Event Editor: MoniqueLeBleu

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.

Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – April 8 – 14, 2019

Theatrical shows registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Son of a Bitch “Lee Atwater changed the American political playbook. Through his wedge issue tactics, smear campaigning, and diabolical media strategy, he orchestrated George H.W. Bush’s 1988 Presidential campaign and … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – April 8 – 14, 2019


‘Pasadena Playhouse’ Announces New Director of Development

The Pasadena Playhouse has announced that Nancy Griffith Baxter is their new Director of Development, bringing with her more than 30 years of fundraising and wealth management experience. Previously as Director of Gift Planning at LA Opera, legacy gift contribution revenue increased nine-fold during Baxter’s time at the organization. Prior to the LA Opera, she … Continue reading ‘Pasadena Playhouse’ Announces New Director of Development


The Winners at the 50th Annual ‘LA Drama Critics Circle’ Awards Ceremony Held at the Pasadena Playhouse

The LA Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) held their 50th Annual Awards ceremony at the landmark Pasadena Playhouse where Better Lemons was in attendance to live tweet the evening’s festivities and entertainment, Monday, April 8, 2019. Wenzel Jones presided over the festivities, and Christopher Raymond served as music director with musical performances by Kristin Towers Rowles, Constance … Continue reading The Winners at the 50th Annual ‘LA Drama Critics Circle’ Awards Ceremony Held at the Pasadena Playhouse


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – April 1 – 7, 2019

Theatrical shows registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page.   Invisible Tango “Magic sensation Helder Guimarães returns to the Geffen with the world premiere of his one-man show, Invisible Tango. Directed by legendary film producer and director Frank Marshall (Jurassic … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – April 1 – 7, 2019


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – March 25 – 31, 2019

Theatrical shows registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Not That Jewish “EMMY Award winner Monica Piper Returns to The Braid From Her Off-Broadway Triumph Monica Piper performers her hit Comedy ‘Not That Jewish,’ (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – March 25 – 31, 2019


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – March 18 – 24, 2019

Theatrical shows registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Bright Star “From Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award-winning Steve Martin & Grammy Award – winning Edie Brickell, Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – March 18 – 24, 2019


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – March 10 – 17, 2019

Theatrical shows registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Tangerine Sunset “Every paradise has a tragic, uh, comic, no, dark side (yes). This homegrown play will close the 22nd Season in the Broadwater Main Stage. In the vein of Absolutely … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – March 10 – 17, 2019


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – February 25 – March 10, 2019

Theatrical shows registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Trojan Women “Archway Theatre’s immersive post-modern retelling of the aftermath of the Trojan War. Priam, Hector, and Paris are all dead. Queen Hecuba and the women of Troy are now the … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – February 25 – March 10, 2019


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – February 25 – March 3, 2019

Theatrical shows registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Attack of the Second Bananas “Who killed beloved stage stars Ruby Moss and Andrea Hammond? Find out as the LAPD detective on the case pieces together the clues. Attack of the … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – February 25 – March 3, 2019


Producers of the Capezio A.C.E. Awards ‘Break the Floor’ Bring ‘MOVES at The Montalbán’ in a Three Day Festival of Dance

Break the Floor Productions, longtime producer of the Capezio A.C.E. Awards, in partnership with The Montalbán, brings MOVES at The Montalbán, a three-day festival celebrating emerging talent in dance, to Los Angeles, Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17, 2019. The dance festival offers audiences the chance to see new talent in the world of choreography and … Continue reading Producers of the Capezio A.C.E. Awards ‘Break the Floor’ Bring ‘MOVES at The Montalbán’ in a Three Day Festival of Dance


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – February 18 – 24, 2019

Theatrical shows and Rooftop Movies registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. MOVES at The Montalbán “Break the Floor Productions in partnership with The Montalbán in Hollywood present MOVES at The Montalbán, a festival that offers audiences the chance to see … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – February 18 – 24, 2019


The Pasadena Playhouse To Host This Year’s Drama Critics Circle Awards

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) has begun the celebration of its 50th anniversary by announcing its nominations for the year 2018 (Dec. 1, 2017 – Nov. 30, 2018). The Awards will take place on Monday, April 8, 2019, at the historic Pasadena Playhouse, in Pasadena’s Playhouse District. Although the Pasadena Playhouse will be hosting … Continue reading The Pasadena Playhouse To Host This Year’s Drama Critics Circle Awards


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – February 11 – 17, 2019

Theatrical shows registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Accidental Death Of An Anarchist “In this piece of classic international theatre from 1970, Fo writes of a madman, who invades a police station interrogation room where an anarchist accused of … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – February 11 – 17, 2019


Lemon Butter: The Third Annual Oscar® Film Week Returns to ‘Culina’ at ‘The Four Seasons’ to Benefit the ‘Lollipop Theater Network’

Culina at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills will once again feature a Dinner and a Movie or a Pronto Market Lunch and Matinee of the eight 2019 “Best Picture” Oscar®-nominated films in their Third Annual Oscar® Film Week,  from Tuesday, February 19, 2019, through Saturday, February 23, 2019. The package includes … Continue reading Lemon Butter: The Third Annual Oscar® Film Week Returns to ‘Culina’ at ‘The Four Seasons’ to Benefit the ‘Lollipop Theater Network’


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – February 3 – 10, 2019

Theatrical shows registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Two Trains Running at Matrix The team behind last year’s acclaimed Ovation, LADCC, and Stage Raw award-nominated production of August Wilson’s “King Hedley II” returns to the Matrix with another installment … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – February 3 – 10, 2019


Lemon Butter: Best of L.A.’s Theatre Adjacent Restaurants and Bars – February Edition

Lemon Butter is a bi-weekly 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. Café Gratitude … Continue reading Lemon Butter: Best of L.A.’s Theatre Adjacent Restaurants and Bars – February Edition


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – January 28 – February 3, 2019

Theatrical shows registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. The Mountaintop Garry Marshall Theatre presents the West End and Broadway play The Mountaintop by Katori Hall. The Mountaintop is directed by Gregg T. Daniel, who recently staged A Raisin in … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – January 28 – February 3, 2019


The Winners at the 29th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards

The 29th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were presented on Monday, January 28, 2019, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles where 36 awards were bestowed on theater productions, producers, directors, artists, and technicians. Sixteen different Southern California theatre companies won thirty-six awards, including the Center Theatre Group for “Soft Power“, Rogue Artists Ensemble … Continue reading The Winners at the 29th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards


Better Lemons At The Ovation Awards on Twitter

At @theatre_acedtla for #ovationawards Let’s go! #lathtr #latheatre #lemonmeter https://t.co/eVaFkw8a9f — Better Lemons (@BetterLemons) January 29, 2019 Congratulations Molly Metzler! @theatre_acedtla #ovationawards #lathtr #latheatre #lemonmeter https://t.co/jfC7Y3z5R8 — Better Lemons (@BetterLemons) January 29, 2019 Congratulations Jeff Skowron! @theatre_acedtla #ovationawards #lathtr #latheatre #lemonmeter https://t.co/Ax52QqtKnW — Better Lemons (@BetterLemons) January 29, 2019 Congratulations Beth Kennedy! @theatre_acedtla #ovationawards #lathtr … Continue reading Better Lemons At The Ovation Awards on Twitter

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