6751118 237840 9336738 8803289 6753178 2595589 4313455 1731858 6515717 6716454 7546596 7236481 4580340 544619 4298626 6218686 2261653 9632201 6025389 1733504 9343427

The LemonMeter

Top Rated Shows by Critics

Sweet 100%
bare naked angels: angels unaba...
Sweet 100%
to kill a mockingbird
Sweet 100%
always...patsy cline
Sweet 100%
the trouble we come from
Sweet 100%
tarzan
Sweet 100%
the misanthrope
Sweet 100%
the homecoming
Sweet 100%
green grow the lilacs
Sweet 100%
hairspray
Sweet 100%
dating: adults embracing failur...
Sweet 100%
august: osage county
see all

The LemonHeadMeter

Top Rated Shows by Audience

Sweet 100%
off book
see all

Shows Opening

No Score Yet
8/4/15
No Score Yet
8/7/15
No Score Yet
8/8/15
No Score Yet
8/13/15
No Score Yet
8/14/15
No Score Yet
8/14/15
No Score Yet
8/15/15
No Score Yet
8/19/15
No Score Yet
8/20/15
No Score Yet
9/4/15
see all

Shows Closing

No Score Yet
8/4/15
No Score Yet
8/6/15
Sweet 94%
8/8/15
No Score Yet
8/8/15
Sweet 100%
8/9/15
Bitter sweet 75%
8/9/15
Sweet 100%
8/9/15
No Score Yet
8/9/15
Bitter sweet 72%
8/9/15
Sweet 100%
8/9/15
see all



9784055

LA Weekly Officially Drops all "Long Form Theater Criticism"

LA Weekly officially drops all its "long form theater criticism" and Steve Leigh Morris pines and opines. read more
2563766

New Actors' Equity President Kate Shindle Releases Her First Statement...

New AEA president Kate Shindle releases her first statement and some of the LA membership is not buying what she's selling. read more
5264292

There Is No Try - by Ezra Buzzington

Earlier this week I was engaged in the briefest of debates with a lovely artist on a lovely social networking site about the quality of our modern American theatrical arts. Big surprise. After reading my article last week, her concern was founded in the belief that the theatre (Fringe in particular) is not meant to be perfect. After all, she pointed out, "No artist sets out to do weak work." True. But, that doesn't matter. Not unless one believes that an artist's good intentions and pure motivations are a high enough standard by which to judge their final result. This is not one of my core beliefs. read more
7275608

It's COW (Critique of the Week) Time Again Folks!

Bob Verini goes against the grain and calls A Night With Janis Joplin out for its diminished theatricality. read more
366936

Playhouse Fantasy Boy-Land

“Winona Ryder's not in your fantasy world?” “It's not like that,” said Timmy. “I mean the 1988 Winona Ryder.” read more
8183606

Newsflash: Theater is Alive and Well in Los Angeles (Evidence Within)

Every time I think I've had enough of the fear-based tail-chasing pettiness that permeates much of Los Angeles Theater I see a couple shows that pull me back into the mix and I'm reminded that even though LA Theater still remains in its adolescence when it comes to the business of making theater, at times, the theater itself soars and the rest of the bullshit fades away. read more
3479001

Is the Pro99 Movement Splintering?

It's hard to keep a "movement" steadfast especially when there are no moving targets to focus upon. They usually become distracted by other "causes". This was stated aptly by Hoyt Hilsman a few weeks ago. read more
6755040

What to See in Los Angeles Theater: Your Weekly LemonMeter Update

Here's your weekly travel guide to the shows that are getting all the critical love in Los Angeles: read more
2463084

Hollywood Fringe Favorite "Alien vs. Musical" to Get Full Run at Theatre Asylum

ALIEN VS. MUSICAL the runaway Hollywood Fringe hit, is being extended by Combined Artform’s Matthew Quinn at Theatre Asylum for a 6 week run, starting Friday August 7 at 8pm. read more
3114725

A cause, a cause! My theatre for a cause! By Ezra Buzzington

Lately I seem to be writing a great deal about the American theatre. I'm enjoying it immensely and, from the reports trickling back to me, it would appear that others have been as well. This thrills me no end. But, I keep asking myself why am I suddenly doing this? To be honest, I'm not sure. A sudden awareness of the importance of personal history plays a part, I think. Legacy and all that. But, I'm just not sure. What I do know is that looking back at the myriad experiences I've had and the decades of observations I've made seem to suddenly be culminating in a sort of mutiny of common sense resulting in an unexpected desire to make these things public. But to what end? read more
9277263

Friday

Depression: got. And then what? read more
4369014

The Bitter Lemons Imperative Remains Open for Business

In business only 3 months. 40 reviews published so far. A couple more in the chute. All paid for by the companies making the theater. All the critics doing the hard work being paid a reasonable wage for that hard work. Steven Stanley being hailed as the bastion of Los Angeles Theater Criticism by the Torch and Pitchfork crowd (if that just raised some hackles on the back of your neck then yes that's you). International controversy. Armageddon. So far so good. read more
7845402

What to See in Los Angeles Theater: Your Weekly LemonMeter Update

Here's your weekly travel guide to what's getting the best reviews in Los Angeles Theater, LemonHeads. We're pulling these shows write off our LemonMeter wire and you might want to take a gander at it as you make your weekend theater-going plans. read more
A 2309 m 3568156
A 2218 m 7391222
create an ad