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  • Review: Cirque du Soleil's 'Totem' a thrilling salute to human growth

    Review: Cirque du Soleil's 'Totem' a thrilling salute to human growth
    How to enumerate the myriad wonders and delights of “Totem,” now taking its viewers on a dazzling trek from the primordial to the cosmic? For starters, there’s Cirque du Soleil’s signature yellow-and-blue Grand Chapiteau,...
  • Kinetic Theory fosters young circus strengths in 'Dracula'

    Kinetic Theory fosters young circus strengths in 'Dracula'
    Kinetic Theory's theatrical take on Bram Stoker's "Dracula" brings the story a uniquely fitting supernatural flair. Dracula ascends a rope upside down. Vampire brides fold into hyper-extended balls and roll eerily toward the audience. Vampire hunters,...
  • Union Station the platform for the opera 'Invisible Cities'

     Union Station the platform for the opera 'Invisible Cities'
    The idea of a headphone opera was hatched over drinks at a downtown Mexican bar. The production design was partly inspired by flash mobs and silent disco. And the setting won't be a proscenium theater, but the majestically melancholy Union Station train...
  • Review: An inward tour through 'Invisible Cities'

    Review: An inward tour through 'Invisible Cities'
    If you hoped to catch the twilight Pacific Surfliner on Saturday at Union Station, you first had to pass through the Twilight Zone. The sign on the information booth read: "Please do not bother the nice person on the computer. She is part of an opera...
  • Review: Insights about war are signaled by 'Tracers'

    Review: Insights about war are signaled by 'Tracers'
    What started out 33 years ago as a cathartic purge of Vietnam combat trauma demonstrates artistic staying power and relevance in the hard-hitting revival of “Tracers” at the AMVETS Post II Building in Culver City. Depicting the fates of...
  • Review: Kronos Quartet makes history in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas is changing. Not the strip, a symphony of ersatz that only knows how to become more so. Along with a phony Paris or sham Sphinx, the city has a fairly recent faux Frank Gehry design that serves as a home to high-end shops,...
  • Review: 'Moskva' fascinates, challenges at City Garage

    Review:  'Moskva' fascinates, challenges at City Garage
    Mikhail Bulgakov meets Sergei Eisenstein at Andy Warhol's Factory in “Moskva.” This ornate take on Bulgakov’s “The Master and Margarita” is a nobly ambitious, surreally unhinged deep-dish bowl of dramaturgical borscht....
  • L.A. theater listings, Oct. 27-Nov. 3: The Tiger Lillies perform

    L.A. theater listings, Oct. 27-Nov. 3: The Tiger Lillies perform
    Brechtian bad boys the Tiger Lillies descend on REDCAT, Isabella Rossellini brings "Green Porno" to the Luckman and Musical Theatre West stages "Young Frankenstein: The Musical." Community Day Celebration New venue holds a family-friendly open house...
  • Review: Strong start to Melissa Barak's ballet troupe at Broad Stage

    Review: Strong start to Melissa Barak's ballet troupe at Broad Stage
    At “L.A. Moves,” Thursday’s inaugural concert of the eponymous Barak Ballet, the double lives of Melissa Barak were on display: both Barak the choreographer and Barak the dancer. During the nine years Barak was at New York City...
  • Verdi's 200th birthday tributes begin with O.C. Italian Opera Festival

    Verdi's 200th birthday tributes begin with O.C. Italian Opera Festival
    Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th birthday celebration resumes in Southern California this weekend with the three-day Italian Opera Festival at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo. The composer's birthday was Oct. 10. On Saturday, the festival at...
  • Review: 'Canciones de Lorca' makes welcome return to Pacific Symphony

    Review: 'Canciones de Lorca' makes welcome return to Pacific Symphony
    The temptation for an orchestra to celebrate the opening of a concert hall by commissioning a major new work is obvious and irresistible. It's also, more often than not, a bad idea. Preparing a premiere is hard enough under normal circumstances. There...