Editor in Chief: 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.

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


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – January 14 – 27, 2019

Theatrical shows and Workshops registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Share on social media. How to Produce a Hollywood Fringe Show posted by Matthew Quinn https://t.co/Olipt2d0g2 #LAThtr #LATheater #LemonMeter pic.twitter.com/nVm5Yrmvb9— Better Lemons (@BetterLemons) January 15, 2019 Visit their Better … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – January 14 – 27, 2019


Rare Ennio Morricone Tribute Concert at ‘The Autry’ Sunday, January 27, 2019

What started out as an annual birthday celebration with close musician friends, family, and other appreciators in the backyard of show organizer Henry Stanny, soon grew into a full concert tribute to the Oscar®-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone at the Autry Museum of the American West (The Autry.) Originally scheduled for this weekend on Sunday, January … Continue reading Rare Ennio Morricone Tribute Concert at ‘The Autry’ Sunday, January 27, 2019


The 29th Annual LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS is Monday, January 28, 2019

The 29th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards is Monday, January 28, 2019. The black-tie ceremony will be held at DTLA at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Broadway at 7:30 p.m. The Ovation Awards, created to recognize excellence in theatrical performance, production, and design in the Greater Los Angeles area, is the only peer-judged … Continue reading The 29th Annual LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS is Monday, January 28, 2019


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – January 1 – 13, 2019

Theatrical shows and Workshops registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Share on social media. Gray People (2019 Extension) posted by Kerry Kaz https://t.co/C2LfGL2Q21 #LAThtr #LATheater #LemonMeter pic.twitter.com/605813hUV0 — Better Lemons (@BetterLemons) January 3, 2019 Visit their Better Lemons Registered … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – January 1 – 13, 2019


Latino Theater Company's 'Desert Rats' Returns to its Western Home

The Latino Theater Company is bringing back the U.S. Premiere of their noir comedy about life and crime in America’s contemporary West to the Los Angeles Theatre Center (L.A.T.C.) Written by Nate Rufus Edelman, directed by Angie Scott, and starring Derek Chariton, Lila Gavares, and Walt Gray IV, “Desert Rats,” puts two brothers, a trunk, … Continue reading Latino Theater Company's 'Desert Rats' Returns to its Western Home


PODCAST: An Interview with Playwright Steven Vlasak of 'Nights at the Algonquin Round Table'

Local screenwriter and playwright, Steven Vlasak, premiered his Encore Award-winning play “Nights at the Algonquin Round Table” at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2017. The play opened at the Three Clubs bar and cabaret in Hollywood, a theatre perfect and appropriate in its speakeasy-themed cabaret and bar space, which earned it a “Double Sweet” LemonMeter rating … Continue reading PODCAST: An Interview with Playwright Steven Vlasak of 'Nights at the Algonquin Round Table'


The ‘59th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration’ Free Music and Dance

This year’s 59th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration, performed Live at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, will also be broadcast live on PBS SoCal and KCET and streamed live at pbssocal.org, Monday, December 24, 2018, from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. The annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration presented by the Los Angeles County Board … Continue reading The ‘59th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration’ Free Music and Dance


TODAY! Shows Around the Southland to Bring Music into Your Holidays

Bob’s Holiday Office Party TODAY! Insurance agent Bob Finhead’s whacked out friends and clients stop by his Neuterburg, Iowa (population 382) office for their annual holiday bash. The town mayor, the sheriff, the twin farmer sisters, the stoner, the town alcoholic, the town “party girl” and the pastor’s “emotionally disturbed” wife have already RSVP’d for … Continue reading TODAY! Shows Around the Southland to Bring Music into Your Holidays


Now Registered This Week on the Better Lemons Calendar – December 10 – 16, 2018

Theatrical shows registered on the Better Lemons calendar this week! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Share on social media. Theatre 40 Holiday Show posted by Philip Sokoloff https://t.co/AKpPWxg6z9 #LAThtr #LATheater #LemonMeter pic.twitter.com/qsEuxhMZij — Better Lemons (@BetterLemons) December 12, 2018 Visit their Better Lemons Registered Calendar … Continue reading Now Registered This Week on the Better Lemons Calendar – December 10 – 16, 2018


Now Registered This Week on the Better Lemons Calendar – December 2 – 9, 2018.

Theatrical shows, Musical Concerts, and Festivals registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Share on social media. Special posted by Philip Sokoloff https://t.co/W5Do6EFK9u #LAThtr #LATheater #LemonMeter pic.twitter.com/g0fcdtd2s4 — Better Lemons (@BetterLemons) 5 December 2018 Visit their Better Lemons Registered Calendar … Continue reading Now Registered This Week on the Better Lemons Calendar – December 2 – 9, 2018.


Winners! Killers! Producers!: 'Celebration' Announces Its 2019 Season, 'Celebrating' Reading Series' 'Skin Like Milk'

Last updated: 12/6/18 12:15 a.m. Celebration, under Executive Director Michael C. Kricfalusi, has announced its 2019 season of shows under the artistic direction of Michael A. Shepperd, making this season Celebration’s 37th and the fourth in its home at The Lex. The 2019 Season will open with the Los Angeles premiere of “Born To Win,” … Continue reading Winners! Killers! Producers!: 'Celebration' Announces Its 2019 Season, 'Celebrating' Reading Series' 'Skin Like Milk'

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