Reviews for North Hollywood Theatres, Burbank Theatres and shows now playing in Los Angeles and Hollywood theatres. Theatres include: Los Angeles Valley College, J.E.T. Studios, El Portal Theatre, Actors Forum Theatre, Madrid Theatre, ZJU, and many more.
IT’S JUST SEX Written by Jeff Gould Directed by Rick Shaw
The late British poet Philip Larkin famously located the beginning of sexual intercourse in 1963, "between the end of the 'Chatterly' ban and the Beatles first LP." Judging by the set of Two Roads Theatre production of "It's Just Sex," in the suburbs of Southern California, sexual intercourse began sometime between "Valley of the Dolls" and "Let it Be."
The Group Rep presents
Written by Lee Blessing
Directed by Gregg T. Daniel
Producer for the Group Rep: Richard Alan Woody
Lee Blessing’s powerful play COBB is a commanding look into the life of Ty Cobb, baseball’s first inductee into the Hall of Fame, and the man described as “the meanest and most hated man in baseball.” The Group Rep has a hit on its hands and has “hit a home run”, directed by the superb Gregg T. Daniel and produced for the Group Rep by Richard Alan Woody.
The Colony Theatre Company presents
Written by Jon Marans
Directed by Stephanie Vlahos
The Colony Theatre Company once again gives us a winner with the remarkable play OLD WICKED SONGS written by Jon Marans and directed by Stephanie Vlahos. This is a play you MUST SEE. Not just for the beautifully written two character play, but also for the amazing and superb performances by John Towey and Tavis Danz.
The Group Rep presents
Beginning its 38th Season, the Group Rep brings to us IF WE ARE WOMEN written by Joanna McClelland Glass and directed by Sherry Netherland. The Connecticut shore is the setting for three generations of women (two very different grandmothers, a daughter and a granddaughter) who come together over the death of the daughter’s lover, and in the process which follows, realize the union between the choices they have made and the challenges they encountered.
The first several minutes of Damian Lanigan's "Dissonance," now at the Falcon Theatre, are devoted to a testy debate between the two violinists in a string quartet regarding the proper tempo for playing a piece by Mozart. James (Daniel Gerroll), older of the pair, argues for the traditional moderate pace; Hal (Peter Larney), tired of simply satisfying audience expectations, wants it performed at greater speed.
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group presents the World-Premiere of Joe Musso's brutal story of love, lust, blood, and betrayal, set in New Orleans during the rampant onslaught of an apocalyptic Hurricane Katrina. Greta - a Bourbon Street stripper, lustfully played by Denise Devin, wants "The Prophet", passionately played by Phillip J. Wheeler, to die for his damnation of her seedy sinful ways. It's her criminally-minded street-smart husband Rod, powerfully portrayed by Boston Sturgis, who stands in her way.
Give yourself a treat and spend an evening with 29 unusual and comedic characters in the recent production of Plane Talk at SkyPilot Theater in NoHo. Set in various airport waiting rooms, this show features several humorous and dramatic moments that highlight the frustration and uneasiness we have come to expect when we are forced to travel by air. Rest assured, the large ensemble is able to handle the many characters of each act which includes a wonderful cross cultural example of everyday folks just trying to fly somewhere with the least amount of interference.
In "Masks," currently at J.E.T. Studios, the behavior of fathers toward their sons is either cruelly neglectful or physically brutal. The two-man play, written by and starring Terryl Daluz and Mann Alfonso, attributes the criminal behavior of the characters to their having been viciously beaten and routinely humiliated as children by terrible dads.