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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Photo Coverage: Mamie Hansberry Shares Memories of her Sister Lorraine at A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Kentwood PlayersPhotos: A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Kentwood Players
Posted: Jan. 12, 2016


BWW Review: THE MANOR Returns for its 14th Season at Greystone MansionBWW Review: THE MANOR Returns for its 14th Season at Greystone Mansion
Posted: Jan. 24, 2016


BWW Review: TALKING TO TERRORISTS Will Open Your Mind to the Real Reasons for TerrorismBWW Review: TALKING TO TERRORISTS
Posted: Feb. 1, 2016


BWW Review: TWO SISTERS Celebrates the Joys and Sorrows of Sibling RivalryBWW Review: TWO SISTERS Celebrates the Joys and Sorrows of Sibling Rivalry
Posted: Jan. 24, 2016


BWW Review: Louis & Keely: 'Live' at the Sahara Celebrates the Glory Days of an Early Las Vegas DuoBWW Review: Louis & Keely: 'Live' at the Sahara Celebrates the Glory Days of an Early Las Vegas Duo
Posted: Jan. 17, 2016


BWW Review: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Takes You on a Multi-Character Journey of DiscoveryBWW Review: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
Posted: Jan. 17, 2016


BWW Review: PRIVATE EYES by Steven Dietz Takes a 'Comedy of Suspicion' a Bit Too FarBWW Review: PRIVATE EYES by Steven Dietz Takes a 'Comedy of Suspicion' a Bit Too Far
Posted: Feb. 1, 2016


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BWW Review: Lack of Chemistry Causes ANNIE GET YOUR GUN to Miss the TargetBWW Review: Lack of Chemistry Causes ANNIE GET YOUR GUN to Miss the Target
February 5, 2016

Now onstage by the Aerospace Players through February 6, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN tells the story of sharpshooter Annie Oakley (Julie Hinton, a natural comedienne who perfectly inhabits the role) and her romance with Frank Butler (Stephen Cathers). Unfortunately, Cathers has no chemistry whatsoever with Hinton, and try as she might to entice him, their romance seems implausible and totally unbelievable. Without two solid leads who really appear to be in love, or at least attracted to each other physically, the musical lacks the spark needed to fuel the plot.
BWW Review: TALKING TO TERRORISTS Will Open Your Mind to the Real Reasons for TerrorismBWW Review: TALKING TO TERRORISTS Will Open Your Mind to the Real Reasons for Terrorism
February 1, 2016

'Talking to Terrorists' is a verbatim, word for word journey into the inner workings of the motivations of what makes a terrorist tick and why they do what they do. By going directly to the source, this unflinching play seeks to answer two of the most important questions of our time: why does this keep happening, and how can we stop it?
BWW Review: PRIVATE EYES by Steven Dietz Takes a 'Comedy of Suspicion' a Bit Too FarBWW Review: PRIVATE EYES by Steven Dietz Takes a 'Comedy of Suspicion' a Bit Too Far
February 1, 2016

Nothing is ever quite what it seems. Matthew's wife, Lisa, is having an affair with Adrian, a British theatre director. Or perhaps the affair is part of the play being rehearsed. Or perhaps Matthew has imagined all of it simply to have something to report to Frank, his therapist. Finally, there is Cory-the mysterious woman who seems to shadow the others-who brings the story to its surprising conclusion. Or does she? The audience itself plays the role of detective in this hilarious "relationship thriller" about love, lust and the power of deception. But unfortunately, the PRIVATE EYES story is impossible to follow as it is so non-linear that you never know who to believe when.
FIRST LOOK: Richard Benajmin and Paula Prentiss Celebrate Valentine's Day with DEAREST FRIENDFIRST LOOK: Richard Benajmin and Paula Prentiss Celebrate Valentine's Day with DEAREST FRIEND
January 26, 2016

Celebrated stars of stage, screen and television Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss star in Dearest Friend, as the famed couple perform a reading of the actual love letters of second U.S. President John Adams and his First Lady, Abigail Adams. These powerful and moving letters, written as our nation was being formed, by one of America's founders and his wife are extraordinary, moving and deeply insightful into their love for each other and for our great country.
BWW Review: TWO SISTERS Celebrates the Joys and Sorrows of Sibling RivalryBWW Review: TWO SISTERS Celebrates the Joys and Sorrows of Sibling Rivalry
January 24, 2016

It's been said the bond between sisters goes beyond what words can express. Thank goodness British playwright Gail Louw has managed to overcome any restrictions to that rule and written an exquisite play called TWO SISTERS now enjoying its U.S. Premiere at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills. It centers on Jewish sisters Edith and Rika who are celebrating Edith's 75th birthday on the Israeli kibbutz where she has lived since age 18, one of the early pioneering kibbutznik collective farmers who became a Socialist and stayed.
BWW Review: THE MANOR Returns for its 14th Season at Greystone MansionBWW Review: THE MANOR Returns for its 14th Season at Greystone Mansion
January 24, 2016

"The Manor" is by now a Los Angeles/Beverly Hills institution, now in its 14th year and having surpassed its 200th performance in 2014. The show is a roman a clef, a fictionalization based on real events with the actual historical characters given new names. "The names have been changed to protect the guilty," is shared during the show's introduction to the audience. To lend authenticity to the tale, the show is presented in the grand and glorious architectural landmark in which the events of 87 years ago actually took place. Audience members are led from room to room in the lovingly restored marvelous Greystone Mansion as different scenes of the narrative are portrayed, leading up to a shocking and apparent murder and suicide.
BWW Review: Louis & Keely: 'Live' at the Sahara Celebrates the Glory Days of an Early Las Vegas DuoBWW Review: Louis & Keely: 'Live' at the Sahara Celebrates the Glory Days of an Early Las Vegas Duo
January 17, 2016

Louis Prima and Keely Smith shared a larger-than-life marriage and a groundbreaking Las Vegas act featuring unforgettable songs like "That Ol' Black Magic," "Pennies from Heaven," and "Embraceable You." These songs and many others are featured in the production which has grown from a local Los Angeles-created hit at Sacred Fools Theater Company to a national musical phenomenon. After earlier award-winning and extended productions in Los Angeles and more recent acclaim in Chicago, these outsized personalities and talents have returned to the city in which the show was born. The current production is directed by Taylor Hackford, who also wrote the show with Vanessa Clair Stewart and Jake Broder, and is presented by Hershey Felder (a musical talent in his own right).
Photo Coverage: HAY FEVER Opens to Laughs Galore at Theatre PalisadesPhoto Coverage: HAY FEVER Opens to Laughs Galore at Theatre Palisades
January 17, 2016

Noel Coward's plays epitomize the sophisticated wit of the era between the two world wars, and his comedy of manners "HAY FEVER" about a family whose theatrical excesses torment a group of unsuspecting visitors, epitomizes what makes Coward plays so well-loved by audiences worldwide. Considered by many to be cleverly constructed, wittily written, slightly cynical, and undeniably entertaining, the work contains all the elements that helped establish Coward's reputation as a award-winning playwright.
BWW Review: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Takes You on a Multi-Character Journey of DiscoveryBWW Review: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Takes You on a Multi-Character Journey of Discovery
January 17, 2016

Veteran New York actor and writer James Lecesne portrays every character in a small Jersey shore town as they unravel the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously optimistic and flamboyant 14-year-old boy who has gone missing. As he interviews the people from Leonard's life, Lecesne transforms himself into each of them with a quick turn of his body, completely changing his voice and physicality as be morphs from male to female, young to old. It is an amazing tour-de-force one-man performance that will enthrall you as several characters are brought fully to life without the use of costumes or props.
Photo Coverage: Mamie Hansberry Shares Memories of her Sister Lorraine at A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Kentwood PlayersPhoto Coverage: Mamie Hansberry Shares Memories of her Sister Lorraine at A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Kentwood Players
January 12, 2016

Kentwood Players proudly welcomed Mamie Hansberry, the sister of "A RAISIN IN THE SUN" playwright Lorraine Hansberry, to their production of the classic family drama on Sunday, January 10, 2016. Ms. Hansberry attended the play with several family members and shared how proud her entire family is of "everyone who has ever been a part of it." She has seen hundreds of productions in the past six decades and remarked that each member of the Kentwood Players cast "brought their own unique understanding and insights into her sister's remarkable characters."
FIRST LOOK: Kentwood Players Presents A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Opening 1/8/16FIRST LOOK: Kentwood Players Presents A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Opening 1/8/16
December 21, 2015

Kentwood Players proudly presents Lorraine Hansberry's classic family drama "A RAISIN IN THE SUN" from Friday, January 8 through Saturday, February 13, 2016, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. The production is directed by Harold Dershimer. Here's your first look at the cast! The production directed by Harold Dershimer and produced by Kathy Dershimer by special arrangement with Samuel French. Featured in the cast in alphabetical order are Rashod Davenport, Ruth Featherstone, Lawrence Hatcher, Daniel Kruger, Jean Michels, Patricia Newman, Shannon O'Connor, Damon Rutledge, Isaiah Suber, and Charlotte Williams.
FIRST LOOK: Theatre Palisades Presents HAY  FEVER by Noel Coward, opening 1/15/16FIRST LOOK: Theatre Palisades Presents HAY FEVER by Noel Coward, opening 1/15/16
December 21, 2015

Theatre Palisades presents Noel Coward's hilarious comedy "HAY FEVER" opening Friday, January 15 through Sunday, February 21, 2016 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. at the Pierson Playhouse, located at 941 Temescal Canyon Road in Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Here's your first look at cast photos!
BWW Review: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Takes In-Depth Look at Importance of Unconditional LoveBWW Review: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Takes In-Depth Look at Importance of Unconditional Love
December 9, 2015

Ed and his three adult sons have gotten together to celebrate Christmas. They enjoy cheerful trash-talking, brotherly pranks and takeout Chinese, but find themselves confronting a problem that even being a happy family can't solve when youngest brother Matt seems upset about something he cannot share with his family. Their unconditional love is what matters when identity and privilege are problematic, for what is the value of being a straight white man if you have no real purpose or goals in life?
BWW Review: LASERIUM Still Amazes and Dazzles Audiences!BWW Review: LASERIUM Still Amazes and Dazzles Audiences!
December 8, 2015

Like many Angelenos, I spent several evenings sitting back in wonder at the Planetarium shows, especially during the rock music themed productions. I recall waiting in long lines for hours in order to attend late night 'Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon' Laserium shows. Take a step back in time and see Laserium shows now taking place in their Van Nuys studio on weekends!
BWW Review: Heartwarming, Family-Friendly IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Immersive Theater Experience by CAC StudiosBWW Review: Heartwarming, Family-Friendly IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Immersive Theater Experience by CAC Studios
December 3, 2015

Even if you have never seen the movie before (could that be possible?), you can spend your holidays in Bedford Falls with George Bailey (Nathan Ondracek, who is a natural sound-alike and physically resembles Jimmy Stewart) and his loved ones as they take you through the heartwarming tale of his life. This tale of love and dreams is the perfect way to celebrate the season with your family, and acts as a reminder to us all that no one is a failure who has friends!
BWW Review: JULIA MIGENES SINGS KURT WEILL European Style at the OdysseyBWW Review: JULIA MIGENES SINGS KURT WEILL European Style at the Odyssey
November 30, 2015

Migenes' performance was like taking a step back to the 1930s, watching the remarkable Lotte Lenya performing her husband's songs during the time he collaborated with Bertolt Brecht to create atonal melodies meant to shock audiences into realizing the masses were, like today, being controlled by the wealthy, upper 1% of society. "Lotte Lenya herself came backstage after I performed Mahagonny and gave me a rose," Migenes says. "That is one of my most precious memories." No doubt the two women were connected to their souls, given how Migenes interpreted her songs.
BWW Review: PERFECT TIMING is a Perfectly Marvelous and Brilliantly Farcical Romantic Comedy!BWW Review: PERFECT TIMING is a Perfectly Marvelous and Brilliantly Farcical Romantic Comedy!
November 23, 2015

I had never heard of the romantic comedy PERFECT TIMING by Kristi Kane before enjoying it so much at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills - and with good reason as this is only the second production of the play. This wild and often bordering on farce production is perfectly marvelous and brilliantly cast, directed with great style and panache by Bruce Gray who took over the reins just two weeks prior to opening. Add in the perfectly glamorous and homespun costumes by Michele Young and you have a perfect production that will keep you laughing throughout its quick two hour run time.
BWW Review: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Proves to be John Patrick Shanley's Most Personal PlayBWW Review: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Proves to be John Patrick Shanley's Most Personal Play
November 20, 2015

John Patrick Shanley has won many accolades throughout his career as a poet and playwright. The author of more than 23 plays, including 80 productions in North America, Shanley won the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for his play Doubt and an Oscar for his screenplay, Moonstruck. But his identity as an Irish-American did not truly happen until 1993 when he traveled back to his family's farm in Ireland at the request of his ailing father who asked to be taken home. The trip back spoke to his poetic heart, and led to his romantic play OUTSIDE MULLINGAR.
BWW Review: A NIGHT AT THE SANDS Immerses You Into the Rat Pack Reign in Las VegasBWW Review: A NIGHT AT THE SANDS Immerses You Into the Rat Pack Reign in Las Vegas
November 18, 2015

Ever since I was dazzled by Creating Arts Studios production 'Thenardiers Inn' which well-deservedly went on to win the 2015 Hollywood Fringe award for best cabaret and variety show, I wait with anticipation for their next totally immersive theater experience, knowing it will be like no other. It was true for their 'The Experiment Cabaret' and I was not disappointed when I walked into the world famous Sayers Club in Hollywood, transformed into the Copa Room at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas during the reign of the Rat Pack in their current celebratory piece entitled 'A NIGHT AT THE SANDS' - A Vegas Musical Cocktail With an L.A. Twist.
BWW Review: Just Be Careful About What You NEED TO KNOWBWW Review: Just Be Careful About What You NEED TO KNOW
November 17, 2015

What is it about human nature that makes us so curious about what goes on with other people? For instance, just how often have you wondered what is going on next door or have put your ear to the wall hoping to hear whatever it is you think might be going on other the other side? Human nature's NEED TO KNOW is being examined in the World Premiere of a play by that name, written by Jonathan Caren now onstage at Rogue Machine.


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