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, Road Theatre, ZJU, and many more.
Sam Anderson and Taylor Gilbert star in the Los Angeles premiere of "THE OTHER PLACE
The Doma Theatre Company, The Met Theatre, Hollywood.
This just happens to be one of my favorite musicals. And I’m sure I’m not the only person on the planet that feels this way, so to take on such a brilliant story, with so many, many memorable songs, and with tough arrangements that require performers with huge ranges to do the songs justice, is very brave, to say the least.
Richard Byford had a defining moment many years ago. It has brought him to this moment and his dream of performing THE HEART OF A GYPSY TROUBADOUR. He takes us on a journey performing personal stories and original songs giving us an intimate look into where he has been and where he is going in this next chapter of his life.
David Aaron (l.), Rachel Geis and Amanda McManus; Photo Credit: David Nott
At the Eclectic Theatre, the dead not only speak but also sing. I’m referring to the parade of deceased characters in “Spoon River: The Cemetery on the Hill,” an adaptation by Director Maureen Lucy O’Connell of Edgar Lee Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology,” which turns 100 in 2015.
Born in the San Fernando Valley, heralded on Off-Broadway, traveled throughout the US and overseas to rave reviews, we welcome back for its 20th year anniversary “Inside Out.” This laugh out loud, witty and colorful musical comedy fabulously presented by Kritzerland Entertainment and PlayWorks is now playing at The Grove Theatre Center in Burbank.
A CARLIN HOME COMPANION - Growing Up with George
George Carlin was one of my favorite no, IS one of my favorite stand-up comedians of the last 4 decades. Seeing his only daughter, Kelly, relive her relationship with her father and mother was a show I would not have missed. Playing at the Falcon Theater in Burbank, it is a one-woman show that is very entertaining, enjoyable and a bit sad. Unbeknownst to me and probably most of the general public, George Carlin was not just a brilliant and talented entertainer; he was haunted with family secrets and troubles. Hiding under the cleverness of his near perfect routines, Kelly saw the truth but went along with the charade anyway. This show is her homage to him and her family while finding her own path to happiness.
The Group Rep presents
DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER
A Comedy Written by Marc Camoletti; Adapted by Robin Hawdon
Directed by Drina Durazo
This Holiday season, The Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood brings us the hilarious farce DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER, a sequel to last season’s BOEING BOEING. This fun Comedy, written by Marc Camoletti and adapted by Robin Hawdon, brings us to the French Countryside, and back into the lives of Bernard (Patrick Burke) and Robert (Patrick Skelton), and their wildly funny romantic antics. Love, Champagne, French food, the lovely French countryside. All elements for a wonderfully romantic weekend! Or so it would appear.
If a trip to the snow queen is on your schedule of things to do this holiday season, then make your way to the Troubadour Theater Company’s production of “The Snow Queen” at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank running through January 18th.
A Santasia Line - Rusty Locke Lon Gowan Richard Lee Warren Andrew J. Hillis Shaun Loeser photo Michael Duisenberg
Loser Kids Productions presents
“SANTASIA – A HOLIDAY COMEDY”
Directed by Shaun Loeser
Ho Ho Ho!!! It’s a “SANTASIA - A HOLIDAY COMEDY” kind of Christmas, and the gang is back for all the hilarity, merriment, mirth and joyful fun that only SANTASIA can bring to each and every one of us. This is the 15th season of this wacky and wonderful, fun and frolic by our favorite group of comedians.
As Sally Bowles in the Pierce College production of “Cabaret”, Michelle Hallbauer executes her most nimble moves in scenes of pure dialogue, without musical accompaniment. When speaking to Cliff Bradshaw (Michael Beck), Sally’s overmatched lover, Hallbauer at various times spins, struts, strides and twirls. For this Sally, not only is all the world a stage, she intends to use every inch of it.