MARCH 2015 DELIA EPHRON ON LIFE, CLOTHES, AND “LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE” Okay, try this experiment (it may not work as effectively if you’re of the male persuasion). Go to your closet. Pick out a favorite item of clothing. Can you remember where and when you first wore it? Does it call up any memories of what Read More →
Be on your best behavior; Sister is back in town: “Sister’s Christmas Catechism” returns to North Coast Repertory Theatre
Sit up straight. Don't chew gum. And for heaven's sake, no low-cut blouses. For the 7th holiday season, Sister is back at North Coast Repertory Theatre, and she's got her beady little eyes on you. She'll intimidate you; she'll point fingers at you; she may even rap your knuckles. Whether you attended Catholic school of not, Read More →
It was probably a dark and stormy night. Or at least a cold one. And make that Victorian London. The rest is up to you.
In "An Unscripted Carol," the audience suggest the details, and the terrifically talented and ever-amusing members of L.A.'s Impro Theatre make up (i.e., improvise) a full-length play on the spot, "with all the bells and whistles -- set, props, costumes and score -- of a pre-rehearsed play," says director Brian Read More →
Step back in time, and spend an evening with the Marshall family. It’s 1910 at the Hotel Del Coronado, as Lamb’s Players Theatre presents its 19th annual “American Christmas.”
“Every year, we go back 100 years,” says Lamb’s artistic director Robert Smyth. “The structure of the evening stays the same, but the music, history, stories, character relationships and costumes morph with the times.”
In case you think 1910 seems a long, long time ago, here are Read More →
This may come as a surprise to non Shakespearean scholars: Shylock is not “The Merchant of Venice.” The title belongs to Antonio, the businessman who borrows cash from Shylock, the Jewish moneylender, to help out a friend, Bassanio (who may be something more than a friend). It was from Antonio that Shylock demanded the infamous “pound of flesh” when his ducats could not be repaid.
“Merchant,” a story of power and revenge, justice and mercy, Read More →
Posted August 22, 2009
You probably know her best by her songs.
Melissa Manchester received international acclaim with her recordings of “Midnight Blue,” “Through the Eyes of Love” and “Don’t Cry Out Loud.” With Kenny Loggins , she co-wrote the classic, “Whenever I Call You Friend.” Her songs have been recorded by Barbra Streisand, Alison Krause, Roberta Flack, Johnny Mathis, Kathy Mattea , Dusty Springfield and Cleo Laine , among many others.
It all started back in New Read More →