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Jason Veasey, Jordan Tyson, Alexis Sims And More Part Of AT KC's Developmental Readin Photo Jason Veasey, Jordan Tyson, Alexis Sims And More Part Of AT KC's Developmental Reading
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2020

The full length musical, AT KC's, written by Kristina Nicole Miller (The Preacher's Wife) and Blake Allen (Folk Wandering; the shards of an honor code junkie), is a new, American tragedy discussing racial tensions through the lens of a Black-owned, Cotton Club-esque nightclub.

THE NIGHT BUSTER KEATON DREAMED ME to Have West Coast Premiere at 24th Street Theatre Photo THE NIGHT BUSTER KEATON DREAMED ME to Have West Coast Premiere at 24th Street Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 5, 2020

24th Street Theatre finds color in the lives of two orphan girls living in a silent film world of black, white and varying shades of gray. Debbie Devine directs the West Coast premiere of Kerry Muir's magical, surreal, dream-like movie-within-a play, The Night Buster Keaton Dreamed Me, for an April 11 opening. Performances will continue through May 31, with low-priced previews taking place March 28 through April 5.

Photo Flash: Alyssa Fox And Aisha Jackson Continue Gun Reform Efforts After Successfu Photo Photo Flash: Alyssa Fox And Aisha Jackson Continue Gun Reform Efforts After Successful Concert.
by Robert Diamond - Nov 8, 2019

Aisha Jackson and Alyssa Fox of Broadway's Frozen continue their campaign for Gun Reform after a successful concert November 4th at Middle Collegiate Church. The Broadway stars treated a packed house of concertgoers with roof raising vocal selections. The night was featured speeches from activists, Broadway performers, and representatives from Mom's Deman Action. Donations are still being accepted until Monday November 11, 2019.

ADG Gallery 800 Presents 'Fantastic Voyage' Photo ADG Gallery 800 Presents 'Fantastic Voyage'
by Stephi Wild - Aug 20, 2019

The Art Directors Guild's Gallery 800 (ADG, IATSE Local 800) presents FANTASTIC VOYAGE, an exclusive mixed media exhibition celebrating the genres of Sci-Fi, Fantasy & the Metaphysical Realm. The public will have a unique opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists at the exhibit openingand hosted reception on Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. The Fantastic Voyage exhibition will run through November 2nd. Gallery 800 is located in the historic North Hollywood Arts District at 5108 Lankershim Boulevard.

Creative Teams For South Coast Repertory's 2019-20 Season Announced Photo Creative Teams For South Coast Repertory's 2019-20 Season Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2019

Today, South Coast Repertory Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei announced the 13 creative dream teams for the 2019-20 season, the first programmed by Ivers. The roughly 100 individuals are among the theatre industry's finest, most creative and versatile talents.

BWW Review: Joe Orton's Dark Comedy LOOT Satirically Examines Societal Stupidity Photo BWW Review: Joe Orton's Dark Comedy LOOT Satirically Examines Societal Stupidity
by Shari Barrett - Jul 15, 2019

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble kicks off its 'Circa '69' season of significant and adventurous plays that premiered around the time of the Odyssey's 1969 inception with Joe Orton's darkly comic masterpiece LOOT, which asks us to wipe the fluff from our eyes and see society the way he sees it. And as a gay man during a time when British society forced artists into the closet, his farce comically examines a sort of rigged system that benefits bullies and oppressors and controls anyone stupid enough to go along with the lies. As directed by Bart DeLorenzo, this tale of corrosive wit, dizzying intrigue and classic farce suggests that the only acceptable alternative is to become a criminal, with Orton supplying laughs at everyone's expense along the way.

Joe Orton's LOOT Opens Odyssey's 50th Anniversary 'Circa '69' Season Photo Joe Orton's LOOT Opens Odyssey's 50th Anniversary 'Circa '69' Season
by Julie Musbach - May 16, 2019

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble kicks off its "Circa '69" season of significant and adventurous plays that premiered around the time of the Odyssey's 1969 inception with Joe Orton's darkly comic masterpiece Loot. Bart DeLorenzodirects this tour de force of corrosive wit, dizzying intrigue and classic farce for aJune 8 opening, with performances continuing through Aug. 10.

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT Brings Love And Magic To Young Audiences At South Coast Rep Photo THE VELVETEEN RABBIT Brings Love And Magic To Young Audiences At South Coast Rep
by Julie Musbach - May 13, 2019

The tale of a stuffed rabbit who longs to be real has charmed readers of all ages for more than a century. The Velveteen Rabbit will be the final show of South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences season.

THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE Announced At 24th Street Theatre Photo THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE Announced At 24th Street Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2019

Renowned for presenting sophisticated and provocative theater that appeals to both kids and adults, 24th Street Theatre puts a cutting edge spin on a seemingly simple tale. The Los Angeles premiere of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, adapted for the stage by Dwayne Hartford from the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo, opens on April 6 at 24th Street's converted carriage house on the edge of L.A.'s historic West Adams historic district. Low-priced previews take place on March 9 and 10.

SCR Continues Theatre For Young Audiences Season With Mo Willems' NAKED MOLE RAT GETS Photo SCR Continues Theatre For Young Audiences Season With Mo Willems' NAKED MOLE RAT GETS DRESSED: THE ROCK EXPERIENCE
by Julie Musbach - Jan 21, 2019

From Mo Willems, the author of Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale and the Elephant and Piggie books, comes a tale that transforms naked mole-rats into something cute and fun (and funny).

East West Players Announces Ovation Awards Nominations Photo East West Players Announces Ovation Awards Nominations
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 3, 2019

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theater of color and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce its nominations for the 29th Annual Ovation Awards, which will be held on Monday, January 28, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. The annual Ovation Awards "are the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles, created to recognize excellence in theatrical performance, production, and design in the Greater Los Angeles area," according to LA STAGE Alliance, which administers the awards.

BWW Review: SUGAR PLUM FAIRY Offers a New Take on Christmas Photo BWW Review: SUGAR PLUM FAIRY Offers a New Take on Christmas
by Don Grigware - Dec 3, 2018

Whether you are familiar with The Nutcracker ballet or not, you will definitely find huge laughs and great holiday mirth with Sandra Tsing Loh and her Sugar Plum Fairy, This, however, is definitely a show for adults or mature teens, preferably those into the performing arts.. Young teens in school  theatre understand aspirations, jealousy and failures, but it would not be easy for them to extrapolate the humor. Now onstage at the Skylight on Vermont in Hollywood, Sugar Plum Fairy is best described as 'the magic in putting on a show'.

SOFT POWER, Kathleen Marshall and More Nominated for 2019 LA Stage Alliance Ovation A Photo SOFT POWER, Kathleen Marshall and More Nominated for 2019 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2018

The nominees for the 29th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were announced this week.

Ensemble Theatre Company Continues Anniversary Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBR Photo Ensemble Theatre Company Continues Anniversary Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE
by Julie Musbach - Nov 12, 2018

Elvis has indeed left the building! ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY (ETC) is thrilled to announce the second show of its 40th Anniversary Season, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE, written by Matthew Lopez, directed by Jenny Sullivan with choreography by Jamie Torcellini. THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE begins previews on Thursday, December 6, opens on Saturday, December 8, and runs through Sunday, December 23, 2018 at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara.

SUGAR PLUM FAIRY Opens at Skylight Theatre This December Photo SUGAR PLUM FAIRY Opens at Skylight Theatre This December
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 31, 2018

Skylight Theatre Company and Frier McCollister present Sandra Tsing Loh's ¬†"Sugar Plum Fairy" Directed by Bart De Lorenzo¬† Opening at 8:30pm on Saturday, December 1st with reception to follow 8:30pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3:00pm Saturdays and Sundays through December 23, 2018 Skylight Theatre, 1816 ¬Ĺ North Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 90027

BWW Review: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Brings Sibling Hilarity to South Coas Photo BWW Review: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Brings Sibling Hilarity to South Coast Repertory
by Michael Quintos - Oct 17, 2018

Thank goodness my lack of knowledge of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's library of theatrical plays and fictional stories didn't prevent me from enjoying Christopher Durang's wildly hilarious, Chekhov-inspired VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, a modern-set play that won the Tony Award for Best Play back in 2013. Apparently filled with casual allusions to past Chekhov works---from character names and one-off references to thematic motifs---the play does offer, at its core, a laugh-a-minute comedy about a dysfunctional trio of siblings trying to face the apparently troubling onset of middle age…and the possibility that they may not have done enough in their lives to deem it a satisfactory one. This undeniably funny production continues at Orange County's Tony-winning regional theater South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa through October 21, 2018.

BWW Review: The American Dream is only a Taco Away in ICE at 24th STreet Theatre Photo BWW Review: The American Dream is only a Taco Away in ICE at 24th STreet Theatre
by Ellen Dostal - May 2, 2018

Seduced by the notion that, in America, winning is everything, an immigrant loses sight of what is really important in Leon Martell's world premiere play, ICE. Commissioned by 24th STreet Theatre to commemorate its 20th anniversary, the 65-minute one act highlights the plight of every hopeful soul diligently trying to attain the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness promised by our founding fathers.

24th Street Theatre Explores Immigration Issues with Bilingual, Comedy for Families Photo 24th Street Theatre Explores Immigration Issues with Bilingual, Comedy for Families
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 2018

Commissioned by award-winning 24th Street Theatre in celebration of its 20th Anniversary Season, the world premiere of ICE, written by Leon Martell and directed by Debbie Devine, is a bilingual, humorous journey in search of what it means to be "American." For adults and kids 8 and up, ICE opens on April 21, with low-priced previews beginning April 7.

BWW Review: Laguna Playhouse Stages Gripping Pulitzer Prize winning I AM MY OWN WIFE Photo BWW Review: Laguna Playhouse Stages Gripping Pulitzer Prize winning I AM MY OWN WIFE
by Michael Quintos - Jan 16, 2018

Featuring a remarkable, awards-worthy, tour-de-force performance by actor John Tufts that will easily win you over no matter what your personal tastes or beliefs or politics may be, this admirable new regional production of Doug Wright's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play I AM MY OWN WIFE---beautifully directed by Jenny Sullivan---continues performances at the Laguna Playhouse through January 28. Emotional, spiritual, and impressively staged, the play is one of these unique theatrical experiences that genuinely deserves your attention.

John Tufts to Star in I AM MY OWN WIFE at Laguna Playhouse This January Photo John Tufts to Star in I AM MY OWN WIFE at Laguna Playhouse This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 97th season, I AM MY OWN WIFE, written by Doug Wright and directed by Jenny Sullivan and starring John Tufts.

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