Other Desert Cities

Most Southern Californians are familiar with the sign on the I-10 freeway indicating Palm Springs to the right, other desert cities straight ahead. Depending on your orientation, Palm Springs may conjure up a scene of tony gay culture, or a  ...

Madame Butterfly, LA Opera

‘Madame Butterfly’ Opera in two acts by Giacomo PucciniLibretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe GiacosaWith Oksana Dyka, Brandon Jovanovich, Milena Kitic and Eric OwensConducted by Grant GershonDirected by Ron DanielsLos Angeles Opera, Dorothy Chandler PavilionThrough Dec. 9, 2012  ...

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, LA

Amanda Detmer (left) and Sanaa Lathan in the Geffen's "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark"Photo by Michael Lamont ‘By the Way, Meet Vera Stark’ By Lynne NottageDirected by Jo BonneyWith Sanaa Lathan, Amanda DetmerGeffen Playhouse, Los AngelesThrough Oct. 28,  ...

L.A. Dance Project, LA

Morgan Lugo and Frances Chiaverini in "Moving Parts"Photo by Eric Politzer L.A. Dance Project Directed by Benjamin MillepiedChoreography by William Forsythe, Merce Cunningham, Benjamin MillepiedMusic by Gavin Bryars, La Monte Young, Nico MuhlyDancers: Frances Chiaverini, Julia Eichten, Charlie Hodges,  ...

The Two Foscari, LA Opera

‘The Two Foscari’ By Giuseppe VerdiWith Placido Domingo, Marina Poplavskaya, and Francesco MeliDirected by Thaddeus StassbergerConducted by James ConlonLA Opera, Dorothy Chandler PavilionThrough Oct. 9, 2012 LA Opera opens its 25th season with Verdi’s rarely heard early work,  ...

Cherry Docs, LA

Mark Cecil (left) and Alan Blumenfeld in "Cherry Docs"Photo by Ian Flanders ‘Cherry Docs’ By David GowDirected by Kalo GowWith Alan Blumenfeld and Mark CecilThe Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga Canyon, Calif.Through Oct. 13, 2012 From our earliest school  ...

Elephant Room, LA

The three guys from New Jersey who perform magic tricks in "Elephant Room"Photo by Craig Schwartz ‘Elephant Room’ Created by Trey Lyford, Geoff Sobelle, and Steve CuiffoDirected by Paul LazarKirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City, Calif.Through Sept. 16, 2012 Looking  ...

Red, LA

‘Red’ By John LoganDirected by Michael GrandageWith Alfred Molina and Jonathan GroffMark Taper Forum, Los AngelesThrough Sept. 9, 2012 Are you a big fan of Mark Rothko? No? Honestly, neither am I. But, put the paintings aside, would  ...

The Exorcist, LA

Emily Yetter (foreground) and Brooke Shields in "The Exorcist" at the GeffenPhoto by Michael Lamont ‘The Exorcist’ By John PielmeierAdapted from the novel by William Peter BlattyDirected by John DoyleWith Richard Chamberlain and Brooke ShieldsGeffen Playhouse, Los AngelesThrough Aug.  ...

War Horse, LA (national tour)

‘War Horse’ Based on the novel by Michael MorpurgoAdapted by Nick StaffordIn Association with Handspring Puppet CompanyAhmanson Theatre, Los Angeles (national touring company)Through July 29, 2012 Los Angeles is the first stop on the national tour of “War  ...