So what if the L.A. Weekly was forced to lay off its Theater Editor this year — why let that stop them from having their 30th Annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards. For a description let's go to the press release: “Holy Moly, Lounge Lizards! A Depression? Layoffs? The crisis of the century? Let’s party! Okay, James Dean wannabes and Marlon Brando worshippers, or, if you can’t get enough I Love Lucy reruns without needing medication, this is your night! Get out those black leather jackets, shine those saddle shoes, drag out that poodle skirt you found on eBay, and get ready to jive with all the cool cats. ’Cause the El Rey is going to be as sizzling as the Sahara in Las Vegas, circa 1958, as the King and Queen of the Lounge, Louis & Keely (a.k.a. Jake Broder and Vanessa Claire Smith) host the Weekly’s 30th annual celebration of L.A.'s best intimate theater, produced between January 1 and December 31, 2008. It’ll be cabaret seating, as co-hosts Broder and Smith reprise the repartee and show numbers from their hit prize-winning musical, Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara.

Mon., March 30, 2009

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