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  • 'Good People' a rock-solid portrayal of struggle at La Mirada

    'Good People' a rock-solid portrayal of struggle at La Mirada
    The dilemmas facing the life-battered protagonist of “Good People” are perhaps strategically manipulated, but that doesn’t make them any less relevant, humorous or dramatically engrossing. In fact, David Lindsay-Abaire’s 2011...
  • Dale Franzen steps down as director of Broad Stage

    Dale Franzen steps down as director of Broad Stage
    Dale Franzen, who has led the Broad Stage in Santa Monica since its 2008 opening and helped spur its creation at Santa Monica College, has stepped down as its director in what she’s calling “an unbelievably happy ending.” Under...
  • Ovation nominations embrace a range of L.A. theater

    Ovation nominations embrace a range of L.A. theater
    The announcement of the nominations for this year's Ovation Awards made Tuesday a better than average day for certain members of the Los Angeles theater community. Culture Monster spoke to some of them after they learned they received multiple mentions,...
  • 'Kiss Me, Kate' an ingenious adaptation at Pasadena Playhouse

    'Kiss Me, Kate' an ingenious adaptation at Pasadena Playhouse
    “Let's Make a Deal's" Wayne Brady as the lead in a revival of "Kiss Me, Kate": It almost sounds like an especially wacky draft in some fantasy stunt-casting league for theater directors. Sheldon Epps of the Pasadena Playhouse has not only made...
  • 'Wolf Hall,' adaptation of Hilary Mantel novels, coming to Broadway

    'Wolf Hall,' adaptation of Hilary Mantel novels, coming to Broadway
    The recent stage adaptations of Hilary Mantel's novels "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies" will be coming to Broadway next year, where they will run in repertory for a combined 5 1/2 hours of historical drama. Producers said Thursday that the two...
  • Deaf West Theatre makes Tony winner 'Spring Awakening' all its own

     Deaf West Theatre makes Tony winner 'Spring Awakening' all its own
    Inside a theater among the warehouses of L.A.'s Arts District, an ensemble of actors in their early 20s scattered across a bare stage like billiard balls after the strike of a cue. Some practiced dance moves, giggling as they swayed their hips; others...
  • 'The Goat Or, Who Is Sylvia?' commands attention

    'The Goat Or, Who Is Sylvia?' commands attention
    What is perhaps Edward Albee's most unlikely play, “The Goat Or, Who Is Sylvia?” is certainly one of his very best. What starts out as a sort of lewd joke concerning one man's ill-fated love affair with a barnyard animal unfolds into a...
  • Next for Yuval Sharon, the Industry: 'Hopscotch,' L.A. opera in 18 cars

    Next for Yuval Sharon, the Industry: 'Hopscotch,' L.A. opera in 18 cars
    From opera on headphones to opera on wheels: The next work from Yuval Sharon and the Industry will unfold in 18 cars cruising downtown L.A., Boyle Heights and the Arts District. The 4-year-old opera company drew attention last year when it staged...
  • REVIEW: 'A Kurt Weill Cabaret' by Theo Ubique Cabaret ★★★

     REVIEW: 'A Kurt Weill Cabaret' by Theo Ubique Cabaret ★★★½
    The distance between Berlin and Broadway is about 4,000 miles. The distance between the onlookers and the performers in Theo Ubique's "A Kurt Weill Cabaret" can be as close as 4 inches. Yet the great achievement of this very fine show is that director...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices: AQUATICA: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Guests can purchase a "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starting at $28 when tickets are...
  • REVIEW: 'Native Son' at Court Theatre ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'Native Son' at Court Theatre ★★★★
    In 1938, a young African-American named Robert Nixon, a man born in small-town Louisiana, was executed by the electric chair in Chicago for the murder of Florence Thompson Castle, whom Nixon was convicted of killing with a brick. Even by the standards...