Event Editor: Monique LeBleu

Monique A. LeBleu is a freelance writer, photojournalist, and podcaster. She is currently also a contributing weekly Columnist and Podcaster on Better Lemons, is Co-Editor on The Los Angeles Beat online magazine, and is Editor-in-Chief of ScopingLA.com, an online magazine on All-Things-L.A. She has a background in smaller theatre as an Assistant Director, Properties, and Technician, and as a Production Coordinator, Continuity, and Editor in Post-production Film. Her subject interests for coverage focuses on food, theater, music, film, art, and Greater Los Angeles' evolving cultural landscape.

'Patrick Cassidy' Leaves '5-Star Theatricals' as Artistic Director

Patrick Cassidy has resigned as Artistic Director, according to a statement released by 5-Star Theatricals. As Artistic Director, Cassidy oversaw two seasons of successful productions such as "Beauty and the Beast," "Shrek," "Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical," and, most recently, "West Side Story" at 5-Star Theatricals' Thousand Oaks theatre venue. 5-Star Theatricals (formerly Cabrillo Music … Continue reading 'Patrick Cassidy' Leaves '5-Star Theatricals' as Artistic Director


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – November 4 - 10, 2019

Theatrical shows, Musicals, Staged Readings, Solo Shows, LGBTQ Theatre, and MORE, now registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Saint Joan Share on social media. For The Loyal Share on social media. The Manor Share on social media. Seven Share on social media. Wild at Hart … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – November 4 - 10, 2019


The 30th Annual 'LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards' Nominations Announced

Nominees for the 30th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, on @ This Stage. The ceremony will take place Monday, January 13, 2020, at the  Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Center Theatre Group Leads With 20 nominations for their productions of Lackawanna Blues (5), and Linda … Continue reading The 30th Annual 'LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards' Nominations Announced


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – October 28 - November 3, 2019

Theatrical shows, Musicals, Solo Shows, Panto, Live Radio Shows, Improv Sketch, and MORE, now registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Legally Blonde Share on social media. THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Share on social media. Nothing Ever Goes On Here Share … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – October 28 - November 3, 2019


'Film Maudit 2.0' Inaugural Film Festival Comes to 'Highways'

Highways Performance Space & Gallery in Santa Monica will present four days dedicated to Outré Films its Inaugural Film Festival, Film Maudit 2.0, Thursday, November 14 Through Sunday, November 17, 2019. Festival Founder and Highways’ Artistic Director, Patrick Kennelly, curates this festival program to include six feature films and 40 shorts from around the world, … Continue reading 'Film Maudit 2.0' Inaugural Film Festival Comes to 'Highways'


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – October 21 -27, 2019

Theatrical shows, Musicals, Improv, Workshops, and MORE, now registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Skypilot One Act Festival Share on social media. The Goodbye Girl Share on social media. Tuesday Night Comics Share on social media. Dickens UnScripted by Impro Theatre at North Coast Rep … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – October 21 -27, 2019


L.A. Theatre For Halloween: Theatrical Shows and Interactive Experiences

From a Penny Dreadful to family-friendly shows. From comedy and improv to interactive escape rooms. From Death Tours to dystopia, Shakespeare tragedies to Star Trek-Marlowe, improv to interactive escape room, or Chills & Thrills to Masoch and DeSade–the following is a list of theatrical, interactive and immersive experiences playing throughout Los Angeles in time to … Continue reading L.A. Theatre For Halloween: Theatrical Shows and Interactive Experiences


Halloween to Día de los Muertos: 'Rooftop Screams' and 'Wood & Vine' Bring Spookylicious to 'Montalbán'

The Montalbán is hosting "Rooftop Screams" in their Fall Rooftop Movies Series, scheduled through October until November 1, 2019. "Rooftop Screams" will feature a variety of choice films to make you scream, laugh, cry, and possibly even hide under your beach chair–all curated by The Montalbán–with a sprinkling of special events scheduled for individual films, … Continue reading Halloween to Día de los Muertos: 'Rooftop Screams' and 'Wood & Vine' Bring Spookylicious to 'Montalbán'


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – October 14 - 20, 2019

Theatrical shows, Staged Readings, and Musicals now registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. ORRY Share on social media. ORRY - You’re invited to the funeral of three-time Oscar winner and Hollywood legend, costume designer Orry-Kelly. Don't expect a little thing like death to stop the … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – October 14 - 20, 2019


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – October 7 - 13, 2019

Theatrical shows, Film Festivals, Musicals, Dance, Solo, and Awards Showsregistered on the Better Lemons calendar! For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. One Night Only Share on social media. SkyPilot Theatre Company presents "One Night Only - A showcase of highlights from company members". Join us for an evening that promises to … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – October 7 - 13, 2019


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – September 30 - October 6, 2019

Theatrical shows, Film Festivals, Musicals, and Interactive/Immersive Escape Rooms NOW registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Short & Sweet Film Festival Share on social media. Tuesday nights will be devoted to new short Films. Thursday evenings will be the occasion for Thirsty Thursdays, an occasion … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – September 30 - October 6, 2019


Lemon Butter: Best of L.A.'s Theatre Adjacent Restaurants and Bars - September Edition

Lemon Butter is a bi-monthly column featuring choice restaurants, lounges, Happy Hours, and other spots where hospitality is offered, that are convenient to theatre venues throughout Los Angeles. For distances and times given traffic and parking are not factored in. Where available, contact all hospitality venues for valet or parking information and/or reservations. This month's … Continue reading Lemon Butter: Best of L.A.'s Theatre Adjacent Restaurants and Bars - September Edition


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – September 23 - 29, 2019

Theatrical shows, Film Festivals, and Musicals NOW registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Short & Sweet Film Festival Share on social media. Tuesday nights will be devoted to new short Films. Thursday evenings will be the occasion for Thirsty … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – September 23 - 29, 2019


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – September 16 - 22, 2019

Theatrical shows, Film Festivals, Fringe Festivals, Dance, and Shakespeare NOW registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Rooftop Screams at the Montalban The Addams Family Share on social media. Sun. 10/6 - Addams Family Special live concert with The Sinister … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – September 16 - 22, 2019


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – September 9 - 15, 2019

Theatrical shows and Staged Readings NOW registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Through A Magicians Eyes: Starring Blaise Serra Share on social media. “The Montalbán & TAME Media Presents T.A.M.E: Through A Magician's Eyes Starring: Blaise Serra ​ What … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – September 9 - 15, 2019


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – September 2 - 8, 2019

Theatrical shows and Staged Readings NOW registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Marilyn Monroe: The Last Interview Share on social media. "Marilyn Monroe: The Last Interview" (the raw truth of a hollywood legend), is a solo show written and … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – September 2 - 8, 2019


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – August 26, 2019 - September 1, 2019

Theatrical shows and Staged Readings NOW registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Life In Boobs Share on social media. The new, comedic musical, Life In Boobs, honors the milestones of women’s lives from training bras to breast cancer through … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – August 26, 2019 - September 1, 2019


Sherwood Award-winning Kristina Wong Brings 'UndocuStories' Through LA Department of Cultural Affairs Grants

Actress, Comedian, and local Politician, Kristina Wong, will be presenting a “UndocuStories: Journeys of Justice and Freedom” workshop series at the Dream Resource Center in MacArthur Park, beginning September 3, 2019. Sponsored by UCLA Dream Resource Center, Wong, and the UCLA Labor Center, the workshop is funded by an Artist-in-Residence grant from the City of … Continue reading Sherwood Award-winning Kristina Wong Brings 'UndocuStories' Through LA Department of Cultural Affairs Grants


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – August 12 - 18, 2019

Theatrical shows NOW registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. THE LONESOME WEST, BY MARTIN MCDONAGH Share on social media. In this dark comedy written by the Academy Award Winning Writer/Director of In Bruges and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – August 12 - 18, 2019

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