Category: Scene in LA







May 2021



Covid-19 vaccinations are now available to everyone 16 and older who wants one, and recent reports indicate that the demand for vaccinations has decreased substantially due to hesitancy about taking the vaccine in the remaining unvaccinated population. Accordingly, we have seen restrictions on live theater eased to the point that reopening is possible on a very limited basis, but few theaters have been able to return to live performances yet, and so online offerings continue to be the mainstay of local offerings.


Our local theme parks have reopened or are reopening soon, at limited capacity, which is a welcome relief to many enthusiasts who are flocking to them in droves. Most require advance reservations online as well as advance ticket purchases. You will need an app in many to be able to take full advantage of those attractions they have reopened. Attendance is limited to California resident visitors in most parks. Please check their websites for details and availability before planning a trip to them:


Disneyland Resort

Disney’s California Adventure


Knott’s Berry Farm

(opening May 21)

Legoland California


SeaWorld San Diego


Six Flags Magic Mountain


Universal Studios Hollywood



Area theaters continue to expand their online offerings with more and more events to experience on a virtual basis. Some of these online events are only available on a one-time basis, while others are ongoing and can be viewed anytime on-demand. Visit each of the web sites below to see what they are currently offering. You will find free content as well as pay-per-view to choose from.


Here are the links to web sites with online offerings:



3-D Theatricals


A Noise Within


Antaeus Theatre




Boston Court Pasadena




Coeurage Ensemble


“Dogs Are Better Than


East West Players


Echo Theater Company


For the Record Live


Fountain Theatre


Garry Marshall Theatre


Gay Men’s Chorus of

Los Angeles


“Gideon and The Blundersnorp”


Hero Theatre


IAMA Theatre Company


International City Theatre


“John Cullum: An Accidental Star”


Kentwood Players


Laguna Playhouse


L.A. Chamber Orchestra


L.A. LGBT Center


L.A. Theatre Works (fee & free)


Loft Ensemble


Long Beach Opera


Morgan-Wixson Theatre


Moving Arts


Pasadena Playhouse


Pepperdine University


Robey Theatre Company


Rogue Artists Ensemble


Rubicon Theatre


Sacred Fools


Santa Monica Playhouse


Segerstrom Center for the Arts


Sierra Madre Playhouse


South Coast Repertory


Theatre 40


Theatre 68


The Blank Theatre (fee)


The Blank Theatre (free)


The Broad Stage


The Geffen Playhouse (fee)


The Group Rep


The Matrix Theatre “Scraps”


The Road Theatre Company


“The Romeros Quartet LIVE”


The Soraya


The Victory Theatre Center


The Wallis

The Wallis Studio Ensemble




West Coast Jewish Theatre


“Who I Am”




The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter every day now, but until we finally reach the other side of this pandemic, we encourage everyone to continue to stay safe by wearing a facemask and practicing proper social distancing whenever you are outside in public, and always when required by a place of business, even if you have already been vaccinated.


Our warmest wishes go out to all of our readers as we all continue to navigate the turbulent waters of this ever-changing pandemic riddled world we now live in! As always, we also want to send out a very special thanks to our Public Relations representatives who supply us with this great information, and to our editors who continue to publish these columns.




Steve Zall, Publisher

Sid Fish, Co-Publisher and Editor