“Zorba!” at Musical Theatre Guild

So far as I know, the Musical Theatre Guild is a totally unique company of extraordinary, thoroughly professional performers unlike anything I have ever seen anywhere. Dedicated to “exploring and preserving works from the musical theatre repertoire that were either forgotten, neglected, or unfairly dismissed,” the Guild works under “a special Actors’ Equity Concert Staged … Continue reading “Zorba!” at Musical Theatre Guild

“Desert Rats” at Latino Theater Company

Nate Rufus Edelman’s Desert Rats, a black comedy thriller is instantly intriguing. Performed in the small industrial Avalos Theatre of the Los Angeles Theatre Center and configured in three-quarter round, the audience is literally within arms reach of the players, at least this audience member was. I could have lit one of the actor’s cigarettes. … Continue reading “Desert Rats” at Latino Theater Company

“The Marriage Zone” at Santa Monica Playhouse

Writer/director Jeff Gould snatches a page from the Rod Serling playbook with his fast-paced comedy, The Marriage Zone. A middle-aged couple, Beth (Rene Ashton) and Cal (Matt Harrison), squabble over a planned move to a more upscale neighborhood with a better school for their fifteen-year old son, Ryan (Kody Fields), an amiable sort totally engrossed … Continue reading “The Marriage Zone” at Santa Monica Playhouse