Theater Review: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Bridesmaids at Rockwell Table & Stage

Who’s ready to party? The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Bridesmaids, the latest entry in producer Kate Pazakis’s Unauthorized Musical Parody Of (UMPO) series, opened this weekend at LA’s Rockwell Table & Stage and creates the perfect atmosphere for a celebratory night out. Co-directed by Christopher Youngsman and Tony Award winner (and UMPO alum) Marissa Jaret … More Theater Review: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Bridesmaids at Rockwell Table & Stage

Theater Review: Antaeus Theatre Company’s As You Like It

“All the world’s a stage…” William Shakespeare’s classic comedy As You Like It features some of his most famous monologues and a great deal of whimsy. Currently being presented in Los Angeles by the Antaeus Theatre Company in a production that makes the four-centuries-old work feel fresh, this charming tale of shepherds, mistaken identity, and love … More Theater Review: Antaeus Theatre Company’s As You Like It

Theater Review: Triptych Theatre Company’s Nocturne

“Fifteen years ago I killed my sister.” This shocking line opens Nocturne by Adam Rapp, an acclaimed play that first debuted in New York in 2001. Now being presented by the Triptych Theatre Company in a guest production at the VS. Theatre in Los Angeles, this beautifully written solo performance explores the unrelenting nature of … More Theater Review: Triptych Theatre Company’s Nocturne

Theater Review: Echo Theater Company’s The Cake

What happens when someone or something suddenly throws the belief system you have held your entire life into question? The Cake, a play by Bekah Brunstetter currently in its world premiere at the Echo Theater Company in Los Angeles, is a thoughtful and heartfelt examination of conservative values in increasingly liberal times, all hinging around … More Theater Review: Echo Theater Company’s The Cake

Theater Review: Love is a Dirty Word by Tilted Field and VS. Theatre Company

In the home where Giovanni Adams grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, sex was never a dirty word. After all, his mother worked with the youth population and often brought home t-shirts warning against the dangers of chlamydia as souvenirs of sorts for her sons. But the concept of love was approached in a different way … More Theater Review: Love is a Dirty Word by Tilted Field and VS. Theatre Company

Theater Review: The Pride at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

How much of the human experience is determined by the era you are born into? In The Pride, a play by Alexi Kaye Campbell currently in its Los Angeles premiere at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, one storyline takes place in 1958 and another in 2008. Both follow a core trio of … More Theater Review: The Pride at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts