Archive for the ‘Theater’ Category

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

By Ross Kolde and Aimee Musser Waiting for a play to start is a bit like waking up from a dreamless sleep. Reality had ceased, and is about to reassert itself again, but stranger, more pronounced. With this version of Hedwig, you awaken to an apocalypse; a derelict car, and the outline of a mushroom...
February 23rd, 2017 | Entertainment, Theater | Read More

The Immigrant

Cover photo, Ross Kolde, journalist and writer. Inside photo- Aimee Musser, journalist and writer. We welcome both contributors to The Scoop LA! By Ross Kolde and Aimee Musser When we saw the Immigrant, it was merely a read through. Whereas the stage direction is lacking, along with lighting, blocking,...
January 21st, 2017 | Theater | Read More

Mamie Hansberry visits Kentwood Players Production of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A RAISIN IN THE SUN”

Cover Photo - The cast of Kentwood Players' production of "A RAISIN IN THE SUN" by Lorraine Hansberry. Inside photo - Mamie Hansberry, sister of Lorraine Hansberry. Photos by Shari Barrett WESTCHESTER, CA –Kentwood Players proudly welcomed Mamie Hansberry, the sister of “A RAISIN...
January 19th, 2016 | Community News, Entertainment, Events, Theater | Read More

Motown The Musical-An Epic Performance

Cover and Inside Photo-Julius Thomas III, who played Berry Gordy Jr., Berry Gordy Jr. and Smokey Robinson. Photo by Kim Webster. By Buddy Sampson Motown The Musical is epic. If you want to see a musical history of a Black mogul, Berry Gordy, it is a must see. In fact, every family should attend this...
May 3rd, 2015 | Entertainment, Theater | Read More

Ahmanson Theatre presents THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL

Cover photo: Actress Judith Light (L) and Charlayne Woodard of the TV series "Law and Order SVU" arrive to support "The Trip to Bountiful," at the Ahmanson Theatre. Inside photo: Actor Ben Vereen(L) poses next to the poster of the production, which features Blair Underwood(near left)...
October 6th, 2014 | Columnists, Kim's Kronicles, Theater | Read More

“Unorganized Crime” at the Elephant Theatre

(L-R) Chazz Palminteri, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Kenny D'Aquila. Unorganized Crime By Buddy Sampson Chazz Palminteri excels in the L.A. stage theater production “Unorganized Crime,” at the Elephant Theater, located in Hollywood. The production, written by actor Kenny D’Aquila (Les Miserables),...
May 20th, 2014 | Theater | Read More

The Gershwins “Porgy And Bess” Opened Wednesday, April 23 At The Ahmanson Theatre

Alicia Hall Moran and Nathaniel Stampley in “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and musical score adapted by Diedre L. Murray. Directed by Diane Paulus, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” previews...
April 22nd, 2014 | Theater | Read More

The Tallest Tree In The Forest

Cover and Inside photos- Daniel Beaty delivers a masterful performance in "The Tallest Tree In The Forest." Both photos by Craig Schwartz. A One-Man Historical Performance For The Ages By Buddy Sampson American history is selective in its representation of many African American icons, and...
April 22nd, 2014 | Theater | Read More

Doodu Boy at the Santa Monica Playhouse

Cover photo- Stefhen Bryan as a child. Photo by Morais Photo Studio, Kingston, Jamaica. Inside photo-Stefhen Bryan. Photo by Hansen Do. By Shelaagh Ferrell If you are at a lost at what to do next Sunday or fancy taking a break from the game on Superbowl Sunday, try taking a trip to the Santa Monica...
January 22nd, 2014 | Theater | Read More

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty's sets are spectacular. It's running until December 1st. A Visual Treat By Buddy Sampson I have to admit- when invited to review Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, I had no preconceived notions of what to expect. I’m sure most of my colleagues that are versed in classical...
November 25th, 2013 | Theater | Read More