Stage FEATURE on Cornerstone's Making Paradise


Check back Monday for a review of Owen Hammer's comedy about a lesser-known movie monster (presented by The Next Arena). For a complete list of shows being covered over the Halloween weekend, press the More tab at the bottom of htis page. Photo courtesy of The Next Arena


Luca Ellis, currently starring in the smash hit musical Hoboken to Hollywood (Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica, CA), will sing the National Anthem for the Rally to Restore Sanity in Los Angeles. Performance of the National Anthem will be at Levitt Pavillion, MacArthur Park, 2230 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, California on Saturday, October 30.

For a list of performances being reviewed over the weekend, press the More tab directly below.

Check back for reviews of the following productions late Monday night.

ATTACK OF THE ROTTING CORPSES Zombie Joe's Underground's comedy

thriller. ZJU Theater Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood;

Fri.-Sat., 8:30 p.m.; thru Nov. 6. (818) 202-4120.

THE AUTUMN GARDEN The Antaeus Company presents Lillian Hellman's lament

of middle age.,  Deaf West Theatre, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North

Hollywood; opens Oct. 29; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 31, 4 p.m.;

Sun., 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.; thru Dec. 19, (818) 506-1983.

BECKY SHAW Newlyweds regret setting up friends in Gina Gionfriddo's

comedy. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa; opens

Oct. 29; Thurs.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2:30 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 &

7:30 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; thru Nov. 21. (714) 708-5555.

DIVING NORMAL  Ashlin Halfnight's 20-something love triangle. SFS Theatre, 5636 Melrose Ave., L.A.; Wed., Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Nov. 14, (323) 960- 5521.

FAIRIES WITH CHILDREN The Yes On Hate Episode: WideStance Productions'

gender-bending parody of suburban conservativism. Meta Theater, 7801

Melrose Ave., L.A.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; thru Nov. 27,

THE GOOD PRISONER Past and present of a female prison guard in an alternate America, by Kit Steinkellner. Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 Second St., Santa Monica; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 10, 8 p.m.; thru Nov. 13, (310) 396-3680.

HEAD: THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE MET World-premiere rock musical by Ivo Shandor. MET Theatre, 1089 N. Oxford Ave., L.A.; Sat., 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 p.m.; thru Nov. 6. (323) 960-5770.

LOVE AND OTHER ALLERGIES Five short plays by Michelle Kholos Brooks. Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Nov. 21. (323) 960-5772.

PHANTOM LUCK John Steppling's play about an aging professional gambler and his partner. Lost Studio, 130 S. La Brea Ave., L.A.; opens Oct. 29; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; thru Nov. 28. (323) 933-6944.

THE PUB PLAYS In rep: Irish novelist Roddy Doyle's comedy War and Irish playwright John B. Keane's drama The Field. The Banshee, 3435 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank; Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3:30 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Dec. 12. (818) 846-5323.

VON BACH The Next Arena presents Owen Hammer's comedy about a lesser-known movie monster, Doktor Von Bach, who resurfaces to wreak havoc with his latest remake. Art/Works Theatre, 6569 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.; opens Oct. 29; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; thru Nov. 20. (323) 805-9355.

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