25 February 2020

PASSION tickets on sale, IG takeover, and SFNW2020!

I sing to lighten the impact of your heavy cooking!

photo by Jessica Sherman

I'm in PASSION at the Boston Court, opening March 14th!
It's hard to describe how excited I am, so here are some highlights:

- Returning to the Boston Court for the first time since 2012, when my daughter was born mid-run and I somehow didn't miss a performance of The Government Inspector

- Reuniting with director Michael Michetti, who cast me in my first play in Los Angeles

- Getting to play once again with the great Ted Barton, the Boss in Of Mice and Men

- Learning intense choreo on the BC stage with Mark Doerr, my castmate from The Treatment

- Playing a frustrated opera singer (a stretch, I know)

- Singing an intimate musical arranged without body mics, a thrill to someone who learned to sing before ubiquitous amplification

- Diving into my first (?!) Sondheim production, in arguably his most operatic work, full of achingly beautiful music

Rehearsal in progress... you won't believe the intricacy of this production!
Get your tickets now!

If full-price doesn't work for you right now, check Today Tix and/or come to a Preview starting March 5th!

SFNW2020 is underway! 

We kicked off last night with Audrey Cefaly's gracefully wrenching ALABASTER, and return next Monday with Holly Arsenault's near-future speculative fiction THE GREAT INCONVENIENCE.

Tickets and further details:  sacredfools.org/misc/newworks

L-R:  Kathy Bell Denton, Crystal Keith, Glenda Suggs, Jessica Sherman, Lisa Anne Nicolai

I'm taking a break from The Broadwater Plunge while working on PASSION, but look for me to start popping up again once the show opens!  Let me know when you're coming so I can come out and say Hi after! - j

Copyright © 2020 Jacob Sidney, All rights reserved.

11 December 2019

Waiting for Waiting for Godot EXTENDS on raves from the LA Times and more!

What kind of people hang around waiting for a promise that doesn't come?

Waiting for Waiting for Godot EXTENDS through Sat 21 Dec, with rave reviews across the board!  I'll be hanging out at the Plunge after the show Friday if you want to say Hi!  Click a date for on-line tickets, just $15 for any show...

Friday 13 December, 8pm*
*Marian Gonzalez in for Julie Marchiano
Saturday 14 December, 8pm
Sunday 15 December, 5pm
Monday 16 December, 8pm

Thursday 19 December, 8pm
Friday 20 December, 8pm
Saturday 21 December, 8pm

Performing at:
The Broadwater Second Stage
6320 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90038

More info!
production photos by Jessica Sherman

Bruno Oliver as Ester

LA Times:

"a raw and revealing glimpse into the actor's existential dilemma...

careens, amusingly, between vaudevillian slapstick and metaphysical absurdism...

could have come straight out of an old Laurel and Hardy one-reeler...

an acid-etched valentine to... those intrepid aspirants who forgo an easy path for the strenuous and oft thankless service of art"

Julie Marchiano as Laura

Travis Michael Holder:

"With tongue firmly planted in cheek, Hanson gets it, his hilarious little gem of a play perfectly capturing any artist's age-old dilemma—and so do director Jacob Sidney and his exemplary pair of veteran physical comedians

a too-brief turn from Julie Marchiano as the boys' resident Mae Busch... particularly watchable looking on in amazement...

should be recognized as one of the best and most memorable things to play here in El Lay this year"
Joe Hernandez-Kolski as Val

Stage Raw:

"Full of stellar physical humor, entertaining wisecracking riffs, and philosophical discussions...

Physicality is where the play shines...  Steady overall direction (Jacob Sidney), particularly in fighting (Edgar Landa)...

Hernandez-Kolski is spot-on as the wide-eyed innocent... Oliver fully embodies the know-it-all doofus whose rationale stirs straight into insanity. Julie Marchiano... is the ultimate foil...
Me at the Plunge!  Photo by Marsha Reagan

The SoCal Review:

"Prior to viewing the show, I got a drink with a friend at The Broadwater Plunge next door.

Oliver and Hernandez-Kolski were wonderfully cast... Julie Marchiano played Laura the assistant stage manager so convincingly, with no-nonsense...

a fun, interesting evening at the theatre that gets to the heart of what it means to wake up every morning and need to create"

I've got a slightly new schedule at The Broadwater Plunge!  Catch me Wed-Thu-Fri and SUNday nights...

I hope you're staying warm!

 - j

Copyright © 2019 Jacob Sidney, All rights reserved.

20 November 2019

inspired... brilliant... genius at work... a must see...

Doesn't seem so absurd to me...

Waiting for Waiting for Godot returns this Friday and Saturday at 8pm, and the early reviews are raves across the board!  I'll be hanging out at the Plunge after the show Friday if you want to say Hi!

If those are tough times, we still have two Sunday shows coming up:  Dec 1st and 8th at 5pm.  Come soon!

The Broadwater Second Stage
6320 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90038


Bruno Oliver as Ester and Joe Hernandez-Kolski as Val, photo by Jessica Sherman

"This production is blessed with two extraordinary comedic actors... under the inspired direction of Jacob Sidney..."

"It would take pages to describe the show's inspired physical comedy... "

"There is genius at work here."

- Paul Myrvold's TheatreNotes


Get $15 Tickets for the run 
Julie Marchiano as Laura, photo by Jessica Sherman

"Banter and hijinx prevail without a hitch... "

"We are taken to school by the intrusion of ASM (assistant stage manager) Laura... "


"Director Jacob Sidney has this essentially two hander well under control as it bustles apace."

"WFWFGodot is a must see."

- On Stage Los Angeles

I've got a slightly new schedule at The Broadwater Plunge!  Catch me Wed-Thu-Fri and SUNday nights...

I hope you're staying dry!

 - j

Copyright © 2019 Jacob Sidney, All rights reserved.