Tag Archives: LA scene

Steve Julian – A Voice in the City of Angels

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Sometimes you can be a strong presence without being a physical presence. If you lived in Los Angeles in the past 15 years, it’s likely you’re familiar with Steve Julian’s voice.  I can’t remember a time when I was in my car in the morning when he wasn’t there with me.  He was the morning man for NPR station KPCC, the station’s call letters alluding ...

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Skyscrapers, Downtown L.A. – Mitsuo Kato

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Cabrillo Music Theatre to Retool 2016-2017 Season

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Press Release: The Board of Directors of Cabrillo Music Theatre is very proud to announce that the company has secured donations from members of the community, which will allow it to continue production of the 2016-2017 season! After recently announcing the suspension of production due to a lack of resources, these contributions will provide Cabrillo with the ability to retool the organization, to engage in ...

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Anthony Byrnes: Is LA a Canary in a Coal Mine?

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Los Angeles-based theater critic and essayist, Anthony Byrnes, provides a succinct summary of the present situation between the LA theater community and Actors’ Equity.   As Byrnes emphasizes, the situation seems to continually cycle back to issues that neither the 1980s settlement (in favor of the LA actors) nor the 99-Seat Plan elimination last year (Equity’s initiative) fully resolved. Act I of the latest drama ...

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Letter to Editor: Plaintiffs’ Response to AEA President (Part 2)

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“And the other is that – and I think this is one of the things that guided the Council – the idea that a mid-sized theater could open at this point, or even a smallish theater, could open at this point in Los Angeles when they had to compete with the 99-seat business model (which is much more cost-effective) is kind of preposterous.”  ~ Actors’ ...

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Cabrillo Music Theatre to Suspend Production at the Conclusion of the 2015-2016 Season

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Press Release: It is with great sorrow that the Board of Directors of Cabrillo Music Theatre announces that it will suspend its productions at the conclusion of the 2015-2016 season, following the production of THE LITTLE MERMAID, running July 15-24, 2016. As the only locally based professional musical theatre company and Resident Company at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza for the last 22 years, ...

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Geography and LA Theater

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KCRW’s Anthony Byrnes asks the simple question: What if theaters came to you rather than you went to theaters? After all, if theaters in Los Angeles are looking to cost-share and broaden their audience by partnering with theaters in New York, why not partner up with other theaters in Los Angeles? I once told someone, who lived in the Palisades, to go see a fantastic ...

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Downtown L.A. from Sunset Plaza – Mitsuo Kato

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Writing For LA Theatre-Land

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During a ’shoot from the hip’ L.A. theatre chat, TV writers (also producer & director respectively), David Castro (Married with Children, Bobby’s World, HBO) and Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls) opened up about what it’s been like writing for stage after having lengthy and successful careers in network television. For David, theatre has been a life-long passion since attending Broadway matinees as a ...

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Steven Leigh Morris Lays Out LASA Agenda

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ThisStage:  Steven Leigh Morris, the new Executive Director for the LA Stage Alliance, lays out the initial agenda under his leadership.  It’s a 4-point plan concerning: Property Values Youth Involvement Diversity Mobility / Traffic Underscoring the entire plan is the notion that local theaters are good for local business. Rising property values in Southern California are destabilizing arts organizations at an escalating rate — particularly ...

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