G&S, barkeeps and cowpokes in “Gunfight at the Not-so-OK Saloon

If you think opera is too highbrow for the average audience, then you’ll be very sorry to have missed yesterday’s encore performance of the one-act Gunfight at the Not-So-Ok Saloon. The Gilbert-&-Sullivan-style slapstick musical comedy, a player in this summer’s Hollywood Fringe Festival, was extended after multiple sold-out performances at the 60-seat McCadden Place Theater … Read more

‘Carmen’ and the refugees: Celestial Opera’s season finale

by Eleen Hsu-Wentlandt, Review Coordinator Celestial Opera Company presented Georges Bizet’s Carmen at the Women’s Club of South Pasadena, wrapping up the run of four performances in their longtime home. Hats off to the creative team for optimizing the essential elements of the music and plot into a swift 2 hours and 20 minutes, plus … Read more

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