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

Theater Review: Cost of Living at the Fountain Theatre

The actual “cost of living” can take on many forms—physical, emotional, financial. In Cost of Living, Martyna Majok’s 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning play now in its west coast premiere at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles, two very different relationships between people with disabilities and their caregivers are examined through a universal lens of privilege, loneliness, … More Theater Review: Cost of Living at the Fountain Theatre