Cabaret -Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
A review by Bill Garry. Cast of Cabaret. Photos by Joan Marcus It's not easy writing a review of this Cabaret. This is the classic Broadway musical with book by Joe Masteroff and music and lyrics by legends John Kander and Fred Ebb. The show is based ...
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One of the Nice Ones
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Graham Hamilton and Rebecca Gray. Photos by Darrett Sanders One of the Nice Ones is a new cringe-worthy black comedy about politics in the workplace where being one of the nice ones does not necessarily get you ahead. ...
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Indie Films Aug 5-11
Posted By Phil Sokoloff
SUN CHOKE, LET'S BE EVIL, LACE CRATER START EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON AUGUST 5 Sun Choke. Written and directed by Ben Cresciman. Produced by Wandie Kabule, Georg Kallert, Peter J. Nieves and Rob Schroeder. From XLrator Media. ...
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Space - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Stefan Marks, Samantha Smart, Rachel Parker. All Photograph's by Bryan Wiggle Space, written and directed by Stefan Marks, opened to an appreciative crowd at the Stella Adler Theatre this past weekend. The plays stars ...
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Cockroach Dialogues - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan If the world was destroyed in war and destruction, the cockroach would be the singular survivor. Welcome to the dreams of one struggling actor whose reality is wrecked by the Cockroach Dialogues. Mark Binet is Wayne, a guy ...
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The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Troop Beverly Hills - Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. This summer at the Rockwell Table & Stage, audiences can catch a dinner and a hilarious show with The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Troop Beverly Hills. The Rockwell Table & Stage is a small intimate dining area ...
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Charming - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. YANNA FABIAN Photo by Eric Fisher Charming is The Bachelor mixed with fairy princesses; A reality television show, an eligible Prince Charming, a whole lot of drama and the possibility of finding ones' true love. When ...
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P.R. - Fashion Week! Sept 22- Oct 1
Posted By Suzanne
METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK TO KICK OFF SEPTEMBER 22 - OCTOBER 1, 2016 WITH INAUGUARAL AWARDS SHOW, CHARITY FASHION SHOW & EXCLUSIVE VEGAS PERFORMANCES HOLLYWOOD, July 12, 2016 - METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK (MFW) , the most fashionable week in ...
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LA Filmforum - Where You Thought You Were July 24, 2016
Posted By Adam Hyman
Los Angeles Filmforum presents Where You Thought You Were, on July 24 LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2016 - Human beings construct their places, the lands and seas and islands that they traverse in physical existence and in fiction, in memory and fantasy. This ...
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LA Filmforum - Machine Gun or Typewriter July 17, 2016
Posted By Adam Hyman
Los Angeles Filmforum presents The Los Angeles premiere of Machine Gun or Typewriter, by Travis Wilkerson LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2016 - Filmforum is delighted to host Travis Wilkerson again with the city's premiere of his latest featurefilm. Machine ...
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Indie Films July 27- Aug 2
Posted By Phil
A NEW SEASON OF EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS BEGINS JULY 27 AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD WITH WOMEN HE'S UNDRESSED, SHELLEY, THE SUFFERING Women He's Undressed. Directed by Gillian Armstrong. Written by Katherine Thomsen. Produced by Armstrong and Damien ...
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Out & About with Susan Hornik
Posted By Susan Hornik
If you are in the mood to dance, check out Josh Billings, a popular Hollywood DJ who has played venues like Avalon, Sound, Exchange, Re:Love, Create and King King. Billings is always inspired while working. "When DJing, it's the feeling you get when ...
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Oscar's Hollywood
Posted By Suzanne
The Los Angeles City Council recently voted unanimously to finally move forward with construction of a Target store on Sunset Blvd. and Western Ave., a project which was stalled for 2 years due to lawsuits. The development has broad neighborhood ...
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From the Editor
Posted By Nyla Arslanian
On our summer cover, the Muses of Music, Dance and Drama, a sculpture created by George Stanley whose "Oscar" is passed out each year, graces the entrance to the Hollywood Bowl an overlooked artistic treasure we pass as we speed along Highland ...
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Beautiful-The Carol King Musical Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. The highly anticipated LA premier of Beautiful-The Carol King Musical finally happened at the Hollywood Pantages. It is definitely a Wow-Wow-Wow! Prior to the show and based on the publicity photos and even being a fan of ...
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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 Rachel 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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