Bright Star Shimmers in Los Angeles

Opening night at The Ahmanson is always a big deal. Sometimes Hollywood’s favorite stars arrive to be one of the first to see the newest production in Los Angeles. When the Center Theater Group Los Angeles announced it was bringing Bright Star to the Music Center, I knew I had to see it.   First…

Head of Passes at the Mark Taper Forum

Who knew that Tony and Emmy nominated Phylicia Rashad, who many people fondly remember as Clair Huxtable on the long-running iconic 1980s television show The Cosby Show, could move every single audience member into tears with her electrifying, King Lear-style soliloquy during the opening night of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play Head of Passes? Rashad, dubbed…

I Liked – As You Like It

Driving through Topanga Canyon to get to the beach is one of my favorite summer outings. I always notice cars parked along the side of the road next to the Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum. Last weekend, I stopped to see the lively production of “As You Like It.”  As we sat outside among ancient oak…

Actor French Stewart’s Hollywood Love Story

Everyone knows the comedic actor French Stewart from the 1990s mega-hit television show 3rd Rock from the Sun. He played Harry Solomon and developed his famous squinting expression. With numerous stage, film and television roles under his belt, Stewart is now appearing onstage at the Pasadena Playhouse. He owes this incredible experience to his lovely…