Review: The Gospel at Colonus at the Getty Villa

September 9, 2023

How Oedipus Got His Groove Back: A jamming rendition of Sophocles at the Getty Villa By  Leticia Marie Sanchez Introducing the The Gospel at Colonus on opening night, J. Paul Getty Museum Director Timothy Potts wryly stated, “Sophocles doesn’t have…

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Sneak Preview: Bacchae at the Getty Villa- opening September 6th

July 25, 2018

Sneak Preview: Bacchae at the Getty Villa- opening September 6th by Leticia Marie Sanchez Dionysus (aka Bacchus in Roman) was a busy deity; he was the god of, among other things,  wine, winemaking, religious ecstasy, madness and the theater. Multi-tasking Dionysus: “I wear…

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Theater Review: Macbeth at Lincoln Center Theater starring Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff– a Must See Production

November 2, 2013

Photography and text © 2013 Leticia Marie Sanchez Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered trademark By Leticia Marie Sanchez No gimmicks. No tricks. Just pure unadulterated Shakespeare. Jack O’Brien’s poetic interpretation of Macbeth at Lincoln Center Theater reveals the essence of Shakespere’s text. This is where the…

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Review- Noel Coward’s “Private Lives”

August 28, 2011

Noel Coward’s “Private Lives”– Just How Private? by Leticia Marie Sanchez In the International City Theater’s light-hearted production of “Private Lives,” divorced couple Elyot and Amanda cannot seem to live with-or without- each another. Caroline Kinsolving embodied the headstrong, alluring Amanda…

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Review: Rooting for the villain- the seductive powers of Richard III at Theatricum Botanicum

July 25, 2011

Rooting for the villain: the seductive powers of Richard III at Theatricum Botanicum By Leticia Marie Sanchez Nestled in a wooded glen, underneath the evening stars and accompanied by the hypnotic hum of crickets, Topanaga Canyon’s Theatricum Botanicum adds a dose of magic to Shakespeare. The outdoor…

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Review: The Real Housewife of Düsseldorf County—Clara Schumann

March 14, 2011

The Real Housewife of Düsseldorf County—Clara Schumann Israela Margalit’s “Trio,” currently playing at the Lounge 2 Theater in Hollywood, offers a window into the artistic triangle between Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms. Maragalit, a concert pianist, tied the play together with…

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Review: -Must See- Tennessee Williams puts the fun in dysfunctional at the Fountain Theater

February 28, 2011

Tennessee Williams puts the fun in dysfunctional at the Fountain Theater ©2011 by Leticia Marie Sanchez The Fountain Theatre’s “A House Not Meant To Stand” deserves a standing ovation.  The dynamic cast, its Gothic set spewing forth leaks, and the…

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Theater Review-So Farce, So Good at the ICT

May 22, 2009

So Farce, So Good:  Mark Twain’s “Is He Dead?” at the International City Theater, Long Beach     by Leticia Marie Sanchez      Mark Twain may be dead, but his work can still elicit quite a brouhaha. The hilarious…

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