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Sam Harris Soars through Songs @ Catalina Jazz Club

When one first steps into the Catalina Jazz Club, in anticipation of hearing Sam Harris’ dazzling show, “Stripped,” a medley of hits and faves, the magic energy of this show is felt instantly. Sam Harris is truly a trail blazing … Continue reading

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An Eye-Witness Look at Life Lessons… in“Witness Uganda,” A Documentary Musical

Wallis Annenberg Performing Arts Center has a knack of presenting global issues and concerns and humanitarian causes in a theatrical way that is truly brilliant. Most recent case in point is “Witness Uganda, A Documentary Musical,” written by Matt Gould … Continue reading

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“An Inspector Calls” Passes Inspection

“An Inspector Calls,” written by J.B. Priestly and directed by Stephen Daldry, represents the finest of offerings at the prestigious Wallis Annenberg Theatre. The play combines a suspenseful pleasure of an Agatha Christie mystery to a favorite game of Clue … Continue reading

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JWT Tells All… in “Family Secrets”

Secrets, especially ones within our own family units are often too juicy to keep entirely to ourselves, and yet too embarrassing to share. From time immemorial, stemming back from even biblical days, dysfunctional family dynamics are the true stuff of … Continue reading

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The more the merrier…in “Holiday Problems Anonymous”

The cast of characters in “Holiday Problems Anonymous,” now in its run at Theatre 68, in NoHo, has certainly made a big deal of Christmas festivities with family, friends, and colleagues, and all the tensions therein. This new, original comedy, … Continue reading

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Carol’s Christmas” makes the Yuletide gay

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is a tried and true clsssic, yet in the whimsical holiday spirit, it’s always a treat to see a creative take on the original story. Such is the case in “Carol’s X-mas,’ as Ebenezer Scrooge … Continue reading

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Choose Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” @ The Geffen

The messages in stories like “Scrooge” and “It’s A Wonderful Life” come to tell us of the importance of gratitude, friends, family , and community, especially at the holiday time, when we may feel most alone and vulnerable, rather than … Continue reading

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