These small-scale paintings engage the viewer with their depictions of the artists’ favorite places and familiar people.
Emily S. MendelArt & ArchitectureCA,
“Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art” is an engaging exhibition of 68 pieces of excellent, small-scale Impressionist and post-Impressionist portraits, landscapes and still lifes created between 1860-1910 by unparalleled artists, including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh ...
A.C.T.'s rendition of the New York sensation offers a twist on the tale of sex and power.
Don’tcha just hate those people who, hearing of a local production of a hot new play, look down their noses and pronounce: “I saw it in New York”?
“Venus in Fur”? I saw it in New York. And, while ...
“The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction” (World Premiere)
“Mercury Half-Life” (West Coast Premiere)
David E. MorenoDanceCA,
“The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction” is a perfectly realized dance theater performance, and a perfect ending for the Trey McIntyre Project’s farewell tour. Ten years ...
This engaging new production sees Donizetti's heroine from a feminist perspective: a woman driven mad by the shackles of her status.
For a fully satisfying combination of classical music and contemporary theater, the current LA Opera production of "Lucia di Lammermoor" is not to be missed. I shamelessly like my opera grand with voices to die for, singers who can act, ...
David E. MorenoDanceCA,
“Should I look among the living,
Should I look among the dead,
If I am searching for you, like Lazarus did?”
The West coast premiere of, “Like Lazarus Did” included a live performance by the San Francisco ...
You'd think you were living on another planet, or in at the very least an alternate reality when you leave your house after watching the news. Is everyone out to get you, and is the world really falling apart at ...
This breakneck-paced farce will make you laugh even as it leaves you wondering about the justice system it lampoons.
Full disclosure: I don’t much like farce. Slapstick and pratfalls and opening and slamming doors somehow never manage to tickle my funny bone. That said, I am forced to tell you that I could not stop laughing during Berkeley Rep’s ...
An ensemble of islanders sing and dance up a storm in this revival of a nearly forgotten Broadway hit.
Be careful what you wish for. That’s the painful lesson learned by the Little Mermaid, who famously traded her fins for legs and a faithless boyfriend. It’s learned again by Ti Moune (Salisha Thomas), the plucky but doomed heroine of ...
These two vocal dynamos thrilled the audience at the new Weill Hall in a program of art songs and Puccini duets.
Opera fans, fear not. The future is here.
If the recent recital by Leah Crocetto and David Lomelí is any indication, there should be no shortage of Mimis or Rodolfos, Butterflies or Pinkertons, once Domingo and Netrebko, Fleming ...
This month-long series of events highlights African American dance and culture.
Joanna G. HarrisDanceCA,
For its 10th anniversary season, the Black Choreographers Festival has extended into new and "other" dimensions. Under the leadership of Kendra Kimbrough Barnes and Laura Ellis, this performance included a dramatic work by Joanna Haigood, a ballet-jazz dance by Gregory ...