Sting’s “The Last Ship” sails into LA

Sting is quite a storyteller in his new musical “The Last Ship” now playing at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. It took him many years to write the hauntingly memorable songs that he sings with a stellar cast. His inspiration for this show is a collage of the men and women that he grew…

Cirque du Soleil VOLTA “WOW’S” LA

Attending the Opening Night of the energetic Cirque du Soleil VOLTA, I noticed the traditional blue and yellow striped tent was replaced with a zebra stripe looking white and black tent. Guests of all ages received a bright red foam nose, and those 21+ a wrist band to sip flutes of bubbly Nicholas Feuillatte Champagne from France….

“WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME”

While attending the opening night of “What The Constitution Means To Me” now at the Mark Taper Forum, writer Heidi Schreck encourages the audience to ponder about the importance and how dated the U.S. Constitution is today. Direct from Broadway, Director Oliver Butler has actress Maria Dizzia open the 100 minute show as an adult…

Rockin’ Fun ROCK OF AGES in Hollywood

In 2005 Matthew Weaver created the multi-genre entertaining musical Rock of Ages. It debuted as a new kind of musical in Los Angeles at the King King club on Hollywood Blvd. With its success, it was made into a motion picture, and also opened on Broadway. After performing over 2,350 shows, Rock of Ages earned…

American Ballet Theatre’s Annual Holiday Gala

One of the most spectacular annual events every December is the ABT Gala held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. Attendees enjoy a one-night-only intimate dance program by many of the world-renowned artists of American Ballet Theatre, including Principal Dancers Isabella Boylston, Misty Copeland, Christine Shevchenko, Cory Stearns, Devon Teuscher and 17 other dancers…

Theatre Review: A Kid Like Jake

Parenting is not easy for Alex (Sarah Utterback) and Greg (Tim Peper) with their precocious son Jake in the West Coast Premiere “A Kid Like Jake” by Daniel Pearle and presented by IAMA Theatre Company. Marriage isn’t a piece of cake either, as we see in this explosive drama about a couple whose son prefers…

Review: “Miss Saigon” – National Tour (Los Angeles)

Covering the red carpet on the Opening Night of Miss Saigon at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, I was starstruck to see British actor Greg Ellis walk down the carpet. He performed in the original Miss Saigon when it premiered in the West End at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1989. The show was…

Theatre Review: “The Play That Goes Wrong” at the Ahmanson Theatre

What I enjoyed about “The Play That Goes Wrong” by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields of Mischief Theatre Company is that it’s a play within a play. We are sitting in the audience watching “The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society” perform their newest murder mystery “The Murder at Haversham Manor.” As my daughter and…

Renée Taylor’s MY LIFE ON A DIET 

Last night I laughed throughout the autobiographical comedy by Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award winning writer and actress Renée Taylor. Written by Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, this one-woman show MY LIFE ON A DIET was originally directed by Bologna, and made its New York premiere in 2018. With such critical acclaim,…