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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
by Shari Barrett (Los Angeles)

(10/24/2014) - 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.


BEAUTY SHOP 25th Anniversary Performance Set for Wilshire Ebell Theatre TonightBEAUTY SHOP 25th Anniversary Performance Set for Wilshire Ebell Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/24/2014) - Shelly Garrett Entertainment has announced a 25th Anniversary one night only performance of BEAUTY SHOP, written and directed by Shelly Garrett. BEAUTY SHOP will perform tonight, October 24 at 8pm. This very special 25th anniversary performance will be at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4401 W. 8th St., Los Angeles.


Samantha Macher's THIS IS BANNED Opens Tonight at NoHo Actors StudioSamantha Macher's THIS IS BANNED Opens Tonight at NoHo Actors Studio
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/24/2014) - ?This is Banned is a fully immersive evening of ghosts, robots and otherwise dangerous theatre. Set in two worlds hundreds of years apart, this world premiere event written by acclaimed playwright Samantha Macher (To The New Girl, Warbride), is a brutal look at war in a dystopian future, and the haunting of firearm heiress Sarah Winchester. This is Banned is produced by the critically acclaimed A Theatre Connection and SkyPilot Theatre Company.


Queer Classics' THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Returns to Hollywood TonightQueer Classics' THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Returns to Hollywood Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/24/2014) - Winner of a 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Producer's Award, the Queer Classics production of The Importance of Being Earnest is set to return for four weeks only at The Lounge Theatres in Hollywood. There will be one preview tonight, October 24 at 8pm and opening is set forSaturday, October 25 at 8pm. The limited engagement will run through November 16.


LATE NITE CATECHISM LAS VEGAS: SISTER ROLLS THE DICE Runs Now thru 11/16 at La Mirada TheatreLATE NITE CATECHISM LAS VEGAS: SISTER ROLLS THE DICE Runs Now thru 11/16 at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/24/2014) - LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the second show in its 2014-2015 season with everyone's favorite Sister returning in LATE NITE CATECHISM LAS VEGAS: SISTER ROLLS THE DICE, starring Maripat Donovan and directed by Mark Silvia. LATE NITE CATECHISM LAS VEGAS: SISTER ROLLS THE DICE will preview tonight, October 24, 2014 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 25) and run through Sunday, November 16, 2014 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.


Odyssey Theatre & LACC Theatre Academy Present OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET, Now thru 11/1Odyssey Theatre & LACC Theatre Academy Present OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET, Now thru 11/1
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/24/2014) - Los Angeles City College students will get the unique opportunity to mount a full theater production in a professional environment with the support of a professional design team. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble in association with Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy presents Our Lady of 121st Street by Stephen Adly Guirgis for eight performances, today, Oct. 24 through Nov. 1, as part of the Odyssey's student outreach program THE ODDS.


Illyrian Players Theatre to Present OTHELLO, 10/31-11/21Illyrian Players Theatre to Present OTHELLO, 10/31-11/21
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/23/2014) - From the company that brought you a cross-gender cast Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew as a BDSM love story, comes a provocative Othello - a theatrical exploration of outsiders and obsessions. The show runs October 31 through November 21, 2014.


BWW Reviews: Newest Broadway Revival of PIPPIN Provides Spills and Thrills at the PantagesBWW Reviews: Newest Broadway Revival of PIPPIN Provides Spills and Thrills at the Pantages
by Don Grigware (Los Angeles)

(10/23/2014) - In 1972 Pippin opened on Broadway and became one of the longest running musicals in Broadway history, closing in 1977. Stephen Schwartz's bubbling optimistic tunes made the surreal and sensual mood of the piece an ultra-pleasant experience for theatre goers. One actually left the theatre humming the score. Throughout the dreamlike texture of Pippin's quest for his 'Corner of the Sky', however, there blooms a simplistic, timeless message that reverberates to this day. So, even though this brand new revival set in a circus big top is visually more opulent with high swinging artists and feats of magic, the pieces of the puzzle do fit into place - original director Bob Fosse would approve - and the play's substance is untarnished. Director Diane Paulus may take a bow for her simply stunning ambition of embellishment. I prefer the simplicity of the original, which allows your imagination to take flight, but must own up to enjoying most of the new version. How can you not, as the Fosse-esque style with acrobatics added on make for a visually splendid evening of dance and action.


Photo Flash: On the Red Carpet for PIPPIN National Tour's Opening Night at Hollywood Pantages!Photo Flash: On the Red Carpet for PIPPIN National Tour's Opening Night at Hollywood Pantages!
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/23/2014) - The 2013 Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical Pippin made its premiere earlier this week at L.A. Premiere at the Hollywood Pantages, where it will play through November 9th. Tickets are now on sale to the general public online at www.HollywoodPantages.com orwww.Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787 or at the Hollywood Pantages Box Office located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard (Opens daily at 10am.) Check out a look back at the opening night's red carpet below!


24th STreet Theatre's Teatro del Pueblo to Present LA VISPERA, 12/6-1424th STreet Theatre's Teatro del Pueblo to Present LA VISPERA, 12/6-14
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/23/2014) - 24th STreet Theatre's Teatro del Pueblo ('Theater of the Village') returns in 2014 with the world premiere of La Vispera ('The Eve'), another warm, funny and unique holiday play about love and sacrifice created from stories shared by members of the local immigrant community during workshops with professional theater artists. Written by Victor Vazquez, co-directed by Jesus Castaos-Chima and Sayda Trujillo, and supported by The James Irvine Foundation Exploring Engagement Fund, La Vispera gets four performances Dec. 6 through Dec. 14 at 24th STreet Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. All performances are in Spanish with English supertitles, and admission is only 24 cents. Following each performance, the audience will be invited to join the performers for a Posada (Christmas procession) around the neighborhood before heading back to the theater for homemade tamales, warm ponche (punch) and a traditional star-shaped piata.


CSULB University Players & Four Clowns' UBU THE SH*T to Run 11/21-12/7CSULB University Players & Four Clowns' UBU THE SH*T to Run 11/21-12/7
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/23/2014) - Running November 21- December 7, the CSULB University Players and Los Angeles-based clown troupe Four Clowns will present a modern retelling of French playwright Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi entitled Ubu the Sh*t. Four Clowns' Artistic Director and CSULB Theatre Arts alum Jeremy Aluma has adapted Jarry's script and is directing this collaborative production. With clown training and techniques incorporated into the rehearsal process by Aluma and members of the Four Clowns company, the undergraduate cast has been given the opportunity to explore the art of clown first-hand by some of Los Angeles' most experienced clown teachers, creating a truly unique version of Jarry's absurdist comedy. For many of the undergraduate actors in Ubu, this is their first experience with working in the art of clown.


Rubicon's Fall 2014 Theatre Tour Heads to Chicago TodayRubicon's Fall 2014 Theatre Tour Heads to Chicago Today
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/23/2014) - Rubicon's Theatre Company's trips to New York and London typically sell-out within days of being announced. The company's trips have earned a reputation for offering unique behind-the-scenes experiences that cannot be arranged privately. This year, the company has added a new tour -- a first-ever theatre excursion to Chicago later this month.


Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Beginning TonightIndependent Shakespeare Co. Presents DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(10/23/2014) - Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, announce a new adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's DOCTOR FAUSTUS, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Artistic Director Melissa Chalsma. DOCTOR FAUSTUS will begin previews tonight, October 23 at 7:30pm; will open on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30pm and will perform through Sunday, November 23 at the Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village.




 
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