I'm in the midst of packing, cleaning, and getting ready for a 2 month pilgrimage. And what am I doing 3 nights before my drive away from LA? F-ing around on the internet. Seriously, I need to tell you about all the wonderful things that my friends are doing in this town! Dancing, improvisation, acting, musicians, more acting - really, what more could you ask for?
Young Storytellers Foundation - just as a wee plug - Set your DVR's for "Eye on LA" this Saturday, June 20 (6:30 PM, ABC Channel 7) and see a very special segment featuring the Young Storytellers at Betty Plasencia Elementary. - I do believe this will have footage from the performance I was privileged enough to be a part of. If not, who cares? You should know about this fantastic group.
Ark Theatre Company
Hedda Gabler - the happiest show on earth! (Does my droll sense of humor come across)? I plan on seeing it tonight. I can't wait to see my friends tear up the stage.
Friday night is the last of the Summer Shows. Boo. This will be the last thing I see before I go driving away. $10, free drinks, live band, brilliant improv, you will love it.
This company just don't quit with the shows! Madness in Valencia is still running, my friend Michael Holmes is getting some great reviews, Friday night they have Magnum Opus, and on Saturday - Serial Killers. Two original creations from Sacred Fools, two brilliant and f'in funny shows.
My friend Jim McCaffree is performing in their One Act Festival - read a review from Backstage West here.
Perry Smith, who was in my Project 22 at The Hothouse, is currently performing in BEGGARS IN THE HOUSE OF PLENTY. She and her cast have been getting wonderful reviews, and have had the honor of getting extended!
Pin-up Girls -
Davis Neves is dancing! Woot! You can see her in two shows this weekend. Here with The Pin-up girls at Dragonfly at 11pm this Friday night. Click on the link for their info on MySpace.
Davis also gets to dance for this fantastic band. Paul Newman gets to perform as well, and you will love their brilliance on stage, while they play at the Elysium Festival this Saturday night.
Another friend and fabulous dancer, Sarah gets to perform in a piece at the Debbie Reynolds Showcase this weekend. Sarah is also an aerialist, and even teaches classes!
Rumor has it, I also have friends performing more improvisation at another locale. Once I get that confirmed, I'll let you know! I don't think you could ever have enough improvisation in your life, especially when it involves great artists that are alumni from The Hothouse.
THERE'S NO REASON FOR YOU TO STAY IN THIS WEEKEND! GO OUT AND SUPPORT THE ARTS AND MY FRIENDS!
And on one final note, before I go back to packing one more box, Aarti Paarti Quick Bites, has yet another episode up and going! She's cooking some flank steak (looks so good!), and even has a gunfight - with bananas. Trust me, it's a good episode.