Hundred Days – La Jolla Playhouse

The set up: real life married couple Abigail and Shaun Bengson tell the story of their relationship in song. This structure was also effective in Once, and is a bit of a tightrope to ... Continue Reading →

LA Opera – Don Carlo with Plácido Domingo

In a sumptuous presentation, LA Opera assayed Giuseppe Verdi’s timeless Don Carlo. First performed in France and then Bologna in 1867, the opera has undergone evolution over the decades. ... Continue Reading →

LA Theater Scene shows & reviews October 2018

 The vibrant LA theater scene will let you enjoy an iconic rock star, sing along with the songs of your youth, connect with ultra-talented ensembles on stage, and much more. Audiences ... Continue Reading →

LA Theater Scene: Mannequin Man by Day, TENOR BY NIGHT a wonderful original musical

REVIEW: “MANNEQUIN MAN BY DAY, TENOR BY NIGHT” is a new fantasy musical that has a lot of things going for it. The very original story is funny and clever, framed by a wonderful ... Continue Reading →

The Heart of Rock and Roll – The Musical Based on Songs by Huey Lewis and The News

The most clever element of the world premiere production of The Heart of Rock and Roll is how the creators were able to develop a storyline from the otherwise disconnected songs by ... Continue Reading →

In London Noël Coward’s “Brief Encounter” Maintains Its Ambition

Ambition counts for a lot in my book. Working with the much loved Noël Coward production this musical works to blend the cinematic within a live stage production. But it also attempts ... Continue Reading →

Opening Night – A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

North Coast Rep is closing out their 36th season with its biggest production. With a fine cast and able musical accompaniment, David Ellenstein has directed a great production of this ... Continue Reading →

Comedy Hypnosis Catherine Hickland’s mind-bending amazements on Debbie Reynolds MainStage, El Portal Theatre, July 28

The entertaining mind-bending show, Catherine Hickland’s Comedy Hypnosis and Other Mind Amazements is at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, California, on Saturday, ... Continue Reading →