Wicked Lit 2013 Brings Classic Horror Theatre to a Real Cemetery

By Deborah Brancic, Pasadena Now Correspondent

Pictured is the cast of Sleepy Hollow and producer/writers of Wicked Lit. In front: Eric DeLoretta (Ichabod Crane). In back from left: Shawn Savage (Brom Bones), Jonathan Josephson (producer/writer), Ilona Anna Kulinska (Katrina Von Tassel), Jeff G. Rack (producer/writer), Michael Prichard (Baltrus Van Tassel), David Reynolds (ensemble). Photo: Deborah Brancic

Pictured is the cast of Sleepy Hollow and producer/writers of Wicked Lit. In front: Eric DeLoretta (Ichabod Crane). In back from left: Shawn Savage (Brom Bones), Jonathan Josephson (producer/writer), Ilona Anna Kulinska (Katrina Von Tassel), Jeff G. Rack (producer/writer), Michael Prichard (Baltrus Van Tassel), David Reynolds (ensemble).
Photo: Deborah Brancic

Classic horror theater in a real cemetery? Nothing could be more perfect for Halloween.

Unbound Productions, a nonprofit theater company based in Los Angeles, has begun its fifth annual production of Wicked Lit, a series of plays adapting classic horror literature into an interactive experience for theater attendees. Continue reading

More Than Meets the Eye

When you check the website, Limelight Stage and Studios says that “live band karaoke” is on Thursdays from 10pm to 2am. If you wanted to confirm beforehand, the phone number would lead you nowhere. You get an answering service that tells you to leave a message. If you try to find a calendar of events, the website asks you to sign up for an email listserve.

As such, the only way to really find out what is going on at this karaoke pit-stop is to actually go in person. Located on Tremont Street near the Boston Common, it is a relatively bustling area, with a real college crowd. The neighborhood is always packed, with plenty of opportunity. However, finding Limelight, right across the street from Emerson College, proved to be quite a feat. I stopped and stared at the small sign, with absolutely no neon to draw the casual eye. “You have to be kidding me,” I thought to myself. Continue reading

By Watching the Watchers Posted in Nightlife

German Surfing At Its Best

Kings Restaurant cancelled karaoke this past Thursday night. Instead, they tuned the radio to the ever-present Republican debate, much to Nancy and Luis’ disappointment. Luis had been there many times before and wanted to show his friend a good time.

After the two of them sat down and ordered a drink, Luis asked the bartender when they would be able to sing. Once he found out that his go-to karaoke place would not cooperate with him that evening, he was done waiting. “We just left that place and came to Limelight,” he said.  Nancy looked at him and grinned. “I got dressed up and wanted to show it off,” she said cheerfully. What better way is there to flaunt a new outfit than to sing on stage at a karaoke bar? Continue reading

By Watching the Watchers Posted in Nightlife

Opening Credits

Being new to the blogging world, I believe I will get my feet wet with a lot of contemplation. I love the nightlife, especially the karaoke scene, and will focus mainly on music and all that comes with the world of rock and roll… the drugs, the partying. No, wait, that would be bad. Continue reading

By Watching the Watchers Posted in Nightlife