January 26, 2008
'A Purple Cabaret': The theater listings in The Guide on Thursday said that "A Purple Cabaret: The 'Reel' Songs of Hollywood" would be performed Monday at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles. That event has been canceled. (The listing also appears in this Sunday's Arts & Music section of Calendar.)
December 8, 2007 |
"Girls Night." Wow. There's a show title and a marketing catchphrase in one concise, easy-to-remember package. And it's on the marquee of the Coronet Theatre, longtime home to "Menopause: The Musical." It would appear that a license to print money has just been issued. But not so fast. This concept musical -- gal pals gathered for a karaoke song fest -- is no "Menopause" or "Marvelous Wonderettes" or "Mamma Mia!"
August 17, 2002 |
These days the penis can't get no respect. Health professionals label it toxic if not downright lethal. Prosecutors denounce it as a blunt offensive weapon. And those endless e-mail spam offers to enlarge it cast suspicion on even the most innocent exhibitionists. Who can point with pride to manhood in such shriveling times? David Friend and Simon Morley, that's who.
April 19, 2000 |
Never been to live theater? Unfamiliar with theaters in your neighborhood? Ever wanted to take a peek backstage, or watch your children take an acting workshop? The third annual "Kids' Week at the Theatre," with family-friendly events happening throughout Los Angeles County, is your ticket. It was created to spark kids' and families' interest in theatergoing, and has been greatly expanded this year. Presented by A.S.K.
November 21, 1999 |
An upstairs space at the Coronet Theatre is about to open. Called, simply enough, Upstairs at the Coronet, it has been approved by the fire department for a maximum capacity of 168. But there probably will be about 150 seats for the opening show on Dec. 3, "Late Nite Catechism." Theatergoers who usually turn left when they enter the Coronet courtyard--in order to reach the lobby next to the main 284-seat theater--will turn right and climb stairs to reach "Catechism."
June 28, 1999 |
Some shows, you leave humming the scenery; others, the costumes. "Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly" sends you out humming the sequins on the costumes. The wigs alone in this exuberant eyeful of a revue, now making its Los Angeles debut at the Coronet Theatre, are like tone poems of camp: pillowy, cartoon-land creations, threatening to lift the men beneath them somewhere, fully aloft. These wigs are big. They're also witty enough to be spun off into their own series.