St. Jude, LA

Writer/actor Luis Alfaro in "St. Jude" at the Kirk Douglas TheatrePhoto by Craig Schwartz   Written and Performed by Luis AlfaroDirected by Robert EganKirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City, Calif.Through Oct. 6, 2013 I am tempted to  ...

Rapture, Blister, Burn, LA

 Lee Tergesen and Amy Brenneman in "Rapture, Blister, Burn"Photo by Michael Lamont   ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’       By Gina GionfriddoDirected by Peter DuBoisWith Amy Brenneman, Beth Dixon, Virginia Kull, Kellie Overbey and Lee TergessenA Playwrights  ...

Cinderella, LA Opera

‘Cinderella’ (La Cenerentola) By Gioachino RossiniWith Ketevan Kemoklidze, Rene Barbera, Ronnita Nicole Miller, Stacey Tappan, Alessandro Corbelli, Vito Priante, Nicola UlivieriDirected by Joan FontConducted by James ConlonLos Angeles Opera, Dorothy Chandler PavilionThrough April 13, 2013 Thank  ...

End of the Rainbow, LA

‘End of the Rainbow’ By Peter QuilterDirected by Terry JohnsonMusic Director Jeffrey SaverWith Tracie Bennett, Michael Cumpsty, Erik Heger, Michael AndersonAhmanson Theatre, Los AngelesThrough April 21, 2013 Perhaps you are one of those folks who  ...

Flying Dutchman, LA Opera

Tomas Tomasson in the title role of LA Opera's "The Flying Dutchman"Photo by Robert Millard'The Flying Dutchman' By Richard WagnerConducted by James ConlonDirected by Daniel DoonerWith Tomas Tomasson, Julia Makerov, Corey Bix, James Creswell, Matthew Plenk, and Ronnita Nicole  ...

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,  ...