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Archive for August 2015 – Page 3

EL GRANDE CIRCUS DE COCA-COLA at the Skylight Theatre

egccc_cast_y David C. Nichols – LA Times

Meet voluble Pepe, patriarch of the world’s most dubious clan of Mexican entertainers, who has retained his unwarranted confidence over the decades since his brood began touring the bottom-rung nightclub circuit. Read more…

Now running through August 23.

LOMBARDI – Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre

Photo by Doug Engalla

Photo by Doug Engalla

Margaret Gray – LA Times

Football may be a grandly theatrical sport, but its sweeping, corporeal drama doesn’t easily translate onto the small stage. Read more…

Now running through September 6.

THE FABULOUS LIPITONES at the Colony Theatre

Photo by Michael Lamont

Photo by Michael Lamont

Melinda Schupmann – Arts In LA

In an era when most musical groups are helmed by young singers with a broad appeal, barbershop quartets speak to an older demographic and are usually populated by, as the cast reminds us, old white men. In this story, three men who have sung together for nearly 30 years are looking for a replacement for their quartet member who has recently died. Read more…

Now running through August 23.

 

DATING: ADULTS EMBRACING FAILURE – Broken Hearts Productions at The Hudson Guild Theatre

Photo by Elko Photography

Photo by Elko Photography

Neal Weaver  – Stage Raw

This topical comedy show, written and performed by Joseph Lanzet and Lindy Voeltner, and directed by Andy Eninger, takes a rueful look at the pitfalls of the dating game, and it seems like a date-night show if there ever was one. Read more…

Now running through September 3.

WILL L.A. ACTORS SUE THEIR UNION?

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Steven Leigh Morris  – LA Weekly

We haven’t been treated fairly, and everybody knows it, says actress Maria Gobetti.

She’s objecting to the union’s elimination of L.A.’s 99-Seat Theater Plan, which, for the uninitiated, was in effect for a quarter century and permitted union actors to work in theaters of up to 99-seats in L.A. County for token stipends. Read more…