Theatre in LA: Here to Stay

Just in case you’re still one of those non-believers (commonly known as transplants to LA), the LA Times’ Culture Monster blog has published a list of theatre productions in LA that have recently announced they’re extending their run through the holiday season.  This really is the season that proves you can experience a thriving, live theatre scene in LA.

On Culture Monster’s list, you’ll find The Blank Theatre’s “The Santaland Diaries,” adapted from David Sedaris’ broadcasts on NPR now running through December 20.  The Pasadena Playhouse makes the cut with their production, also running through December 20, of “Baby It’s You!.” Culture Monster didn’t leave out “A Big Gay North Hollywood Wedding,” playing at the Crown City Theatre through (guess when?) December 20.  Also in North Hollywood, they’ve recommended “Just Imagine,” which is a tribute to John Lennon’s music at the Noho Arts Center.

Earlier this week, we set you straight on “Arias With a Twist,” on now at REDCAT and if you haven’t yet bought your tickets to the Geffen Playhouse’s “Equivocation,” you should run, don’t walk – both shows made CM’s list.  If the La Jolla Playhouse isn’t too far of a jaunt for you, their production of “Bonnie and Clyde” looks like a sure thing.  One show that was just overlooked by CM hasn’t opened just yet – the supposedly hysterical Jane Austen Unscripted coming soon to the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.  That’s one we won’t miss for anything.

If you still think your city’s theatre scene trumps LA’s, you’re just too stubborn to see all the cultural advantages around you.  It’s all good, that’s more seats at the theatre for us!