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 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: OH MY GOODNESS… IT'S PAUL LYNDE Journeys Back to the Wild Life of the Hollywood Squares StarBWW Reviews: OH MY GOODNESS…IT'S PAUL LYNDE Journeys Back to the Wild Life
Posted: Sep. 1, 2014


BWW Reviews: OKLAHOMA! Kicks off Torrance Theatre Company's 15th Anniversary Season in Great StyleReview: OKLAHOMA! Kicks off Torrance Theatre Company's 15th Season in Style
Posted: Aug. 24, 2014


BWW Reviews: World Premiere THE FACE IN THE REEDS Proves Everyone Needs and Deserves a Second ChanceBWW Reviews: World Premiere THE FACE IN THE REEDS
Posted: Sep. 1, 2014


BWW Reviews: TIME STANDS STILL Focuses on Living Through the Lens of a Camera as Opposed to Real LifeBWW Reviews: TIME STANDS STILL Focuses on Living
Posted: Aug. 25, 2014


BWW Reviews: BLACK COFFEE by Agatha Christie Plods Along at a Snail's Pace Through a Murder's Twists and TurnsBWW Reviews: BLACK COFFEE by Agatha Christie
Posted: Sep. 7, 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 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 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.
Photo Coverage: Kentwood Players opens ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler at the Westchester Playhouse 9/12Photo Coverage: Kentwood Players opens ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler at the Westchester Playhouse 9/12
September 12, 2014

Kentwood Players presents "ORPHANS" by Lyle Kessler, directed by Kathy Dershimer and produced by Susan Goldman Weisbarth,from September 12 to October 18, 2014 at the Westchester Playhouse. Here are staged photos from the production featuring Raul Bencomo as Phillip, Jeff Cheezum as Treat, and Karl Schott as Harold.
FIRST LOOK - Kentwood Players Present ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler, Opening Tonight at the Westchester PlayhouseFIRST LOOK - Kentwood Players Present ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler, Opening Tonight at the Westchester Playhouse
September 12, 2014

Kentwood Players presents 'ORPHANS' by Lyle Kessler from tonight, September 12 to Saturday, October 18, 2014 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045. The production is directed by Kathy Dershimer and produced by Susan Goldman Weisbarth by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
The Spare Change Series Presents DESIGN FOR LIVING to Benefit The Make-­A-­Wish FoundationThe Spare Change Series Presents DESIGN FOR LIVING to Benefit The Make-­A-­Wish Foundation
September 11, 2014

Hollywood's exciting and talented new charity-?based play reading series, The Spare Change Series, will be presenting their next staged reading of Noel Coward's 'Design for Living' to benefit The Make-A-Wish Foundation. The production will take place on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 7pm at the Art of Acting Studio, located at 1017 N. Orange Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90038. The entire evening will be donation based, and all proceeds will be given to Make-A-Wish.
BWW Reviews: BLACK COFFEE by Agatha Christie Plods Along at a Snail's Pace Through a Murder's Twists and TurnsBWW Reviews: BLACK COFFEE by Agatha Christie Plods Along at a Snail's Pace Through a Murder's Twists and Turns
September 7, 2014

BLACK COFFEE is a little known, slow-paced mystery by Agatha Christie which her fans will enjoy. Written in 1934, the story takes place in the library of the home of Sir Claud Amory, a physicist who has just come up with a formula for the atomic bomb. When Sir Claude is poisoned, in his coffee of course, Detective Hercule Poirot is called to solve the mystery. He does so after many wonderful twists and turns in true Christie fashion.
Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival Presents OF CULTURE, OF SELF at Ivy Substation TonightLos Angeles Women's Theatre Festival Presents OF CULTURE, OF SELF at Ivy Substation Tonight
September 5, 2014

For one very special night, the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival (LAWTF) comes to Culver City for a unique performance tonight, September 5, 2014 at 8pm at the Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. The theme of the evening will be 'OF CULTURE, OF SELF,' featuring three of LAWTF's favorite performers, as well as one artiste new to the Festival. Included are:
Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival Presents OF CULTURE, OF SELF at Ivy Substation, 9/5Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival Presents OF CULTURE, OF SELF at Ivy Substation, 9/5
September 3, 2014

For one very special night, the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival (LAWTF) comes to Culver City for a unique performance on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 8pm at the Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. The theme of the evening will be "OF CULTURE, OF SELF," featuring three of LAWTF's favorite performers, as well as one artiste new to the Festival.
BWW Reviews: OH MY GOODNESS… IT'S PAUL LYNDE Journeys Back to the Wild Life of the Hollywood Squares StarBWW Reviews: OH MY GOODNESS… IT'S PAUL LYNDE Journeys Back to the Wild Life of the Hollywood Squares Star
September 1, 2014

Directed by John Hall and based in part on Lynde's life and 1976 touring show, OH MY GOODNESSIT'S PAUL LYNDE is produced with the full approval and cooperation of the estate of Paul Lynde, starring Michael Airingon who channels the late entertainer both in appearance, voice and attitude to a tee. The show traces Lynde's Life from his humble beginnings to his rise to stardom as one of America's funniest and biggest stars on television in the 70's, featuring voice-overs by the Master of the Hollywood Squares himself, Peter Marshall.
BWW Reviews: World Premiere THE FACE IN THE REEDS Proves Everyone Needs and Deserves a Second ChanceBWW Reviews: World Premiere THE FACE IN THE REEDS Proves Everyone Needs and Deserves a Second Chance
September 1, 2014

The World Premiere of THE FACE IN THE REEDS by Robin Uriel Russin, directed by Sarah Figoten Wilson at Santa Monica's The Ruskin Group, centers on a dysfunctional family gathering to celebrate Passover, the Jewish holiday celebrating freedom. As the meshuge meshugas (crazy madness) plays out, the evening's seder turns into quarrels about the meaning of freedom, the value of life, and the shadow of death, which symbolically "passes over" the house. During the course of the evening, conflicts emerge about the merit of faith over conversion, the truth in religion, and the nature of parental responsibility. This night is different from all other nights and of course, this being a Jewish family, it is also a comedy. We're all going to die--but first, you should eat.
BWW Reviews: AUTOUR DU MONDE by Paris Chansons Celebrates Joyous Music From Many CountriesBWW Reviews: AUTOUR DU MONDE by Paris Chansons Celebrates Joyous Music From Many Countries
August 27, 2014

Los Angeles is a melting pot made up of people from around the world, most looking to settle here to enjoy the great weather, to be with their families, or perhaps to live their dream on breaking into the entertainment industry. Paris Chansons is an international music group made up of talented musicians and singers from Ukraine, Russia, France, Morocco, Israel, Germany, Queens and Las Vegas, who have banded together to present some of the world's best music to appreciative audiences at the Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood and at the Riviera 31 Lounge at Sofitel in West Hollywood.
BWW Reviews: TIME STANDS STILL Focuses on Living Through the Lens of a Camera as Opposed to Real LifeBWW Reviews: TIME STANDS STILL Focuses on Living Through the Lens of a Camera as Opposed to Real Life
August 25, 2014

TIME STANDS STILL is so well written with honest observations on modern life, and directed with an intimate understanding of the characters, the audience is positioned as flies on the wall watching the action as if we are reflecting on our own lives as well as the characters. The actors are totally focused and feed off the energy emanating from each other from moment to moment, making the action and emotions all the more real and heartfelt. This is truly a brilliant piece of theater, posing thought-provoking unanswerable questions.
BWW Reviews: OKLAHOMA! Kicks off Torrance Theatre Company's 15th Anniversary Season in Great StyleBWW Reviews: OKLAHOMA! Kicks off Torrance Theatre Company's 15th Anniversary Season in Great Style
August 24, 2014

Torrance Theatre Company celebrates its 15th anniversary by saddling up at the James Armstrong Theatre and presenting OKLAHOMA! with music and lyrics by one of Broadway's most influential duos, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Based on Lynn Riggs' stage play, Green Grow the Lilacs, OKLAHOMA! marked the duo's first collaboration and set the standard for modern musical theatre. Although not the first musical to tell a story of emotional depth and psychological complexity, OKLAHOMA! introduced a number of new storytelling elements and techniques including the use of song and dance to convey plot and character rather than act as a diversion from the story, and the firm integration of every song into the plot-line. And most important, they introduced a new element to musical theatre: social commentary.
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
August 23, 2014

The anticipation of celebrating the 50th anniversary of that memorable night, August 23, 1964 when I saw The Beatles live at the Hollywood Bowl for the first time, had me excited for days, knowing this time I would be able to hear the music and celebrate it along with a sold out Hollywood Bowl audience eager to experience some of the best music ever written. And I was not disappointed. The show ROCKED!
BWW Reviews: In LOST IN LVOV, Sandy Simona Shares Her Russian-Jewish Immigrant Family Stories Through Music, Dance, and LoveBWW Reviews: In LOST IN LVOV, Sandy Simona Shares Her Russian-Jewish Immigrant Family Stories Through Music, Dance, and Love
August 18, 2014

Sandy Simona is an Interdisciplinary, Multimedia Artist & Storyteller who grew up on both sides of the George Washington Bridge. Now based in Los Angeles, Simona has created LOST IN LVOV, an emotional solo performance-storytelling-love letter inspired by the most private, immigration stories of her family. Like many Russian-Jewish families who left The Soviet Union before and after Perestroika, as a first generation American, Simona has a unique perspective on what is means to be living with one foot in the Old World and the other in Modern America.
BWW Reviews: Montae Russell Channels Charlie 'Bird' Parker in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the AtticBWW Reviews: Montae Russell Channels Charlie 'Bird' Parker in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic
August 16, 2014

Charlie 'Bird' Parker's belief that "music is like a fire to warm your hands on" and a "joyful noise" is currently being celebrated in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic starring Montae Russell as the jazz icon. Written by Willard Manus and directed by Tommy Hicks, the play continues with a strictly limited engagement through September 21 only.
BWW Reviews: Jason Alexander Goes From Broadway Star to Star Director in BROADWAY BOUND at the OdysseyBWW Reviews: Jason Alexander Goes From Broadway Star to Star Director in BROADWAY BOUND at the Odyssey
August 15, 2014

From December 1986 to September 1988, Jason Alexander, the actor best known for his role as George Costanza for nine seasons on the television series Seinfeld, played older brother Stanley in the original Gene Saks production of BROADWAY BOUND on Broadway. It's a play that he loves dearly, calling it Neil Simon's strongest dramedy, and he has directed the marvelous production on the intimate Odyssey stage through September 21, effectively seating the audience in the living room of the Jerome home.
FIRST LOOK: Kentwood Players Presents ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler, Opening 9/12 at the Westchester Playhouse.FIRST LOOK: Kentwood Players Presents ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler, Opening 9/12 at the Westchester Playhouse.
August 15, 2014

Kentwood Players presents ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler from Friday, September 12 to Saturday, October 18, 2014 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045. The production is directed by Kathy Dershimer and produced by Susan Goldman Weisbarth by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
BWW Reviews: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S THE TEMPEST Combines Enchantment and the Wonder of First LoveBWW Reviews: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S THE TEMPEST Combines Enchantment and the Wonder of First Love
August 11, 2014

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S THE TEMPEST, the last of his romantic comedies, was written in 1610 and published in 1623. This great romantic comedy has it all: danger, intrigue, politics, revenge, a mighty sorcerer, and his beautiful daughter who falls deeply in love at first sight with the handsome prince who is so conveniently shipwrecked near her island home. THE TEMPEST still exerts an influence over popular culture four centuries later, ranging from "Forbidden Planet" to "Gilligan's Island" to "Lost."
BWW Reviews: Broadway In The Park Presents a Spectacular SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at its 5th Annual Summer FestivalBWW Reviews: Broadway In The Park Presents a Spectacular SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at its 5th Annual Summer Festival
August 8, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year anniversary, Broadway In The Park and Gensler are presenting SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at this year's summer theatre festival, August 7, 8, 9, and 10 at El Segundo Recreation Park Softball Field. Director and Executive Producer Jeff Cason remarks, "This year's show will be our most ambitious yet. We're entertaining our guests with big tap dance numbers, movies interspersed with the live action, and real rain onstage for the title number. It will truly be the MGM classic film brought to life for kids and adults!"


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