Annie Reiner - Entertainer Extraordinaire
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
An Interview with Suzanne Birrell. Annie Reiner is the definition of a true Renaissance woman. She is a published poet, a playwright who has had two of her plays produced, and a painter with four one-woman gallery shows under her belt. She has penned ...
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Overlay - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Violence in often overlooked these days thanks to the abundance of violence in video games and movies and television. Real violence is recapped every day, multiple times a day, on the news and newspapers and shared ...
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Simon Coronel - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Suzanne
A review by Rachel Flanagan. When someone demonstrates an extraordinary ability in a certain field that the United States may think will benefit the country, they will grant a priority visa to an immigrant with an alien classification known as the ...
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Chemistry - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Even in 2016, Mental Illness is an often-overlooked disease. Many people believe that if you cannot see that someone is sick, they are just faking it. Others believe that people make a choice to be happy and those that ...
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The Toxic Avenger - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. The Toxic Avenger is the epitome of a geek turned hero story in the most unconventional, and yet, most New Jersey way. The Toxic Avenger: The Musical turns this unconventional geek to hero story in a rock musical filled ...
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Not Another Horror Story - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Take a little bit of American Horror Story, mix it with a handful of horror comedies like Scary Movie and add a dash of horror movie stereotype and you will get the premise of Not Another Horror Story. The cast was a ...
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Sticky Fingers - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. In December of 2001, actress Winona Ryder was arrested in Beverly Hills after stealing nearly $5,000 worth of items from Saks Fifth Avenue. Her story made headlines and everyone wanted to know why she did it when she ...
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JonBenét Ramsey: THE MUSICAL - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. If you see nothing else at The Fringe do treat yourself to JonBenét Ramsey: THE MUSICAL. It will be the absolute fastest hour you'll spend. Chuy Bravo is featured as little JonBenet complete with mustache and blond wig so ...
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Neva - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Neva is a powerful play. The story takes place at a rehearsal of Chekov but most of the actors and the director have not shown up. It is feared they have died in the violence of an ensuing revolution. One does not need to ...
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Bumpersticker: The Musical - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Bumpersticker: The Musical is a super fun musical experience, especially for a Los Angeles area crowd. Everyone knows the feeling of being stuck in your car, annoyed at the traffic, reading billboards and bumperstickers ...
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Labitity - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Suzanne
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Labitity is a look at your life. It's a show of labels, titles and identities-our own, our families and perfect strangers. It is witty and intelligent. Written and performed by Katrina Joli, she takes us on a journey ...
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Odilia- Hollywood Fringe Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Take a journey to the middle ground where dreams are woven and nightmares are felt. Odilia is almost like a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens in that Odilia meets the ghosts that know of her past, however Odilia is no ...
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Hello World - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Suzanne
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Hello World definitely deserves some praise for bringing the virtual reality experience to theatre in a very unique and interactive sort of way. With your very own smartphone and headphones and borrowed Google Cardboard, ...
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Cowboy Mouth - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. During their volatile yet romantic love affair in the early 1970's, singer-songwriter Patti Smith and Obie award-winning playwright Sam Shepard wrote Cowboy Mouth. Over two nights, probably holed up in his hotel room at ...
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Alien vs. Musical - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachael Flanagan. Set in the "Land of Musicals" with characters from hit musicals like the Sound of Music, Rent, Les Misérables, and Annie, Alien vs. Musical is the story of a mysterious egg, the laughter, singing, and chaos that ensues ...
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Titus Andronicus Jr. - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Shakespeare is commonly read and performed in schools all over the country but it is rare that school-age youths are encouraged to read or perform Titus Andronicus. Thought to be Shakespeare's first tragedy, it is his ...
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Here There Be Dragons - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
Review by Rachel Flanagan. Drew Vandiver studied Theatre, Literature, and Mathematics and has been a sawmill worker, a bouncer, a high school teacher, an accountant, a drug dealer, an actor, manager of the world's largest Victoria's Secret, and a ...
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Oblivious - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Oblivious takes the concept of video games and mixes it with interactive theater to create a fun experience with audience participation. The concept behind Oblivious is set in a fictional United Nation-States of ...
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P.R.: THE CHUCK ROWLAND AWARDED TO TOM JACOBSON June 21
Posted By Suzanne
CELEBRATION THEATRE PRESENTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD'S "ONE CITY ONE PRIDE" FESTIVAL presents THE CHUCK ROWLAND AWARD TO TOM JACOBSON FOR DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN LGBT THEATRE AND ACTIVISM CELEBRATION WILL ALSO PRESENT A ...
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A Thorn in the FAmily Paw - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Nick McDow. Photos by Garry Michael Kluger A Thorn in the Family Paw by Garry Michael Kluger and directed by Arden Teresa Lewis opened this week at Theatre West. It's a story of an American family though the ups and downs ...
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A Whole Newd World- Hollywood Fringe Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne
A Review by Rachel Flanagan. A Whole Newd World - Cherry Tales at the Knock Shop mixes Disney princesses and fairy tales with Into the Woods meets cabaret meets burlesque. Cherry Poppins productions, a production company that creates fun interactive ...
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Mind2Mind - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Mind2Mind is an interactive ESP adventure with the world's first Animated Mindreading cartoon guru. The guru, voiced by Dave Egan, is there to assist and entertain mentalist Don Bice, but don't expect him to stick around ...
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Sleeping Beauty - Theatre Review
Posted By Jen Brown
Review by Jen Brown Laura Wolfe and Lukas Bailey. Photo: David P. Johnson. It's official, Theatre West is the best, particularly, when mounting shows for STORYBOOK THEATRE. These captivating players know exactly how to entertain our children and ...
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Indie Films June 17-23
Posted By Suzanne
NO STRANGER THAN LOVE, THE LAST HEIST AND JANEY MAKES A PLAY START EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON JUNE 17 No Stranger Than Love. Directed by Nick Wernham. Written by Steve Adams. Produced by Paul Fler. From Orion Releasing. Color, ...
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42nd STREET - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. The Company of 42 nd Street in "Lullaby of Broadway." Photo by Chris Bennion If you like tap dancing then 42nd STREET now playing at the Pantages is the show for you. 42nd STREET is the song and dance fable of Broadway, ...
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Film Forum - June 12, 2016
Posted By Suzanne
Los Angeles Filmforum presents Convergence and Cacophony: Experimental Documents from Dustin Zemel June 12, 2016 In Person: Dustin Zemel LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2016 - Filmforum welcomes Dustin Zemel from Louisiana for his first show in Los Angeles with ...
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Stopping By - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Barbara Tarbuck. Photos by Brian Drillinger Christine and Charley were a loving married older couple with an adult son and a generally normal life. That is until one morning when they were making love and Charley suddenly ...
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Comedy Camp tryouts June 18
Posted By Suzanne
Laugh Factory Comedy Camp Celebrates 32 Years AN ESCAPE FOR KIDS WHO SHOULDN'T HAVE TO ESCAPE For Immediate Release (Hollywood, CA) - On Saturday, June 18, 2016, the World Famous Laugh Factory will hold tryouts for its annual Comedy Camp at 11 a.m. ...
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Gruesome Playground Injuries - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Jeff Ward and Sara Rae Foster. Photos by Ed Krieger Love hurts and so does blowing out your eye with fireworks. They each hurt in their own uniquely different way to each person that experiences every type of physical and ...
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Indie Films June 10-16
Posted By Suzanne
QUEEN OF SPADES, CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR START EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON JUNE 10 Queen of Spades. Directed by Pavel Lungin. Written by Lungin and David Seidler. Based on a story by Alexander Pushkin. Produced by Lungin, ...
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Out & About with Susan Hornik
Posted By Susan Hornik
Last year my car was totalled by someone in a rush. At first, it was a challenge to get around, but I soon realized that if you live in Hollywood, there is so much to do in walking distance. For the foodies... Do you love burgers? To turn up the heat ...
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Indie Films June 3-9
Posted By Phil
IT'S SO EASY AND OTHER LIES, ANDRON AND TEXAS HEART START EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON JUNE 3 It's So Easy and Other Lies. Directed by Christopher Duddy. Written by Duddy and Duff McKagan. Produced by Duddy, McKagan, Steven G. ...
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I Only Have Eyes For You - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Corky Hale, singer and instrumentalist, has brought a labor of love the to the Montalbon Theatre. Presenting I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin, this new musical features lyrics by Al Dubin, music ...
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Indie Films May 27-June 2
Posted By Phil
AUSTRALIA'S LOST GOLD AND STRESSED TO KILL START EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS ON MAY 27 AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD Australia's Lost Gold. Written, directed and produced by Luke Walker. From Level 33 Entertainment. Color, 2016, Australia, 101 minutes, not ...
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P.R.: Independent Shakespeare Co. Garners NEA Art Award
Posted By Suzanne
National Endowment for the Arts Awards $82 Million to Arts Projects Nationwide Includes $15,000 awarded to Independent Shakespeare Co. May 10, 2015...Los Angeles... National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million ...
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Indie Films May 20-26
Posted By Phil
MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW AND HARD SELL OPEN EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON MAY 20 Margarita, with a Straw. Directed by Shonali Bose. Written by Bose and Atika Chohan. Produced by Bose, Nilesh Maniyar and Ishan Talkies. From Wolfe ...
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Honky - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Honky is a dark, inappropriate comedy filled with guilt-ridden stereotypes and racial slurs that will make you laugh uncontrollably from start to finish. This is not a comedy for the easily offended or the politically ...
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The Boy From Oz - Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
A review by Bill Garry Andrew Bongiorno (center) stars as Peter Allen with the company in the CELEBRATION THEATRE's West Coast premiere production of THE BOY FROM OZ, directed by Michael A. Shepperd and now playing at CELEBRATION THEATRE at the Lex. ...
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Shine Darkly, Illyria - Theatre Review
Posted By Erin Fair
A review by Erin Fair. Robyn Buck and Mercedes Manning Shine Darkly, Illyria is the newest play from the Fugitive Kind. This quaint little theater with a seating of about thirty is decorated with a furious whimsy. Teal tapestries drape the walls and ...
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The Leather Apron Club - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Anthony Battelle, Karen Ragan-George. Photos by Charlie Mount Do not miss T he Leather Apron Club written and directed by Charlie Mount. An absolutely brilliant story based on an actual club formed by Benjamin Franklin, ...
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Dancing at Lughnasa - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Nan McNamara, Rory Patterson, Maurie Speed, Lauren Thompson and Tannis Hanson star in the ACTORS CO-OP production of "DANCING AT LUGHNASA" by Brian Friel, directed by Heather Chesley and now playing at the ACTORS CO-OP ...
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Eastside Heartbeats - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. The Eastside Heartbeats, a new rock 'n roll musical opened to an enthusiastic crowd on Cinco De Mayo. The red carpet gala opening was attended by such notables as Chris Montez (Let's Dance)- for whom an up and coming band ...
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Jack Rutberg Gallery exhibition results in award winning documentary
Posted By Suzanne
A Film by The Laboratory Arts Collective On The History-Making L.A. Exhibition TWIN VISIONS Joel-Peter Witkin & Jerome Witkin The Laboratory Collective's Nigel Daly & Louise Salter with Jack Rutberg The film centers around the historic first ...
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Indie Films May 13-20
Posted By Suzanne
WHAT WE BECOME, THE CURSE OF SLEEPING BEAUTY, THE ASIAN CONNECTION, KILL ZONE 2 START EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON MAY 13 What We Become. Written and directed by Bo Mikkelsen. Produced by Sara Namer. From IFC Midnight. Color, ...
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Indie Films May 6-12
Posted By Suzanne
EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD STARTING MAY 6 FOR THOSE PEOPLE; BLING; THE OFFERING; BEAUTIFUL SOMETHING; SACRIFICE Those People. Directed by Joey Kuhn. Written by Kuhn and Grainne Belluomo. Produced by Kuhn, Kimberly Parker and ...
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Mini-Australian Theater Fest - June 6-27
Posted By Suzanne
Mini-Australian theater fest this June : Australian Theatre Company's ' Double Feature ' of two Australian plays plus 'Works by Women ' free reading series WHAT: L.A.'s Australian Theatre Company offers a mini Australian theater festival, including a ...
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A Late Thaw - Film Review
Posted By Suzanne
A review by Rachel Flanagan. A haunting new fantasy short, A Late Thaw, written and directed by award winning Canadian Filmmaker, Kim Barr, takes an expressive look at love, grief and the power to move on. Barr created this film as a way to explore ...
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Good People - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Kia Hellman, Laura House, Marsha Morgan. Photos by Lily Kravets Photography Mikey and Margie are two kids who grew up in the same working-class neighborhood of South Boston. A Southie at heart, Margie never left home ...
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Lunatics & Actors - Theatre Review.
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Thaddeus Shafer as Dr. Duchenne, Tyler Bremer (Bon-Bon), Alexis Jones (Fifi), Andrew Eldredge (Pepe) and The Machine Photos courtesy of Andrew Eiden. Four Clowns presentation of David Bridel's new play Lunatics & ...
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P.R.: NOMINATIONS FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL STAGE RAW THEATER AWARDS
Posted By Suzanne
STAGE RAW ANNOUNCES WINNERS FOR SECOND ANNUAL "STAGE RAW" AWARDS! April 25, 2016...Professional Los Angeles intimate theater companies and their friends sold out Los Angeles Theatre Center to support the second-ever STAGE RAW THEATRE AWARDS. Picking ...
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