Gil Kaan, a former Managing Editor of the now-defunct Genre magazine, has had the privilege of photographing and interviewing some major divas in his career, including Ann-Margret, Diana Ross, Faye Dunaway, Carol Channing, Shirley MacLaine, Catherine Deneuve, Liza Minnelli, Sandra Bernhard, Anna Nicole Smith, Margaret Cho, and three Catwomen—Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether and Julie Newmar. He had the fortuitous opportunity to conduct Lily Tomlin’s coming out interview. Gil has since reviewed movies and theatre for a number of local and national outlets.
A photo montage of Gil’s Halloween Carnavale photos through the last decade was recently included in the WeHo@ 25 juried exhibition.

WITH LOVE AND A MAJOR ORGAN review

Much credit to Paige Lindsey White for initially charming as Anabel, a fellow train passenger, who after a few train stop brakings and bumping to George, falls in love with him and obsessively pursues him. If genders were switched, with the Anabel character a man, and George's a woman; the cute, non-threatening stalking would be quite unsavory and nothing to laugh at.

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GROUNDLINGS OF THE CORN review

The Groundlings never cease to rock your funny bones. Their current laugh-packed Friday & Saturday night show GROUNDLINGS OF THE CORN keeps the hilarity charging right at you. Groundlings' ever stalwart director Deanna Oliver's takes tight, confident directorial reins over her comically gifted ensemble of eight as they inhabit their seriously funny (sometimes just by being serious) characters in the evening of 18 guffaw-filled sketches.

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CAPTAIN GREEDY’S CARNIVAL - A MUSICAL NIGHTMARE review

If you like your entertainment sprinkled with a generous dose of politics, The Actors' Gang's world premiere of Jack Pinter's CAPTAIN GREEDY'S CARNIVAL will definitely be right up your alley. Will Thomas McFadden firmly directs his large talented, committed cast at a fast, steady pace, while also fully embodying the central role of Captain Greedy.

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Thelma Houston's Heart is Full of Love - and She Loves to Entertain

Some artists and their signature songs keep coming back, revised, renewed, remixed.

Ms. Thelma Houston and her 1976 hit “Don’t Leave Me This Way” never get old; both artist and song always seeming fresh and brand-new. On the eve of her upcoming Los Angeles appearance in MY MOTOWN MEMORIES &...

Dot-Marie Jones Wrestling From A Glee-ful Beiste Into an OUR TOWN Gossip

Dot-Marie Jones has been acting professionally since 1992, but it's her five-year stint as Coach Beiste in the Fox hit series Glee that propelled her into instant street recognition. Dot's latest acting gig has her portraying the character of Mrs. Soames in Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN, a co-production of...

Julie Brown's GOT A GUN Aiming At Your Funny Bones

Spawned from Julie Brown's 1980's hit song and subsequent music video, HOMECOMING QUEEN'S GOT A GUN fully morphs into Julie's staged musical beginning October 13 at the Cavern Club Theater. Co-written by Kurt Koehler, this high, high-camped musical will elaborate on how Debi the Homecoming Queen acquired her gun,...

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS review

The west coast premiere of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS bursts with a high-energied hodge-podge of some great vocals, charming performances and wonderfully executed choreography. The charismatic Darren Bluestone owns his role as the confident Patrick. Bluestone's stage presence, vocal chops and easy dance moves become quite evident in his first solo, "What I Did Today." Bluestone's Patrick and Hancock's Wes' initial flirtation scene very convincingly HOT!

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RUNAWAY HOME review

After the final gunshot goes off, reality and Kali's fantasy world collide, which totally confuses this reviewer as to whether the final scene actually happened in the present, or...??? Actors crossing through Stephanie Kerley Schwartz' detailed, multi-functional, multi-locale set simply added to the puzzlement.

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THE DANCE OF DEATH review

Promoted as a precursor to Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, comparisons to Albee's masterpiece does August Strindberg's THE DANCE OF DEATH, here adapted by Conor McPherson, a disservice.

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Michael-Leon Wooley & Friends Again Singing for Suppers in the October 14th BTTR Benefit

Actor/singer/activist Michael-Leon Wooley will be gathering his Broadway cohorts and presenting their collective musical theatre talents in his fourth benefit for Hope of the Valley - BROADWAY TO THE RESCUE: A BENEFIT FOR THE HOMELESS.  This one-night event October 14, 2017 at the Montalban Theater will feature multi-credited Broadway and Los Angeles...