Theater Review: West Side Story at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Are there any opening notes in musical theater more iconic and instantly recognizable than those of West Side Story? No matter the iteration, the story and music are classic enough to have endured the test of time, resulting in a rare musical where you can hear a ripple of excitement in the audience at the … More Theater Review: West Side Story at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Theater Review: The Last 5 Years at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Cathy stands center stage, in the spotlight, singing at yet another audition. That is, until Jamie wordlessly steps in front of her and sits on a stool to begin reading from his novel. Cathy, her spotlight now literally and figuratively occupied by her more successful husband, silently retreats, defeated once again. This stunningly symbolic directorial … More Theater Review: The Last 5 Years at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Theater Review: The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

As a child, I loved the Disney version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I even had a stuffed animal of Djali the goat. For this reason I feel it is important to note that the musical adaptation, currently playing at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts near Los Angeles, is far from the … More Theater Review: The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts