Theater Review: Echo Theater Company’s Blueberry Toast

In the heat of the moment, a wife asks her husband why they can’t just be honest with each other and discuss how they really feel. “What kind of life would that be?” the husband responds, incredulous. This exchange tells you all you really need to know about the characters in Blueberry Toast, a world … More Theater Review: Echo Theater Company’s Blueberry Toast

Theater Review: Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA’s Mutual Philanthropy

Dinner parties in plays never go well, do they? This theory certainly applies to Mutual Philanthropy, a new play by Karen Rizzo currently being presented by Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA. A tight 75 minutes, it tells the story of two very different couples who come together for a classy meal, which quickly spirals into a complicated … More Theater Review: Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA’s Mutual Philanthropy

Theater Review: Electric Footlights’ Please Don’t Ask About Becket

All families have their secrets—but some are darker than others. In Please Don’t Ask About Becket, a world premiere play by Wendy Graf currently being presented by Electric Footlights at the Sacred Fools Theater in Hollywood, a twin—who now considers herself a former twin—looks back on her life and the tragic series of events that changed … More Theater Review: Electric Footlights’ Please Don’t Ask About Becket

Theater Review: A Chorus Line at the Hollywood Bowl

This past weekend in Los Angeles, everything was beautiful at the ballet indeed as The Hollywood Bowl presented their annual, fully-staged summer musical, A Chorus Line. This was my fifth time attending, having seen their productions of Hairspray, The Producers, Chicago, and Hair in the past. I was a bit apprehensive going in because A … More Theater Review: A Chorus Line at the Hollywood Bowl