Don’t miss Christine Ebersole in ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Last weekend I was attending the opening night of the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Christopher Durang's comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, here in Los Angeles at the Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum. I had already heard great things about the play when it was running on Broadway last year, so I was really excited to finally check it out for myself. Already being a fan of Durang's work, I had a feeling I would enjoy MORE

‘Twist Your Dickens’ this holiday season!

Twist Your Dickens

If you're looking for something fun to do this holiday season, you simply can't miss improvisational comedy group The Second City's A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens! which is now playing at Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theatre (an awesome and intimate venue) through December 29th, presented by the Center Theatre Group. I attended the official opening night this past week and had a total blast with my good pal Tina. I saw the show (which takes MORE

‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ is pure magic!

Peter and the Starcatcher

I've been dying to see Peter and the Starcatcher ever since it took home five Tony Awards in 2012, and this past week I finally had my chance when it opened at downtown Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre. I heard such great things about the play (sprinkled with some clever musical elements), billed as a grownup's prequel to Peter Pan, based on a 2006 novel, and I was not disappointed at all, it was just as amazing and joyful as I had hoped! The MORE

Don’t miss Matthew Bourne’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Sleeping Beauty

The other night I finally got to experience my very first ballet, Sleeping Beauty, which was re-imagined by award-winning visionary director / choreographer Matthew Bourne. It was the opening night at the Center Theatre Group's downtown Los Angeles Ahmanson Theatre, and there was literally magic in the air. I was absolutely blown away by what transpired on stage, the production was simply exquisite from the detailed costumes to the lavish sets, MORE

World Premiere Musical: The Black Suits

The Black Suits

Last weekend I attended the official opening night of the brand-new musical, The Black Suits, down at Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theatre (operated by the Center Theatre Group). Of course being a huge fan of musicals, I simply had to see this, plus the book and lyrics are by Joe Iconis, whose songs were featured on the second season of SMASH (which I absolutely loved). The show, set in Long Island's Garden City, centers around four childhood MORE

Don’t miss Neil Simon’s ‘The Sunshine Boys’

The Sunshine Boys

Last week I attended the Center Theatre Group's official opening night of Neil Simon's classic 1972 play, The Sunshine Boys (first produced on Broadway, then adapted for both film and television). Of course, Mr. Simon is without a doubt one of America's best playwrights / screenwriters and he's still kicking at age 86! The play stars two of the most hilarious actors around, Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch (who starred together in the classic TV MORE

DO NOT MISS: ‘The Scottsboro Boys’ in Los Angeles

The Scottsboro Boys

This past week I attended the official opening night of the Tony-nominated musical The Scottsboro Boys (the show received twelve nominations including Best Musical back in 2011) here in Los Angeles at downtown's Ahamanson Theatre. Going into the show, I really wasn't sure what to expect (especially with such heavy source material) but I did hear great things so I went in with an open mind. After it was finished, it was clear to me that The MORE

Don’t miss seeing Michelle Williams star in FELA!

Michelle Williams in Fela!

This past Friday evening I attended the opening night of FELA! which is now back at downtown Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre by popular demand! I saw the musical (which originally premiered on Broadway back in 2009) a couple of months ago when it first played here in LA, and I loved it, so I couldn't resist seeing it for a second time. This time the lovely Michelle Williams (of Destiny's Child fame) joined the cast as Sandra Isidore, the woman who MORE

Tracie Bennett stuns as Judy Garland in ‘End Of The Rainbow’

Tracie Bennett in 'End Of The Rainbow'

Last week I attended the opening night of End Of The Rainbow, the show's official Los Angeles premiere at downtown's Ahmanson Theatre. Ever since the show played on Broadway last year, I had been dying to see it, especially after star Tracie Bennett was nominated for a Tony Award for her incredible performance as Hollywood legend Judy Garland (aka Liza Minnelli's mom) past her prime. The show is set in December of 1968, just a couple of months MORE

‘Backbeat’ opens in Los Angeles!


The other night I attended the official opening night for Backbeat, at downtown's Ahmanson Theatre, hosted by the lovely folks from Center Theatre Group. It's a musical (originally staged over in London) about the early beginnings of The Beatles (particulary their time in Hamburg, Germany), and the little known fifth member Stuart Sutcliffe, who was the band's original bassist and sadly died at age 22 from a brain hemorrhage. There was also a MORE

It’s De-Lovely: ‘Anything Goes’ in Los Angeles

Anything Goes

A few weeks ago I was able to attend the opening night of Cole Porter's classic 1934 musical Anything Goes at downtown Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre. It's the Roundabout Theatre Company production that walked off with three Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical! To be completely honest, I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy it (I'm more about modern musicals), but gosh was I completely wrong, not only did I like it, I LOVED it! I was MORE

Do not miss ‘War Horse’ at LA’s Ahmanson!

War Horse

About a week ago I was very fortunate to attend the opening night of the award-winning play War Horse, at downtown Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre. Ever since it garnered a bunch of awards for its Broadway run (including a Tony for Best Play), I had been dying to see it, all I heard was amazing things about the ground-breaking production! Thankfully the play not only lived up to my high expectations, it actually exceeded them! The horses MORE

Don’t miss ‘Follies’


I wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to catch Stephen Sondheim's classic 1971 musical Follies (with a book by James Goldman), now in its final days down at the Ahamanson Theatre. I had the chance to see it a few weeks ago, it was everything I hoped it would be, it was excellent. I'm a huge fan of Sondheim's work, and this truly is one of his masterpieces, probably his best musical (besides Company or Sunday in the Park with George). This MORE

Don’t miss ‘Waiting For Godot’

Waiting For Godot

A few weeks back I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Los Angeles premiere of a shiny new production of Waiting For Godot, down at the Mark Taper Forum (one of LA's best intimate venues). I was already pretty familiar with Samuel Beckett's 1953 absurdist play (hailed as one of the most influential works of the 20th century) but I had never seen a live production. It turned out to be an excellent and highly enjoyable evening, I hadn't seen MORE