“Jersey Boys” gives an intimate look at the lives of four hometown boys who made it big

“Jersey Boys” has returned to Los Angeles for a three-week run at the Pantages in Hollywood through Oct. 19.  If you missed it the first time, do not miss it again.  The super slick, well-crafted 2006 Tony, Grammy and Oli [..]

Culver City couple focuses on local theater

Culver City residents Jack Stehlin and Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin are getting ready to open Shakespeare’s “Othello,” a co-production between the Odyssey Theatre and The New American Theatre, on Friday, Oct. 24 at the Odyssey Thea [..]

Collaborative Artists Ensemble presents the West Coast Premiere of “How I Fell in Love,”

Collaborative Artists Ensemble presents the West Coast Premiere of the modern romantic comedy “How I Fell in Love,” by Joel Fields, the producer/writer of the immensely popular and critically acclaimed television series “The America [..]

The Attic Theatre hosts classic production, to benefit Free Arts for Abused Children

Sustaining Sound Theatre Company, in association with the Chromolume Theatre proudly presents a benefit production of the long-running Tony Award winning classic “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” with book, music and lyrics by Clark [..]

The Ruskin Group Theater at Santa Monica Airport is a hidden westside gem

Ruskin Group Theatre is a thriving non-profit company that started in an empty airplane hangar in 2002 with the dream that they could create a place for great artists, writers, directors and actors to come together and work. They continue to realize [..]

“Noises Off” proves whatever can go wrong onstage is funnier backstage

In 1970, Michael Frayn, the English playwright who would go on to write “Noises Off,” was standing backstage in the wings watching a performance of another farce he had written, “The Two of Us.” Of this performance, he said, & [..]

Wizard of mastering Bernie Grundman, genius of Sound Steve Sykes make for a perfect mix

While organic music continues to undergo a very peculiar kind of transformation and is the scapegoat for many a digital compression, one thing stands for sure: two-time Grammy and 14-tech award winner Bernie Grundman and genius master mixer, sound en [..]

Local Theater Success Story: Kentwood Players at the Westchester Playhouse

This December, local community theater group Kentwood Players will celebrate its 65th anniversary, founded by the late Arky and Jan Marcom, Elizabeth Thornberg and Betty Francis in December 1949. The company actually got its start, and its name, as m [..]

Local director’s film captures soul-seeking, healing process

When Culver City filmmaker and producer Brian Hardin left to Kansas in September of 2013, he was planning for a 10-day trip to record Jonathan Fleig’s new album “Road to Nowhere.” But business trip became more than recording session [..]

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