Stage Page: ‘In and of Itself’ creates amazement, but lacks energy in presentation

When we arrived at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, we were asked to select a card from hundreds listed alphabetically on a large board in the lobby. Each card contained the name of different occupations and we were asked to [..]

Stage Page: Rothhaar transforms ‘Foreigner’ into laugh fest it was meant to be

When I heard the Morgan-Wixson Theatre was presenting “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue, I was hesitant to review the show, wondering why anyone would want to produce a show I had found offensive and not at all funny the first time I saw it e [..]

Peanuts, peanut butter may help prevent obesity

(NAPS)—Here’s good news about tasty treats: Adolescents at high risk for obesity significantly reduced their Body Mass Index (BMI) by substituting peanuts and peanut butter for unhealthy snacks according to a new USDA-funded study. &l [..]

Stage Page: Beckett’s ‘Endgame’ brings absurdist’s world to Douglas Theatre

Every director has their bucket list of plays they wish to direct or perhaps even appear in someday. Director Alan Mandell has long been enamored with the work of Samuel Beckett and has toured with original productions of “Waiting for Godot&rdq [..]

Let simplicity shine with shrimp rolls

(NAPS)—There’s a delicious flavor movement taking hold. Food lovers are embracing real, focused flavors over complex presentations that are more like science experiments than recipes. Guided by the motto that “the most memorable foo [..]

Stage Page: ‘Full Monty’ shows friendship helping to overcome fears

3-D Theatricals of Orange County presents, “The Full Monty,” one of Broadway’s most hilarious, yet truly touching family musicals, directed by T.J. Dawson, the executive producer and artistic director of 3-D Theatricals. Music is un [..]

Stage Page: ‘Dinner at Home Between Deaths’ premieres at Odyssey Theatre.

Best known for his iconic and fabulously successful “Forever Plaid” and “Plaid Tidings” musicals, Stuart Ross has a long career in theater as a writer and director. Last year, he directed a wonderful production of “Enter [..]

Stage Page: ‘A Gambler’s Guide to Dying’ to make American premiere

Gary McNair’s play “A Gambler’s Guide to Dying” enjoyed a successful World Premiere run during the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was discovered by Cheryl Bry who passed it along Paul Linke who now directs its America [..]

Open auditions for ‘Olive and the Bitter Herbs’ in mid-May

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for the comedy “Olive and the Bitter Herbs” by Charles Busch on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, May 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westche [..]

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