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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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LAST 30 DAYS

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: Los Angeles Ballet Presents SWAN LAKE to Open its 2014/2015 SeasonBWW Reviews: Los Angeles Ballet Presents SWAN LAKE to Open its 2014/2015 Season
Posted: Oct. 6, 2014


BWW Reviews: AFFLUENCE Proves Family Fortune Does Not Necessarily Guarantee HappinessBWW Reviews: AFFLUENCE Does Not Necessarily Guarantee Happiness
Posted: Sep. 27, 2014


BWW Reviews: GOODBYE MARILYN: A LOVE LETTER Explores Her Marriage Memories During Her Final MomentsBWW Reviews: GOODBYE MARILYN: A LOVE LETTER Explores Memories
Posted: Sep. 28, 2014


BWW Reviews: WICKED LIT 2014 Presents 3 Moody and Atmospheric World Premiere Adaptations of Classic Horror LiteratureBWW Reviews: WICKED LIT 2014
Posted: Oct. 20, 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 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


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: 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 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: 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.
BWW Reviews: Los Angeles Ballet Presents SWAN LAKE to Open its 2014/2015 SeasonBWW Reviews: Los Angeles Ballet Presents SWAN LAKE to Open its 2014/2015 Season
October 6, 2014

Set to Tchaikovsky's sweeping score, the success of SWAN LAKE depends on its Odette/Odile, the sweetly vulnerable white swan/cunningly malevolent black swan. On the Los Angeles Ballet's 2014/2015 season opening night, the miraculous Allynne Noelle captivated with fragile, fluttering arms and superb footwork of the white swan to perfection. Ulrik Birkkjaer's Prince Siegfried lifts appeared so fluid, you would think Noelle was as light as a feather.
BWW Reviews: NOISES OFF Proves Whatever Can Go Wrong Onstage is Even Funnier Backstage!BWW Reviews: NOISES OFF Proves Whatever Can Go Wrong Onstage is Even Funnier Backstage!
October 4, 2014

In 1970, Michael Frayn, the English playwright who would go on to write NOISES OFF, was standing backstage in the wings watching a performance of another farce he had written, "The Two of Us." Of this performance, he said, 'It was funnier from behind than in front, and I thought that one day I must write a farce from behind.' By the late 70s, Frayn had taken a crack at the concept with a short-lived one-act play called "Exits" before fleshing out and expanding the piece into the hilarious three-act NOISES OFF, now brilliantly staged at the Morgan-Wixson in Santa Monica.
BWW Reviews: GOODBYE MARILYN: A LOVE LETTER Explores Her Marriage Memories During Her Final MomentsBWW Reviews: GOODBYE MARILYN: A LOVE LETTER Explores Her Marriage Memories During Her Final Moments
September 28, 2014

GOODBYE MARILYN: A LOVE LETTER explores the last night of Marilyn Monroe's life. Essentially, the world premiere play written and directed by Michael Phillips, is a love letter to Marilyn, attempting to show her not as a celebrity, but as a person dealing with scattered memories from her life as the pills and booze overwhelm her senses just prior to her final moments on Earth.
BWW Reviews: AFFLUENCE Proves Family Fortune Does Not Necessarily Guarantee HappinessBWW Reviews: AFFLUENCE Proves Family Fortune Does Not Necessarily Guarantee Happiness
September 27, 2014

The World Premiere of AFFLUENCE by playwright Steven Peterson is a pitch-dark comedy that may cause one to reflect on the true meaning of wealth. The play was the winner of the 2013 Julie Harris Playwright Award of the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild, now onstage at Theatre 40 through October 20, directed by Larry Eisenberg and produced by David Hunt Stafford, their first stage collaboration in their 40 year friendship. What took you two so long to create such a fine piece of theater?
BWW Reviews: Thought-Provoking Satire THE WHY Investigates Who's To Blame for Senseless School ShootingsBWW Reviews: Thought-Provoking Satire THE WHY Investigates Who's To Blame for Senseless School Shootings
September 20, 2014

According to Blank Artistic Producer Noah Wyle, "THE WHY is a truly original take on a very serious and very complex subject: what is happening to the youth of America? Why are kids killing each other? Who or what is to blame? Through blended styles, mixed media, and a constant shifting between drama, farce, satire, and melodrama, THE WHY manages to debunk several popular theories being touted by 'experts' in the media. Its continued relevance is frightening." And personally, I love theater that makes you think, even if there is no apparent answer to the questions being asked.
BWW Previews: West Coast Premiere of HOW I FELL IN LOVE by Joel Fields Presented by Collaborative Artists Ensemble, 10/17BWW Previews: West Coast Premiere of HOW I FELL IN LOVE by Joel Fields Presented by Collaborative Artists Ensemble, 10/17
September 16, 2014

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. When they accidentally find their way into each other's lives while seeking professional help, they soon discover their individual stories may be more intertwined than they could ever have imagined, leading each to start questioning the meaning of fate, friendship, and true love. Can two people not attracted to each other actually be perfect life partners? With the audience acting as their sounding board, Nessa and Todd's story unfolds amid the many twists and turns in their search for true love and happiness - despite their neuroses!
BWW Reviews: HOLLYWOOD PARTY Turns Farce Into Fanciful Fluff That FizzlesBWW Reviews: HOLLYWOOD PARTY Turns Farce Into Fanciful Fluff That Fizzles
September 15, 2014

Multiple award-winning fashion designer to the stars, Octavio Carlin, is playwright, director and costume designer of his new world premiere comedy HOLLYWOOD PARTY now at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre. Carlin states in the program he has been eternally captured by Hollywood icons from Marilyn Monroe to Mae West, by their inherent glamour and how beautiful clothes worked on their bodies. I think he should just stick to designing costumes in the future as they are definitely his greatest skill as an artist - and the star in this production.


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