Follies, Los Angeles

Jan Maxwell in "Follies"Photo by Craig Schwartz ‘Follies’ Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James GoldmanDirected by Eric SchaefferWith Jan Maxwell, Victoria Clark, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines, and Elaine PaigeAhmanson Theatre, Los AngelesThrough June 9, 2012 F.  ...

The Convert, LA

LeRoy McClain and Pascale Armand in "The Convert"Photo by T. Charles Erickson 'The Convert' By Danai GuriraDirected by Emily MannWith Pascale Armand, Zainab Jah, Leroy McClain, Kevin Mambo, Cheryl Lynn BruceKirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City (Los Angeles)Through May 19,  ...

Waiting for Godot, LA

Alan Mandell (left) and Barry McGovern in "Waiting for Godot"Photo by Craig Schwartz ‘Waiting for Godot’ By Samuel BeckettDirected by Michael ArabianWith Alan Mandell, Barry McGovern and James CromwellMark Taper Forum, Los AngelesMarch 14 – April 22, 2012 What  ...

Ballet Preljocaj, Davis, CA & LA

Two Views of ‘Blanche Neige’ (with two Snow Whites) Ballet PreljocajChoreography by Angelin PreljocajMusic by Gustav MahlerMondavi Center for the Performing ArtsUC Davis, Davis, CAMusic Center, Los Angeles (both part of U.S. tour)March 17 and 18  ...

Albert Herring, LA Opera

‘Albert Herring’ By Benjamin BrittenConducted by James ConlonDirected by Paul CurranLA OperaDorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los AngelesFeb. 25-March 17, 2012 In "Albert Herring" Benjamin Britten wraps serious music in a cloak of comic froth. The time is 1947. Britain  ...

Simon Boccanegra, LA Opera

‘Simon Boccanegra’ By Giuseppe VerdiDirected by Elijah MoshinskyConducted by James ConlonWith Plácido DomingoLA Opera, Music Center, Los AngelesThrough March 4, 2012 If you are not an opera aficionado, “Simon Boccanegra” is unlikely to be the first title that  ...

El Nogalar, LA

Sabina Zuniga Varela and Justin Huen in "El Nogalar"Photo by Ed Krieger 'El Nogalar' By Tanya SarachoDirected by Laurie WooleryThe Fountain Theatre, Los AngelesThrough March 11, 2012 “El Nogalar” means the pecan orchard, and, yes, author Tanya Saracho says  ...

Clybourne Park, LA

Frank Wood, Damon Gupton, Annie Parisse and Jeremy Shamos in "Clybourne Park"Photo by Craig Schwartz ‘Clybourne Park’ By Bruce NorrisDirected by Pam MacKinnonMark Taper Forum, Los AngelesThrough Feb. 26, 2012 Seeing "A Raisin in the Sun" is not a  ...

Our Town, Santa Monica

Helen Hunt in the Broad Stage production of "Our Town"Photo courtesy of Broad Stage 'Our Town' By Thornton WilderDirected by David CromerStarring Helen HuntThe Broad Stage, Santa MonicaThrough Feb. 12, 2012 We are born, we live, and then we  ...

Red Hot Patriot, LA

'Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins' By Margaret Engel and Allison EngelStarring Kathleen TurnerDirected by David EsbjornsonGeffen Playhouse, Los AngelesThrough Feb. 12, 2012 You have got to love someone who says she named her dog  ...