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Geffen’s Got A Hit –  Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole is phenomenal! 

Geffen’s Got A Hit – Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole is phenomenal! 

  Review: An outrageous amount of exorbitant talent — it’s the best show in town! Written brilliantly by Colman Domingo & Patricia McGregor the story shows us what must have been the inner-life of Nat King Cole as he trail-blazed a historical path for other minorities that would follow. He was the first African American to […]

By February 16, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
​Review: “Julia Sweeney Older & Wider” Geffen Playhouse

​Review: “Julia Sweeney Older & Wider” Geffen Playhouse

You may or may not remember Julia Sweeney from her days as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1994. The actress, author, housemom is back in Hollywood after a long hiatus from LA LA Land. Where did she go? Well, if you attend her one-woman show you will find out – […]

By February 13, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Review:  LA Phil brings Accademia Bizantina

Review: LA Phil brings Accademia Bizantina

Accademia Bizantina is a marvelous orchestra group from Ravena. Their intention of “making music like a large quartet” was an unquestionable success. They graced the audience with a beautiful Vivaldi concert. A standing ovation by an inveterate audience of music lovers was well deserved. The evening of three encores and a smiling Alessandro Tampieri, the […]

By February 12, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Review: “Witness Uganda” – Wallis Annenberg

Review: “Witness Uganda” – Wallis Annenberg

Opening Night Review 2/8/19 – Lovelace Studio Theater – – Wallis Center For the Performing Arts The Wallis Center For the Performing Arts Complex in Beverly Hills has several venues. “Witness Uganda” billed as a ‘documentary musical’ is being showcased in the Lovelace Studio theater. A relatively small arena. Instead of theatre in the round […]

By February 11, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
WICKED – Hollywood Pantages

WICKED – Hollywood Pantages

(Photo Credit:Joan Marcus) Watch Video WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry […]

By December 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
LA Opera Off Grand – prism

LA Opera Off Grand – prism

Review: p r i s m LA Opera Off Grand and Beth Morrison Projects combine forces for a fascinating world premiere at REDCAT. p r i s m is part of the Contemporary Opera Initiative and the current world premiere by Ellen Reid and Roxie Perkins. The Initiative supports efforts to advance the art form […]

By December 8, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Review: “Love Actually Live” at Wallis Annenberg

Review: “Love Actually Live” at Wallis Annenberg

Watch Video Here Review: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts & For The Record come together to bring audiences a thrilling evening celebrating the human experience of love . Love Actually Live is an exhilarating holiday treat running through December 31st. For The Record is known for turning blockbuster Hollywood films into musical theatrical experiences on […]

By December 8, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s The Four Seasons

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s The Four Seasons

​Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) is presenting The Four Seasons, as part of Baroque Conversations. The Antonio Vivaldi series includes: Concerto in G minor for Two Violins, RV 517. Concerto in A minor for Two Violins, RV 522 (L’estro armonico), and The Four Seasons (Le Quattro stagioni). The concertos were inspired not just by the seasons themselves, but by a […]

By December 1, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
LA Opera Presents “Hansel and Gretel”

LA Opera Presents “Hansel and Gretel”

LA Opera’s Hansel and Gretel, is Fantastical!  Directed and designed by Doug Fitch who has a magic touch that is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Conducted by James Conlon and played with excellence by LA Opera Orchestra. A Gingerbread house made of sweets, a wicked witch disguised as a baker, comical elves and the […]

By November 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
REVIEW: LACO – Beethoven’s Pastoral (Orchestral Series)

REVIEW: LACO – Beethoven’s Pastoral (Orchestral Series)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s program was a perfect mix of classics and contemporary music that delivered an outstanding evening (Nov. 18) for the connoisseur of music. Led by Austrian conductor David Danzmayr, Beethoven’s Pastoral (part of the Orchestral Series) opens with Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Straussiana which is based on some lesser-known works by Johann Strauss, […]

By November 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Review: “Come From Away” at Ahmanson in Los Angeles

Review: “Come From Away” at Ahmanson in Los Angeles

Opening night of Come From Away played to a packed house and a much deserved standing ovation as the production is quite a feat! An ensemble consisting of 12 actors playing multiple characters directed swiftly by Christopher Ashley. “Come from aways” is a Newfoundland term for a visitor from beyond the island — which makes sense for […]

By November 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Review: “The Bitter Game” – Wallis Annenberg

Review: “The Bitter Game” – Wallis Annenberg

As I enter the Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, I find a party atmosphere on the Promenade Terrace. What’s this? A gathering of multi-generational people, music blaring, and a basketball thrown at me from a make-shift court. Okay, I’m game for the game as I shimmy over to the “basket” […]

By November 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
“A Bronx Tale” at Hollywood Pantages Theatre

“A Bronx Tale” at Hollywood Pantages Theatre

“A Bronx Tale” at Hollywood Pantages Theatre – No Wasted Talent Here! How exciting that Chazz Palminteri brings his Broadway hit,  “A Bronx Tale,” back home to Los Angeles where it all began for the writer-actor. I remember back in 1989 the buzz around tinsel town of a new rising star and how the play […]

By November 11, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Alonzo King LINES Ballet: Sutra

Alonzo King LINES Ballet: Sutra

Review by Nili Nathan Photo Credit: RJ Muna “If you say to yourself  — I am not living like that music, like that novel, like that painting, like that dancer, like that musician — I am cheating on myself,” said Alonzo King during the Q&A after the opening of Sutra. You can begin the journey […]

By November 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
LA Opera presents Satyagraha by Philip Glass, conducted by Grant Gershon

LA Opera presents Satyagraha by Philip Glass, conducted by Grant Gershon

Opens October 20th, 2018 through Nov. 11, 2018 (Los Angeles) October 1, 2018 — Plácido Domingo, LA Opera’s Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced final details about the company premiere of Satyagraha by Philip Glass. “I believe that opera has the power to change lives,” said Mr. Domingo, “and few works exemplify this more than Satyagraha. This […]

By October 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →