Das Rheingold, LA Opera

Das RheingoldRichard Paul Fink (center) as Alberich in LA Opera's "Das Rheingold"Photo by Monika RittershausBy Richard WagnerConducted by James ConlonDesign and direction by Achim FreyerLA OperaDorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles"Der Ring des Nibelungen" through June 26, 2010www.laoperaring.com/(see video clip  ...

South Pacific, LA

South Pacific (Lincoln Center touring production)Rod Gilfry and Carmen Cusack in the Lincoln Center production of "South Pacific"By:  Richard Rogers and Oscar HammersteinWith:  Rod Gilfry and Carmen CusackA Lincoln Center ProductionAhmanson TheatreLos AngelesThrough July 17, 2010www.CenterTheatreGroup.orgIf it has been  ...

39 Steps, L.A.

Alfred Hitchcock’s '39 Steps'Cast members in "Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps"(left to right): Ted Deasy, Scott Parkinson, Eric Hissom,and Claire BrownellPhoto by Craig SchwartzAdapted by:  Patrick BarlowOriginal concept by: Simon Corble and Nobby DimonWith:  Claire Brownell, Ted Deasy, Eric  ...

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, L.A.

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad ZooBrad Fleischer (left) and Kevin Tighe in the Mark Taper Forum production of "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo." Photo by Craig SchwartzBy:  Rajiv JosephWith:  Kevin TigheDirected by:  Moisés KaufmanThrough May 30, 2010Mark Taper  ...

Cannibals L.A.

CannibalsLeft to Right: Dale Dickey, Jackie Debatin, Amy K. Murray, Caryn RichmanPhoto-Tom KellerBy:  R.J. CollearyDirection:  Kathleen RubinZephyr Theater, Los AngelesThrough May 23, 2010http://www.Plays411.com/cannibalsA little while ago Christopher Isherwood, writing in the New York Times,  ...

Through the Night, LA

Through the NightWritten and Performed by:  Daniel Beatty Directed by:  Charles Randolph-WrightGeffen Playhouse, Los AngelesThrough April 4, 2010http://www.geffenplayhouse.comFor me, "Through the Night" at the Geffen Playhouse, had two strikes against it before the lights dimmed:  I understood it would  ...

Dreamgirls, LA

Dreamgirls Photo: Joan MarcusBook & Lyrics:  Tom EyenMusic:  Henry KriegerDirected & Choreographed by: Robert LongbottomStarring:  Moya Angela, Chester Gregory, Syesha Mercado, Chaz Lamar Shepperd, Adrienne Warren, and Trevon DavisAhmanson Theatre, Los Angeles Through April 4, 2010http://www.CenterTheatreGroup.org“Dreamgirls” has opened on  ...

Kings of the Dance, LA

Kings of the Dance2010 tourJose Manuel CarreñoGuillaume CoteMarcelo GomesDavid GomesDavid HallbergJoaquin De LuzDenis MatvienkoDesmond RichardsonAhmanson Theatre, Los Angeleshttp://www.ardani.com/tours-kings.phpClose your eyes.  Picture a classical ballet.  Got that?  If you are like the rest of us, probably your picture includes one  ...

Female of the Species, LA

Female of the SpeciesBy:  Joanna Murray-SmithDirection:  Randall ArneyWith: Annette BeningThe Geffen PlayhouseThrough March 14, 20010http://www.geffenplayhouse.comPhoto by Michael LamontIt is fun for awhile, watching Annette Bening as the no-holds-barred, foul mouthed, raging feminist author spewing angry word plays, and looking  ...

Just 45 Minutes from Broadway, LA

Just 45 Minutes from Broadway By:  Henry JaglomDirected by:  Gary ImhoffEdgemar Center for the Arts, Main StageSanta Monica, CAThrough April, 20010http://www.edgemarcenter.orgDavid Garver and Tanna Frederick in 'Just 45 Minutes From Broadway.'  Photo:Ed Krieger45 minutes, but oh, so far away.   ...