Theaters of LA
I love the retro theaters here in LA. I might dedicate an entire blog to them – and their fonts! Much like Savannah, their architecture and unchanged look give the city a distinctive cinematic air: that “Back to the Future” feel. I love researching the history behind each one. Above, The Orpheum Theater on Broadway in downtown LA.
The Vintage Los Feliz 3 Cinemas, around the corner from my home here.
Sleep No More
I’d been wanting to see Sleep No More for ages, so I was thrilled to learn it’d be our company holiday event! ‘What in Hecate’s name is Sleep No More? A dance-theater horror show? A wordless, nonlinear mash-up of Macbeth and the darker psychosexual corners of Hitchcock? A six-story Jazz Age haunted house for grown-ups and anyone who’s ever entertained sick cineast-y fantasies of living inside a Kubrick movie? ’Tis all these, and more.’
Every detail, every dark corner, every sound was conceived with great specificity and meaning.
It’s a feast for the senses. I mean, I popped in to the sweet shop on floor four and had a nosh before continuing onward after Macduff!
By the end of the evening, I was covered in champagne and fake blood, but it was among the more electrifying theatrical pieces I’d experienced in some time. Go!
‘La Cage Aux Folles’
As soon as I got over Nathan Lane not being in it + Kelsey Grammar bearing an eerie resemblance to Joe Simpson, I LOVED IT!! A glittering gay good time, I tell you.
Plus, I picked up this excellent “La Cage Aux Folles” tee shirt. I come from a looong line of vacuuming crazies…