REVIEW: MTR performs coming-of-age musical Edges


On Friday, the Musical Theatre Repertory at USC presented Edges, a song-cycle musical comprised of individual songs performed in a sequence and written by songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The musical is made up of 15 songs: Each song contains unrelated stories and characters, but still possesses similar coming-of-age themes that are indelibly […]

REVIEW: Facing Our Truth captivates with short plays


The USC School of Dramatic Arts debuted its production of Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege, tantalizing vignettes about racism, prejudice and injustice in modern-day America on Thursday. The show is comprised of six 10-minute plays, each telling a unique story with different characters. In addition, each was written by […]

REVIEW: The Tales of Hoffmann thrives off attention to detail


Love can often be the best source of artistic inspiration. This message rings true in the LA Opera’s performance of Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann. Audiences listened to the story of the poet Hoffmann, who, through the help of his Muse (disguised as his friend Nicklausse), reminisces about the woman he loved and lost […]