Saturday, August 24

Wiltern next stop on comedians’ road trek

For comedians Dave Attell and Lewis Black, the road is home and room service is a man’s best friend. It’s not exactly “road sweet road,” but the two stand-up comics have built a high tolerance for the traveling life. Read more...


Curtain calls

“The Shaggs” Powerhouse Theatre Company Right after delivering a rollicking, bells-and-whistles rendition of the song “Career Day,” actors in the play “The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World” promptly step out of their characters (at least temporarily), slap on their stagehand hats, and proceed to reconfigure the set in front of the audience. Read more...


Champions of Magic

Imagine if students could major in magic and enroll in courses taught by magicians. Unbeknownst to the general public, magic is similar to more recognizable forms of performance art such as theater, music and dance in that aspiring magicians often attend academies to learn from the masters and participate in competitions. Read more...


Tour makes for eerie eve

Driven to the ground. That is how Frank Manis, tour guide on the Haunted Hollywood Ghost Walk Tour, described the demise of the Haunted Hearse tour that preceded his current business. Read more...



Globe Theatre does Willie in drag

There has been an enormous buzz surrounding William Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and its rendition of “Twelfth Night.” In anticipation of the production’s West Coast debut at Freud Playhouse Wednesday night, students and Bard enthusiasts at UCLA noted that Shakespeare remains the No. Read more...




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