I never cared for dressing up and going out on Halloween, and as luck would have it, I was given the opportunity to see an opera, INVISIBLE CITIES, which was held at Union Station in Los Angeles on October 31, 2013. This time I made an exception.
FAMILY and RELATIONSHIPS and SEX and CHEKHOV—Put these all together, add a clever fast-paced script with phenomenal actors, and the result is a fun-filled, laugh-packed evening.
For theater lovers in NYC on a Sunday night—it’s not easy finding a show. During the day, there are plenty of matinees. But if you get to NY too late for a 2 or 3 o’clock show, there aren’t many theaters offering evening performances.
The Gift at the Geffen Playhouse – Gift Yourself with a Gift from Australian Playwright Joanna Murray-SmithBy Marilyn Anderson | March 12th, 2013 | Category: Entertainment, Theater Reviews | Comments Off on The Gift at the Geffen Playhouse – Gift Yourself with a Gift from Australian Playwright Joanna Murray-Smith
The Geffen Playhouse always presents intriguing plays with provocative subjects. This tradition continues with their newest American Premier of The Gift written by acclaimed Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith. It’s a thought-provoking comedy revolving around two disparate couples who meet at an expensive island resort.
Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, was the most successful entertainer of all time. His contributions to music, dance and fashion made him beloved by audiences all over the world for more than four decades. Sadly, his life was cut short all too soon.
The evening starts simply: A romantic scene with a girl and a guy as he asks her to marry him. He leaves and she wonders, “Should I or shouldn’t I?” The lovely girl falls asleep on a bench, and that’s when the treasure trove of wondrous and magical aquatic athletics takes off.
Dance. Humor. Poignancy. Grace. These are all part of “RIPE” – a one-woman show that speaks to all women . . . and men, too. The play had its world premiere on October 19, 2012, at the Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles.
A Theatrical Look at Film, Feminism, & Race in “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark” At the Geffen Playhouse, Los AngelesBy Marilyn Anderson | October 7th, 2012 | Category: Entertainment, Theater Reviews | Comments Off on A Theatrical Look at Film, Feminism, & Race in “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark” At the Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles
Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark” had its West Coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse on opening night, September 26, 2012. Directed by Jo Bonney, the comedy combines history and pop culture, theatrics and multi-media for an entertaining look into race, film, and feminism.
I strongly recommend seeing Camp Logan. If you’re curious about military history, if you want to see another side of patriotism, or if you’re just interested in basic human rights, you will find this play profoundly interesting, moving, and most importantly, educational. I walked out of the Robey Theatre changed.
Many movies are currently being made into musicals. For Billy Elliot, it’s a transition that not only makes sense, but which opens up additional possibilities. Because the story line is about dance, Billy Elliot not only fits the stage, it belongs on stage. There is an energy elicited with live dance performances that can never be captured in quite the same way on screen.