Cirque du Soleil spends its 25th anniversary in Santa Monica for the opening of Kooza.
Lacking funding for fall performance season, Tim Robbins’ the Actors’ Gang schedules two month-long WTF?! Festival instead.
This is not the stuff of musicals. Gruesome murder, racism in the South, unseemly politicking, media sensationalism, official corruption, Messianism, public morality — rarely are such weighty issues even considered as themes for musicals, a genre serious theatergoers regularly denigrate for its bubbly superficiality and lack of profundity. Musicals are to theater what romance novels […]
“This is exactly like my family!” one woman exclaimed during the first of two intermissions. Hopefully, she didn’t mean “exactly.” If she did, she should not — under any circumstances whatsoever — be smiling, and should instead be safely at therapy. Such is the dysfunctional family at the heart of Tracy Letts’ Tony Award–winning drama […]
School of Theatre professor debuts latest work at Scene Dock Theatre Sunday.
Few words mean less today than “genius,” which casual overuse has seriously devalued over time. Like “brilliant” and “awesome,” “genius” is cheap praise, and too often it is mistaken for simple intelligence. That’s why I humphed noisily and rolled my eyes when I overheard some woman say that the man whose performance we were about […]
Now, Legally Blonde: The Musical can be viewed in all its sparkly pink glory at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles for a limited run.
In elementary school, my best friend went to space camp; I still resent her for it. My parents wouldn’t let me go — they claimed it was too dangerous and expensive — so I sat on my couch while my friend twirled around with the astronauts. About 15 years later, I finally got to go […]
The Scene Dock goes on an unlikely journey from prop shop to prominent theater.
Theater: Cabaret MET Theatre Running now until August 9 Two stars