Steven Sabel has more than 30 years experience in theatre production, including more than 20 years in production management. He is an award-winning producer and director with more than 100 successful productions to his credit. He also served for 12 years as a community journalist and newspaper editor, and he has 17 years experience as a theatre arts instructor for adult actors and younger students: www.bardforkids.com. His independent production company, STS Productions, has produced successful theatrical ventures in a wide variety of venues for more than 20 years. In 2010, Steven founded the Archway Theatre, where he serves as producing artistic director.
As the founding artistic director of the Redlands Shakespeare Festival, Steven managed the creation and foundation of the organization from the ground up, and served as both artistic director and executive director of the thriving organization for nine successful seasons.

Much Ado At Archway Theatre

Christoper Karbo, Tanner Herrmann, and Justin Powell. Photo by Elias McCabe
NORTH HOLLYWOOD – Shakespeare’s most endearing classic comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing,” brings Renaissance Italy to life at the Archway Theatre now through Sept. 20. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays....

Archway Studio/Theatre to Reopen in No Ho

LOS ANGELES – The newly remodeled and specially designed Archway Studio/Theatre will celebrate its grand reopening in its new North Hollywood location with an open house celebration 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 11. Known for its creative combination of half yoga studio- half black box theatre, the...

Fricken Dickens: Christmas Carols Abound

Tom Killam as Scrooge at Gelndale Centre Theatre

It was the best of plays, it was the worst of plays, and everything in between. Each holiday season, theatre goers can count - usually requiring both hands - on any number of productions of Charles Dickens' immortal...

Opinion: The Audition Never Ends

The Audition Never Ends
By Steven Sabel

Regardless of those naysayers who attempt to argue otherwise, LA is a thriving theatre town. The unprecedented success of this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival is just one of many testaments to LA's thriving theatre community. A community of producers, directors, designers, technicians, actors, and...

Review: Once and Forever

Review: Once and Forever

By Steven Sabel

Broadway's trend of turning films into stage musicals has produced a large number of hits and misses. Now performing on tour at the Pantages Theatre, the musical, Once, is one hit not to be missed. It is a show destined to endure for decades...

Fringe Review: Hilarious History of the Biz

Fringe Review: Hilarious History of the Biz

By Steven Sabel

From Shakespeare to Mamet, and quite a few characters in between, Vicious Circle and writer/director Patrick Mulvihill deftly skewer the entertainment business in a fun and humorous time capsule journey with History of the Biz: Part 1 Acts  as part of...

Fringe Review: Bittersweet Love is aptly titled

Fringe Review: Bittersweet Love is aptly titled

By Steven Sabel

Daurden Contemporary Dance Theatre's presentation of Bittersweet Love: 'When Love Is Not Madness, It Is Not Love' offers 15 dance pieces centered around the complexities of romantic relationships. The performance is bittersweet indeed, as some numbers hit their marks through beautifully...

Nightmaricomio: First Fringe Offering From a Fringe Theatre Group

By Steven Sabel

Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group (ZJU) knows fringe theater. Now in their 14th season at their North Hollywood location, ZJU has been on the LA theater scene producing edgy, nightmarish productions in their Grand Guignol style for 22 years. Multiple versions of the theater's signature production, Urban...

A Fantasticks Recreation

A Fantasticks Recreation

By Steven Sabel

It is billed as "the original fringe musical," and when The Fantasticks debuted off-Broadway in 1960 it became an instant counter culture musical sensation. For anyone who has yet to experience this charming little musical, and for those who have an affinity for the work,...