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Stephen Eich named executive director of Pasadena Playhouse
Stephen Eich, the former managing director of the Geffen Playhouse, has been named executive director of the Pasadena Playhouse in partnership with Playhouse artistic director Sheldon Epps. He will assume the new position on Wednesday.
A 'West Side Story' for the Twitter set
When the much-anticipated revival of “West Side Story” opened on Broadway earlier this year, one of the most-talked about aspects of the show was the translation of songs and scenes into Spanish. The change was designed to give more of a dramatic edge to the Latino characters 52 years after the Stephen Sondheim-Leonard Bernstein-Arthur Laurents musical first opened.
Review: 'Saint Joan of the Slaughterhouses' at Pacific Resident Theatre
For all of you questioning capitalists out there -- and who isn’t one these days? -- your doubts about the free markets will find immediate, invigorating release in Bertolt Brecht's 1930 play "Saint Joan of the Slaughterhouses." As finely staged by the Pacific Resident Theatre, Brecht's Depression-set satire lets no one off the meat hook, impaling everyone along the economic food chain from the filthy rich to the dirt poor.
Pencil This In: Pete Wilson Discusses California's Problems; Japanese Street Fare @ Royal/T
THEATRE: The MET Theatre holds a workshop presentation of “M-16,” a new modern opera by LA artist-musician Robert Shaw tonight at 8 pm. And it's a doozy. Here's the synopsis sent our way: "A Sunday School teacher is raped, impregnated and gives birth to an M-16 assault rifle. She then..
Stage Raw: Pigs' Life (St. Joan of the Slaughterhouses)
For a lucid analysis of the malfunctioning global financial markets, one could do worse than Bertolt Brecht. ...
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Contra Costa Times
Curtain Calls: Local playwright casting one, presenting another
Local playwright Kathy McCarty certainly isn't taking it easy this summer. She has been casting her latest edition of "Rivets" and opening her newest work, "Maid & Matrons.
NCTC's Orange Flower Water Excites and Disappoints
Orange Flower Water (at ACT Theatre through July 20; tix $25) is the second play by hot local theatre group New Century Theatre Company (the first was last December's much-lauded The Adding Machine). With two shows under their belts, a pattern is emerging: For the second time, the company has worked wonders with an inherently weak script, on the strength of innovative...
5th Avenue Theatre Blog
Memphis is heading to Broadway!
We have been so busy here that until today I have not had time to blog about some very exciting 5th Avenue news.
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