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

Theater Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at After Hours Theatre Company

Before you even enter the building for After Hours Theatre Company’s immersive production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the experience begins. As you check in, you are asked to fill out an intake form that asks a few general questions about your health. Has your sleep been disturbed lately? Do you have any … More Theater Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at After Hours Theatre Company

Theater Review: Our Very Own Carlin McCullough at the Geffen Playhouse

“Who loves the battle?” “Carlin loves the battle.” This rallying cry is repeated throughout Our Very Own Carlin McCullough, a play written by Amanda Peet currently in its world premiere at the Geffen Playhouse. Carlin, ten years old when the story begins, is a tennis prodigy, and she is everything to both her single mother … More Theater Review: Our Very Own Carlin McCullough at the Geffen Playhouse