Patrick Chavis is the creator, designer, podcast/writer and head editor at LA Theatre Bites since its inception in 2016. Because of the massive size of the Los Angeles area and it's large theatre presence. Patrick decided to create short review podcasts instead of the traditional written review format allowing reviewers to see more shows and connect more authentically with theatre fans.
Dead Accounts @ Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro - Review - SoundCloud (228 secs long, 12 plays)Play in SoundCloud
Dead Accounts is the story of a brother, a sister, and a surprise reunion that turns their family upside down. A $27 million secret proves that the truth can be complicated. Taken from the website.
May 16 – June 9,2019
REVOLUCIONES @ The Los Angeles Theatre Center - REVIEW - SoundCloud (188 secs long)Play in SoundCloud
Una Madre en busca de su hijo desaparecido en un régimen totalitario enfrenta el devenir de la pérdida a través de los tiempos; cuestionándolo todo. Los románticos libertadores terminan oprimiendo la eterna rebeldía. La madre vive hasta que muere el sol, y hay que quemar el cielo si es preciso, por vivir. Las revoluciones siempre serán cíclicas.
A Mother in search of her disappeared son in a totalitarian regime faces the evolution of the loss through the times; questioning everything. The liberating romantics end up oppressing eternal rebellion. The mother lives until the sun dies, and you have to burn the sky if necessary, to live. Revolutions will always be cyclical.
3D Theatricals : The Secret Garden the Musical @ Cerritos Performing Arts Center - Review - SoundCloud (339 secs long, 6 plays)Play in SoundCloud
Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved victorian classic, The Secret Garden, blossoms anew in this enchanting musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. When young Mary Lennox loses her parents to a cholera outbreak in India, she is sent to live with her uncle, hermit Archibald Craven, who lives in an imposing, secluded manor on the British heath. Inside the haunting house upon the hill, Mary finds a reclusive, long-suffering collection of souls. Since her aunt Lily’s death, Mary’s uncle has pushed away his surviving loved ones, leaving his bedridden son, Colin, alone. Sickly Colin, hidden away in the depths of the manner, bears the guilt of his mother’s death on his crippled shoulders. When Mary discovers her Aunt Lily’s hidden garden, locked shot and overgrown with vines, stubborn Mary is determined to revive the beauty that once was. Surrounded by spirits from the past, who both warn and welcome her, determined Mary begins to peel away the layers of sadness that cover the house and the garden, showing us the power that “one small girl” can have when she “wants things to grow.” Taken from the website.
May 3 – 19, 2019
Interview with Micheal Leoni Creator of Famous Playing Now @ The 11:11 Theatre in West Hollywood - SoundCloud (887 secs long, 8 plays)Play in SoundCloud
Set in 1994, FAMOUS takes audiences into a world ruled by sex, money, and power taken at any cost. Just nominated for his first Oscar, Jason Mast is throwing a celebratory party at his Hollywood Hills home that serves as the backdrop for an intricate plan to confront his past with the night unfolding at an adrenaline-rushed pace. Driven by a devastating need to expose the truth, Jason’s attempt to control the outcome of the evening ignites a chain of events that push the boundaries of real friendship and reveals the true cost of fame. Taken from the website.
FAMOUS @ The 11:11 in West Hollywood - Review - SoundCloud (175 secs long, 4 plays)Play in SoundCloud
Set in 1994, FAMOUS takes audiences into a world ruled by sex, money, and power taken at any cost. Just nominated for his first Oscar, Jason Mast is throwing a celebratory party at his Hollywood Hills home that serves as the backdrop for an intricate plan to confront his past with the night unfolding at an adrenaline-rushed pace.
SKYLIGHT @ THE CHANCE THEATRE IN ANAHEIM HILLS – Review - SoundCloud (165 secs long, 5 plays)Play in SoundCloud
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant, a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires. Can they find their way back to each other, or has the time for their tumultuous romance reached its end? Taken from the website.
Sixty-six Theater Company presents: My Thing of Love @ Marilyn Monroe Theatre - Review - SoundCloud (118 secs long, 12 plays)Play in SoundCloud
This dark comedy is about a marital triangle in which the wife tries to save the marriage, the husband seeks self understanding and the waif like mistress craves attention. Originally produced by the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago to glowing reviews. Taken from the website.
(photo credit: Keri Kilgo) (graphic credit Tim Gabor)
Interview with Homeward LA Founder Jason Lesner - SoundCloud (665 secs long, 7 plays)Play in SoundCloud
Over 10 days in April 2018, nearly 300 actors performed in 26 productions of monologues, based on stories from people who have been homeless. The productions were seen by nearly 2,000 people in venues all around Los Angeles, raising approximately $55,000 for The Midnight Mission.
This year, from April 26 to May 5, Homeward LA will be staging new stories from those who strive to find their way home in 50 productions across the city. Join us as we inspire the community to come together and end homelessness.
Tickets are $20 and all proceeds go to The Midnight Mission, a nonprofit on Skid Row that provides shelter, food, education and more to LA’s homeless population. If you cannot attend, please consider donating to the cause via the donate button below. Taken from the website.
Telenovela @ Actors Workout Studio in North Hollywood - Review - SoundCloud (126 secs long, 8 plays)Play in SoundCloud
The story follows the bitter and melodramatic rivalry between the Lajarra and Azucar families, Mexico’s biggest wine and tequila makers, and their fight for power. Passion, revenge, betrayal, grapes and tequila are all in a day’s work. Taken from thewebsite.
Tiny Beautiful Things @ Pasadena Playhouse - Review - SoundCloud (136 secs long, 3 plays)Play in SoundCloud
Nia Vardalos reprises the role she originated in her stage adaptation of acclaimed author Cheryl Strayed’s NewYorkTimes Bestseller of the same name. Conceived by Vardalos (writer/actor of MyBigFatGreekWedding), Thomas Kail (Director of Hamilton) and Marshall Heyman (Journalist, WallStreetJournal), this uniquely uplifting NewYorkTimes Critics’ Pick is about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken and finding the courage to take on the questions which have no answers. The Playhouse brings you The Public Theater’s production of this touching new play. Taken from the website