10 Goals I Hope to Achieve as Host of the 2nd Annual Valley Theatre Awards Happening this Monday, June 6th

Against all their better judgment (and mine) the organizers of the Valley Theatre Awards are bringing me back again to host the event on Monday, June 6th, 8pm at Acme Theatre, 5124-5126 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601. As was the case last year, I have some expectations, some short term, some long term. Here they are.10 Goals I Hope to Achieve as Host of the 2nd Annual Valley The...

Scratching the Seventh Year Itch - By Ezra Buzzington

It’s the same every year. No champagne bottle christening, no great send off, no starter gun alarum, not even so much as a wakeup call from a questionable hotel’s front desk precedes it. But, beginning around “National Dance Like A Chicken Day”, the...

8 Selling Points You Might Want to Rethink

“way better than the first one”“way better than the second one”“franchise”“CGI has come a long way”“Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu”“one-woman show”“90 minutes no intermission”&ldquo...

"The Big Snake" is Hard to Swallow

As ambitious as its title, The Big Snake or How I Got Eaten Alive on National Television and Lived to Tell About It! is writer/director Tom Cavanaugh’s attempt to sen...

"Sexy Maus" Brings a Seductive Spin on the Homeric Odyssey

Andrea Schell is that friend of yours who is the life of the party.  Entertaining, enthralling, smart, sexy, she can salvage the shoddiest dinner party by her mere presence.And there you have both the strength and weakness of “Sexy Maus” which is appearing as part of the 2016 Hollywood fringe.Schell is a dynamo as she relates her journey through some of continental Europe’s inviting capitals – her itinerary connecting her various destinations together to for...

Carla Delaney Corrals her "Voices"

Actress/voice over specialist Carla Delaney has successfully plied her craft in a number of performance outlets, including such animated TV fare as The Family Guy and The Cleveland Show, commercials (the voice of Carol Brady for Snickers) and reality TV (Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Dana Carvey’s First Impressions). Her one-person show, Voices, follows her intrepid journey in her efforts to reveal not only the source of her talent but her essence as a human being. Solo show guru Jessica Lynn Johnson helms the...

And the Winners of the 2016 Valley Theatre Awards Are...

Had a great time hosting for the second year in a row. Thanks to Paul Storiale and Dan Kane. And what a great turnout. They’re definitely going to have to find a bigger theater next year. Oh, and perhaps add playwriting as a category? Hello!Anyhow. Here are the nominees and the winners in bold.2016 VALLEY THEATRE AWARD WINNERSBEST ENSEMBLE: PLAY OR MUSICAL Comedy Of Errors – Jamaica Moon Productions/Gloria Gifford Conservatory Who Killed Santa – Theatre 68 S...

An Informal "Doctor in the House"

What the audience soon learns from his mildly awkward introductory remarks is that Dr. Ahmed Z. Kazmi is a British GP, living and practicing in Australia, currently intent on doing standup comedy at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. What ensues over the next 70 minutes is a good-natured, show-and-tell that not only provides a nice smattering of GP clinic humor and a bit of cogent medical advice, but also a sample of Dr. Ahmed’s vocal ability and terpsichorean prowess. But once the novelty of the good doctor&rs...

Bitter Lemons - Another Side

“Often it isn’t the initiating trauma that creates seemingly insurmountable pain, but the lack of support after”...


Giving offense can get you knocked down. So can bad timing. So can not having enough friends. So can costing your friends money. There are lots of ways to find yourself on your ass in the middle of the street. My friend Colin Mitchell is out of a job because he said the wrong thing. That’s how it goes when your job is to sell people what you think. Sometimes they don’t buy it.I come to bury Colin, not to praise him....

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