Theater Review: Hir at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

What happens when you return home after time away only to find the home you remember has been rendered virtually unrecognizable? In Hir, a play by Taylor Mac currently in its Los Angeles premiere at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, the concept of a dysfunctional family is taken to another level in a household where everyone is … More Theater Review: Hir at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Theater Review: Hello Dolly! at the Pantages Theatre

Put on your Sunday clothes and get down to the Hollywood Pantages Theatre because there’s a new matchmaker in town, and her antics are bound to warm even the coldest of hearts. The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hello Dolly!┬áis currently making its Los Angeles debut as part of a national tour, and it … More Theater Review: Hello Dolly! at the Pantages Theatre

Theater Review: Linda Vista at the Mark Taper Forum

What does ‘starting over’ really mean if you’re stuck in the same self-destructive behavior patterns? In Steppenwolf Theatre’s production of Linda Vista, a new play by Tracy Letts that opened this week at Center Theatre Group’s Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, a middle-aged man attempts to figure out what options remain for him in … More Theater Review: Linda Vista at the Mark Taper Forum

Theater Review: Scissorhands – A Musical Inspired by the Film at Rockwell Table & Stage

Sometimes, a story originally told nearly thirty years ago manages to feel more timely than ever. Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands was released in 1990 and introduced an artificially-created, unfinished human who has scissor blades for hands. Starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder, it became a cult classic. Now, in 2018, The Fuse Project and Rockwell … More Theater Review: Scissorhands – A Musical Inspired by the Film at Rockwell Table & Stage

Theater Review: Love Actually Live at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

During the holiday season, many people end up rewatching Love Actually, Richard Curtis’s 2003 hit romantic comedy that has become a modern Christmas classic. This year, you can level up that tradition by going to see Love Actually Live, a brand new multimedia experience that combines clips from the film with live musical performances, resulting … More Theater Review: Love Actually Live at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Theater Review: A Christmas Carol at the Geffen Playhouse

Around this time of year, productions of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol are a dime a dozen, but none is quite like the moody, spooky version currently running at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. This world premiere adaptation by Tony-winner Jefferson Mays (who also performs it), Michael Arden (who also directs it), … More Theater Review: A Christmas Carol at the Geffen Playhouse

Theater Review: Come From Away at the Ahmanson Theatre

On paper, it feels a bit wrong to call a musical about September 11th, 2001 “uplifting.” It is easy to wonder how that could possibly be true…until seeing Come From Away, a true marvel of a show that manages to take a large story everyone knows about one of the most devastating days in modern … More Theater Review: Come From Away at the Ahmanson Theatre