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  ...

Filthy Talk for Troubled Times, Santa Monica

Dave Mack, David E. Frank, Heather Pasternak and Kenneth Rudnicki in a scene from "Filthy Talk for Troubled Times"Photo by Paul Rubenstein ‘Filthy Talk for Troubled Times: Scenes of Intolerance’ By Neil LaButeArtistic Director Frédérique MichelProducing Director (plus additional  ...

Fela! LA (national tour)

Rassaan Elijah "Talu" Green (left) and Ismael Kouyaté in the national tour company of "Fela!"Photo by Raymond Hagans ‘Fela!’ Conceived by Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis, and Stephen HendelDirection and choreography by Bill T. JonesMusic and lyrics by Fela  ...

The Night Watcher, LA

Charlayne Woodard in "The Night Watcher"Photo by Craig Schwartz ‘The Night Watcher’ Written and Performed by Charlayne WoodardDirected by Daniel SullivanKirk Douglas Theatre, Los AngelesThrough Dec. 18, 2011 Every child should have at least one grownup he or she  ...

Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, LA

Anna Gunn and John de Lancie in Alan Alda's "Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie"Photo by Michael Lamont ‘Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie’ By Alan AldaDirected by Daniel SullivanStarring Anna Gunn, John De Lancie, and David DonohueGeffen  ...