BWW Reviews: NOISES OFF Proves Whatever Can Go Wrong Onstage is Even Funnier Backstage!
by Shari Barrett - Oct 4, 2014

In 1970, Michael Frayn, the English playwright who would go on to write NOISES OFF, was standing backstage in the wings watching a performance of another farce he had written, "The Two of Us." Of this performance, he said, 'It was funnier from behind than in front, and I thought that one day I must write a farce from behind.' By the late 70s, Frayn had taken a crack at the concept with a short-lived one-act play called "Exits" before fleshing out and expanding the piece into the hilarious three-act NOISES OFF, now brilliantly staged at the Morgan-Wixson in Santa Monica. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GCT's Man with the Pointed Toes is a Winner
by Don Grigware - Apr 10, 2012

Despite its predictability The Man with the Pointed Toes is an endearingly frothy romantic comedy a lot like the ones that Doris Day used to make in the 60s with James Garner or Rock Hudson. That's because Lynn and Helen Root, two prolific Broadway and Hollywood screen writers from the golden age and before, penned The Man with the Pointed Toes originally as a TV special in the 60s. Afterwards it was mounted as a play for the first time at Glendale Centre Theatre. It has that unmistakable old style comedic flair that just isn't seen anymore. It involves a triangle with two women, one conniving, out to get what she wants and the other, tried and true to a fault and the man too gullible to see the forest from the trees, until the end of course. Now revived onstage at the Glendale Centre Theatre, Pointed Toes has a fab cast, razor sharp direction from Allan Dietlein, who also directed it originally, and comes up a blue-ribbon winner. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Plays Center Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2011

There are numerous iconic roles that actors dream of playing some day, and Tennessee Williams has penned quite a number of these characters in his many treasured American classics. (more...)