Gil Kaan, a former Managing Editor of the now-defunct Genre magazine, has had the privilege of photographing and interviewing some major divas in his career, including Ann-Margret, Diana Ross, Faye Dunaway, Carol Channing, Shirley MacLaine, Catherine Deneuve, Liza Minnelli, Sandra Bernhard, Anna Nicole Smith, Margaret Cho, and three Catwomen—Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether and Julie Newmar. He had the fortuitous opportunity to conduct Lily Tomlin’s coming out interview. Gil has since reviewed movies and theatre for a number of local and national outlets.
A photo montage of Gil’s Halloween Carnavale photos through the last decade was recently included in the WeHo@ 25 juried exhibition.

Playwright Mike Poulton Tirelessly Adapting TWO Into The Nth IMPERIUM

A Noise Within commenced their 26th season September 3, 2017 with the United States premiere of Mike Poulton's adaptation of Charles Dickens' A TALE OF TWO CITIES. Mike Poulton's last stint on the Broadway boards in 2015 netted his adaptation of WOLF HALL eight Tony nominations, with one win. We had...

WALKING TO BUCHENWALD review

Not one word of Jacobson's script needs to be changed in dealing with/talking about the same-sex couples. Mildred's vivid recollection to Arjay of a bad date Schiller brought home's impeccably written sans pronouns. Amazing!

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Bryan Rasmussen On His Visions for His Whitefire Theatre - The SHORTS & the Long-Reaching

Whitefire Theatre will be presenting their latest edition of their SHORTS series, FALL SHORTS, opening September 26, 2017. Whitefire Theatre has been a reliable San Fernando Valley fixture providing countless entertaining theatre pieces and workshops.

Whitefire Theatre's artistic director Bryan Rasmussen took some moments from his creative multi-tasking to chat...

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE review

Cullen and Colton handle their scenes together like pros in a championship tennis match. Cullen zings, Colton returns. Colton zings, Cullen returns. Very nice! Who wouldn't want a pair of caring, problem-solving aunts like them?

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Examining Mark Blanchard On Balancing His Zen With Directing

Samadahi Entertainment and The Lounge Theatre will be presenting John Patrick Shanley’s THE DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW beginning August 25 at The Lounge theatre. We took the opportunity to chat with director Mark Blanchard on  issues of the theatre, coastal differences and his unique dual careers.

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HONKY TONK LAUNDRY's Bets Malone & Misty Cotton Just Shootin' The Breeze

Roger Bean, creator of the popular THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES and its subsequent sequels, will be directing the Los Angeles premiere of his HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, beginning August 5 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre.

We had the fine opportunity to chat with the two lovely ladies starring in Roger's latest - ...

BALL YARDS review

Playwright Chuck Faerber should be applauded for including the many current day issues that he squeezes into this 90-minute BALL YARDS, a collection of semi-related sketches, some succeeding more than others. Some exchanges would make striking audition scenes as stand-alone pieces. The seven cast members hold their own.

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