Theater Review: Something Rotten! at the Ahmanson Theatre

Just in time for the holidays, the rambunctious, crowd-pleasing national tour of Something Rotten! has opened at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre. This original musical, which ran for nearly two years on Broadway and was nominated for 9 Tony Awards, is a rare show that is equally enjoyable for theatre aficionados and more casual patrons alike. … More Theater Review: Something Rotten! at the Ahmanson Theatre

Theater Review: Dogfight at After Hours Theatre Company

These days, it seems like nearly every musical was adapted from a movie. Some of my favorite stage musicals began their lives as films—Once, Legally Blonde, and Thoroughly Modern Millie come to mind. Sometimes, however, you can’t help but wonder—why that movie? Dogfight, based on the 1991 movie of the same name with music and lyrics … More Theater Review: Dogfight at After Hours Theatre Company

Theater Review: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

“You are at the opera, gonna have to study up a little bit if you wanna keep with the plot. ‘Cause it’s a complicated Russian novel, everyone’s got nine different names. So look it up in your program, we’d appreciate it, thanks a lot!” These are actual lyrics from the opening number of Natasha, Pierre … More Theater Review: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The Best New Show You’re Not Watching

This fall I have once again found myself eating my words in regards to the CW’s Monday night lineup. Previously, I made the mistake of unfairly judging Jane the Virgin based on a hokey title and an off-putting premise. Nowadays, it is inarguably one of my favorite shows on television. When I first heard about Crazy … More Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The Best New Show You’re Not Watching