Theater Review: Waitress at the Pantages Theatre

You cannot walk five feet in the Pantages Theatre without encountering a bunch of mini pies for sale, perfectly setting the scene for Waitress, the hit Broadway musical that opened in Los Angeles for the first time last night. Notable for being the first Broadway musical with an all-female primary creative team—director Diane Paulus, composer and … More Theater Review: Waitress at the Pantages Theatre

Theater Review: Cry It Out at The Echo Theater Company

What exactly does it mean to be the “perfect mother?” This is a question many non-mothers think they know the answer to that also haunts new mothers, terrified of making the wrong decision in terms of what is best for their child. Cry It Out, a play by Molly Smith Metzler currently in its west … More Theater Review: Cry It Out at The Echo Theater Company

Theater Review: Mutt House at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could talk to dogs? For Eddie (Ryan McCartan), the main character in Mutt House, a new musical now in its world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, this is his reality. An awkward loner with severe anxiety, Eddie has been working … More Theater Review: Mutt House at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

Theater Review: Arrival & Departure at the Fountain Theatre

Sometimes it’s the most seemingly random interactions that go on to have the greatest impact on our lives. This is the topic explored in Arrival & Departure, a play written and directed by Stephen Sachs and inspired by the 1945 film Brief Encounter. Now in its world premiere at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles, … More Theater Review: Arrival & Departure at the Fountain Theatre

Theater Review: Three Days in the Country at Antaeus Theatre Company

Love has a tendency to make fools out of people, and that is certainly the case in Three Days in the Country, Patrick Marber’s condensed adaptation of Ivan Turgenev’s A Month in the Country, now in its west coast premiere at Antaeus Theatre Company in Los Angeles. The action unfolds on a sprawling estate in … More Theater Review: Three Days in the Country at Antaeus Theatre Company

Theater Review: On Your Feet at the Pantages Theatre

On Your Feet, the jukebox musical based on the lives and tunes of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, opened at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre last night in colorful, vibrant fashion—but it was not one of Ms. Estefan’s hit songs that drew the loudest applause of the evening. A key scene in the first act depicts Gloria … More Theater Review: On Your Feet at the Pantages Theatre