September 21, 2014

  • Bulrusher presented by Skylight Theatre Company & Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble

    REMARKABLE play unfolds with mesmeric leisureliness. SUPERB production elements.- LA Times CRITIC’S CHOICE! The LA PREMIERE of the PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST “Couldn’t be more timely” GO!!! LA WEEKLY When you’re a multiracial orphan girl with a gift for clairvoyance who was found floating as an infant in a basket on the river, there aren’t many places to turn to form a strong self-identity when you’re growing up in a predominantly white town in the ’50s. That is, until a black girl from Alabama suddenly appears. Immersed in her newfound relationship and freedom, the girl begins to learn about love and…

  • The Behavior of Broadus

    The Behavior of Broadus now playing till October 11th buy your tickets now at http://bit.ly/BroadusPlayTix From the award winning Sacred Fools Theater, producer of such hits as: Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara, Forbidden Zone Live in the 6th Dimension, Watson, Stoneface, Absolutely Filthy, and Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere. And, from the award winning Burglars of Hamm who brought you such hits as; Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk, Party Show, and Focus Today. And who together brought you the award winning Land of the Tigers comes a brand new musical, that was commissioned by Center Theater Group, developed with support of the Andrew W….

  • “Try A Little Tenderness” – THE BROTHERS SIZE at the Fountain Theatre

    Critic’s Choice! “Dazzling!” LA Times. “Joyous!” Broadway World. The LA Premiere of THE BROTHERS SIZE by Tarell Alvin McCraney, starring Gilbert Glenn Brown, Matthew Hancock, Theodore Perkins. Directed by Shirley Jo Finney. Now playing to Sept 14. (323) 663-1525 www.fountaintheatre.com

  • VISIONARY MAN Musical – Los Angeles “Say Amen” The Hudson Theatres

    Visionary Man – Los Angeles Musical. “Say Amen” from the hit musical now running at The Hudson Theatres. TICKETS/INFO: www.plays411.com/visionary Promo Code: DEAL50 = 50% off general admission tickets This Los Angeles premiere musical celebrates the true story of JB Murray, a poor illiterate southern farmer who received a calling at age 70 to create vivid abstract artistic masterpieces on almost anything he could find; Adding machine tape, corrugated tin, televisions, and finally paper. Over a period of 10 years, Murrays’ visions would capture the imagination of his friends, his neighbors, and ultimately an international community of collectors, museums, and…

  • Family Planning – Colony Theatre

    The Colony Theatre Company, Burbank, California; Opening Night: July 12, 2014; Playwright: Michelle Kholos Brooks; Director: Cameron Watson; Producer: Barbara Beckley; Starring: Christina Pickles, Bruce Weitz; Featuring: Dee Ann Newkirk, Jack Sundmacher; Videographer: Michael David Wadler; www.colonytheatre.org; www.facebook.com/TheColonyTheatre

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In A Dark Dark House

Jun 24, 2014

Broken Hand Productions presents the Los Angeles premiere “In A Dark Dark House” by Neil LaBute Larry Moss directs LaBute’s “most personal play” LOS ANGELES (June 24, 2014) – Two estranged brothers face off in search of the truth about the troubled legacy of their shared past. Larry Moss directs the Los Angeles premiere of In A Dark Dark House by Neil LaBute, opening July 26 at the Matrix Theatre.  Aaron McPherson (A Million Ways to Die in the West), Shaun Sipos (The Vampire Diaries, Melrose Place) and Annie Chernecky (My Synthesized Life) star in LaBute’s thought-provoking and challenging tragicomedy that explores the darker facets of human relationships and the covert, unwritten bonds that tie families together….

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“The Way You Look Tonight”

Jun 16, 2014

“The Way You Look Tonight” by Peter Lefcourt LOS ANGELES (June 10, 2014) – Never underestimate the power of designer shoes on matters of the heart. Theatre Planners presents a romantic comedy by Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of The Way You Look Tonight, opening July 12 as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre.| Dinner With Friends meets La Cage aux Folles in Lefcourt’s fanciful soufflé about two couples — a pair of ex-spouses and their new mates. When the four get together for the first time in years, it blows up in…

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Funny Side of Chekhov!

Jun 16, 2014

Director/Translator, Benedict brings new life to Comedic side of Chekhov Long Beach Playhouse audiences are in for a very original and unique treat with the opening this weekend in the  Studio Theatre of Chekhov Shorts: The Proposal and The Bear.  Diane Benedict is not only the director for the show but has translated these two one act plays from Russian to English.  Interestingly, she has interspersed in the middle of these two pieces an adaptation (again her translation) of one of Chekov’s short stories, The Bet that she turned into another one act play.  She chose these three pieces because…

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Tonya Cornelisse

Tonya Cornelisse by Graham Sibley There is no one in the world like Tonya Cornelisse.  No one.  Her sultry voice, ginger head of hair and more sweet, raw talent wrapped up in her petite frame than all that Halloween can handle. Cornelisse grew up in Chicago and Grand Rapids and started working professionally as soon as she could hustle her parents into the car.  “I was overwhelming to say the least so my parents threw me in the theatre to shut me up,” says Cornelisse.  “Theatre allowed me to figure a lot of shit out, and as soon as I…

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Arts and Entertainment

Recently there has been a rumbling, a conversation in the zeitgeist, pondering the value of theatre. There seems to be some contention about whether theatre is entertainment, or a forum of change. At the center is the age-old conflict between art and entertainment. Which comes first, and which is the master. Does one have a dominant position, and should that influence the other. And more to the point of this writing, how does that influence theatre. It is without question that theatre is a high art. It is a collaborative effort by many artists in which the end product is…

Sanger

Margaret Sanger

A Timely Portrayal: Pamela Daly as Margaret Sanger Timing is everything. Acting teacher and professional veteran of film/TV, Pamela Daly, appreciates the divisive climate as she prepares to bring women rights activist Margaret Sanger to the stage in her one-woman show at the El Portal Theatre in NoHo succinctly called “Sanger.” “It’s so charged!” Daly utters with a wide-eyed expression of wonder tinged with apprehension. “I always wanted to portray a strong, historic woman and in a way, Sanger chose me.” This idea of choice is one Ms. Sanger fought for stridently as an early activist for birth control, legal…

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The times, they are a changin’

For more than a century, Theatre as an institution has been facing a challenge of audience interest. While theatre along with sports were the principal sources of popular public entertainment for thousands of years, the advent of the moving picture, followed by the proliferation of television sounded a warning that Theatre as an art form may no longer be a mainstay of public interest. If movies weren’t enough of a challenge in their efforts of dramatization, television piped in and offers theatrically inspired drama on a cost-free basis. This one-two punch is a fundamental challenge to the arts in general…

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