“Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally” at Odyssey Theatre

The title of Kevin Armento’s play, Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally, is a reference to the old mnemonic device that is meant to help students remember the order of mathematical operations in solving equations, which I am sure all of you readers will remember as PEMDAS: parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction. It should … Continue reading “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally” at Odyssey Theatre

“Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” at Odyssey Theatre

It is beyond question that Jacques Brel was one of the greatest singer/song-writers of the Twentieth Century. Put him right next to Edith Piaf for passionate, dramatic performances in the French chanson tradition, with songs that echo in the mind and memory. He rose steadily from obscurity in the early 1950s to world-wide fame in … Continue reading “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” at Odyssey Theatre

“Debussy: His Letters and His Music” at Odyssey Theatre

Julia Migenes has returned to Los Angeles with a new musical offering. Debussy: His Letters and His Music creates the world of the beloved composer, Claude Debussy, through selected dramatic readings of his voluminous letters, which spanned nearly his entire life from teenage to death. As a composer, Debussy broke with tradition and created a … Continue reading “Debussy: His Letters and His Music” at Odyssey Theatre