Theater and Dance

Review: Nick Dear’s ‘Frankenstein’ at A Noise Within

August 22, 2019 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

It’s clear who the real monster is in Nick Dear’s “Frankenstein.” Hint: It’s not the guy stitched together with dead body parts. Dear’s play, which premiered at London’s Royal National Theatre in 2011, tells Mary Shelley’s story from the perspective of Victor Frankenstein’s creature. It gets its California premiere at A Noise Within in Pasadena […]



Women Rising: Dance at The Ford

August 13, 2019 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

Commemorating the centennial of Congress’ passing of the U.S. Constitution’s 19th Amendment, nine LA-based female dance-makers/companies led by women will take over the Ford Theatre in Hollywood this Friday, Aug. 16, at 8:30 p.m. “Women Rising — Choreography From the Female Perspective” is a showcase of our city’s diverse panoply of movement theater ideas curated […]



REDCAT’s NOW Festival

July 31, 2019 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

The 16th annual New Original Works Festival at REDCAT is in full swing. Described as a laboratory for cutting-edge artists in dance, music, theater and multimedia performance, this three-weekend festival highlights nine Los Angeles area practitioners exploring new and unique ideas in live theater. Pushing conventional artistic boundaries into often hard-to-label genres, three artists/groups inhabit […]



Free Tickets to ‘Bad Hamlet’

July 24, 2019 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

Coin & Ghost, LA’s theatrical home for remixed mythologies, will present its latest World premiere, “Bad Hamlet,” at the end of July, as the inaugural production of its second season. The emerging theater company’s new work — devised by the ensemble and directed by Rob Adler — is an irreverent, interactive and inventive play that places Shakespeare’s […]



Rennie Harris Funkedified @ the FORD

July 18, 2019 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Theater and Dance

Bringing hip-hop from the streets of Philadelphia to international stages and academic towers, Rennie Harris brings “Rennie Harris Funkedified” to IGNITE@The FORD for one show only, this Saturday, July 20, at 8 p.m. The movers of Rennie Harris Puremovement, the seminal Hood Lockers and LA’s own Versa-Style Dance Company are joined by a live band […]



Review: Royal Ballet, Company Wayne McGregor and Thomas Adès at the Music Center

July 15, 2019 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

London’s Royal Ballet culminated its two-week residency at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with an explosive program of premieres. The first weekend of its stay brought a re-mounting of the 1978 “Mayerling,” choreographed by previous Royal Ballet Director and, later, Resident Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan. This past weekend unveiled a collaborative project with Her Majesty The Queen’s […]



Review: ‘Mysterious Circumstances’ at the Geffen Playhouse

June 25, 2019 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Theater and Dance

David Grann, a journalist who writes nonfiction that reads like fiction, has written compelling books about a British explorer who disappeared in the Amazon looking for a lost ancient city and the Osage Indian murders that led to the creation of the FBI. In December 2004, he published an article in The New Yorker called […]



The Royal Ballet at The Music Center with Thomas Adès and Company Wayne McGregor

June 20, 2019 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

After a 24-year absence from Los Angeles, Great Britain’s most prestigious ballet company, The Royal Ballet, returns to The Music Center for two back-to-back weekends this July at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. From July 5–7, The Royal Ballet performs its masterpiece, Mayerling, a three-act work depicting scandal and murder in the 19th-century Austro-Hungarian Empire. The […]



Sigrid Gilmer’s ‘Mama Metal’ from IAMA Theatre Company at Atwater Village Theatre

June 13, 2019 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

Sigrid Gilmer’s “Mama Metal” is a surreal take on the “mama drama,” the two most famous of which, Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” and Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” figure in this new play. Gilmer’s Humanitas-developed meta-theatrical comedy received its world premiere at the Atwater Village Theatre in May and continues through June 23. […]



LA Phil New Music Group and Yuval Sharon Re-Imagine Meredith Monk’s opera ‘Atlas’

June 10, 2019 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera, Theater and Dance

MacArthur Genius Grant winner Yuval Sharon concludes his three-year collaborative residency at the Los Angeles Philharmonic with the West Coast premiere of Meredith Monk’s landmark composition, “Atlas: an opera in three parts.” Taking place Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, June 11, 12 and 14, at 8 p.m., the production is presented at the prestigious Disney Hall. […]