Dick Cavett in West Coast premiere of “Hellman V. McCarthy” at Theatre 40

After working as a comedy writer for Jack Parr and Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show,” in 1964 Dick Cavett became a stand-up comic.  Intermittently since 1968, Cavett has been host of his own talk show, in various formats and on [..]

“The Diary of Anne Frank” recounts story never to be forgotten

Man’s inhumanity to man is something I will never understand, any more than Anne Frank did while she and her family endured living in the hidden space above business offices in Amsterdam until Sept. 3, 1944 when she and her family were sent [..]

Play proves compassion, intolerance can be one and the same

Jaglom’s World Premiere play “Train to Zakopane, A True Story of Love and Hate” is a compelling love story based on a tale shared by his father. It explores the human condition in its darkest and most exquisite moments, laying b [..]

“Jack Lemmon Returns” in his most important role: as a dad

When you are the son of a famous Hollywood celebrity and bear a striking resemblance to him, your life takes on a structure of its own.  Chris Lemmon, son of Hollywood legend Jack Lemmon, honors the emotional bond that still lives on between [..]

“Silent Witness” recounts the lives of four hidden Jewish children during WWII

“Silent Witness” recounts the lives of four hidden Jewish children during WWII   Writer/performer Stephanie Satie gives voice to four extraordinary women in her award-winning solo play “Silent Witnesses” now ons [..]

Kenrick McDonald just may be the coolest magician ever to lead SAM

His fans call him Ice because he is so darn cool. It’s not every day that a man wakes up to find out that he just became a nation’s first African-American to become the president of its Society of American Magicians. Life has n [..]

“Toki-Girl and The Sparrow-Boy” tops charts for must read children’s books

When I hear the name, Claire Youmans, a smile stretches across my face. Pro-nounced “you-mans” as in you man, the species of man, womankind and all kind. Through “Toki-Girl and The Sparrow Boy,” Youmans has managed to do j [..]

“Gone With The Wind” details to be revealed

Marc Wanamaker will present a unique behind-the-scenes view on the making of the film “Gone With The Wind,” which marked its 75th anniversary last year, at the general meeting of the Culver City Historical Society on Wednesday, J [..]

2015 begins with a variety of Westside theater offerings

The immediacy of reaching out to a live audience and hearing their supportive response is what drives performers, directors, pro-ducers and designers to strive for excellence in live theatrical pro-ductions. With so many theater companies on the [..]

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