbara Eden, Julie Garnye, Thea Gill, Jason Graae, Gregory Harrison, Sally Kellerman, Jon Maher, Melissa Manchester, Pat Marshall, James C Mulligan, Patricia Morison, Robert Morse, Donna Pescow, Jake Simpson, Sally Struthers, Donna Theodore, Lisa Vroman and Adam Wylie.
BWW Reviews: LA Ballet Premieres a Spectacular THE SLEEPING BEAUTYBWW Reviews: LA Ballet Premieres a Spectacular THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
February 22, 2015

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY ballet with glorious music by Tchaikovsky premiered in Moscow in 1890. With original choreography by Marius Petipa, it is considered one of the greatest story ballets of all time and the epitome of classical ballet. The story represents much more than just the fairy tale, showing us that even when poisoned by the forces of evil, the power of love can surmount any roadblock and triumph. Los Angeles Ballet Co-Artistic Directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary have adapted the ballet with their own original choreography, based after Petipa. Their World Premiere LA Ballet presentation proved to be a spectacular work of artistic excellence thanks to the remarkable LA Ballet dancers.
BWW Interview: NOBODY TOLD ME Proves the Transformative Power of Theater to Full Scope Veterans and Theatre by the Blind ActorsBWW Interview: NOBODY TOLD ME Proves the Transformative Power of Theater to Full Scope Veterans and Theatre by the Blind Actors
February 17, 2015

CRE Outreach presents the world premiere of NOBODY TOLD ME, a heartfelt original play written by Marine Corps veteran Melvin Ishmael Johnson, performed by Full Scope Veterans and Theatre by the Blind. Writer/performer Melvin Ishmael Johnson drew from his own as well as other veterans' real-life stories and experiences to create the piece, then joined forces with Theatre by the Blind actors to hone Full Scope Veterans stage craft skills. Working together proved to be a transformative experience for every member of the production.
PHOTO FLASH: Kentwood Players Presents MAME, Opening 3/13 at the Westchester PlayhousePHOTO FLASH: Kentwood Players Presents MAME, Opening 3/13 at the Westchester Playhouse
February 16, 2015

MAME, the 1966 multiple Tony Award winning musical, based on the biographical novel Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade by Patrick Dennis and subsequent play and film Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, is a wonderful, warm, and witty narrative enhanced with Jerry Herman's evocative, lively, and sentimental music and lyrics. Bohemian Mame Dennis is a larger-than-life personality living in New York City during the Great Depression. Mame has a collection of eccentric, wealthy society friends and her life is one endless party; that is until her young nephew Patrick "walks into her life."
BWW Reviews: Intimate Staging of RENT Brings the Characters Into Sharp FocusBWW Reviews: Intimate Staging of RENT Brings the Characters Into Sharp Focus
February 11, 2015

Based on Puccini's La Boheme, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical RENT with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson is a rock opera that tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in the East Village alphabet city streets of New York during the 1990s. The production at the intimate Hollywood Cupcake Theater features a rotating cast of industry professionals who bring the characters to life brilliantly.
BWW Review: DanceBrazil Wows Audiences With Afro-Brazilian, Contemporary Dance, and CapoeiraBWW Review: DanceBrazil Wows Audiences With Afro-Brazilian, Contemporary Dance, and Capoeira
February 8, 2015

For over 30 years, New York City-based DanceBrazil has thrilled audiences across the United States and throughout the world with its dazzling artistry, which is inspired by the cultural tapestry of Brazil. Whether in the streets or on stage in the most prestigious theaters, the dancers of DanceBrazil never fail to enthrall audiences with the company's unique fusion of Afro-Brazilian movement, contemporary dance and Capoeira, the traditional dance form that had its origins in Africa and evolved in colonial Brazil.
BWW Reviews: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Presents ANNA CHRISTIE as a Total Sensory ExperienceBWW Reviews: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Presents ANNA CHRISTIE as a Total Sensory Experience
February 3, 2015

Every once in awhile I am blown away by an innovative and excitingly creative theatrical production which surprises me both physically and emotionally. Such was the case when I experienced Eugene O'Neill's ANNA CHRISTIE at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble. The incredible cast stars Zoe Perry alongside her real-life father, Scandal's Jeff Perry, and Grey's Anatomy's Kevin McKidd as the play's trio of iconic characters who create an explosive mix, each struggling for salvation.
BWW Reviews: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Recounts a Story Never to be ForgottenBWW Reviews: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Recounts a Story Never to be Forgotten
January 31, 2015

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Theatre Palisades begins with Otto Frank returning to the family hiding place after his release from Auschwitz when the camp was liberated on 1-27-45. With worldwide celebrations of its 70th anniversary this week, now is the perfect time to experience the story never to be forgotten about Anne's two-year ordeal hiding with her family during the German occupation of the Netherlands. This is a story of life, not death - a true depiction of raw, daily survival during the Holocaust.
BWW Reviews: LOVE, SEX AND THE I.R.S. Offers the Perfect Antidote to Tax Season StressBWW Reviews: LOVE, SEX AND THE I.R.S. Offers the Perfect Antidote to Tax Season Stress
January 26, 2015

LOVE, SEX AND THE I.R.S. follows two heterosexual men, Jon (Jeffrey Cannata) and Leslie (David Herbelin), who share an apartment in New York. To save money, Jon has been filing tax returns listing his roommate, Leslie, as his wife. The day of reckoning comes when the I.R.S. informs the "couple" that they are being investigated and an authorized auditor, Floyd Spinner (Bryan Dobson) will be visiting soon.The zany, fast-paced farce about a pair of bumbling tax cheats is filled with wild plot twists, lightning-quick sight gags, and a concoction of mistaken identities that rivals Shakespeare.
BWW Reviews: MUTANT OLIVE Reminds Us We Are All Dancing By Ourselves Through LifeBWW Reviews: MUTANT OLIVE Reminds Us We Are All Dancing By Ourselves Through Life
January 23, 2015

Mitch Hara breaks the fourth wall in his hilarious solo play MUTANT OLIVE about father and son forgiveness. A self-described "ADHD buzz saw looking for a two-by-four," Hara gives life to alter-ego Adam Astra, an actor whose past seems to constantly seep into his present. Astra gleefully spoons out tales of his soul-sucking childhood, monstrous substance abuse, rampant sex and crashed cars - all during the course of an audition for "Death of a Salesman" for which he is totally wrong.


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