Theater Review: Scissorhands – A Musical Inspired by the Film at Rockwell Table & Stage

Sometimes, a story originally told nearly thirty years ago manages to feel more timely than ever. Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands was released in 1990 and introduced an artificially-created, unfinished human who has scissor blades for hands. Starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder, it became a cult classic. Now, in 2018, The Fuse Project and Rockwell … More Theater Review: Scissorhands – A Musical Inspired by the Film at Rockwell Table & Stage

Theater Review: Love Actually Live at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

During the holiday season, many people end up rewatching Love Actually, Richard Curtis’s 2003 hit romantic comedy that has become a modern Christmas classic. This year, you can level up that tradition by going to see Love Actually Live, a brand new multimedia experience that combines clips from the film with live musical performances, resulting … More Theater Review: Love Actually Live at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Theater Review: A Christmas Carol at the Geffen Playhouse

Around this time of year, productions of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol are a dime a dozen, but none is quite like the moody, spooky version currently running at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. This world premiere adaptation by Tony-winner Jefferson Mays (who also performs it), Michael Arden (who also directs it), … More Theater Review: A Christmas Carol at the Geffen Playhouse

Theater Review: Come From Away at the Ahmanson Theatre

On paper, it feels a bit wrong to call a musical about September 11th, 2001 “uplifting.” It is easy to wonder how that could possibly be true…until seeing Come From Away, a true marvel of a show that manages to take a large story everyone knows about one of the most devastating days in modern … More Theater Review: Come From Away at the Ahmanson Theatre

Theater Review: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Stranger Things at Rockwell Table & Stage

In its latest iteration, the UMPO (Unauthorized Musical Parody Of) Series is taking on season one of the Netflix hit series Stranger Things and the results are, as usual, hilarious. Written by Kate Pazakis, creator and Executive Producer of the UMPO Series, this show adds a new twist to the usual format, a “choose your … More Theater Review: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Stranger Things at Rockwell Table & Stage

Theater Review: A Bronx Tale at the Pantages Theatre

“The saddest thing in life is wasted talent, and the choices you make will shape your life forever.” A Bronx Tale, a musical based on the play of the same name, opened at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles this week after a nearly two year run on Broadway. Often described as a cross between … More Theater Review: A Bronx Tale at the Pantages Theatre

Theater Review: Valley of the Heart at the Mark Taper Forum

Two immigrant families, one Mexican and one Japanese-American, have lived peacefully as neighbors on a ranch in the Santa Clara Valley for years, working together in the fields. The oldest children from each family have even fallen in love with each other—and then Pearl Harbor happens, and soon World War II, and their lives will … More Theater Review: Valley of the Heart at the Mark Taper Forum