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  • A new entrance for Laguna Beach arts festival

    A new entrance for Laguna Beach arts festival
    From afar, the arched entrance to the grounds of the Pageant of the Masters appeared to be a handsome work of carved stone and stucco. But in a brief ceremony this week, the archway was reduced to its basic elements — plywood and foam. It...
  • Andrea Martin is living in the moment these days

     Andrea Martin is living in the moment these days
    Comedians may be known for their frenetic personalities, but as Andrea Martin descends the Santa Monica hotel staircase, she slowly takes in the foggy ocean view through a wall of glass. "Mmm, just beautiful, right?" she says, settling into a plush...
  • Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' is set to take wing

     Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' is set to take wing
    "You know, Degas was groundbreaking," says choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. "He painted ballet rehearsal the way it really is: The girls are sweaty, they have a bad back, they're leaning over. They're in their undergarments. He wanted to paint the...
  • Music Center marks 50th anniversary with rededication ceremony

    Music Center marks 50th anniversary with rededication ceremony
    Live performances are ephemeral, no matter how brilliant. The Music Center’s 50th Anniversary Civic Rededication Ceremony on Wednesday showed that philanthropic civic-mindedness can have more palpable staying power. The proceedings in front of the...
  • Wallis Annenberg Center raises 2nd-season curtain amid challenges

    Wallis Annenberg Center raises 2nd-season curtain amid challenges
    In the performing arts, the show must go on, even after the leading actor has exited the stage. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts kicked off its second season last week in a dramatically different state than when it first opened its...
  • 'Venus in Fur' is a delicious study of sexual power dynamics

     'Venus in Fur' is a delicious study of sexual power dynamics
    Depending on your taste for kink, "Venus in Fur," David Ives' twisty tale about a casting session between a smug playwright and an earthy actress trying out for the role of a well-born 19th century dominatrix, will be either a dream come true or a...
  • L.A.'s theater community resumes discussion of wages and fiscal health

    L.A.'s theater community resumes discussion of wages and fiscal health
    In late summer rumors began circulating of a potential coup within Los Angeles' thronging and boisterous smaller theater scene. A renegade group of artists and producers, private Facebook messages and lobby whispers revealed, was meeting at...
  • Lois Smith, a veteran actor, is just reaching her 'Prime'

    Lois Smith, a veteran actor, is just reaching her 'Prime'
    Even after six decades, Lois Smith still feels a thrill whenever she steps out on stage. "In a certain way, I guess the excitement probably deepens like other things do," said Smith, 83, who received the Obie Lifetime Achievement Award last year for her...
  • REVIEW: 'Sweeney Todd' by Porchlight Music Theatre ★★★

    REVIEW: 'Sweeney Todd' by Porchlight Music Theatre ★★★
    Like those with the misfortune to bare their necks to the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the Porchlight Music Theatre production of "Sweeney Todd" has its good and bad moments. But, to paraphrase (or bowdlerize) the Baker's Wife in "Into the Woods," if a...
  • Brian Stokes Mitchell steps off Broadway — for 'Simply Broadway'

     Brian Stokes Mitchell steps off Broadway — for 'Simply Broadway'
    When Brian Stokes Mitchell became a father a decade ago, he made a conscious decision to take a hiatus from the Broadway stage. Mitchell had been a dominant force on the Great White Way since his electrifying, Tony Award-nominated performance as the...
  • Actor Alexander Sharp's curious beginning to a promising career

     Actor Alexander Sharp's curious beginning to a promising career
    Five years ago, while painting a house in Connecticut, Alexander Sharp decided he'd like to attend the Juilliard School. Sharp, a British transplant who'd spent two years traveling in Latin America and flipping houses in the U.S. after he graduated from...