DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Of all the fairytale princesses in the land of happy endings, Cinderella currently commands the spotlight.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - In Japanese culture there’s tatemae — the façade you show to the world — and honne, the silent truth that bubbles beneath the surface, forced down by generational breeding of self-repression. It’s an internal conflict that is examined in Susan Soon He Stanton’s fascinating but slightly sluggish Takarazuka!!!.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - The most prominent and famed form of Japanese theater is kabuki, and although many people may not realize it, the art form has long only utilized male actors. Female roles exist, but they are portrayed by cross-dressing men.