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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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LAST 30 DAYS

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: Intimate Staging of RENT Brings the Characters Into Sharp FocusBWW Reviews: Intimate Staging of RENT Brings the Characters Into Sharp Focus
Posted: Feb. 11, 2015


BWW Reviews: LA Ballet Premieres a Spectacular THE SLEEPING BEAUTYBWW Reviews: LA Ballet Premieres a Spectacular THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Posted: Feb. 22, 2015


BWW Reviews: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Presents ANNA CHRISTIE as a Total Sensory ExperienceBWW Reviews: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Presents ANNA CHRISTIE
Posted: Feb. 3, 2015


BWW Review: DanceBrazil Wows Audiences With Afro-Brazilian, Contemporary Dance, and CapoeiraReview: DanceBrazil Wows Audiences With Afro-Brazilian, and More
Posted: Feb. 8, 2015


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: 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: 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: 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.
BWW Reviews: GOD OF CARNAGE Presents a Modern Comedy of Manners… Without the Manners!BWW Reviews: GOD OF CARNAGE Presents a Modern Comedy of Manners… Without the Manners!
January 19, 2015

A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting to resolve the matter in GOD OF CARNAGE, now onstage at Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre through February 8, 2015. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, with the parents becoming increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos.
BWW Reviews: Powerhouse Performances Fuel THE MEMORY OF WATER at the Promenade PlayhouseBWW Reviews: Powerhouse Performances Fuel THE MEMORY OF WATER at the Promenade Playhouse
January 17, 2015

The Promenade Players Theatre Company presents the Los Angeles premiere of THE MEMORY OF WATER, a witty and moving exploration of family dynamics by British playwright Shelagh Stephenson. Winner of the 'Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy,' this absorbingly entertaining play is full of dark humor and heart featuring three sisters - paranoid Mary, uptight Teresa, and strung out and bratty Catherine - who have returned home on the eve of their mother's funeral after her battle with Alzheimer's.
BWW Reviews: SILENT WITNESSES Recounts the Lives of Four Hidden Jewish Children During WWIIBWW Reviews: SILENT WITNESSES Recounts the Lives of Four Hidden Jewish Children During WWII
January 12, 2015

Writer/performer Stephanie Satie gives voice to four extraordinary women in her award-winning solo play "Silent Witnesses" now onstage as a returning guest production at the Odyssey Theatre in West LA on Sundays at 2pm through February 1. Basing her play on interviews and conversations with child survivors of the Holocaust, SILENT WITNESSES paints an uplifting portrait of human resilience shaped through the eyes of children, infused with the wisdom of the adults they've become. The play won the Best Documentary Script from the United Solo Festival in New York, and recipient of the Women in Arts and Media Coalition Collaboration .Award.
BWW Reviews: Salome Jens Brings a Tour de Force Performance to the U.S. Premiere of BLONDE POISON at Theatre 40BWW Reviews: Salome Jens Brings a Tour de Force Performance to the U.S. Premiere of BLONDE POISON at Theatre 40
January 11, 2015

BLONDE POISON is based on the true story of Stella Goldschlag (1922-1994), a young woman who had exquisite beauty with the blue eyes, blonde hair and bone structure that marked her as a young Aryan goddess. But she was not an Aryan - she was a Jew who survived the Holocaust by becoming a Greifer, an informant for the Gestapo. She had been nicknamed "Blonde Poison" by the Gestapo for her efficiency in catching Jews to be subsequently slaughtered.
FIRST LOOK: Kentwood Players Presents AN IDEAL HUSBAND by Oscar Wilde, Opening TonightFIRST LOOK: Kentwood Players Presents AN IDEAL HUSBAND by Oscar Wilde, Opening Tonight
January 9, 2015

Kentwood Players kicks off its 65th Anniversary Year by presenting 'An Ideal Husband' by Oscar Wilde from tonight, January 9 to Saturday, February 14, 2015 for a six-week run todays 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 T. Samantha Barrios and produced by Melodie S. Rivers and Terry Delegeane.
BWW Reviews: Celebrate the Season with Los Angeles Ballet's THE NUTCRACKERBWW Reviews: Celebrate the Season with Los Angeles Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER
December 23, 2014

The essential holiday tradition of The Nutcracker ballet continues for one more weekend, presented by the Los Angeles Ballet at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday, December 27 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm and on Sunday, December 28 at 2:00pm. This production is the perfect introduction to classic ballet for the whole family as there are many children of all ages in the cast. And given the number of touring companies bringing productions to Los Angeles, it's nice to be able to support a hometown ballet company where many of the featured dancers were born and/or live in our area.
FIRST LOOK: Kentwood Players Presents AN IDEAL HUSBAND by Oscar Wilde, Opening 1/9/15FIRST LOOK: Kentwood Players Presents AN IDEAL HUSBAND by Oscar Wilde, Opening 1/9/15
December 20, 2014

Kentwood Players kicks off its 65th Anniversary Year by presenting 'An Ideal Husband' by Oscar Wilde from Friday, January 9 to Saturday, February 14, 2015 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 T. Samantha Barrios and produced by Melodie S. Rivers and Terry Delegeane.
BWW Reviews: Gilbert and Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Offers High-Spirited Farcical High Jinks Performed by a Multi-Talented CastBWW Reviews: Gilbert and Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Offers High-Spirited Farcical High Jinks Performed by a Multi-Talented Cast
December 5, 2014

The Pirates of Penzance with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert is an hilarious and hopeful farce concerning Frederic (Chris Yeschenko), who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates led by the hot-shot Pirate King (the ultimate pirate Drew Fitzsimmons, who co-directed and choreographed the production with Michael-Anthony Nozzi). Performances continue through December 21 at the San Pedro Theatre Club.
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.


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