Theater Review: Bright Star at the Ahmanson Theatre

Trouble and happiness often go hand in hand, and there is plenty of both to be found in Bright Star, the charming bluegrass musical that just launched its national tour at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles after a Broadway run last year. Written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell and inspired by … More Theater Review: Bright Star at the Ahmanson Theatre

The Return of the Unauthorized Musical Parody of Hocus Pocus at Rockwell Table & Stage and an Interview with Marissa Jaret Winokur

Just in time for Halloween, The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Hocus Pocus is back at Rockwell Table & Stage. Part of producer Kate Pazakis’s hit Unauthorized Musical Parody Of (UMPO) series, Hocus Pocus is back this year after a successful run in 2016. Written by Pazakis and John Flynn and directed by Peter Allen Vogt, … More The Return of the Unauthorized Musical Parody of Hocus Pocus at Rockwell Table & Stage and an Interview with Marissa Jaret Winokur

Theater Review: Belle Rêve Theatre Company’s Time Alone

As a title, one could say Time Alone has two meanings. One is literally that of time spent alone, without companionship. The other is more “time, alone,” a representation of the all-consuming and ever-changing perception of time and how it can affect our lives. Both are on display in this world premiere play, currently running at … More Theater Review: Belle Rêve Theatre Company’s Time Alone

Theater Review: With Love and a Major Organ at Boston Court

Some people go through life with their heart on their sleeve, while others are much more guarded, desperate to protect their hearts from being broken. In With Love and a Major Organ, a whimsical, poignant play by Julia Lederer currently in its west coast premiere at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, this concept is taken … More Theater Review: With Love and a Major Organ at Boston Court

Theater Review: Pasadena Playhouse and Deaf West Theatre’s Our Town

“Does anyone ever realize life while they live it?” When Our Town, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer-winning classic play that examines small town American life through a meta play-within-a-play format, first premiered, the Pasadena Playhouse became of the first theaters to produce it in 1939. Now, for their 100th season, they are presenting the play once more in … More Theater Review: Pasadena Playhouse and Deaf West Theatre’s Our Town

Theater/Magic Review: Atlas Obscura’s See/Saw

Siegfried Tieber, an acclaimed magician who regularly performs at Hollywood’s Magic Castle and recently flummoxed the best of the best on TV on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, begins his show by rolling up his sleeves. On its own, this may not seem too impressive, but Tieber’s specialty is close-up card magic, which is all … More Theater/Magic Review: Atlas Obscura’s See/Saw