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“Appropriate” – Los Angeles theater review

Photo by Craig Schwartz.

In Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ domestic drama Appropriate, three siblings squabble over an inheritance, piling on the recriminations. It’s well-trodden terrain for many playwrights and screenwriters; smoldering dysfunction tends to explode when there’s money at stake. So, some of the bickering and accusations feel all too familiar, a key plot point’s progression all too predictable… But Jacobs-Jenkins

Theater review (San Antonio): Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ at the Woodlawn Theatre

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Green Day’s American Idiot at the Woodlawn Theatre, San Antonio.
When American Idiot opened on Broadway in 2010, it brought to the venerable St. James Theatre a radical new style of musical. With very little spoken dialogue, and comprised of songs from Green Day’s Grammy-winning album of the same name (with a few

“Carrie The Musical” – opening at the historic Los Angeles Theatre on October 8 – Los Angeles musical theater interview report

Rehearsal photo by Pauline Adamek.

“We’re bringing Broadway back to Broadway!” So claims Jack W. Batman, co-producer, along with Bruce Robert Harris, of Carrie The Musical, which opens at the historic Los Angeles Theatre on October 8. Previews are happening this week.
Based on the well-known horror novel by Stephen King, the supernatural musical has been put together by the

Exit Review – “uCarmen” – Los Angeles theater video review

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Hello dear #LAThtr fans!
Pauline Adamek from presents Exit Reviews, a series of ‘vlogs’ or video reviews.
Here’s the newest Exit Review for the play uCarmen, which opened last night, October 2, 2015 and runs until Saturday, October 10, 2015 at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

“The Sound of Music” – at the Ahmanson Theatre – Los Angeles musical theater review

Kerstin Anderson plays Maria Rainer in the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music,” directed by Jack O’Brien. Anderson is joined by the von Trapp children: (L-R) Svea Johnson who plays Brigitta, Audrey Bennett (Gretl), Quinn Erickson (Kurt), Mackenzie Currie (Marta), Maria Knasel (Louisa), Erich Schuett (Friedrich) and Paige Silvester (Liesl). “The Sound of Music” is now playing at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre through October 31, 2015. Tickets are available at or by calling (213) 972-4400.
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Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Heavenly harmonies, a singing nun and a passel of adorable children — family entertainment doesn’t get more wholesome than The Sound of Music, which opened this week at the Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center in Downtown LA.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical confection has delighted audiences since it was first staged in 1959. The