Theatre in Chicago Launches Sister Site in Los Angeles

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The creators of TheatreInChicago.com, the all-in-one website for everything theatre-related in the greater Chicago area, are pleased to announce the launch of http://www.TheatreInLA.com.

The creators of TheatreInChicago.com, the all-in-one website for everything theatre-related in the greater Chicago area, are pleased to announce the launch of http://www.TheatreInLA.com. With well over a hundred theatre companies and venues spread out over thousands of square miles, navigating the greater L.A. theatre scene can be daunting. TheatreInLA.com will make it easy for patrons and industry folks alike to stay abreast of what's happening where.

As a companion website to TheatreInChicago.com, TheatreInLA.com will serve the greater Los Angeles area with the same array of features found on its sister site, including theatre news, reviews, announcements of show openings and closings, seating charts, links to nearby restaurants, and much more. "I think TheatreInLA will be a very beneficial tool for the L.A. theatre community to take advantage of," says TheatreInChicago founder and editor Mark Meyer. "TheatreInChicago is the one of the top theatre sites in Chicago, and we are constantly hearing feedback from users about how much it helps them keep track of what shows are playing and deciding what shows to see. I hope the new TheatreInLA site will help those in the Los Angeles be kept up to date on their theatre scene as well."

The Review Round-up has been one of the popular features of TheatreInChicago, serving as it does as a kind of "Rotten Tomatoes of Chicago theatre", an organized, easy to navigate clearinghouse for all the reviews of all the shows currently running. Its simple grading scale, running from Highly Recommended to Not Recommended (roughly equivalent to a four-star rating system), makes it easy to gauge critical reactions, and in addition notates which productions have been "Jeff Recommended", or in the case of L.A. theatre, "Ovation Recommended".

Although founder/editor Mark Meyer is based in Chicago, he has a team in L.A. that he works with to keep up with the events in the area. "The idea is that, while I live and work in Chicago, I have a team of people living and working in L.A. that will be the eyes and ears of TheatreInLA and serve as a liaison between the website and industry people," says Meyer.

TheatreInLA, like TheatreInChicago, will not charge membership or subscription fees for its use. In addition, it will not charge theatres or production entities to have their shows listed on the site. This allows the site to have the most robust database of shows around.

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