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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 Interview: Henry Jaglom and Tanna Frederick on Presenting TRAIN TO ZAKOPANE at the Edgemar Center, Opening 11/14BWW Interview: Henry Jaglom and Tanna Frederick on Presenting TRAIN TO ZAKOPANE at the Edgemar Center, Opening 11/14
Posted: Oct. 30, 2014


BWW Reviews: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Presents KING LEAR at the Broad Stage in Santa MonicaBWW Reviews: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Presents KING LEAR
Posted: Nov. 6, 2014


BWW Reviews: RE-ANIMATOR THE MUSICAL Develops a Cult Following at the Steve Allen Theater in HollywoodBWW Reviews: RE-ANIMATOR THE MUSICAL Develops a Cult Following
Posted: Nov. 4, 2014


BWW Interview: Two Stephen Sondheim Musicals Open in West Los Angeles This WeekBWW Interview: Two Stephen Sondheim Musicals Open in West Los Angeles This Week
Posted: Nov. 13, 2014


First Look: INTO THE WOODS, Opening Tonight at the Westchester PlayhouseFirst Look: INTO THE WOODS, Opening Tonight at the Westchester Playhouse
Posted: Nov. 14, 2014


BWW Reviews: WAIT UNTIL DARK Thrills Audiences in the Intimate Second Story Theatre in Hermosa BeachBWW Reviews: WAIT UNTIL DARK Thrills Audiences in the Intimate Theatre
Posted: Nov. 3, 2014


LAST 365 DAYS

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 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


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: 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


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


First Look: INTO THE WOODS, Opening Tonight at the Westchester PlayhouseFirst Look: INTO THE WOODS, Opening Tonight at the Westchester Playhouse
November 14, 2014

Kentwood Players presents the Tony Award winning musical "Into the Woods" with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine, from Friday, November 14 to Saturday, December 20 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, with two Thursday night performances at 8pm on December 11 and 18 at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045. The production is directed by Shawn K. Summerer with musical direction by Catherine Rahm, produced by Lori Marple-Pereslete and Tony Pereslete by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
BWW Interview: Two Stephen Sondheim Musicals Open in West Los Angeles This WeekBWW Interview: Two Stephen Sondheim Musicals Open in West Los Angeles This Week
November 13, 2014

American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim is known for his immense contributions to musical theatre for over 50 years. He is the winner of an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards (more than any other composer) including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and the Laurence Olivier Award. Sondheim fans are in for a treat this holiday season with two Sondheim shows playing within just a few miles of each other: Kentwood Players at the Westchester Playhouse is presenting 'Into the Woods' and Chromolume at the Attic Theatre is presenting 'Putting it Together' with both productions opening on November 14, 2014.
BWW Reviews: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Presents KING LEAR at the Broad Stage in Santa MonicaBWW Reviews: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Presents KING LEAR at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica
November 6, 2014

The several intertwined stories about characters motivated by the seven deadly sins and shocking scenes of excessive cruelty and suffering (especially the violent blinding of Gloucester, Lear's descent into madness, the raging storm, and the tragic death of Cordelia), make KING LEAR a profound exploration of the human condition in all its extremes and complexities. And when well performed by actors who fully comprehend the psyche of their character as well as the meaning of Shakespeare's vocabulary, brilliance happens.
BWW Reviews: RE-ANIMATOR THE MUSICAL Develops a Cult Following at the Steve Allen Theater in HollywoodBWW Reviews: RE-ANIMATOR THE MUSICAL Develops a Cult Following at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood
November 4, 2014

Get ready all you "Rocky Horror" fans! There's a new show in town that is begging for you to join in the fun, just as long as you don't mind being splattered with blood, breaking pencils, or waving pompoms. Due to robust ticket sales and an ever-increasing dedicated fan base, RE-ANIMATOR THE MUSICAL has added nine additional performances at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood through November 23. The blood flows so freely during the show that the first 3 rows are designated as a "splash zone." So bring your raincoat or accept a plastic trash bag from the stage manager for protection.
BWW Reviews: WAIT UNTIL DARK Thrills Audiences in the Intimate Second Story Theatre in Hermosa BeachBWW Reviews: WAIT UNTIL DARK Thrills Audiences in the Intimate Second Story Theatre in Hermosa Beach
November 3, 2014

WAIT UNTIL DARK centers on a missing doll carried into the United States by photographer Sam Hendrix (Linden East) for a woman named Lisa he meets at a Canadian airport. When the doll goes missing in Sam and Susy's apartment, three ruthless thugs show up to try and find it, terrorizing Susy in the process. Many will remember the 1966 Broadway play starring Lee Remick and Robert Duvall, or the 1967 film starting Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin, But seeing it in an intimate 99 seat theater brings spine-tingling chills galore.
BWW Interview: Henry Jaglom and Tanna Frederick on Presenting TRAIN TO ZAKOPANE at the Edgemar Center, Opening 11/14BWW Interview: Henry Jaglom and Tanna Frederick on Presenting TRAIN TO ZAKOPANE at the Edgemar Center, Opening 11/14
October 30, 2014

TRAIN TO ZAKOPANE: A true story of hate and love, by Henry Jaglom, will have its World Premiere at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica beginning November 14. The play is based upon true events that occurred in the life of Henry Jaglom's father as he crossed Poland on a train in 1928 when anti-Semitism was rife in much of Europe, especially Poland. It is a compelling love story that explores the human condition in its darkest and most exquisite moments, laying bare how compassion and intolerance can, even in the most unusual of circumstances, be one and the same.
BWW Reviews: FRANKENSTEIN, THE MUSICAL Presents the Classic Horror Story as a 1700s Steampunk OperettaBWW Reviews: FRANKENSTEIN, THE MUSICAL Presents the Classic Horror Story as a 1700s Steampunk Operetta
October 27, 2014

FRANKENSTEIN, THE MUSICAL is based on the original novel by Mary Shelley and has music by Mark Baron, lyrics by Jeffrey Jackson, and a book by Jackson and Gary P. Cohen. The story follows Shelley's novel quite closely, and is ultimately about man reaching for the power of God, while battling the two deadly sins of greed and pride. Victor is a tragic character who means well. He simply wants to learn the secrets that would allow him to bring back to life someone he lost when he was young - his much-beloved mother.
BWW Reviews: In BROOMSTICK, Jenny O'Hara Brilliantly Takes You Through the Dark Memories Of A Lonely Old WitchBWW Reviews: In BROOMSTICK, Jenny O'Hara Brilliantly Takes You Through the Dark Memories Of A Lonely Old Witch
October 24, 2014

Set in Appalachia and written entirely in verse, Biguenet's charming and mesmerizing solo play introduces us to a wacky, bizarre old woman living in an odd little shack deep in the woods who just happens to be a witch. Creepily funny and frightening, Jenny O'Hara takes us back to our childhoods when, in our innocence, we first wrestled with good and evil. As she unveils her life, we journey with her down a shadowy path somewhere between our material world and the realm of fantasy. But we soon find out this is no Hansel and Gretel fairytale; in BROOMSTICK, justice has been meted out swiftly and harshly by the Witch during her entire lifetime.
BWW Reviews: WICKED LIT 2014 Presents 3 Moody and Atmospheric World Premiere Adaptations of Classic Horror LiteratureBWW Reviews: WICKED LIT 2014 Presents 3 Moody and Atmospheric World Premiere Adaptations of Classic Horror Literature
October 20, 2014

Each Halloween season, Unbound Productions presents adaptations of classic horror literature as an immersive theatre event that takes place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California. Yes, that's right - you spend the evening surrounded by dead people with much reverence and respect paid to each vault and tombstone, especially those lucky enough to become part of the show. No doubt, as they have in the past, the shows will sell out this year so order your tickets soon.
Photo Flash: First Look- Kentwood Players Presents INTO THE WOODS, Opening 11/14Photo Flash: First Look- Kentwood Players Presents INTO THE WOODS, Opening 11/14
October 19, 2014

INTO THE WOODS is tied together by an original story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family, their dealings with a Witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey. Join Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel, Jack the Giant Slayer, and many other famous storybook characters as they each venture into the foreboding woods in search of magical items, love, money, or simply a purpose in life. This classic mash-up of Grimm's fairy tales teaches all of us the true consequences of what it means to "get your wish."
Photo Coverage: CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre Celebrates its 10th Birthday in Culver City on 10/14/14Photo Coverage: CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre Celebrates its 10th Birthday in Culver City on 10/14/14
October 19, 2014

The Kirk Douglas Theatre was originally an historic 1940s Streamlined Moderne-style movie house called the Culver Theater, and it is believed that Kirk Douglas' movie "Spartacus" played there in the early 1960s. In 2003 it was transformed into an intimate 317-seat live theatre venue and named for the theatre's initial major donor: Kirk Douglas. On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre celebrated its 10th birthday with Anne and Kirk Douglas in attendance.
BWW Interview: Jack Stehlin and Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin on OTHELLO at the Odyssey; Opens Next FridayBWW Interview: Jack Stehlin and Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin on OTHELLO at the Odyssey; Opens Next Friday
October 17, 2014

Culver City residents and married couple Jack Stehlin and Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin are getting ready to open Shakespeare's OTHELLO, a co-production between the Odyssey Theatre and The New American Theatre, on Friday, October 24 at the Odyssey Theatre. Jeannine, Managing Director of The New American Theatre, is producing OTHELLO together with Ron Sossi, Artistic Director of the Odyssey Theatre, with Jack starring as the villainous Iago. With his strong physical presence and background as part Mexican and part Native American, A Martinez is playing Othello, the Moor. The production is directed by John Perrin Flynn, Artistic Director of Rogue Machine Theatre.
BWW Reviews: Whip-Smart Philosophical Comedy DISCORD Presents a Battle of Wits for the AgesBWW Reviews: Whip-Smart Philosophical Comedy DISCORD Presents a Battle of Wits for the Ages
October 17, 2014

DISCORD brings three great thinkers together in a room which appears to be a holding cell for heaven. They enter according to the time period in which they lived: first Thomas Jefferson, then Charles Dickens, and finally Count Leo Tolstoy. When each enters through the only door, it closes and locks, blocking the only way out. Thus begins their examination of why they have been brought together, what they could possibly have in common, and how can they possibly escape? It's a blistering battle of wits for the ages.
FIRST LOOK: Collaborative Artists Ensemble Presents HOW I FELL IN LOVE by Joel Fields, Opening TodayFIRST LOOK: Collaborative Artists Ensemble Presents HOW I FELL IN LOVE by Joel Fields, Opening Today
October 17, 2014

Collaborative Artists Ensemble presents the West Coast Premiere of the modern romantic comedy HOW I FELL IN LOVE by Joel Fields, the producer/writer of the immensely popular and critically acclaimed television series 'The Americans,' from today, October 17 through November 16, 2014.
FIRST LOOK: Collaborative Artists Ensemble Presents HOW I FELL IN LOVE by Joel Fields, Opening 10/17FIRST LOOK: Collaborative Artists Ensemble Presents HOW I FELL IN LOVE by Joel Fields, Opening 10/17
October 14, 2014

Collaborative Artists Ensemble presents the West Coast Premiere of the modern romantic comedy HOW I FELL IN LOVE by Joel Fields, the producer/writer of the immensely popular and critically acclaimed television series "The Americans," from October 17 through November 16, 2014 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 7:00pm at the Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre, located at 5636 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038. The production is directed by Steve Jarrard by special arrangement with the author. Featured in the cast are Austin Iredale, Kenny Leu, Desire Noel, and Meg Wallace.
BWW Reviews: WHAT OF THE NIGHT? Offers a Disjointed  Look at a Family Living in PovertyBWW Reviews: WHAT OF THE NIGHT? Offers a Disjointed Look at a Family Living in Poverty
October 13, 2014

Directed by Caitlin Hart, WHAT OF THE NIGHT? is meant to be a poignant saga chronicling the life of Nadine's children, Birdie (Lisa Jai), Charlie (Marc Pelina), Rainbow (Alex Marshall-Brown) and Ray (Thaddeus Shafer), the son she gave away. As they traverse the moral and financial bankruptcy that is poverty, we witness the choices they make to survive and how their paths cross during the 60-year journey where estranged family and friends entwine and collide in poetic stories of love, impoverishment, and dreams.
BWW Reviews: ON THE RAZZLE Cast Dives into Stoppard's Farcical Hilarity Full ForceBWW Reviews: ON THE RAZZLE Cast Dives into Stoppard's Farcical Hilarity Full Force
October 12, 2014

ON THE RAZZLE is an older British term for what we in the colonies would translate as 'partying down.' Playwright Tom Stoppard has stated that his 'primary concern is to make the tale as comic an entertainment as possible.' Stoppard's farce consists of two hours of slapstick shenanigans, mistaken identities, misdirected orders, malapropisms, double entendres, and romantic complications. There is no great earthshaking social message here, just impossible situations, incredible physicality, and loads of laughs.
BWW Reviews: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN at the Chromolume at The Attic Theatre as a Benefit to Free Arts for Abused ChildrenBWW Reviews: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN at the Chromolume at The Attic Theatre as a Benefit to Free Arts for Abused Children
October 10, 2014

Starting with the imaginative small space staging by director Cate Caplin, musical direction by Jeff Bonhiver, and choreography by Samantha Whidby who also stage manages the production, each of the actors lovingly brings all our favorite Peanuts comic strip characters to life. Set to music in a series of vignettes, "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" chronicles an average day in the life of Charlie Brown (Holland Noel) and his friends Linus (Richie Ferris), Lucy (Dorothy Dillingham Blue), Schroeder (John Devereaux), along with his sister Sally (Kristin Towers-Rowles), and of course his loyal dog Snoopy (Matt Steele). This little show is packed with heart and humor, expressed in the pure and honest simple truths of children, performed by a fun-loving and super energetic cast.
FIRST LOOK: West Coast Premiere of HOW I FELL IN LOVE by Joel Fields, Opening 10/17FIRST LOOK: West Coast Premiere of HOW I FELL IN LOVE by Joel Fields, Opening 10/17
October 7, 2014

Collaborative Artists Ensemble presents the West Coast Premiere of HOW I FELL IN LOVE by Joel Fields, the producer/writer of the immensely popular and critically acclaimed television series "The Americans," from October 17 through November 16, 2014 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 7:00pm at the Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre, located at 5636 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038. According to D.H. Lawrence, "We have made a great mess of love since we made an ideal of it." HOW I FELL IN LOVE centers on two lost souls, Nessa and Todd, each haplessly seeking their ideal romantic partner as they stumble into adulthood alone in the City of the Angels.
BWW Reviews: RUN FOR YOUR WIFE Takes a Comic Look at a Taxi Driver's Double LivesBWW Reviews: RUN FOR YOUR WIFE Takes a Comic Look at a Taxi Driver's Double Lives
October 6, 2014

From the antics of silent film stars such as Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, to the more modern chicanery of the Marx Brothers or the physical comedy of the Three Stooges, people love to laugh out loud at the goings on of individuals trying to get away with something, even when they know they are doomed to get caught. Such is the tale told in Ray Cooney's RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, brilliantly directed at a breakneck pace by Gary Robbins at the Torrance Theatre Company through October 12.


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