Theater Review: Antaeus Theatre Company’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

“What is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof?” While the cat’s case is less clear, there are many victories to be found in Antaeus Theatre Company’s take on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tennessee Williams classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which marks the inaugural production at their beautiful new home, the Kiki … More Theater Review: Antaeus Theatre Company’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Theater Review: Latino Theater Company’s Rules of Seconds

In this new age of Hamilton, it seems duels are on the brain. Rules of Seconds, a world premiere play written by John Pollono and presented by the Latino Theater Company and The Temblors, transports us back to the 19th century, when people literally lived and died by the rules of duels, relying on this barbaric … More Theater Review: Latino Theater Company’s Rules of Seconds

Theater Review: An American in Paris at the Pantages Theatre

“When you think of Paris, what comes to mind?” This question, posed somewhat oddly to the audience, sets the tone for An American in Paris, the musical adaptation of the 1951 film of the same name now playing at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. While it is a bit off-putting to hear audience members shouting … More Theater Review: An American in Paris at the Pantages Theatre

Theater Review: Deaf West Theatre’s Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo

“Do you want to know what happened at the zoo?” If you do, make your way to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, home to the new Deaf West production of Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo—although be warned, the actual answer to that question is far from the point of the … More Theater Review: Deaf West Theatre’s Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo

Theater Review: Disinherit the Wind at The Complex

In the middle of act one of Disinherit the Wind, now playing at The Complex in Hollywood, something rather unusual is asked of the audience. The main character, Bertram Cates (portrayed by the playwright, Matt Chait) leads everyone in the room, actors and patrons alike, in a brief meditation. Out of context, this sounds ridiculously … More Theater Review: Disinherit the Wind at The Complex

Theater Review: Finding Neverland at the Pantages

Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning… Peter Pan is an iconic story, and the musical adaptation of Finding Neverland, currently playing at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, tells but one iteration. Based on the 2004 movie of the same name, Finding Neverland follows the story of playwright J.M. Barrie and his … More Theater Review: Finding Neverland at the Pantages

Theater Review: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz at Rockwell Table & Stage

Who run the world? The Plastics. The always entertaining Unauthorized Musical Parody Of (UMPO for short) series is back at Los Feliz’s Rockwell Table & Stage with their take on Mean Gurlz—spelled just like that, which the creative team jokes, or maybe it’s not entirely a joke, is to prevent a cease and desist order. Created … More Theater Review: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz at Rockwell Table & Stage