Review: Antaeus Theatre Company Presents ‘Hedda Gabler’
Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler (pronounced gobbler) provoked quite a stir when it premiered in 1891. While not unusual in its theme — personal fulfillment vs. societal expectations — it does feature a female lead whose brittle, manipulative and thorny demeanor can be cast in modern terms as a hot mess. That’s what makes it such [...][continue reading...]
Some of the best 20 minutes of theater can currently be seen in Pasadena as part of History Lit 2016: A Festival of Timeless Stories, running through July 31 at the Pasadena Museum of History.
For this series of three site-specific and immersive plays, Unbound Productions, the creators of Wicked Lit (which received rave reviews from [...]
MUSE/IQUE celebrates its five-year anniversary as a counter-conventional orchestra with three summer concerts on Caltech’s Beckman Mall Lawn.
Conductor and Artistic Director Rachael Worby and the orchestra, based in Pasadena, have dedicated their Summer of Sound concerts to the music and influence of George (and Ira) Gershwin. Rachael is an arts entrepreneur, and her artistic vision shapes MUSE/IQUE, weaving [...]
Sometimes, you just have to hand it to artists who refuse to be daunted by the sheer audacity of their vision, whatever that vision may be. And thus, I applaud the creators of Parallel Worlds, billed as “A New Rock Music Experience” that combines live music, dramatic acting and film. While I’m not sure that [...]
REDCAT’s 13th annual New Original Works Festival opened this past weekend and is doing its thing! Selecting nine of the region’s more adventurous artists’ yet fully realized works and presenting them in shared weekend-long programs over three weeks, the theater opens its doors to our local sung and yet-unsung performance heroes. The festival runs Thursdays [...]
Inner-City Arts, one of the nation’s most effective arts education providers, hosts the 10th Annual Summer on Seventh event on Saturday, July 16, at 6 p.m. Each summer, Inner-City Arts invites friends, supporters and local arts and culture lovers to its award-winning campus in Downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the transformational power of creativity. Over [...]
The free Marina del Rey Summer Concerts start tonight! Enjoy stellar musical performances this summer at Burton Chace Park — outdoors, by the water and under the stars. Symphonic Thursdays and Pop Saturdays both start at 7 p.m. Concerts are presented by the L.A. County Department of Beaches and Harbors.
Symphonic Thursdays – 7 p.m.
Olga Kern, chairman of the jury for the Seventh Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition (June 19–25, 2016), at Van Cliburn Recital Hall and Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, announced the 12 pianists advancing to the Semifinal Round. The 12 semifinalists represent seven countries.
The semifinalists are:
Xavier Aymonod, 40, strategy consultant (France)
Deirbhile Brennan, 46, accountant [...]
Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler (pronounced gobbler) provoked quite a stir when it premiered in 1891. While not unusual in its theme — personal fulfillment vs. societal expectations — it does feature a female lead whose brittle, manipulative and thorny demeanor can be cast in modern terms as a hot mess. That’s what makes it such [...]
Dance Camera West’s 15th Annual Dance Media Film Festival explores dance through film and live performance. Taking place at MOCA, UCLA’s Royce Hall and UCLA’s Fowler Museum June 11 and 16-18, this multi-disciplinary festival will showcase many forms of dance including modern, postmodern, world, tap, Dance Theater, ballet, hip-hop and practically all dance that has [...]
Parrot Poet Productions presents the world premiere of Parallel Worlds: A New Rock Music Experience. Created by Brandon Beckner with stage direction by Matthew McCray, attendees can expect a powerful live rock concert, a bold theatrical stage play, and an epic big-screen love story, all harmoniously blended with one another to take its audience on a [...]
Director Ellen Geer re-sets William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” in East Jerusalem, kicking off the 2016 summer repertory season at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum’s outdoor amphitheater. With its one-of-a-kind outdoor setting in the heart of Topanga Canyon and its roots in the 1950s McCarthy-era Hollywood blacklist — when actor Will Geer created the theater as a [...]
Bringing back some of our local artists, REDCAT hosts the world premiere of Los Angeles-based Rosanna Gamson/World Wide’s “Still/Restless” this Thursday through Saturday, June 2-4, at 8:30 p.m. Describing the work in promotional materials as being filled with “virtuosic, intimate and volatile dancing,” the evening-length octet continues the choreographer’s “investigation beyond the dream state and [...]
I’ve lost exact count, but this is LA Opera’s sixth or seventh revival of the Herbert Ross production of Puccini’s “La Bohème,” first launched in 1993. Depending on how many times inveterate operagoers have seen this production, one could hope for a new one. However, this remains one of the more detailed and impressive sets [...]