Registered Critic: Monique LeBleu

Monique A. LeBleu/Event Editor and Contributor.

A Prolific and Award-winning Lighting Designer Offers Some 'Sayeg' Advice

It is no exaggeration to say that multi-award-winning theatrical and Broadway Lighting Designer, Jared A. Sayeg, has a résumé containing a body of work listing over 400-plus shows, spanning from 1999 to the present. Although his work has largely been in musicals, ballet, traveling productions, and awards shows such as the LA Stage Alliance's Ovation … Continue reading A Prolific and Award-winning Lighting Designer Offers Some 'Sayeg' Advice


Writer, Director Matt Ritchey Talks Mr. Malcolm's Music Factory

Mr Malcolm's Music Factory is currently playing at The Broadwater Second Stage at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The show, which is specifically crafted to entertain families and children through puppetry, comedy, music, and general fun, addresses the range of emotions that school-aged children may be experiencing—the dark and oppressive kind—in order to bring them into … Continue reading Writer, Director Matt Ritchey Talks Mr. Malcolm's Music Factory


Theatre Row Fixture The Lounge Theatre Closes Fueled by Coronavirus Lockdowns

The Lounge Theatre recently announced that it has officially closed its doors due to the coronavirus epidemic and lockdowns. The Lounge Theatre, which is run and managed by Theatre Planners, and has been a part of the Hollywood Theatre Row community since 2005, has also been a venue participant in the annual Hollywood Fringe Festival … Continue reading Theatre Row Fixture The Lounge Theatre Closes Fueled by Coronavirus Lockdowns


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar: Virtual Online and Future Shows Now Registered - May 30 - April 5, 2020

Calling all Artists Better Lemons now includes all Online Live Events in our Calendar! Online Pre-recorded Events will be posted on our Video page! To register your virtual theater or performance events that are streaming at a specific time and date on our Event Registration page. If you have pre-recorded art since practicing social distancing, … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar: Virtual Online and Future Shows Now Registered - May 30 - April 5, 2020


The Show Must Go Online: Registered this week NEW Online Virtual and Future Shows on Better Lemons Calendar!

Calling all Artists Better Lemons will now include all Online Live Events and Online Pre-recorded Events in our Calendar! The first virtual event has registered on the Better Lemons! Be sure to register your virtual theater or performance events that are streaming at a specific time and date on our Event Registration page. Better Lemons … Continue reading The Show Must Go Online: Registered this week NEW Online Virtual and Future Shows on Better Lemons Calendar!


From Self-care to Self-promotion: Making your Social Media Marketing Work Better For You - PART I

As part of a series, this column highlights communication strategies for handling unpredictable circumstances and a variety of essential online tools and suggestions for you and your teams to implement in the coming days. As many productions are currently being put on hiatus, so are the kind of life activities outside of our homes that, … Continue reading From Self-care to Self-promotion: Making your Social Media Marketing Work Better For You - PART I


Ear Candy: Podcasts on Better Lemons Highlighting Live Shakespeare in L.A.

Better Lemons' podcasts cover a variety of interviews of show creatives in Los Angeles, with many recorded live and direct at the venues, and published on SoundCloud. These interviews are from productions that have already closed. Collected here are a series of interviews of show producers and artists who work toward providing live Shakespeare performances … Continue reading Ear Candy: Podcasts on Better Lemons Highlighting Live Shakespeare in L.A.


More L.A. Venue and Event Postponements, Updates, Cancellations, and Active Shows

Better Lemons has updated more shows in our calendar with any current postponements, updates, or cancelations due to coronavirus and concerns and actions towards the safety of theatre patrons where larger audiences are expected. Most venues are using directives by Governor Gavin Newsom and California Public Health and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announcements this week … Continue reading More L.A. Venue and Event Postponements, Updates, Cancellations, and Active Shows


L.A. Venues and Events That Are Postponing, Updating, or Canceling To Help Deter Coronavirus Spread and Protect the Public

UPDATES: 11-14-20 5:30 p.m. PST Better Lemons is currently in the process of updating our calendar with shows that have postponed, updated, or canceled due to coronavirus and concerns and actions towards the safety of theatre patrons. The following is a list of venues and shows that we have updated and have been updating currently. … Continue reading L.A. Venues and Events That Are Postponing, Updating, or Canceling To Help Deter Coronavirus Spread and Protect the Public


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – March 2 - 8, 2020

Better Lemons currently has over 140 shows NOW registered on the Better Lemons Calendar! Registered NEW this week are Art Shows, Musicals, Comedy, Cabaret, Solo, Readings, and more: For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Wait Until Dark Share on social media. [instagram url=https://twitter.com/BetterLemons/status/1234960382424428558] Bernhardt/Hamlet Share on social media. [instagram url=https://twitter.com/BetterLemons/status/1234979974890676224] One … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – March 2 - 8, 2020


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – February 25 - March 1, 2020

Musicals, Comedy, Cabaret, Immersive, Solo, Readings, Kid-friendly shows, and more now registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. The Serpent Share on social media. [instagram url=https://twitter.com/BetterLemons/status/1232462545224491008] LA Fest by Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA Share on social media. [instagram url=https://twitter.com/BetterLemons/status/1232462879040753665] The Bindings Share on social media. [instagram url=https://twitter.com/BetterLemons/status/1232465074201083904] … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – February 25 - March 1, 2020


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – February 17 - 24, 2020

Musicals, Comedy, Cabaret, Variety shows, and more now registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Law & Order: The Musical! Share on social media. [instagram url=https://twitter.com/BetterLemons/status/1229350683566125058] Love in Bloom Share on social media. [instagram url=https://twitter.com/BetterLemons/status/1230573057934266380] Dead Man's Cell Phone Share on social media. [instagram url=https://twitter.com/BetterLemons/status/1230575026048503809] Twisted … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – February 17 - 24, 2020


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – February 10 - 16, 2020

Musicals, Comedy, Cabaret, Variety shows, and more now registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. For The Love of the Glove Share on social media. [instagram url=https://twitter.com/BetterLemons/status/1228072418620645376] Hot Tragic Dead Thing Share on social media. [instagram url=https://twitter.com/BetterLemons/status/1228413486507724805] FERTILE Share on social media. [instagram url=https://twitter.com/BetterLemons/status/1228414688985329664] Law & … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – February 10 - 16, 2020


Valentine's Weekend and Beyond: The Other Way to Celebrate Love With the Lights Out

Like a box of chocolates, here's a rich and varied collection of L.A. theatrical, comedy, magic, and variety shows, readings, and classic films to enjoy for your Valentine's, Galentine's, or Palentine's Weekend--and beyond--currently registered on Better Lemons' Calendar. Loves Me/Loves Me Not Share on social media. [instagram url=https://twitter.com/BetterLemons/status/1213643342795460608] She Loves Me Share on social media. … Continue reading Valentine's Weekend and Beyond: The Other Way to Celebrate Love With the Lights Out


Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – February 4 - 9, 2020

Rooftop Film Festivals, Musicals, Comedy, Magic, Shakespeare, Cabaret, Variety shows, and more now registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. Ragtime The Musical Share on social media. [instagram url=https://twitter.com/BetterLemons/status/1225296993456705537] The Bogeyman Share on social media. [instagram url=https://twitter.com/BetterLemons/status/1225437053745319936] ROD ROGET’S CELEBRITY NIGHTCAP at Zombie Joe's Underground Share … Continue reading Now Registered on the Better Lemons Calendar – February 4 - 9, 2020

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