Monday, September 26, 2011


If you have not made it down to the Fountain Theater to see Bakersfield Mist, the good news is that it's been extended for the third time and for art aficianados and fans of fine acting and a good script, you have until December 18th to see Jenny O'Hara and Nick Ullett bringing home yeoman's work. Stephen Sachs' script and his fluid direction bring his show to life. It's a tour de force for the actors. The audience can't help but have great time. Thought provoking and funny.

Google Bakersfield Mist / Fountain Theatre for details or page back to my review here. Don't miss this one!!


A NOISE WITHIN, Pasadena's brand new theatre complex, will host an Open House on Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 1 to 4PM. Glendale's favorite arts venue is almost ready to bring Classic Theatre back to the boards. Seeing the space should be a unique pleasure for aficianados of Theatre with a capital "T."

Reservations are a must.

A NOISE WITHIN is located on the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue at 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107. Free self parking is located in the Sierra Madre Villa Metro parking structure, with entrances on northbound Sierra Madre Villa Avenue or North Halsted Street. The Open House is free, but reservations are required and may be made by calling (626) 356-3127.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Encyclopedia of Hallucinations La Luz de Jesus Gallery

If you have not visited Billy Shire's La Luz de Jesus / Wacko / Soap Plant Gallery on Hollywood Boulevard, you are missing out on a piece of Hollywood history. Originally on Melrose in the heart of hip and happening, the gallery moved to East Hollywood (just east of Vermont) bringing the feeling of Melrose to the neighborhood. The area is burgeoning with 21st century boutiques and venues.

The current show in the Gallery features the art of Rob Reger and his gal pal, Emily the Strange. Emily, for those who may not have heard, is a darkly "tween" who brooks no fools nor posers. Now a world wide phenomenon, Rob's original artwork featuring Emily and many images of kitties, is exciting collectors.

The show next door features outsider artists presented by Gordon W. Bailey including south eastern US artists including the raw emotion of Sam Doyle.

Included in the gallery with Rob's paintings are weird little critters "Misfits of the Forest" by Lauren Gardiner.

The amazing inventory of the space is worth the trip alone. Say hello to Matt Kennedy, the gallery director and tell him OnStageLosAngeles sent you. Gallery owner, Billy Shire is hard to miss. His championing of new art should be applauded.

Show closes on October 3, 2011. Parking is tough on the weekends, but not impossible.