Non-Registered Critics: Harrison Held

Sep

To Dad with Love: A Tribute to Buddy Ebsen

Ms. Ebsen’s smoothly produced warm hearted show is one of the best one woman shows I’ve seen in ages...

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Aug

100 PLANES

100 Planes is an impressive piece - it soars and delivers an impressive punch, with some unexpected turbulence and surprises along the way.

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Jul

LOVE, MADNESS, AND SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN

Love, Madness and Somewhere In Between is a very powerful, true and moving  one man show written and  performed by  talented actor/writer/comic James J. Cox  with insightful adept direction by Trace Oakley...

...Mr. Cox's  one man show is a true inspiration that with truth,  hope, compassion and resilience  anything is possible.

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Jun

Dinner With Friends

"Dinner With Friends" is seamlessly produced by Faye Viviana, Crimson Square Theatre Company, Beverly Hills Playhouse and Cheshire Moon Inc. This incarnation features a talented cast, which stars Samantha Sloyan as Karen, Jay Huguley as Gabe, Chris Devlin as Tom, and Tania Gonzalez as Beth. The appealing set design and construction features the work of Bryan McKinley, Tyler Anderson and Miles Cooper, with cool lighting designed by Dereck McDaniel with sound design by Jeffrey Sun.

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Jun

The Long Gravel Road

The very energetic and very candid Abbott Alexander is a great story teller/performer and The Long Gravel Road is an imaginative, poetic, funny, poignant and thought provoking dreamy journey full of surprising twists and turns. In short, Abbott Alexander's highly original The Long Gravel Road is eclectic, eccentric and often electric so be sure to check it out on it's limited run.

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Mar

JOAN and WHAT DID THEY SAY - An Evening of One Acts

"An Evening of One Acts" at Theatre Unliminted in NoHo is fun, entertaining, though provoking and diverse...

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Nov

The Woman Who Went to Space as a Man

Kudos to talented writer/director Maureen Huskey and her team on her intriguing new production The Woman Who Went to Space as a Man, now playing at the Son of Semele Theater in Los Angeles. The colorful, well-executed experimental play, with music by acclaimed World Music artist Yuval Ron, explores the very complicated life and unfortunate suicide of award winning 60's and 70's science fiction writer James Tiptree, Jr., who was actually a woman by the name of Alice B. Sheldon.

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Sep

Time Stands Still

Kudos to producer Sami Kolko and her cast and crew on a well done production that is definitely worth seeing. ...This resonating production of Time Stands Still is a great showcase for their collective formidable talents.

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Jun

NEXT TO NORMAL

This ambitions production from Panic Productions is an emotional roller coaster ride from start to finish with beautiful and touching songs. It is gritty, real and complex. Well-directed by Corey Lynn Howe, Next to Normal is profound, heartbreaking, haunting and powerful.

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Jun

Sex

Mae West wrote a very good imaginative play full of colorful characters, spicy innuendo, comedy, and drama, and includes a few surprisingly good musical numbers performed by the amazing cast, many playing several roles throughout the production.

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Apr

The Night Forlorn (or Waitin' on Godsford)

The Night Forlorn (Or, Waitin' On Godsford), is a must-see new production well-written by Steve Nevil and well-directed by Arden Teresa Lewis.

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Apr

MULATTO MATH

The original, soulful, and thought-provoking play is directed with flair by Denise Dowse.

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Feb

SPEED OF DARKNESS

"The Speed of Darkness" plays til March 18 and is definitely worth seeing. It is sad, gritty and shocking, which really draws the audience in. The acting is terrific and first rate.

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Oct

THE FACE, Behind The Face, behind the face

Speaking of terrific, Anthony Gruppuso is nothing short of that in his one man show called THE FACE, Behind The Face, behind the face at Theatre West on Cahuenga Boulevard.

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Sep

THE DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW

"The Dreamer Examines His Pillow" is an amazing, intense and thought provoking play. The play features an excellent cast of actors, well directed by Mark Blanchard at the Lounge 2 Theatre in Hollywood.

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Sep

THE MEETING

The play is an excellent moving history lesson with many riveting, thought provoking and moving moments between the two visionary leaders, both husbands and fathers with dramatically diametric beliefs.

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Jul

I'm Not Famous - A Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus

Barbara Minkus serves up a very delightful & entertaining one woman show...she's really terrific & a great story teller & sings beautifully as well - the classy show is very inspiring and well put together with director and co-writer Susan Morgenstern.

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Jul

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

The well written piece is very well acted and a real emotional roller coaster from start to finish - Tanna Frederick (Roberta) & Robert Standley (Danny) push the pedal to the metal & practically blow the roof off the theater in this volatile very emotionally charged play - it is very intense & gritty and both actors take a lot of daring chances & succeed.

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May

Separate Tables

The stage version of Separate Tables is a poignant, provocative and moving tale and is actually  2 short plays combined taking place in a charming inn set in Bournemouth England in the early 1950s.

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Mar

April, May & June

This very enjoyable new production  is smoothly directed by  Terri Hanauer from a well written script by Gary Goldstein and features 3 terrific actresses -  Jennifer Lee Laks as first born sister April, Jennifer Taub as middle sister May and Meredith Thomas as baby sister June.- each of these ladies is wonderful in her role and this play is very worthwhile seeing.

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