Creative ‘Swan Lake’ Outshines ‘Nutcracker’ in Los Angeles Showcases

Creative ‘Swan Lake’ Outshines ‘Nutcracker’ in Los Angeles Showcases

Dance productions abound this time of year typically featuring a Sugar Plum Fairy and waltzing flowers. Accordingly, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) came to the Orange County area for a return presentation of choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s kid-friendly version of “The Nutcracker.” Meanwhile, in downtown Los Angeles, however, choreographer Matthew Bourne’s creative take on “Swan Lake” at […]

Villa dei Papiri Artifacts Buried by Vesuvius on Display at Getty Villa

Villa dei Papiri Artifacts Buried by Vesuvius on Display at Getty Villa

The Getty Villa along the California coast is a recreation of the ancient Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum, Italy. The original villa, owned by Julius Caesar’s in-laws, was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Now, items from that ancient estate are on display at the Getty. “Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from […]

‘Indecent’ Play Shows How Theater Pushes Boundaries – With ‘Vengeance’

‘Indecent’ Play Shows How Theater Pushes Boundaries – With ‘Vengeance’

“Indecent,” the Tony Award winning play that shows how little times have changes, opened Sunday, June 9, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles shows. Playwright Paula Vogel based the script on the true story of Sholem Asch’s play, “God of Vengeance, ” that pushed boundaries and offered incendiary theatre in the 1920s. While it […]