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.

JUST A TASTE: Shows at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Opening This Week! - First Edition

The Hollywood Fringe Festival is celebrating its 10th year this year and opens today, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Annually, for the month of June, this unique "open and uncensored" non-profit theatre festival occupies Hollywood's Theatre Row, and many more adjacent venues and spaces in the Hollywood and Media District areas. Per the non-profit's site, this … Continue reading JUST A TASTE: Shows at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Opening This Week! - First Edition


Lemon Butter: Best Of L.A.'s Theatre Adjacent Restaurants and Bars - June 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. LEMONADE Walking … Continue reading Lemon Butter: Best Of L.A.'s Theatre Adjacent Restaurants and Bars - June Edition


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – May 26 - June 2, 2019

Theatrical, Music, and Dance Performance shows registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For more shows visit our Calendar. For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Jamba Juice: The Musical “Boy meets girl. Strawberry meets smoothie. Mix it all together, then just add love. This is a millennial musical comedy that takes place … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – May 26 - June 2, 2019


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – May 6 - 12, 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. Too Blunt! “Your typical Midwestern-African American-Gay-Cat Loving-Sagittarian-Coming-of-Age Story in Los Angeles. A Black gay boy from Missouri shares his long and liberating journey to weight loss, dating in the gay-app era, … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – May 6 - 12, 2019


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – April 29 - May 5, 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. How I Became A Superhero “...An ensemble comedy about a couple that leaves the world of online activism and leaps into the business of vigilante justice! Running at the 2019 Hollywood … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – April 29 - May 5, 2019


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

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