August 20, 1998
"Present Laughter"--Robert Curtis Brown, above, portrays the vain Garry Essendine and Kaitlin Hopkins a predatory vamp in Noel Coward's comedy at the Pasadena Playhouse. * "The Cervantes Project"--Stages Theatre Center celebrates its 18th anniversary by staging the Cervantes Interludes: "The Sentinel of Love" and "The Theatre of Wonders" through Sunday. * "You Better Work!
April 7, 1990 |
Singer Kaitlin Hopkins has a lot going for her. At the relatively young age of 25, her voice has already matured into a warmly expressive instrument. Hopkins looks good, has an easy on-stage manner, and clearly has inherited many of the superb acting instincts of her mother, Shirley Knight. Her opening set at the Cinegrill Wednesday night was a well-rehearsed, carefully planned exercise in contemporary cabaret.
February 25, 1990 |
Highlander II (Davis-Panzer). Shooting in Argentina. Russell Mulcahy, director of the 1986 original, which stiffed here but scored big overseas, returns with Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery reprising their respective characters. Time traveling again presents the spine of the film with past, present and future all getting ample screen time. Producers Peter S. Davis and William N. Panzer. Also stars Virginia Madsen and Michael Ironside. The Invisible Maniac (Smoking Gun). Shooting in L.A.
November 14, 2000 |
A supernatural, quicksilver version of Carole Lombard, this is one ghost who can haunt the Greater Los Angeles area all she likes. Audiences will be the happier for it. The ghost--well, technically, the actress playing the ghost--is Kaitlin Hopkins, and at present she is proving herself an excellent Elvira, the "morally untidy" shade of novelist Charles Condomine's first wife, in the Pasadena Playhouse revival of Noel Coward's endlessly revisited "Blithe Spirit." It's not a memorable production.
January 2, 1994 |
Many "Another World" fans were upset when Anna Holbrook left the show in 1991 after her character, Sharlene Frame Hudson, was presumed dead in a boat explosion. Well, Holbrook fans, the actress is returning to "Another World" in the new role of Kate Baker. In the new story line, Kate arrives in Bay City with two children: a teen-age boy, Jess, and a younger girl, Wendy. Everything about Kate will be mysterious.
November 14, 1997 |
Many of us have forgotten Bat Boy--that pointy-eared, sharp-toothed, bug-eyed specimen whose one-time appearance on a 1992 tabloid cover set new standards of sorts for desktop computer photo fakery. But obscurity hasn't stopped Actors' Gang from dramatizing his story in "Bat Boy: The Musical," the company's original contribution to this year's Loco Motion festival.