2 hours ago | Theater
Newsies should not be a very good show. The 1992 Disney movie of the same name that serves as the source material (starring a young Christian Bale) is a cult classic in the Disney fandom, but wasn't quite as successful as their other musicals...
7 days ago | Games
As the sun sets over the concrete wasteland that is a stadium without a sporting event, eerie ambient music echoes through the speakers and across the field at East L.A. College. An emcee of sorts, sporting khakis and a green cape, emerges, tellin...
15 days ago | Theater
Writers love writing about writers. It must come from the old adage of "Write what you know," but it seems like every other protagonist of any given story is a writer. Sometimes this can be insufferable, especially when the author is trying to wri...
22 days ago | Theater
Even though the show is titled Circles, there are no soft, rounded edges in Lisa Harris' new play, now playing at the Bootleg Theater in Westlake. Everything is spiky, each sentence jabbing and opening new wounds. It's the kind of show that m...
1 month ago | Theater
Wet Hot American Summer is a quirky little film with a very big-name cast. When it came out in 2001, Amy Poehler wasn’t queen of Parks & Recreation, Bradley Cooper was fresh out of grad school and a decade away from his first Oscar nomination ...
2 months ago | Theater
If you go to a cabaret or open mic night of young musical theater performers, chances are very good that at least once during the show you will hear a song from The Last Five Years. It's an odd little anomaly of a musical — it's never been produce...