Theater Review: Sell/Buy/Date at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre

One woman playing 19 characters over the course of the next 100 years. While these numbers alone are intriguing, they barely scratch the surface of what makes Sell/Buy/Date, written and performed by Tony winner Sarah Jones, so special. Remounted at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre after a successful LA premiere at the Geffen … More Theater Review: Sell/Buy/Date at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre

Theater Review: IAMA Theatre Company’s American Hero

Three “sandwich artists” with very different lives walk into a franchise. What happens? Unfortunately the answer is…not much. American Hero, a play by Bess Wohl currently being presented by the IAMA Theatre Company in a guest production at the Pasadena Playhouse, is a comedy about working class America, but focuses on a microcosm that ultimately … More Theater Review: IAMA Theatre Company’s American Hero

Theater Review: Gloria at The Echo Theater Company

When Gloria, a Pulitzer Prize-finalist play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins currently in its west coast premiere at The Echo Theater Company, begins, it seems like a modern workplace comedy. We meet four 20-somethings, three editorial assistants and an intern, who are dragging their way through another workday at a magazine in New York, dealing with ridiculous … More Theater Review: Gloria at The Echo Theater Company

Theater Review: Beautiful- The Carole King Musical at the Pantages Theatre

Jukebox bio-musicals are seemingly a dime a dozen these days—Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations is currently playing at the Ahmanson Theatre, and the Pantages Theatre was recently home to On Your Feet, the Gloria and Emilio Estefan musical. But Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which just reopened at the Pantages in … More Theater Review: Beautiful- The Carole King Musical at the Pantages Theatre

Theater Review: School Girls, Or, the African Mean Girls Play at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

Teenage girls worldwide struggle with a number of the same issues—body image, fitting in at school, planning for the future, dealing with societal and familial pressures. But while many of these issues are universal, there are also major differences depending on where in the world girls grow up. School Girls, Or, the African Mean Girls … More Theater Review: School Girls, Or, the African Mean Girls Play at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

Theater Review: Spring Awakening for Gun Safety at the Lounge Theatre

Spring Awakening is a show about many things, but at its core, it’s about the many ways we fail our children. As parents, as a society, and even as friends, these failures often end in tragedy. Me + You Productions takes a look at the 2007 Tony-winning musical through a 2018 lens in a new production … More Theater Review: Spring Awakening for Gun Safety at the Lounge Theatre

Theater Review: Sweat at the Mark Taper Forum

Reading, Pennsylvania was always a factory town—a place where generation after generation grew up working at steel mills, until the financial crisis of the early 2000s changed the only life many of these workers had ever known irrevocably. This is the topic of Sweat, the 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Lynn Nottage that opened in … More Theater Review: Sweat at the Mark Taper Forum