Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 9:24 am
With the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman from a cocktail of heroin, cocaine, and several other drugs, he became another number in the tens of thousands of people who succumb to deadly drug addiction annually.
Posted Apr. 3, 2014, 8:18 am
George Orwell was the prophet of Big Brother everywhere and his dystopian novel, “1984” painted a grim picture of what the world could expect.
Posted Mar. 26, 2014, 9:01 am
The City Shakespeare Company is kicking off its 2014 season with a bash. The Santa Monica-based theater company is hosting a red carpet masquerade ball on opening night this Thursday, March 27.
Posted Mar. 25, 2014, 9:06 am
Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company is one of the most respected theatres in America so you can be sure if we’re lucky enough to get one of their productions, you’re in for a genuine theatrical treat.
Posted Mar. 25, 2014, 9:01 am
Santa Monica Repertory Theater, the popular and critically acclaimed Westside theater company, launches its first ever “Solo Series” with performances of “bigblueride” and “From Seven Layers to a Bikini Top in Less than Five Hours” this Thursday, March 27 through April 17 at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica.
Posted Mar. 21, 2014, 7:49 am
Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find a heir comes to life on stage in Santa Monica starting this weekend.
Posted Mar. 20, 2014, 8:20 am
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. The Ruskin Group Theatre Company is one of Santa Monica’s treasures and one of the best Equity Waiver theatres in Los Angeles. Under the visionary leadership of Artistic Director John Ruskin and its energetic producer Mikey Myers (who also serves as the Santa Monica Arts Commission Chairperson), the theatre is a breeding ground of theatrical activity.
Posted Mar. 14, 2014, 9:04 am
From Brisbane, Australia, comes Circa – a bold vision of contemporary circus performance that has quickly risen to become one of the most acclaimed circus ensembles in the world.
Posted Mar. 6, 2014, 9:39 am
There are theatre purists who believe that like separation of church and state, there should also be a separation of stage and cinema.
Posted Mar. 6, 2014, 9:37 am
Theatre By The Blind will present five performances of “Walk Me Home” at the Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica over the next two weekends.
Posted Feb. 24, 2014, 9:16 am
The West Coast Jewish Theatre has presented many productions with a Jewish theme, some of which were outstanding and some of which were sub-par.
Posted Feb. 20, 2014, 8:17 am
In 2012, Italian filmmaker brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani submitted “Caesar Must Die” for Best Foreign Language film, which had won the Golden Bear award at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival.
Posted Feb. 10, 2014, 9:19 am
In this reality TV driven world, Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse may not be household names but in the Broadway theatre community, they are legends.
Posted Feb. 7, 2014, 6:54 am
The Santa Monica Playhouse this weekend opens performances of “Jamaica Farewell” – an award winning play written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick.
Posted Feb. 6, 2014, 8:40 am
Jersey Boys has entertained guests in Las Vegas for more than 2,000 performances since opening in 2008, and the show has performed at its current home, Paris Las Vegas, since March 2012.
Posted Feb. 4, 2014, 9:24 am
Visitors to Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade will be in for a special treat this Thursday, Feb. 6 when Cirque du Soleil presents a free preview of its traveling production "Totem" that's currently on show next to the Santa Monica Pier through March 16.
Posted Feb. 1, 2014, 10:21 am
Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre Youth Education/Entertainment Series today opens performances of the pop culture phenomenon “Schoolhouse Rock Live!”
Posted Jan. 27, 2014, 10:21 am
In an electrifying tour-de-force, Barry McGovern, one of the preeminent interpreters of the works of Samuel Beckett, flooded the Kirk Douglas Theatre with a tidal wave of some of the famed author/playwright’s most savory, provocative, and obtuse prose in “I’ll Go On,” compiled by McGovern and Gerry Dukes from a trilogy of novels written by Beckett: “Malloy,” “Malone Dies,” and “The Unnamable.”
Posted Jan. 26, 2014, 8:44 am
Santa Monica College’s Theatre Arts Department has announced that its production of “The Old Lady Shows Her Medals” has been selected to participate in the prestigious 2014 Regional Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival, which will be held Feb. 12-15 at the Los Angeles Theater Center (LATC).
Posted Jan. 23, 2014, 2:35 pm
Lincoln Middle School Theatre presents a punk rock modern staging of the classic musical "Peter Pan" this weekend.
Posted Jan. 23, 2014, 8:34 am
Hershey Felder has carved out a very successful career in the United States and Europe as a composer, musician, and actor, primarily known for his one-man shows that embody some of the greatest composers including Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt, Leonard Bernstein, and the award-winning “George Gershwin Alone” for which he received a Los Angeles Ovation Award for Best Music and Best Actor.
Posted Jan. 17, 2014, 10:45 am
Performances begin tonight under Cirque du Soleil’s trademark blue-and-yellow big top tent next to the Santa Monica Pier for the touring production of “Totem.”
Posted Jan. 16, 2014, 7:56 am
The extension of “Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel” at the brand-new West End Theatre on the Santa Monica Pier has been postponed until an as-yet undecided date.
Posted Jan. 10, 2014, 9:31 am
The popular Fireside at the Miles program returns today for its fifth season at Santa Monica’s historic Miles Memorial Playhouse.
Posted Jan. 10, 2014, 9:26 am
“A Picasso” by Jeffrey Hatcher opens tonight, Jan. 10 at the Promenade Playhouse at 1404 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, which will be followed by a reception.